May
27/14

Weekend project: DIY watermelon tank

What I am loving from the weekend is a full time of crafting! I have been anxious to work on my watermelon tank project. Here is a first time I will do a fabric dye and stamps made out from unused plain tank top. I can’t be more excited about this!

1. A fabric dye

To make a dye ombre tank, you need a fabric dye. I choose pink colour from RIT powdered dye to create soft pink gradient as a background and stamp it later with watermelons shape. Also you will need:

• white plain cotton tank top (100% cotton not polyester or others)

• a medium bowl

• unused newspaper

• a stick (to blend the mixture)

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Step one: Mix the powder with hot water ( follow the instructions for the measurement)

Step two: Wet the tank top and put into the bowl of dye.

Step three: Lift your tank out of the dye a few inches. Moving up your tank bit by bit will create a gradient. This will leave the bottom of your tank as the darkest colour

Step four: When you finish, rinse the tank in cold water until the water runs clear.

Let it dry under the sun or hair dryer for the quick result before going to the next process.

2. Watermelon stamps

You will need:

• fabric paints (my watermelon combo colour: true red and apple green)

• an apple or a potato

• black paint

• brush

• disposable plate

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Step one: cut the apple in half across the middle then slice down the middle again to create a wedge.

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Step two: spread the red colour on the plate and dip the apple wedge until the paint coat all surface

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Step three: begin to stamp onto the ombre tank, press down firmly and release

Repeat until fill all space. Let the red paint dry.

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Step four: prepare a layer of green on plate and dip the brush into the paint

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Step five: Add the rim of green.

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Step six: The last touch for watermelon artwork: stomp seeds across the tank with black paint brush.

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My colourful fruity tank is ready to show up! x

 

May
05/14

The witty words

Add a little whimsy in your lifestyle. These witty typos will definitely swoon over you! Here’s the round up some of my faves:

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(1). Qlocktwo Touch Clock/fancy.com

(2). Personalised Drinks Measure Wine Glass/ Becky Broome

(3). Assholes: A Theory/ Aaron James

(4). April’s Fool Day Greeting Card/ Mayholic Craft

(5). Personalised Message Coffee Stencil/ Sophia Victoria Joy

(6). Be Naked When I Come Home Lightbox/ fancy.com

(7). My Other Bags are Prada Tote/ fancy.com

(8). Hey My Card/ Mayholic Craft

 

May
04/14

Paris is always a good idea

I couldn’t agree more with Audrey about this. This is my third time visiting Paris and always feel fascinated with the city. If you remember my instagram pictures from last visit on December, yes that stunning and romantic festive lights! You will see bright and sunshine pictures this time. I visit new places but again a week seems never enough to explore this city.

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Also, if you have more time heading to west outside Paris might be a good idea. I spotted  Les Fermes de Gally, a huge farmers market. The first entry you will see gardening; seeds, gardening tools, various plants from flowers to carnivores. They also stocks and sells local foods such as farmers fruits, vegetables, wines, breads, and  kitchen and home accessories.

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 A box of strawberries that worth for a price of a kilo of normal strawberries.

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