16 December 2011
Going for my Patchwork course and now into Dressmaking. I do have a lot of fun time during the lessons and I really enjoy every minute. Due to time constrain, I have not finish few of my patchwork projects yet, but have sewn a few garments. After all sewing using the sewing machine is much faster than hand sewing.
24hours a day doesn't seem to be enough. After coming back from my day work, the time left is only a few hours. Staying up late nights to do my sewing and stitching is like a norm for me now. Bad isn’t it?
I have not been visiting most of my favourite stitching blogs so frequently nowadays. How is each of you doing? Most of you must have been busy stitching lots of beautiful work, especially for the coming season.
My eyesight is getting worse these days. I guess it’s all due to rays from the computer and the strain I get during stitching and sewing. Well..another sign of getting older!!
Just happen to pass by a fantastic blog known as Freebie Blog. Lots of freebies...do take a look.
21 April 2011
Sharing some of her work:
Not one cute little bear:
Not two cute little bears:
But many cute little bears:
She has made so many of them, and these are only part of the batch that she has made. They are really small and so cute. I love their pastel colours too.
And she made these yummy cakes and Swiss roll too! Picture may looks big, but the actual is very small. It’s takes lots of patience to do all the tiny stuff.
I did suggest that she could actually sell them in my etsy shop and to earn herself some extra pocket money, but she just don't have the confidence to do so.
What do you think?
20 April 2011
I have taken up Patchwork and Quilting course in the Community Centre since Feb this year. Its pretty fun and I really enjoyed the session with fellow crafters. I could forget all my stress that I have gathered from work and my busy lifestyle, and I really look forward to each lesson every week, though it is only two hours in the evening per week.
Though I have been sewing all these while, I have not done any patchwork or quilting before. My teacher taught us to hand sew, instead of using the sewing machine. I have completed two projects and two more on their way. Guess I will continue the course after my last lesson next week.
Sharing my two completed projects, all hand sewn! Oh well…how did I do it…LOL.
A handphone pouch using applique method for the Sunbonnet Sue:
A sewing case using hexagon patchwork with quilting:
Did the little bear pin catch your eyes?? It was my daughter's work ;)
Complete piercing some hexagons too, waiting to finish into ?? hmmm still thinking.
I love them. They are so colourful :D
10 December 2010
24 October 2010
18 October 2010
Happy stitching to all :)
27 August 2010
I enjoy looking at those photos. I always love to admire at others’ sewing area, especially those with super neat storage and well organizer ones…how I wish I have such a nice sewing room! Those photos with “Before” and “After” packing are amazing too.
Some of the sewing rooms have windows near to their sewing machine. Imagine how cool would that be to stitch and sew and to look out to have beautiful scenery when the eyes are tired, or simply for some inspirations thought…omg…I love that!
Though some of the sewing areas are a little small but they look really cozy. I would always imagine myself staying snugly in those cozy corners, be it sewing or stitching, or simply reading my craft books and magazines, and totally ignore what is happening outside...especially when it is down pouring.
My current sewing room does have windows but I seldom open as it is along the common corridor. I don’t like the feeling of people peeping in every time they pass by. My room is more like a “store room” with lots of toys and other junk stacking up like a hill. My sewing area only occupied half of the room, and I wish I could convert the whole room to a sewing room one day…heeee…some evil thoughts: to throw away or give away all those stuff…
I am truly inspired by some of the sewing rooms, do a Google search on it, and you will know what I mean. It’s so fascinating to see those creative work spaces.
19 August 2010
This phrase just suddenly came to my thought while I was travelling to work this morning. It struck me even more when I overheard two of my colleagues talking about some of their relatives/friends suddenly diagnosed with serious illness.
Life nowadays is extremely fragile, and with the high medical cost, we really need to take good care of ourselves
It makes the matter worst when come to the effects of global warming. The world is like getting a little chaos. Weather changes drastically and so many people are killed due to floods, earth quakes, and intensive heat waves. Icebergs are melting; floods are so frequent; temperature in some places suddenly become so hot….all these had caused so many people lost their lives and homes.
So….TREASURE ALL you have; LIVE HEALTHILY and ENJOY LIFE to the fullest.
and I am telling that to myself too.
14 August 2010
Here are some photos to share:
Firstly of all, a set of linen pincusion and covered measuring tape for myself...heee...I just love to make pincushions.
My first time making the measuring tape cover. Looks okay but not very successful. I will need more practice.
All those red and white pins are products from Clover Japan. I simply love using their sewing gadgets. I have almost half the range of they products...lol...from pins to needles, bias tape makers and yoyo makers, patchwork templates and quilting rulers, measuring gauge and tape, purse and bag templates and lots more. I just couldn't resist the templation whenever I see new items are displayed in the shop.
They are really nice to use, and I am sure that every stitcher/sewer who has used them will love them as much as I do!
Next, I made these cute little key covers for the ladies in my family: mum, sis, sis-in-law, and my bro's gf.
I am so happy that they all love it.
30 July 2010
Recently, Cross-Stitching.com are having some offer for overseas subscribers until Aug 30 at GBP48 for 13 issues, great deal indeed. I thought of taking up one of their subscription, but cannot really decide which one is better - Cross Stitch Crazy or The World of Cross Stitching? Frankly speaking, I can’t tell what the big differences between these two magazines are as both of them are published from the same company. Which magazine would you choose or like? My hour glass is turning and turning......