Monday, January 2, 2017

Sashiko - My first 2017 project

Happy New Year to all!

I have always wanted to try on Sashiko. Perhaps it is because of my love of hand stitching. Funny thing is, even though cross stitching is also hand stitching, but I could not finish my Once Upon A Time Sampler project after so many months.Oh well, I will try my best to complete the remaining 6 months by first half of 2017.

I bought the Olympus Thread Sashiko printed pattern in 2016 at Golden Dragon store. The kits are very limited in design and nothing much on Sashiko in the shop. Even the threads colours are super limited and the cloths too. I wish there will be more on Sashiko in Singapore so that I do not have to buy online from overseas. 

The Sashiko pattern is cute!


My maiden sashiko.project is finished in two days. I need lots of practices for sure. Would love to try sewing onto the indigo cloth if I could find. #sashiko #刺し子初心者 #刺し子 #olympusthread

Complete piece of Sashiko




Some close ups on the design. Which is your favourite piece?

I bought some templates to draw onto the cloth. Perhaps I could try a piece of Sakura or Maple Leaf. That should be fun too.

 
 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

SOTA Maker's Market 23 and 24 December 2016

I will be selling my handmade products at the Makers' Market at School of the Arts next week at their Christmas flea. If you have not purchase your Christmas gifts, do come and support me and the other vendors.

SOTA Makers' Parade
SOTA, School of the Arts, Level 1
Along Bras Basah Road to Prinsep Street
1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968
23 December 2016, Friday
3:00pm to 9:00pm
24 December 2016, Saturday
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Farmer's Wife Patchwork Sew-A-Long - Magnolia

Today, I would like to share a flower block from the Farmer's Wife 1930's book that I did a few weeks back. It has been a long time since I continued my sew-a-long. These few months are packed with productions of bags for a couple of handmade fleas that I participated in. There will be a couple more to go for the Christmas shopping.



Preparation of the fabrics from Sugar, Milk and Flower fabrics

Rearranging the pieces to have an overview

Magnolia block
I like my selection of fabric and picked white solid cloth to show the beautiful flower block. I hope I will have more time to replicate more Magnolia to make a mini quilt. They are simply gorgeous!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Latest handmade Bow Clutch Wristlet Bags for sale

I have made these Bow Clutch Wristlet Bags for sale and they are listed in my Etsy Shop. Take a look at some of the designs here. More details can be found in my online shop.







Thursday, September 22, 2016

Project Ware House - Art Market and Auction 24-25 Sept 2016


Community Chest, alongside The Local People and Gushcloud are set to take over Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s latest venue: the Esplanade Annexe Studio, for a celebration of art and inclusiveness.

Funds raised will go to the Adult Disability Home (ADH) initiative by Community Chest Singapore, which aims to offer environments of comfort within the home for people with special needs.

Admission fee (all proceeds go to Community Chest Singapore) - http://www.giving.sg:
$10 for regular entry
$20 for entry + personalised door gift from Band of Doodlers

Joeycraftworkz will be there as a retail vendor on 24 September 3pm - 9pm and partial sales proceed will be contributed to Community Chest Singapore.

Come and support us!

Link to main event - https://www.facebook.com/events/1778742079080898/

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Farmer's Wife Patchwork Sew-A-Long

It has been a long while since I did any handsew patchwork sew-a-long. Thanks to a group of ladies who shared the same passion and we decided to come together to make a 16 blocks from both the Farmer's Wife 1920s and 1930s books.

We started sewing last month, targeting 2 blocks per month and so far we did 4 blocks. Here are my blocks for the sew-a-long and I am using Milk, Sugar and Flower from Penny Rose, designed by Elea Lutz.

Georgia block

Nellie block

Whirlpool block

Peace and plenty block

Friday, June 10, 2016

Daisy Flowers Crochet Afghan

It has been my goal to crochet a granny square blanket ever since I started by crocheting. I have been searching for the pattern by browsing through books, pinterest and the internet to find the ideal design. Finally, I decided to do the Daisy Flower pattern.

I used the 4 Seasons Marvel Soft 8 ply yarns for this project. It was my first project using soft acrylic threads and I love the softness of it.

I picked 4 colours - purple, turquoise, yellow and navy for the borders of each squares. There were 14 squares per colour to make up a total of 56. I used white colour to join them up as border.


After joining up the squares, I made border for the whole afghan. Here is a complete view of the blanket. :)


Completed daisy flower blanket

Close shot of the border stitch
Daisy flowers crochet afghan that you can use as a lap blanket or for kids to use. Used good quality soft acrylic yarn threads to make this myself in a non-smoking and no pets environment. Perfect for home use, on car seat, on sofa, on bed or as a gift to friends.

Measured 38inch x 42inch approx. Air dries fairly quickly.

Washing Instructions:
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Cool hand wash 30 degrees.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Dry flat in shade. Do not iron.

You can browse the making process at my Instagram account - joeycraftworkz.