Thursday, May 31, 2007

I love Ikea!

I went on a sewing frenzy when I bought these two mini bolts of material from IKEA! (Should have bought the other two bolts in red too!!! Ahhhhggh!!!) Lots of ideas popping in my head and I really have to buy these fabulous cotton prints. My mom thinks I've gone overboard with the fabric stashing, but still go wah! with everything I've made so far. Don't try to stop me, I just love these cotton prints and at RM29 for 3 metres each, I should have bought more (sigh!).

Lime green tones and hippos dancing, what sweet and happy colours.

I made one for each of my niece. Of course, Nigel 's bag is for his newly acquired toy the L-Max (Thanks Grace for lugging it back from the states!). It's padded inside to protect his toy from his clumsy self!
No bag is complete with one of my felt pins.
A little bag I made for Ijin. I hope the strap is not too long . This is also one of my favourite upholstery fabrics.
I made a draw-string pouch to match Nigel's bag to house the long wires that came with his edu-toy.
Buttons! Buttons! Like candy from the candystore!!

All of them together. What do you think?


Monday, May 28, 2007

Mega Month of May

This was supposed to be my work in progress report for the month of May, but I think most of you know that I sort of do crafts that only require at most 2 days of work. I don't really like time consuming crafts (Ok, I admit, I have a short attention span and some of the crafting I do is already stretching the mark.) So, here's more like my completed works for the month of May. Work at home have been quite hectic, but surprisingly I've also completed Emily's lunch tote. (See if you can find hints of the completed project in these pictures, I won't be showing them until I send them on their way to Emily.) My baby jacket tutorial will have to be posted later, still have the template to prepare. Thanks for dropping by, really appreciate the comments and the personal emails I've received. Love you girls!

A little fudgie-wudgie for a newborn. My niece just gave birth to a healthy baby girl!

Don't you just love Crocheted dresses. I used leftover yarn and in lavendar.

Sitting pretty on a pillow I made.
The baby jacket I've been working on. I will post the tutorial later this week.
They call this an Amigurumi. Did this a while ago with my leftover rug yarns. Turned out quite well. Don't ask me how I did it, I just crocheted free style and planned as I hooked. Will plan to do more of this, she's so cute. A row of these will be so nice!
The back of the crocheted doll. Velvet ribbon straps and a yummy blue bear for a button.
Say 'Cheese'.
Hmmm. I think I need to do those legs again. They look a little weird.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Take Up The Challenge

Sanguine Store is currently conducting a stitching competition employing Carrie's Thread.

For more information, please visit:

Registration ends on 31st May 2007.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Snoogems From All Over The World

I've been receiving mail from crafters who have made snoogems from the template. Here's a few of them. I hope more will turn up. They all look soooooo cute!

This is from Christelle of France. Check out her blog here

All the way from Germany -

These three are so adorable. Find them at
Are there any more Snoogems out there? Do write and I'll post a picture of your snoogem here.

One more from Ciyou, Wangsa Maju. She did this entirely by hand-stitching - so give her a pat on the back for good job, well done!
It's her first softie! I hope there'll be more to come in the future.

Becky's first snoogem. Find her at

This little one is from Australia. Good work Jess!

Happy 78th Birthday!

We celebrated Stan's mom's 78th birthday today and I had to make one of my picture frames for her. It was another trip down memory lane for the Ngs. The family portrait was taken when they first made their move to the Loke Yew flats. I salute her for having the strength, patience and wisdom to bring up 6 incredible sons! Stan is on her lap and at only 8 months old. We also discovered that almost all the grandsons all look like their fathers when they were young. Stan's dad looked dashing in his white suit too. I have never met him but I believe he was a wonderful father and Stan has spent many afternoons with him at his place of work - he was a movie projector attendant at Pavillion cinema in Bukit Bintang, KL. That explains Stan's incredible knowledge of old movies and bygone golden screen stars. He remembers having watched the original King Kong movie many many times!

Happy 78th Birthday - Mother!

Friday, May 11, 2007

New Blog Look

Just exploring around changing the look of my blog. Can't seem to get the blog header to fit inside the border. So without the border, my posts look a little lost. Will update as I go. Anyone got any advice on how to get it just right?

Thanks for visiting! Watch out for my next tutorial...a cute baby jacket!


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Messenger Bag for Faith

I made Faith a little messenger bag and in a her new favourite colour - Fuschia! Here it is...

Felt pins to go with the bag. Of her dog and of course, a cupcake!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Have Your Cake And EAT It Too!

You Are a Marble Cake

Eclectic, inventive, and peaceful.
You are never willing to accept what's "normal." You live to push the envelope.
You find it hard to make up your mind. You prefer to have everything you want, right away!