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Joyce Tan
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DIY Chalkboard Sign
It's wedding season! This year is special for my family because my sister will be getting married! She's been trying to save on expenses where she can so I've been helping her DIY a few things, and this chalkboard sign is one of them. I have a lot of time t...

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Update
Long time no see! Almost two months in and this is my first post of 2016. I haven't had the time or passion to blog for the past 5 months. A lot has been happening that I'll mention briefly about each below. Winter has been interesting this year. Back in la...

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Twentieth First Day Of School
My final year of undergrad has officially begun! I'm not exactly too excited about it just because it all seems too fast. Seriously, I'll be applying to my Master's starting in late October... it honestly just feels like I've been in university for less tha...

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Blog Turns Two! - Year In Review
I really can't believe this blog has survived 2 years... happy birthday to A Splash Of Tan! Although the blog suffered a bit of a hiatus during this year, it made it to this day. Last year, I talked a bit of my how I felt about blogging. That part hasn't ch...

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Front Flap Backpack Project
I have never been so proud of a sewing project in my life. This one took a lot of time to complete because of all the new techniques that I had to learn, but I'm extremely happy with the result. Something about backpacks with the front flap make it so attra...

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Lace Dress Project & Canada Day
HAPPY CANADA DAY! In celebration of Canada's 148th birthday today, I thought I would turn this post into a festive one by throwing some red into it. The photos taken here are from two different occasions. The first one had close ups I liked more while the s...

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How To Get Your Shoes Looking Brighter
If you're like me, you never bother to clean your shoes. It either takes up too much time or you don't think it's necessary to do. I wear sneakers almost everyday and I trudge them through sun, snow, and rain so the dirt collects fast. Cleaning my shoes is ...

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Box Pleated Skirt
Hello everyone! I want to start posting about some of the sewing projects that I did so here's my first one. Many things I make are usually done by following other people's tutorials or by freehanding, and therefore I don't have a DIY tutorial to share, but...

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The Time I Fainted In A Rat Room
Yup, you read that title correctly. After reading the title, you may have pictured me passed out in a locked room with rats running all over the place. I think if there was actually a room with rats on the loose, I wouldn't even step into it. Just to clarif...
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