25 September 2011

Sew Delightful: 91 Young

Sew Delightful: 91 Young: Recently dresses when to an orphanage in Mexico and we just received pictures of the girls in their dresses They are sew beautiful!!! Wo...

06 August 2011

Tshirt collection cyber-quilt

I have a lot of t-shirts collected from my travels, from watching concerts or just simply bought from shops. Some of them are a bit worn-out due to wear and tear but I never throw them away because I want to make a quilt out of them but just do not have the time.

With the cyber-quilt project I just started, I now have the opportunity to create a cyber quilt using these t-shirts. Am quilting in pixels. I took pictures of all the tshirts I have collected and made them into pixel blocks. After I had all the blocks I wanted, I created a template and this is how my t-shirt quilt would look like. I hope I get to finish it.

01 August 2011

Quilt in Pixels


A quilt is made up of individual blocks which are then pieced together to make a quilt. These blocks are made of fabrics. A cyberquilt is similar to the traditional quilt except that the blocks or squares being connected or patched are graphic images or cliparts in pixels.

Today I am starting on a cyber-patch & quilt project. Each cyber-quilt will have a theme. Anyone who wants to be part of the project can contribute to the cyberquilt by providing a quilt block in the form of a .jpeg or .gif file and nominate a theme where you want your block file to be included. Block files have to be resizable. The blocks or squares you submit has to express or convey thoughts, feelings or information for the specific theme you have selected. More details will be released soon.

27 July 2011

Express Yourself through buttons in a mini-pouch

New to creativity with buttons by Soft Treasures. Express yourself and your ideas and thoughts through buttons. These handcreated buttons are sized 1"(25mm) and comes in sets of 3 and are packaged in a fabric mini pouch. Unique way of expressing yourself you will not find anywhere else.

Express how and what you feel about life, being green, what your heart should do through buttons. What words can describe high technology, your desires in life through buttons. Label on mini-pouch are printed on silk fabric and pouch are made of 100% quilting quality cotton fabric and tied with ribbon.
"Heart" Pouch - Stop, Look, Listen


"High Tech" Pouch - Ctrl, Alt, Del


"Be Green" Pouch - Ride a Bike, Tread Lightly, Breathe the Air

Unique presents for those who seem to have everything. They are fun to have and a great way for starting a button collection. Click here to purchase these buttons. 

13 July 2011

Paperweights

If you have never done any do-it-yourself projects, now would be the best time to start with our easy DIY project kits and photo transfer products using any inkjet printers.

Make your own paperweights!! Use your own digital photos to create personalized projects with easy to follow instructions to make a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone.....makes a novel greeting card....a real treasure to keep!!

- Paperweight Kit includes (1) paperweight blank (2) black velour bottom pad (3) acid free mounting pad (4) instructions.
- Available in round and large rectangular paperweight.

Round paperweights are 3" x 1" deep. Display area measurement is 2-1/2". Depth of bottom recess which is the ceiling height of the paperweight's interior space is 1/4" and weighs about 255grams.

Large rectangular paperweights are 5-1/8" x 3-1/2 x 1-1/8" deep. Display area measurement is 4-3/8 x 2-3/4". Depth of bottom recess which is the ceiling height of the paperweight's interior space is 1/4" and weighs about 540grams.


Kits come with full instructions. To purchase any of this paperweight kit, visit my on-line store here.

09 July 2011

Little Works of Art

Fabric Postcards. Sizes similar to the standard 6"x4" postcards you buy from retail shops or gift shops. These fabric postcards have unique images which are either cut-outs from 100% cotton fabrics or printed on inkjet printable fabrics and expresses the occasion being celebrated whether it is Christmas, Birthday, for friendship or love and more. Embellished with ribbons, beads, yarns, buttons, rubber stamps, glitters or anything you can think of. They are mailable, can hold by the palm of your hand or you can hang them. To highlight images on the postcard, they are appliqued and quilted if required.

All fabric postcards are stitched on the edges. They make great keepsakes.Postcards come with matching white envelopes to protect embellishments if mailed.

Fabric postcards are available from my online store.

07 July 2011

Mini Quilt/Wallhanging - "Embellished" Angel

Yes, Soft Treasures has been very busy handcrafting again. Once all these are posted for sale, I will be spending another week making dresses for Dress A Girl Australia.

This handquilted wallhanging measures 39cms x 32cms. Inner box measures 29.5cms x 23cms.

Embellished angel measures 18cms x 18cms. Wings, shoes and halo are embellished with sequins, dress embellished with 2 buttons and headband made of lazy-daisy lace. Angel and dress are handquilted and edges of the wallhanging are double stitched.

All 100% cotton, comes with a bonus dowel with stopends and a quilt label at the back of the wallhanging. Great to give to that someone special on their special day. Available for purchase in my online store here.

05 July 2011

Huggable Emoticon "Happy"


Hug one while sending the emoticon to someone you are having a chat with.

Soft and cuddly, huggable "Happy" body measures about 23x24cms, has handmade appliqued eyes, nose and mouth made of 100% woolen felt. Leg measures about 10x11cms and hair about 4cms high.

Made of 100% cotton with corduroy body. Watch out for more huggable emoticons on this site. To purchase, click here.

04 July 2011

Huggable Owl


'Owlie' the huggable owl.

Cute and cuddly with 6cm eyes that will melt anyone's heart or light up a face of anyone who gets to see it. Made of 100% cotton fabric with soft hobby fill, this huggable owl measures 27x24cms.

Great for kids and adults alike. To purchase, click here.

03 July 2011

Huggable Cats


New huggable cat product from Soft Treasures.

Handscreenprinted with water based inks on a cotton/linen blend fabric with a 100% cotton ticking filled with soft hobby fill. Cat face and tail, lazy daisy decors are hand-embroidered.

Fully handmade cat measures 20x35cms and comes in 5 different colors. Click here to purchase from our on-line store.

13 June 2011

100% recycled sew-all thread

I receive a lot of brochures every week on craft supplies new and old and one of the brochures I received this week caught my attention. 100% recycled sew-all thread from Gutermann and made of 100% recycled polyester.


There are no flying fibres when sewing using this product, no thin and thick areas, no thread twisting, tear and abrasion resistant, elastic and flexible, soft and supple and non-fade and colourfast. It can be used for all fabrics and seams for all sewing machines and sewing by hand, for overlock and safety seams, for buttonholes and sewing on buttons. Can also be used for fine ornamental stitches and decorative seams. It is made in Germany.

There are lots and lots of advantages in using this 100% recycled thread and if you are into "being green" and "love the earth" then perhaps it would be a good idea to start using this environmentally friendly thread. To manufacture this item requires less energy and CO2 emissions are significantly reduced plus the fact that it uses existing production facilities means there is no need for new machines. We are able to conserve natural resources and become responsible for the environment.

For enquiries regarding this product, please send email to softtreasures@bigpond.com.

Dresses for Dress A Girl Australia

I have never made a dress in my life and never imagined I will be making one. Then I joined the Dress A Girl Around the World campaign by Hope 4 Women International and that is when I literally started to sew a dress from scratch. With no patterns in hand but just a picture of a pillowcase dress. I even never imagined or thought that one can make a dress out of a pillowcase because making dresses was probably the farthest thing in my mind.

Since I started sewing about a month ago, I now have made a total of 12 dresses. It took me 4 hours to make my very first dress and not even using a pillowcase but from one of the fabrics I have collected over the years and now am getting better and quicker. Here are some of the dresses I have made for Dress A Girl Around the World project which in a couple of months will make it to little girls around the world who deserves to own at least one dress.
Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress because every little girl deserves one. This is what the Dress A Girl Around the World campaign is and I hope you readers out there would join.

If you do not know how to sew, be like me and start to learn how to by making a pillowcase dress. If you think you really cannot do it, then we also are open for donations of any fabric and or pillowcases preferably new ones. If you want to know more about this campaign, please visit my blog
Dress A Girl Australia
or write to
dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com
.I look forward to any of your enquiries and hope you all join in this very worthwhile campaign.



12 June 2011

Friendship Buttons

"Best friends" forever to your best friend.

Or "I never met a mall that I didnt like" after a day of shopping. Check out our new collection of "Express Yourself" buttons for fun.

For general enquiries regarding our Button collection including postage, please click here.

New Button Collection - "Birthday"

Just released in our on-line store. "Birthday" buttons. You can wear them in your hat, pin them on your bags, give away as party favours, party invitations or greet a special friend or family member with a birthday button.

Available as regular buttons, magnetic, keychain, pocket mirror buttons in size 57mm from my online gallery .

Birthday buttons can also be ordered in size 38mm and 25mm as keychains and magnetic buttons and 77mm as a regular button only, please click here for enquiries.

More Earth Day Buttons

Love our Earth. Three more images in our limited edition "Love our Earth" collection.

Available as regular buttons in size 38mm from my online gallery  .

If you want to order any of these buttons as keychain buttons, magnetic or as pocket mirror buttons(size 57mm only), please click here.

29 May 2011

Soft Treasures' Studio

After browsing over a couple of magazines showing off the spaces where people work or their personal studios, I looked at the space where I worked and everything is so disorganized. I just dont have the time to make it look good and I feel comfortable working in my own space especially that I can easily find the things I want to use depending on what am currently working on. If everything is arranged and organized I may not be able to find what am looking for.



Besides I dont really have that much space. Just look at the mini quilts I have made they are hanged on the wall one on top of another. And I dont want to get rid of my papasan so I can feel more comfortable when watching TV which is on a wall in front of it which you cant see from the photo.
Maybe when I have the chance and the time, I will make my studio more professional looking. But in the meantime, am happy with it....am able to make more handmade treasures...and I even learned to make a dress for Dress A Girl Australia.

26 May 2011

Dresses for Dress A Girl Australia

Aside from making handmade treasures to sell, Soft Treasures has also been busy making dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World, Dress A Girl Australia. Imagine a world where every little girl owns at least one dress and what if that dress were made by you.

If you love crafting and would like to use your crafting skills helping little girls own at least one dress, join in the fun and enjoy making dresses. Click here to know more about this self-funded charity work of mine.

21 May 2011

What's Soft Treasures been up to?

Been very busy the past couple of weeks even at work. The last few days I have been busy making fabric postcards including a postcard size of the Owl organizer I created and posted on this blog more than a week ago.



This is my unfinished mini fabric tree of life quilt. Still needs to be quilted on the leaves.


And more unfinished panels :


including my japanese friends which will soon be decorating a japanese themed friendship panel :



Watch out for these items in my shop.

07 May 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

M arvelous
O riginal
T houghtful
H eaven-ent
E ternal
R ay of sunshine

To all the mothers out there, have a happy Mother's Day!



New! Owl Fabric Organizer

Not just a quilted wallhanging. It is a fabric organizer wallhanging with an appliqued owl to keep watch over your assets.

Quilted owl fabric organizer measures 33cms x 36cms. Appliqued owl measures 12cms x 16cms and has 3-D plastic movable eyes. Has 3 pockets and a pocket for a pen/pencil. Comes with a bonus dowel with stopends for easy hanging. Made of 100% quilting cotton fabric, double-stitched on the edges and most importantly, handquilted.
Click on the image above or click here to check out this item from my shop. 

06 May 2011

New! Chocolatey Mom

Moms are sweet just like chocolates. Still not too late. Still have 2 days before Mother's Day. Only the best for the most important person in our lives. Forever she would be holding a bar of chocolate.

Mini quilt measures 23.5cms x 35cms. Applique chocolate bar is embellished with sequins on the 'Best Mom' message. Made of 100% quilting cotton fabric, double-stitched on the edges and most important it is handquilted. Comes with a bonus dowel with stopends for easy hanging or you can have it framed.
On special for Mother's Day, sells for $39.95. Item can be purchased from my online store. Click on the image above or click here to check it out.

02 May 2011

New! Flowers for You

Only the best handmade crafts for the most special person in your life. Flowers for you. A real treasures to keep. Comes with a bonus dowel for easy hanging but can also be framed.

Wallhanging measures 32.5cms x 48cms and the bunch of flowers made of yo-yo fabrics measures about 20cms in diameter. A metallic silver mini-charm hangs in the middle of the applique pot and has the message of "made with love" engraved on the charm. Comes with a fabric tag (just like the real thing you buy from flowershops) and a quilt label at the back of the wallhanging for your personal message.

Pot, heart and leaves are hand-quilted. Double-stitched on the edges. Made of 100% quilting cotton fabric.
Sells for $39.95. Only one so hurry before its gone. Click on the image above or click here to check it out.

01 May 2011

ClipArts for Mother's Day

Still a week to go before Mother's Day. If you are into handmades and wants a more personalized gift to give to Mum on her special day, check out our cliparts and graphics special for Mother's Day. Create a treasure by using any of these images whether you want to make a quilt, embroider a pillowcase or scrapbook your Mother's life. Make something memorable out of these images and give Mum a real treasure to keep.

Most of the images are exclusive to Soft Treasures(you will not find them anywhere else!) and are on-special to help you with your Mother's Day craft projects. Click on the above image for more mothers day clipart selections available from my store or click here to check them out and make a purchase if there is anything you like. 

30 April 2011

Handmade Treasures for Mum

If still undecided on what to give Mum on her special day, you still have a week to go. Feel free to browse on Soft Treasures' handmades. But hurry as most items are one of a kind.


Mums special shop




Looking for a Great Cause to support?

My Dad died about 3 years ago at the age of 88. He had Alzheimers. If you are looking for a great cause to support relating to the art of quilting, check out the link below -

http://www.causes.com/causes/55872-fight-alzheimer-s-one-quilt-at-a-time




27 April 2011

For Mum - A Mother's Heart

Only the best handmade crafts for the most special person in your life. May 8 is Mother's Day and what better way to honor Mum... with a handmade Mother's Heart surrounded with yo-yo flowers . Unique keepsake, very rare and hard to find mini quilt...could be just the only one you will ever find.
Measures 30cms x 34cms. Appliqued Heart measures about 19cms x 21.5cms with 9 assorted yo-yo flowers surrounding the heart measuring about 3.75cms. Comes with a round fabric tag with an image of Queen Mom. A metallic gold mini-charm hangs in the middle of the heart and has the message of "made with love".

Message written on the heart reads "You will be forever in my thoughts because you are my mother and forever in my heart because you are my friend."

Also comes with a bonus dowel for easy hanging but item would also look great if framed.

On special for Mother's Day, sells for $39.95. Only one left so hurry before its gone. Click on the image above or click here to check it out and make a purchase.



For Mum - Fabric Pot of 3D Roses

Only the best handmade crafts for the most special person in your life. May 8 is Mother's Day and what better way to honor Mum... with a handmade fabric pot of 3D Roses. Unique keepsake, very rare and hard to find mini quilt...could be just the only one you will ever find.
Never wither, our fabric pot of 3D roses is made of 100% cotton fabric. Roses measure about 7cms(dia) and 5cms(dia) and made of 100% wool felt planted on an applique pot measuring 16.5cms x 14cms with an applique heart measuring 9.5cms x 5cms. Overall, mini quilt measures 41cms x 31cms and comes with bonus dowel for easy hanging but would also look great if framed.

A metallic gold mini-charm hangs in the middle of the heart and has the message of "made with love" and comes with a fabric tag. Just like those bunch of roses you buy from flowershops only this is made of fabric and would last forever. On special for Mother's Day, sells for $39.95. Only one left so hurry before its gone. To purchase from my shop, click on the image above or click here

25 April 2011

More Mother's Day Buttons

Greet your 'Mum' and 'Grandma' with a button ! Ready-made and ready-to-wear ! Let her wear it in her hat, pin it on her bag , stick it on 'Mum's' fridge to remind her everyday how special she is and bring a smile to her face. Buttons are fun to have and a great way to start a button collection. Great giveaways after Mother's Day dinners.
You can purchase them as regular buttons, magnetic, keychain, pocket mirror buttons or as pocket mirror button keychains. These buttons are now available for purchase from my on-line gallery.

23 April 2011

Earth Day Buttons

This is the 2" x 2" 'Green' quilt panel I created for the International Fiber Collaborative Dream Rocket project. I wanted to create buttons to celebrate 'Earth' Day and could not think of an image to use when I remembered my 'Green' quilt panel. Why not use the images on the panel and create individual buttons. That is what I did and here they are all 10 'Earth Day' buttons. Below is my 2" x 2" 'Green' quilt panel -


Here are the 'Earth Day' buttons I created out of the quilt panel -

These buttons are available in size 38mm (1-1/2") from my on-line gallery at $2.00 each. Click here to enquire on different button sizes and other buttons types such as magnetic buttons, keychains or as pocket mirror buttons or pocket mirror keychain.

20 April 2011

Poor old Mexican Jar with my created big tassles

This is my poor old mexican jar stationed in one of the corners near my kitchen area. I use the jar to hang or decorate the big tassles which I made about 4 years ago when I found some unused strings/ropes lying around in my kitchen cupboard. Dont know why I had them so I decided to make use of them. Made the tassles and until now still at a loss as to where to use them as I dont have curtains in the house. So for now it will have to be the old mexican jar that will have to be decorated with all the large tassles.





18 April 2011

Earth Day - April 22

It is Earth Day on Friday April 22nd. Love our Earth. To celebrate Earth Day, I have come up with a limited collection of buttons promoting how to save the planet and make the earth a better place to live in.

About 2 weeks ago I posted a quilt panel which I created for the International Fiber Collaborative Dream Rocket project "Dare to Dream". In it were applique images on how to save our planet. Out of this quilt panel I was able to create my 10-Button Earth Day Collection.
All these buttons are being released in size 38mm (1-1/2") and available as magnetic buttons and keychains in addition to the regular buttons. To purchase from my online shop, click here.



15 April 2011

5-Day Long Weekend

A 5-day long weekend is coming up next week which I hope to spend making more handmade treasures, design more buttons, create mini quilts to sell for the upcoming Mother's Day. Only the best in handmade crafts for the most special person in our lives. This long weekend will be for Soft Treasures' creativity. Dress A Girl Australia will be quiet but the more items I sell the better it would be for Dress A Girl Australia. So am keeping my fingers crossed that this is what I really would be doing in the long weekend. :-)



Lost Quilts Website

While facebooking, I saw this very interesting website called Lost Quilt Come Home. It is about lost quilts which they are trying to recover by providing as much information as possible so they can be identified as stolen if ever someone sees it somewhere. The website also provides information on how to protect your valuable quilts.

Lost Quilt Come Home


If you have several quilts which you treasure, you may want to visit this site. Am sure you will learn a lot of valuable information regarding quilt protection.



12 April 2011

Children from Around the World Paper Tole Project

This is one of the paper tole projects I worked on years ago(must have been 10 years ago) and one of my favourites thus hanging in my family room which also serves as my studio. Ever since I hanged it on the wall, because I dont use nails to hang my wallhangings instead I use 3M adhesives, it has dropped to the floor about 5 or 6 times already sometimes in the middle of the night. Today the adhesive gave way again and this time one of the borders inside the frame has been detached (blue item right in the middle of the image.) Well, at least the glass cover did not get broken.





11 April 2011

All About Buttons

What a great way to start making buttons ! Whether you are a kid or an adult, a hobbyist or a full-time crafter, a small business or just about to start having your own business! We have everything for you with just a click of a mouse !

Everything you need to know about badges, buttons and pins, machine types, parts, accessories, software to help you make designs and show-off your creativity through buttons. Ready-made buttons with ready-made designs.

The button possibilities are endless, limited only by one's imagination. They are great for school activities, fund-raisers, business promotions, birthdays and anniversaries or just to greet someone or make someone's day with a button.

09 April 2011

Soft Treasures releases Dress A Girl Buttons

Soft Treasures has released 2 buttons for the Dress A Girl Around the World Dress A Girl Australia campaign. They are available as regular buttons, magnetic buttons, keychains, pocket mirror buttons and pocket mirror keychain buttons.

These buttons will be released in size 57mm or 2-1/4" but they can also be ordered in different sizes if required. For this to become possible, you need to send an email to softtreasures@bigpond.com.


These buttons are available for purchase at my online shop.



04 April 2011

Food for thought

The road to success is lined up with tempting empty parking spaces.

02 April 2011

Decoupaged Greeting Card

Looking for something unique to give this Mother's Day? Check out this decoupaged greeting card using a serviette with a 3D rose designs.



For more information on this product, write to softtreasures@bigpond.com.




Upcoming Special Events

Let us not forget the 2 major events coming up very soon. Easter and Mother's Day. Soft Treasures will have new handmade items available to celebrate these 2 great occasions. Watch out for these items.




If you are into buttons, wearing them on your hats or pinning them in your bags, now would be the best time to get them. Special pricing for bulk purchases. For enquiries, please write to softtreasures@bigpond.com.



Shop Smart for Craft

'Shop Smart' is what you have to be these days if you want to keep abreast of crafty ideas as craft magazines are getting to be really expensive. Normally these six magazines would cost more than 50 bucks but today I got them all for $15.00...and 2 of them are the latest issues. Good buy for the day!






Save our Planet

I hope this fabric quilt panel I made using applique will still make it to the Dream Rocket Project. ‎'Save our Planet' is my 2x2ft quilt panel contribution to the International Fiber Collaborative Dream Rocket project "Dare to Dream" the deadline for submission was today, 1st of April 2011.





Mighty Mini Fabric Pillow Keychain

Looking for a unique gift to giveaway this year? Check out these fabric photo pillow keychains. Each measures about 10cms x 10cms. Can be personalized with your own photos. Only $9.95 per mighty-mini fabric pillow keychain. For personalised photos $12.95 each. A best-seller with kids.



For more details on this handmade item or to purchase, click here.



Create your own works of art

Memory pillows. Fabric Memory Keepsakes. Great Keepsakes. In different shapes and sizes. Make your own fabric designs. Print your original work of art on fabric with our Colorplus Fabric Sheets or any Inkjet Printable Fabric sheets. Create memory quilts. Design your own family tree and embellish them with your family pictures printed on fabric. Make bags, pillows, softtoys...and a whole lot more. Fabric sheets available in cotton poplin, cotton lawn, broadcloth, twill, linen, rayon.



Memory Pillows. Pictures printed on 100% cotton fabric sheets. Pillows come in 3 sizes - 14, 16, 18.

Fabric Memory Keepsakes. An alternative to photo albums. Try our fabric memory cubes. Minimum of 4 pictures and comes in 2 sizes - 16cms square and 8cms square.


Or try our fabric memory triangles. Minimum of 3 pictures measuring 16cms(height) x 17cms(wide). For more details on the fabric sheet products and to purchase, click here.
For more details on special fabric printing services, send me an email.