Friday, March 12, 2010

New projects

I don't know where the time has gone! I've been dabbling in something new: lucite floral bracelets! They are just so darn pretty and easy too. I can't sit still one second. My hands have to be busy doing something: so if I'm not busy sewing, I'm making bracelets!

It's really addictive too! Now, if I can just make a couple more to put on my etsy shop and stop making 'em for myself! LOL

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

525, 600 minutes

A new year has begun: 2010. A new decade. 365 days...or 525,600 minutes, or 31,556,926 seconds. No matter how I read it, it still amounts up to another year of my life. Another year older, hopefully wiser!

May there be less wars, less crime, less domestic abuse, less sadness. I pray for more love, more tolerance, more peace, more laughter, more compassion in this vast world of ours. Have we not learned anything??

Closer to home, I really intend to finish up my works in progress: namely quilts for family and friends, crafts that I've started ages ago and got distracted with other things. And I've got a nice cosy area to do it all in! Thanks to my great DH! Thank you, sweetie! (I'll post a picture of it as soon as I can!)

Happy New Year everyone!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

A craft fair!

Hello there,

I've been MIA for a while - I actually have a good reason this time: I was rushing to sew lots of crafty things for an upcoming fair! I was counting down the days and finally, it came and went and now I can let out a big "WHEW!" and relax. lol. (Mind you, it was for only a whole day. I'm just being whiny. I do have a lot to learn.)

(Sorry about the pictures, I didn't have enough space to capture the whole table unless taken at an angle! And yes, I realized I had the flower cover up the letter 'I', but not to worry, it was soon rectified after I put the camera away! Hee.)

It was fun and being my first fair, I didn't really know what to expect! It was held at this lovely luxurious retirement home and met some of the sweetest gals there. Young and old. It was a good first experience for me. But sewing something more than twice or thrice really isn't what I call fun. For me, it took the fun out of creating something unique. But I did have lots of different handbags and caught a lot of attention! Even sold a couple of them.

I admire big time craft vendors who can devote 3-4 days with 10hrs or more a day at their booths. That's stamina for you! My hats off to them. So what am I complaining about?!??

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Stay safe and healthy.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Things we let go.......

There are so many craft books or blogs out there, to inspire us, to give us that giddy-feeling that we can do it too. We eagerly soak up the ideas, the how-tos, the improvisations.......we go to the fabric stores to hunt for that perfect fabric, that perfect match, the tools........then we rush home to sit down and put that inspiration to work - then after some time, that perfectly matched inspirational piece of hard work is completed! After so many hours of cutting, sewing, ripping seams out, after re-reading the directions (for some of us anyway), we sit back and admire. We look at it with so much pride and feeling of accomplishment - we did it! Whew.

Some of the 'masterpieces' (or at least I'd like to think some of them are! LOL) stay in our loving hands, to be used at home, some of it make its way to friends and other family members. But how do we part with it? It's like a piece of us leaves us.

That's how I feel with some of my craft projects! Do any of you feel this way too?

Stay safe and healthy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My new toy

It's here! My new NX 650Q!! I can't get over favorite feature is:.......everything! Someone sure put a lot of thought into this baby..........

Does anyone else have one of these?

Have a great day!


Friday, July 31, 2009

More goodies

When I was little, one could always find me sitting under my mother's Singer treadle sewing machine. Well, kind of - while she was treadling it, I would use my hands to help her go faster! This annoyed her to no end............sorry, mom! As I grew up, I never really got to use a needle and thread, let alone a sewing machine. Until...........

When I was pregnant with my first child (1 of 2 children) I made my first quilt! Wish I had taken a picture of that...and now I can't stop making stuff! If only my mom could see me now...she would be tickled pink!

I'll have all these projects picked out, pages dog eared, patterns sitting on the side, just waiting for me. Sigh, so much fabric, so little time.......... here's favorite.........just love those mini kimonos! I've made them into coasters too........check out my older post.
Thanks for reading! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Where have I been?

I'm back! I have been missing for awhile........there's always so much to sew and so little time! Oh dear, well, here is what I've been sewing.......

It was a gift to my dear sis in Australia, she has received it, so it's safe to show and tell! At first it was a bit tricky to do the appliques as there has to be separate pieces for the heels and straps, and ribbons.....but not long after, I was loving it!

I'm sorry if the pictures aren't that clear - not a very good photographer!

Here's another new one! Flat as a pancake! My 4yr old son, simply adores bears. AND pancakes! Hence, a pancake bear! Two loves in one! Hee.

This one is my favorite - pouffy gown appliques. But sadly, it's not with me anymore - it's now in Singapore. Do you ever get attached to a project mid-way and then feel so reluctant to part with it? Well, it's not that big a deal, I tell myself, after all, I CAN make another one for myself! Silly me.

This one is a needlework and applique combination. Then decided against making it into a small wall-hanging. Turned it into a cushion instead for my niece's bed.

Well, that's it for show and tell! I hope you enjoyed it. I really had fun making them. There are lots of UFOs in my sewing corner! So what's new???!

Thanks for reading my blog!