Wednesday, February 27, 2008

i just want to say wow. there are so many blogs i love to read with so many projects that i want to try! it is just so hard to focus on one!

the bureau of communication for formal,official documentation-like missives and such. (via how about orange)

jcaroline creative store with beautiful fabric, tutorials, and a blog to read! (via how about orange)'s classroom projects- tutorials and kids projects!

marie claire idees magasin avec a telecharger! pretty pencilcovers in .pdf to download. (via craftzine)

ask me how i like my scifi? metafilter asks who you consider the best female writers in the scifi genre. (via notmartha)

doane paper combines lines and grids onto a single sheet of paper. there is also a download sample of this great paper. and a blog too!(via notmartha)

tofu pincushion! by bittersweet!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

just too darn cute. i saw this in the soompi kpop forums in the food section.

from this topic, which has a whole lot more pictures of these cookies!

japanese cookies

「Maid in Tokyo MAID COOKIE Milk & Maple」 メイドイン東京メイドクッキー

from this site:
i want a print gocco now!
i was watching this at on the use of the print gocco! it looks so easy! (link from craftzine)etsy's how-to how to use a print gocco

this stocking cap is cute and kid modeling it is adorable! (via
nautiknitter's schwartz stocking cap
and...they also have one for adults. Toboggan anyone?

super mario chomp hat pattern! too cute!
knittingninja's chomp hat!
video game sprite crafts at sprite stitch

useful knitting techniques:
socknitters' joglessjog.htm
fluffbuff's tubular caston without the waste
techknitting's tubular cast off

knitting tutorials, etc:
hjsstudio's knitting tutorials
thimble's list of tutorials

ROUNDUP: Cool Tools for Craft Bloggers & Digital Designers:

embroidery blogs!
craftydaisies' tutorials

designfruit! photoshop brushes here are gorgeous!

kirinnote has DIY lampshade tutorials:

handmade bag tutorials!
uhandbag's blogs
threebears' little-boxy-pouch-tutorial/

i'm a sucker for pretty blogs:

crafty store store!
nuno +

calamity kim
my design scout
big girl feet



Wednesday, February 13, 2008

finger knitting video! yahoo! no actually on youtube.

sigh! the crafty things i did as a child and FAILED!

my pom-pom kit that i got from the elderly couple who lived next door.
my smurf latch hook kit, some smurf sleepy on a moon. i think the rug was round.
my mom teaching my sister and i how to knit. i just learned to cast on. i later taught myself to knit later on.

all these things, i think my parents threw away. >_<;; boo bad parents.

well,maybe just one crafty thing that they kept was a little softie angel christmas ornament i made in grade school.

Monday, February 11, 2008

knitty knitty
knitted toys

a little hut

knit and crochet for a charitable cause:
project linus

my toddlers are cave babies.
coping with the caveman in the crib

cute cute:
hellokitty life


links to places that have japanese stationery:
From Japan With Love's etsy store's Mm, paper! (SF Bay Area) by Valerie F.

jptrading - only for retailers and wholesalers (must have sellers' permit issued by the state of california)

online magazine - japanese design
online shopping mag encouraging the handmade diy set!

blog some DIY, some very pretty and some a little bit of both:
the happy zombie
fashion incubator
karin's style blog
daisy decor
urban paisley
warm n' fuzzy on lj
susanna's sketchbook

japanese sites with printables:

other sites with printables:
activity village

and oh yeah, my new blog design is knitty and sheeply.

going green with danny seo at daily danny.

i love craftzine, but dang it, 14.99 an issue. o_O i guess it's archival and meant to be with you forever. and another mag, $19.00 for 1-yr subscription (6 issues) is a little bit more affordable.

crafty store! ^o^
kitty-craft - zakka,japanese craft books, and more.

how-tos from make boxers from pillowcases?
curbly's how-tos

Thursday, February 7, 2008

i've been link collecting! i've been interested in printing out stationery lately. papercraft has also got my attention. origami!
lcipaper's designstudio
google search: envelope templates

even your internal organs can be chou kawaii (totally cute)!
i heart guts!

chou kawaii again! aranzi aronzo has translated their books into english!
vertical,inc's aranzi aronzo

i love jane austen! how does this relate to crafting? big time relation. women had to craft to while the time away while men did their thing.
jane austen centre

one of the things i promised in 2008 was that i would be more eco-friendly! bring your own cups, etc.
everything old is new again, this blog brings reuse into the crafty game.

blogs i've found with interesting and pretty visual content:
decor8, a very visual blog.
oh joy!

crafty ness:


mary engelbreit's home companion magazine, i love her cute homey prints.


about this blog, i will be trying to make sure all the links are clickable. >_<;;
since i know copy and pasting can be such big trouble!