Friday, December 10, 2010

Tomato coasters

I got a question how the red sheet of wool would turn into the tomato coasters.
I will show you. I cut it into a small square then decorate other wools on the top then do the regular wet felt procedure. Finally iron to flat then cut in shape. Done! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A beautiful day.

Warm sun & Cool breeze. Came to the oval with a dog and husband lying down on the bench with an umbrella over me. Looking at people playing cricket I've never understood. A perfect Sunday afternoon.

Let's try Ustream broadcast

I've known Ustream for a while but I haven't had a closer look and thought "what for?". Yes, it's like Twitter. 

Now I found a reason to do Ustream. Sometimes I don't have enough motivation to start felting or crafting particularly after you stayed in hospital. Even though NO BODY is watching what you are doing in ustream but broadcasting what I am doing will give me a good motivation and remind me to enjoy doing it. Please come to see me if you need a company while you are doing your crafts.

Friday, November 19, 2010

OK Go's stop-motion on toast

A beautiful animation.

via MAKE Magazine by Laura Cochrane on 9/11/10

OK Go's latest video, "Last Leaf," employs pieces of toast as the canvas for a laser-etched, illustrated stop-motion music video. After watching the multitude of different shapes, textures, and shades of toast pass before my eyes (15 pieces of toast per second), it begins to remind me of watching an old reel-to-reel film in elementary school, with the rough texture of the toast and surrounding crumbs mimicking those telltale visual artifacts.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Cool Rabbit

My car is not working well, Mike and I went up to see our friend to get his help. We visited his new place then we found a cute neighbour rabbit! I've never seen a pet rabbit with the harness & a bell on it! She is a cool one. Just laying there watching us doing the car job. Often she followed us around. What a lovely creature!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm home now!

Finally, I'm out of hospital! hurray! BUT still I'm on antibiotics for at least 3 weeks. See how it goes. Lots of house works today. Great feelings to move around.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Still in hospital :-(

Oh well, I've been here for 2 weeks now. A nurse said this morning I will be able to go home tomorrow... BUT (yes, I have a good reason to say a big BUT), you don't know if it will really really happen until it's done. I don't Know how many times I got disappointed. However I can't complain much because I'm lucky enough to live in the country I can get the good treatments with Medicare, really.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Making fire with Ikea products

I think this is a quite expensive way to make a fire even though it's very interesting.

via MAKE Magazine by John Baichtal on 1/10/10

If you're ever stuck in an Ikea store during a zombocalypse, now you know how you can start a fire. [Via Ikeahacker]
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Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm in hospital again :-(

I've been in hospital since Tuesday for my ankle bone infection, same problem.
I really hope it will be fixed to the point I don't have to come back another few years.
I could get a private room with a view! I can see the Harbour bridge.
What a beautiful day today... Blue sky and sunshine....
I will stay here for another several days. 
Lovely friends of mine visit me every day and some brought me a Japanese lunch! I feel so loved.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Come to the Glebe Markets!

Here I am! Finished setting up the store and waiting for the lovely customers to see my handmade items and hopefully buy them. What a lovely day! No wind at the moment (great!), otherwise the Spring strong wind would blow all my felt products away. that'll be nightmare....
I'm sending this from my iPhone. please come to see me!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Bacon & Fried egg scarf.

The Bacon & fried egg scarf
I've just made a custom order scarf. A lady who asked me to make it will give it to her friend who loves a bacon and fried egg. I hope she will like it.

The Bacon & Fried egg Scarf
Even though it is a pretty funny to wear it as a scarf, you can put it on the bag as an eye catch accessory.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Heart Heart Heart

I'm making these Hearts for my dear friend who had a breast cancer surgery yesterday. Still more to go.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ReadingMate is listed in the Etsy treasury.

"EYEBALLS, Eyeballs, Everywhere"!

I am so glad that someone loves eyeballs as much as I do.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

To see the world inside a toilet paper roll...

I love the idea. I know this is something for me. Paper, Simple..Plenty of them at home!

via MAKE Magazine by Gareth Branwyn on 24/08/10


It's a dreary, rainy day here in Virginia. Stuck inside the house, if I had young kids, this would make a fun activity, the kids probably tittering the whole time about building worlds inside of toilet paper tubes. We've covered Anastassia Elias' work here in the past, but it bears repeating.

Paper cuts - Rolls


Toilet paper tube faces

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

start doing the oil painting.

I will paint it on the big canvass. I tried it on small one first to get the feelings right. I haven't decide the title yet but I have kept this idea for long time. so I'm very happy that finally I can start it.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

come to the Glebe markets tomorrow!

I will be at Glebe Markets tomorrow. a quite few stocks of variety items like woollight (above photo), scarves, coasters, readingmates, cupmates and so forth. Looking forward to meeting you there!

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Spring is around the corner.

Looking forward to Spring!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

almost warm spring day!

I feel for my friends in Japan. Such a awful summer they have while I am enjoying the warm sunshine & cool breeze in Sydney!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Having a breaky at the Glebe.

I had to come to the Glebe market to book for the future market day. It will be another beautiful day with crisp cool air, sunshine and blue sky. Great!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

what a beautiful day!

I love a day like this cool breeze, warm sunshine and blue sky. wonderful!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Animated map of nuclear explosions, 1945-1998

This is very scary......

via MAKE Magazine by Phillip Torrone on 9/08/10

Animated map of nuclear explosions, 1945-1998...

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto's "1945-1998" is an animated map showing the 2,053 nuclear explosions that took place around the world during the 20th century, from the detonations at Alamogordo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to the tests conducted by India and Pakistan in 1998.
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Camera lens coffee cup

I wish I could have the cup for my breakfast coffee! Coooooool!

via MAKE Magazine by Becky Stern on 10/08/10

The Photojojo store carries this crazy-realistic camera lens mug, only $24:
Behold, the Camera Lens Mug, a mug that looks JUST LIKE a 24-105mm lens!
It's equipped with a lens-cap lid (omg), rubber-grip focus and zoom rings (o…m…g), and an auto-focus switch that actually switches (OMG)! It's so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is your mug and which is your lens!
[via CRAFT]
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What a productive day. More tomato coasters were made.

Fulling stage of tomato coasters

This is the fulling stage of the felting. Hot water, soap, rubbing and fulling.


now iron them when it's wet.

After rinse them do the ironing when they are still wet.


cut them in shape.

Cut them in Shape.


dry them before attach the tag.

Aren't they gorgeous Tomato coasters?


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Monday, August 9, 2010

This is too cute.


This is too cute and comforting. Hope you like it too.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Negative Space Drawing

This is the training to see the space between the objects. It took while to see the space clearly. The power of seeing things not exit there!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Drawing class

I joined Mike's art class tonight and did some drawing. I really enjoyed it! Sent from Ako's iPhone

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Glebe Markets

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She loves my fried eggcoaster

It was wonderful sunny day. A perfect weather for the markets. I haven't done the markets this year until today. It took a little while to get used to setting up and tidying up. I had a wonderful neighbours who helped me a lot when I needed to nip out for bathroom or coffee. I sold enough to cover the markets fee and a little income. The most important thing was meeting wonderful people and let them know my products. Some kids were great they have a great imagination and their reactions to my products are inspiring. The end of the day I was very tired physically but I really enjoyed and can't wait for the next markets! Thank you all who came and touched my fried egg coasters and especially i thank you who purchased my products. xxx

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Crochet Smart

I wonder if my Rav4 likes the crochet look like that....?

via MAKE Magazine by Becky Stern on 12/07/10


Magda Sayeg of KnittaPlease created this Smart car's crochet cover as part of Il Lusso Essenziale, a Roman arts festival. [via CRAFT]


Gas-station cozy!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pencil iPad stand

I am not sure if I am going to make it for my iPad.... but I like the idea.

via MAKE Magazine by Adam Flaherty on 9/07/10


Being able to tear down a project into reusable components is always a plus. If you can save yourself from purchasing a $30 paperweight or wasting perfectly good materials on something that will ultimately make it into the waste bin, all the better, right? That's why I like Julian Horsey's Pencil iPad Stand. It's just six pencils and four rubber bands. Presumably, when you're done watching a movie or playing PvZ, you can break it down and tuck it away into a pencil box. [via Geeky Gadgets]

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Listening to "Marley & Me"

My lovely husband Mike hired an audiobook "Marley & Me" for me from the local library which I am listening to now. This is a small mp3 player called "play away" I've never seen like this before. So handy. you don't need a cd player or any other gadgets to play it. Just push the play button. Sent from Ako's iPhone

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Bionic feet for amputee cat

I'm in hospital for three days now to fix my bone infection on my left ankle which got worse last week. My case is incurable so I have to make it under control by taking antibiotics for the rest of my life. Sometimes I wonder what if I chopped my foot off then get artificial foot (hopefully made of gold and diamond)? Then I don't have to take antibiotics for rest of my life... then I found this news from BBC. I smiled when I saw the video clip. You know I got a black cat called "Hunter" like this cat Oscar. So encouraging to see Oscar happily walking with his brand new legs! Well, I think I still keep my foot for a while. Have a look at BBC site from the following link.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Henry loves rough play.

Henry loves play with his mate at the beach.

This is from a photo I took and used the Painter11 to make it painting like.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Eyeballs on iPad and iPhone

These eyeballs on the iPhone and iPad are very close to my heart.
I should make my iPhone and iPad like them!

Friday, June 11, 2010

I know he(Henry) wants something.

CupMate is cute on your waist

My friend enjoys carring CupMate.

my felting table

my felting table
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I am working on these fresh and greeny postcards.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rainy day, taking scarf stocks to Beehive gallery

The Toby coffee is my favourite brand of coffee beans. Beautiful. Having a coffee before going to Beehive.

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Location:City Rd,Camperdown,Australia

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A short video of woollights

I recorded them before being delivered to my customer.

Cosy wool lights

Finally I finished six of them.

Without candle lights.

It's magic once you put the candle lights in them.

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Making More woollights

Day lights got shorter and more chances to enjoy a candle lights. I got orders of a few Woollights to make I got a big nap this afternoon to have more energy to do stock making!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Driving up to Newcastle

It was a beautiful day all day. The clouds didn't affect our side.

I had a soup Mike had a pizza. Both are delicious and reasonable price.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

More stocks of scarf.

I am very happy with proper chilled Autumn/Winter weather we have now. I can enjoy wearing my felted scarvs. I made a plenty of stocks of scarf and they are sold at the Beehive Gallery. I am planning to make long scarves after these nice and short ones - neck warmer style.
More to come!

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