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Jesmonite Terrazzo Coasters

I first heard about Jesmonite when I was doing the Concrete Planter workshop with Concrete Everything last year – Alvin showed me some beautiful projects he was working on. Now that we’re confined mainly to our homes due to Circuit Breaker measures, I thought it was a perfect time to get a DIY Jesmonite Terrazzo Coaster kit from them!

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5 Hand-made things at my Wedding

One year ago, on 9 March, I celebrated my wedding with my husband. To mark the occasion in a way that’s most relevant to this hobby blog of mine, I wanted to share the various hand-made items that were part of my wedding. The first four were made by me (and if you’ve seen my posts before, might find them familiar). The last one was something done by a friend of my sister, which I really love!

I hope this inspires you to consider incorporating more hand-made items to mark special occasions in your life ❤

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Antique bowl kintsugi (+ vintage ceramic lamp)

After coming across the beautiful concept of kintsugi, where broken pottery pieces are mended with gold, I was hoping to try it one day. It didn’t quite make sense to break something to do it. And on one serendipitous day, when my friend was showing me around his family’s antique and vintage store, East Inspirations, he told me he had a broken antique bowl ❤
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Upcycled dress (add a hem!)

In a bid to be more environmentally-friendly, I have been trying to minimize buying new things where I can. This Chinese New Year, I challenged myself not to buy anything brand new (it used to be a tradition to buy new clothes to wear during this festive season), but still come up with new outfits.

One of the ideas I had was to add a little something to an old clothing piece I had but never wore much!

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Kalimba

I came across a Makers’ Market which had a number of workshops – and the Kalimba workshop conducted by Roger&Sons caught my eye!

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Paper Polar Bear Sculpture

My sister just relocated to Hong Kong for work, and I was visiting. She was looking for some more permanent company in her apartment, and was inspired to make a polar bear after seeing it at her friend’s place. I was enlisted to put him together during my week there.

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Weaving

I was in Bangkok for a work trip, and was looking to try out a new craft on one of the evenings. I was super happy to chance upon The Loom, which offered weaving workshops!

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How my curiosity for craft and workshops changed my life

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Mindfulness beads

My friend and I were looking to do something mindfulness-related for my birthday, given some recent realizations / reflections amidst the insane rush of life.

By a stroke of coincidence, my boss told me about Shan Living, started by his friend, and they had a workshop that had a mix of meditation and making something, which was a perfect fit for me!

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