30 July 2012

Creative Life Week 30 - Tooth Fairy Quilted Pillow

For Week 30, it is something different. I bought this tooth fairy panel about 3 years ago and forgot about it. Last week I was looking for another fabric panel but instead I found this so I thought this will be the best time to sew a tooth fairy pillow and make it my creation for week 30. 

Size of pillow is the standard size 12. Shape of the tooth pouch is a heart. Has a snap inside the pouch to make sure that the tooth doesnt get dropped. Image of angel is quilted in both front and back panel including the sun and the quilt label which is included in the panel. Pillow ruffles has a width of about 8cms.

"There are fairies that watch over children and hide tiny treasures underneath their pillows when they have lost a tooth." 
Front Panel
 Back Panel
This tooth fairy pillow is available for purchase in my online gallery and sells for $25.00.

29 July 2012

Digital Cards for your Greeting Card needs

The best time of the year to start your Christmas planning for greeting cards. If you are into handmade greeting cards, new digital cards are now available in my online shop for your greeting craft needs. Digital images great for any occasion. Card frames and starter sets to embellish your picture card frames for any occasion.

All digital cards are $1.00 each.Some selections great for babies and kids' themed greeting projects -
Card Frames and starters for your picture cards -
For birthday, christmas, weddings, for Dad and Mum greetings, babies and those special little girls or boys in your life -

Click here to check out these wonderful digital cards. 

23 July 2012

Children's ClothBooks

Something you will not easily find....not even in the biggest bookstore in town! Some are one of a kind....a few selections of our best Childrens' ClothBooks....Christmas clothbooks... every child will enjoy to look at while listening to every word you read.

Made of 100% cotton, washable, double-stitched on edges and not easily torn. Will make a very great keepsake and a treasure to keep.

From the Owl and the Pussycat, to colors and counting numbers, ABC to twelve days of Christmas, Check them out by a click on the image above or click on the link below. 

22 July 2012

Creative Life Week 29 - My Garden of Buttons

I like buttons so it is just natural that I make things using them. For Week #28, I made this garden of buttons. And in addition to that, I found some wooden colourful birds in my junk box and I thought I would use them to embellish my button tree. A few metallic leaves from my brad collection and some wooden beetles completed my imagination of how my garden of buttons should look like.
This small quilt measures about 38cms x 38cms and comes with a quilt label at the back for personal message. Soon to be available in my online gallery.

For more information or general enquiries regarding this quilt or any quilts I have available for sale, please send me an email.

21 July 2012

Creative Life Week 28 - My Fabric Yoyo Art in a canvas

A few weeks back I did a lot of fabric yo-yos but was'nt sure on what to do with them. Well this time I think I have come up with something. In one of the magazines I was reading the past couple of weeks I saw an article of how fabric yoyos were made into an art by attaching them to canvas. I thought that wall art was really unique and beautiful I decided to make one using the fabric yoyos I had.

In one of my trips to a thrift store or a two-dollar shop as we all know, I found a 10" x 10" canvas that came with an easel stand. I decided to buy it even though I didnt know what to do with them but the easel stand was what convinced me to buy. So finally I was able to put it to good use last week.

I wanted the canvas art to have a red background so I painted the whole canvas with red and once it had dried up I started attaching the fabric yoyos one by one using  a glue gun until the whole canvas was covered. I did'nt like the spaces that were left uncovered so I started to make small roses made of felt and covered the spaces with the roses. Same as the fabric yoyos, a glue gun helped me attached the roses to the canvas. So here is the result of my fabric yoyo art, my creative life week #28 and I hope you like it.
Week 28 - Fabric Yoyo Wall Art in an easel stand
I still have lots of fabric yoyos left so watch out for more creations making use of them in the coming weeks and I hope to buy more of these canvas/easel stand if I see it again in the shop. If you can see the easel stand, I think you will understand why I bought it.Both the canvas and the easel stand costs me $4.50. The fabric yoyos were made out of scraps including the felt I used for the roses. So I think this whole fabric art cost me no more than $7.00 with scraps worth $2.50.

15 July 2012

Mini Quilted Greeting in a Tin

When I lost my job about 5 years ago, making small quilts kept me busy while trying to figure out what to do in the next chapter of my life. The job I had was my first job and stayed there for more than a decade until the day came when I was told they had to let me and the rest of the group go as they had outsourced the roles we were doing and our services were no longer required. This opened the opportunity for me to make more handmade items as I had found the time to do them and some to sell to earn some money. It opened up whatever creative skills I had which were untapped I think because I was busy making a career. 

From a programmer to a handmaker, one of the things I made were small quilts to be given away as presents and were packaged in small tins. The small quilts reflected the occasion being celebrated such as birthdays, Christmas, Easter and Valentines. And then I would customized the labels of the tin which matches the occasion. This is one of the mini quilted greetings in a tin which I made and was quite a hit. I sold them for $19.95 each including the tin. I didnt make that much out of it. In fact I had to buy the tins but because I was enjoying making them I didnt mind  selling them at give-away prices.

This particular greeting was great to give to that someone special in your life who you wanted for that someone to know that you cared. I think I sold about 10 of them and kept one as a souvenir. You will never find this anywhere, the quilted greeting nor the tin can. This handmade item was a result of my creativity.

The quilted greeting measured only about 10cms x 12cms. I always like small things that is probably why I enjoyed making this mini quilts. You may not see it well but all the hearts inside the jar are quilted including the jar, the ribbon and the 'full of love' label.
 And at the back of each mini quilt was attached a quilt label where one could also write their own message.
 I folded the mini quilt as small as possible to fit the pint-size can below and then pressed the tin cover to seal the can. 
 When I decided to go back to work I spent less and less time making handmades again. When I did, it was only for special occasions. I also spent less time updating my online shops and less time blogging. But when you love what you are doing, you can never stop doing it so here I am back to making handmades. I still have my full-time job during the day(M to F) and am busy running and promoting my Dress A Girl Around the World campaign here in Australia but from time to time and whenever I can I make as many handmade items I can sell to raise funds for my community work.

Please feel free to browse my handmades including the cliparts and digital images I am selling and if you see anything you like and would like to order or make a purchase, please do so. Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile and rewarding cause. 

If there is anything specific you want to be made, please feel free to send me an email. You will never know I  might be making them.

For cliparts and digital images, you will find them here.
For handmade items, you will find them here.
For books and other craft supplies, you will find them here.
For more information about the Dress A Girl Around the World - Dress A Girl Australia campaign, you will see more information here.

Please help spread the word!

14 July 2012

Creative Life Week 27 - More gift cans with leather strap

I do make things regularly on my creative life but just dont have the time to post them here in my blog. This will be the last of my gift can series and then all my supplies will be kept until such time that someone will like any of them and make an order. I put leather straps on coffee cans, big and small round cans and this time on new silver-coloured tins great for storing cookies. These cans can also be great for packaging any presents such as for a birthday, christmas or any special occasions. It is only this time that I have started putting leather-strap handles.

I used to use these tins as my gift packaging for small quilts which I called Quilted Greetings in a tin. The image on the small quilts usually reflect the occasion being celebrated. If the occasion was a birthday the small quilt will have a birthday image or a birthday greeting on it. This time I have attached leather straps for easy carrying which makes it even more great for gift packaging.

I did a decoupage on one of the tins using white polka dots with red background napkins. The leather strap handle is coloured black with two gold brads on each side to hold the strap to the tin. Any of these tins are great to use for packaging birthday cookies or any birthday present, Christmas or to package valentines day presents.
Here is the decoupaged tin with black leather handle -
and here is a sample of a small quilt that I made and think will be great as a Valentines present or any special occasions for someone you care about.
On this particular tin with a cream-coloured leather-strap handle, I printed on a self-adhesive inkjet fabric sheet the word 'Luck' to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
and here is a recommended small greeting quilt that will go nicely with the leather handled tin -
Am starting to make a lot more of this quilted greetings again and will be posting it in my online gallery. They measure about 30cms x 30cms and I could customise the label for you depending on the occasion if you are interested on the leather handled tin for packaging. The small quilt greeting would cost you $39.95 plus 10.00 if you are opting for the tin. I dont make the tins I buy them but the label(s) and the small quilts are all made by hand by me.

To register your interest on these types of handmade gifts, please click here to send me an email or click on the 'contact me' form which you can find on the left sidebar.

08 July 2012

Another recycling in my creative life?

Guess what I have been trying to collect the past few months. Rice bags and I now have 2 of them. It takes a while to collect them as each bag holds 5 kilos of rice and everyone knows how long it would take to finish 5 kilos. Here are the bags I have collected so far -
I should be able to use these 2 bags very soon and at the same time continue collecting them. I look forward to re-using these bags. Watch out for what I can create with them.

New Clipart Sets in Raggedy Bunnies

This time we have the Raggedy Bunnies collection. 11 individual sets @ $1.50 each. All images also represents the event or occasion being celebrated like birthdays, christmas, easter, valentines and other special occasions.
Raggedy Bunnies Special Occasions
Raggedy Bunnies Fun Time
New blocks are also available with 4 individual sets included in each block. Each block 4 sets for the price of 3. Each block @ $4.50 each. The whole set of 11 can also be purchased at the special price of $9.95. A big savings with each individual set costing under a dollar each.

All new images available for purchase at my online shop

Handmade Books for Recipes and/or Journals

Thinking of giving someone a handmade book of recipes or a handmade journal book to log their daily activities on their special day? Check out our set of pages complete with cover, tabs and blank pages with their unique images for you to print out on your own. Individual pages can be printed as many times as you want and save you a lot of money. The pages can be bound by you using paper, fabric, leather and can be a treasure to keep.

We have different recipe and/or journal books to choose from depending on the occasion you are celebrating. Here are some samples of our recipe and journal books -
All recipe and journal books are on sale at $2.25 each and available for purchase in my online shop

07 July 2012

More ClipArts and Digital Images Added for Sale

I hope you have not forgotten that I sell cliparts and digital images for all your crafting needs. I just added a new collection. 21 sets of Raggedy Bears great for your next crafting projects for babies, little boys and girls and for your Christmas projects. Also included in the collection are Raggedy Bears for Easter, Valentines and other special occasions. 
Here are some samples of the sets -
Raggedy Bears Love Easter Blocks
Raggedy Bears Fun Block
Raggedy Bears Christmas Block
Raggedy Bears Baby Blocks
Individual sets sell for $1.50 each. You can buy in blocks of 4 sets @ $4.50. 4 sets for the price of 3. To buy the whole collection, it would only cost you $19.95 and for 21 sets that is less than a dollar per set. Click here to check them out.

04 July 2012

Craft Books for Sale @ $9.95 each

The past couple of years has seen the rapid emergence of digital books and magazines but I still think that for some types it still needs to be printed versions especially if it contains patterns. Also, some books published years ago and which still contains lots of good ideas, projects and patterns sometimes better than the new ones are not available in digital format. 
On offer in my online shop are 10 craft books on sale. Heavily discounted at $9.95 per bookBooks in patchwork and quilting, cardmaking, bagmaking and other crafts great for gift-giving.