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).
Anyway, I had fun. Check them out at WhimsyLoft Flickr.
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 :-).
Thank you to my swap partner Dmariem!
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.
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.
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.
I am so happy. Our local craft shop has a SALE on fabric ink so we got some for ourselves! Now, I just can’t wait for my new Whimsy Loft stamp to arrive! Quick!!!!! I want to stamp stamp stamp stamp!!!
In the mean time, enjoy my NEW STASH of fabric ;-). I just can’t stop buying… it has become an addiction… hehe…
Here, I share with you my fabric cupboard. There are more than 100 different type. Almost all of them are Cotton and Cotton-blend. I just love working with cotton! There’s also quite a bit of Felt. Felt is great to make embellishments.
I made these drawstring bags while I was accompanying Mom in the hospital last month. Long cold nights… so I kept myself busy sewing these drawstrings. I’m glad we both only had to be there for 1 night 😉
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