Monday, July 24, 2017

D.I.Y Materials Are Now Active!

Booo... holidays are over :( ! It was so nice to be back home in Singapore for a week. Got our family photo shoot done, went for a few shopping sprees ( mainly food :p) and got to eat all the foods that we dearly missed ( I think I might have gained a few kgs!).
Now that my vacation mode is over, I'm back to activate all of my D.I.Y materials in the shop!
Also, would like to thank all the people who made purchases during my Summer Sale! Hope you guys enjoy making pretty charms with the patterns <3



Friday, July 14, 2017

New Etsy Pattern - Summer Garland & SUMMER SALE!

We are officially on Summer Holidays and a few hours away from leaving the house to the airport! But before I switch into my vacation mode, a brand new pattern has been freshly listed in my Etsy shop! I was totally not expecting to complete another pattern after my Animal Charm Tutorial but that's how new inspiration comes...So unexpected! And before I forget about the idea, I grabbed my pencil and quickly sketched it. So, since I had about a week left before I leave for my holiday, I decided that I would go ahead and stitch them up. So Voila! My new pattern is here inspired from all things Summer! 


In this tutorial you'll learn how to make not only the Summer themed plushies but also how to turn it into a garland. Hope you guys like it!


 Don't the colors remind you of delicious Summer? Now that my little Lara is all well, I can't wait to soak myself in the pool and bask in the sun! Coconuts? Yes, please! What are your Summer plans?


Also, here's a SUPER SPECIAL TREAT!

Wait..What?! Yes! And before I leave, I would like to leave you all with a treat. Please enjoy a 20% discount on any purchase you make on the shop! Just type in that code above during your checkout. Enjoy it while the discount is up 'till the 17th July!

Wishing you a wonderful and pleasant Summer Holidays! See you soon!



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Holiday Reminder


Hi everyone! Since Summer holidays are just around the corner I would like to kindly remind you all that I will be away from 14 July- 23 July. My PDF patterns are still accessible for purchase except my DIY materials. Material listings will be deactivated until I post them up again on the 24 July. There are still a few days to place your last orders before I leave for my vacation..Whatcha waiting for?

Monday, July 3, 2017

New Etsy Pattern - Three Little Animal Friend Cookie Charm

This month has been rather slow for me comparing the previous ones. The Summer have finally arrived in Macau for good but with the good weather, along comes the viral infections carried with the high humidity that we face daily. My poor little girl had fallen badly sick last month hence my absence online. The past 3 months have been really hard for her having to deal with never ending bronchitis, high fever, runny nose and a viral infection. But we are now so relived that the sleepless nights are now behind us and so happy to see her recovered!

For me, projects have been slightly delayed. Since I had priorities to be taken care of, my crafts had to be set aside for awhile like this little animal pattern! I had this pattern completed way back ( probably a month ago) but with dealing with so much at home, being constantly inspired to sew is certainly not on the list on those days! So now that Lara is almost recovered, I got my energy recharged and my hands itchin'! So for the past week, I've dedicated some time to complete this tutorial and just in time before I leave for my Summer holidays!



This tutorial will include patterns of three little ladies: a bunny, a grey tabby cat and a Shiba Inu. There will be a few extra patterns as well like a calico and a tuxedo cat markings if you decide to change your cat's appearance :) more patterns more animal cookies to make! I've also used the 3mm round black beads for the eyes and the faux pearl beads on these cuties so if you would like to have them too you can find them in my shop.


I'll probably have time for a project or two before I leave to Singapore in the next 2 weeks. As I was browsing through the internet I was stumbled upon this sequin and bead craft that I am so craving to learn right now. I got a few ideas up my sleeves and I'm really hoping to make some lovely crafts with the beautiful sequins and beads that I have. It will be hard to 100% focus on it as school holidays are already in effect here at home :p

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Free Embroidery Pattern - Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the awesome daddies out there!
Enjoy this lovely free embroidery pattern! The pattern measures approx 5.6 inches and it can be framed into a 8-9 inch hoop. Feel free to download the pattern by clicking the given link below...


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Etsy Shop Update - DIY Craft Materials Now Listed!

Ever since I started venturing in this industry of felt crafts, I've never thought that I would be taking this small yet big step in my life - to sell DIY crafting materials to the world from home. Although I've been dreaming about it for a about a year, making it happen was beyond unimaginable...but I never stop believing it could possible! So after months of gathering information, ideas and searching for the right suppliers, I've finally taken that big step and decided to sell wonderful materials that I use on my crafts to you all!

So here it is.. My first batch of DIY materials are now listed in my Etsy shop! You'll find yummy seed beads from the softest pastels to the brightest of colors, fun and bright sequins, pastel candy beads I use on my charms and many more! 


Look at these yummy beads! I use them as sprinkles on felt foods or even extra delicate accessories on my charms! They come in super soft pastel beads that have a soft shine and have a cloudy/milky effect in the inside...beautiful! The Bright seeds are slightly clear with a little bit of a iridescent effect on them as well.



The colors are to die for! I'm serious guys... The colors are this bright in natural light! When I first saw them, I  immediately fell in love with them! Just imagine how many Mermaid and Unicorn charms I could do with these <3 You have 11 colored sequins to choose from! Beautiful 6mm iridescent sequins that comes in 7 grams a pack...that's a lot of sequins and a lot of charms can be made from them! And look at those twinkies! These are actually one of my favorite...With it's beautiful pearly pink iridescent effect I'm sure you'll fall in love with them too.


When I found these precious tiny beads I was invisibly throwing a party inside my head. 2.5mm pearl beads and the black beads are pretty hard to get... Luckily enough, I was blessed to have found a local supplier. Now you can find those tiny beads I use as eyes for my cookies and those little pearl beads for the earrings! Pearl beads are 2.5mm and the round black beads comes in 2.5mm and 3mm - 3grams a pack... The beads you see on my hand is exactly the amount you will receive...That's alot of pearls and tiny eyes!



You can finally finish off your projects with these delicious candy colored beads I use on my charms! Each of these bead orders comes in 100 pieces. Yummy!

It will be a long process to actually reach my ultimate goal. I'm starting slowly but surely!  There are still wonderful goodies that I'm planning to supply...but each will come gradually when the time is right. 

I wish from the bottom of my heart that you'll enjoy and love using them on your projects as I do... And I want to thank every each of you for making my dreams come true!





Friday, June 9, 2017

New Etsy Pattern - Magical Unicorn Sugar Cookie Charm

"Be a unicorn in a field of horses."

It's time for a fun new pattern! 






Find the pattern here.

After being down during flu season, It's finally good to be back on track! I've got quite a few goodies that are waiting to be listed very very soon in the shop but I have a few amendments to adjust before posting them out. Don't worry 'coz it won't be too long before you guys know what it is! 

Have a great day my friends! Stay warm and safe where you are!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Free Embroidery Pattern - 'I Love My Cat'

I think you all know by now that I have this huge fascination and love for cats. You'll see it on my cookie charms, free projects and in my house filled with Cat related posters! Today's project not only reflects my big love for these awesome animals but to take this precious time to dedicate it to one of my little fur babies that I have recently lost.

Our lives changed forever when on 7th February night of 1998, my brother brought home a little surprise that was given to him by his classmate as a birthday gift. Without my parents consent, my brother surprised us all by bringing home a little kitten. Frighten and doubtful, the little kitten jumped out of his hands and hid behind the sofa. You can imagine the shocked faces of my parents and the scoldings that my brother got. Although my siblings and I have always wanted a cat, my father has had his doubt about the idea. After explaining to us that we couldn't keep it, the little kitten peeked out of the sofa and walked towards my father as though it knew what he was saying. My father spotted him, held the kitten and started to warm him by stroking on his white fur (while continuously scolding us)! While still holding on to the cat, my father's voice started to soften...and somehow he started to divert his conversations. Repetitive disapproval sentences were now replaced with sentences like "you will have to scoop out his poo and pee out of the litter box everyday..". Although no definite approval word was said, we knew from that sentence that we would keep the cat forever. And we did...for almost 20 years.

We named him 'Simba'. He had soft white fur and a few black markings on his left ear, a little spot on his chin and a black tail. He came to us in February 1998 when he was about 5-6 months of age...so we presumed that he was born in late 1997. He was very rough when he played.. I got scratched and bitten by him numerous times, but still loved him unconditionally. He peed constantly in every corner of the house..even though is little box was clean. He killed many of my father's canaries and still allowed to stay in the house. We lost count of how many times he fell from our 1st floor apartment and still not scared to rest on the balcony's handrail. He survived numerous fights ( and one that was almost deadly ) with the neighborhood cats and still wanting to go and fight some more. He accompanied us to everywhere we go... from fishing in the weekends with the family to nature camping in the borders of Spain. He survived long hour flights from Portugal - Germany - Macau only to sneak out of the house and get lost in the city the next day upon arriving Macau. He survived miraculous and numerous kidney infections during his matured years which puzzled veterinarians.

After 6 years of his last kidney infection, our hearts were broken when in the evening of 28th May 2017 our little and dear furry friend lost his battle with stage 4 of kidney disease. My dear Simba was surrounded by the whole family during the last minutes of his life. I have never felt so shattered and emotionally drained. The tension in the room was as if you were drowning in emotions...Your throat tied into a knot forbidding any word to be spoken. It was just tears pouring.. kisses and hugs were given to his little head as our broken hearts said our farewells.

As weird as it might sound, I wouldn't change how my cat passed on into his new life. Simba was surrounded by loved ones in a tender age of 19. Those final moments were beautiful but very heartbreaking. It's hard to put all these emotions in words...but all I know it all felt right and Lord knows we did the best we could to save him. After defying unfortunate endings of how he could had passed on, like being ran over a car, killed by a dog or lost and never found, my Simba remained with us until the very end. And that for me is more than enough to sooth our broken hearts that day. He passed on not like a pet...but as a member of the family. And will always remain in our hearts until the last days of our lives.


This embroidery pattern is not only designed for furry cat friends who had passed on but also to show your love to those who are still here with us. 
The pattern is approx 6.2 inches and it can be framed into a 8-9 inch hoop. The kitty on the pattern is Simba by the way, so please feel free to modify it according to your cat's furry color and markings :) 

Please click on the link to download pattern in its original size.




With a recovering  heart  but with a hope so big that this pain will be healed one day, I wish you a wonderful day...and happy crafting! Don't forget to hug your cat/dog and tell them they are so loved...


Monday, May 22, 2017

Free Pattern of The Month - Gameboy Card holder

Just a few days ago I was reliving the 90's by looking at some pictures through the internet that summed up my whole childhood. Looking back at those pictures brought me so much good memories which I couldn't help but feel nostalgic! 

The Gameboy is the ultimate definition of the 90's..and although I've never own one myself ( I use to own a Super Nintendo by the way!), I still felt a great connection between it and my childhood. A childhood friend of mine, with whom I fortunately still have contact with, used to own not one but three Gameboys! And I remember spending my weekend afternoons in his home playing Popeye and Super Mario on the couch while our mothers would play cards in the living room. Oh, the sweet innocent carefree years!

So this month's free project I couldn't help but feel inspired with the 90's and of course, our fun little Gamboy. This time let's try something new for a change and get those embroidery skills to the test!
This project uses three of the embroidery stitches that I have previously posted - The blanket stitch, french knot and the applique stitch.


So, are you ready?
Materials:
  • Felts
  • Embroidery threads matching felt color
  • Scissors and needle
  • Universal Glue


Step 1.
Applique stitch the 'screen back' onto 1 'Gameboy'.


Step 2.
Applique the rest of the Gameboy's details.


Step 3.
Make a small french knot with double strands for the power light. 


Step 4.
Stack the 'Gameboy' cutouts in pairs. Apply drops of glue in each corner to secure them while you blanket stitch on the next step.


Step 5.
Align the 4 'Gameboy' layers together. Take 2 layers from the front and insert the needle from inside of the Gameboy's left top corner. Then, start your blanket stitch by inserting the needle again from behind all 4 layers.


Step 6.
Once you have reached the right corner, take 2 layers from the front and continue your blanket stitch.


Step 7.
On the opposite corner ( top left) , make sure you insert the needle below the very first stitch (for strength purposes) before you continue stitching the back layers. Continue stitching the back layers until you reach the top right. 


And you're done!


This tiny 'device' has a perfect snuggle fit for cards that measures 8.5cm x 5.4cm. Please click the link below and download the pattern. 


Getting those 90's vibes yet?

What are your favorite items from the 90's? Are you a 90's baby?
Gosh, I have tons of good memories from those years... and still wished I could turn back time to enjoy it a little longer! I loved the Sesame Street episodes that would start right when I come home from school every afternoon, then the Art Attack episodes...Oh, what about the Cabbage Patch Babies? Polly Pocket toys? I used to collect them all! In fact, I still have them kept in my mother's home! *sighs loudly* . Although those years are now gone, what's left are just wonderful memories. Thank you to my awesome parents for giving me such a fun and beautiful childhood🍦...and thank you Internet for helping me relive my memories through wonderful pictures of the past!



Inspirational Monday - Creativity

I couldn't agree more!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spring Colors...and Bubbles!

There's enough evidence that our beautiful Spring is finally settled but It would be great if the weather was as cheery like it was during this day... 
Last weekend we went to unwind our minds for a afternoon stroll in one of my favorite gardens in Macau - The Lou Lim Iok Garden. And lucky enough, they were holding the flower festival in which showcases various flower species, mainly orchids, around the garden. I was just glad to have brought the camera along! 




It was such a fine afternoon that day so I spent a good hour snapping photos of my loves enjoying their time under the warm sun running and blowing bubbles. Just the look of her face says it all!





The weather is slowly but opening up leaving behind those cloudy and foggy days. It's raining at this very moment but I can see clear skies ahead this week...and hopefully to linger around for sometime as I miss the sunny days so much!
There is much to do at my little craft corner. I'm slowly making some pattern tracing and sewing for my next PDF pattern. I've also been using my sewing machine during the past few weeks in which I've done a few small projects that I will show you all somewhere next time when I feel ready to reveal them hehehe! Not the perfect machine sewn stuffs but I'm feeling pretty good of my sewing skill progress and I'm liking the fact that I'm actually completing projects and not setting them aside so that they'll be later forgotten!

I'm a few minutes away of leaving the house to fetch my little one from Kindergarten. So I'm wishing you all a lovely day from where you are and see you all again next time 💜