Diamond Painting

First Diamond Painting Finish + Next Project


“Owlie” – (because I can’t think of anything more original right now 😂) who holds the distinguished honor of being the flag-bearer for my new-found hobby [Diamond Painting] – is finished!

Here he is framed & displayed in our little grooming room:


I covered the canvass with a sheet of plastic on the suggestion of the cleaning lady. She was worried that dust might settle between the beads & wiping them would cause the beads to come lose – smart observation!

(Oh and I’m really sorry about the poor quality of these photos. It’s been cloudy/rainy lately so I’m using indoor lighting only 😭).

And because I am just “high-strung” like that, here’s my next project:

peacock DP

Drill pens up in 5! 🤩


Beads, Buttons, Ribbons, Oh my!

I found some fun stuff on a recent trip to Malaysia 🙂 Incidentally, I didn’t go treasure hunting for souvenir items as any normal, sane tourist would do.  I rummaged amongst the aisles of a DIY shop instead and found these ~

A handheld sewing machine!

Now why would I buy this when sewing is a siren call that I am absolutely deaf to … ? Or, am I? 😛 I saw it way down on the bottom-est rack and it was quite cheap so I put it in my basket.

I don’t know how to use it. There’s no manual, or spare parts, we just tested if it would come alive with batteries 🙄 Maybe its purpose is to inspire me to sew or maybe it will become a craftsy paperweight.  It looks promising, let’s leave it at that for now 😀

A paint by numbers kit!

I was inspired by my daughter’s and when I saw this at a low price I didn’t hesitate ❤

And here are some lovely ribbons, beads and buttons ❤

IDK, again, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but I’m thinking I could use these for my fashion doll clothes.

beads, buttons and ribbons

As well, I was inspired by a lady somewhere here on WP who collects buttons.  So I’m starting my own collection 🙂 ❤

button collector

Create happy! ❤️‍

~  Paardje 💋‍