Monday, March 30, 2009

Hot Pink project underway

Lately I'm suddenly seeing pinks roses, pinkish nose, pink table runner..they're becoming more noticeable and livelier. Well, I generally like pink before but now I'm looking at them with fresh eyes. I even put a bouquet of pink roses as my laptop wallpaper. May be, I should be getting some fresh ones, but I'd rather decorate them at my home than my office. I'm in the mood for a strawberry milkshake too. I think..I'm falling in love with pink! So, I decided to take out my hot pink & pink floral print fabrics and make something nice out of them..

Here is my hot pink project underway..yes, I make a whole lot of mess when working with a project. It's a good thing I got it all contained in a specific area of my house - my crafting room @ computer room @ art room...

The picture didn't do justice, the color is much more vibrant and the floral prints are lovely. Guess it's an excuse to get a new birthday is coming soon *wink *wink ;p

I leave you with these breathtaking pink roses..I wish I live where I'm surrounded by a rose garden ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seashell Wreath

She sells seashell by the sea shore..repeat this five times as fast as you can! See whether you bite your tongue to get it right..I know I would stutter after the third time..well, I do love tongue twister games..

Recently, I started a small project of assembling my seashells collection and turn them into a seashell wreath. I have been keeping these seashells since last year when I bought them on my vacation at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Initially I just thought I would buy or collect some sands from the beach nearby & just put them together in a large glass bowl. But, it wouldn't be too much fun now, would it? So, I decided to try make a seashell wreath, inspired from Romantic Home's Seashell Wreath. But please be gentle to my seashell wreath, they might not look as gorgeous as the one made by Cindy ;)

I have not yet decided whether I should hang it, frame it or put it on an easel. I just need to find a place for it first.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back with more handy delights!

I have been taking time off from crafting & sewing for quite some time since my last post. I was actually spending quiet time caring more for my family & myself -or should I say cooling off period ever since my husband was admitted to the hospital last month. He is now well & healthy - I'm so relieved.

So, now I'm back & more determined to proceed with exciting new project. If you remember, I still haven't finish my January project; so I'm on it now. I really must finish it by end of the week, so that I can start on my March project. I have missed my February project - I would so loved to make those adorable patchwork long skirt. Anywho..I think I'll catch up with it next year.

To my delight, I have finally purchased the Olfa Rotary Cutter set from Epal. It includes a 45mm rotary cutter, 45x60" self-healing Olfa Rotary Mat & 6x24" acrylic ruler. You have no idea how long I spent researching about them - in hope to find more local/cheaper brand. There aren't that many supplier for Olfa products around here. Most probably the market demand is too low. I don't think there are that many quilters in Malaysia.

Life is so much easier with these handy tools. I get to make really precise squares and cut fabrics to angles of my liking. No more twitching my hand & body trying to mark every corners and everything in between to make a perfect square; a long manual process before cutting the fabric. They're a life saver & I fell in love with them the moment the Epal instructor taught me how to use them..

And to add to more delights, look at what recently arrived in my pigeon's my first copy of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine!