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October Free Gift Winner

Hello again!

I know we haven’t been blogging for sometime. Blame it on crappy internet connection. But this is now rectified (we got a new broadband provider hehe…).

Here is our winner for October Free Gift.

Earewen from France!

Thank you for subscribing to our website. We will contact you soon.

There will be another Free Gift in November. It’s a monthly thing. To join, just subscribe to our website via email using the form on the right. TQ!

 

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Carving Frenzy & a Swap Received

I’ve been practising my carving this weekend.

Made some progress and happy with it. My fingers are more steady now. Yay!

Having a precision knife helps a lot. But I wish I had the actual rubber stamp carving knife (the one with the “U”). It is hard for me to carve neatly in betweens because the precision blade cannot turn, so I usually make zig zags (which is not very neat).

Rubber Stamp_Rabbit Wink

Anyway, I had fun. Check them out at WhimsyLoft Flickr.

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This swap package came for me on Saturday. I love it! :-)

It is the October swap in Flickr for Autumn Colours on Fat Quater Swaps with a Twist.

We are to send 3 FQs in Autumn colours, 2 sewing notions and a surprise. So I got these with a few extras :-).

Fabric Swap With A Twist_Oct09_Autumn Colours

Thank you to my swap partner Dmariem!

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Stamped Coasters

In Chinese culture, Goldfish is a symbol of wealth and good fortune.

If you present someone with Goldfish (the life one) or any ornament with a motif of Goldfish, it means your are presenting that person with a blessing of good fortune.

Read more about Chinese beliefs in Goldfish here.

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Goldfish Stamp & Embroidery Batik Coasters

I spent one week to complete this. Mainly because I’ve not been consistently working on this. One coaster a day keep me satisfied of my sewing cravings haha! 😉

Anyway, this coasters are made of Batik printed fabric on one side. The other side, is just plain cotton which I stamped with Goldfish. Then because I thought it was too plain, I embroidery one of the Goldfish on each of the coasters. I like the idea! Yay!

The ink will not come off because I use Versacraft fabric ink, and it sticks on ones you have iron over the stamped picture.

Goldfish Stamp & Embroidery Batik Coasters

I’m thinking to write a Tutorial for this. Well, maybe! Still thinking! :-)

By the way, it’s a wonderful day here in Malaysia today. Cooling and breezy with just a little sun. I heart this type of day.

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Pay-It-Forward

This is a happy moment. I was the lucky 4th that got selected for this Pay-it-Forward in Michele’s blog Nostalgic Cafe. Yay! I just had an idea what I am going to make.

So, for those of you who are interested to Pay-It-Forward, please read the following… (I’m going to cut & paste directly Michele’s blog)…

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Here’s how it works:

You will receive a personal, handmade gift from me, and all you have to do is “pay it forward” and agree to do the same for three people. I was lucky enough to be chosen by the lovely and talented Michele!

Now I need to find three people to accept my offer.

If you would like to receive a handmade gift from me, and are willing to make and send a handmade gift to three of your blog readers, please let me know in the comments section. Once you accept, you will receive something from me within 365 days. In turn, you will have 365 days to fulfill your end of the bargain.
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So, I know I don’t have many readers… but if you will, please join in the fun!

:-)

 And here, is my new Case for my sunnies. Also available in my Etsy ShopTwirly Zip Case - Yellow Blue Flowers 

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Needlebook, A Visitor & Some Leather

It was a wonderful morning. I listed one new product in Etsy, and updated my shop in ArtFire.

I know I haven’t mentioned anything about my ArtFire shop… mainly because I hardly list items there. But I do sometimes ;-). The products are the same as in my Etsy.

We had a visitor today. He came 3 times today to visit my dogs. How I know it’s a “he” is because he did his “manly leg-up” thing on my car tyres! 😛

Visitor

This is my new needlebook.

I call it the House With No Roof Needlebook!

House Needlebook

House Needlebook

Oh, I also like to share with you this…
Leather
LEATHER!
My Father gave me these 2 days ago. They have been sitting in our store room for ages… Dad wants me to make him a PDA cover (and i did!) with these. I will post photos of the handsewn PDA cover soon.

Have a great day… I am looking forward to my dinner date this evening. We are having Korean :-)