29 November 2012

More Angel-themed Fabric Advent Calendars and Santa

Two more days and it will be December 1st. Normally the first day of using any advent calendar, first day of having fun and enjoying counting the number of days before Christmas day. I have made three more advent calendars.

First one is the angel advent calendar which measures about 52cms x 74cms. Pocket size about 6cms x 6cms. Machine quilted and comes with a bonus dowel for easy hanging. Sells for $54.95 in my online store.

The second one is the Santa Christmas Tree which is also an advent calendar. Measures about 56.5cms x 71cms. It has 24 Christmas trimmings measuring about 6cms x 6cms which includes a snowman, christmas present, jingle bell, candy cane, lamb, teddy bear, peppermint,star, mitten, filled christmas stocking, basket, candle and more. Additional embellishments have been added like stars, ribbon on the christmas present, a jingle bell on the jingle bell trimming, a bell on the reindeers neck, mini hearts hanging from the dove, hearts and embellishments on the christmas tree and snowflake trimmings and a big holly at the top. The trimmings have been adhered to a felt using a strongbond interface so they are strong enough to hang on the tree. Machine quilted and comes with a bonus dowel for easy hanging. Sells for $54.95 in my online shop.

The third calendar I have made is the Good Tidings of Great Joy advent calendar. Machine quilted it measures about 52cms x 74cms. It also comes with 24 trimmings measuring about 6cms x 6cms adhered to a felt using a strongbond interface so they are strong enough to hang on the tree. Comes with a bonus dowel for easy hanging and sells for $54.95 in my online store
The 24 trimmings still need to have a small string so I can hang them. I will post a new image when I have hanged all the trimmings. If you have any questions about my fabric advent calendars, please click here.

25 November 2012

More Fabric Advent Calendar - Choo choo train

Barely a week to go and it will be December. Time to start celebrating the most special and colourful event of the year with more fun using advent calendars. A great way to help kids also learn how to count or keep track of days in a month and is re-usable every year. 

Here is a new one which I just finished sewing. The choo choo train advent calendar.

The quilted Choo-choo train advent calendar measures 51cms x 72cms. Upper train measures about 36cms x 21cms. Lower trains about 15cms x 21cms. Pockets measures about 5cms x 6cms. Comes with a bonus dowel for easy hanging. I have also added in a santa which will help you and the kids move from one pocket to another.

To purchase this item which sells for $54.95, click here. You can also check out other advent calendars available for sale.

22 November 2012

More Christmas Cards for Sale

Here are more choices of Christmas cards available for sale. Each card sells for $1.75 each.plus postage of 60 cents. For any combination of Christmas vintage and happy holiday cheers' cards it would be $14.50 for a pack of 10 plus postage of $1.80. 

Refunds will be given for charges in excess of $2.00 if buying individually from my online store. To purchase any of these cards, click here.

19 November 2012

Creative Life Week 44 - "Angel Doll" Advent Calendar

For week 44 I thought an advent calendar will be a good project. I bought this fabric panel last year, never had the chance to make it into an advent calendar so I thought now would be a good time as we are still about 2 weeks away from Christmas. It took me almost a day to assemble this very cute angel doll as I had to make the skirt with pockets, the bodice and the body. It  was good I had some hobbyfil that I could used to fill up the head and the body otherwise I would never have finished it. And had some leftover doll's hair which I found in one of my boxes. I would have wanted to make the hair thicker but this is all I got. To make the skirt puffy, I used a netting to make a stiff petticoat. All I need is a doll stand to make it stand permanently.
Isnt she cute? This picture was hurriedly taken before the doll would drop as I am only using a can to let it stand upright. :-) I will be making another one soon as I think I have 2 more of this fabric panel. Watch for it in my online shop.

Oh by the way, the doll stands about 40cms tall, wings about 24cms so more or less that is the width of the doll including skirt and the pockets are about 5cms x 6cms.

18 November 2012

A creative life - Recycling old CD-Roms into Cards & Picture Frames

A few years back when I was at the peak of my cardmaking, I recycled some of my old and used CD-Roms and made them into greeting cards by covering them with fabrics and embellishing them with images and text printed on cotton and organza fabrics, mixed with paper cutouts, brads, eyelets, buttons, ribbons and whatever I could think of. This week for creative life week 43 (recycle-reuse project #4), I still have lots of old and used CD-Roms that I could use I decided to revive my CD-Rom creations by creating a new set of CD-Rom Christmas cards and this time something new -picture frames. I also made a fabric CD-Rom wallet to store the CD-Rom card and make it handy to give to a friend or a family or someone special this Christmas day. You may not believe it but these are very unique, miniature works of art.
Here are some of the cards I made - Card backgrounds are Christmas cotton fabrics and it also shows you what is at the back of the card. A Merry Christmas greeting printed on a glossy paper.
Here are the CD-Rom picture frames. Picture frame images are printed on 100% cotton fabrics. I placed strong round magnets on the back of each CD-Rom so it can be used as fridge picture frames.
Or with the mini easel stand, you can display them on top of your coffee tables or buffet tables.
Here is a sample I did of a picture of myself in one of the frames (picture created using lego blocks) in case anyone of you is wondering how I looked like. :-)
Hope you like what I have done. 

15 November 2012

More lavender houses

I liked the very first lavender house I made. They were so cute I decided to make two more last night. There will be more lavender houses in my lavender subdivision before the week ends.:-) Lavender weights about 40 grams inside the house.
Here they are -

These houses are great for gift-giving. Am selling them in my online store for $10.00 each. Fully handmade and embellished with buttons and fabric flower laces. To purchase, click on the image above or click on the link below.

14 November 2012

Creative Life Week 42 - Fabric Headband

I have actually been doing a few projects for my weekly creativity but can not seem to find the time to take pictures of it  so I cant post them yet and I think I am about a month late in posting. For the next few days, I will try to catch up and here is for my creative life week 42. Fabric headbands. I decided to use Christmas fabrics as I already had the feeling that by the time I get to post this project, it would be around Christmas time. A set of mother-daughter Christmas fabric headband. If you cant wear the same dresses then maybe something in the head would be good enough. Unfortunately my model(my niece) is not available so I cant show the headbands being worn.

The headbands are reversible similar to my head scarves and I have put a casing on my elastic. I did not put any interfacing and still they look strong enough to stand on its own because the fabric which is 100% cotton is quite thick. So now I have a choice of wearing either the headband or the head scarf on Christmas day.

Cannot wait for the end of the year when I have completed one year of creativity as I am planning to make an album of all my weekly creations and have them printed.

13 November 2012

I created a Lavender House

I want to make something different to put lavender inside. So this time I designed a house and inside the house is a pack of lavender weighing about 40 grams. I created it in such a way that it would be kind of different from the other fabric houses. The last time I made little fabric houses was when I made 5 of them and sent it to a lady in Japan who wanted to collect 100 handmade little fabric houses for  the survivors of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster which devastated much of the coastline and surrounding areas of Northern Japan. Click here to read the article. Of course, my lavender house still has windows and a door and some flowers below the windows. Here is the result of my creativity -
The house measures about 10cms x 12cms. The door to the house is a Christmas fabric with a little button as the doorknob. Am not sure if I had the right choice of fabric for the door but I wanted the house to have something Christmas about it. I hope to make more of this lavender houses to sell using non-Christmas fabrics and have more embellishments.

11 November 2012

I created Christmas headscarves

This weekend, I made more head scarves using Christmas Fabrics and using fabrics for any occasion. The scarves can be worn to protect the head on hot days, or when it is windy and perhaps a bit drizzly. For the Christmas head scarf, it will be great to wear them on Christmas day.

Since I do not have a head mannequin, I convinced my niece to wear the head scarf so I could take pictures. Here she is wearing my Christmas head scarf creation.
Here are some Christmas-themed headscarves -
and Vintage hearts headscarves great for any occasion.
They come in 3 sizes : Small (30cms x 22cms) Medium (45cms x 32cms) and Large (52cms x 38cms). I made 3 sizes just to make sure all head sizes are covered. I hope to make a few of them to sell.

03 November 2012

More Christmas Cards Available for Sale

It is starting to smell Christmas and to help celebrate the most colourful and festive event of the year, here are more Christmas cards available for sale. More cards with vintage images.

All cards are handmade by me, printed from my old inkjet printer. With the colourful images, each card sells for $1.75 each plus postage of 60cents. For a pack of 10 cards it sells for $14.50 plus postage of $1.80. Good value for money with each card unique on its own.
All cards is of the standard greeting card size of 110mm x 155mm. Has a blank inside panel for personal message and comes with a matching white envelope just like any normal greeting card. The only difference is that these cards are purely handmade.

To access these cards, click on the image above or click here.

So if you are looking for something different and would like to make a difference in this world, then try out my christmas cards. Thank you.

01 November 2012

Christmas Cards for Dress A Girl Australia

Christmas cards for Dress A Girl Australia is now available for sale after almost a week of late nights designing, creating and printing them. Am not sure why I am not including this in my weekly creative life but I made them to sell so I can raise a little bit of money to help in paying for the cost of sending more dresses overseas especially this Christmas. I consider myself a craftivist. I make things using my crafting skills and sell them to do good in this great world of ours.

The cards come in 4 colors - green, red, blue and multi-color. They are of the standard greeting card size which is 110mm x 155mm. Has a blank inside panel for personal message and comes with a matching white envelope just like any normal greeting card. The only difference is that these cards are purely handmade. The only thing bought is the blank card itself.
Here is a sample of the card -
I have more christmas cards available for sale soon once I have printed them off. To make a purchase, click on the image above or click here.