Ballerina Paper dress


This adorable ballet style dress miniature is made from paper back novel, phone book pages and crepe paper. It is carefully stitched in pink cotton with intricate trims glued in place. Decorative and delicate, though quite sturdy. It is not made to actually be worn, but rather adorn just the perfect spot in your home.

Source Etsy..

Before & after - Colorful wall cabinet


Incredibly successful transformation on this plain and uninteresting wall cabinet. A great way to brighten up your walls.

Hop on over to Say Yes to Hoboken for tutorial

Use baby powder to untangle necklaces

Tip of the day!

Got a knotty problem? Untangle it with this no-sweat trick: Sprinkle a bit of baby powder over the knot to help loosen it, then use a pin to finish freeing it.

Recycled Ribbon Holder... use an oatmeal container.

This ribbon holder is made from an empty oatmeal container. Cut a hole in the side, and glue patterned paper to cover the container. Then slip your ribbon inside so you can easily pull lengths out through the opening.


Bathroom Storage and Organization Ideas!


Use PVC piping to hold your hair styling devices!

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Plastic Spoon Votives


This tutorial shows how to make these beautiful candle holders using plastic spoons. You can use white spoons or spray them with any color you like.

You will need:

Glass votive holders

Plastic spoons


Spray paint


So Pretty!



Smoked Salmon Avocado Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Recipe from


  • Rocket leaves (arugula), about 60g (2 oz)
  • An avocado
  • 1/2 of a full sized lebanese cucumber
  • 100g (3 oz) smoked salmon (I used Tassal brand)
  • 1 tbsps sesame seeds

Dressing (measure to taste):-

  • 1 lime
  • about 1/2 cup of olive oil (adjust to your preference)
  • Salt to taste
  • A drop of sesame oil *optional*

In a small dry pan, toast 1 tbsp of sesame seeds over medium flame until lightly brown. Set aside. (2) Wash and dry the rocket leaves. Set aside. (3) Slice cucumber. Set aside. (4) Halve a lime and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Then add olive oil, sesame oil (if using), salt to taste and  1/2 tbsp of the toasted sesame seeds.  Whisk until it emulsifies. (5) In a salad bowl, add rocket leaves, cucumber and hand torn smoked salmon. (6) Use an avocado slicer to slice the avocado. To avoid the avocado from turning brown, I  dip slices of the avocado in the dressing and add into the salad bowl.  Scatter the remaning toasted sesame seeds as a finishing touch. (7) Serve with the dressing separately.