Hello! Sorry! I've been away for so long! It's a combination of Tilly being more active, going back to studying and just not really having anything to post about. Anyways, while browsing online and in the mall, I noticed that there are a lot of mini backpacks for sale. Is it in season right… Continue reading When Crochet and Indonesian Batik Meet – DIY Mini Backpack
You can now buy the PDF printer-friendly version of this hat pattern here! It contains none of my ramblings! my Hello! We've finished moving house and I've just finished making this new hat! Whoo! I can now get out all the pretty yarns that I have stored in boxes for this move! Hopefully, we'll stay… Continue reading Crochet Sticks and Stones Hat
I've always wanted a daughter so I can be matching with her! At least until she's old enough to not want to match with her mum... But for now, since Tilly is only 3 months old, she really has no choice! Ha! So when JJ requested a bunny hat (he later decided he doesn't want… Continue reading Crochet Infinity Scarf Rabbit Scoodie
I'm a skeptic when it comes to pretty skincare product. Especially those shown around by beauty gurus/influensters in various social media outlets. They could be showing this pretty skincare because everyone else is doing it, or because they were sent the products for free and they want to keep getting free stuff, or because they… Continue reading DIY Unicorn Antioxidant Oil
A couple of months ago or so I stumbled upon a photo and instruction of a crochet Frida Kahlo brooch on my Instagram. Ever since then I would find photos of crocheted Frida Kahlo in some kind or other. Inspired by that, I came up with my own Frida Kahlo clutch! You can now purchase… Continue reading Crochet Frida Clutch
If you've seen my last post, then you'll know that I recently bought a lot of micas! But I also bought some makeup ingredients like calcium carbonate, magnesium myristate, silica microsphere, cetyl alcohol and some more oils and sericite mica. With those ingredients, I had a busy but fun day of making more makeup. The… Continue reading DIY Marie’s Airbrushing Primer Stick / Light Foundation and Stick Blush and Bronzer! Plus Liquid Highlight, Lipgloss and Lipstick Bases!
Well this has been a fun week for me! Look at this package! There's micas inside! Before I get into the swatches, I want to tell you about where I get my micas from. I get my micas from Amor Aromatherapy. I found that they have more micas than any other shops there. The shop… Continue reading Mica Haul and Swatches!!!
So, Pinterest has lately been showing me a lot of pins for homemade, natural, mineral foundation. It makes sense really. I make a lot of my own makeup. In fact, the only thing I don't make are my eyeshadows and mascara. Mostly because I like a mascara that's super lengthening and voluminizing and easy to… Continue reading Spices, superfood powders in natural, mineral makeup – Why you shouldn’t even try…
I don't know whether I was scrolling through Instagram or exploring Etsy, but whichever it is, I came across some hand carved crochet hooks. Not hand turned, hand carved. From sticks and twigs. They looked awesome! So unique and different, but also very pretty and rustic. I could've just bought one of these beautiful hand… Continue reading I made my own crochet hooks!
Hand-dyed yarns has recently exploded into the yarn world lately. They're look so beautiful and no two yarns will be the same. There are tons and tons of tutorials on how to dye yarns at home, from using Kool-Aid (which we sadly do not have here in NZ), to professional acid dyes, to natural dyes.… Continue reading Dyeing Yarn with Permanent Markers!