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

New Product - Button Easels for Photo Buttons

If you are into buttons but not into wearing on your hat or pinning in your bag, then you can go for our decorative style of button. Display your button on a shelf or desk. Button with an easel stand.


Comes in size 77mm (3") and a button easel stand. Great for photo buttons.

Sells for $4.25 each and can be purchased from our online gallery .

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 $54.95. Only one left so hurry before its gone. Item can be purchased from our online store or from the Soft Treasures' facebook page storefront.

To purchase from our online shop, click here. To purchase from our facebook page, click here. And if you will 'like' our page in facebook, you might end up with a surprise.




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 $54.95. Only one left so hurry before its gone. Item can be purchased from our online store or from the Soft Treasures' facebook page storefront.

To purchase from our online shop, click here. To purchase from our facebook page, click here. And if you will 'like' our page in facebook, you might end up with a surprise.



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 $2.50 each. If you want them in a different size, just let me know by sending an email to sarisariwebstore@sarisariwebstore.com for pricing information. They can also be made as magnetic buttons, keychains or as pocket mirror buttons or pocket mirror keychain.

20 April 2011

Poor old Mexican Jar

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. They can be purchased from my Creativity with Buttons online store or from the 'creativity with buttons' facebook page storefront.

To purchase from our online shop, click here. To purchase from our facebook page, click here. If you will 'like' our page in facebook, you might end up with a surprise.



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.






Ready-Made Ready-to-Wear Buttons

Express your thoughts with a button! Ready-made and ready-to-wear ! Wear them in your hat, pin them on your bags , bring a smile to a special friend, greet a friend, give away as party favours.....they are fun to have.... and a great way to start a button collection.


We have a special collection available for everyone. Click on any of the images on the left of the page to purchase them online. And more to come!

Easter Buttons

It's happy easter time with our Easter buttons. An easter bunny with an Easter button for those special little kids to carry around on Easter day while easter egg hunting. Or let them wear these pins on their hats, pin on their backpacks. A good addition to their button collection.

Click on the Easter button images on the left side of this page to purchase them online. For more information, please send an email to sarisariwebstore@sarisariwebstore.com.

Mother's Day Buttons

Greet your 'Mum' and 'Grandma' with a button on Mother's Day ! Ready-made and ready-to-wear ! Let her wear it in her hat, pin it on her bag , stick it on 'Mum's' fridge, bring a smile to the special person in your life! They are fun to have and a great way to start a button collection.

Also available to purchase are buttons in packs of 50 and are on a special discounted prices. Great giveaways for restaurants, cafes after Mother's Day dinners.

For more information, please send email to sarisariwebstore@sarisariwebstore.com

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 enquiries on any of these handmade items, please send email to softtreasures@bigpond.com

For more details on the fabric sheet products and to purchase, click here.

For more details on special fabric printing services, click here.



Dress A Girl Buttons

Wear them in your hat, pin them on your bags! These buttons will be officially released on the 1st of April to help fund my print campaign for Dress A Girl Australia. For a 2-dollar gold coin you get one of these unique buttons. They will also be available as magnets, keychains and a special mirror button which will make a great gift to give Mums on Mother's Day.




Please send enquiries to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thanks!



Dress A Girl Australia

Soft Treasures is leading the 'Dress A Girl Around the World' campaign here in Sydney and hopefully around Australia.

You do not have to be in Australia to join in this awesome campaign.

For enquiries, please send email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com



New! Mothers are like Buttons

A mini wallhanging great for Mum on their special day. Can also be made into a pillow.




This item is not available in my online store yet. For pricing information, please write to softtreasures@bigpond.com.