15 March 2012


of where this blog is going. It's been so long since I've last updated. I've grown lazy and unmotivated. To be honest, I don't see the point of updating sometimes. Who cares? What's the point? Why?

I use to love blogging, sharing my ideas, getting feedback, etc, etc. But those days seem like ages ago. Well, I shouldn't say "use to love blogging" because I still do blog, just not on blogger anymore. I've moved on to tumblr because it is SO MUCH EASIER TO USE, as it is cell phone friendly. :) Nowadays I can't stand sitting in front of the computer for long hours. My interests are now heavily invested in physical extracurricular activities. I still do little projects once awhile and I of course still do nail art. Besides, my digital camera is almost dead and obsolete and my phone doesn't suffice as a reliable photography source (doesn't have flash, go figure). I have been doing research and saving up for a new digital camera- something easy to travel with and takes great pictures.

I have been thinking about officially shutting this down yet at the same time, I feel as if I shouldn't...so I am uncertain at this point. Might update, might not. Who knows...still up in the air...

29 September 2011

Hello Kitty French Tip Manicure

I have been on an unannounced hiatus. Due to my new job, it has kept me out of the blogging scene. However, I assure you that new changes are going to be coming soon to my blog! (hopefully)

In the meantime, I leave you with a simple and quick french tip manicure featuring Hello Kitty! Please bear with me as I was having a little fun with the Fx Camera application on my phone :) (and my camera wasn't working at the time).

Hello Kitty French Tip

I used a dotting tool for the eyes, nose and free-handed the rest.

Let me know what you think! :)

I think I will catch up on some blog reading tomorrow or later should I say. I am tired and ready to sleep.

Good night! :)

10 July 2011

Candy (Snack) Bag Pouch

As many of you had noticed, I love taking completely useless things you would normally throw out and transforming it into something useful!

I'm sure many of you enjoying eating sweets and snacks, right? Have you ever thought of what you could do with the bag once you've finished devouring the treat? How about a pouch to store miscellaneous items? It is also a great way to help the Earth by being environmentally friendly!

Here is a collection of Japanese plum candy bags I've collected over the months from a generous donor. Any candy bag or chip bag will do. I decided to use four bags: two bags for each side of the pouch. This will also depend on the thickness of the bag as well, but I would recommended to go no further than two bags for each side (it will be too hard to put things into the pouch due to the thickness).

Candy Bag Pouch

This project does require a sewing machine because manual labor is going to put your hands into a world of fatigue! You can try using a glue gun or E6000 craft glue, but I'm not sure how well that will work. You will also need to purchase a zipper which can be found at any craft/fabric store.

Candy Bag Pouch

I decided to use find a video tutorial on how to sew on the zipper as it it difficult to explain in writing. The tutorial I found on youtube does a great job of explaining how I sewed on the zipper.

Click here for video

After completing the pouch, I decided to use Japanese packaging tape to "decorate"/hide the rips on candy bags.

Candy Bag Pouch

This is what the final product looks like! This would also be a great alternative to put these bags to use instead of throwing them away to sit in land fills.

Candy Bag Pouch

I also provided a snapshot of the inside just for viewing purposes.

Candy Bag Pouch

Thanks for reading and please tell me what you think! :)

29 May 2011

Flower Brooch

This is a handmade flower brooch constructed from scrap fabric, buttons and charms fastened to an alligator clip.

I don't have any process photos because I was too absorbed into this mini-project. :P However, I do plan on making another in the near future and I will provide a small tutorial!

Handmade Flower Brooch

Handmade Flower Brooch

25 May 2011

Good eats and travels in San Diego

Weekend post from last week! Funny how I'm posting about last weekend when the weekend is already here! By the way, there were way too many pictures and I'm lazy, so I decided to collage them.

Four words for you: Good.Eats.and.Travels. :)

Day 1:
4150 Regents Park Row Ste 190
La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Spicy green noodles
  • Bulgogi
  • Katsu Curry
Day 2
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Seaport Village
849 W Harbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92101

Bud's Louisiana Cafe
4320 Viewridge Ave Ste A
San Diego, CA 92123
  • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Po Boy
    Sauteed shrimp in our spicy BBQ blend with garlic, Worcestershire, and butter served with shredded cabbage and jalapeno tartar sauce
Day 3
Cafe on Park
3831 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
  • Scramble #9: smoked chicken, sundried tomato pesto, onions, spinach & mozarella cheese
  • Pancake: buttermilk & blackberry
  • Crab cake Benny: Grilled french bread topped with a crab cake, asparagus, and two basted eggs covered with chili hollandaise sauce (best dish we ate!)
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St
San Diego, CA 92110
  • I wasn't able to take many photos while I was here because I was too busy shopping! I did the most shopping here out of all the places I visited.
  • Old rustic town filled with vintage finds, handmade goods with a exception of your everyday tourist items

p.s.: I'm going to have my very first giveaway soon, so stayed tuned!