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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bags from old shirts and pants 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

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Box of Sweet Treats & A Kawaii Christmas In A Box 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
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stars, Rainbows, Oceans on: April 26, 2007 04:43:30 AM
Thanks everyone. I had a blast making these. Smiley
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stars, Rainbows, Oceans on: April 25, 2007 09:20:20 PM
so cute.
is that a bread bag twisty thing on the star one?
(or am I nuts for thinking that it is one?)

Yes it is!!! Heh... I thought we only have those in Malaysia? I didn't know breads in the US use these too! Nice surprise! Cheesy
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stars, Rainbows, Oceans on: April 25, 2007 08:21:44 PM
Thanks! It measures about 2 inches across. The star ones are about 3 inches across. Smiley
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Stars, Rainbows, Oceans 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
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: What tools and materials to get for charm making? (beginner) on: April 01, 2007 06:37:18 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Smiley I googled 'grommets' and 'round nose pliers' and found this site :http://www.save-on-crafts.com/index.html.
I'm going through the tools search now. Hopefully, I may get some ideas from there. Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / What tools and materials to get for charm making? (beginner) on: April 01, 2007 06:26:57 PM
I'm thinking of incorporating bits and pieces like bottle caps and dangling beaded charms into my felt brooches. My idea - making eyelets in the felt and then attaching the bottle caps and beads with jump rings.

What are the tools I should get besides eyelet tools and pliers?

I'm not sure what sort of pliers to get, and are there different eyelet tools for different materials?

I need to drill holes in the bottle caps too. Are there different types of drills for different materials - wood, metal, plastic?

Is there anything else I need?

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sweet Treats Swap Round 3 gallery 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!
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Logging in problem - please help on: December 13, 2006 09:24:14 PM
Hmm... I checked the forums on etsy, and the admins posted that 'Etsy was tested to work 100% on IE6, IE7, (and etc)'. I'm currently using IE6. I just downloaded IE7, but still no luck.
AHHH! I just hope they fix the problem fast.
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