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More mini airplanes, hairclips & a booth

It’s a wet Saturday morning and i’m waiting for the bus that’s supposed to arrive about 5 min ago (that’s according to the mobile app).

I’ve a booth today (sharing it with my cousin who’s doing balloon sculpting).
Okay the bus is here. I’ll continue later…

As i was saying, i’m having a booth today to sell my crochet items. My first booth! Not sure how much sales i will make but i’m just happy that this is happening. 😄 Here’re some of the things i’m selling today:

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A rainbow of mini airplanes…

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Assorted design of brightly coloured hairclips…

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Stripey pencil cases (made by mom)…
& many more.

Here’s praying for a good sales day on a cloudy Saturday!
P.S. only 1 item at Craft Assembly was sold thus far. A little more than a week to go before my lease is up over there. Do pray that i’ll make more sales there too.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Felt creations (plus a soft grip handle)

Spent the day handsewing a few things. I finished the frame that i wanted to give to mom. Here’s the finished product:

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Oh ya! And i tried writing in Arabic coz i felt like it.

The other thing i finished is a tree house for a public art exhibition. I wasn’t sure if it makes the cut so i checked with one of the artists. She said that it’ll be a lovely addition to their project. Yay!!! Will send it over on Friday.

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I also made this:

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A rainbow loom soft grip crochet hook handle. I followed this youtube video. It is an easy make. I might just cover the rest of my metal hooks with this.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Making Good – Inner Soles

Let’s take a break from the usual craft stuffs to repairing some stuffs. This blog post is part of a blog train hosted by Green Issues by Agy. This is the second time i’ve hopped on a blog train by Agatha (the first blog train entitled I Didn’t Throw It Away was done last year).

Initially i couldn’t decide what to share for this repair blog post. I usually just do simple mending (replacing missing buttons & hooks, taping up torn pages of books, reattaching bag handles…).

Then it so happens that my almost new pair of shoes had misfit inner soles. I’ve only worn it for a week or two when it became like these:

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They sure don’t make shoes like they used to. I hate it when it becomes these way. Coz they make my socks sticky. Hence, i’ll share with you how i’ve repaired them.

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Peel off the inner soles and place them on a piece of craft foam. Trace out with a marker and cut.

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Trace and cut out a pair from felt too.

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Put glue (i used my favourite UHU glue) all over the craft foam. Starting from the heel, align and paste the felt onto the craft foam.

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Turn over and trim off any excess felt.

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I noticed that the factory didn’t glue the toe part of the inner soles. Maybe that is the cause of the problem. So i put some glue on the toe half of the inner sole. Slip it into the shoe. Ensure it is placed right inside.

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Then spread glue on the inner heel part of the shoe. Press down firmly.

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Taadaa! No more sticky and unsightly inner soles!

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The carriage leading up to mine is Angelhearts Crafts by Audrey. She also repaired a pair of footwear for this blog train. Also check out her blog for some sewing tutorials!

Why do we repair and why do we even bother to repair the things we have?
Some see repair as a way of reconnecting with our possessions as we extend their lives. Others see it as a form of creative potential and an avenue to express their craft.
The rewards of mending varies from feeling immense satisfaction to prolonging the life of the product.

Tomorrow, head on down to Rhinestic’s Knick Knacks for more Making Good repairs. Christine is a multi-crafter. She sews, knits, doodles and paints in water colours. Her blog features weekly colour theme based on a photo. She is also currently doing The 100 Day Challenge on Instagram.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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At Craft Assembly

One of my goals is to sell my handmade items at a craft fair or art market. Today is the day i realized that goal (well…kinda). Some of my products are now at Craft Assembly, a shop at 61 Haji Lane, Singapore. Here’s the full range of items on the shelf:

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I have Mini Fruity Cupcakes (pattern by Moji-Moji Design), Ami Airplanes, Animal Cordwraps, ezLink Card Holder (with Spoonflower fabric design), Mini Daruma, coin purses, Coffee cup sleeves and Mini Topiary. I do hope they sell well. They will only be at Craft Assembly for a month though. So do pop by if you are in the area. In case you can’t really see what’s what…here’s a collage of the items:

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And here are a few more photos of the whole shelf and part of the shop:

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As you can see, the shop sells handmade items by various crafters (mine are placed at the bottom corner).

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There’s another shelf on the other wall with more handmade goodies (the other side of the room also has another shelf and a rack of vintage clothes).

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Here’s a view from a different angle. The door is on the right (you can see a teeny green corner of it).

I will update you again when i make my first the shop updates me on any sale and after the month lease has ended. In the meantime, keep on crafting!

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Moustache coffee cup sleeves

I was digging around my room when i found a ball of hemp. I remembered that All About Ami made a pattern using hemp. So i whipped out my 4mm hook and followed the pattern. Alas! The coffee cup sleeve turned out way too small. So i had to work out my own pattern (on hindsight, i should have just changed the hook size) and here are the finished product:

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These will be sold with the other crochet and felt items at Craft Assembly starting tomorrow. I am sooo excited!!!

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2015 in functional series

 

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Mini Cupcakes & Mini Topiaries

The weekend sure flew by (considering we had a three day weekend this time coz of the Labour Day Public Holiday on Friday). I’m not complaining though coz it was a productive weekend.

Since i will be putting up some items for sale at a physical shop, i made the following:

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Mini Cupcakes (i finished the strawberry cupcake in the previous post)… here’s another photo showing the top view:

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For those interested in the pattern, you can find it at Moji-Moji Design.

I also made some Mini Topiaries. I asked friends whether they like it plain or with flowers. A majority chose the topiary that’s in bloom. So i made a mix of them:

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These items and a few others will be sold at a shop called Craft Assembly at 61 Haji Lane, Singapore. I do hope the response will be good.

Ok i’d better continue with my sales preparation. Need to tag the products and finalize the display.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in plant series, yummy series

 

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Mini Strawberry Cupcake (& a custom order)

It’s been a while since i posted photos of my mini. Here’s Mini Yaney with my latest FO:

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A mini strawberry cupcake (free pattern from Moji-Moji Design). Well… in her case, it doesn’t look too mini at all. In fact, now that i look at the photo, it looks like Mini Yaney is holding a regular sized cake. Hehe…

Anyway, i didn’t have any DK yarn in the desired colours so i used a fingering weight yarn instead. I did use a 3.75mm hook (coz i don’t have a 3.5mm hook and i didn’t want the cupcake to turn out too small by using a 3mm hook). The final cupcake measures about 4cm in diameter and about 5cm tall. Do you think it’ll make a cute pin cushion?

Yesterday i finished a custom order for 5 felt card holders. Here they are:

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Cutting small pieces of felt is no joke! I’m happy that they turned out cute. ;)

Well that’s all from me for now. Time to turn off the light and make a trip to Zzz land.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2015 in functional series, yummy series

 

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