In Love with Mason Jars

its been a long time since i’ve last updated – 2013 has been a very crazy year and in the blink of an eye its already september -o- there’s been a lot of ups and downs (that’s what life’s all about isn’t it?) – sadly i’ve lost 2 family members within a short period of 4 months which was a big hit for me … but because of that I think our family has grown much closer than before. grieving is such a complicated process – shock, regret, sadness, anger, reason, accept, treasure, grateful … i think the most important thing is to have friends and family around you to talk to and to support each other through this hard time in life. life is very unpredictable isn’t it, it always struck you when you least expect it … so treasure all that you have, don’t ever take it for granted, and live a healthy and happy life.

i haven’t totally forgotten/ put away my handmade zakka projects, still managed to made some from time to time. lately i’ve been picking it back up more and i’m working on a diy project for mason jars. when i first found out about mason jars it was love at first sight. i loooooove preserving fruits and veg (altho i’ve only just started trying) and i looooooooooooove glassware. mason jars are so versatile – you can use it for preserving, canning, drinking, candlelight, pen holder, flower vase, anything holder, shaker, food storage, lunch “box”, decoration, etc. etc., basically anything you can think of! the jar itself is dishwasher safe although it is recommend to clean the lids by hand with soapy water. here’s a few ideas on what you can do with mason jars –

vases.

lights.

yoghurt and gran

lots of mason jars.

stay tuned for my diy mason jar project :) would love to hear from you what colors and sizes you are after. happy to ship to anywhere in australia and overseas.

welcome to yume zakka

welcome to yume zakka – your dream handmade products.

let me tell you a little bit about myself first …

i grew up in hong kong and came to sydney to study uni – i did an accounting/finance degree – and went back to work in hong kong for 2 years. altho there’s a lot to love about hong kong, i missed sydney enormously … so i moved back. again. i’m now working full-time in admin.

so why did i suddenly decide to start working on handmade crafts? well i’ve always been addicted to home products and recently my friend at has been encouraging me A LOT.

well that’s my life story short (well so far that is).

happy blogging!