DIY Felt Tablet Sleeve


I was looking for a pouch of case or sleeve for Nexus tablet and Pinterest, as my go-to-inspiration-source. I found few posts on tutorials how to make an iPhone and external hard drive sleeve/case out of felt & handstitching.

So I was wondering if I could try to make a tablet sleeve instead of buying it.

And I tried. Success! And I am super happy with the result 🙂

It didn’t take a long time to make this. Basic material you will meed are:
– Felt in your your favorite color
– Scissors or rotary cutter
– Pinking sheer
– Ruler
– Needle
– Thread in matching color with the felt
– Valcero or button

First, measure the tablet. My Nexus is about 5″ x 7″

Then I measure the felt I wanna use. I found this darker grey in my stash. Using rotary cutter and quilt ruler, I cut my felt into 12″ x 7.25″

Then I fold to make the sleeve at 5″ from the bottom. Hold it with needle so it will stay in place when you hand-stitch its sides.


This is what I love… Handstitching. I think this is what they call blanket handstitching. This blog post is an excellent tutorial with pictures.


Last step is adding the fastener. For mine, I use adhesive Valcero. You can pick what you want to use for the sleeve flap.

I am happy for the result 🙂 And I hope you can follow these simple steps. If you have any questions, feel free to leave it as comment and I will try my best to answer it.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Virtual Blog Tour

It is Monday. As I am preparing myself to start this new week, no matter what we will go through this week I am reminded by the Lord that He is faithful and there is hope only in Him for those who depend on Him and to those who search for Him:

The faithful love of the  lord  never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The  lord  is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The  lord  is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the  lord . (Lamentations 3:22-26)

A few weeks ago, my blogging friend, Ramona, invited me to join this Virtual Blog Tour. She is one awesome lady I met on blogging world who inspires a lot of her readers through link ups, reviews, inspirational posts, crafts and giveaways! Check out her blog here to see what she has shared with her readers.

Virtual Blog Tour is one fun blog-hopping to get to know each other and they have been doing. Each participant of this Virtual Blog Tour has to answer these 4 questions. And today I would like to share a little bit about me with you all 🙂

What am I working on?

As a stay home wife and mom who has a kindergarten aged daughter and a pre-schooler aged girl, I am busy with them every single day 🙂 Right now, I am working on a lesson plan for my preschooler while the oldest at school.


this picture was taken a few months ago… just a glimpse of what is happening in our loft almost every day 🙂


I am also one of Wycliffe Associates volunteers working on a project for Pacific Area ministry. And I am a volunteer translator at YouVersion Bible App.

On my spare time, I blog, do scrapbook layouts, make cards, DIY, crafts with my girls and crafting with friends.


How does my work differ from others of its genre?

In the last few months, I have been taking some times to seek God and reevaluate what I do and how it aligns with what He has called me to do. Couple weeks ago, when I attended a women blogging conference, Declare Conference, God confirmed me what and why. I know that God has given me the ability to do what I do to make his name known among to others through my role as a wife, a mom and a paper crafter.

What makes it different is that I do this as a servant to my Lord, a ministry to others. That brings joy and satisfaction in my heart, not only because it is my hobby or just because I can do it.


Why do I write/create what I do?

I realize that through all of these what I am doing here is a preparation for me and my family to go serving the Lord overseas, among the people in SEA*.

I write because God has called me to share the stories He is writing in and through my life and my family. I write because of my hope more people to know the needs of the Good News to be heard in the languages of the people in SEA*. I write because I want more and more people to stand in the gap between these people and God, to intercede for them because they cannot.

I write because I am their voices to you.

I am writing and creating with a mission for a mission.

taken by Daniel B., Wycliffe Vision Trip 2005

taken by Daniel B., Wycliffe Vision Trip 2005

How does your writing/creating process work?

I am inspired by a lot of people and learn from a lot of people. My writing process is not as easy as I write in my first language, but I am thankful for many times God helps me through a lot of friends and teachers, especially with my husband who has been a great help for me to improve my English, written and spoken.

First, I write my first draft which come from a lot of resources, for instance my quite time with the Lord, reading the Bible or reading a book, even every day life is full of inspirations to write 🙂 Then after I get my first draft, I will go back to read it again and write more. Sometimes, I post after editing my second draft, but sometimes, I need to go back and edit again for the third or fourth time.


And for my crafting process, I like to work with sketches. First, I will make plan. Right now, I am working with my daughters’ first year scrapbook albums. So I gather all of their pictures I want to put on the albums. Second, I will  find sketches or templates (for digital scrapbooking), then work on them as I can. For digital scrapbook layouts I created,  I want to make memory books for us to remember.

I love making handmade gifts and cards for family and friends. I make list what I want to make for who, search for inspirations and tutorials (from Pinterest, most of the time :D) and then I will work on them, sometimes I will ask extra time on the weekend to work on projects while my husband spend time with our daughters.

My church friends and I love to get together for craft night once in a while, for sure we always get together around October or early November to make hairbows and hairclips for Operation Christmas Child Show Boxes project.


When I can, I take pictures of steps how I create my project to share here on my blog 🙂

Next stop of this Virtual Blog Tour is my creative friend, Padni. We met at Stuck On U Sketches Design Team. And the most amazing thing is that we come from the same country! She is a scrapbook maker and teacher, loves handmade craft, home living stuff and photography. Check out her blog on September 1 to get to know her and to see what she’s been up to 🙂

THANK YOU for visiting my blog today. Your visits brighten my day 🙂

DIY Embossed Bow Tie Necklace

I was so excited when Rizzi at Thermomorph asked me to do a review about this amazing moldable plastic. Thermomorph is made out of polymorph that you can use in many ways you can think of. You can fix things, make things and even sculpt thing s with it. Yes the sky is the limit!

Today I would love to share with you what I did with Thermomorph. I made few things out of it… just having too much! It is very easy to work with this moldable plastic. First, boil a kettle of water. I used our electric kettle, just quicker and easier. I put the boiled water in a bowl and added a spoonful in it. I watched the plastic beads turning into clear plastic. I forgot to time it but it was not that long.


I used the spoon to get it out of the hot water and put on the table. It will be sticky, so don’t worry.  It gets cool quickly. While it was touchable, I started to work with it.


I used my daughter’s play dough plastic roller to flatten the Thermomorph on the CTMH Dot embossing folder, as thin as possible. Then I added Bowtiful Die Cut from Waffle Flower Crafts and secured it with a tape. Then I run it through my die cut machine, Evolution Advanced couple times.


It didn’t cut all the way, so I used my craft knife to cut the bow tie. Then I colored it using CTMH Cotton Candy Pigment Ink using small round sponge. I let it drying a little bit then I prayed it with Plaid Clear Acrylic coating. And when it completely dried, I added some clear glitter all over the bow. Oh I also poke 2 holes where I wanted to put the claps for the necklace chain, first I used the craft knife carefully and then used the biggest needle I had to poke the holes all the way through.


To finish the necklace, I added the cute button using E6000 glue and then claps for the chain.


And here’s my cute happy model… She has to have that necklace every single day! That smile on her face that makes my day! Both of my daughters are inspirations for me to create every single day! She even said, “Mama, I want to make something with your cool thing.” 😀


And some extra pretty things I made. These flowers I used Modpodge molder that I got from Walmart the other day and colored them using Plaid acrylic paints (I stole my daughter’s paint set! LOL!). Once they all completely dried, I added some clear glitter glue to them. I used E6000 glue to add them on the clips, ring base and earring.


When  I was done with my project, I still have some left. One of the cool thing from Thermomorph is that the left over can be used again later. I store it back in the jar, close the lid and they are there until I want to use it again.


I want to thank Rizzi for sending me this product for free. I totally recommend you this for any craft projects, it is great for making embellishments for your scrapbooking and cards, or easy to use with any embossing folders or stencils for your mix-media projects. Like I said before, sky is the limit! You can get this product at Amazon.

Thank you for stopping by today 🙂

I link this project at:

Inspire Me Monday Link Up Week 131

Wednesday Creative Spark Link Party #10

Simple Solution For A Tiny Craft Room

We have a small room on the second floor, we call it a loft. We use that room as my husband working area on one side and my craft corner on the other, and in the center it’s used for kids playing and crafting place. If you have a tiny craft room like mine, you probably will understand why I kept rearranging my craft room so many times in the last 2 years.

As time goes by, my crafting and paper crafting supplies are growing and taking over every spot in that tiny corner I have. So I need some solution! I searched some inspirations on Pinterest and found a lot of inspirations crafters using pegboard in their craft rooms. I showed that to my husband and he said, “Oh pegboard. It is doable and not expensive. I can do that for you.”

Pegboard is usually used in a workshop or a garage where men put up or organize their working tools. And this handy dandy pegboard has its new function in craft room. All you need just the a large piece of pegboard, several pieces of woods for the pegboard frame and pegboard accessories.

So couple of weeks ago, we went to Lowes and got some supplies for this project. They even can cut the pegboard for you as you need it. As you can see, all credits go to my crafty husband, Dave!!!

06/06/14 - Pegboard Project 1

June 6, 2014

06/06/14 - Pegboard Project 2

06/06/14 - Pegboard Project 3

Here’s the before:

12/11/12 - craft room

December 11, 2012

05/06/14 - craft room

May 6, 2014

06/06/14 - craft room

June 6, 2014

And after:

06/13/14 - Pegboard 7

June 13, 2014

06/13/14 - Pegboard 1

June 13, 2014

06/13/14 - Pegboard 2

June 13, 2014

06/13/14 - Pegboard 3

June 13, 2014

06-13/14 - Pegboard 4

June 13, 2014

06/13/24 - Pegboard 5

June 13, 2014

06/13/14 - Pegboard 6

June 13, 2014

DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor: Bee Creative

TGIF! We love this weekend! There are 2 special days we celebrate this weekend: our 6th Anniversary and Father’s Day! I hope you also will have fabulous day celebrating Father’s Day with your family 🙂

And… for the extra fun… It is Die Cut Challenge time at Stuck On U Sketches! Our blog candy sponsor this month is from… Cutting Cafe, you can pick any of 3 sets from the store! How’s that for a yummy candy? 🙂

This time we challenge you to use any ANIMAL die cuts on your projects. To be enter to win the prize, you need to link up your project HERE. So here’s my project for this challenge:


I used this 10″ Embroidery hoop at craft store and piece of fabric that big enough for the hoop. I cut the Bumblebee (#11508) using my Silhouette Cameo. Then glued each shapes together using Elmer’s Craft Bond, Fine Line glue pen.

Then I glued the finished piece on the fabric using the Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue, all-purpose craft glue.


Then I added the title using CTMH Cork Alphabets (retired) and I felt something was missing… so I added extra embellishments from Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection. Love the fabric flower, button, clothe pins and baker twine in this mini set!

Here’s the close up of the hoop:


This is very easy and quick to make once you gather the supplies. And it is up on my craft room wall now! I thin I am going to make more in different designs 🙂

This challenge last for 2 weeks. Come and join us! I cannot wait to see your projects!


I link up this project at:

Creative Spark Link Up Party #6