stuff#137 | handmade and cheap

on a thursday, clara and i decided on a spur of the moment, to pay a visit to the sri rampai night market, near where we are staying now. usually when we go night markets like this, the intent is just to eat all the tidbits and snacks that they are selling. who knew we…

stuff#129 | charmed

my latest online buy is from Colors City Shop, from whom I have purchased handmade accessories from. It is difficult for me to source out these diy charms, i just dunno where to find them. so when i saw them online, i cannot resist selecting from tonnes of choices available. i bought 1m ribbon from…

diy#23 | the girl with the camera

finally i decided to make another vintage brooch. i wanted to try something different so i experimented with a different design this time. i didn’t make it into a bow-shaped ribbon. and i used one of my mom’s old handbag chain this time. it’s gold with little sparklies. the center pic, it took me a…

diy#22 | midnight blue and stud

yes, another headband. don’t mind the tape in the pic. its there to hold the black elastic while waiting for the glue to dry. i got inspired by this headband from Forever 21. i love the colour and the simplicity. so using yasmine tran’s blog as inspiration as well, i made another headband, this time…

diy#21 | 2PM love ring

recently i learn how to make button rings. but i decided to take it one notch higher by learning how to decorate and put in some add-ons. that is how i came up with this 2PM fan ring. i used a piece of flat button as the base and sew it to a keychain ring…

diy#20 | green and silver is slytherin

this is a very simple D-I-Y idea. i got inspired after seeing some vintage clinchers online. so all i did was stitch the frame of the earring to a piece of ribbon. then i sew the clasps at the ends of the ribbon. very easy. but i think the ribbon is a little too soft,…

diy#19 | vintage brooch

my mom being a shopaholic even back in her old days, has this huge collection of vintage jewelry. mostly buttons, brooches and necklaces. i actually was looking in her jewelry box for vintage buttons but instead i found this gorgeous vintage brooch. i absolutely love the vintage feel of it, so much so it has…

diy#18 | homage to audrey hepburn

about a month ago, when i was shopping at sg wang with WY, i came across a gorgeous audrey hepburn ribbon brooch at one of the shops. i really wanted to buy it but at RM29, i think it is quite pricey for just a brooch. i would have almost went back to buy it…

diy#17 | when the sun is on my finger

my mom has this collection of vintage buttons thanks to her shopaholic ways that started way before. since she doesn’t use those buttons anymore, i decided to look through the box to see what little vintage treasures i will fine. lo and behold, i found this cute button the shape of a sun. i wasn’t…

diy#16 | white and silver knot

when i went to bangkok two years ago, i bought lots of this elastic headbands for RM2 each. although they are a lot more comfortable but with my short hair now, it gets harder to wear them. so i decided to experiment by changing the elastic type to the hard headband type. it was totally…