How to make fake embroidered patches

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that you don’t wear? My childhood trauma of never being able to buy shoes back home- I had huge feet that they didn’t stock sizes for (and had to shop overseas)- is making me overcompensate byย being a total shoe fiend now. I have an entire cupboard of… Read more »

Top Tuesday: 10 best statement jewelry

To post or not to post. That is the question. I once read that Pete Cashmore posted up to 6 times a day when he first started Mashable. So obviously I had to 1 up him and post SEVEN times when I rebooted Hapiness, Wherever. Of course, that didn’t last ๐Ÿ˜› It dwindled, but posting… Read more »

Round-up: Best jewellery dish DIYs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Begging notice: I only have 2 followers at the moment, so any new ones would be loved to death! Recently, I re-discovered my cheese obsession. Not the best choice when trying to lose weight. However, I did read that eating cheese and butter actually HELPS weight loss because they’re so… Read more »

Top Tuesday: Best Spray Paint DIYs

I think spray paint is an amazing addition to the cupboard of any DIY-er/ crafter. It really gives a piece more oomph and makes it look more upmarket. And it’s so versatile! Unfortunately, it doesn’t make sense to get it if you only have 1 project to make so I thought a list of 3… Read more »

  • Chanel Camellia: 1 min flower hairpin DIY

    Behold, my first Chanel purchase! ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was younger, I never saw the appeal of Chanel bags (I thought they were “old-looking” :p) but now I am a convert! ๐Ÿ™‚ so at the ripe old age of 30, I decided to splurge on 1 of their classic quilted bags. I figured that the CPW… Read more »

  • 10 min DIY: bling bracelet

    This was a project I came up with some time back and really like. It s easy to do, fast and looks like it came from a store somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚ it even works as a necklace- just use a longer chain ๐Ÿ™‚ so enough of singing this project’s praises, and down to what you need:… Read more »

  • 10 min DIY: black and silver long chain statement necklace

    The description “Statement necklace” is waaay overused. Do a quick search on Etsy or Pinterest and you’ll find a gazillion examples which don’t seem to make a statement at all! (Or perhaps the author just has a different idea of what “statement” means from me- & the Oxford dictionary!) So I am a bit leery… Read more »

  • 15 min upcycling DIY: rhinestone name card holder

    After I started working (boo hoo!), I collected a lot of old namecard holders and now it’s time to give them a makeover ๐Ÿ™‚ What you need: – namecard holder – E6000 – 4 turquoise large round rhinestones – 2 small pink round rhinestones – 10 square diamante rhinestones   Step 1: blues Place all… Read more »

  • 5 min no pliers DIY tutorial: sleek silver bracelet

    I actually had a totally different idea in mind for this bracelet- i wanted to weave the bead caps to make a really thick bracelet- but unfortunately the cord was too thick! Unfortunately I’d already cut the cord, so I had to think of something else ๐Ÿ™‚ What you need: – approximately 18 silver bead… Read more »

  • 5 minutes no pliers DIY tutorial: punk chic bracelets

    What you need: – elastic thread – colourful flat rectangle beads – a mix of silver beads: spacers & spikes Step 1: mix & thread Thread the beads on in whatever arrangement you prefer. Be creative! You can get a variety of looks (see below) When long enough, double knot and snip off the excess… Read more »

  • 15 min earrings DIY: silver rock danglies

    The weather’s turning cold and I’m digging my jeans out of storage so I need plenty of silver dangling earrings to go with them ๐Ÿ™‚ For this project, you’ll need: – pliers & cutter pliers – pair of earring hooks – 6 long silver tubes – 6 long silver headpins – 8 large silver jump… Read more »

  • Bottega Veneta inspired: 5 min, no pliers knot bracelet

    I’m all about easy, fuss-free and quick DIYs so here’s another bracelet tutorial that requires no pliers, just glue! What you need: – 2 lengths of cord, 1.5 to 2 times the circumference of your wrist – a pair of bails, with a clasp and ending chain attached – glue: I used E6000 but keep… Read more »

  • Le Panier, through a different lens

    Panier = French for basket. So what does that have to do with this district? Since it’s named after a 17th century hotel “Le Logis du Panier”, I’m not really sure- unless it references the rich traders who funded Leย Panier’s expansion in the 16th-18th centuries! Whatever the significance of its name, Le Panier, the Old(est)… Read more »

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