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Taobao hauls: Pincushion

It's the A level period and I should be studying. But mmmm haha everybody needs a break in a while. And I've recently discovered the joys of Taobao shopping.

Taobao shopping contains a bit of tedious admin as while the stuff from Taobao is mostly relatively cheap, shipping is not. And I use an external spree service to ship for what must probably be cheaper (I don't know for sure but I believe my mother when she says so). 65daigou is super efficient and also very easy to use their service. Taobao shopping was a bit of uncharted territory initially but since my family's first batch of haul arrived safely in Singapore, I think it works. Haha.

One of the things I decided to buy was a pincushion because I felt sad always sticking my pins into... sponge. We all had the same box of pins with a piece of sponge affixed onto the cover when we first learnt sewing in Secondary 1 but I've decided to move on. :)

I bought two pincushions... because I couldn't decide and i…
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Shopping Spree! :)

Exams are overrrrr! Because I had nobody to celebrate it with, I had to do celebrate with myself instead! :) Haha ah well.

I've been itching to start on a new sewing project after the last backpack, but didn't have any materials so I decided to head down to Chinatown to get some :D

It was my first time going to Chinatown to get stuff instead of being a fake-tourist because I only found out about the hidden textile businesses there recently. And woah did it not disappoint at all (after searching around for close to two hours -_-). The shop keepers are all very friendly and the cloth is cheaper than spotlight haha (which is the whole point.)

Originally I had intended to get some cloth to sew a zippered pouch but I ended up just picking the patterns I liked and buying 1 metre of each. And forgot about getting those zips. The next time I go, I need a better strategy haha. All of them were about $5 - $6 per metre which is quite reasonable I would say. The quality is also very nic…

Drawstring Backpack

So it's the June holidays, I should be studying for Common Tests 2 coming up immediately after the holidays. But to give myself a break, decided to commence upon the biggest sewing project ever in my life (the next biggest one was probably the apron we did in Secondary 1 Home Economics class 5 years ago :O which the teacher walked us through so it's not that big after all)

Got inspired to really try a sewing project after watching the Great British Sewing Bee (a lovely and very refreshing reality show) on Youtube though the thought of sewing my own things have always been on the back of my mind since I was a child. 

Okay honestly, I wanted to make a drawstring backpack only so that I could use it for camps when we all troop off to shower and I always dump all my clean clothes in a supermarket plasticbag that is of course functional but also looks very auntie. That aside, I probably spent about a week googling "sew drawstring backpack" and not finding a tutorial for t…

Moving out of a transient phase

Not sure what to use this place for anymore actually.

Junior College swept me up in a whirlwind, I thought it was you know a transient place, a temporary phase, but I realise that was one of the biggest assumptions I made. After JC there is university which promises to be more densely packed with excitement and stress and after that, the working world.

I thought I was going on a hiatus but I think this is going to be a permanent hiatus. So I've decided to just use this blog as a place to record my crafty adventures instead, sewing, crocheting, jewellery, anything.

Recently I've been exploring all these areas of handmade goodness, it's been in me all along, I just never actively pursued it.

And really it's so so so convenient and amazing how the internet allows you to learn all these things when you don't have a grandma to teach you or find lessons rather expensive and inconvenient. Though I still think it would be much cooler if I had a grandma to teach me all thes…

Anchor Your Dreams

This is for irreplaceable people.
This stands for a lot of things.
Don't forget the dreams you once had.
Don't forget to dream.
Let your dreams be your anchor, the reason why you're still going on.
And don't forget that dreaming brought us to unreachable dreams.
Thanks for these four years.

Catch a Falling Star earrings VII

Hi there!

So it has been a while... I wanted to post this some time ago but as usual, there were too many things, it sort of got postponed till today. Which just so happens to be the first day of holidays! hehe.

So anyway I covered all these stars with glitter for the Year 4's class NDP costume thing some time back. And I had a few extras so I converted them to er... haha this thing. Excuse the inadequate jargon.

I eventually attached them to half of a pair of earrings because, yeah, I think you should not be foreign to my perpetual laziness.

Hehe Bye Bye.

Catch a Falling Star earrings VI


Haha I made this quite a while ago, during the holidays actually.

The colour of each star is actually different. ;) Er haha stating the obvious. I don't know what to write.

The selling price of this is $7.

If you're interested, the usual, leave a comment of contact me personally if you know me ;) Any questions, same.