Friday, 2 November 2012

Update 2.11.12

Hi everyone.  It has been a while since my last post here. The thing is.. I'm on my last trimester of pregnancy and it has been a little bit too tough to do thing or move around, so I take my holiday break to regain some  energy before baby due date.  I hope I can re-open my etsy shop ( soon.  I miss my work already.

Have a nice weekend everyone
Joon x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Online magazine I like // Babiekins issue 10

Hello Monday!

Babiekins Magazine Issue 10

It feels great to get back on blogging again because I have more spare time, woo-hoo! My babybear's nursery is nearly done.  I'm working on decorating the ikea curtain that will cover my office shelves. (#ikeahack) more pictures to show soon.

And while working on that project - getting more inspiration on Pinterest is a must on the list of my daily routine. Today I found a link of pin for a kid's room (via Helena c, Thanks).  It's for Babiekinsmag and I check it out and I love it.  There are kid's fashion, room's decor and much more.  It's a lovely online magazine that filled with inspiration for your little one.  I like that fox cushion (image above) xx

Thursday, 30 August 2012

BabyBear Nursery

BabyBear Nursery
Hi, I have latest update on my BabyBear's nursery to share with you.  It's not finish yet, by the way! there are a lot more decoration I want to add into it but at least the main furniture are in place :cot/ armchair/ shelves to store baby clothes and their stuffs and I use my working desk double as a changing station.  I heard that when baby starts to wiggling around or move it will be safer to change their nappy on the floor.

The room is painted in all white, an attempted to make it looks as big as possible, (It's a very small room unfortunately, half nursery / half my mini-office).  Also we don't know it's a boy or girl? so I try to keep it neutral as possible and add accent colours into it when baby is born. Right now I think white-grey-orange are good for any gender.  And also few curtains need to add to cover shelves and the nooks next to chimney to hind my office from sight.  I will have more picture to show when I have done it.

Thanks for pop in xx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Update // where some of old posts?


A quick note here! I am updating and refreshing my blog and working on making my own original projects and contents.  You might found that some old posts are no longer available to view.

Joon xx

Pom Pom project // twig branch

Pom Pom twig branch by Thisisjoon

I've been dread to make one of my own for a long time.  Here my own verion of Pom Pom twig branch!!

This project is super easy.  All you need are ::

  • Pom Pom > few of them in the colour you like, I recommend stick with only 2-3 colours, unless you like rainbow style // You can get them from my shop Thisisjoon 
  • Dry Twig > free! if you pick them from your garden, a park or while you out for a walk.
  • Vase > I got mine from a charity shop, 50p bargain! and any vase or old jam jar will do.
  • Hot glue gun or super glue
  • *Decoration items (option) You can use only pom pom or add artificial cotton bird like mine.

How to :: arrange your dry twig in a vase / glue pom pom to the twig (stick them in variety angle and leave some gap between them) / add decoration items if you have some.  and voila! done.

Have fun!

I am setting up a competition to win a set of mixed-pom pom soon. Check out my facebook page and twitter @joonhiggins for more details xx

Friday, 3 August 2012

Update // My office My stock

Hi, It has been a while since I blog as being a first time mum has a lot of things to prepare and learn and it's start to taking it tolls on me. The tiredness and lacking of energy are making it harder to do or finished anything, including my work on my Etsy shop.

However I try and I "n-e-a-r-l-y" finish sorting out my office and give way to nursery.  So that mean I can start to concentrate on my business again.

By the way, as this spare bedroom is going to be A NURSERY / MY OFFICE so I planned to hide all my files and tools in columns in the the chimney (which you can't see here in the photo - its opposite the window) and make it looks more like a nursery.

Will have more photo and progress of working to show here soon...

Have a nice weekend everyone xx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

My office My stock

My office before I shrink the size.
Hello everyone, a quick post here.

I'm feeling better after pregnancy symptom kicked in 4 months ago and in the process of clearing my office and my stock to make way for the nursery. That's a big challenge!! where all my stock are going to live, definitely not in the loft.  Now is the time to use my squeeze skill, right up I go!

Get a quick update on my twitter : @joonhiggins // and

Friday, 1 June 2012

Blog I like // Fryd means joy

image from By Fryd blog

I have found another beautiful design 'By Fryd' by Jeanette Lunde, a Norwegian designer who presents lovely Scandinavian style and her online magazine is fabulous.

Love white base wall and decorates with colours. I found 'By Fryd' while I flick though my old issue of 'Mollie makes' magazine and can't stop looking at her works. If you want to check out her online magazine, here the link //
By Fryd : issue 1

By Fryd : issue 2

By Fryd : issue 3

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Lace Trim // Display

Sun is shining.
So I want to add colourful display to my office's window.

A simple of string.
Handful of lovely lace trim + Ribbons..
and Just tie them up or strap them up to the string.
Easy and simple ^^

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Lace Trim // sneak peek

Sneak peek of my lace trim collection 
(16 colours will be available soon at Thisisjoon Etsy shop)

sample colours of my lace trim collection
Lace trim Image by Thisisjoon

Lace trim // photo shoot setting

Behind the screen / photo shoot
It was raining all day, so the idea of shooting my lace trim collection outdoor is out. Never mind, it give me a chance to play around with props and displays indoor.

I placed my makeshift table (made from an old pallet by my hubby) next to the window where I get most of the light. Place my lace trim on the cork-board that I painted in white. Having white paper-sheet on hand to bouncing the light.  And here we go, shoot!!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Online magazine I like // Styled

I'm a fan of online magazine.  They are pack with load of inspiration and its free! And this issue of 'Styled' e-magazine' is packing with beautiful flowers.  Fancy some flower arrangement, anyone?

Thursday, 19 April 2012

New product // Sweet Pom Hair Pin

Pastel is so hot right now. Check out my 'Sweet Pom Hair Pin' on my etsy shop. A lovely set of 5 to add colour to your outfit.

Thank you to stop by xx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Online magazine I like // Sweet Paul

Sweet paul / Spring 2012
Are you a 'Sweet Paul' fan? You might wanna be. Hee are so many pretty things and they are so inspired. Check out their latest issue here :: 'Sweet Paul Magazine - Spring 2012 issueMy favourite image is on page. 75

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Online magazine I like // Funkytime

New issue of Funkytime, everyone! I'm so excited to share this with you. Love craft projects in this issue, which projects do you like?

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Blog I like // Hellosandwich

All images are from Hellosandwich's blog

I'm a fan of hellosandwich blog, love her works - so creative.  Her latest works are using Martha Stewart range tools had brew me away. I love these edging trim + pastel tone colours. I am so making these project for my dining table set. Looking forward to see more!!!

Ps. I wish I can join her in Japan to create this lovely projects. Love it! Here is the full link  Hello Sandwich Everyday Craft  and here where I found this lovely images via hellosandwich tweet.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Inspired by // Miu Miu Shoes

image via pinterest
Look at these colour and pattern. They are so chic and so fresh for the spring season, Gorgeous, don't you think?

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Inspired by // Alvhem Makleri

All images are from Alvhem Makleri website

I found randomly this chic apartment which design by  Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör via iurban's website.  It gave me an exciting feeling and load of ideas that I can adapt to my little terrace house here in the UK. 

Found anything you like and inspired you?

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Snack // Apple Nachos

Via pinterest and / Apple Nachos
I want a snack that less crab but tasty and Apple Nachos sound about right!
  • 3 crispy and slightly tart apples
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Sliced up some apples thin enough so it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites. Lightly spritzed the apples with lemon juice to keep them from browning too fast.
Then melted some peanut butter–until it was super runny–and drizzled it all over the apples. Next, topped the apples and peanut butter with unsweetened flaked coconut, sliced almonds, a few pecans and chocolate chips. Finally, drizzled a little more peanut butter onto the plate. 

Found image+recipe via Pin/ via (Thanks Allyson for sharing)

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Pom Pom Project : Chic Top

Hello, how are you up to? I was looking for a cute 'pom pom project' to share with you and here is a cutie tunic I found via Pinterest (image from asos).

Easy to make - Just lay Pom Pom down and sew up! You can use fabric glue if you're not fancy sewing.

Looking for Pom Pom this colour! here >> Light Apricot Pom Pom by Thisisjoon

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Inspired by // Saipua

Original image from

Are you looking for an inspiration to create a beautiful gift wrap? I found this image via pinterest and the original work is from Saipua.

Lovely use of fresh flower combines with plain ribbon. Loving it!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Inspired by // Paperboatpress

Thank you note from via 
I found this lovely 'Thank you note' gift wrap via pinterest, via piajanebijkerk and the original from paperboatpress.  

Simplicity using brown paper to wrap and brought to life with a piece of pink fabric + dry plant to add finish the look, beautiful.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Inspired by // Pinterest

Image // from Flickr - paper pastries
I found this image // via Pinterest. The image came from Flickr - paper pastries group.

I love the shade and tone of this pink palette, so inspiring! 

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Inspired by // Decor8

Image from Decor8 blog

While I flick though one of my favourite blog decor8 I found this image of the girl room.  I'm a fan of white wall and the soft tough of pink colour win me over. The bird's house above the bed are so lovely and gave me an idea of what I can use with my 'little birdy' collection (artificial cotton bird)..

and also that 'pom pom trim' on pink cushion is so inspired!! for the 'Pom Pom Project'. If you have lovely cushion at home, why not add Pom Pom trim (Ball fringe) to give a lovely finishing touch xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Inspired by // Hellosandwich

image from Hello Sandwich

Look at what I found on one of my favourite blog, Hellowsandwich! A lovely fabric Gift wrap with fabric and pom pom trim ♥ This is so freaking cute.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Online magazine I like // Funkytime

I first discovered funkytime Magazine via Pinterest and fell in love with craft projects that pack inside. Want to know what I'm talking about? check it out xx

Image from funkytime

Happy Valentine's Day

Image by the wheatfield
Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
Here a lovely 'LOVE' card that I found via pinterest from thewheatfield by Katie daisy.
Have a great day xx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Gift + Wrap // Pom Pom Trim

image from Hellosandwich's blog

hello sandwich ♥ is an Australian artist + graphic designer who live in Tokyo, Japan. She creates such a lovely works and this is one of my favourite 'Gift wrap'.

She used an old plastic bag + washi (mt) tape + colourful pom pom. It's show that you can use materials around you to create a lovely craft project.

Fancy to create one yourself? You can find 'Yellow pom pom trim' on my etsy shop Thisisjoon, Have fun xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Craft Project // Heart Felt Garland by Eat Sleep Cuddle

image from eat sleep cuddle blog

I found this lovely project of 'Heart Felt' via pinterest by eat sleep cuddle. So adorable and it gave me the inspiration to create my own version with my pom pom trim.

A lovely thing to share ^^ Have a nice day xx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Craft Project : Crepe Paper Flower

This mini crepe paper flower is original from ohhappyday
and Thanks to ohthelovelythings to share this lovely project to us x 

What a great project to do for Valentines Day ♥ 

I've found lots of cute projects while I checked out 'ohthelovelythings blog' and this mini crepe paper flower from 'ohhappyday' has caught my interest, big time. Images are so lovely, I'm in love with colours!!

Click on the above links for a complete tutorial, enjoy xx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Valentine Projects

Something To Do in February
The Month of Love // Valentine ;)

Seem like a good 'photography' project to do 
to match up with the Valentine Theme

Sunday, 1 January 2012

D.I.Y Paper Bowls

Start off The Dragon year of 2012 with a lovely DIY Paper Bowls Project! This picture is so stand out that I've to click and find out the details. I plan to make few to use on my dining table ♥ 

(via Scandinaviandeko on Pinterest) 
Materials: Paper, Wallpaper paste, Round plastic bowl

To do this:
1. Prepare the wallpaper paste.
2. Turn the plastic bowl upside down. Apply the paste and paper alternately. Place the paper tightly on the bowl. A few layers of paper is enough. Leave the edge uneven.
3. The paperbowl dries and comes off of the plastic bowl by itself.
4. Use the bowls for dry food only. If the food is warm or greasy, add a piece of baking paper inside the bowl.

Hope you enjoy this project,
Joon ♥ 

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