Thursday, December 27, 2007

8 Guardian Angels for 8 special friends...

My good friend's sister had bought 8 guardian angels from me for her friends as Christmas gift. She ran out of idea what to buy. Besides that, she was trying to avoid going to over-crowded shopping centres... Smart move...

Thank God! I have enough materials to make...

You might not see this in Etsy because I notice that quite a few of etsy sellers are selling it.. However, I still make & sell if anyone orders from me...


Angels are commonly associated to guardian or protection... It is a perfect gift for Christmas to someone you love & care... Made from 100% Swarovski Crystals.. .....


I also have the earring version...



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Order for my Wedding Rose Corsages

Recently I received an order from this lovely lady, Cynthia, who is getting married on 30th of Dec 07, to make three wedding rose corsages.. She's been looking around for special & unique corsages, other than the common ribbon corsages. Indeed crocheted corsages are unique...


I've used high quality Japanese arcylic threads... The different between this thread and other thread is, it is coated with pearl powder... That's why, these roses looks glossy & shinny... Expensive Expesive threads!!!

I hope she'll like it...


First meet up with crafters from Malaysia...

Janet from Ipoh, Malaysia & her daughter came to Singapore for holiday... She has a brother working in Singapore. I get to know her from Neddle & Shuttle group. I was very excited because this is my first meeting with crafters. Furthermore, I didn't know how Janet looks like and to identify her... Janet called me around 11am to confirm the meeting place, that was in front of Spotlight & meeting time, that was 2pm... Supposed to be 2pm, I was late by half an hour... Argh!!! I was counting on Janet to aknowledge me as she based on the photos of me in my blog... Thank GOD we managed to find each other...

Janet is a very friendly & lovely lady... Her daughter is 19 who is crazy about Animae... ;) She gave me this pin cushion.... She does crochet, cross-stich & also quilt... Wow... QUILT!! That's my next craft project...


Then, later on, we met another two crafters from Malaysia... Margaret & Jackie, the one who drove all the way from KL!!... They were from Needles & Crafts group. Margaret is the moderator of the group... I've heard from Janet that Margaret does cross-sticth and she has library of craft books from various places (Japan, France, England and etc)... The local crafters love to go to her place... hehehe...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Crsytal Dog...

Yesterday (Saturday, 8th Dec), my friend came over to my place... She made this little Crsystal Dog for me in less than 20 mins!!!! Believe it or Not...

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Benefits of Crochet...

Interesting article that I've abstracted from Crochet Cabana

Benefits of Crochet

What are some benefits one can receive from crochet, you might wonder. Well, as I am typing I can think of quite a few, which I will share with you. If you think of others, let me know. Who know? Maybe you’ll find it listed next time you come by. :-)

1) Crocheting keeps your stress levels down by keeping your hands and heart busy (the love which shows through those hand-made gifts)

2) Crochet travels well. Bring those granny squares and put-together projects with you on long road trip, doctor visits, hospital stay (hope you don’t have many of those!)

3) Keep expenses down with gifts hand-made with love

4) Increase your home library with beautiful crochet books. If I live to be 150 years old, I could never make everything in all the books I have, but I love to just flip through and look at all the beautiful pictures.

5) Save for the future -- collect crochet hooks. One day they’ll be worth more, right? Especially those wonderful wood hooks!

6) Okay a silly one -- When you get angry with your spouse or kids, you can throw yarn. It won’t hurt but they’ll know you’re pouting! *LOL*

7) Crochet makes TV watching time seem less frivolous, after all you’re making something useful! AND you can search your favorite shows for crocheted item.

8) Crocheting for charity helps others and helps yourself!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wedding Corsages

Lovely wedding corsages for a friend in Melb... Hope she'll like it... ;D

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Guest Book for Alana

Over the weekend, Riana and I completed Alana's wedding guest book! So stress... Hahahaha....



Material is chosen by Alana... She love Green...


OK... That's Alana and her husband to be, Francis... Loving le...


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Glimpse of my crochet shoes...

I've bought a shoe sole from Golden Dragon today... Cost me S$9.60!! I'm currently sewing my crochet shoes to the sole... Only one side of the shoes. Can't wait to finish all...



Been quite a few tatting projects recently had made me realized that crocheting is so much easier and faster... I've completed one side of the shoes within 3 hours!!!

Ha! Finally... I've made a bookmark

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Seeking Diane's advice. I've decided to convert this to a bookmark. Thanks to Jane for teaching me how to make the roll tatting...

"Hey Diane, I can see bible verses through the lace.. =P"

A gift to Patricia, lovely lady from Clay Doodle shop.... Thanks for allowing me to use the toaster...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tatted Pouch

FINALLY!!! I've completed this small little pouch... Gosh, took me weeks to complete.. Mmm not so neat but I'm quite satisfied with the work. I don't think I would want to make another one unless I'm very very free!

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Bookmark, Bracelet Or...

I love this pattern very much... I've tatted one with beads and the other one without. Last night, manage to get the smallest crochet needle from Clover and is mainly used for Bobbin Lace. I'm totally lose of what should I make out of these pattern... Should it be a bookmark or bracelet or .....? Any idea?


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Beautiful Craft from Thailand

I found these beautiful crafts from Thailand. They are SOAPS! Fragrance Soaps... Beautifully hand-crafted by the locals... Guess what, they are selling at 125 bahts (equivalent to:S$5.4 or USD3)..


Pin Cushion from Sandra...

Recently a pin cushion swap going on.. I was kinda late to register, so I didn't had a chance to participate, until this lady, Sandra contacted me saying that she doesn't mind to swap with me. So we swapped.

I just got her Pin Cushion last week! IT is SOOO NICE & UNIQUE! Thanks Sandra, I love it very much.... ;)


Looking forward to the next swap!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I've been tagged for the 2nd time... by Icelas

I've been tagged again and this time is by this lovely lady called Icelas... She has wonderful tatting projects and I really enjoy reading her blog (especially discovering the 7 facts about herself.... :p)

Here's the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.

3. Tag 3 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Icelas Blogger:

The 7 facts about myself:

  1. I ONLY spend 10 mins every morning to get myself ready for work. That includes: shower, brushing teeth, make up and dress up... hehehe
  2. I LOVE SPA.... Hehehe... recently I just sign up a SPA package without my hubby's consent... ;P
  3. When I was a little ger, I always wanted to marry to a man that:
    • has height of 175cm and above....
    • Wears specs
    • knows how to play musical instrument, especially saxophone
    • Proposes with a diamond ring
    • Will bring me to Europe for honeymoon
  4. BUT my husband only full-filled 2 of the above: Wear specs & proposes with a diamond ring... hahahaha......
  5. I LOVE traveling...
  6. I LOVE yarns & threads & fabrics
  7. I LOVE talking to people...

I'll be tagging the following people:

  1. Prezzie
  2. Little Purl of Oriental - A lady who makes great projects with fabric and yarns
  3. Biscuit's House - Lady who makes beautiful dolls

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rose Tatting

FINALLY!! I've completed a "5 days on bus" tatting project... This project involves 1 shuttle, 1 ball of thread & 1 crochet needle ... Since I've bought the Aero Shuttle from Jane that comes with a crochet needle attached to the shuttle... So, this project became very handy and I can do it when I was outdoor. However, it took me around 5 days to complete. Of course, I didn't do it 24 hours per day la.. Everyday, I'll spend around an hour to two on this project When I'm at home, I'll do another project (hopefully I can complete by this week)... ;)


The pattern is in a strip.. Then, I need to roll it into a rose... I got this pattern from a Japanese craft friend that belongs to my friend who is also my crafting 'kaki' (means buddy)... Hehehe....

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pledge By Handmade


I just make a pledge to buy handmade for all my loved ones this coming Christmas...

Though, handmade item cost little bit more compares to 'production' made item, it is unique, special and most of all, ONE & THE ONLY ONE!... Cos, handmade item can be produced once but not twice.... Design & Look can be similar however, it is not exactly the same! Somehow to me, I cherish handmade item more because I know it is made out of love and care...

I'm a crafter and I love making beautiful things for my loved ones that remind them of our friendship...

Hence, I encourage all of my fellow friends, make a pledge today @ BUY HANDMADE

*My Pledge Number is: 799*

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On-going tatting project

Currently, I'm making a tatting pouch... Can't wait to finish it... This is the first tatting project that work with beads... Need a lot of improvement... Especially deciding picot's size (some big some small)...

Start up with a base:


Then half way through....

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

4 Tatting Shuttles and 7 crochet needles...

Wow... Diane has 114 tatting shuttles!!!!

Mmm I have 4 tatting shuttles.... and 7 crochet needles (from smallest size of 0.6mm to largest size of no.10)


These are my shuttle collections... Did you see there's one shuttle at the far right corner... That's the new shuttle I bought all the way from London. It is called Aero Shuttle and was sold by this lovely lady called Jane (she's 65).... ;)

The unique characteristics of Aero Shuttle:

  1. It has a crochet needle hook at the tip
  2. Has bobbin...

The rest of the shuttles are bought from clover...

Tatting Practice

Still practicing on my tatting....


Cut, pull, unpick, join... Gosh!!! Been doing that again and again and again... Finally this is the result... Hehehehe....

Currently, working on another project.... Kinda challenging... Keep you posted....

Busy and Tiring Week!!!

Sigh... Busy busy week!!!

I'm trying to get my hand on my crafts but hardly had the time... *sob*sob*... I'm so worry that I might miss Christmas order.... Cos, I do not know what to add into my store...

Any suggestions????

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Diane from Lace-Lovin' Librarian... Ok.. Now I"m trying to follow the rules if I'm tagged...

Rule no.1: Link to your tagger & post these rules....

Well, I've already did! :)

Rule no. 2

Share 7 facts about myself:

  1. I'm a MECHANICAL engineer that look tough during weekdays and also had been role model to my junior before... but had soft skill with threading and craft throughout weeknights and weekends... Shhhhh.... Don't tell anyone...
  2. I love buying Japanese craft books!!! Well, guess how many books I had collected so far?? Hehehehe
  3. I don't like to read lengthy patterns....
  4. My small & cozy apartment has turned into a crafting place!!! I had yarns & threads everywhere... On my dining table, in my guest room, on my coffee table, on my bedside table... on my bed... My husband is going crazy soon... hahahaha....
  5. Mmm... My husband and I ever kept up to 21 hamsters!!! But now, we left with three...
  6. I love very striking colors, especially orange.....
  7. I'm fascinated by crafter who made beautiful things.....

Rule no. 3

Tag 3 people:

  1. Jane Eborall - She's the lovely tatter that I met through Etsy and I've bought a aero shuttle from her... Cool Stuff
  2. Shar a.k.a KnittyCat - She has nice knitted amigurumi collection....
  3. Sandra a.k.a Guapa - The lady that I did a pin cushion swap... Hopefully she has received the pin cushion I gave her...

Final Rule:

Look for three people to tag and let them know that you've tagged them by leaving a comment in their blog...

Sunday, October 7, 2007

First Tatting Project

*Tatting is addictive...*

Well, I had attended two unofficial lessons from a friend... Finally I've completed this project:

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Look simple but took me few hours to complete. I've unpick, cut & redo many times in order to get it right... Phew, finally I've completed it... I'm quite happy, though not so perfect yet.

I've pasted the pattern on a plain jewelry box. Mmm, the simple pattern makes a lot of different on the plain box! The box looks rather elegant with the pattern & beads. Don't you think so?

Per-order method: need your opinions

I may make a few of these and sell it in my Etsy store. I may do something different this time by using pre-order method. Interested buyer will place order as in size and color of the box & the yarn color (base on the available sizes I have). I'm not sure this method will work, if you have opinion, please feel free to comment.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My first Amigurumi - Octie (completed in year 2006)

This is my first amigurumi.... Octie... I downloaded the free patterns from the website.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Scarlet Bracelet

This bracelet is tatted with Swarovski Crystals... It was made by a friend of mine and I'm helping her to sell it in my Etsy store. It will be a perfect gift for Christmas.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Pin Cushion

This pin cushion is specially made for a friend... It looks like a cupcake. Planning to make another one and put up in my Etsy store...


Sunday, September 30, 2007

Learning Tatting

Recently, I've picked up a very interesting hobby... Tatting.... Not many people that I know knew how to do tatting.

According to Wikipedia:

Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, and other decorative pieces. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of lark's head (or half-hitch) knots, called double stitches (ds), over a core thread. Gaps can be left between the stitches to form picots, which are used for practical construction as well as decorative effect.

Tatting dates to the early 19th century. The term for tatting in most European languages is derived from French frivolité, which refers to the purely decorative nature of the textiles produced by this technique.

Read more from WIKIPEDIA

Tatting works with two things: needle & shuttle... The most commonly used is shuttle... Shuttle looks like this:

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It's amazing that you can make beautiful laces using shuttle .... It's quite difficult to learn... Fingers have to be flexible otherwise, the yarn will be entangled. Been working on it again and again for few hours...


Monday, September 24, 2007

My First Delivery

I had placed all 4 lilies carefully in a plastic container. Every item is precious and must be handled with care. Then, printed a sticker to paste on the box... Initially, I'm thinking of making a card but think sticker would be better and nicer...

Finally, I've posted out my package to Hila in Australia today... Hopefully she will like it. ;)


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