Thursday, 13 July 2017

Kitty Clasp Coin Purse ~ 猫咪口金零钱包

看到手作杂志里头的口金零钱包都很可爱。好想做做看。

我所知道的口金夹有两种。一种是有小洞洞的,另一种没有洞孔的。有小洞洞的是用手缝法把袋身和口金缝合。没有洞孔的那一款不用缝的,只用胶水把袋身和口金粘合。我这一次做的是用胶水粘合的那一款。

手上有款可爱的猫咪棉纱布料。一口气买了三个不同的颜色。也一口气制作了三个零钱包。:)

可爱的布做出来的作品当然也非常可爱啦。哈哈。



三个可爱猫咪口金零钱包
喜欢玩搭配。这款是蓝色的。
粉色配浅灰色。
米色

Monday, 3 July 2017

Tote tote ~ 托特包包

Tote is one of the popular bag designs. Simple yet functional.

The first one is made for an acquaintance met at a bookstore. She loves to read. This tote bag is to carry her books while she is on the go. 

The second tote bag is for a lady whom I got to know through the acquaintance met at the bookstore. :) The tote is a gift for her colleague.

Animal prints tote

Paris landmark tote









Foldover Sling Bag ~ 斜肩背包

Time passes really fast, it's already July. We are entering into second half of year 2017! I still have a few projects done in first half of the year which have yet to be recorded here. I really have to speed up. :)

This is one of my favourite piece. The prints is so beautiful, Dutch canal houses against the white background. 

Actually, I made a mistake in cutting the fabric. It was initially plan for a tote. But I cut the width too narrow. So I transformed it to be a foldover sling bag. It turned out to be quite a stunning piece. May be better than the original intended design. :D


Foldover sling bag
Foldover sling bag
The sling is detachable
There's a zip pocket inside


Monday, 19 June 2017

It's a Small World ~ 小小世界

我很喜欢这片印有娃娃穿着不同国家/民族服装图案的布料。给人有种温馨,愉悦的感觉。穿着不同的服装排排站着象征和平。虽然,大家生活在地球的不同角落,我们都是地球的子民。大家是连接的。

我想分享的是连接的力量。它可以导向正的也可以导向负的,就取自于我们的智慧。举个简单的例子。今天如果我把一件很气人的事件跟五个朋友说。那原本只是一个人生气的就变成了六个人气愤了。因为生气的情感能量从一个人传递给了另外的五个人。最后,可能导致更多的人有负面的情绪,因为如果“传递”没有在那原先的五个人就停止了。从这里我们很容易就明白个人的负面态度所产生的负面能量,如何产生无止境的涟漪效应。

反之,如果我把一件快乐美好的事件和五个朋友分享的话,那我们六个人就可以感染到快乐的情感能量。而这五个朋友也会有好心情然后会把这美好的事情分享给更多的人。

所以我们今天的负面态度会影响千里以外的人。但同样的,我们也可以透过善的态度为世界带来正面的影响。

改变就由我们自己开始吧。

回到手作部分。我用了这款布做了手缝书的封面和托特包包。手缝书是一位朋友订制的。分别要送给她女儿还有女儿的老师们作为教师节礼物。好用心的妈妈。

托特包目前还没有主人。希望它可以很快地找到它的新主人。

 

用了小小世界这款布料制作手工书
人与人之间的连接就像手缝书的绒线一样互相交织在一起。
可爱的小小世界托特包

有好大的空间可以放置很多东西

在两则加了纽扣,可以让包包改变造型
扣起来的样子

木制大钮扣


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Shoulder Bag ~ 肩背包

 这位朋友很喜欢这款猫咪的布,但由于我剩下的布料不够制作她要的托特包包,所以就选了另一款猫咪的布。之后,她来跟我说她真的很喜欢这款布,想说看看是否能够用剩下的布制作一个肩带包。她给我看了样本。很幸运的,我所剩下的布料足够制作她想要的包包。她好开心。可以让朋友/顾客开心,也是一种奉献吧。感激一路来让我有机会奉献的朋友及有缘人。

朋友想要有个大蝴蝶结。我找了几家布店都找不到可以配搭的颜色。这种紫红色真的不好配。还好皇天不负苦心人,我终于在Spotlight找到了。价格不便宜,但也照样买下了。因为有些事是可遇不可求啊。

这是我第一次制作这种款式的包包。很有挑战性。呵呵。


包包前面有个大蝴蝶结
朋友喜爱的印有猫咪图案的布料
从上面看
包包内观



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Fabric Book Jacket ~ 布制书衣

Made new batch of book jacket. People use book jacket for various reasons. Some wish to protect the book from dirt, some wish to cover their book for privacy reason and some may use it simply because it is nice to have a pretty cover for a book. :)

I have made some improvement to the book jacket this time. The earlier batch was a bit thin and flimsy. So I have added a layer of interfacing to make the jacket appear firmer. And I'm quite happy with the outcome.

Fabric book jacket
Lots of cats print
With adjustable band

An apple charm bookmark

London Print Pencil Case & Notebook ~ 伦敦风笔袋+笔记本

I got to know this sunshine girl about four years ago. It was when I first started this blog with my handcraft projects. She is a friend of my former colleague.

She is one of the greatest supporter for my art work. :)  She and her daughter are my source of inspiration. I'm so thankful for her encouragement and trust in me.

It's the first time I'm making this design of pencil case and it's her idea! This pencil case is simple yet practical. It's suitable for adults who wish to carry stationery for journaling. The size is just nice to be put inside a handbag or an outing bag. The handmade book is made to match the pencil case :) 
 
London print pencil case & handmade notebook