22 October 2017

i-personalise handmade mini quilts

Making quilts big and small is really my number one and favourite hobby. I learned embroidery from my junior  high school days' Home Economics subject where every week we learn one kind of embroidery stitch and then we will be asked by our teacher to create it on a piece of fabric. Then at the end of the year we are required to create an album of all embroidery stitches we learned and made during the year as part of our final grade. I also learned a little bit of sewing from my senior class where I sewed my very first dress and had to wear and show it to all my classmates at the end of the year. Crochet, learning all crochet stitches and an album at the end of the year and cooking classes I also learned the basics from high school.

But it is patchwork and quilting that really got into me because I never learned it from school. I learned it on my own. I learned from reading quilting magazines and following patterns and i ended up a fabric hoarder and have lots of fat quarters collection. And up to this day it still excites me to create quilts which gave me the idea of making personalise handmade mini quilts. This way I am able to use some of my scraps. With small quilts I can sometimes finish it in a day compared to the really big ones which sometimes take me a year to make. Sometimes I print designs on printable fabric sheets and create them into postcards or as mini wallhangings. I call them 'quilt-a-greet' where you greet someone on their special day with a personalised mini quilt or express your sentiments through a quilt. See some of the creations I have made below. Some of them are one-of-a-kind so they sell quickly.
Click on the image above or click here to check them out individually and if you like any of them, please make a purchase. Prices are at a minimal as I want to sell a lot to help me finance my charity work. More items will be listed as soon as I finished with my quality control process. Thank you.

21 October 2017

i-personalise chocolate wrappers

After 10 years I still am doing personalised chocolate wrappers. And this year I've got more design wrappers to choose from for birthdays, christmas, new year, valentines, celebrating friendship, family or for any other occasion even just for fun. I still enjoy making them and still using my old inkjet printer. Each wrapper sells for 75cents each. To check what wrappers are available, just click on the images of sample designs below - 
1) For birthdays -
 Birthday wrappers
2) for celebrating friendships -
 friendship wrappers
3) for family -
 Family wrappers
4) for special holidays & events such as Christmas -
 special holidays and events
5) and for any occasion even just for fun -
 for any occasion
Below are some samples of chocolate bars with personalised wrappers - again, just click on the images to check out other designs available - the chocolate bars I used and/or wrapped are the 40gms Fine chocolate bars being sold by Aldi. They come in packs of 5.  
1) Birthday bar -
2) Christmas and New year bars -

3) Valentine bar -
4) for any occasion and/or just for fun -
These personalised wrappers are being sold individually or in any number of wrappers you want. Size can be customised depending on the chocolate bar you are going to wrap. These wrappers are fully handmade and printed in high quality paper. Check them out now and give your family and friends personalised chocolate bars.

20 October 2017

Ginger planting in my garden

I always have ginger in my weekly grocery list even if it is quite expensive because I use it for my juicing. So was I happy when my sister told me how to plant one. I watched videos in you tube on how to plant ginger at home and decided maybe I should try to experiment planting. So today that is what I did. Here are my ginger cuts -
and after all the instructions I read on how to plant them, here is my ginger planter box - it is not that big
and here is the final phase of the planting with the ginger buried under the soil although I still need to water it.
The instructions said that it will take 4-6 weeks for a growth to happen so am looking forward to end of November to see if my planting is a success. 😇

19 October 2017

More Dunroven House tea towels for sale

As mentioned previously, I have now completed listing all my Dunroven House tea towels for sale in my website. Each item sells for $6.75 each except for the flour sack tea towels which sells for $4.95 ach. The flour sack tea towels are lightweight and looser weave, soft and fine even weave reminiscent of the feed sack towels of the 1930's.To check them out, all you have to do is click on the image below -
These towels are great for embroidery, appliques, iron-on transfers of designs and the soft tea towels are great for painting. Check out samples I have of projects I did using these tea towels.
Check out these tea towels soon as stock is very limited. Once they are sold out, it's fully gone from my online store.

18 October 2017

Journaling with your photos

Early last year I decided to close the papercrafting and candle making section of my handcrafting business. Due to the closures, I ended up with quite a lot of materials that I no longer need. Taking pictures and listing them in my website and/or ebay  takes a lot of time but this task is unavoidable if you want to dispose the items.

On the papercrafting side, I had quite a number of the Pink Ribbon Scrapbooking Kit left in stock. The scrapbook kit can be used for journaling with your photos and they are acid free. I have listed them on ebay for $5.00 per kit plus postage of $7.60. The kit includes the following which is value for money at $5.00 per kit: 2 all over ribbons papers, 2 love and hope border papers, 2 cherry cardstock, 2 pink cardstock, 2 light pink cardstock, 2 powder pink cardstock, 1  ribbons cut, 1 tags cut, 1 pink scroll frame, 1 ribbon ornament, 1 sheet of ribbon stickers, 2 brass ribbon stencils and a ribbon for embellishment. To check out the kits in ebay, all you have to do is click on any of the two images below.
These kits are also available in my website here.

16 October 2017

Dunroven House Tea towels for sale

I used to get so stressed out with my work that I craved for crafting in order to relax and de-stressed myself and found it to be very helpful. I would find myself sewing a lot and even do some embroidery work and doing appliques on tea towels. Here is one I did on embroidery -
and a sample below of an applique work I did on a tea towel -
The crafting on tea towels became more interesting when I started to collect the Dunroven House tea towels. I have collected a lot of these tea towels that I have decided to sell them especially that I dont do much on appliques anymore. I thought if I sell them instead of just hoarding them in my cabinet it would help a lot in my charity work. It would help pay for the cost of distributing dresses to disadvantaged locations. So last week I listed on ebay the tea towels for $29.50 for a pack of 6 in 3 different colors plus postage of $10.00. As anyone who is into tea towels especially the Dunroven House ones, we all know that they are the best in quality. They measure 51cms x 71cms (20" x 28"), are made of 100% cottton and really great for embroidery and/or applique. Also washable and dryable.  You can check out my tea towel listing on ebay by clicking on the image below - and other types of tea towels will be listed soon.
Help make a difference in this world through my charity work for disadvantaged kids by checking out on these tea towels and make a purchase if you like them. It is a great way of hitting two birds with one stone. You get to create a treasure using the tea towels and at the same time provide clothing to the disadvantaged. Or perhaps you just want your kitchen to look more beautiful and creative by displaying and also used these tea towels. To know more about my charity work, please click here.