Shoelace Flip Flop

DIY Tutorial: Shoelace Flip Flop | @onelmon

Anybody here wears slippers at home? Well, I do or sort of… do. Truth is I don’t wear the slip-on slippers. Instead, I wear flip flops around the house and it has been going on like that for years. I was so confident that I can just drop in any footwear store in Tokyo and get a pair of them that I refused to bring a pair from home even though my mom has suggested me to. Lesson learnt, just listen to your mom. She is always right. I’ve been here for 3 weeks and I can’t find a single store that sells flip flops! You can find slip-on slippers almost anywhere but definitely no flip flops. I don’t know, maybe I just haven’t looked far and hard enough. I tried wearing these slip-on slippers for a week and I almost fell from the stairs a couple of times. That’s when I think I need to do something about this. Slippers to flip flops make over! Continue reading

Cross stitching on PVC pipe

DIY: Cross Stitching on Pipe | onelmon

Hi all! I’m back with another PVC pipe creation today. And yes, as you can judge from the title, we are going to do some needlework on pipe! Some of you may have seen my previous project, the Pipe Bangle, which also involved stitching on PVC pipe. But this time, we are doing something that is a little bit different Continue reading

Dried Paint Painting


Hi All! We are going do some painting today (or should I say fake painting?). Anybody here who is good at painting or at least is fond of painting? **Confession time** In my case, if you ask me to paint something, you can expect to see something a 5-year old would come out with when you ask him/her to paint. Yes, I paint terribly, maybe more terrible than a 5-year-old kid (sigh). I’m one of those people who always accidentally misguides the paint brush outside the drawing line and when it happens, tries hard to cover the mistake by spreading the coloring area wider, wider, wider… and then realizes that the drawing is now out of shape, throws the drawing away, and cries in the corner (sob). So why did I choose to do something that I’ve always tried to avoid? Continue reading