Hama Bead Crafting

Pinky Pie and My Melody
Pinky Pie and My Melody

The kids have picked up a new hobby this year~ Hama Bead Crafting. It has been the ” in thing” since 2014 and we are slowly catching on to the latest trends.

I’ ve been  pining a lot of pictures on my  Hama Pinterest Board and love the designs that I have been seeing.  The kids too have their favourites and have picked up a few designs to start creating.

Monkey boy  and Doggie boy creating their masterpieces
Monkey boy and Doggie boy creating their masterpieces

They were inspired by the tools that they saw in the game Minecraft and attempted to make their own version of the diamond sword and pick axe.

Monkey boy's Sword
Monkey boy’s Sword

Monkey boy chose a mixture of blues for the sword and gave red accents to represent a blazing sword.  He named it Fire  & Ice.

Doggie boy's Pick Axe
Doggie boy’s Pick Axe

Doggie boy create this Flaming Pick Axe above. The over sized Pick Axe was suppose to cause massive damage when used during a fight with the zombies.

Rainbow Dash ~ My Little Pony
Rainbow Dash ~ My Little Pony

Tiger girl has no interest in Minecraft and drew inspiration from her favourite show  My Little Pony instead.  Both of us worked on creating one of her favourite ponies – Rainbow Dash.

Pinkie Pie and My Melody
Pinkie Pie and My Melody

Tiger girl had so much fun that she requested to create another pony. This time she decided on Pinkie Pie. I on the other hand tried my hand replicating a famous Sanrio character- My Melody.

My Melody Key Chain
My Melody Key Chain

I decided to make my creation into a key chain as a Valentine’s Day present for a girlfriend of mine who loves My Melody. I hope that she enjoys her little present from me.

Have you been creating anything

using Hama Beads?


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Blogathon 2015- Are you in ? * Updated *

Biannual Blogathon BashThe blogathon is here again. I’ve joined it last year  and the year before  so I’m following through and joining it again this year.

This year I do not  have as much time to work on the Blogathon as I’m having a rather busy workload solo parenting.  I won’t be joining any mini challenges but may work on some of the mini challenges on my own if I get time after the Blogathon is over.

Here is a list of things that I wish to get done this weekend.

  1. Update my TRAVEL page
  2. Update my Media Kit
  3. Do the sketch work for a new series which I will launch on the blog.
  4. Create a newsletter to send out next week for those on my mailing list.


To be done after the Blogathon as I’m sure I won’t be able to complete it this weekend.

1. Update my twitter page.

2. Change the header and FB header for my 2nd blog- Rachel Dominique. 


* Updates*

It’s the tail end of the Blogathon and this is what I have managed to do so far.

– Updated my travel page ( yeah!!)

– Made a new media kit

Media Kit 2015(a)

– Did a draft for my new series . If you are  wondering what I will be writing on it will be entitled - Bridging the GAP as I tackle the problems that I face when the kids transit between N2- K1, P2-P3 and P4-P5 based on my personal experience with my 3 kids who are all currently in the “GAP”.


What will you be doing this Blogathon?