Sunday, March 27, 2011

More Junk Mail Art

More art..... using junk mail this time.  Anyone inspired?

Security Envelope Art

Do you get lots of mail from banks?  Ever noticed the pattern on the inside of the envelopes?  I'm a hoarder..... I have lots and lots of mail that I haven't cleared for months on end :p So..... I started looking at security envelope art.  Take a look at this from homework:

Does this change your view about those nasty bills now?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beloved Cloth

Got a request to use the fabric from an old sofa cover to make cushion covers.  She loves this fabric a lot and tried to prolong the lifespan of the sofa cover as long as possible.... this was evident by the neat hand-sewn stitches over long stretches to prevent fraying.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sakura Sewing Machine

This is my Sakura sewing machine.  Bought many years ago, it was only in recent months that I've started using it more regularly.  Somehow, the dial that allows stitch selection seems to be stuck!  I can only select the straight stitches and nothing else.  Does anyone know how this can be fixed?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Paper Beads

Another day of aimless surfing of the web...... these paper beads caught my attention.  Back in school, I remember painstakingly cutting strips of paper from old magazines and rolling them into similar looking beads.  I never actually wore the beads, so maybe that's why I never thought of water-proofing them.  Nail polish!  Now, why didn't I think of that?

These blue ones are so pretty!! They almost look like ceramic beads!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

No Mozzies Please

A newly aquired aquarium tank needed a water change every week.  With our fishes dropping off like flies, we were convinced that the instant dechlorination solution wasn't as magical as it seemed.  So it was back to primitive methods - to let the water sit there for some time, hoping that whatever harmful stuff in the water would disappear.  But..... letting a whole pail of water sit there for a whole week had me worrying abt breeding mosquitoes, therefore I came up with this to keep the pail snugly covered.

My inspiration?  Reusable salad bowl covers like this.