That's why I didn't have the time to work on any heavy sewing project lately but just managed to sew a few simple stuff for the house like cushion pillow cases and curtains.
Though busy with all those house moving preparation, I managed to entertain myself with some simple craft work. :) I made a monthly calendar decorated with washi tape.
May be I need to explain a little bit about washi tape. Washi tape is actually a type of decorative paper tape, a bit thinner than the usual masking tape and with beautiful prints on it. You can tear them by hand and they are removable, hence it's great for papercraft. High quality ones (i.e. in terms of stickiness) I found so far, are those manufactured in Japan. MT is my favourite washi tape brand, never disappoint me so far. If you are interested to know more about washi tape, read the link here, very detailed discussion on washi tapes. I'm a little crazy over washi tapes. Can't stop myself from checking out the new stock whenever I go to Isetan Department Store or Kinokuniya bookstore. Apart from papercraft, you can use it on almost everything. I have seen in some magazine that people used it to decorate their refrigerator, tables, chairs and even the wall! Creativity has no limits :)
Alright, back to my DIY monthly calendar. My son upon seeing me laying out papers, scissors and my collection of washi tape, asked me what was I doing. I explained to him that I'm going to make a calendar for the new year. He was excited hearing me making a calendar. He wants to make one too. :) So I gave him 12 pieces of craft paper to work with. He drew the boxes for the calendar day and numbered it carefully. He would confirm with me the month and the number of days when he starts a new sheet. I was so amazed by his attention to details. :D He looks so proud of himself upon finishing the calendar and I'm so happy that I gave him the inspiration (though unintentionally) to make/create things.
Wishing everyone a marvelous 2015!
|Here is my DIY monthly calendar|
|Lovely houses made out of washi tape ~ decoration for the month of January|
|February & March|
|June & July|
|Choo choo train for the month of August|
|Colourful cups and beautiful vase for the month of October|
|Different shapes & colours of leaves for the month of November|
|Bunting, gifts, xmas socks & tree for the month of December|
|Part of my collection of washi tape|
|My son's version of calendar :)|
|Decorated with his favourite character|