Friday, July 25, 2014

Stamp Carving - Take 1

After attending a stamp carving workshop at Makers' Block in June, I was hooked!  I wanted to get my hands on some rubber and start carving more stamps.  Having the kids around kept me from rushing to craft stores to get my supplies.  Oh well, I'll have to settle on carving whatever rubber that's left from the workshop.

First, transfer the image onto the rubber:
Image transferred onto rubber

Then the carving begins....

Carve, carve, carve...

As you can see, my carving is pretty messy.  Argh!!!  Ok, relax, it's my first solo stamp carving, don't have to be so hard on myself.  So even though the carving looked untidy, the prints came out ok, don't you think?

Final Angelhearts Crafts hand-carved stamp

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kawaii Mobile Phone Pouches

Ever since I started using mobile phones, I've always renewed the mobile phone line contract in order to get a new phone at a cheaper rate.  Buying mobile phones without contract are so so so much more expensive!  This year, Redmi came to the rescue -- a brand new phone which cost less than 200 bucks without any contract, Woohoo!!

Being so new in the market, once again I had to make my own mobile phone pouch.  Hmmm.... why does it seem like I often buy phones which do not have ready-made pouches (Thinks back to year 2010)?  Armed with super cute (KAWAII!!!) fabric from a friend, I made 2 pouches -- 1 for my Mum and 1 for myself.  Happy happy :)

Twinkle Twins and Red Riding Hood

Close-up of Red Riding Hood

And Thumberlina on the other side

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hippo Sewing Machine Cover

When I bought my sewing machine, I was very pleased that a cover was included in the package.  It came in a polyester material which seemed water-proof and had a little pocket on one side.  Lo and behold...... 3 years have flown by and the sewing machine cover started to disintegrate!  No matter how gentle I was, each time I held it, little bits of plastic bits would break away..... Oh no.....

I pulled out a cheery fabric that I got from Ikea and made this:

Hippo Sewing Machine Cover
Ah..... now isn't that a happy sight to see on my crafting table :)

Psssst.... do you find this fabric familiar?  That's because I've used it to make a reversible bag years ago!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Makers' Block

Last Sunday, I got the chance to go to Makers' Block: A Build, Craft & Design Experience  which was at Suntec City Mall.  This is the largest learning festival for makers in Singapore, and believe me, it's not very often that you get such an event in Singapore.

Doodle Wall

There was a doodle wall where they invited anyone to draw anything they wanted on the wall.  Now, how often do you get to draw on the wall??  I suppose this is as close as I'll ever get to drawing graffiti :p

One area was dedicated to workshops.  I was attracted to the stamp carving and decided to try my hand at it.  It wasn't as difficult as I expected and the results were so cute!  Oh dear..... I think I'm getting addicted to yet another craft...

Hand-carved rubber stamps
If you are interested in making stuff, it's still not too late to make your way down to Makers' Block which will be on till 7 July.  Check out the schedule for workshops and have fun!!