Monday, June 24, 2013

Crazy Haze

It's been crazy last week with the haze from Sumatra, Indonesia, affecting Singapore and Malaysia, setting new records in a bad way.

In Singapore, the  Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) started increasing from 17 Jun 2013 and over the next 2 days, the PSI was in the unhealthy range (PSI of 101 - 200).  All hell broke loose on 20 Jun 2013 with the PSI breaking all historical records at 371 (PSI > 300 is considered hazardous)!  And just when you thought that it couldn't get any worse, the PSI hit a maximum of 401 the next day.  *choke choke* *gasp gasp*

In a frenzy to keep the kids safely locked up indoors, all crafting work came to a halt...  At least we can breathe today with the PSI in the Good to Moderate range.  Hoping to get back to normal routines and start working on new products soon!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Upcycled Hair Clips

Having made a fabric flower hair clip for myself, I started making some upcycled fabric rose hair pins and clips for my Storenvy store too.  See any that you like?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sturdy Fabric Box

We shifted an old bookshelf near to the main door so that we could dump our bags and stuff when we come home each day.  Being door-less, you could see all it's contents AND it was facing our main door for all to see.  The shelves were not the standard Ikea size that you could get organising boxes for, so it had to be customised.

This project was 100% upcycled - outer fabric was from an old mattress cover (which I also used to make a cushion cover), and the inner fabric was an old bedsheet from my Mum that has not been used in decades, no kidding!

Unlike my other fabric box, I needed this to be sturdy and be able to hold it's shape, so I used corrugated plastic.  I made the fabric box in such a way that the corrugated plastic could be removed and the fabric box could be thrown into the wash.

Here they are:

Upcycled sturdy fabric boxes
And look!  Doesn't this look neat with most things hidden from view?
Sturdy fabric boxes