DIY Colourful Garden Lanterns

Just as Melbourne  starting to be enveloped by the colder weather , the mercury dropping to the teens, I have been looking for warm, simple and colourful craft ideas to warm my heart and toes.

And I came across this, a simple , affordable craft idea with old jam/sauce bottles ,some crepe/tissue wrapping paper and Mod Podge from Henry Happened

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Colourful Jar Candles from Henry Happened

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I have already pinned this on my Pinterest profile (http://pinterest.com/rachinoz/) on my craft board to remind me to get to working on this once I have completed my long list of outstanding craft projects. :)

I hope you have fun making this. Much love..x NOtaHAti@Rachel

Cupcake Chomper inspired by Feltique

It has been awhile since I picked up my felting needles. The downside about not needle felting for a period of time, I find I can loose some of my touch and become more vulnerable to the  pricks(ouch!) from sharp needles and any felting fan will tell you , it is  not so pleasant when there are 3-4 of them at a time (double ouch!)

So while I was back in KL in March for a friend’s wedding…well actually whenever I am in KL, I have a “must” routine within my first few days of settling back in. I must have my compulsory dose of local food,I must check out what is the latest in Asian cinema at the DVD store and I must go to Kinokuniya bookshop in KLCC where I pore over their incredible  range craft and DIY books.

Each time I return to Kinokuniya in KL, it is without fail I will always find at least one or even more craft book which I don’t seem to come across in any of the local (ever decreasing) bookshops in Melbourne:(.

This time I found 2 books, one which is Feltique by Nikola Davidson and Brookelynn Morris

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I highly recommend if you are looking for more ideas, techniques, projecs for felting and needle felting.  I already have 10 books on felting and consider this another great addition to my ever growing collection.

Their project ideas are fun to make, so fun that I made one last week, needing a break from my not so fun job-hunt activity. Its the Cupcake Chomper…

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Cupcake Chomper (needle felted by nota hati)

Yup,that is my little purple Cupcake Chomper which I made and photographed with the teeny tiny cupcakes which I bought for tea(watching my weight!). It is fun to make and took me about  2 hours to complete…the tiny teeth and cupcake in the mouth was a bit of a challenge but worth the effort.

Happy felting…talk soon. xo NOtaHati

White Night!

It was a great night out in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, the city came alive with 80 different events at different venues around the city and the some of our monumental buildings were illuminated with lights on graphics and there were revellers all over the city. The estimated number  out and about that night was about 300,000 and of course I was there with Mr Man checking out the sights and sounds…and aside from very sore feet, I don’t think Melbourne could be any prettier!

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At the start of White Night, looking on a runway show.

Some other shots taken amidst the crazy amount of people walking around the city and being petite in stature, getting the shots I wanted was quite tricky and not to mention frustrating! But it was a great night needless to say!:) X Rachel@ NOtaHati

Happy New Year 2013

Happy new year everyone, I hope you all had a great time of celebration towards the end of 2012 and have already started with your race for 2013.

Mr Man and I decided to go away just after Christmas for a mini-break in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and here are some shots during our break away from Oz which was a nice change from having to wonder which event to go for  on NYE in town. It as so very nice to catch up with friends and family in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur which I believe has been refreshing and nursed some of homesickness which I have  been feeling especially for my friends.

January is almost over but I still would like to wish you a Happy New Year and may it be a good year of development filled with new hopes and endeavors.

x NOtaHati

mmmcrafts!

Good morning! I have been meaning to share my latest effort of making this delightful bunny but in combination of  last year’s Christmas business and taking a break from everything else except crafting, I forgot! :)

Anyway, here is my very own  New Year bunny who is dressed to the nines right down to a masquerade mask of her own!  I had made her with the intention of sharing her just before NYE but I was away! LOL

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My variation of Baby Binky Bunny dressed in masquerade ball finery:) (Handmade and image by NotaHati)

This little bunny was inspired by the Baby Binky Bunny pattern which I bought ages ago from Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts.

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Baby Binky Bunny from mmmcrafts

I am especially pleased with my Binky Bunny because it has been awhile I made something just for me which turned out better than I thought upon completion and it is one of those little things which brings crafting  joy!

If you want to make your very own Binky Bunny, you can get a pattern from Larissa’s store

Happy Monday!

xo NOtaHati@Rachel