Saturday, March 29, 2008

Welcome my new "hubby" - BROTHER sewing machine!

lets welcome my new hubby BROTHER PETE - sewing machine. i must say - my mom is excellent seamstress since i was young. she used to make bikini, panties, pencil cases, reversible bags and even patchworked my blankets. so far we still have our patchwork blankets from her. later i will ask mom to give me a few tips on this issue as she is now busy taking care of little Darren (son of my cousin).

firstly headed to Bishan's BEST that i was thought to get the new sewing machine but saw all the items branded SAKURA which cost more than few hundreds, not worth to buy one as myself not very skilled "tailor". took MRT back to Ang Mo Kio's COURTS and found a new hubby... yah i used it more than few hours before giving Pete a break... :p

i used the small cotton fabric to test my "new" hubby Pete and it worked fun... and first time made the small key-chain with felted "B" (as for my friend Barbara) .

Sunday, March 23, 2008

spa... spa... spa...

today met my colleague Levi at bugis mrt before headed to Wayan Retreat Balinese Spa... very nice place with ideal interior design. first foto of balinese spa entrance door which you will see the stone steps with floods of water and flowers... 2nd one is front desk. the last one to lead you to spa place...

felt on Good Friday!

on good friday, i killed my time by making several felt stuffs within 1.5 days...

my colleague coleen is going to give birth this coming may... i created the felt key-chain for her. the solid pink flower on top. and at the back, sewn with pink name "COLEEN"... finished off and put into a lovely simply paper bag with a little ribbon to sign off.

another felt key-chain for friend - violet flower with "transparent" beads on top. sewn up with "regina" at back.
i need a pincushion for myself as i always search up and down when i leave the pins and needles unattendedly, i saw some idea from "verybigjen" on flickr. i must say "verybigjen" is a queen pincushion. this one is more tough task for me... but its worth of my little effort!
another crafty stuff - semi-felt-cum-cotton cloth bunny. i got a tutorial from betz white on eblog - she is great at various task. i jus want to taste her idea with different idea of me to create one for my little girl. i added "ashley" and heart on pink felt and other side is 100% cotton which came as scrap that i bought off from its half way as i don't have sewing machine at home as i may get a little help from a friend or at my mom's. yah, i will upload the final foto of this bunny when i am done! :0

Thursday, March 20, 2008

final touch-up for the BEN-10

my little owen never stop bugging me for that item - i got it done quickly.... and name it as orangish owen at the back. mmmm am much happy to see the "Ben 10" in exact way as it is. yah owen is thrilled to have it on his bag...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Floss Bobbins in ORDER!

i have been having the colorful threads for years... that i used for the various usage on cross stitches, felt stuffs... etc. the threads are in messy condition until i found some useful floss bobbis on ebay and bidded on 2 sets which i jus rec'd. of cos happily organised them into my container...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Recycled Endpapers???

i have been gathered all the nice endpapers from my work that they don't need the endpapers (samples) once the books published. all the endpapers piled up into a little mountain and i brought them home and recycled them into ideal envelopes... somehow i use them for christmas or other purposes can be used...

Final done!!!

am glad that the felt "Anush & Kumar" sewn up well and went with leaves and flowers. sent out to framing shop and had it matching frame. their wedding is coming next week - 8th march, sat. i will give them in person with our "red packet" as traditional way.