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Story of a dog and a bird

 

Ones upon a time, there was a dog… Snoopy-lookalike-dog and a Pink-eye-rims-bird. They are good friends, and want to visit the Calendar Twin Tower.

The Story of A Dog and A Bird

So off they went to ask Scout, the guardian to the calendar world… “Scout!” called Snoopy-lookalike-dog.

“Huh?”… Scout said. Surprise that sock toys can speak !

The Story of A Dog and A Bird

“ok ok… go ahead lah… visit the tower”…

So happy Snoopy-lookalike-dog and Pink-eye-rims-bird hop off to the twin tower wonderland.

Pink-eye-rims-bird smiling dementedly all the way…

The Story of A Dog and A Bird

Snoopy-lookalike-dog enjoying his ride in a wine glass…

The Story of A Dog and A Bird

“Thank U Scout” says Snoopy-lookalike-dog.

The Story of A Dog and A Bird

Happy days ahead everyone! I will be travelling and back only just before Easter. See ya!

 

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Using New Tags

I mentioned last week that I got new tags for Whimsy Loft, and can’t wait to use them.

Made this as quick fixes to my craving to see how my new tags will look like on a piece of cloth :-).

Made 5 pieces of patchwork rectangles… with tags at the side, and cream calico fabric at the back (u can’t see in the photos)
Using my new tags

I’m getting quite addicted to patchwork at the moment… and a good thing too with the amount of scrap fabric I have accumulating!

I like making things that are small and easy, because I’m an impatient person who likes to see the outcome as fast as possible. I hope they do not look so “hurriedly” made :P.

Then from that 5 rectangle pieces I decide to make them into small pouches which can hold my Mp3 player, and some tissue cover. They are all hand sewn.
MP3 pouch

Tissue holder

I can’t help it.. I simply love the way the tags look. Hu hu hu…

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Chirp Chirp

How do you like my little birds?

Cute Birds

I made them using baby socks.

They have suctioncaps attached to the end of the string.

My intention is to hang these little birds on the car windows. But you can hang them on any glass windows too… or get creative and hang them anywhere you like (above baby prams, or baby car seats, in the closet, etc.)

Aren’t they cute?

I love the way their tail turned out. It is the difficult part to make. 😉

Cute Birds

I’m making more of these… as Easter gifts, and I want to list them in my shop too. Look out for them in my etsy shop ya… It will be going really cheap, only USD$7.50 for a pair of them :-). Coming soon!

Have a nice day.

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Tags

Spend almost half the day making new tags for Whimsy Loft.

What do you think of it?

I made new tags for Whimsy Loft

Given that I am really lousy at using drawing tools in the computer, I’m really really pleased with the outcome of my new tags. Can’t wait to use them… hehehe

I made new tags for Whimsy Loft

Meanwhile, here’s a very crooked photo of the patchwork drawstring bags I made last week. I use faux leather string and a really heavy pinky beads for the string. I use the same sewing method as my Flex Frame Purses, except that I didn’t attach a flex frame, but use strings instead… so it is quite easy to make. I enjoyed mixing and matching the fabric… I hope they don’t look too clustered!

Patchwork Drawstring Bags

Enjoy your day, I’m off to Mass.

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Tiny Feets

So last night I had this idea before I fell asleep. It involves baby socks ;-).

First thing this morning, I went in search of baby socks in the departmental store, and I found some really good quality socks at a bargain! Happy happy… 6 pairs of baby socks, and 5 pairs of adult ladies socks, all for less than $10. They are really nice… these are medium thickness and soft to the touch. I love love love love them.

Tiny socks

I realise now that when making softies with socks, the better quality socks you use, the better the softie will turn out. When I first started making socks toys, I used sock I bought a long time ago from thrift markets (just because I like them but I hardly use socks). They were thin and not stretchy enough, and because they were thrifted I had the heart to cut them up (never did I imagine that now I buy socks on purpose just to cut them up !!! Haha…)

Socks!

Well, this is just a quick post to share my bargain purchase today ;-). 

I’ll be working on these socks tomorrow, hopefully I have something to share very soon !!

More Socks!

Oh ya… my Spring Fling Challenge is going well (see list on side bar) – over these 2 days, managed to compile some 20 plus items I would like to donate to charity or recycle … YAY!! :-)

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Spring Fling Challenge

Today, Ellen introduced me to this Spring Fling Challenge hosted by Life Frosting.

I think it’s a great idea! A super duper great wonderful WOWZER idea!
Well, it’s not spring here in Malaysia… there’s no spring in Malaysia, there’s just the warm tropical weather all year round *sigh* but nevermind it will be spring when I want it to be spring and it will be cleaning when I have to clean…
Spring Fling 2010

I challenge myself to have fling (ebay, re-gift, donate, craigslist, give away, freecycle, recycle, trash) 100 items by the 21st of March.

Watch out y’all, I can do this! 😉