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Beary Good Friends – DIY Teddy Bears

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If you know anything about my beloved rescue dog, Webby, you know that she is obsessed with stuffed animals–or rather, she’s obsessed with ripping them apart. Unfortunately, the teddy bear dolls pictured above are among her victims. Their loss was all the more tragic for me because I had sewn them myself years ago when my husband (then boyfriend) and I started the long distance phase of our relationship (which lasted four years!). I made one bear for each of us, and he had “custody” of the bears while I was in the US and he stayed in Korea. Once I returned to Korea, we got married, and couple years after that I got Webby, and well, sadly the rest is history. But at least I found this old photo of my lovely bears, sitting pretty with their pal Chupi Chones, the frog. Farewell, bears!

The Tangerine Room – Let the Creative Juices Flow!

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About a year after getting married, Yoongu and I moved into a brand new apartment complex in Icheon. Unlike some older apartment complexes, which sport a very plain and totally unadorned layout, the complex we went into tried to feature some…ahem…creative (i.e. tacky) design elements. This included mismatched wallpapers, mirror tiles (a la the 1980s), plastic framing spray painted metallic gold, etc… Egads, the list of design tragedies in this apartment seemed never ending!

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Halloween 2015: Ozma of Oz costume

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I’m a huge Wizard Oz fan, and I’m referring to the original Oz series by L. Frank Baum (although I also enjoy the countless adaptations and reboots that exist out there, like MGM’s 1939 film with Judy Garland and the Wicked series).

I think it’s unfortunate that more people aren’t aware of how big the Wizard of Oz was back in its day– it was like the Harry Potter of the early 20th century!

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DIY Double-point Knitting Needles Case

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While I use this blog to share my creative projects, I have a separate blog that is dedicated to all of my knitting endeavors: Knitting Nandu. Today’s Knitting Nandu post features a DIY Double-point Knitting Needles Case that I sewed together. This project combines “sew” many of my loves: knitting, sewing, problem-solving, and organizing!

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Isn’t this button flower corduroy print just PERFECT?

 

via DIY Double-point Knitting Needles Case.

Cheers! DIY Wine Cork Bulletin Board

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Not that we need much of an excuse to enjoy a bottle of wine, but here’s another one: a DIY wine cork bulletin board!

It was definitely fun recruiting “materials” from my friends, who said they were more than happy to drink wine for a good cause. I received a plethora of wine corks from friends, and then set about getting this project going.

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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #12: Revamped DIY Wedding Dress

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Revamped DIY Wedding Dress

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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #11: Lucky Bamboo Wedding Favors

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Lucky Bamboo Wedding Favors

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