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1  Matchbook Notebook in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by junsuina on: April 10, 2009 02:00:51 AM
So every easter I get small gifts from my friends at church and every year I feel guilty for not preparing some.

So this year I planned ahead and decide to give matchbook notebooks to my friends!


I basically used wrapping paper and stuck it to the main body of the notebook. Scrapbooking paper is expensive here in Singapore! Mainly because they're all imports.


They're a mixture of graphed and blank papers, about 15 sheets in one.


Here's the closer look at the graphed paper.

I know its not very Easter-y but I like making practical gifts.
I've yet to write Happy Easter on the inside but I think I've got time. Smiley
So the pink ones goes to the girls and all the blue ones to the guys. Obviously. Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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2  First Post Here :) Laptop bag/case (Image heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by junsuina on: April 10, 2009 01:50:20 AM
I hope this is the right place to post this up.

I stayed up the whole night to complete this laptop case. My dad kept asking me to go and sleep but when I get really excited about a project I just have to finish it even if it means sacrificing sleep.

Its inspired by http://www.redmaloo.de/

I took a crash course in sewing here, basically learning two stitches. I only know how to do a running stitch. Tongue


Here it is closed with my laptop nestled inside cozily. Smiley


A side view, with my imperfect stitches.


I used velcro to seal it up. Adhesive-backed velcro. Bought it at about 30 cm long? I cut it down to size.

And.. This is how it looks opened up!

Haha! I love how this opens up. I'm looking forward to school just to show off this!


So basically I close it by folding in the side flaps then the longer bottom piece and then the top!
 
Total cost for this project? Singapore $6! All materials bought from my favourite shop, Daiso Japan!

The chocolate brown felt is 64 cm by 64 cm (25"X25") and is about 2 mm thick. and the warm pink felt is 70 cm by 50 cm(27"X 19.5") and 1 mm think. Both are polyester but different to touch. The only reason why I got the 70 by 50cm pink felt was because they didn't have the colour in the 64cm by 64cm size.


So I had to do abit of trimming to get them equally sized.

As I said the velcro is about 30 cm long and is also $2!

I can't wait to go back to school and get asked where I bought this. Then I can proudly say I made it myself.
(My school students can be so consumer-ised and own expensive branded stuff)

Thanks for looking!
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3  Cute lime green notebook with a lil' charm in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by junsuina on: March 27, 2009 02:33:54 AM
I've just finished making this cute notebook! You can see how messy the table is. My mum's going to kill me.
I'm never really neat when it comes to crafting. Tongue

I bound the book using glue. Its really quite easy (yet why's the table messy??), I saw the tutorial at fiveandahalf.net.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/elementz7890/IMG_3206.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/elementz7890/IMG_3208.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/elementz7890/IMG_3207.jpg

The charm's actually from starbucks. Tongue I have no idea where I got it but I'm giving this notebook to my boyfriend. He'll know what that charms mean Wink

Update, Darn I just realised I need to post at least 10 times to post the pictures.
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