30 June 2009


If you are into altering...then don't go away...you are in the right place...for your next "treasure to keep" project !

Dreambox house for ATC's or any keepsake you would like to preserve or showcase any special project you can think of. The DreamBox frame has a stand at the back of the frame for easy table top display and a hook for easy hanging on the wall. A perfect gift for that someone special or dont be too hard on yourself....make it for yourself. Two sizes available. Click on the link below for size information and where to purchase the items -

Handmade Cards....Handmade Treasures

When you want to give someone special only the best, make it yourself ........or buy something handmade! Share your memories to all those friends and special people around the world.....with our unique selections of paper cards, fabric cards, fabric picture cards, CD cards, pillow cards, 3D-cards, mint cards, badge cards, color-me-cards... and more! All done by hand! And because they are made by hand, some are limited in quantities, some are one-of-a-kind which makes them a real treasure to keep!

Also available are card images to print wonderful cards right from your own computer! All created at 300 DPI for excellent printing! Create beautiful cards, magnets and more with any of these card sets for any occasion.

Come feel free to browse on our wide collection of cards. There might be one or two that will catch your eye! Just click on the link below -

We are offering a special discount between 5% - 15% when purchasing more than 1 card in any type of card combination. Click here for more details on the special discount offer.

28 June 2009

Get creative with buttons.

Wear them in your hat, pin them on your bags , bring a smile to a special friend or anyone, give away as party favours.....they are fun to have.... and a great way to start a button collection.

Whether it is for a birthday for that special little person in your life, family, anniversary, friendship, motivation, creating awareness, student awards and recognitions, sports, music, business promotion, people, hard-to-find designs and/or clip-arts or just about anything you can think of. Browse through our huge selection of ready-to-wear buttons. You may find something that you like or have been wanting to have one but just could not find it.

Our button shop has never had a sale like this before. 25% - 40% off on all items. You dont need a coupon or a code to enter. All discounts will automatically be taken off from the purchase amount in your sales invoice.
A click on the 'Badge e-Shop' link below will take you to our sale shop for all your ready-to-wear button needs.

Find fun and joy in life

I am a crafter but unlike other crafters it is not a full-time hobby for me as I work full-time as a senior business analyst with an airline company during the day. To keep my balance I always try to find fun and joy in my life...in whatever I do. If at the end of the day I didnt feel that happy with what I did or happened at work, I find solace when I come home...with my crafting. If am not quite happy with what I am crafting at home...I look forward to the next day going to work. I always try to find fun and joy in my life and when I do...I always find one. You should do the same thing too. If you love your life....you love yourself.



26 June 2009

Death comes like a thief in the night....

One cant really tell when it is going to happen. I grew up listening to the sounds of Michael Jackson. For me, it was all about his music and his amazing moonwalk dance. He may have had an imperfect life ( but who doesnt...the only difference was that he was being watched by everyone) but his music was a work of a genius. It was perfect. His music brought a lot of happy smiles and tapping feet. His music had a universal message. His music will live on.



22 June 2009

Mosaic Quilting

Are you into mosaic quilting? If not, do you want to be more creative and try out something new? Expand your quilting skills with Mosaic Quilting! Create and design a quilt project, a 'family heirloom' for those you love and make your quilts more special, something to treasure for generations.

Everything you need to start your own mosaic quilt. Books, DVD for visual learning and the accessories to make things easy. We have it here.

The World's only Quilted Photo Software! New simpler, easier, faster. Quilted Photo Patterns, full color and full-size patterns. For demo, click here.

21 June 2009

What a wonderful world!

the sun wasnt shining when i woke up this morning... but the first thing that came to mind was the song..what a wonderful world.....sing along with me if you feel the same way I do!
What a Wonderful World !
by Louis Armstrong
I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin......i love you.
I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
Theyll learn much more.....than Ill never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
(instrumental break)
The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin...*spoken*(I ....love....you).

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
*spoken*(you know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than Ill never know)
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world.



20 June 2009

Happy Father's Day to our North American Friends and UK

In case you dont know, Sunday, 21st of June, our North American friends and the UK are celebrating Dad's special day. If a necktie to give to Dad is no longer your cup of tea, how about a framed image of Dad and Baby printed on a 100% linen fabric with the special message of "....so glad you're my dad....".

Click here for more details and on where to purchase the item.

Try quilting!

When life goes to pieces....try quilting !

17 June 2009

Lutradur Mixed Media Sheets

The latest craze in mixed media art. Lutradur sheets. A versatile cross between fabric and paper. Revolutionary new material for sewing, crafting and mixed media arts. Easy to print, fold, cut, stitch, distress and embellish. Perfect for ink-jet printers or all-in-ones. Create delicate translucent effects with paints, inks, dyes and stamps. Use for art quilts, scrapbooks, ATC's, bookmaking, altered arts....and more!

Sold in packs of 10. Size 8.5" x 11". Click here for more details and on how to purchase the item.

Life vs quilt

Each one's life is like a quilt, bits and pieces, joys and sorrows.....stitched with love.



New Arrival : Magazine

The latest issue of the Quilting Arts Magazine. Issue 39 Jun/July 2009. Paper, fabric and stitch collage. Create colorful fabrics with your computer. Expert tips on how to sell your art quilt.

Click here for more details and on how to purchase the item.

New Arrivals : Books

Two(2) new books just arrived. One on fabric art collage and the other on cool jewelry to capture memories.

Fabric Art Collage : Everything you ever wanted to know about mixed-media fabric collage-techniqes, supplies and the fun of creating.

Hip Handmade Cool Jewelry : Add your images and keepsakes to personalize each project and you're ready to make memory jewelry of your own. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and other accessories.

Click on the book title for more information on each book and on how to purchase the item :


16 June 2009

What was I up to?

Hello again. It has been awhile since my last blog. What was I really up to that took me away from blogging? For one, mother nature wasnt that cooperative. Past few days and more to come had been very cold, quite unusual for a Sydney winter.

Anyway, lots of new goodies in my e-store. New books, magazines, fabrics, new cliparts and graphics for those into scrapbooking, cardmaking and crafting.

Keep coming back on this site for first hand details.



07 June 2009

At Soft Treasures...

Being creative is only limited by one's imagination. Creative possibilities are endless !! The decision to explore all these possibilities lies within us. To keep you abreast at all times of new products and ideas, why dont you join our mailing list.



04 June 2009

Lessons from the University of Dad

To celebrate Dad's special day, here are some lessons from his university -

History : When I was your age.....
Law: As long as you live under my roof you will....
Science : Do you think money grows on trees?
Psychology : Because I said so !

02 June 2009

Necktie for Dad

To celebrate Dad's day, here is a card that symbolizes all Dads. Wearing a miniature metallic necktie.

To purchase the item, click here. To see more 'Dad' little handmade treasures, click here.

Father's Day Celebration

This month is another big family celebration to honor Dad in several countries like the US, UK, Canada and Japan. I believe it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June unlike here in Australia where we celebrate it in September. Regardless of which date it is celebrated, it all is celebrated in honor of Dad, the head of the family. It gives all of us a chance to show our respect and love for the man who sometimes comes in second after Mum.

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy ! (anonymous)