Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I've done it again

Following G's business card wallet...here's mine..

I'm so happy with the result!!

And now, I have four orders!!!
These will be for Marie Louise who wants one like mine..and then Sam and Mags want something more like G's and another one for their friend Tina. These ladies were at the conference and have seen our business card holders..they immediately asked if I would make them one...Of Course !!!!!

Got to get this creative waves flowing...

keep watching this space.....


Friday, July 13, 2007


I've had my first attempt at 'amigurumi', a Japanese art to make crocheted dolls.
I got the dude pattern off crochet me.
The doll idea is from Rebecca Velasquez' amigurumi baby; only because pink yarn was all I had available :p
Of course hers is so much cuter! I love that tattoo.

The best part of my doll was making the diaper and I love how it looks...the worst was the yarn. I don't know what kind of yarn it is exactly but it kept twisting.

NOTE to self and others: try with a thicker yarn next time. It was really difficult to keep hold of that yarn.
Overall I'm quite pleased with it!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

sew does ... she

I don't remember how I came across sewing and crafting blogs...probably some Google searching on a pattern or whatever.
The point is, it got me started with sewing again.
And I'm quite happy that my blog has got someone started with sewing again as well, my sister Nita. She's living in another country and my blog is sort of a way for her to see what I've been up to.
She's a fine seamstress... I have to say that, we've been to the same schools :)
She's learning how to knit socks ... and in the meantime she's been doing some re-fashion and has even sewn a little emsemble for some friends' baby.
Isn't this soooooo cute?


Sunday, July 08, 2007

we're in business

Here it is...
The business card holder for my friend and colleague G. I got the eye fabric from her some time ago and I know she really likes it. I hope she will like this wallet too.

It has been done with her taste in mind; I know she will like the eye, the embroidery around the iris, and the use of natural linen on the outside.

I don't think she will be too keen on the silver zigzag and probably the initials ...but I wanted to make it look a little bit professional..in case she wants to use it for the conference next week..

What do you think???


Saturday, July 07, 2007

looking for inspiration...

... for a business card holder/wallet.

We're holding and participating in an international conference in less than two weeks time and desperately need a business card wallet.
My colleague G. already has her business cards and mine were only oredered this week; they should be on the way.
This might be my last conference and I have to make the best of it...including networking...

I was looking for some inspiration on the internet and found some very interesting examples:

  • and my favourite, this crazy quilt business card holder from Shunklies.

Looking forward to a crafting weekend ...


Thursday, July 05, 2007

all revealed

I can finally show you the apron I made for Mia, my swap partner and swap hostess at One Hour Craft. I am so happy she liked it. Here it is for you guys:

The pocket is an oven mitt which is attached by a hook to the apron. I embroidered the apple on the mitt to match the apron fabric and the little heart makes space for the thumb.

There's also the surprise I prepared for Mia's daughter...a matching apron based on a traditional Portuguese design blogged before

Mia's apron has been submitted for the Tie One On's June theme 'The pocket'...actually this is where it all started...
and I hope the other apron can be submited for next month's theme ' Local Pride'....

'boy, am I proud??