Sunday, May 22, 2016

What the Children Did Recently

Kristine just love macarons and will go to the extent to bake some all by herself some on a late afternoon. We love the shells without filling!
This is the product of one of Kristine's school project.
Her painted canvas with acrylic.

And what the girls did for me for Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May ATC Session @Bishan Library

It's our monthly ATC session again.  Instead of crafts, we tried lettering or rather fake calligraphy.  Hope we'll see more writings on our ATCs.  I personally think adding words to the works make a card more meaningful.
I did 3 cards with daily junk mails.

Wrote this Lucky word during the ATC session.  And I swapped for Selina Yeoh's Splice It Up ATC.  Looked like the girls are hooked on this style of collage, and they are certainly getting quite good at it!

The theme for June swap is Travel.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mini Books and Tatted Bookmarks for Exchanges

I did a paper bag mini album swap in March with Shallale Figaro.  The mail took a whole month to arrive from Mexico
Shallale used very small brown paper bags of about 2" × 2.5" and bound them together with a ring from a keychain and another metal ring.
I did mine with envelopes instead - folded in half and altered the opening. About 4.5" × 4.5".

Tatted Sem's name on paperclips for his last day  of work in the office in Feb.
Designed another tatted name, this time on a bookmark.  In fact, both bookmarks are newly designed and tatted for Diane Merlock (USA) for the NeedlesnCrafts 2016 Bookmark Exchange.

Di Magical Bloom and Heart You.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Old Ceramics and Pottery Wares

These were the products of one of the numerous workshops I have organised in Club HDB during the 9 years I was working in HDB.  And that was more than 13 years ago.  It was a pottery course held in Tanjong Pagar CC. I couldn't have done them so well without a lot of help/touch-up by the instructor.  I have kept these in my old house for so long that they were almost forgotten, but I just couldn't throw them out still.

Also found these two - a coin bank and the other a drink container.  Too cute to throw.  Need more space!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Collages and April ATC Session @Bishan Library

Paper Traders had an index card (size 3"x 5") swap in March and we were introduced to Adam Hale's Daily Splice, where he take images from London's free magazines out of context and splice them together.  Very interesting.
My first 2 pieces sent to Pam Colosimo (Canada) and Debra Claxton (USA) - Biketacular and Timeless Yoga.

Received the swap back from Mel Dunkley and Beckie Holso (Bloom Where You're Planted).

I did more to show the April ATC session. From top left hand corner - another piece of Biketacular, Read A Face, Behind The Look, Wokaventure, Mr Rock Well.

Compass Travel,  Inside Me,  Hooked On,  I Sewed My First Dress.

Everyone attempted during the session to come up with some awesome cards.
Traded for the ATC done by Jessica Chua and Selina Yeoh.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Workshops

I am never familiar with my sewing machine.  I get quite anxious when using one if you know what I mean, especially if I need to control the speed manually. Can't seem to sew straight.  Although not perfectly straight, I managed to sew up the drawstring pouch pretty fast.

I have worked with clay before but not porcelain.  Honestly, I wouldn't know the difference!

I'm bad in drawing and worse using markers to colour.  But well, nobody was judging!

Embroidery is more of my cup of tea.  I had to finish up sewing at home, but then none finished during the workshop itself either.  I do think I have done a good job embroidering my self portrait.

Heritage walk to Balestier.  I hardly go around Balestier on my own!

Another leather craft workshop.  More theory/talk on leather rather than crafting work.

Friday, March 25, 2016

March ATC Session @Bishan Library

The session gathered to do tea bag folding, a miniature kaleidoscopic origami.

The tea bag folding ATCs I did.

And the paper weaving ATC swapped with Selina.

We'll doing something different for the next ATC session.  We will do collage in a certain style with magazine images and swapping out the cards done during the session.