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.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February ATC Session @Bishan Library

Valentine's Day follows CNY very closely, so here we're weaving paper hearts that can be used as a basket or pocket or a corner bookmark. They are not difficult to weave but not as simple as they look either.

I did quite a few ATCs for Valentine's...
and was quite lucky to be able to swap for Doris' cross-stitched horse shoe. Top 2 ATCs done by Doris Teo, bottom left by Selina Yeoh and the last ATC by Helen Wong. 

We will do teabag folding in our next ATC session on 10 Mar (Thu).  As for the ATC swap, we'll have an open theme but incorporating paper weaving into the ATC, be it as the background or as part of the design.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last School Holidays

I took some time to collage the photos.  After "resting" for a few months nursing my fractured foot, I'm back to "action". A little pity that we didn't manage to go for any tour during the last year-end school holidays, but we still had fun with other activities.

We had the opening of the National Gallery in Nov.  Of course we couldn't miss it, though the younger ones and older one weren't too keen after walking a few halls, and my boy was feeling sick.  A pity as I would have loved to spend more time inside and the opening carnival.
My children said I'm the only Mommy who will join them on their outings with class and school mates.  But well, when I joined them, I literally joined in and participated in whatever they do and not sitting around to keep watchful eyes.  Great to be out ...
...and in the indoor playground too!!  Though I must admit I couldn't catch up with any of them, and at some spots, I really needed to squeeze through! (The playground is opened to a adults too, even without accompanying children.) All the climbing, spiralling down slides, and bowling, I was arching all over for the rest of that week. Well, I'm all game to go again!

My girls hogged the mike!

Joined another outing of my girl with her CCA group.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January 2016 ATC Session @Bishan Library

Our first ATC session of the year kick-started with origami folding for Chinese New Year.
Everyone is folding the God of Wealth, have you tried?  Here's a video
I did the top 3 ATCs, and traded for Pei Ling's "What Are You Looking At" and Selina's "Monkeys".
Our next ATC session will be on 11 Feb (Thu). The theme will be "Sweet Whispers".  I'm looking forward to weave patterned hearts in the session with everyone! 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December ATC Session @Bishan Library

It's time of the year for Christmas deco.  So, here we were folding some nice origami trees in the December ATC session, they are good for ATCs, greeting cards, tags or simply as ornaments.
More origami for the next ATC session on 14 Jan 16, but this time we will be folding for Chinese New Year!  The theme for the ATCs is CNY - Year of The Monkey.