Overall happy thoughts and a pouch

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Haha.. This is hilarious! I’ve just read this : - A seamstress’s guide to surviving the holiday. Nope, so far I don’t have that problem, but I do get people expecting me to just sew for them for anything they like and expect it to be cheap, haha.. well.. some part of the article is so true, like that one about the amount of time being spent in getting a project done. I’ve quoted the whole paragraph here:

“They don’t see the big picture.  Not the amount of hours working on the project (shopping for fabric, measuring and cutting, sewing, ironing, etc.), which also equals the amount of hours spent away from my family. Not the money for the cost of supplies (let alone an hourly wage), nor the fact that I need to pay a babysitter to watch my kids. Because most Mom don’t get ‘free’ time. Ever. (That’s my favorite BTW…the ‘in your spare time’ line. Psh – in my spare time I will be watching Black List, thank you very much – ha!)”

I’m not complaining, I’m just glad that at least there are people who look up to me for making stuff for them, it means they like what I do. I just hope I’ve so much time to do it and fulfill their request.

I’ve been away for 2 weeks, Two whole weeks without doing any sewing and craft stuff, I miss my craft-room. And I wanted to get back to the December Daily project that I intended to do.

Here, I’ll share a bag that I’ve made before the holiday.

 

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I’ve used the Happy Party Line for the upper body and some scrap pieces that I bought in a little bundle for the base. May May Shop is selling the bundle for trial pack in RM15 which came in 10 pieces of different design fabric, which is great to make little pouches, you’ll just need to join them up with other fabric.

Keep the happy thoughts there and since Christmas is coming, surely you’ll have lots to prepare and talking about that, I haven’t got our Christmas tree decorated yet.

Happy happy happy, just keep being positive.

Well, that’s it for today, I hope you’ll have a great week.

Scrapbook page

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Finally I did a scrapbook page instead of the usual Project Life style. This time I finished a page about the light lunch that I had recently with my two boys. And also the first time I printed my own photos at home! Yay! And I’m loving it. Though not so satisfy with the color. It turns out to be a bit “old” looking.. anyway, I’m going to do that more, and next time maybe I should enhance the color before I print.

I find that I like distressed look and really really wanted to add flowers into the page even though it is a boy’s page, anyway, who says there is such a rule??

Light lunch scrapbook page

 

This page actually using a Christmas page, see those snowflakes? Would you notice if I don’t tell you. :D

Oh ya.. and I still love those words stamps set from Ali Edwards. They are just so versatile and good reminder on how to look at life itself.

 

At the moment, I’m restraining myself  in buying more scrapbook pattern paper or kit that I saw online, ya, they are just so attractive and each and everyone of them are calling my name! Such a hard resistance to have. So far what I’ve bought  (ya.. I still have bought!) is the Prima golden flowers (that can be seen in the page) and Project life mini cards, plus a mini snap album for the December Daily project.

Well, I can’t just wait till December to use the project life journal cards, so I’ve used a few in the following Project Life page:

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Have you tried out using Instax share to print your photo? They are just so cute! I still love doing that.

 

Second page is a page to remember our annual dinner, starting from preparation to the dinner itself. Lots of selfies here. ha!

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I hope these pages would give you some push in doing your own scrapbook pages to record down the meaning behind all those photos that you’ve taken. I know I do needed this ‘cos it really is a very good way to put them down in printed format and jot down the memories that I wanted to keep. It is also a good way in telling your kids how much you care and how they were doing.

 

Have an awesome week!

Simple sling bag

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Hi hi, I’m going to share a sling bag that is requested by my colleague. Which is in the same pattern with the clutch that I’ve made before, except this time it is with a sling that she can put on her shoulder. I love this bag ‘cos it can fit in a small bottle, handphone (size of a Samsung Note III), keys, pack of tissue and maybe some other small stuff like lipstick. I guess it is a go to bag whenever she wanted to get out of the house for a short trip and even for the evening function.

 

I’ve made it with the Party Line again.

Here goes:

 

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The colors look a bit brighter in the photos. The color scheme is more like the last photo, but it all depends on the screen resolution.

 

Well, I still have several under request bags to make, gonna need those umph to carry on making them.. things have been going slow these days..

Your “like” and comments probably would do the tricks!

Thanking you in advance.

Week in the life

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It is interesting to go through photos and photos of another “not-so-strange” stranger in the other side of the globe through the lens and project of “Week in the life”. Why do I used the word “not-so-strange” stranger? Well, simply because I’ve been reading her blog, loving her scrapbook projects and all other things that she share. It is like I’ve known her and yet still doesn’t know her. I’m talking about Ali Edwards.

She took beautiful daily photos or it should be – she shares beautiful daily photos. Which include self-timer photos and selfie. I’m not doing the Week in life project, first thing I am really bad in writing, what more jotting down stuff of my daily life. Probably I should just give it a try just to see how it goes. But maybe next time.

What I’m looking forward is the December daily which will happened right before and even after Christmas. I’ve done a few album on this for the past few years and am loving them.

Just realized that I didn’t share every photo that I’ve taken for my December daily albums. Anyhow I’m going to do another one this end of year.

 

Let me do a little practice here on recording down stuff…

Photo taken last Saturday:

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The story – Lunch on his choice – Sushi in Sushi King. Had his favorite egg sushi. And he was happy that mommy can pick him up after drum class. For the reason why to take selfie – simply love that idea in seeing ourselves in the photo. ha!

 

See? Really lousy in documenting, right? Anyway, it is not how good I write but it is the process in getting down details and process in knowing what I’ve learned.

 

Have an awesome week all!

 

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?

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