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Things had not been in the homefront hence have been rather quiet in the blogging world too.

Anyway, what is the best medicine for a wounded crafter? 

 CRAFT itself… of course.

So started on another embroidery project … or actually projects, since there are three.

They are only a part of the whole project, so please come back to check the end products.

 Pattern taken from Needlecrafter.com

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Decided to do a photo wall of the two princess growing up.

Started with Ash and here are here digital srcapbook layouts of her inital months.

Isn’t she cute?

 

I cannot think of a better name for the shrug that I had just sewn for my youngest.

She suffers from eczema and the rashes becomes infected and she scratches them, much to our dismay.

So to prevent her from scratching crazily in the middle of the night when we are all snoozing away, I had to get her hands covered.

She has outgrown all the mittens and she pulled out the socks that I had attempted to put onher hands.

So I sew two pieces of shrug with the ends of the sleeves sewed shut.

I put in ribbons to prevent her from pulling her hands out from the enclosed sleeves.

Looking at her wearing it, makes both my husband and I feeling sad but we know that it can help her.

Easter bunnies

 

Easter BunniesEaster BunniesJumping on the Easter mood, I decided to make some bunnies for fun.

Plus I totally fell in love with Betz White’s Cashmere Bunny.

Instead of felted sweaters (which I do not have and also have no idea how to felt sweaters), I used my fabric stash.

To make it more interesting, I added a newly learnt skill – hand embroidery.

You can see that the stitches are not very well done and need more practise.

Embroidery1

Embroidery2

Embroidery3

The last piece of embroidery was taken from Needle Crafter .  As for the other, I used cliparts from Microsoft Powerpoint.

 Now…what do you think of them?

Since I decided to start a craft blog, I think I should clearly list out all the projects that I need to complete just so that I am more clear headed and determined to complete them.

1.  Easter bunnies with simple embroidery (got it finish it by Wednesday) Completed @12.51 a.m. of 18 March 2008

2.  A halter top of a friends (this is to be finished by Friday)

3.  A simple shrug for my dear mummy who will be going for a short trip to China (this can be completed by Friday too)Completed @ 6 p.m. of 19 March 2008, along with two ponchos for a friend’s kiddos

4.  Two diaper bag with changing mat

5.  Pull String bags for Aver’s wooden toys and cars

6.  New dresses for the two girls

7.  Ash’s long overdued quilt (like overdued for a year… )

8.  Cross-stitching… hmmm… let’s go look for simple desgins to do

Let’s stop at here for the moment because looking at the list is already tiring me out.

Check back for how far I have gone in my list .

Now I leave you with our cheery gerbana to brighten up your day.

Gerbana

Embroidery rosettes barrettes

Originally uploaded by wencrafting

Along with the butterfly barettes, i also use silk ribbon embroidery for the felted barrettes. I had done some simple ribbon embroidery on tissue cozies two years before and then I put the ribbons in storage. Since I have made the decision to work on what available materials and stash I have in storage, I pulled the ribbons out and the dusty pattern book and started them on these barettes.

I like how the rosettes turned out but I am not happy with the sewing of the felt pieces together, I really need more practice on the sewing machine.

Embroidery butterfly barrettes

Originally uploaded by wencrafting

I made my second batch of felted barrettes. I must say that it can be rather addictive…now which crafting activity is not addictive?
For this batch, I used a new skill – hand embroidery, the butterflies are not perfect and the sewing of the felt together was not very neat too. However, it is very good practice.

This is a new blog which will feature all my craft work.

My fingers may not be as nimble as other experienced crafters out there (and I really admire their work) but I really love to craft.

So I hope to have this little space dedicated to my crafting.