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1  Bags from old shirts and pants in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by poyoyon on: December 21, 2007 03:40:35 PM
I suddenly realised that there are a LOT of clothes that I don't wear anymore. I have this pair of greyish blue knitted soft cotton pants of almost 7 years old but still in tip-top condition, though I wear it on almost 5 days each week. And a light blue soft cotton knitted t-shirt, which was so stretchable that it went a little out of shape after worn several times.

I cut out a portion from one leg of the pants, and a section from the shirt. Hand-sewed each portion into a sack-like pouch. Then I put the light blue pouch into the greyish blue one, with a little of the light blue overlapping the edge of the greyish blue. I then handstitched the two together at the edge. The stitches are not neat at all Tongue. So, I added white lace over the stitches on the outside and stuck red velvety fabric tape over those on the inside Tongue. I got the fabric tape from a swap. Smiley

After finishing that, I sewed on the grey strap, and covered the stitches with a fabric yo-yo. Tongue MY stitches are not neat at all. Tongue

The bag is reversible.... Smiley

After finishing that first bag, I was further inspired to make more bags from old clothes. Well, I did make one other bag. Tongue My mum had this knitted light sandy brown sleeveless top she worn during her teenage years. She gave it to me, together with some other clothes. Her size definitely do not meet mine. Tongue So I turned it into a tote bag. Smiley

It has asymmetrical sides because the back of the shirt is slightly higher that the front. I love that though. Grin I stitched a t-shirt pouch to line the inside. The stitches, again, are not neat. Tongue So, I added a string of red pompoms I got from a swap. Smiley

I haven't covered the stitches on the inside though. I've run out of fabric tape. Tongue

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2  Box of Sweet Treats & A Kawaii Christmas In A Box in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by poyoyon on: November 30, 2007 07:39:02 PM
I've been quite busy the past week. Smiley Made some stuff following patterns from a Japanese craft book (My Favourite Felt Sweets) I bought a few months back from Kinokuniya.

Box of Sweet Treats

--> Super seductively tasty fronts

--> Uber kawaii cute backs

3 doughnuts : chocolate, strawberry and yoghurt vanilla. Chocolate is the original pattern in the book. It looked so good that I tried experimenting with pink and cream colours. They turned out ok. Smiley

2 jam cookies : raspberry and oreo. Original pattern is raspberry. Smiley

2 meringue cookies : mocha and vanilla. Meringue pattern is from the book. Smiley

All 3 doughnuts have a silver ribbon loop sewn on each, with a silver keyring attached. The meringue cookies also have each a silver string loop sewn on - cellphone straps and keyrings can be attached.

I had a blast making these. Cheesy So, I prepared a special box for them. This box is actually a U2 wristwatch box I had lying around. I decorated it with kawaii memo papers, ribbons, decorative tape, and stuck an origami red heart on the lid. I'm so in love with it. Cheesy


A Kawaii Christmas In A Box

This here is a box stuffed full with super kawaii goodies :

2 gingerbread men felt pin brooches

2 teddy bear felt pin brooches

Christmas tree felt cookies garland

I'm totally in love with this set. To brighten things up, I made 6 little meringue cookies to go with it :


I've been very happy, crafting my days away. Cheesy Well, I should be, because when the new semester starts in January, I won't have a minute for making stuff I love. T-T

Enjoy~! Cheesy
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3  Stars, Rainbows, Oceans in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by poyoyon on: April 25, 2007 08:07:23 PM
Yay! I'm in the midst of my study break now and having my end of semester exams in mid of May. Nevertheless, I'm full of crafty energy these few days. Smiley

I make things from felt. And my pile of scrap felt from cuttings is growing. So, I decided to do something with them. Came up with 2 pins :

Sunsetta Scrap Felt Pin

Oceania Paradiso Scrap Felt Pin

After making these, I was inspired further to create more stuff.

I Attack You with Stars and Rainbows Pins

I just love making rainbows. Cheesy
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4  Re: Sweet Treats Swap Round 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by poyoyon on: January 05, 2007 05:17:43 AM
I received my from my swap angel Edel, all the way from Ireland! I'm really touched that she'd spend the time and effort to make the wristwarmers and bag for me.  Kiss

Rainbow Sweets Little Tote :

Sweet Treats Crads with envelopes :

Chocolates!!!! With Edel's name ! Cheesy  And a sexy lips mini pouch carrying a Lypsyl lipbalm!!! I LOVE!
Accidentally included the Altoids from a flickr swap in the picture. " I received the two packages today!

Wristwarmer in action!!!! I LOVE!!!

Thank you so much Edel!
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5  Are the prices too high? in Get Product and Website Opinions by poyoyon on: December 05, 2006 05:28:01 PM
I've been making these for sale on my livejournal shop, but I haven't got anyone buying them yet. Sad

Ice Cream Pins
US$13 each shipped anywhere

Lime Slice Pin
US$11 shipped anywhere

Cupcake Pin
US$7 shipped anywhere

Strawberries Pin
US$13 shipped anywhere

I'd even included the shipping costs in the prices. And it's around US$2 shipping to the US, Canada and European countries.
Or is the pricing unreasonable? If so, what would be the best price for each?
Or I haven't reached out to potential buyers? Advertising in the wrong places?
Currently, I'm only promoting my things on livejournal communities.

Actually, I did plan on setting up an etsy shop, but there's still the listing and 3.5% profit fees to take care of - if I can pay using Paypal, it wouldn't be a problem, but I don't want to spend pure cash (in Malaysian ringgit) just to pay for the fees.

.....All in all, what could be the problem with my products?
Please help here!
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6  Ice Cream + Lime Slice Pins ~ in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by poyoyon on: December 02, 2006 09:00:50 PM
I've been busy since I came back home for break....

Ice Cream Pins

Lime Slice Pin

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7  Re: Sweet Treats Swap Round 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by poyoyon on: November 14, 2006 05:25:52 AM
Since tinf has received, I'll post the pictures :

Store-bought Striped Zipper Pouch with Handmade Cupcake Patch
The patch was just pinned on with a safety-pin, because I wanted it to be like a DIY thing - glue on the patch with fabric glue.

2 Handmade Ice Cream Decorations - Sunshine Starburst and Strawberry Yoghurt Flavours~

...... plus a tube of Birthday Lip Smacker gloss tube (in pink and smells yummy!)

I really enjoyed making the things. Glad you like them, Kenzie!  Cheesy
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8  Sushi + Fruit Slices + Piggy Pin ~ in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by poyoyon on: October 25, 2006 10:07:32 PM
I made these during my free time in uni. As I run out of felt, I couldn't make the salmon and tuna sushi.  Tongue

6-piece Sushi Set + Water Drop Guy
{Fronts & Backs}

These two felted charms for a swap.
Lime & Grapefruit Slices


This little pink piggy pin is also for the swap. Cheesy Cheesy

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9  Grapefruit & Lime Cellphone Cozies + Strawberry Wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by poyoyon on: June 28, 2006 07:23:54 AM
I went into a crafting frenzy for the last few days. I'm starting university soon - I want  something to keep my cellphone safe. And I need a small case to carry cash and cards, something small enough to stuff in pockets, so that I don't have to lunge my purse around - it's too fussy. So, I made these :

Lime Cellphone Cozy

Started the batch with this one. It's a bit too large for my phone though.
Has two layers of felt, green on the outside and black on the inside. Has a sparkly ribbon tied around. Kawaii~!

Grapefruit Cellphone Cozy

This is the one I'm using. I just love the textures and colours. And it fits my phone perfectly. =)

Strawberry Wallet

Finished this today. I just LOVE it! *Too lazy to type further descriptions*


Decorations are hand-sewn with felt, sequins and plastic beads. In fact, everything is hand-sewn - I don't know how to use the sewing machine. "
Please click on the images to go to the photo links for more information about each piece.
Sorry about the bad picture quality.  Undecided
Comments are welcome. Thanks for looking. Wink
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10  Felt Sushi Charms/Toys in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by poyoyon on: May 25, 2006 02:57:55 AM
Hi. My first post! I love making things from felt, and recently I've been concentrating on making felt sushi for the last 3 days, and these are the results :

Top row : Raw Tuna Nigiri Zushi, Raw Salmon Nigiri Zushi, Tamago without nigiri riceball!
Bottom Row : Fish Roe Gunkan Maki, Ultimate Sushi!, Inside-out California Roll with Black Sesame Seeds.

The top row sushi can be taken apart, as each piece is has a strip of velcro sewn on.

The bottom raw sushi has little ribbon loops - for attaching metal keyrings or for necklaces.
I made all these using my own templates.  Smiley The embelishments are mostly plastic beads, seed beads and sequins.
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