Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hoot Whoooo

My elder niece fell in love with anything owls and kinda spreaded
the love to me as well.

I doodled the other day and came with a simple owl design to make
a coin purse as a gift for a friend.

My niece saw the coin purse I finished and asked me for one too.
I managed to finish 2 today,
one for her and one for her sister - my 2nd niece.

I just showed them the pictures and they are so excited!
But it's late, they will have to wait till tomorrow to get their new purses ^_^

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1st Patchwork Blanket

I love patchwork... always do... especially patchwork blankets.
I could still remember Grandma's blanket that I used to "hide in"
whenever I am at her place, playing hide-and-seek with my cousins.

I have had ideas to make blankets...
but never really gotten around to start one.

Last week, I received a surprise pillow cover from dear Isa.
It is so pretty and lovely and I am really inspired to try my hands at patchwork.

Finally, I started looking at what type of patchwork to start with.
I wanted something simple and decided on the zig zag patchwork pattern.

I spent a day cutting out 4 inches squares and started sewing.
Here's a sneak of my 1st patchwork blanket...
I finished only 4 rows because I am sooo sloowwww (as usual).

I hope to get more sewing done and also get back to my sew-along.
I really have to "poke" my friend to get my patterns returned. Hmm...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Accordion Wallet for Sis

Sis had been asking for a new accordion wallet
as the first one I gave her, was very used and torn.

So we sent Chinatown last week to get some fabrics.

I quickly finished the wallet as school holidays is starting
and I will be busy minding the fussy princess.

Sis chose a pink kawaii character fabric.
I chose black pin dots, with minty choco and pink choco dots to coordinate.
Pattern by Napkitten on etsy.

Here is the finished wallet.
I can't wait to give it to my Sis ^_^

The inside of the wallet.
The colours reminded me of minty macaroons and strawberry choco. Yums!

Side view of the wallet.

I really enjoyed making this wallet.
But the greatest satisfaction is to see Sis using the wallet
and showing it off to her friends. Haha.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Be back soon...

The days had been busy... if not crazy.
I feel bad for neglecting the blog and hope to be back soon.

September, I was pretty much occupied with school + home stuff.
Then came October... small girl had a bad fall on the way home from school.
That resulted in a ambulance ride to the A&E and 12 stitches to her forehead.
Small girl later told me , it wasn't only 12 stitches...
the doctor stitched internally too - as the cut was so deep, the bone was visible!

I had no idea what happened or why she fell.
It was raining lightly. I was carrying lots of stuff and the big umbrella.
So I got her to carry her school bag herself and happily clutching
a drawing (from a classmate) in one hand and a happy koala toy
(children's day present from her teacher) in the other hand.
It all happened in a second... she was right beside me and the next,
she fell facedown the stairs!
I quickly held her up and was shocked to see the big cut and lots of blood!

Thankfully, the ambulance did not take long to arrive then
and small girl was attended to, soon upon reaching the A&E.

She had since recovered well, the scar is still visible but I am hopeful
that it will fade with time. I still feel guilty... but, there's probably nothing I could do, to prevent the accident.

Because of that little accident, I treasured her even more
and had been spending more time on her. It's not just the guilt,
I guess it's silly but I did fear I might lose her... etc etc... well, seeing all the blood does things and made me really scared!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Smurfalicious Pouch

The smurfy charms arrived!
So with the red zippers, red piping and of course,
the smurfy fabric... I started making the smurfy pouch.

It's my first time sewing piping... on pouches.
I biased the piping to the pouch by hand before machine stitching
to eliminiate possible errors and pin pricks by using pins.

For this pouch, I did not use any batting or interface.
I ran out of interface and my machine does not take
the sewing of quilt batting well. It chokes, it eats...
it simply refuses to cooperate whenever sewing gets too tough or thick >_<

Anyways, the resulting pouch is a soft pouch - which I will be giving
to my smurfy buddy aka happi meal kaki aka ex-colleague aka good friend.

I hope my buddy will like it ^_^

In case anyone is wanting any Smurfy fabric,
they are available at Yoshimi's shop - emicraftinjapan
in yummylicious Pink, Green and Blue colorway.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tiny Buu by Coco Choo of MuculDoll

I am *still* in the midst of decluttering...
so was not supposed to be having new dollies.
But... something really nice happened...
so here's Tiny Buu!

Tiny Buu's unique look is an instant love for me!
She is a chubby chinese girl who reminds me of someone I know,
someone I'd seen before, perhaps even a little like me (at my toddler stage)!
Hahaha. I guess this is why Coco's Buu dolls called out to me,
and tugged at the heartsrtings.

I am very happy with Tiny Buu as I think Coco did an amazing job
handcrafting this cute little doll who stands well and is of wonderful quality.
I chose the normal skin as I was worried that I could not handle the choco skin
well when performing my oh-so-non-pro faceup and
further, normal skin is closer to the chinese girl I had in mind.

I have yet to try clothes or wigs as the kiddy mafia is home
and being weekend (be out for STGCC 2011 tomorrow YAY!),
it'll be next weekday before I can find free time to try out the faceup
and play with Tiny Buu.

Note: Coco is having a ONE TIME Opening Event Sale on Tiny Buu now!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Smurfy! Smurfalicious!
A friend's recent acquistion of a full set
of smurfs happi meal toys set me in nostalgic smurfy mood.
Ahh... such lovely childhood memories!
Me with my blankie and binky, watching the little blue friends on television
and singing along to La la la-la la la... lol

The first thing I smurfy search for... is smurfs fabric.
Not many around, mostly vintage sheets on ebay.

But I did find some on etsy, from Yoshimi's shop - emicraftinjapan.
I bought only the blue one, with the intention of making some pouch
or wristlets... with red zippers and maybe I will try red piping too?

Green version of the same fabric... hmm... not too sure of this colorway.

Pinkalicious PINK version!
My daughter loves this so I think, I will be getting the pink one soon.

Oooh, so excited and looking forward to receive this latest fabric purchase.
Did I mention I also bought smurfy charms for zipper pulls? Hehe...

*** Smurfy pictures are from emicraftinjapan on etsy ***