Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Year of Crafting : Gifts and Exchanges!

Here's the post about how busy I've been. My friends know if I've been quiet, it means that I've been crafting and crafting! These are just some of the gifts I've made. Happy Browsing, hope it inspires you to do some crafting too...Go ahead pick up the needle!!

This laptop sleeve is for Pooi Lin. She gave us a beautiful handmade quilt (King size one!) that deserves a post on its own. So watch out for that!

I appliqued a motif I cut from one of Ikea's fabrics onto Denim. I used some of the iron-on applique sticky stuff I got from Nik. I must admit that my sewing has improved, it must be my old sewing machine! It can't seem to sew straight lines but is dang good at curvy lines!

I have to embellish it with a felt flower! You can download the felt peony template from my tutorials. I used a scrapbooking brad and attached the flower with a cute coloured safety pin. She can remove this flower if she finds it too girlish! LOl!

The sleeve from the back. Denim is very nice to work with. Maybe I'll try making a nice bag for myself next time.

I also made two hug pillows for her and her aunt. Yes, I had to make one for her too, she helped with the quilt too.
Crocheted these from a book I borrowed from MW (Looks like I've to return them already!!!! LOL!) It's a japanese crochet book with all the season's motifs. I had these crocheted and embellished with freshwater pearls onto the snowflake linen I bought sometime ago.

Yes, Pooi Lin, I made the pillows myself!!!

More closeups of the crochet piece.

Aren't they pretty!

A messenger bag I made for Alistair. Sorry the picture is so tiny, I took it out of Facebook!

A laptop sleeve I made for Ben. The bunny is their pet! Not part of the embellishment!!

I made a few crocheted laptop sleeve. This cotton candy one is for Joy!

That's Joy with her laptop sleeve.

A deep blue one for Melissa.

I love the blue one, apparently the button is too thick for the opening. Maybe I should have used only two layers of button than 3 at one go. You know me - a little over the top! LOL!


Barbara said...

Beautiful projects! Love the laptop covers. I got a laptop for Christmas from my hubby and need to make a sleeve for it.

Sandy C said...

Wow, these are beautiful and unique laptop sleeves. I'm actually getting a new laptop for work this Friday so I could sure use one of these. (I didn't take so good of my current one haha). I love the pillows you made too, the crochet is a nice touch! One day I want to learn how to crochet... =)

The Heart of Paul said...

I really like the hug pillow. How come I never get a hug pillow?

Jess said...

The hug pillows are beautiful! I'm a complete beginner when it comes to crochet, so these can act as inspiration to keep practicing!

Jess :o)


Astrid said...

WOW! You've been busy, indeed! Love everything you have made, but the pillows are just so adorable! Keep it up! :)

MamaDaniel said...

OMG... love it all.. especially the blue lap top sleeve, the blue lap top sleeve with bird, the hug pillow with crochet that i tot was a tatting piece.. suka sangat.....!