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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

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Cute Sticker Flakes

51 minutes agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Snow Globes & Animals by Amifa Have you checked out the latest designs for stickers lately?  The other day I was doing just that and was taken aback by all the unique and detailed images.  There were a couple of brands that really stood out to me and I thought you might like them too. […]

Printable: Origami Kokeshi Doll

3 hours agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Every year I create a special post for the Japanese holiday Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day, March 3).  Usually it’s a tutorial or a round-up of crafts relating to Girls’ Day.  This year I decided to make an origami kokeshi doll for the occasion.  You can make one too with the PDF file provided […]

We've Moved!

11 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

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New Zakka Life Blog!

11 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Today I'm very excited to share that I've created a new and improved Zakka Life site. Some of you may know that I've been wanting to do this for a very long time (over two years). Only last year was I able to purchase the zakkalife domain. Show More Summary

Sewing with My Daughter

12 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Over the weekend my daughter and I made this retro doll. This was the first time my daughter sewed something that didn't have pre-punched holes to guide her stitches. It was a little challenging for her but I think she did a great job. Show More Summary

Happy Girl's Day!

12 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Happy Girl's Day! Okay, you caught me. I'm a day late but I still wanted to get a mini post in. This year we went to the Japanese market just before Girl's Day which meant there were a lot of special treats just for the occasion. After drooling over all the food and pretty packaging, I settled on this bag of chocolates. Show More Summary

It's Never Too Late

It's Never Too Late by Dallas Clayton I had planned on sharing this book with all of you in the beginning of the new year but time escaped me. And as the book states, it's never too late so here goes... A few months ago I was asked if I would share It's Never Too Late on Zakka Life. Show More Summary

DIY Valentine Roundup

Origami Heart Necklace 2012 In the past six years of blogging, I've been sharing all my Valentine projects with you. And since I've built up quite the collection, I thought I would share some of my favorites. Enjoy. Superhero Lollipop Valentine 2011 Out of this World Valentine 2012 Snail Valentine 2009 Origami Heart Valentine 2011 Roller skate Valentine 2013

Valentine Printable: Heart Teasers

Do you remember brain teasers? Brain teasers are puzzles that require one to figure out a phrase or idiom from the image/words. I recall having fun trying to decipher these kinds of puzzles when I was in elementary school. Recently, my son reminded me of brain teasers when he showed me one that he learned in school. Show More Summary

Washi Tape Stop Motion Video

It should be no surprise by now that I like all things washi tape. So when I stumbled upon this stop motion video by MT Tape, I had to share. The MT Youtube channel has other videos as well. I haven't viewed all of them but it looks like most of the videos showcase their events. Enjoy.

Printable: Origami Calendar

With every new year brings the overabundance of printable calendars. One that stood out for me this year was a modular origami calendar designed by Ilona Taschner (model originally designed by Michael Naughton). The calendar is comprised of six squares and is surprisingly easy to put together. Show More Summary

Book Review: Uncommon Cards

Uncommon Cards by Jeanne Williamson With the holidays over, I'm left with a plethora of paper, ribbon, and packaging. So, I thought this would be the opportune time to review Uncommon Cards since it's all about making cards with recycled objects. Show More Summary

A Belated Happy New Year

I hope all of you were able to enjoy the holidays. My family and I enjoyed a restful staycation with lots of eating (perhaps a little too much). In the new year we decided to visit somewhere new and went to Lands End in San Francisco. It's a lovely park for scenic hikes with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Wishing everyone new adventures in the New Year!

The Annual Yule Log

Swissmas by Mathew Lucas For the past six years on Christmas day, I've posted a video of a yule log. This year I'm breaking from tradition and sharing this Yule Log 2.0 site. Just click on the image to visit the Yule Log 2.0 site. Once there, you can pick out a yule log to watch that suits your taste. Merry Christmas everyone!

Festive Funk Machine by Moo

I know this is a silly time waster but I like it none-the-less. Cute design gets me every time. The Moo site has created this interactive music generator called the Festive Funk Machine. All you do is click on a robot and it starts singing or playing an instrument. Show More Summary

Part II: Christmas Gift Wrap with Origami Details

The more gifts I wrap, the more ideas I come up with. Here are a few new ideas for my "origami theme" gift wrap. In case you missed it, you can see the first part of Christmas Gift Wrap here. O Little Town of Bethlehem A medallion made from Motif Pattern of Origami.

Palha Italiana Recipe

A few weeks ago my husband came home raving about a dessert (Palha Italiana) he tried at his company potluck. What piqued my interest was he claimed it was better than his maple flan recipe. Now maybe flan doesn't sound that exciting to you but the flan recipe he has is amazing. Show More Summary

Printable: Snowman Drink Decorations

Have you ever visited the Mood Kids site before? I discovered the site a while back and found their projects quite charming. They have a good amount of fun printables. One specifically that caught my eye was this snowman drink decoration. Show More Summary

Chrismas Gift Wrap with Origami Details

Origami Dove Each year I like to choose a theme for my Christmas gift wrap. This year I decided to incorporate origami pieces into the wrapping as a picture. The gifts were wrapped with basic brown craft paper. Once the gift was wrapped, I drew directly onto the package with a white paint pen. Show More Summary

Kid Craft: Holiday Cards for Dolls

My family and I our in the full swing of the holiday season. The Christmas tree and other decorations are up. The kid's have been feasting on their chocolate advent calendars. Dates for holiday gatherings have been set. And last but definitely not least, we've been crafting. Show More Summary

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