Monday, 21 July 2014

Handmade Hats 手作帽

最近天气很热,太阳也很晒,出门时要做好防晒工作。除了防晒油,雨伞是个不错的防晒工具。如果不喜欢打伞,那就戴顶帽子吧!我从Cotton Friend 日本手工杂志那里看到了几款不错的帽子,附有小孩及大人的尺寸,就试跟着纸型制作。

第一顶制作给自己。选用的布衬,有点太厚,帽子的样子有点硬绷绷, 但戴起来还好。在制作第二顶帽子时,我用了薄一点布衬,帽子的样子和形状好看多了。这顶帽子是给女儿做的。

接下来要给儿子也做一顶,但这款式并不适合小男孩。想要制作一顶鸭嘴帽,希望可以找到合适的纸型。


手作帽
女儿的帽子
我的第一顶手作帽
姐姐好喜欢她的帽子
有点硬绷绷,但戴起来的样子还好
亲子出游帽


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Children's Apron 可爱小围裙

These children's aprons were custom made order from a friend. It's a gift to her friend's lovely children, Manfred and Eugenia. For the boy, Toy Story prints fabric was the pick and as for the girl, it's none other than the princess prints fabric. :)

These aprons were made using similar pattern which I've sewed for my girl not long ago with some adjustments. D-ring buckle is used so that the apron is adjustable to the desired length. A velcro tape is sewed as the fastener for easy loosening and fastening. 

Hope the two children will be pleased with these cute aprons sewed with love and passion. Most of all, thank the auntie who got them these :D


For little girl
For little boy
Personal touch
D-ring buckle
Velcro tape as fastener
A pocket attached in front
Adjustable strap
For easy fastening and loosening
Handmade by Lin Craft House :)
Decorative ribbon
Personalized gift
Dino ribbon
Truly handmade
Ready to be delivered




Saturday, 5 July 2014

Ballerina Photo Album 芭蕾舞女孩相片簿

A friend's friend asked to make a photo album for her little girl's birthday with ballerina as the album cover. Oh, that would be very lovely. Thanks her for the idea! I've never thought of applying the applique doll onto a book cover. :)

I made a A5 size album with cream colour paper of grammage of 200. I usually use a heavier weight paper about 200g to 220g for photo album. Heavier weight paper can hold the photo nicely. I stitched the sheets of paper using french stitch bookbinding technique. I always go for french stitch binding when it comes to book binding, it's simply beautiful!

I can't wait to deliver this photo album to the mother of this lucky little girl. Hope she will like it.


Ballerina photo album
Personalized photo album
Back cover of the album
Green is the favourite colour of the birthday girl
Beautiful French Stitch binding
Made with love

Thursday, 19 June 2014

New School 新的开始

My girl is going to a new school starting this semester. She is rather anxious and nervous. Partly sad too, parting with her good friends at the previous school. Considering the distance, that's why we decided to switch her to the new school. Despite the sadness, now, she gets to sleep a little bit longer, has more time to eat breakfast at home and gets home a bit earlier. :)

I made a water tumbler bag and a tote bag to accompany her to the new school. Hope she will adapt well to the new environment and make new friends at the new school.


My girl's favourite character ~ Hello Kitty
Water tumbler bag
Simple tote bag to put her exercise books
Hello Kitty ribbon
Two pockets inside the bag
Personalised touch
Handmade with love

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Found A Gem in Town ~ Fabric Shopping 寻宝记~ 布料篇

I bought most of my fabric through online shop and occasionally from the local textile shops like Nagoya Textiles and Kamdar Textiles. However, the selection of fabric for needlework (apart from clothes making) is very limited at the local textile shops. When I go on holiday overseas, I won't miss the chance to shop at the textile shops in that particular town. :) Yes, I'm that obsessed with fabric.

Recently, I have discovered another place to shop locally for fabric and accessories for needlework, SINGMUIHEN (M) SDN BHD. This shop has been around for many years, but I don't know why I never noticed nor heard people mentioned about it until now. Well, actually I was at their branch in Singapore and found out that they actually have an outlet in Malaysia. So, after returning to Malaysia, I quickly find a time to check out the branch in Malaysia.

It wasn't difficult to find a location nowadays with the help from GPS. The shop is located at an old township. Those who are interested can get the address and map via the above link. I was so excited when I reached, hence I have forgotten to take any pictures of the shop. :)

The shops carries mainly US designer cotton and Japan cotton. There are also a few from Korea and China. The selection of fabric is good. I was overwhelmed with choice of fabric! Spent a long time in there haha..!

Apart from fabric, they have sewing accessories and tools as well. They do carry Japanese brand like Clover and Wheel & Anchor. Lot of sewing embellishments too like ribbon, lace, decorative tapes etc. They also have sewing & craft books in the shop, mainly in Japanese and Mandarin. I noticed that they deal with a lot wholesales customers, so some items are sell in bulk or large quantity.

This shop do have membership system. Members get to enjoy 10% discount on normal price items. They open from Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm. I can't wait for my next trip there with my fabric obsessed friend. :)
Sunbonnet Sue pattern, too cute to resist!
Cut fabric is packed individually, attentive service!
Cute ballerinas!
zakka style cotton linen panel
Love this bicycle print on the cotton linen panel





Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A Gift For Mum 礼物

Can't afford a luxury designer handbag, I made one instead. I came across this Burberry alike check fabric at one of the random textile shops in Jakarta. They have it in different sizes, large, medium and small check. The one I bought is the small check. 

This is a gift for my mother for her birthday. Very simple design which suits my mother's age and her needs. 

My girl is in love with the fabric too. She asked if I could make her a skirt using this fabric. Ya, why not. I still have the fabric left after making the bag. Hm..I'm thinking of a pleated skirt. Stay tuned..


Burberry alike check handbag
Metal zipper as handbag closure
French decorative cotton tape
PU leather badge to add style
Fabric covered zipper end
Zipper end
PU leather bag handle
Truly handmade and original :)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Little Ballerina 可爱的小小芭蕾舞女孩

所制作的包包在女儿上课的芭蕾舞学院获得不错的反应。很开心。手作族最大的喜悦就是和相知及欣赏手作的人相遇。有缘人的赞美是创作的动力。

这是最近为芭蕾舞学院所缝制的包包。之前也缝制过类似的款式。 只是这次帮小女孩换了装,穿上芭蕾舞裙子。包包的袋身用了印有心形的粉色布料来制作。包包的两面都附有袋子。袋子上缝制了可爱的芭蕾舞女孩。一个穿上粉蓝色的裙子,另一个则穿上粉紫色的裙子。

希望小女孩们会喜欢。

Little ballerina in baby blue tutu
Little ballerina in lilac tutu
Little girls favourite colour
The other side of the bag
Sweet cupcake fabric is used for the inner lining of the bag
Sweet little ballerina