Monthly Archives: December 2013

2014 Inspiration with Glue Dots

I take the Glue Dots Craft Stash Challenge of Laura Kelly. Her inspiration of using craft supplies gives me an idea to go through my craft inventory. I pick up some of my favorites but believe me these are only not even close to 1/20 of the inventory types of my craft supplies. My daughter sees it and also wants to make one on her own. Why not?

Here is mine to enter Laura Kelly’s Glue Dots Craft Stash Challenge: –



Ingredients used:-

Sparkle flakes in shapes of butterfly, heart and star

Buttons (do you notice that my other name is Button Queen? LOL)

Ribbons, the double-side satin one in golden color, the lace one in linen color

Star resins

Ribbon roses

I just need to make a frame for it to make it a 2014 New Year decoration or simply make it a greeting card by adding a card stock at the back.

Do you want to join the challenge and win some nice Glue Dots? Go take a look of Laura Kelly’s site.



TBC Crafters 42 – Lace Fabric Hairtie

This post is supposed to be on last week but I was too busy to write up this blog post. Since my daughter learns dancing, she needs a lot of hair bands and hairties to tie up her hair into a bun or two. 2 weeks before, I saw one of my daughter’s dancing class classmates wear a lace hairtie which held the hair bun so firm. Her mom told me and some other mothers that she bought it from Daiso at $1.50 each. If you know how to sew or have a sewing machine at home, it is worth trying DIY as you would not find another one girl who has the same one like your girls.


Ingredients: –

A piece of fabric wherever size but must be in the shape of a stripe

Lace, matches the length of the piece of fabric

Elastic strings, prefer to be a bit wider

Needle and threads


How to make it?

1) Cut out a stripe of fabric, I used a piece of 4″ wide this time. I would try maybe 3″ and 2″ next time. 4″ is a little bit wide but needs to reserve space for lace.


2) Attach the piece of lace on the right side of the fabric and then fold the fabric up. Start sewing on the negative side of the fabric.




3) Sew all the way toward the end of the fabric, then fold the fabric inside out to form a long “tube” with lace attached on one side.



4) Insert the elastic strings into the “tube” and tie a knot. 


5) Sew the 2 ends of the “tube” together and hind the elastic knot inside.


6) Adjust the position of the elastic string inside the “tube” and it is ready to use.


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