Monday, September 30, 2013

My First Craft Party

Last Saturday, I attended my first ever Craft Party that was hosted by Katrina Alana, Kokoru Corrugated Paper and Crafty Singapore.  FUN FUN FUN!!!  This was no easy feat as the party was to last for 2 hours!  What about my 2 little fellows??  Luckily, hubby took both of them to a nearby mall while I enjoyed my craft party totally uninterrupted, a very rare treat!

As this was my first craft party, I didn't quite know what to expect.  I did bring some business cards along but didn't give any out as I was busy helping to set-up the place at the start, and was rushing off at the end.  There was lots of corrugated paper to go around and there were many glue guns provided.  And of course there was food and drinks... I love the little cupcakes with dainty flowers piped on them.

Corrugated paper provided by Kokoru

Katrina had also prepared some templates to create cute gnomes, owls, mushrooms and other cute stuff just in case anyone wanted to make her cute creations.  Throwing all caution into the air, I decided to just create something new -- a dinosaur!  Here's my first little critter:

Paper craft stegosaurus

Trying to replicate a more complete scene like Katrina's, I made a simple scene to put the little stegosaurus in:

Dinosaur Scene

Seeing my little stegosaurus, someone asked if I had a son.  Hahaha... YES!  All Mummies know that boys go crazy over dinosaurs at some point in their lives I suppose ;)

So that's my little adventure in crafty-land and I TOTALLY ENJOYED IT!!!!  This paper craft is quite addictive and I can't wait to make more stuff from the corrugated paper that was included in our goodie bags :)

Update: Here's a friend for little Stegosaurus =)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

Today is the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar -- time to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). Even though we do not have any harvest to celebrate in our urban home, this is still a time to bring out lanterns and to eat mooncakes (Yummy!).  My little one had a celebration in school and had to make lanterns for a friendly competition.  Here's our lantern:

This lantern is actually a blown up version of a spinner toy made using modular origami.  By using larger pieces of magazine paper, it came up to a good size for carrying around.  Instead of using candles to light up the lantern, I made a little holder and placed a LED torchlight inside.  This makes for a very safe lantern, especially for young kids.

LED Torch Lantern

Did you make any lanterns this year?  Or have you managed to buy any ultra cute ones?  Share your lanterns on our Facebook Page!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Custom Owl Pillow Cases and Cushion Covers

All the way back in 2011, I sewed cushion covers for M.  Just like the previous instances (see here and here), M provided me with the material once again to make pillow cases this time round.  The material was a comforter cover that was purchased from Ikea and it had such ADORABLE OWLS on it, that I just had to work on it almost immediately after I got my hands on it.

Here are the pillow cases:
Owl Pillow Case

Owl Pillow Case

There was still quite a lot of fabric leftover after making 4 pillow cases, so I went on to make cushion covers:

Owl Cushion Covers

Within a few days, these were sent to M and she was nice enough to send me this photo:

Owls, owls, and more owls

Isn't that an amazing overdose of owls???  And look, she even included my 3 handmade owls (read more about them here and here) in the photo :)