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Droopy Ear Sock Bunny

Droopy Ear Sock Bunny
As promised in my previous sock bunny sewing tutorial, here comes the kawai-i version – the “Droopy Ear Sock Bunny”. This bunny can sits on its own, it is great as toy for kid and as well as for home decoration. Hope you like it and made some for your loved ones. Again, it is a single sock sewing, perfect if you have some don’t-know-what-to-do stray socks laying around that are still “new”. Since there have been quite some sock tutorials here, including the sock monkey, sock kitty and sock skeleton, I will have this tutorial a little simplified on the step photos. Happy Sewing! {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Sock Bunny Unlike many sock toys that needs a pair of socks to sew, each sock bunny only needs one (1) sock to make. With a pair of socks you can make a pair of bunny couples. If you have a rather new sock that lost it’s partner, you can make a bunny with it instead of throwing it away. The sock bunny can’t sit on its own, I pinned them down for photography purpose. [If you are interested on the felted carrot shown at the background, here is the tutorial to make it.] {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners Heart Cinnamon Rolls Recipe | Cake and Allie These adorable cinnamon rolls would make the perfect breakfast surprise your valentine this year. I wanted to surprise James with them on Valentine’s Day, but for the sake of the blog, I had to make them early! I saw the idea for the hearts on Pinterest a few months and have been thinking about making them ever since. For the cinnamon roll recipe, I have been using the same one for a long time. They are easy to make and they always turn out. The best part is the fact that they are overnight cinnamon rolls, meaning that you don’t have to do any work on the morning of! The only disappointing thing about these cinnamon rolls is they lose their heart look when you frost them. Cinnamon Rolls (makes 12 large rolls)Ingredients: for dough: 1 cup milk 1- .25 ounce packages of dry active yeast (not rapid rising) 1/4 cup warm water 1/6 cup sugar 1/6 cup vegetable oil 1/2 Tbs baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 egg (to get a 1/2 of an egg, beat egg in a ramekin and pour out half of it) 3 1/2 cups flour

Entrelac Messenger Bag After 3 weeks of knitting, sewing, photographing, pattern and tutorial preparation, here is the “Entrelac Messenger Bag” I did from the rectangle piece of woven-look I have showed you…. Yippee, I am completely thrill of it’s outcome, never thought it could turn out so perfect and practical. At first, I just blindly made the entrelac piece without knowing what to do with it. I added a long straps which act as a gusset for the bag. See… me carrying this bag during a photographing outing with friends. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

DIY | Faux Brick Wall Panel DIY Faux Brick Wall PanelTools & Materials: 1. Polystyrene Foam / Styrofoam, 1/2″ thick, 2′ x 4′ 2. Wooden panel, 2 1/2′ x 4′ 3. Mark 2 1/2″ x 8″ on the polystyrene foam with pen and ruler. Apply glue on both panel and polystyrene foam. Create some stone debris between the gaps by gluing some small broken pieces of polystyrene foams. Leave it dry until it is safe to work on. When the brick foams are securely adhered to the panel, take out the soldering tip and switch on the soldering iron and let it heat up. Spray a layer of primer onto the brick foam in an well ventilated space / outdoor. Leave the primer to dry for a few minutes to 1/2 hour or as per the instruction on the label. A closer look on the texture, basically it is like some tiny paint splashes in black, gray and white tone. After 3 coats and the faux brick wall is completed, leave it to dry until it is safe to handle. {More photos and story on Page 1.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

DIY | Photographic Trick On Pattern Bokeh Lights I promised that I will show you how to do shaped-bokeh lights effect in this post and I didn’t forget! Here is the tutorial with a shamrock pattern in a green ambient. You may adapt the tutorial for any shaped-bokeh lights you like. Happy St Patrick’s Day to whom who celebrate! Remember the beautiful morning dew drops at the tips of the wheat grass I woke up to see and adore 3 years ago? Overs the years, I have earned and saved enough to invest in an affordable and good DSLR camera. . One last thing before you jump to the tutorial, look what I have found in the wheat grasses… a tiny little visitor resting on the wheat grass. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Handmade Halloween: Make Spider Sack Decor with the Kids I’m so excited about this Halloween project, it turned out even better than I’d envisioned. It’s the quintessential MPMK project – easy enough for kids of all ages to get in on the action and the finished product is a decidedly stylish take on traditional Halloween decor. And did I mention how inexpensive it is? The basic materials include a pack of water balloons ($1.99), yarn ($3.79), and standard craft glue (already had it but glue should be on back-to-school sale right now). That’s it for the essentials. To make the sacks, I simply adapted this yarn ball tutorial. Next, approximate how much yarn you’ll need to cover your balloon and wrap it around you hand to create a loop (this helps prevent tangles). Then dunk it. Now comes the really hard part, blowing up the water balloons. You probably think I’m exaggerating – I’m not! Once you (somehow by the grace of God) have your balloons inflated, squeeze the excess moisture from the yarn and start wrapping. That’s it – pretty spooky right?

Macaron Coin Purse Just can’t help for not sewing these sweet little macaron coin purses when one of Craft Passion’s Facebook fans showed them to me. Thanks to XYZZhandmade for her inspiring handmade and some tutorial links in Japanese, this, this, this and this. No, I can’t read Japanese but I can guess from the pictures on how to sew it. Here is the English version of tutorial on how to sew this macaron coin purse where I have added more details in the sewing. The space inside the coin purse is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelries like ear rings, rings; may be to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder etc. I have tried both nylon and metal zipper, each gave different feel and effect on the macaron coin purse.

Last Minute Pumpkin Decor From Oranges Halloween is right around the corner! If you need a quick Halloween decor idea, or if you want a healthy option to hand out to trick-or-treaters, this is a fantastic holiday craft. (Note: this is not a craft for kids, because it requires a hot-glue gun. Supplies: sharpie yarn scissors hot glue and glue gun oranges Instructions: Step 1: Start by drawing faces on the oranges with a black sharpie. Step 2: Cut a bunch of short strands of yarn (about 4 inches). Step 3: Now you have a few jack-o-lanterns to add to your Halloween party decor in no time! Want more DIY Halloween Craft ideas?

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