The first pic shows the real colours of the bag. Somehow I couldn't get the lighting right in the second one. So, let me know what you think about it:)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Scandi Mei Tai Baby Carrier Tutorial at Picking up Threads
It took me more time than usual to make these coz I had to get up and walk around a bit every fifteen minutes to reduce my back pain. I’ve also been looking through the net for sewing tutorials for the nursery and for the baby. Glad to say that I found really helpful tutorials, here are just few of the great links.
Video tutorial to sew a Baby Gro at Videojug
Nursing Cover Tutorial at Sew much Ado
Tons of tutorials at Make Baby Stuff
It's so sweet for all of them to share these great tutorials, don't you think? I hope these help you as much as they helped to me.Hope you all have a great day,ta-ta:)
Monday, November 23, 2009
I’m sorry that the pictures are not that clear. Last week I read in something that using natural light in your pictures makes it look way better. However I used flash in my pic, maybe that’s the reason why it’s not that clear. So I’ll be sure to use that advice next time:)
I also made a pink bag yesterday. It was for a sister of a friend of mine. I used a heavy weight linen kind of fabric. I don’t have a picture of it at the moment but will post them soon. Was a bit busy making the bags so couldn’t take more pictures.
Hope you all have a nice day. Ta-ta:)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
At first I cleaned the jar thoroughly. The paper label came off easily but I had to scrub for some time to wash off the remaining glue. It’ll be easier if you keep the jar in some soapy water for 10 to 15 minutes before scrubbing.
If you want to draw a certain cartoon or a design it’ll be helpful if you attach the image to the inside of the jar using double sided tape or blu-tack. I skipped this step since I just wanted to do some free hand drawing.
Using a glass paint liner (I used Fevicryl glass paint liner in black), draw your preferred design. You can draw on the whole jar or draw on one side, leave it to dry and draw again. Since this will avoid accidental smudging.
Next add color to your design. Here too I wait until one side dries before adding paint to the other side. I used Fevicryl solvent based glass color but water based color will work as well.
After the whole thing dried I wasn’t still satisfied.
There it goes, from a simple jar to something beautiful. You could use it as a vase or pen holder or just as deco.
Hope you all have a nice day=)
Monday, October 5, 2009
This one I did for my younger sister. She had a plain red top and since I didn’t have any color that goes with red, I chose to use silver. As she loves butterflies I drew her one on the right hand side of her top.
The purple one I did for a cousin of mine. She wanted something more like a floral design on her knee length dress. It’s a deep purple shiny satin. So I used silver together with purple glitter and added rectangular sequins kind of thingy to it. I love how it turned out and I’m glad she did too!
It took me only one hour to finish each dress. I also drew the famous Naruto character, Sasuke Kun for my cousin of four years. I’ll post some pics of it sometime later. So since then ta-ta! Have a nice day=)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Before I leave I’d like to thank everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and read my blog. Specially to those who’ve left wonderful comments. I’ll surely be back asap=)
Till then ta-ta!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
And now, after having a fun time going to the beach yesterday, I feel energized and lively. I’m certainly going to sew tonight and hopefully will post some pics of my work. Till then ta-ta!!
But because I can’t leave without showing a pic, here’s one from long ago. A small evening bag for everyone who likes stripes=)
P.S.So sorry about the dirty ironing board cover, ive changed it now=)
Monday, June 29, 2009
Ever since I got a job it’s been nearly impossible to have some time for myself. Life has become quiet a routine for me. And I can imagine just how it would be for mother’s out there. Looking after kids, home plus going for work must be pretty tough. Now, I know I don’t have a lot of advice to offer but why not do something for your self? Go for a walk, or a jog, or do anything that makes you feel better. Do it with a friend or with your spouse or if you’d like just do it alone. So that for a few seconds, your not a wife, a mother or an assistant to an impossible boss (like mine). You’re just one single person trying to enjoy sometime for yourself. For sure it’ll be hard, but it’ll be worth it!!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Scraps of fabric, some flowery
Of lots of brooches, and vintage curtains
Of sewing machines, and needles
Of making bags, more bags, and a lot more bags
Then I woke up,
And hubby asked me what I dreamt of
And I say, I dreamt of a
beautiful fairy tale!!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I also found some time to make this little gift for a cousin of mine. It’s a bit long, more like an American football. I hope the little guy likes it, he turned one last week=)
That’s all I got for now. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Ta-ta!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
So, let’s get to the real story. Two weeks ago I went to a restaurant with a close friend of mine. While we were waiting for our food to come, I asked the waiter for a pen. I started drawing on tissue, just random stuff. Then I came up with this bag idea. This is how the initial design looked like.
My friend really liked it and urged me to make that design a reality. Thus I went on to the next step. I made the pattern and chose the fabric. I wanted the bag to be maroon, so I chose corduroy for the bag and satin for the flower. Both were almost the same shade of maroon. I chose corduroy for the bag because I didn’t want it to be too sloppy or too stiff.
Lastly I sew the bag and attached the flower. I’ve known how to make this flower for sometime. There are lots of tutorials around the web how to make them. Here’s one wonderful tut. And voila, the bag came from my head to paper and finally to the real world. I love that it looks so girly which is why I'm calling this bag "Girly Girl"
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Green wool+brown plaid handbag
Little boxy pouch
I've been ignoring my sewing machine for the past two days and have been enjoying reading all the tutorials and great blogs. Maybe this weekend I'll be sewing a bit. I'm also looking forward to a trip to the beach on Saturday.
Ta-ta for now. Hope you all have a lovely weekend=)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
N: Mommy is it raining?
Me: yes honey, it is. Why?
N: I want to go play in the rain.
Me: you already have a cold; you can go some other time when you’re feeling better.
N: but I’m feeling better now.
I give him his coloring book
Me: why don’t you go color this?
N: Mommy are the trees still outside?
Me: (Dumbstruck by the question) yes honey, why?
N: Then why don’t they catch a cold?
I didn’t have an answer to that, do you?
This is a little ipod cover I made for hubby. His old cover was so worn out so I made this for him. It cheered him up so it made my day=)
That’s all I have for now. Hopefully I'll post soon. Have a great day!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I’ll show the finished bags soon. I’ve also been looking for a bag design for me. At the moment I’m thinking of making a black bag using velvet. Since I don’t have a black bag which is the kind of accessory that goes with any outfit=)
Apart from sewing bags, I was going through some pictures i'd taken last year and found this! A pic of my youngest brother. He’s 5 now and loves wearing other people’s clothes and acting all grown up! Here he's wearing my shades and hubby’s jersey=)Bye bye for now, hope you all have a great day!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Anyways, here’s how I did it. First draw your design on the wall. I put little dots using a pencil. I used an HB pencil so my dots are light and will not be seen through from the nuggets. Next using some blu-tack place all the nuggets on your design. Be sure to press and hold for a bit so that the nuggets won’t fall off.
Ta-da! You’re all done. Don’t forget to stand back and admire your work!!
Have a happy day all of you=)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sorry that the photos are not that clear, because actually they look a lot better. I’m working on getting a proper camera;)
Have a nice day=)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
And then there is the exotic underwater restaurant "Ithaa"
As part of his job, my brother went to work at the resort for a week and he got to see all of it. I wish I could go too!!(*_*)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thank you mothers for the beautiful crafty inspirations you’ve passed down generations. The world would not be a happy place without you=D
To make the day more special, why not make your own handmade card, homemade cookies or sew a bag for your mom. If you don’t have the time to make her a gift, buy her some flowers. Whatever gift you give just be sure to add some love to it!