Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Butterfly inspired bow tie

As the title suggest, this project is inspired by a butterfly that gave me a shock while I was walking home. It flew in front of me out of no where. I've used remaining fabric that I had from a project that I did recently which I will share on my blog once I finished hemming it. :)

Tada! The finished product
I notice when the French barrette are being attached to the bow, a gap would be visible at the side.

To counter the problem, I sewed a few stitches to secure the bow to the French barrette

After stitching the gap is closed.

Back view of the bow

I've wrap the ribbon over the French barrette as an extra precaution.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Amigurumi Penguin Couple

Recently I did 2 amigurumi penguins. It is a soft toy done using crocheting or knitting method. There is a saying in chinese, 好事成双 (hao shi cheng shuang) which meant good things comes in a pair. For this project, I made a penguin couple and added bow to its neck and head to show guy and girl respectively. This is also my first art piece that I would like to put on Etsy in the future to share. Hope you will like it too.

Update: This is my new etsy shop


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Pink Ribbon bow hair tie

I always wanted to own a ribbon bow hair tie, however I couldn't find the type that I like. After getting inspiration from Youtube I decided to make one instead. I am pleased with the result. I've burnt the ends of the ribbon so as to prevent it from fraying.


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Bow tie with elastic band

This is my first attempt doing bow tie using fabric and lace. This bow tie I made it specially for my sis-in-law. For this bow I used 2 different type of fabric namely, a dark brown felt texture fabric and a coarse fabric.

I've added a beige lace in the middle, as my sis-in-law is someone who fond of lace stuff.

I was worried the glue I used may not be strong enough to hole the bow so I added some stitch at the back.

Does this bow design suit your liking too?

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Wool Felt Needle

In my previous post, I shared the wool felt rabbit that I made. The needle that I used for hardening and joining the wool felt is unlike normal needle that we use for sewing. The needle have pricks on its side. I think that is reason why the wool felt will harden when needle are used.

This is the needle provided inside the kit.

The side of the needle have pricks on it. The needle is prone to break if you didn't poke it into the wool felt vertically.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Wool Felt Rabbit

Last weekend my sister-in-law, Sianny, bought a packet of animal wool felt kit for me from Diaso. It is my first time using wool felt and I was amaze by it. To shape/join the wool felt all you need is a needle meant for it.

This kit is a good buy as it has included all necessary tools you require to do the rabbit.

Inside the kit: Instructions, beads, needle, wool felt, spangles, ball chain, T-pins and parts for eyes.
Additional tools you might require: Prick punch, craft glue, sissors, pliers
The rabbit that I made. It look different from the packaging -> beginner skill.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Princess seam and pleated skirt dress- Part 1

I would like to share a fabric that I bought recently. It's for my new sewing project. I will update this blog post once the dress is complete. Hope it will turn out well. :)

Fabric: Made in Japan 100% Cotton

I love the design as it look like flower motif when you look closer.

This fabric can be used on either side.

This is the design I intend to sew using this fabric. (Please bear with my horrible drawing)
Peter pan collar, short sleeve, princess seam and pleated skirt.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Passport cover for Pat

As mention in my previous post, I made 2 passport cover for my friends. I used the same fabric and similar design for the 2nd piece. The only difference is the lace and ribbon used.