Sunday, March 22, 2015

Some Works for Swaps

2 favourite swaps I have joined since the last 2 years at the start of the year - Chinese New Year ATC swap host by MaryAnn (USA).  I did more swing cards with recycled CNY cards

And the other swap - Bowl of Hearts, hosted by Jan Lewis (USA).  Again, I added tatting.

I have not done any doll ATCs for a while.  Here are the pairs for a swap hosted by Debra Claxton over at Paper Traders.  You won't have problem recognising them from Alice In Wonderland, right?  My Spade Gardeners are holding origami roses, while the Heart Royals are carrying origami hearts.

Stitchmap had the first Fun Friday Tutorial for the year doing miniature weaving. I like small project and had a go at it.  Weaved an one-inch square with size 20 cotton threads and backed with leather.  Can't find my heart beads, and flowers are too common, it ended up as an amulet/fob with an evil eye!  I love evil eye beads!

Monday, March 16, 2015

March ATC Session @Bishan Library

Mdm Au continued to show us how to quill these lovely cats and even a tiny mouse.  Just perfect for the saying about cats.

I did another 2 intuitive watercolour ATCs for the theme "Animals".

Swapped 1 with Selina. And the cats I quilled. 

The theme for April ATC session is "Easter".  I'll try some egg-shaped ATCs which should be interesting.   

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Some Places We Went

I didn't post earlier these, just some places we went last year during the school holidays. 

We wouldn't miss Wild Rice pantomime "Monkey Goes West" - just amazing how the script writer came up with the story, adapted to local context and set in the modern era!  The West in the musical referred to Jurong which is west in Singapore, so the journey was made from Haw Par Villa to Jurong!

My girl and I hopped in the Alive Museum on the spur of the moment after a late show at GV Suntec, with a good discount off the admission charge with the ticket stubs.  We had to rush through the museum with only an hour from the closing, but we almost had the whole place to ourselves!   
Spent New Year's Eve bowling and catching a show, with a bit of shopping and a dinner at our favourite Japanese restaurant in Vivocity.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

February ATC Ssssion @Bishan Library

From stripes of yellow and red, Mdm Au showed our participants how to quill a fish.  These fish could go on the ATC, but for the night, they served to decorate the oranges that we learned to wrap up.  Just the thing for Chinese New Year!  

I did Valentine fairies with die-cut, added a pair of hand-cut wings, and each slided out of the folded origami heart.  Swapped the fairies for these. The quilled sheep is of course done by Mdm Au. 

We'll be continuing our quilling adventure next session on 12 Mar 15 (Thu).  The theme for the ATCs is "Animals".

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Last and First Workshops At The Libraries for 2014/2015

This screen printing workshop I went with my girl, Kristine. Something we have not done before.  We printed our own designs on canvas bag. A bit messy with the paint, but fun to see the result.
I don't quite like to paint, but I will always try.  Kristine is definitely better than me!
Stitching is definitely easier for me!  And I added a touch of tatted flowers.  A new friend, Jessica.
How about some Indian-style painting? I would have done a better job if not for the real lousy brushes I had to use initially. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Last Swaps for 2014

I didn't have time to finish up the trick part of this 2014 Pam Colosimo's Treat or Trick Swap earlier. Finally, it's done and the blank parts coloured with markers.  I'm not too good with painting and colouring though.
The folder is 6.5"×5", with 4 cards of size 4"×3" done by Mel Dunkley, Sandy Alsfasser, Shelly Recicar and myself.  Pam also generously enclosed tags she made. 

Here's the close up of my witch cards.

Last but not least, winter button fairies, one for R/Dr Amy (USA).

Love the white snowflake on the wings of this fiery red button fairy Amy did for me.

Monday, January 12, 2015

January ATC Session @Bishan Library

We started off our ATC session in the new year with the making of swing cards. I tried my hands combining it with our theme " New Year".
A type of 3D card, these swing card can be flipped in a single piece.  We tried making them in ATC size. 

I find it amazing how the swing transforms the picture and how it can hide so much details behind it.  One really has to try making it to visualize it.  But not so simple as our participants found out. Well, practice makes perfect, as the saying goes.

I tried doing more of the circle shape and also the square shape.
ATCs swapped with Jessica (house-shaped ATC) and Selina.

And when the swing cards are opened...
The theme for 12 Feb 2015 ATC session is "Valentine Fairy".