Happy  New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

2017 has arrived. 2016 was a pivotal year for many people. Me inclusive. I got to work many hours on my digital marketing consulting business which is taking off big-time. But it’s been leaving me oh-so-few hours for crafting and blogging.   (( The...
Appliqué Sock Monkey Crochet Pattern

Appliqué Sock Monkey Crochet Pattern

If you celebrate Chinese New Year, you know: it’s almost the Year of the Monkey. And let’s make it the year of the sock monkey !!! Yeah….One of my readers last week emailed me and asked if I could design an appliqué sock monkey crochet pattern for her as she thought...
Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 Linky Party

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 Linky Party

First of all: THANK YOU FOR YOUR 2014 LINKY PARTY CONTRIBUTIONS, your loyal readership, your comments, your encouragement, your friendship!! I cherish you all!!! Thank you!! 2014 has been a good year in some ways. The blog underwent a couple of tipping points and...
35+ Beautiful Free New Years Eve Party Printables

35+ Beautiful Free New Years Eve Party Printables

This round-up is just in time to create an instant, festive New Year’s Eve Party at your home. These are the most beautiful free printable New Years Eve party decorations, cards & gift tags out there. There are plenty New Years Eve party printables to choose from...
15+ Best Weekly Planners + Calendars for Craftsy Folks

15+ Best Weekly Planners + Calendars for Craftsy Folks

I love doing this every year: browsing through the calendars and finding the best ones. Here are my 14 favorite Weekly Planners and Craft Calendars for 2017. Kate Spade Planner Kate Spade New York 2017 This is a 2017 yearly planners with both monthly planners and...
17 Holiday Cookies, Breads, Cakes

17 Holiday Cookies, Breads, Cakes

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!  May you have a splendid time with loved ones today.  To add to your joy, over the years we have featured quite a few of unique / traditional Christmas cookies, breads and cakes and I thought to share them with you on this merry...

Lotus Flower Paper Lantern

Get prepped for Chinese New Year with this darling lotus flower paper lantern. Free printable. Beautiful, heh?! I love the rainbow colors on them. This year, 2013, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on 10 & 11 February. As this falls on Sunday & Monday, there...
DIY Party Tiaras & Crowns

DIY Party Tiaras & Crowns

The original idea of the designers of ‘The Glamourai’ was to showcase high-end jewelry of such famous designers like Bulgari and David Yurman with fun DIY party tiaras & crowns. Well, their designs sure came out right and inspired me!  What a fun ‘New...

What to Wear for the Holidays?

I have a gorgeous San Francisco designer dress that I could have worn for the holidays, but I’m not. Yes it is really nice: black taft, covered in black sequins. It has a cute tulip skirt and a ballerina bodice. It’s lovely. It’s so lovely in fact, that I’ve...

Chinese New Year Card

At the end of February 14, Valentine’s Day will be over, but Chinese New Year will have just began! It’s a whole week! This year, 2010, will be the year of the Tiger. To celebrate both the New Year day and every 365 days in this upcoming Year of the Tiger, enjoy...