Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Beautiful Hand-Sewn Book ~ 心爱手缝书

时间过得好快啊,不知不觉已经进入九月份了。感觉好像还有好多还没有完成的事。

对于这个问题,日本作家松浦弥太郎先生有建议制作年表回顾一下自己在这些日子到底都做了些什么。同时客观的检视此刻的自己已经办得到哪些事,又有哪些事还未做到。松浦弥太郎先生的建议是要回顾20岁到40岁的岁月,但我觉得用在回顾每一年的日子也是个不错的方法。松浦弥太郎先生说到,我们都觉得自己很了解自己,事实上,许多的自我认知都在不知不觉间变得模糊。所以制作年表可以让模糊的印象变回鲜明,更清楚的知道自己之前做了些什么,以客观的角度看看自己。制作年表就是把发生过的大大小小事件或完成的事依日期或月份年份写下来。只需约略,但也足够用以审视自己。写完后,你会发现其实已经完成的事比你想象中还要得多!不需要再质疑自己到底都做了些什么。

我喜欢记录生活中一些特别的大小事件,但并没有写日记的习惯。只有在旅行时才每天写日记。总是希望有一天可以养成写日记的习惯。呵呵。如果你没有写日记的习惯,松浦弥太郎先生的建议也很不错,以比较简易的方式把生活中值得你回顾的时件记录下来。自从学会制作手缝书后,我都用手缝书来当笔记本。我的笔记本有好多;有手作的本子,在工作坊及进修课程时用的本子,旅行用的本子,记录琐碎事情的本子等等。:)

笔记本就要写完了,赶紧制作一些备用。

手缝书
好喜欢那五彩缤纷的绒线,看了令人开心
小红帽
各式各样的围裙
尝试运用禅绕画在手缝书,画得不好,须再接再厉!
和风手缝书
我喜爱的尔罗斯娃娃
Coptic stitch. 古老的手缝法
美丽的书背
儿子也要了一本,用他最爱的Mickey图案做书皮
火车造型书签





Monday, 24 August 2015

Casual Tote Bag & Cosmetic Pouch 2 ~ 海军风托特包+化妆包 (下)

这是第二组的作品。海军风格。我本身很喜欢海军蓝及海洋标志。感觉就好像在蓝蓝及广阔的海上,自由自在。

及时缝制好了这两组包包,委托刚好要北上出差的外子送过去给朋友。希望朋友会满意这个作品,也希望朋友的同事会喜欢这个礼物及感受到朋友的用心。

祝大家有个美好的星期一!


第二组作品
海军风
包包侧面有个袋子
海洋标志彩带
化妆包
Handmade by Lin Craft House
 



Thursday, 20 August 2015

Casual Tote Bag & Cosmetic Pouch Part 1 ~ 格子托特包+化妆包 (上)

一位老朋友即将离开她就职的公司。她想要送个礼物给两位同事。问我是否可以帮她缝制这个礼物。原本告诉她上班的女士们大多数有能力买有牌子的包包,不晓得她们是否会欣赏手作的布制包包。朋友说她也不确定,但应该会喜欢吧。既然,朋友那么有心,我就帮她圆这个心愿吧。

想了好久,不知道应该缝制怎样i的款式才合适。最后,想到上班女士大都会化妆,所以化妆包应该很适合。可是只是单单一个化妆包会显得有些小气。加上一个可以搭配的轻便包包应该会更好吧。把我的想法告诉了朋友,她说没有意见就跟着我的想法去做。谢谢她对我的信任及信心,呵呵!

就这样,我缝制了两组包包~托特包+化妆包。一组用了黑白格子布,另一组选用了海军风布料。这里分享的照片是黑白格子布的这一组。另一组的作品会在下一篇文章分享。



黑白格子组
轻便托特包
可以搭配的化妆包
侧面有袋子
独一无二
可爱的熊熊拉链头
袋子缝上了蕾丝贴花



Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Stylish Mummy Bag 时尚妈妈包

I am grateful that I have friends around me who are very supportive of my craft work. They have given me lots of opportunity to work on my creativity. Without the encouragement from all these friends, I may have been still flipping through craft magazine and admiring only at those beautiful craft work. They are the push factor that drives me to complete all those wonderful projects. :)

A friend has requested for a mummy bag quite a while ago. I really have to apologize to her for this long overdue project. Here it is a navy blue polka dot mummy bag as she wishes. It's a 2-in-1 bag. A baby stuff organizer is included in the bag. This organizer can be placed in another bag she wishes. Without the organizer, it's a shoulder handbag with a detachable sling strap.  

Would like to thank my friend for her patience and the trust she put in me.


Stylish mummy bag
Two large packets installed in front and at the back of the bag
Additional flap closure
Back view of the bag
Zipper closure
Baby stuff organizer bag inside
Detachable shoulder strap
Little dino organizer bag
Multiple compartments for baby stuff

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Little Things in the House - 家。 生活小物

"A house is made of bricks and beams, a home is made of love and dreams". 不晓得在那里看过这一句美丽的文字了。但我把这一句话牢牢的记在心里面了。现今有许多人都会雇佣设计师帮忙构思,设计甚至佈置新居。很多时候设计出来的样子,是真的好漂亮,很华丽,就像个样品屋。但是,给人的感觉是冷冰冰的。不晓得住在里头的人快不快乐,因为房子里的每一件东西都摆放得非常的整齐,好像都不可以随便碰。让人很不自在。至少我是这样觉得。虽然,我明白每一个人对舒适的感觉各有不同。

家对我来说我不止是一个批护所,它是一个经营[爱]及[梦想]的地方。房子会因住的人而呈现不同的味道。所以有人会形容某个地方有家的味道。:)家的味道是要一家人一同用心打造的。我会努力的让自己的家保持着爱的温度。

一位朋友不久前迁入新居,要我帮她的房子缝制一些小物。冰箱门把套和房间门把套。我跟她说这些东西应该很容易在大卖场买得到。她说那不一样,尺寸有差,套起来不会好看。这位朋友果然用心。我相信她的家一定很有温度:) 可以帮她一点小忙,是一件幸福的事。

愿大家每一天都可以与小小的幸福相遇。


一对冰箱门把套
黑白格子布衬托黑色的冰箱
门把套的内则
房间的门把套
门把套内则






Friday, 3 July 2015

Zentangle Art 禅绕画

I attended Zentangle art class with my girl during the December school holiday last year. Just realised that I haven't shared about it here. It was really a wonderful experience.

Zentangle is a form of art that is easy to learn, no complicated techniques and tools involved. Even a child can do it. The founders of Zentangle, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas said "Anything is possible, one stroke at a time". Structured patterns is used to create beautiful images in Zentangle. Zentangle helps to increase focus and at the same time relax our minds. No eraser or ruler is required in performing Zentangle. Similar to metaphors of lives, there is no 'eraser' to erase what we have done. Just follow the path and we will find our own ways. No right no wrong in Zentangle. Just draw it :) Everyone is special, so does Zentangle piece, each and everyone is unique and beautiful.

For those who are interested to find out more about zentangle art, here is the web page www.zentangle.com


The work of my daughter and I at Zentangle class (guess which one is mine? )
The work of everyone at Zentangle class. No two pieces of Zentangle are the same :)
Another piece of work of my daughter and I
Bought Zentangle book to practice at home
Zentangle kits
Latest Zentangle work
My daughter's latest piece of Zentangle. She called it 'Walking Banana" :)


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A Little Happiness 幸福小物

最近忙家里的事加上学校假期回家乡去了,没有时间做手作。与上一个作品隔了将近一个月的时间才完成这些小手作。一共缝了四个。是芭蕾舞鞋袋。在表袋上用不织布与网布缝制了芭蕾舞衣。小小的手作希望可以带来些些幸福感。但我更希望可以学习到如何让快乐和幸福由内心升起。也就是心灵的幸福。内在满足了就不需要藉外在的人,事,物来寻求愉悦。

祝福大家,希望大家都可以得到心灵的幸福!


束口袋
幸福小物
甜美的粉红色
高贵的紫色