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This week we head all the way to Singapore, to tour paper crafter Yenni's organized and beautiful craft room.

"I love to make cards most of the time but if I had spare time and space I would love to make lots of other projects. I love the feeling of turning an ugly useless item into pretty things. I feel like I am the fairy god mother to abandoned stuff."





Is this also your work space?
I do normally only tend to craft in my dedicated craft area as I dont want to make a mess in other places. I love to make cards follow by alteration projects (mostly out of recycled items).

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I need to paint my craft area in colours that I love such as pink and white. I can't really decorate my space as my outgrowing supplies have taken over but I still steal a little space to to display things here and there, such as the birds figurine I like (spot the birds in the photos).

How do you keep organized?
I was a very organized crafter until I became a stamp addict and the supplies updated weekly. I gave up on tidying up the place and then a messy crafter named Yenni was born! However, every time I finish a project, I will try my best to tidy up so that I am ready for the next project. 

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I am not good at this but I love to organize all my stuff in to boxes and I created handmade labels for them. You can see them on some of my photos. I also love to keep reorganizing my stuff until I can find space to hide my new stash :P

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I must have stamps, paper, flowers and dies. I couldn't live without them! Sadly I don't have any of my creations on display , my space is just too small so I have to store most of my projects in boxes. 

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I love to browse the internet and use my phone. When I find something I like, I always bookmark those inspiring ideas/project. I steal a little time while waiting for the bus to work to browse around those bookmarked blogs/sites.

Where do you look for inspiration?
I always look at Pinterest, Etsy shops, Scrapbook company blog such as October Afternoon and Challenge blogs. 

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
1. Expand Expand Expand,
2. Expedit Expedit and more Expedit (One of series of ikea cabinets)
3. Extra Extra Extra pink and white stuffs such as birds figurine, Angels, Chandelier....etc (Am i asking more than 3 now? ) :)


Check out Yenni's blog, Scrapcollector to see her papercraft creations  »

This week Kinhime Dragon recreated the look of crime-fighting manga schoolgirl, Sailor Moon:

In the name of the moon, she's cool! Sailor Moon is the original Magical girl. And best part is that she doesn't dress like a super hero all the time. She's just like you and me, with a fashion sense that's out of the world and can reach the moon cause it's so cool. Why not show the magical girl in all of us?



Outfit details:
  • Collar - Retooled from a thrifted vintage blouse (see below)
  • Dress - ASOS Maternity
  • Hat & Socks - Urban Outfitter
  • Bag & Shoes - Thrifted Vintage

DIY Collar from a Blouse

Recreate the look with Marisa's Retooling A Collar Off An Old Blouse tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

If I have to sum it up, I would say my style is a concoction of vintage and playful and definitely very feminine.  I love wearing color - lots of it and am a sucker for whimsy little accessories and headwear.  In fact, I never leave the house with some kind of accessory on my head whether it be a vintage scarf, a floral crown, bow, or hat.  I mostly wear dresses and am most smitten by ones from the 1960s.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I have this little vintage buttercup yellow babydoll dress that I picked up at a local antique mall - it has the sweetest peter pan collar and lavender embroidered birds on the two front pockets.  I'm pretty sure I'll hold onto it forever.  Other than that - these vintage oxblood colored booties and a tan retro starburst sweater are each pieces from my grandmothers that I will always cherish the most.  

Who are your style icons?

My oma (grandmother) is my style icon.  She was elegant and graceful (think Ava Gardner) and had her own unique style.  She loved colorful, bold prints and leopard and was always adorned in some of the prettiest jewelry I've ever seen.  As she made the majority of her own clothing, her closet was full of unique creations that could make you swoon for days.  

Do you have any favourite designers?

I really don't.  Designer brands are certainly not in my budget so I don't pay too much attention to them.  However I will admit that I can be caught swooning over Lauren Moffatt and Orla Kiely dresses every once in a while.  

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

The antique mall and thrift store are my go-to places to shop, especially when it comes to vintage, but every now and again I'll treat myself by snagging up a pretty dress from Modcloth, Asos, or Anthropologie.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I only wish I had more advanced sewing skills!  Customizing my outfits usually means taking up a hem and turning a dowdy grandma maxi dress into a cute little mini shift or babydoll dress.  

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

Don't shy away from color.  In fact, mix together different colors that you normally think would not go together.  I always create some of my favorite outfits my doing this.  Of course I'm always one for adding a vintage brooch and hat or hair accessory just to top everything off and really make my style my own.  


Check out Marisa's blog at The Shades of Monet Chronicles »

Vienna, Austria •

Vienna is different" – that’s what you can read on large billboards when you are approaching the city on the highway. And it’s true: Diversity and variety are the most important keywords to describe life in Austria’s capital.




This week Cat get's crafty by recreating the look of Aria from TV Show Pretty Little Liars:

I love Aria's girly bohemian style. She wears a dress or accessory that I'd love to steal for my wardrobe in almost every episode of Pretty Little Liars.



Outfit details:
  • Dress - vintage
  • Tights - F21
  • Shoes - Ruche
  • Necklace - DIY
  • Belt -  thrifted

DIY Collar Necklace

Recreate the look with Lisa's Collar Necklace tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

My style always seems to be changing, but it remains colorful and vintage inspired. I like to have fun with my clothes and I think that's always been my favorite way of expressing myself.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

A few of my vintage dresses are pretty priceless to me, but my most worn pieces right now are my moss-green cardigan and Minnetonka Moccasins. They go with everything from vintage dresses to skinny jeans.

Who are your style icons?

The past few years I have mostly been inspired by style bloggers because of their creative yet approachable looks. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

I'm pretty out of the designer loop, but I do love the vintage inspired looks of Orla Kiely and Rachel Antonoff. I also love the beautiful prints of vintage Vera Neumann scarves.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I really try to avoid buying new clothes, but every few months I pick up a few new pieces at Forever 21 or H&M. I also like to splurge on the occasional ModCloth dress :)

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I love to customize my outfits and make accessories. It is always rewarding to turn a frumpy, thrifted find into something that fits :) I don't make many clothes from scratch, but that's something I would like to change! 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

My favorite way to personalize my outfits is to mix vintage and new. If I'm wearing something new and trendy, I like to mix it up with some vintage so it looks more unique. Also, I love to wear contrasting colors and patterns together.


Check out Lisa's blog, lalafauxbois »

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Check out the recipe from Kyla Roma »


This week we head to Singapore to snoop around the beautiful and relaxing studio of Claire from Fellow Fellow.

"I think my favourite thing about it would have to be the two very large windows that let in so much glorious sunshine! It makes it easy to spend all day in here really."


I'm so lucky to have a whole room in our house dedicated to my studio! I'd never had that before moving to this apartment, and it makes such a difference being able to spread out, make a mess, and just close the door if we have guests over :)



Is this also your work space?
My studio is really my space to be creative, get work done, do the accounts.. anything really! I try really hard to contain the craft to this room so it's not being spread all over the house, but sometimes that still happens :)

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
It's a bit tricky while we're renting because we're reluctant to drill too many holes in the walls, so instead I've end up taping some of my illustrations, paper cuts, and garlands to the walls. I also change things around every now and then to keep it fresh and interesting! 

How do you keep organized?
I'm definitely a messy crafter! If I'm in the middle of a project, I don't even bother trying to clean up after myself until it's finished. So often you can't even see the table tops for the giant tangle of craft supplies. Once I'm finished though, it's almost therapeutic to clean it all up and start fresh. My stash is already quite big, and is ever-growing! I've currently got lots of draws and cabinets to hide everything in, which also helps to keep things organised and easy to find. 

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I really like using draws to store all my supplies. Generally things can then be laid out in a single layer so it's easy to see what you have. I have a couple of draws that are quite long, and in that case I've put some shoe box lids and and other trays in to help separate and organise different craft bits and pieces. 

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I adore my vinyl cutting machine! It's a lot of fun to experiment with. 

There are plenty of my creations on display! I've got a few different garlands I made a while ago that I rotate behind my computer, as well as a couple of watercolours and paper cuts stuck up on the walls. 

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
This is one thing I'd like to do better. I've got so many notebooks and sheets of paper lying around with various bits of inspiration on them, and I don't have one specific way of organising them. Definitely something I need to work on! 

Where do you look for inspiration?
I find looking around the internet is a good place to start, but it can be easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. I also really enjoy looking back through the pages of ideas I've had in the past to see if anything sparks my imagination, or wandering through a book shop and taking in all the exciting new books and beautiful covers.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
That's a tough one because I'm already very lucky with my craft space! I guess if I had to wish for 3 things it would be: 1. That we owned the space (instead of renting) so I wasn't so hesitant about putting things on the walls/painting etc. (that's a huge wish! Haha), 2. It'd be great if the space was a little bit bigger, and 3. As boring as it is, I'd love to have a better (and more attractive) way of organising all my supplies! Preferable in some lovely vintage pieces of furniture :)



This week Olivia gets creative and recreates the sultry look of singer Adele:

Adele always manages to look elegant and dramatic at the same time. She combines classic fashion sense with slightly bolder pieces to create a perfect style. Wanna see how to DIY the look?



Outfit details:
  • Dress - Zara 
  • Necklace - DIY (see below)
  • Bag - Chanel
  • Sunglasses - Chanel
  • Shoes - Guiseppe Zanotti

DIY Chanel Inspired Chain Ribbon Necklace

Recreate the look with Katy's Chanel Inspired Chain Ribbon Necklace Tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Easy and elegant, but still on trend.  I love mixing high and low pieces, and bold, bright colors!

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My Chanel quilted bag -- it was a birthday and anniversary present a year and a half ago!

Who are your style icons?

Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, and Kate Middleton

Do you have any favourite designers?

Too many to name!  

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

 The Galleria in Houston has so many amazing stores, and Houston's consignment stores are amazing!  I've found really high-end designer pieces for a tiny fraction of what they cost initially!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I have a sewing machine that I break out for the occasional DIY project, and I love making small pieces like jewelry and accessories!

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit? 

Think about your closet and what pieces you gravitate to, and develop them into your signature style!  You don't have to wear every trend, but pick one or two that speak to you and interpret them your own way! 


Check out Katy's blog, Sugarlaws »

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