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
.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.