Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Happy Hat ~ 喜悦之帽

这里的天气很热又很晒。我的一位可爱的朋友托我帮她和她的宝贝女儿及女儿的朋友缝制帽子。这样孩子们放学回家时就不用怕被太阳公公晒得头昏脑胀了。

朋友帮这顶帽子取名为"Happy Hat", 应该是戴上它就可以带来快乐吧。哈哈。我也就把我这作品称之为喜悦之帽吧!

如何让小小的东西为别人带来大大的快乐, 是我小小的心愿, 也是制作的初衷。:)


妈妈的帽子

孩子们的帽子
可爱的小天使与喜悦之帽

Clasp Frame Bag ~ 斜挂手提两用口金包

Have been wanting to try making a clasp frame bag but couldn't find the pattern I like. The metal clasp frame that can be found at the local shop here are mainly the sew-in type. During my recent trip to Tokyo, I found the glue-in type metal clasp frame which I think would be easier to work with. 

So here it is, I'm finally making a clasp frame bag using the metal clasp frame and fabric both bought from Nippori fabric town in Tokyo. The glue-in type make a neater finish on the bag. And it's definitely a lot easier and faster than the sew-in type. For glue-in type, you just need to apply glue at the trough of the frame then place the constructed bag and the piece of thread that comes together with the frame.

I quite like the clasp frame bag, it makes a good dinner bag or sling bag. Too bad I only bought one piece from Tokyo. How I wish we have a craft shop just like in Tokyo where they sell all sorts of accessories and material for sewing and craft making. That would be heaven to me. Hahaha.



Metal clasp frame bag

Can be a nice sling bag too
Wide opening, allows you to find what you need in the bag easily

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

London Landmark Prints Tote ~ 伦敦风托特包

老同学另外又订制了一个托特包包给她的妹妹。好用心的姐姐。:)

话说同学的妹妹有一天帮忙提姐姐(就是我的同学)孩子的包包。觉得肩带刚刚好,背在肩上不容易滑落。于是,我的这位同学就很贴心的帮妹妹订制了这一个包包。

希望同学的妹妹会喜欢。


伦敦风托特包

厚棉布肩带

School Carrier Bag ~ 上学必备手提袋

老同学向我订制了两个手提包给她的孩子们。上学用的。她手上刚好有个样本就叫我依样本做。我说那就用现成的吧,不用花钱再做。她说质料不好,不耐用。所以托我要用丹宁布料来制作。依样本制作但做了些更改,手提袋前缝了两个口袋,方便孩子放文具之类的小东西。

近来,丹宁布料不好找。还好想起大型的Spotlight 应该会有。顺利在那里买到了要用的布料。那里的货物价钱较高档,但是手作用品应有尽有,其他地方找不到的手作材料去那里找就对了。

赶在农历新年前制作好两个手提袋,以便可以带回家乡交给老同学。:)

姐姐的手提袋缝上小熊的图案

弟弟的手提袋缝上火车的图案
手提袋背面


Monday, 9 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017 ~ 新年快乐

Happy new year! 

This is the first project for year 2017. I made a nightdress for my daughter and a pair of pyjamas pants for my boy using cotton flannel. 

I have these fabrics for sometimes and finally had the chance to use it to make something for my children. When I bought the fabric, I didn't have any idea what I will do with it so only bought one meter. One meter is not enough to make a full set pyjamas, only enough to make a pair of pyjamas pants. As for the nightdress, luckily I have two meters of the fabric, else the length won't be enough. Yet, I still need to cut from the width to add to the length of the nightdress. My daughter has grown up so much in height over one year. 

My boy is asking how about the pyjamas shirt. Haha, have to go look for matching fabric for it. 


 
Girl nightdress

Pyjamas pants

Handmade Book ~ 手缝笔记本

Opps,forgot to share the last batch of book binding project for 2016. Managed to make seven pieces of handmade books in December 2016. I just love the beautiful fabric of the cover. Each has its own charm. Just like each and everyone, unique in their own way. Everyone has a different beauty and different qualities. Hence, no comparison is possible. 

I was often asked which one, among the projects that have done, that I like best. Well, I love them all. Even though they are not perfect, they are the only piece. :) 


Handmade book making in the process

Handmade book done

Friday, 30 December 2016

Fabric Book Cover ~ 书衣

人与人之间的缘分非常的奥妙。这一段缘分来自于我制作的书衣。这一位朋友偶然在我的部落格发现了我制作的书衣。就这样,靠着对彼此的信任,她跟我订制了两个书衣,我顺利地完成了任务并把作品交到她手中。

感谢这位有缘的朋友对我的信任。

两个不同尺寸的书衣。适合台湾版的书籍。