Project Life – Scrapbook layout

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Hi hi, it has been such a long time that I didn’t do any scrapbook pages. And ever since I’ve bought the Instax Share Printer, I go ga-ga about it and started printing small pictures of everyday events, so I’ve started my Project life scrapbook layout again, but this time I’m not restricting myself to document each and everyday but instead I just document things, people or events that I wanted to remember.

So, recently I came up with these few pages on photos that I’ve taken and since I’ve subscribed with Ali Edwards monthly Story Stamp, I’ve got my first stamp – “Prompts”.  A good way to get me started with my story, prompts that work and prompts that got me thinking.

Overall, it is such fun to document my life. Well, not such an interesting one but hey, it is MY LIFE and MY STORY, there could never be another person sharing this same story with mine.

Here, the fist page that was done using Prompt stamp set:

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Another page which sits side-by-side with the page above:

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And here showing some close-up of the brads and embellishment that I’ve used:
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As for the next, these two pages is to remember a special event that happened this month – Cousin’s wedding banquet. Love the theme of that night, unfortunately I didn’t capture clear photo of the event venue, plus I didn’t even got chance to take photo with the bride and groom. Anyhow I’ve used their invitation card in the layout:

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Second page (used mostly Ali Edwards’ word stamps):

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Well, that’s it so far, hope you’ve enjoyed it.

Hopefully I’m going to play with my Instax Share again and do more layout soon. I’m in the middle of waiting for Ali’s 2nd stamp set – Get Real.

Pouch .. this and that..

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Hi you all, it has been cool here after several days of rain. It is actually the best time to stay in-door, rest or sew!

Last week I came up with one that I love dearly – a bag for my Instax Share Printer! Yay!

Yupe, I’ve just got this toy in last week and already loving what it can do. And I’ve printed out tiny photos for my Project Life plus Ali Edwards prompt project. Will show you in the next post.

So here it goes..  All fabrics are from May May Shop.

This one is not for sell.

instax pouch

 

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 “Party Line” pouch with pull string

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 8″ x 5″ x 2″
Made with linen cotton

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Next is this clutch below which turn out to be loved by my colleague instantly.

blueCath

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 “Cath Kidston Classic Bunch Rose” blue base pouch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 11″ x 6.5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

Can fit in a phone, cash, cards, etc.

SOLD

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Lastly is a pouch that is under request by someone who love that fabric so much.

Sorry for the blurry photos..

thick pouch

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 “Party Line” Colorful stripe pouch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 7.5″ x 4.5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

Can fit in a phone, cash, cards, etc.

SOLD

 

So there, and I’ve more to make ..

Thanks for stopping by. I hope maybe this will trigger you in doing something, hand-made I mean.

Stripe, polka dot and everything else

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How was your weekend?

I’ve been busy immersing myself in my craft room making stuff. While tracing, cutting and sewing in there, I run around for my kids when they call “Mommy…. come see this!” Haha.. yes, we’ve got a new BluRay DVD player all the way from Hong Kong, brought back with love from hubby. So the kids has been enjoying some screen time at home while Calvin printed out some craft from the Net in making his Minecraft world, completed with bed, a horse, the good guy and the bad buy (Enderman as far as I know). That has kept him busy since Friday night. This little guy, once he started with something, he would want to finish it right away, thank God that he has the patient in finishing them.

I think he inherited that from me, ‘cos while he busy with his craft, I was busy with my sewing projects. Really, I can’t wait to see the end result of my craft every time I started one. I have to keep on reminding myself to enjoy the process as much as possible.

So, here goes, these are the stuff that I’ve made over the weekend. They are in the same pattern with my previous bags, but in different sizes.

 

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 “Party Line” Colorful stripe pouch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 7.5″ x 4.5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

Can fit in a phone, cash, cards, etc.

SOLD

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colorbelons

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“Party Line” colorful balloon pouch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 7.5″ x 5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

Can fit in a phone, cash, cards, etc.

SOLD

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Khakis polka dot pouch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 7.5″ x 5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

Can fit in a phone, cash, cards, etc.

SOLD

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 As for this clutch below, I’ve tried on a new technique – piping. Yupe, and I must say I’ve done it beautifully seeing that this is my first time. I think I love it and I’m going to do more of it on other bag/pouch/clutch that I’m going to make in the future. It just give the bag a finishing polish touch.

Going to reserved this one for myself.

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Polka dots clutch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 11″ x 7″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket Inside
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

Can fit in wallet, phone, cash, cards, keys etc.

RESERVED

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Am glad that I’ve spent my weekend well with sewing up these stuff.

Pouches with polka dot and stripe

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I love Polka dot, they are just so cute. Over the weekend I’ve made 3 more pouches / clutch. All are being reserved.

 

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Khakis polka dot pouch with handle

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 9.5″ x 6.5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

SOLD

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Red polka dot pouch

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 12″ x 7″ x 2.5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

SOLD

strip strip1

Grey white stripe pouch with handle

Measurement:
Dimensions: approximately 8″ x 5.5″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket behind
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting

SOLD

Around here

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Have been following Ali Edwards and have been in love on the way she’s telling her story and setting conscious reminder of life, being positive and being awesome. Today I wanted to record things that is happening now.

This week is school holidays for the boys. It has been learning, fun, movie, video, games and outing around here.

I didn’t manage to enroll them into any class or camp for the holiday. So I did the most that I can do, bringing them for events and activities that are available at hand, such as the Petrosains playsmart centre which offer basket weaving and batik painting over the weekend.

We had fun!

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Around here, I let them have their share on the Notebook and TV. I let them watch their own favorite shows, play their own favorite games which is most probably – Minecraft and Lego.

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Around here we argue over time-out. I stop them just in time for meals and I off the lights and demanded them to be in bed for the next day.

Around here, I wanted them to learn how to share, compromise, be patient and simply be a kid.

As for me, I’ve been searching and surfing, plus trying out new patterns and better sewing methods for my bag, pouches, or simply open to anything.

Found some great websites on sewing and stumble upon website on jewelry too, ha!

As for scrapbook, I’m anticipating the arrival of my first stamp sets from Ali… wu hooo!!! :))

Clutch clutch purse purse

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Found yet another pretty awesome tutorial through Pinterest.

Pellon call it the clutch purse. I find it is too flat, so I’ve put dart at the bottom so that it looks fatter and got room for stuff.

I’ve put batting through the whole purse and have add-in a zipper pocket inside, plus a cute little birdie badge in front. I hope you like it.

This is also the first batch of bag that I’ve use thicker string, hopefully they are more durable. And I’ve made two in a few days, using fabric that I love and got online.

This time, I’m trying to do what the pro did – listing of the product info.

So, here goes:-

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Dimensions: approximately 10″ x 6″ x 2″
Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting
Can put wallet, phone and keys …

SOLD

 

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 Dimensions: approximately 10″ x 6″ x 2″

Made with linen cotton
1 Opened Pocket
1 Zipper Pocket
Magnet Button Closure
Fully Interfacing and batting
Can put wallet, phone and keys …

SOLD

Haha.. so, what do you think? Can do online handmade shop?

Raindrops and cloud pouch

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Remember this post that I’ve written – Sewing pouches.. Well.. I did another one using the fabric that I’ve bought earlier on, and I’m calling it the “raindrops and cloud pouch”.

 

This time, I”ve made the handle slimmer and an add-on pocket behind with sew-on snap.

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I thought it would look nice with a green background.. well.. what do you think?

The snap area has been decorated with a cute little white button too.

 

I’ve used a bit of the yellow patterned cotton at the back of the pouch so that it has bit of a pattern, which turn out to be not bad at all.. This is the extra for this pouch – another clip in area maybe for card or even pieces of tissue.

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Here you can see the yellow fabric.

 

To me, this pouch is just nice to bring along for a meeting with your staff card, hand-phone, tissue and business cards. You can just sling it on your wrist and still can hold your files or other stuff with both hand.

All fabric has been enhanced with fusible or make it more sturdy.

 

Edited: This has been taken.. ;)

Projects over the weekend

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Happy Tuesday! How was your week going so far?

Mine has been spent sewing and spending time with friends and family. Last evening was spent with old classmates where we just sat together, catching up, talking non-sense, just being silly and jokes with one another. In a way, it just give us the space and time, moment together. That in a way I believe it brings us closer.

As for the past weekend, I’ve spent some time sewing these up: (note: photo taken from craft passion)

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Found the pattern and tutorial over Pinterest (yes, very useful boards). It is available at craft passion.

 

This is what I came up with.. I must admit, I’m not expert in sewing up the zipper.. not yet..

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The green pattern pouch has been adopted by a dear friend, hope it comes in handy for her.

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Overall, I’m glad that I am able to sew up this card zipper pouches and it is a great gift for friends, aren’t they?

 

Other than the card zipper pouch, found this wallet tutorial over at Burda Style which I’ve altered into a smaller wallet.

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Well, I’ve given myself too much of a seam allowance and the wallet turn out to be a bit bigger than normal fold up wallet. Anyhow, I like the combination of the fabric pattern, it looks fun to me.

 

Hope you have a happy week ahead.

Cards for a special person

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It has been an awesome month so far and I bet it has been some awesome 20 over years for my just newly retired colleague ST.

ST has been an awesome colleague to me ever since my first day at work. She has been a joyful person and one who likes to share especially on her cooking and food review.

Yesterday was her birthday and the last few days I’ve been asked to make cards for her. All these cards below were made with love (of course), so here there are:

 

The 1st card was requested by group of colleagues who wanted to give her a special gift..

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This second card were requested by a colleague who wanted to wish her happy birthday:card3 card4

 

And this third one is from all of us in the same section who wanted to give her a farewell yesterday:card5 card6

 

I’ve used butterflies in all cards in a way to symbolize her being “free” from work, though I’m sure she is not really retire from anything, she’s just simply move on to another phase of her life, one that have more adventure and learning to do, which I hope she’ll even be happier with.

 

So, ST, happy retirement! You know you are special.

Luggage tag

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Hello there.. how was your week going?

Found this pin in Pinterest with tutorial, so grateful for that, ‘cos I’ve been wanting to get a luggage tag, an interesting one for my luggage whenever I wanted to travel.

Luggage tag

The tutorial is available here.

The tutorial is very clear and with measurement, which is just great for novice like me.

I’ve made two straight off from the tutorial! The first one was the exact copy from the tutorial but since my sewing machine doesn’t have the button function, I had to sew it by hand. And… it is not neat, so I’ve made one for myself with a string as the loop holder.

Luggage tags

Left side was by hand-sew the button-hole and right side is using a string.

 

Hand-sew button hole luggage tag

Here you can see a bit of the inside fabric. This is well-loved by my son now.

 

String luggage tag

This one is for myself and it is using a string to hold the lope.

 

Inside of the luggage tag

This is how it looks like with a card inserted.

 

String luggage tag

Here is how the string finished look. I’ve made a knot before attaching it to the tag, so that it is more secure.

 

Well, I’m surely going to use this tag on my next trip for my luggage.  “.” v

 

Happy pinning and sewing  you all. And have a great week ahead.

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