Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lots of Activities! Dotee Doll, Scrapbooking, Embroidery and Orchestra

Received my first ever Dotee Doll from Lisa Ahmad. The doll is such a beauty - I love her figure and blue hair. Sweet smile too, oh, thank you, Lisa! Love the way you sign your doll too :)

Brought my 2 girls for a scrapbooking class again last Friday. Each of them did 1 page. This first one was done by Kristine.


And this 2nd one done by Joey.

Cos' I chanced upon this book, The Art of Embroidered Flowers by Gilda Baron, I'm so inspired to sew. So I have been sewing, lots of surface embriodery on fabric ATCs. And I'm love water-soluable crayons, feel like a real artist painting on the fabric (cos' I never can paint)!
How do they look against the photos in the book?
These are all I managed so far, pretty time-consuming, but really satisfying! Some of them are works in the process :)


To wrap this blog entry up, I attended this Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) last night at the Esplanade Concert Hall. This was their debut visit to Singapore. The ICO is critically acclaimed by Ireland's Sunday Tribune as "the best orchestra in the country (Ireland) by far". The ICO was joined by leading Irish accordionist, Dermot Dunne - first time I saw and heard music played from an accordion. The orchestra was made by of string instruments - volin, viola, cello and double bass. Not that I know much about classical music and all these instruments, but I sure enjoyed the night with the mix of celebrated classics and virtuoso pieces from Vivaldi, Mozart and Astor Piazzolla. Personally, I felt that "The Shanghai Set - A Medley of Irish tunes" topped them all!

13 comments:

Mª Clara Lloveras said...

Hello, Your work is very lovely!!!!
I make atcs and I would like to do a swap with you...My address blog is: www.artista.over-blog.es

Regards from Spain
Maria Clara.

Gina said...

The cards are beautiful! I was trying to enlarge them but they won't. I wondered about the yellow ones. Are those little bits of fabric circles or thread?

singtatter said...

Hello Maria Clara, nice to meet you! I went over to your blog, interesting atcs you have done. Yes, I would like to swap with you too. What would you prefer ?

singtatter said...

Thanks, Gina! I'm not too sure how to upload the photos such that they will enlarge. Sometimes they will enlarge, most not, I think, but I loaded them all the same way. Wonder if it has something to do with the photo size, though I don't reduce them much either.

All of them are French knots done with different sizes of cotton threads, except the larger yellow circles in the Buttercup Field, which are hand-cut from cotton fabric.

Shirl said...

Your Atc's are amazing! Now I want that book. hhehe

Trillian said...

Your ATC are wonderful. They are really great.
Trillian

singtatter said...

Thanks, Shirl, Trillian, think I'm improving too :) I started doing fabric ATCs not knowing much, picked up lots of tips from everyone!

gwenstella said...

hello fellow singaporean, your ATCs are AMAZING!!!

i have a craft blog too! it's:http://becauseshestartedknitting.blogspot.com/

(^_^)

singtatter said...

Hi gwenstella, thanks for dropping off! Your knitted scrafs are gorgeous too! At first, I'm wondering why anyone is knitting scraf in Singapore, but I gathered you are in Australia!

Jullie Teo said...

WOW!!! Amazing work!!!! I always wanna try to embroider, but need a lot of patience.... Love it!!

singtatter said...

Hi Jullie, good to hear from you! I wanted to do embroidery for some time already, so happy to be able to do it now. It definitely takes some time for hand embroidery, but it isn't so bad if you don't go for complicated ones.

Tatskool said...

What a bevy of goodies in that post, something for every one. Your ATC's are so like the photos.

singtatter said...

Thanks, Tatskool, I really enjoyed sewing those French knots and painting the backgrounds on those ATCs.