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Upcoming Events in August

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It has been a long while since I participated in an event, selling my handmades. If you are still looking for teacher's day gifts, please visit our booth at these events this month.



Festival For Good
(Participating under Enterprising Mums United)
LYF @ SMU
Level 2, Booth 54
71-77 Stamford road, MPH Building, Singapore 178895
19 August 2017 (Saturday)
12pm to 10pm
Https://festivalforgood.sg


Artistry Mums Atelier
Enabling Village
UOB Ability Hub - Auditorium 1 & 2
20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
25 & 26 August 2017 (Friday and Saturday)
10am to 6pm
Https://enablingvillage.sg

See you there!

Patchwork cover for my sofa

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I have always wanted to make a sofa cover for my newly bought set. Plus, I have always wanted to sew up patchwork/quilting projects to decorate my house. It is not easy to decorate now as I have a lot of packing and de-cluttering to do. I read the book - The Joy of Less and it said the floor should be only for feet and furniture. I laughed out loud to myself as my floor is full of stuff. :( But I am working towards it - definitely!

I ran through my fabric storage and took out my precut charm packs and decided to mix them up to sew up a scrappy quilt cover. I used 6 packs in all and I am so happy that I finished all my charm packs.



It was a bit tricky to sew up for a L-shaped sofa. But it was very fun!

View my video on my sewing progress.

Preloved sewing, crochet, beading, craft and other books on sale

I have a lot of preloved books in good condition to let go. Bought but never used and the patterns are intact. Mostly I have never touched.

I have created albums in my facebook.com/joeycraftworkz for you to view. Price are in SGD and exclude shipping cost. Can ship international. Will invoice via Paypal for buyers outside Singapore.

Patchwork and quiltingCrochet and KnittingBeadingScrapbooking and other crafts
Thank you for looking.

New hobby - Dressmaking for myself

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I have been sewing apparels for my children but not for myself. The biggest reason would be I have no confidence and not daring to try on new design. I hardly wear dresses as I am very comfortable with just tees and shorts.

But it is different this year. Thanks to a group of mummy sewist friends who encourage me to try and give me lots of assurance. They picked a pattern called Belladone from Deer & Doe for me to try sewing my FIRST dress.

I did a draft on cheaper cloth and seek their guidance on some parts which I have problems, especially the bias part. I did it differently from the original.



I picked Sommer from Michael Miller to sew up this sleeveless Belladone dress. Not bad for a first timer like me. I did quite a lot of unpicking especially for the bias parts and the invisible zipper due to misalignment of the waistline. But overall, I am satisfied with my first attempt.

Then, I tried adding a cap sleeve on my next Belladone dress.


I love how my second dress turned out usi…

New online shop for my handmade Liberty Tana Lawn purses

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Announcement
I will be selling all my handmades at joeycraftworkz.com from today onward. For a start, I am launching my handmade Liberty Tana Lawn purses at the shop. Take a look as there will be no remake of the same design.



Tanjong Goodman Art Centre Open House 2017

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I will be selling my handmade products at the Goodman Art's Centre Open House this weekend. Do come and support me and the other vendors.


Tanjong Goodman Open House
Goodman Arts Centre
(nearest MRT station: Mountbatten)
Block B (outside La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar)
90 Goodman Road,Singapore 439053

21 & 22 January 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
10am to 6pm

Sashiko - My first 2017 project

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Happy New Year to all!

I have always wanted to try on Sashiko. Perhaps it is because of my love of hand stitching. Funny thing is, even though cross stitching is also hand stitching, but I could not finish my Once Upon A Time Sampler project after so many months.Oh well, I will try my best to complete the remaining 6 months by first half of 2017.

I bought the Olympus Thread Sashiko printed pattern in 2016 at Golden Dragon store. The kits are very limited in design and nothing much on Sashiko in the shop. Even the threads colours are super limited and the cloths too. I wish there will be more on Sashiko in Singapore so that I do not have to buy online from overseas. 



My maiden sashiko.project is finished in two days. I need lots of practices for sure. Would love to try sewing onto the indigo cloth if I could find. #sashiko#刺し子初心者#刺し子#olympusthread





Some close ups on the design. Which is your favourite piece?

I bought some templates to draw onto the cloth. Perhaps I could try a piece of S…