Sunday, 21 September 2014

Handmande Gift 手作礼物

不知不觉,这已经是我的第一百篇部落格文章。感觉上好像才开始经营部落格。

好朋友托我帮她制作几份礼物,说是要送给她的同事及朋友。为好朋友做事当然义不容辞。

这一次,制作了六本手缝书。五本A5尺寸和一本A6尺寸。每一本书都独一无二,封面的布料是好朋友精心为她的朋友挑选的。每一本书也个别缝上了名字。希望好朋友会满意我的制作, 更期待收礼物时,礼物主人的笑容。


精心制作的手作礼
喜欢Hello Kitty 的Joyce
Hello Kitty 书的背面
喜欢Snoopy 的Jane
Snoopy书的北面
给友族朋友Faeiza
复古美丽的送给Kathy
喜欢可爱小动物的Kew
喜欢童话故事的小女孩Jasmine


Thursday, 18 September 2014

For An Old Friend - Hand Stitch Book 与老朋友见面的礼物-手作书

上个星期和一位远道而来的老朋友见面。老朋友现在和家人定居于另一个国度, 在那里生活了好些年。虽然,我们并不常见面,只是偶尔在面子书上知道对方的近况,见面时那熟悉感还在。还是可以像学生时代那样的谈天说地。很温馨。

与老朋友见面,准备了一份小礼物。一份自己制作的礼物。希望老朋友会喜欢。忘了问老朋友是否还有持续着写日记的习惯。

这些照片是在去和老朋友会合的路途中拍的。 在地铁上, 我坐的位子光线刚刚好。

淑女画面正适合老朋友
一针一线都很用心
美丽的小礼物



Monday, 25 August 2014

Cape Scandinavian Style 绚丽的披肩

This is the second piece of fleece cape that I made last week. This one is for a little girl. 

A plain shocking pink fleece was chosen by the mother of this little girl. Sometimes, I love to work on plain fabric without any prints, it allows me to employ my imagination and creativity with greater flexibility. 

There are several characters that this little girl adores. One of it is horse and I picked it as the image for this cape. Firstly, because this year is the year of the Horse and secondly horse image is easier to applique haha.

I cut out the heart shape and horses image from three different pieces of fleece and used zigzag stitch to applique it on the main fabric. Then, hand-sewn the edge of the fabric using blanket stitch. Lastly, a turquoise ribbon is added to fasten the cape.  

The combination of colour turned out to be quite Scandinavian. I love it!



A bright turquoise ribbon
Gorgeous cape for a little girl
Back view
Applique horse image


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Butterfly Cape 蝴蝶披肩

Lots of my friends and my daughter's friends love the owl cape I made for my girl earlier this year. But too bad I didn't have enough fabric left to make another one. A friend of mine help to buy the owl fleece in the US. I have tried to look for the similar kind of fleece at the local store but couldn't find it. So I have to trouble my friend again to help me get more beautiful fleece from the US.

Finally, I've got the fleece :). I made two capes last week. This one is using butterfly prints fleece. This is for a young lady, a friend's daughter.

The reason I choose fleece as the fabric to make the cape is because it is very soft, comfy and warmth. It's a good alternative to wearing a jacket. So if you are bored with jacket, consider a fleece cape next time :).


Fastened with lovely lilac ribbon
Finished with blanket stitch
Butterfly cape for a young lady
Back view

Monday, 18 August 2014

2-in-1 Baby Bag 二合一 妈妈包

A friend from my previous workplace has requested for a baby bag. She wanted a bag that is spacious to keep her baby stuff as well as is trendy which she can still used it later on when she no longer needs to carry those baby stuff.

So I came up with a 2-in-1 bag, a tote & a baby organizer bag. There are various compartments inside and at the outer layer of the baby organizer bag. These compartments can fit baby bottles, water tumbler, formula container, thermos flask, diapers, changing mat, wet tissues, a pair of baby clothes as well as a small blanket. Should be sufficient for her needs. The tote bag is large so that the baby organizer bag can fit into it. If without the baby organizer bag, the tote bag is ideal as a shopping bag. 

She likes red and blue. Hence, my fabric choice for these bags. I love the result of the fabric and colour combination, well suited a young mother :)

I hope my friend would find these bags handy. 

A tote & a baby organizer bag
Tote bag side view
PU leather decorative badge
Heart shape wooden button
Large pocket on both side of the tote bag
Metal zipper closure
Snap button added at both sides of the bag
Fastened the button for another style
My sewing story



Bag handle
Baby organizer bag
Various compartments available inside and at the outer layer of the organizer bag
Side pockets
The baby organizer bag fits inside the tote bag
PU leather is used for the base of the bag

Monday, 4 August 2014

Dino Backpack 恐龙小背包

Two years ago, I made a small backpack for my wee boy. But it turned to be too small for him. Can't actually fit in a tumbler but can put in his toys cars and trains. So it wasn't that useful. That was my first attempt to make a backpack. So this time, I determined to make a more useful one, that's at least can fit in a tumbler, a pair of clothes and his toys. 

I have been looking for a backpack pattern but most of them are too complicated. Finally, I found it from a Taiwan craft book. The pattern is really easy. It's just a drawstring bag with a flap and a pair of backpack straps. 

My boy is a Dino-maniac, so I picked a dino print fabric to make the backpack. I especially love the part where you can design the flap with the character you like. The one I made here is a teddy bear face (as I don't know how to sew a dinosaur face haha..)

My boy likes the backpack a lot and tried to show it off to his cousin brothers who are also Dino-maniac like him :)


Dino backpack
Back view
Hand stitch teddy bear face
Drawstring opening
Ready for an adventure with my wee boy

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