26 May 2012

Dress A Girl Australia

In case you havent known, I actually run the global campaign of dressing girls around the world here in Australia. A global project called Dress A Girl Around the World by Hope-4-Women International whose goal is to make sure that every little girl owns at least one dress especially in the less fortunate locations around the world for each of them deserves to own one.

Last Friday, 25th of March, Dress A Girl Australia was featured in the Style Section of Hobart's Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania. Please click on the image below to read more about the article.
If you want to know more about this campaign. please feel free to send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Would love to hear from anyone and join us on this campaign.

24 May 2012

Decaled Candle

Have you ever tried embellishing a candle using an inkjet decal paper? Here is one which I did for a work colleague of mine whose son is going to be confirmed on Sunday, 27th of May.
Image was printed from my old inkjet printer on an inkjet clear decal paper. Once the image was printed, I sprayed a Krylon acrylic crystal clear protective finish to protect the image. I sprayed it three times and once it was totally dried I applied the decal to the candle as flat as I can get after soaking it in water for about 30 seconds. I made sure that there were no air pockets and then left the application on the candle to dry.

Inkjet decal sheets are available in my gallery at $1.95 per sheet. Make sure you purchase postage - Decal sheets in order for your postage cost to be calculated correctly.

For more information, please send an email to softtreasures@bigpond.com or click here.

21 May 2012

Creative Life Week 21 - Recycled Denim Bag

Woohoo! I finally did one. A recycled denim bag for this week and this would also be my recycle...reuse project #3.

Finally got to use one of my denim shorts. I have 2 pairs of shorts which I bought about ten years ago in one of my trips to the US but I never used it. A pair of Union Bay denim walking shorts which I bought for about 5 dollars each in one of the factory outlets somewhere in San Francisco. And after 10 years, I don’t think I will ever have the chance to use them. Everytime I see the pairs I think of selling them but never got to do it. Perhaps now that I have made it into a denim bag, I will be able to finally use it.
Front of Bag
Back of Bag
Close-up of front section of the bag
Since I don’t have a leather belt or any kind of belt I decided to use a scarf given to me by my sister years ago as a belt. Everything on this pair of shorts is still intact. Side pockets and back pockets and even the Union Bay label. All I did was close off by sewing the section where the zipper is so if I open the zipper, nothing falls out because it is close. I used cotton webbing as handles attached to the bag using metal snaps. In the center of the bag is a 38mm sized button which I am using to hold the scarf into place. The button has the image of the earth in the shape of a heart.

As I have mentioned several times before that I only blog on what I make but I dont think I will be able to show you how I did it because I cant really find the time to sit down and do the instructions but I hope you like my creations. 

I hope you like my sewing project this week. If you need to ask anything, please feel free to send me an email at softtreasures@bigpond.com or click on the 'contact me' which you can find on the left sidebar.