27 January 2012

"Share the Love" this Valentines Day Charity Drive for Dress A Girl Australia

In today's technology where everything seems to be communicated electronically, we are losing a personal connection that is so important to the human spirit. When you make something handmade for that someone special in your family and/or a friend you reconnect because you give that person your time, skill, care and love. 

Show how much you care not only with your family and friends by donating a pillowcase or a piece of fabric or a pillowcases dress to the 'Share the Love' this Valentines Day Charity Drive by Dress A Girl Australia and share that love and care you have in your heart also to the less fortunate children in this world this Valentines Day. 

For donations, please post them to - Dress A Girl Australia P.O. Box 240 Casula NSW 2170 Australia We need more happy faces in this world especially from the less fortunate little girls around the world who needs to own at least one dress for they deserve at least one. Please keep those pillowcases and/or fabrics and/or pillowcase dresses coming. 

For more information about this charity drive and/or dressing girls around the world, please send email to dressagirlaustrali@gmail.com. 

The 'Share the Love' this Valentines Day Charity Drive for Dress A Girl Australia started last 19th of January and will be running until the 17th of Feb 2012.

23 January 2012

Creative Life Week 4 - New Project - Kindle Cover

I am still doing the invites for my niece but once you have decided on the card design, finalized what information you need to print and decided on what pictures to include on the invite, the next few steps tend to become boring. There is not much challenge when you have done the printing and start cutting especially after you have done it about a dozen times. Making about 45 of them starts to become so routine that I decided to squeeze in a new project.

This time I thought I would make something for myself so I made a kindle cover for my kindle. It wasnt really difficult to make since I only wanted a simple one, as long as my kindle gets protected from the car and house keys, wallets, pen and other things I have inside my bag. The longest task to finish was looking for a spare velcro from among my piles of craft supplies so I can close the cover when am not using it. Just when you need one you cannot find it. 

Being a fabric hoarder had an advantage again as there was no need to go and buy the fabric material. I have several metres of fabrics that are already padded and quilted so this saved me a lot of time but I would have wanted to use one with perhaps alphabets or books printed on it if I had one. I finally opted for the fabric with a 'travel' theme. Perhaps it will go well when am travelling with my kindle or taking the train to work with my kindle. :-)

Here is the kindle cover I made with my kindle on it. 

I hope you will like it. Or inspire you to make one if you have a kindle.

First flowering yucca of 2012

I dont want to say I am very busy because I am enjoying what am doing but today coming home from work, I saw that the yucca tree I had in my frontyard had grew flowers again and I didnt even notice it. 

This must be the third time it has grew flowers but the first time in 2012. I have neglected my front yard for quite a while now I think I need to hire a gardener.

I hope this flowering brings me good luck this year and in many years to come.