Crafting lately: Perler meets Tsum Tsum in a custom clock

Quite a while ago (nearly a year), I ordered the parts to make a custom clock from a supplier in China off eBay. Naturally, it took over a month for the parts to come. (Now I know I can get better clock parts and relatively instantly if ¬†shop at Michael’s.) When the parts finally arrived,…

Crafting lately: personalized colourful wood growth chart

I had a few choices when it came to a growth chart for E. BIL saw this when it was a work in progress and kept wondering why I didn’t designate a door frame and mark heights off there like we all used to do it. Because when you live in a condo, you don’t…

Latest obsesssion: Perler beading

I have a new obsession. It just kind of came on. I have admired the 8-bit treatment of everything from animated characters to subway maps for a while and then I started seeing Perler bead creations. It isn’t anything I’m familiar with from my childhood and it did exist way back then as it is…

I got a little crafty this summer; here’s what came of it

After I wrapped up a course in early June, I took a three-month hiatus to concentrate on the party NPY and I were planning to hold in September. (And two days after the party, I was back to studying.) As much as I had a lot of help with the big-scale items and planning, there…

Getting crafty: Panda Crazy!

It’s funny how all it took is for one Tweet on a Thursday afternoon set off my “inspiration” and by Saturday evening, I had my very own much-coveted panda-styled iPhone case. I’m subscribed to a shopping site (Outblush) that daily inundates me with fashion, household, and decorating ideas. There is a subset of the items…

Crafty: “New” shelf

I got the design idea from Canadian House and Home (December 2005) to wallpaper the back panel of a bookshelf to give it new life. It brought about visions of a really funky background that I might pick up but ultimately I picked this subdued olive-coloured leaf pattern that complements the veneer colour and is…