22 June 2012

Creative Life Week 25 - Create Cans for any occasion

Since I am into bottles and cans for my creative life the past two weeks, I decided to take out my leftover cans from my old can crafting days and make new cans. I printed can labels for different occasions, run them through my xyron to make them into stickers so I dont have to apply glue to the can and the back of the label. It was nice to use my xyron tool again.

This particular can was a bestseller for me before. The Christmas froggy can. I used to make them in different sizes - gallon, half-a-gallon, pints and milk tins. Now I made a gallon size and a pint size of Christmas froggy. I know it is too early to make cans for Christmas but the mood is there to make them.

By the way, the labels I am using in these cans are actually made of fabric. The label I used in the fabric pouch in a can was printed on a cardstock and I run it through my xyron for lamination.
All you have to do is fill it up with your Christmas goodies and seal it with the cover.
Since I still have lots of cans left, I created a birthday pint can, a love pint can which is great for packaging something special for a love one or to use it for Valentines Day.

What's nice about my cans is that the cover also has a label. I sell the gallon size for 19.95 only and the same price whether it is made of fabric or laminated cardstock. The pint size are $6.95. For milk cans, I sell them for $12.95 each.

If you are interested in any of these cans for packaging, please send me an email. I can customize them for you depending on the occasion you are celebrating. But this is only for a limited time while stocks for the cans last.

Check them out in my on-line shop or watch the video (Special Product feature while supplies last) on the right sidebar to know what is available. As usual, all sales proceeds goes to the postage fund of Dress A Girl Australia.

Lavender Potpourris

Are you looking for something special to give? Something uniquely packaged? Try my Lavender Potpourris. My lavender satchels are uniquely packaged in fabric with printed images that expresses the occasion you are celebrating. Great for birthdays, Christmas, Weddings, anniversaries or any special occasions.

Available in large and small satchels, lavender angels or as handmade fabric picture greeting cards. All come with envelopes for easy gift giving.
A click on the image above will take you to my on-line shop. Or you can click the 'bestselling product' feature on the right sidebar. 

More selections will be made available soon. These are going to be on sale and proceeds will be provided to Dress A Girl Australia to help pay for postage costs to distribute dresses to the less fortunate locations around the world.

21 June 2012

Creative Life Week 24 - Fabric Pouch in a Can

Yehey! The momentum is still there and this time for cans. Well I think they belong to the same category except for the fact that one is breakable and the other is scratchable.

This type of can have no cover and wasnt really sure what to do with it. I was thinking what if I had to fill the can with something to eat like cookies and give it as a gift to someone. Without a cover the cookies will probably become hard as a rock because it is exposed unless they put a foil over the can to cover it. Then the idea came still with cookies in mind. Why dont I make a fabric pouch and adhere the fabric pouch to the bottom of the can. And if they dont want to eat cookies they can just tighten the pouch to preserve its freshness. So here is what I came up with. A fabric pouch in a can. And the reason why I had to attach the fabric pouch to the can is because I wanted the can to be used with the pouch and not just take away the pouch and throw away the can for the beauty of it was on the can with a fabric pouch. It didnt take long to create the fabric pouch.  

I used to create small cans for birthdays and Christmas so I thought I should also embellish the can for this particular creation. And then I stucked a felt heart for a 3D effect and added some bells at the end of the ribbon on both sides. 
I know I enjoyed creating cans before but am not really sure if it became popular here in Australia. I used it to package some of my small quilts. You will see one later on.

So I think I am back to creating cans again. I still have some leftover from my can crafting days. It is time to take them out from the box. Anything to raise money for Dress A Girl Australia.

If you are interested in this type of gift packaging, please send me an email. Am putting this up for sale in my gallery just for $16.95 because there is only one. And I think this is the only one you will ever find because this is my creation. The can is a half-a-gallon size.

Sales proceed from this can will directly go to the postage fund for Dress A Girl Australia.

20 June 2012

Creative Life Week 23 - Friendship in a Bottle

I have been very busy with work and my extra-curricular activities I cant seem to find time to blog about the things I have created the past few weeks. I am off for the next few days so now I have the time in the world to write about it. 

I decided since I am into bottles trying to create something useful (I have lots of bottles in my garage) I decided to create this friendship tag made of fabric and placed it inside the bottle. I call it 'Friendship in a bottle'.

The tag is made of fabric and I grouped together some threads and braided it to embellish the tag. The message on the tag "Friendship warms the heart' is printed on a silk fabric which I printed myself using my very old and reliable inkjet printer. 
At the back of the tag and also printed on a silk fabric is a recipe I found for friendship which you can find below :
* 2 cups of loyalty
* 2 tablespoons of honesty and a dash of patience
* 2 heaping cups of laughter
* 1 tsp of kindness
* 1/2 cups of companionship
1. Mix well
2. Bake in a warm heart
3. Serve generously
4. Thanks for your friendship!
I just thought for a change I would put my fabric tag inside a bottle especially that I have collected lots of bottles. If you want to order my friendship fabric tag please click here to send me an email or click on the 'contact me' section which you can find in the left sidebar. This is the only fabric tag I have at the moment but am thinking of making a few more to sell.