Thursday, 21 January 2016

Reusable Carrier Bag ~ 布制环保袋

为了响应爱地球运动,在市面上可以找到各式各样的环保袋。但布制的就相较少看到。可能是布制的成本比较高吧,所以精明的商家通常不会售卖这一种质料的环保袋。

我本身就比较喜欢布制的。可能是我对布料情有独钟吧。呵呵。另外,可以将布制的环保袋折成小方块,很方便携带。放在包包里也不占位子。

我家附近的一家书店刚设立了一个文创角落,专门售卖一些手作品。我很荣幸的可以把一些我的手作品寄卖在那里。布制环保袋是其中一项寄卖在那里的作品。希望,它会与有缘的书店读者们相会。

在这里与大家分享其中几个花样的布制环保袋。


布制环保袋
古典交通工具布袋
尔罗斯娃娃布袋
可爱猫头鹰布袋


可以折成小方块,方便携带






Monday, 11 January 2016

Ballerina Drawstring Bag ~ 芭蕾舞束口袋

It was quite a productive month during last December. Apart from sewing for Christmas, water tumbler case for two girls, I have also made a few ballerina drawstring bags. 

I love this fabric a lot. The colour is very soft and soothing with very cute ballerina pattern and Paris famous landmarks. To add more character to the bag I added cotton lace and wooden button. 

Though I have made quite a number of drawstring bags over the years, I feel excited every time I started a new design of drawstring bags. I believe this the spirit we should have in our daily life. The chores may seems so routine day in day out, but it's up to us to make it exciting or dull. It's a matter of choice. What is your choice ?


Cute ballerina patterns and Paris famous landmarks
Ballerina drawstring bag
Making beautiful things bring a little happiness to my life

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Water Tumbler Case ~ 水壶袋

Made two water tumbler cases during the last year end school holidays. One for my friend's daughter and the other one for my daughter's  friend. :) 

Both fabric design were specially selected according to their favourite colours. Hope this simple water tumbler case would add a little happiness to their schooling days. 
 



Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Lyre Making Workshop ~ 手作里拉琴工作坊

时间过得真快,转眼间就来到了2016年。新一年的开始,我为自己安排了很棒的活动 ~ 手作里拉琴工作坊。早在约半年前就报名了,呵呵。。。还好早报名,名额很快就满了。是在一个偶然的机缘下得知这个工作坊。那时一看到里拉琴的照片就被它深深吸引住了,然后就马上寄资料过去报名了。缘分吧!

我是非常喜欢手作但是并不善于做木工, 这算是头一回。所以这一次制作里拉琴是件很有挑战性的工作。参加工作坊的都是为人父母者与一些华得福学校的老师。大多数都是第一次做木工, 所以进度都差不多。我们费了一个上午的时间设计及制作共鸣箱。敲敲打打,蛮吃力的。共鸣箱是整个琴最重要的部分, 不能做得太厚也不能太薄, 这会影响弦与之的共振。 就像亲子教养吧, 松紧度要拿捏得好才能够与孩子共振。

接下来要打磨及上油。打磨是很考耐力的。因为完成共鸣箱后, 手臂已经好累了,也很酸痛。已经感觉不到自己的手臂了。打磨也花了一大半天。之后,装订亲桥,弦轴,调音的工作就相对的轻松许多。

劳动了两天, 我完成了人生中的第一个乐器~五音七弦里拉琴。期待与家人共享这天籁。它将是我们的传家宝。


原料与制作工具
制作共鸣箱
学习简单的雕刻
还为上弦前 
装订弦轴
开心的笑容~ 做好了!
欣赏大家努力后的作品
美丽的里拉琴
开心与从台湾来的里拉琴制作老师合照






Friday, 18 December 2015

Sewing for Christmas ~ 圣诞节手作

Christmas is just around the corner. I'm sure those who are busy with Christmas sewing would have already completed their projects. I didn't make much this year, well in fact this is the first time I'm sewing for Christmas. I don't really celebrate Christmas, but living in this beautiful multi-cultural country, we join in the fun for all festive occasions regardless of ethnic or beliefs. :)

I made two type of hair clips. One using fabric filled with cotton fiber, so it's sort of like a 3D butterfly knot french hair clips. The other type is using owl and ginger bread man print ribbons, a double butterfly knot french hair clips. I have also sewed few drawstring bags using different Christmas theme fabric. Lastly, it's fabric coasters with cotton lining, a set of four, using two different fabric patterns, reindeer and Christmas trees.

All these Christmas items are selling at a bookstore nearby my house. Those who are interested may click the link here.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Sewing for Christmas
Christmas theme french hair clips
Snowman drawstring bag
Drawstring bags with different Christmas patterns
Fabric coasters
Christmas trees patterns
Reindeer patterns
A set of 4 Christmas fabric coasters

Friday, 11 December 2015

Handmade Book with Music Theme ~ 音乐主题手缝书

一位老同学托我帮她制作手缝书。是要作为三个小女生的圣诞礼物。 这三个小女生年龄不同,但她们都很热爱音乐。所以我这位老同学想要送她们以音乐为主题的手缝书。很有意思吧。

想要找音乐主题的布料和配件比我想象中还要困难。不是图案太复杂,就是颜色不对。就连要找有音符图案的彩带都找不着。最后就以mix & match 的方式把音乐元素带出来。正所谓凡事无需太执着,要学会变通, 随遇而安。

希望三个小女生会喜欢这精心为她们制作的手缝书,并用于书写生活中的点点滴滴。



在曼谷入手的Treble clef charm 刚好可以派上用场
音乐主题手缝书
Mix & Match 的效果还算满意
三本手缝书
每一本都是精心制作



Monday, 23 November 2015

Ballerina Pencil Bag ~ 笔袋

As promised, I sewed a pencil bag using the ballerina fabric for a friend. This is a gift from a mother to her daughter who will be going to primary one next year. Such a lovely mother. :)

Hope the pencil bag will accompany the little girl throughout her learning journey and wishing her a wonderful learning journey ahead.

Ballerina pencil bag
You can carry it with the little handle attached
Ample space for stationary
Best learning companion
Truly handmade