I am a handcraft maniac. I am felling in love with needle felting, beading, photography, drawing, clay pastries and miniature making.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas tree cupcake

Making desserts for Christmas is something I must do every year.
This year's dessert is Christmas tree cupcake. 
I've only learnt rolled fondant cupcake decoration for a few hours, this is the best I can do, and I am pleased with it.

Christmas decoration for mini garden house

My mini garden house also needs some Christmas essence.

These are mini Christmas wreaths I made for my mini house

Christmas tree is made by rolling up a piece of chenille stem


Friday, December 18, 2015

Miniature garden house building

I started a new hobby recently - miniature houses building.
I started by something simple, a garden house

It was quite terrifying when I first saw those blocks of wood coming out from the packet. I had no idea where to start from!

Luckily the instruction sheet is very well written. Gave some patience, reading it slowly, following it step by step, bits and pieces started to become house structures.

The part I love the most is making plants from synthetic moss. 

Coating a ball of foil paper with moss

The mini plant is so cute !

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Decorating Christmas cupcakes with rolled fondant

This is my first time decorating cupcakes with rolled fondant.
It's fun! 
I'm going to make more for Christmas holidays.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Marshmallow cat hot chocolate / latte

Bought these super cute cat shape marshmallows from Japan last month.
These cats floats on my hot chocolate and then melt into it.

The marshmallows are also available in cat paw shape. They are also very lovely!

They add so much fun to my drinks. This winter I am going to consume a lot of hot chocolate. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Decorating macarons (fake macaroon charms)

I love their shape their colors and their taste.
Creating them is fun too, especially making fake ones, making fake macarons allows more creativity. I can adorn them with whatever I like. 

Macaron charms are available in www.nozomicrafts.etsy.com

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas tree terrarium

 It will soon be my favorite season - CHRISTMAS
Christmas trees are essential for a Christmas atmosphere

Christmas tree terrarium necklaces available in www.nozomicrafts.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Needle felt acorns for autumn / winter

Every autumn I like to make a big bunch of acorns. It gives me the feeling of harvest.

 Needle felted acorns can be made into very nice jewelry. These are acorn necklaces that are made for my shop

acorn necklaces available in www.nozomicrafts.etsy.com

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Love for Japanese Kimono ( furisode 振袖 )

Earlier this year I went to Kyoto, an old capital of Japan. It is a beautiful city packed with tourists from all over the world. There is a special thing to do in Kyoto which will make the trip more wonderful - kimono rental. Many kimono shops provide kimono rental services to tourists. The service also includes dressing up and hair styling. The kimonos provide to tourists are mainly "yukata 浴衣" or "komon 小紋". I tried a more sophisticated kind of kimono which called "furisode 振袖", this is a kind of kimono which Japanese wear during their 20th birthday celebration, parties and special occasions.

 Furisode has 2 major differences when comparing to komon or yukata, the first one is the long sleeves and the second one is the obi (the belt). The way of arranging the obi is much complicated, it looks more elegant and has more details.

I completely fell in love in wearing kimono after the trip.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jeweled deer brooches

Newly made needle felted deer brooches.
I give them an elegant look by adding floral ear rings and velvet ribbon brooches.

 Needle felted deer brooches are now available in www.nozomicrafts.etsy.com