Sunday, July 25, 2010

5 things that I made from these old Japanese Magazine

I love Japanese fashion magazine and catalogue book. And I own quite a lot of them at home as well. They are from publish year of 1992 till now. Some very old one started to torn due to my frequence reading on them. I love to flip thru all the magazines once in a while to get inspiration on crafty ideas. I even have a stalk beside my bed that I read every night before sleep. But they are really occupied lots of my storage space. I have a very limited storage space at home. Due to this reason, I started to make use of these magazines to recycle and remake them to other usable items like :

1) Little or mini envelopes with theme. I have been cut out cute animations, pictures or advertisements from magazine to form to these little envelopes. They are really cute. Could be use for storage of little goodies like stamps, polaroid, little gift bag for sweets, earrings etc.

2) Paper punchies. After I have choose and cut out the pages for envelopes making, I use the remaining paper to punch out little shape paper punchies. They are great to use in scrapbooking, card making or decoration.

3) Shipping or gift tag. I cut out some of the nice pictures that I can not be able to make envelopes to glue to little handmade tag from cardstock to form a shipping or gift tag. They are simple and nice to use.

4) Cover for notebook. I also use some of the nice animation from the magazine to cover with cardboard to make it to a note book cover. You can see that the Japanese Charactors from the magazine has added in some unique to the notebook.

5) Collage. I tried to make use of all pages from the magazine without waste. And I use the scrap paper for my crafty collage book. All remaining of the paper cut out or pages that I find interesting, I will paste them to my collage book as collection.

I'm collecting small pieces of the magazine paper after all projects that I could make of in a big plastic bag. That will be for my next recycle project to make a whole new piece of paper. Planning of soaking all the small pieces of paper in water and blending them to become paper pulp. I have a goal to save the environment by reduce the paper wastage. Hopefully my goal will success. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New key chains at shop

Making some new key chains that I would be selling at Little Teeth Shop. They are in cute little plastic key tag with animal shape of penguin, koala, kitty, bear, mice and bunny. Middle of the key tag is the area you could write test on or just replace it with photo. Really cute to use.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Great paper crafts site

These little 3D pop up paper ribbons are really cute!! I want to make them once I saw them from this paper crafts website. You can find lots of great free DIY projects on paper crafts in it like greeting cards, 3D animals, calenders, scrapbookings etc. A must visit website to all.
Picture from Canon Creative Park
3D pop up paper ribbon pattern.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I spotted my envelope at meet me at mike's

I spotted my envelope that I sent to "meet me at mike's" for The Envelopes Project. Glad to know it is safely delivered to the destination. ;) Do have a look at meet me at mike's window display, it's full of envelopes and they are all very creatively made.

Photo from meet me at mike's

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Giveaway - Pudding Bear Handphone Charm

I bought this little Pudding Bear phone charm quite some times ago and never been using it. It's a little bit too kiddo for me. :) Instead of just keeping it, I'm now give it away. Hopefully it will go to someone that really love and need it.

No costs at all and open to all. Just leave a comment and your email address on this post. I will draw a lucky winner at 31st of July and will annouce the winner then.

Some info on the phone charm :
Size (bear) : 4cm height x 3cm width
Size (whole charm with strip) : 10.5 cm length.
Come with a cute pillow gift box as well.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I made spiral paper flowers

Found this very cute video tutorial on how to make spiral paper flowers . It's a great tutorial and easy to follow. Last Friday over at lunch time during works, I made these few spiral paper flowers out of mailer postcard. Really cute, will use them to decorate my album and notebook.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Onigiri mold make it easy

I still remember when I first learn to make Japanese rice ball (onigiri) using my own hand as mold. What I had learn to make was those very traditional triangle type. Big, simple and 1 shape, triangle. :) But now, there are lots of different molds in various shape that enable you to make various shape of onigiri. Big, small, animal, round, triangle...... Just name it and you can make it from molds.

1) 4 in 1 with shape of bunny, star, flower and bear. You could make 4 one time. Size : 3 x 3 x 2cm.

2) Set of 3 animal mold with shape of doggy, bear and bunny. Make onigiri one at a time. Size : 4 x 4 x 3cm

3) Make 3 triangle shape onigiri mold. Size : 3 x 3 x 3 cm

4) Make 3 cyclinder shape onigiri mold. Size : 3 x 3cm diameter.

Available at Little Teeth Shop.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Winner of Miffy ball pen giveaway is...

And the winner is ..... "That Girl". Congratulation! Please contact me at email address of "at" gmail "dot" com and provide your contact address in order for me to mail your gift. :)

Once again, thank you for all that take part in this giveaway. Stay tune, I will have another giveaway soon in next two weeks.