Saturday, 18 October 2014

Birthday Gift for My Favourite Sister In Law - 幸福包包

It has been a while since I last updated my blog. The past two weeks has been very tough for my family. Hubby had high fever and was admitted to the hospital on the 4th day. He was diagnosed with dengue fever. His blood platelets count dropped on the 5th day to 58,000 microliter. We all know there is no specific treatment for dengue infection. He was put on drips and was given fever medicine and some vitamins. Doctor said it would depends on hubby's body immune system to fight the virus off. 

I have heard of a few alternative therapies for dengue fever before this. But the most well-known alternative treatment for dengue I think, is the papaya leaf juice. It was even published in the local newspaper on how to prepare it. I was determined to find papaya tree. I have asked my brother and friends to help find the plant. Luckily, we managed to find it around our neighborhood. They are always around us just that we have never take noticed of them! Two pieces of large size leaves only gave about 3 tablespoons of juice. Those who wish to find out more about papaya leaf juice can read about it at the link here. 

Thankfully, hubby's blood platelets count improved on the 8th day and doctor allowed him to rest at home. Though his condition is stable now but he is still fatigue and is not fit to go back to work yet. 

That's the story about what happened recently. Before hubby fell ill, I made a bag for my sister in law for her birthday. She adores cats and always carry lots of stationery with her. So I made her a cat theme large size tote bag :). We share a lot of same interests and both are crazy about vintage junk. I'm so blessed to have such a sister in law who always lend an ear whenever I need to talk. These photos were taken by her at her lovely house. Happy birthday HL!

Cat theme tote bag
Large rooms inside the bag to keep books & stationery
Her favourite stationery
I'm glad the owner of this bag is very happy with it

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Simple Yet Charming Handmade Bag 简单优雅的手作包包

这个包包是好朋友订制的。 要送给她的老朋友。我在之前也用了这款布料制作了手缝书的封面。真的好喜欢这款布。100% 棉布,图样的颜色鲜明,是朋友帮我从美国买回来的。好朋友的眼光果然也和我一样,选了这款布料订制包包,哈哈!

100% 手作品

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Handmande Gift 手作礼物



这一次,制作了六本手缝书。五本A5尺寸和一本A6尺寸。每一本书都独一无二,封面的布料是好朋友精心为她的朋友挑选的。每一本书也个别缝上了名字。希望好朋友会满意我的制作, 更期待收礼物时,礼物主人的笑容。

喜欢Hello Kitty 的Joyce
Hello Kitty 书的背面
喜欢Snoopy 的Jane

Thursday, 18 September 2014

For An Old Friend - Hand Stitch Book 与老朋友见面的礼物-手作书

上个星期和一位远道而来的老朋友见面。老朋友现在和家人定居于另一个国度, 在那里生活了好些年。虽然,我们并不常见面,只是偶尔在面子书上知道对方的近况,见面时那熟悉感还在。还是可以像学生时代那样的谈天说地。很温馨。


这些照片是在去和老朋友会合的路途中拍的。 在地铁上, 我坐的位子光线刚刚好。


Monday, 25 August 2014

Cape Scandinavian Style 绚丽的披肩

This is the second piece of fleece cape that I made last week. This one is for a little girl. 

A plain shocking pink fleece was chosen by the mother of this little girl. Sometimes, I love to work on plain fabric without any prints, it allows me to employ my imagination and creativity with greater flexibility. 

There are several characters that this little girl adores. One of it is horse and I picked it as the image for this cape. Firstly, because this year is the year of the Horse and secondly horse image is easier to applique haha.

I cut out the heart shape and horses image from three different pieces of fleece and used zigzag stitch to applique it on the main fabric. Then, hand-sewn the edge of the fabric using blanket stitch. Lastly, a turquoise ribbon is added to fasten the cape.  

The combination of colour turned out to be quite Scandinavian. I love it!

A bright turquoise ribbon
Gorgeous cape for a little girl
Back view
Applique horse image

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Butterfly Cape 蝴蝶披肩

Lots of my friends and my daughter's friends love the owl cape I made for my girl earlier this year. But too bad I didn't have enough fabric left to make another one. A friend of mine help to buy the owl fleece in the US. I have tried to look for the similar kind of fleece at the local store but couldn't find it. So I have to trouble my friend again to help me get more beautiful fleece from the US.

Finally, I've got the fleece :). I made two capes last week. This one is using butterfly prints fleece. This is for a young lady, a friend's daughter.

The reason I choose fleece as the fabric to make the cape is because it is very soft, comfy and warmth. It's a good alternative to wearing a jacket. So if you are bored with jacket, consider a fleece cape next time :).

Fastened with lovely lilac ribbon
Finished with blanket stitch
Butterfly cape for a young lady
Back view

Monday, 18 August 2014

2-in-1 Baby Bag 二合一 妈妈包

A friend from my previous workplace has requested for a baby bag. She wanted a bag that is spacious to keep her baby stuff as well as is trendy which she can still used it later on when she no longer needs to carry those baby stuff.

So I came up with a 2-in-1 bag, a tote & a baby organizer bag. There are various compartments inside and at the outer layer of the baby organizer bag. These compartments can fit baby bottles, water tumbler, formula container, thermos flask, diapers, changing mat, wet tissues, a pair of baby clothes as well as a small blanket. Should be sufficient for her needs. The tote bag is large so that the baby organizer bag can fit into it. If without the baby organizer bag, the tote bag is ideal as a shopping bag. 

She likes red and blue. Hence, my fabric choice for these bags. I love the result of the fabric and colour combination, well suited a young mother :)

I hope my friend would find these bags handy. 

A tote & a baby organizer bag
Tote bag side view
PU leather decorative badge
Heart shape wooden button
Large pocket on both side of the tote bag
Metal zipper closure
Snap button added at both sides of the bag
Fastened the button for another style
My sewing story

Bag handle
Baby organizer bag
Various compartments available inside and at the outer layer of the organizer bag
Side pockets
The baby organizer bag fits inside the tote bag
PU leather is used for the base of the bag