DIY tile coasters

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

I had quite many tile samples these days. It's abit wasteful to throw them away, as they are really pretty and at good quality.
I have choose the square samples for my coasters

I hand-stamped the theme words onto the scrapbook paper using versafine as it is water-resistent. Otherwise the words will become blurred when you apply mod podge.

Please come for ...Tea...mug shots

The surface now becomes water repellent, it's good to hold cold drinks !

Tissue pocket

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Today, I am going to make a tissue pocket to hold tempo size tissue, a mirror and some toothpicks.
prepare 2 pieces of fabric 4.5 in x 6 in 

prepare 2 pieces of fabric 3 in x 4.5 in (for pocket)

fold the long side of each fabric and sew it

On one of the fabric, sew a vertical line to create a small pocket . Also, repare a string of 6 in

pin the pocket fabric to the front side of the main fabric

to pin the other piece as well

pin the string to the other main fabric

sew the string onto the main fabric like this

the pin the 2 main fabric together (front side to front side)

remember to leave an opening for turning the fabric inside out

hand stitched the opening and iron the pocket 

finished product 

just fit to hold tempo tissue, mirror and toothpicks

DIY hair band

Friday, 27 January 2012

These days, I love sewing. But I am just a beginner, so I choose a relatively simple project to do.
These are the ways I make these hair bands.

fabric 60 cm x 10 cm
string 12 cm
lace 60 cm 

First, sewed the ends of the frabic

pin the lace onto the right side of the fabric. You can skip this step, if you don't want to add  a layer of lace.

then, fold the other end of the fabric and pin again, remember to  pin through all the 3 layers (fabric, lace, fabric)

the result should be like that

sew along the frabic with guidance of the pins. Turn right side out. Two ends should be open.

using this tool to insert the string into the tube

fix the ends of the string and sewed. Next, hand-stitched the  ends of the tube.


Another lace version

using satin fabric without lace

Polka dot with ribbon

Feeding bottle card

Today, I would like to share a feeding bottle card. I have bought some cute baby onesies  for my dear friend. I would like to make a complementary card with the clothing.

3D projects - altered plain box

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hi...seldom to have 2 posts within one day... So exciting to share a new project today. I was requested by a dear friend to make a gift box for her friend's wedding. It was an exciting challenge in terms of time and budget. But I am quite satisfied with the outcome.

p.s. Thanks the typhoon 8, I can have a day off to finish this project :=0

The paper box was decorated with velvet sticky paper sheet

Handmade tissue paper flower decorated with lace and dollies
I enter this box to the following challenge:
simon says stamps challenge (Anything goes)
ABC-challenge (anything-goes)
top tip tuesday (ribbon & lace)
charisma cardz (challenge-39-love)
anything goes challenge (50-anything-goes-at-anything)

Wedding card series - wedding dress

Hi...This card is totally inspired by this week's the shabby tea room. I choose to create a wedding card this time. I have thought of several ways to present the chevrons pattern...but still not satisfy...

Luckily, after some trials and errors, I find a way to display all the elements. I am using creamy ribbon to create the chevrons pattern on the wedding gown. I have made 2 little blue flowers using ribbons again. The leaves and the frame are in green color. The sentiment was stamped on an orange tag. Lastly, the brown dollies as decoration.

Hope you like it:

Inspiration photo

I also enter the card to the following challenges:
the shabby tea room (week-81-chevrons)
Top tip tuesday #53 (ribbon dress, ribbon flower, lace border)
Simon says stamps challenge (Anything goes)
ABC challenge (A-anything goes)
Charisma cardz (challenge-39-love)
Simply create challenges (older-than-6-mos)

Photo hanger

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Hi, It is so happy that my last week project got honourable mentions in shabby tea room. Thank you very much :=)
Tonite, I would like to share another work. This is a belated birthday gift for my friend's child. The hanger can hold around 4 photos. Hope you would like it as well.
The color combo is inspired from the shabby tea room.

The shabby tea room (week-79-boys-will-be-boys)
Top tip tuesday (challenge 51-birthday-time)
stamping with dragon (3d-decoupage)

3D projects - baby shoe box

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Hi, my friend asked me to create a gift for newborn baby. She especially asked for something 3D and more complex. Eventually, I came up with these and I like the littel shoes so much. Well...I have tested the magnets, they are very strong. And it would be very good to see those little shoes on your fridge!

Tips: I have sprayed a layer of clear fixative onto the pattern paper before making the little shoes, the moisture-proof fixative allow the magnets become more durable.

color inspiration from shabby tea room

I enter the gift to the following challenges: