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Fall in love with the happy colors of RICE, a Danish homeware and accessories company noted for their colorful melamine, pretty handmade baskets, storage essentials and hand glazed tableware. Their collections of items for kitchen, living room, outdoor area, and kids room are inspired by happy old days and have a sweet, down-to-earth feel to them.
Browse their pretty offerings for your happy spring inspiration!
Friday, March 6, 2015
A sweet friend gave me this vintage Hello Kitty sewing kit. It's kinda old as the pins are turning rusty and brittle. It's very cute and I really miss sewing and all the crafty things I used to do. I've been inspired to make paper flowers lately as I'm having sort of a spring fever state of mind here in the tropics.
So how's your crafty life going?
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Wow, so it's February already? Time to make sugar cookies! I always reply on my usual Victorian sugar cookie recipe but this time I tried this lovely sugar cookie recipe from Lauren's Latest. It turned out to be the perfect recipe for stamped heart cookies. You need to chill the sugar cookie recipe for a couple of hours for best effect.
CONVERSATION HEART SUGAR COOKIES
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup cold butter
- 1 egg
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp flavored strawberry coloring
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
1. Cream butter,sugar and eggs. Add strawberry coloring and vanilla extract,
2. Sift together all-purpose flour and baking powder.
3. Knead well and form into a ball. Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until firm.
4. Roll out dough with floured rolling pin. Cut into heart shapes and stamp with alphabet cookie stamps.
5. Bake at 350 F until done.
Monday, January 12, 2015
I'm a firm believer in the saying that if you can't do it, let the experts do it. I discovered that I really don't have a talent in rubber stamp carving. Even though how much I tried, I just can't carve out a simple motif even if my life depended on it. Thank God for those professional rubber stamp carvers, I can just pick out my favorite design from my Japanese craft book and commission them to do the carving. The result? Something neatly produced from the original design. Now I can decorate my new year journals and notebooks, confident that the pages will not look like something the chicken scratched. How about you? How would you be decorating your journals?