Monday, January 17, 2011

Gardening time again!

I have started my second round of gardening, despite the first round of gardening was a total failure :(

The causes for the failure of the 1st round of gardening:
  1. As i stay at the most southern part of taiwan, wind chill is my weekly visitor (Typhoon will visit me 3-4 times a year). So i decided to plant my veg indoor (using long shape pots). But my plants did not manage to get sufficient sunlight for their growth.
  2. I didn't press the soil well enough before i place in my seeds, it causes the soil to fly all around the room.
  3. I didn't place my seeds in order (You got to use a tool, or a finger to create holes at the compact soil. So that the plant or veg will grow in an orderly manner. This is also to ensure that all veg have the same amount of water, nutrients and growing space)
  4. The pots are too small so all of them topple. (Yes! even a yard long pot was being topple by the wind)
  5. I went taipei for a 5 days holiday, without watering my plants and it all died :(

So this time round, I have ensure that i have no long holidays ahead and the seeds are properly planted! I have replace my pots to styrofoam box, so that it is heavy enough to withstand the strong wind chill. And now i can place them at the balcony!

Wish me good luck! :D

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tutorial: Your truly 2min needle jar

You do not need to worry that you will see your needles lying on your craft tables! Not anymore!As it looks so awfully good in the glass jar and it makes absolute decoration on the table.

But wait, why is there a need to place your needles in the glass jar?
1. Stay out of reach for children and pets.
2. Protect the needles.
3. A reminder for you to put all your needles in the jar after your project. (Normally you give a nasty look at all the small pieces of leftover fabrics ... and you will clean them up.. so eventually you will clean your entire craft table after crafting! haha! *I assume you're like me)

1. Any jar. Preferably a small and tall jar.
2. Unused yarn

1. Coil the yarn around your fingers.

2. Estimate the amount of yarn that is needed to fill the jar.

3. Tie around the loose yarn that you have coiled.

4. Now stuff them into the jar.

5. Completed! You have just completed your needle jar, and now it is now ready to be used!

Here comes to the end of my first tutorial.
Hope you enjoy reading it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Who is awesome today?

Etsy shouted this on facebook today.
What a motivation poster for a thursday!
Tml will be T.G.I.F again.

Time flies :(

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Victorian needle cushion jar giveaway!

Contest Details
I will send the victorian needle cushion jar to one winner. The draw is open to everyone to participate, so get your friends to join in the contest too!

To enter this contest, you have to answer a simple question. The question for this contest is:
What will be the first thing that you will handmade for your loves one?

*Please take note! Only those who comments at Handmade by Joni FACEBOOK note are eligible for the contest!

Here is the link.

Additional details:
I'll randomly select 1 winner that answer the question above during the period of 8th Jan 2011 to 12th Jan 2011, and announce them the following day.
I will email the winner and the winner will need to reply me your details for gift to be sent to you.
If the winner did not claim the gift within 1 weeks of announcement, the gift will be carried forward to the next draw :)

New year new needle Jar

I love my year 2011 needle Jar!
No more rusty needles!

Good bye to my old needle cushion.
Looking back, my old needle cushion is still so pretty :D
I will keep you well!

Showcase of my victorian needle cushion jar

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Habbit ♥ Heatbeat

Let's welcome, Habbit!
She is born on 31th December 2010 new year!! What a awesome 2011 new year gift :)

I gave her a name Habbit (It should be pronounce as heartbeat.)
I wanted to embroidery her little pink nose to be heart shape. Won't the idea be cute? hee hee.. However during the procedure of making her, I missed her nose a little :( So afterall it didn't looked much like a heart shape.

Nothing to be sad about, I will try harder for my next habbit in mind!
She is so adorable that I am gonna make tones of it out of the bucket of new socks i have bought in town! Horray!

She is now ready to pose infront of the camera. ACTION!