All Things Crafts Blog by Maple Leaf

I stumbled upon a round up of beautiful buttons, magnets and keychains in CreativeXpress­ion's store today. I wasn't really looking for anything specific, but just thought they could be an awesome and inexpensive gift that you could carry with you just in case - if your friend or co-worker had a bad day or a special occasion that you didn't know about, wouldn't it be great to give them... Read more
Remember an episode in 30 Rock , where Kenneth knits a bikini for his grandma? I thought that something like that only happens on TV. Well, that's until my recent visit to the hospital, where I found myself sitting next to a man who was crocheting a huge blanket out of a basket.

Wait time for the doctor we were both seeing was close to 2-3 hrs. So pretty soon, bringing your hobby, like crocheting,... Read more
Easter is a perfect occasion for spending some quality family time dying eggs and doing crafts . If you didn't think dying and decorating Easter eggs can be fun, check out the craft projects below.

The photo above of most beautiful coloured eggs was taken by KurtFML on Flickr.

Here is how you can make your Easter eggs look like they have leaf prints .
To get this beautiful golden-brown color -... Read more
Apparently , Wataru Itou, a talented art student from Tokyo, spent 4 years of his life building this truly incredible Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean . That's an amazing display of papercraft!

Paper Heart Box I'd love to receive this beautiful Heart Box for a Valentine's Day , especially if it was made by my boyfriend. Great texture and colors! Unfortunately, it was made by a Gentleman... Read more
I had no idea there was such a thing as a Book Art . But recently, I've been seeing a lot of images of amazing Book Art popping up all over the web. One that really caught my attention was a book with butterflies bursting out of it. Creativity at its best!

I did some research and it turns out that this book has a fascinating story behind it.

Called the "Book Of Life", it was inspired by the... Read more
I was in Bermuda last winter for a vacation. Bermuda is beautiful, but beside sandy beaches, turquoise water and great restaurants, you can also find a few places full of local art and crafts.

Bermuda Craft Market is a great place to visit. It's a thriving co-operative, where you can watch local artists at work. You can also buy their beautiful creations, like glass works, hand-painted pottery,... Read more
I was walking through Metro Hall this spring and noticed an Exhibit of interesting clothes and housewares .

At first I didn’t realize that all items on the exhibit were from the 19 th century Serbia . Exhibit was called “Then and Now” and was presenting Serbian culture, tradition and lifestyle in rural areas. You could view numerous authentic items from the 19th century to present time -... Read more
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Maple Leaf
Toronto, ON, Canada

I love travel and photography, and often try to combine both. My preference is to shoot in a natural light.

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