Showing posts from August, 2015

Patchwork cushion cover for my house

It has been a long time since I sewed something for the house. I have been dreaming to transform my house with handmade patchwork stuff. Slowly but surely. :)

This week, I made one patchwork cushion cover using square patches. Squares are the easiest form of patchwork and can be completed in 1 or 2 days for a small project (depending on the distractions in the house) I used 2.5inches and 4.5inches squares for the whole project with some fuzzy cuttings on the cute animal designs from Lecien fabrics and Me and My Sister Designs.

Too bad, I am unsure which fabric company the yellow fabric came from. Probably from Atsuko Matsuyama, one of my favourite Japanese designer. I wish I can collect all of her fabulous designs. However, it will cost me a lot.

I did the top stitch by using Finca perle cotton size 8, code 642. I seems to have problem with the needle going through the quilt top. Do you have any suggestion on the needle brand and size that I can change to?

I realised I do not have a l…

Organising my sewing kits - A sense of relaxation and charging up

I have too many sewing materials. Most probably you named it, I have it. :) The problem about sewing materials is that they are small in size and has wide variety. Sometimes, I just need to buy different types of boxes or drawers to store them neatly. Daiso, Japan Home and Ikea are my favorite stores to source for containers and desktop drawers.

It has always been challenging for me to keep my sewing materials neatly. I might even buy more JUST IN CASE I need them. I do not stay near any notion shops so it is quite a hassle to travel about an hour's journey just to buy what I need. Online shops are terrific as they are so convenient and dangerous for my pockets too.

I love to buy lots of colours of the same thread type and zippers. Looking at them makes me relax. If one day, I can work for a sewing related shop, how nice it will be.

In between sewing project breaks, I like to pack or repack my materials. It gives me a very good opportunity to charge up and relax at the same time.

Week that I had gone crazy over books

In Singapore, we are having our long holiday, starting now till monday where we will be celebrating our country's 50th birthday on 9 August. Finally, I can blog after weeks of absence. I have been busy sewing and listing up my handmades over at my shop plus other sewing projects and packing my craft materials.

Over the week, I had gone crazy over buying books at the SG Book Deals warehouse sale (till 10 August) and Kinokuniya sale (over). I have never bought so many books at one shot but very worth it at the warehouse sale. The sewing and quilting books snapped up very fast and heard it will be replenished on friday. The promotion is to fill up one box of any number of books for a price of $50. I bought 38 books and it just cost me $1plus per book.

Here are my books that I bought from the warehouse sale which I have yet to read them all.

These are my purchases from Kinokuniya.

Lots of books to keep me busy for the rest of the year. Hopefully, I can make something out from…