DIY Colourful Garden Lanterns

Just as MelbourneĀ  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. šŸ™‚

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

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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 theĀ  pricks(ouch!) from sharp needles and any felting fan will tell you , it isĀ  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 incredibleĀ  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.Ā  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 aboutĀ  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