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...