Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cashew Festive Fair

On 18 Dec, I participated in Cashew Festive Fair, held at Bukit Panjang housing estate. It was organised by Homemart Square and Cashew Zone 2 RC. It was quite fun for me as it was my first to sell my handmade stuff there.

The handmade banner by the committee

I made my way there at about 8.30am. Due to the stoppage of the train for maintenance and tests in the morning, I had to take a bus to the interchange and took a bus down there. The bus was very crowded. I was carrying my faithful IKEA bag with my trolley. Luckily I had a seat on the bus.

Faithful bag
I setup my booth at a cozy area.

My booth
The event started at 10am. Besides my handmades, I have also prepared some owl signages for the art and craft workshop. It was my first time participating in an art and craft workshops for kids. For a start, I have two little boys who were interested in making them. Teaching kids were so refreshing and fun! I had one girl who kept calling me "teacher teacher". So cute!

My creation
One happy customer
Though there were occasional rains, which started and stopped many times, I had fun there, chatting with customers and fellow crafters. Interactions with the kids and mums inspired me to create more.

Time to put on my thinking cap soon! Merry Christmas to all!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Animal design Tissue Cover Packs for Sale

Today is DongZhi festival or Winter Solstice festival. We, especially the Chinese, treated this day as important as the Lunar New Year. This is a day where all family members gathered together to celebrate and eat the Tang Yuan or balls of glutinuous rice which symbolise reunion. It is quite easy to remember. It is 3 days before Christmas.

We will be celebrating this occasion at my grandmother's house, where all my aunts and uncles, cousins, relatives will gather. How will you be celebrating yours?

I made these two animal design tissue cover pack for sale. One is a cat and the other an elephant.

Product Quote: Black Cat
Back view
Product Quote: Elephant on Green
Back view

Cost:
SGD 7.90

Postage charge:
Via SingPost normal post: FOC
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)

How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.


Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
As these are handmades, each will be subject to the fabric design.

Hope you have a great DongZhi today.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Post the Giveaway Prize

The Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway contest was just over. There were 535 giveaways in total all over the world. WOW! That was amazing! There were people, giving away fabrics, other handmade items, etc. Now, I am thinking hard what to give for the next giveaway. Any ideas that you would recommend?

I have contacted Paula, the winner for the Santa Drawstring bag. I did not expect to send my prize all the way to Lisbon. Guess it was the thrill that had me excited to participate in this event.

At the post office
Paula has her own Etsy shop here, selling Christmas Ornaments in fabric and felt. All are handmade. They are nice and beautiful.

Just hope she will get it by year end. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A pleasant surprise

This week is a crazy week for me. I have been cutting fabric, sewing, ironing and packaging non-stop. Not forgetting the two fleas I went over the weekend. I am physically exhausted, but it is a totally new experience compared to working in an office. At this time, it was a lull period then. I remembered shopping and eating with colleagues and friends. Hee.

Thanks to my hubby who was diligently helping me to cut the Christmas Tags, which I gave one to each item sold. This will save my customers to buy one outside.

One of the design
I met up with one of my customer, Hwee Mei to deliver the items to her yesterday. We chatted and realised she is a friend of my hubby's friend. The world is small eh? To my surprise, she gave me a box of biscuit curls from Marks and Spencer as an appreciation. It was soooo nice of her. I consider it as my first Christmas present. :)

Yum!
I shall update the blog on the last two fleas soon. Time for dinner now. :) (This biscuit curls photo made me hungry.)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

And the winner for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway goes to...

Giveaway prize

First of all, I want to thank all who participated in my giveaway at Sew, Mama, Sew. It was a terrific experience for me and I have received lots of feedback on my creations. Lots of people love owls, including me. I feel great!

And the winner for the giveaway goes to....

Paula, who commented:

Product Quote: Red Xmas Owl. Thanks for the giveaway.

Congratulations Paula. You will be receiving an email from me, requesting for your mailing address.

Hope all of you had fun. I did. :)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fly away little butterfly

I was inspired by my daughter when she watched the You Tube video titled "The Butterfly Color Song". She watched it so many times that I even know how to sing it. Hee.

I decided to make a perfect zipper card case that you can carry in your bag. Remember, it can contain 30 discount cards comfortably.

Butterflies

Product Quote: Enchanted Butterfly
Fabric - Riley Blake, 100% cotton
Product Quote: Wings of Peace
Fabric - Michael Miller, 100% cotton

Cost
SGD 7.90

Size:
5" (W) x 4" (H)

Postage charge:
Via SingPost normal post: FOC
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)

How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.


Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
As these are handmades, each will be subject to the fabric design.

You can view other designs here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Upcoming fleas in Dec - 17 and 18

Hi everyone,

As mentioned in my facebook page, I will be participating in two flea markets this coming weekend at housing estates. It will be the last in December 2011. But certainly, I will be on the lookout for more in 2012.

Here are the details:

1. 17 Dec 11 (Sat)
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Function Room at Euphony Gardens
7 Jalan Mata Ayer Singapore 759152


There will be children crafts and scrapbook activities.

2. 18 Dec 11 (Sun)
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: 183A Jelebu Link House


I will have new designs to be sold there. Do drop by and chat if you are at these areas.

See you there!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Giveaway Day!

(sing) Santa Claus is coming to town...

Are you ready for my first giveaway? I bet you are as excited as me. December is a month of giving and I hope you will be the lucky one. This is open to international readers, not just to Singapore.

Here is the giveaway, a handmade Santa Drawstring Bag for Christmas!

Santa Drawstring Bag

So how can you enter for a chance to win it?

The rules are:
1. Simply, visit my "Handmade Items for Sale" and come back here to leave a comment on this post the item (ie the Product Quote) you like to give as a Christmas gift and why. Remember to click on "Older Posts" at the bottom for more pages.
2. Include your email address in the same comment for contact purpose. You can leave your email in this format - joeycraftworkz (at) yahoo (dot) com.
3. Multiple entries are not allowed. Just one. Give everyone a chance to win too.
4. Winner will be selected via random.org.
5. This is open to Singapore and international readers. What are you waiting for?
6. Contest will end 16 December 2011, 5pm PST. (which is 17 December 2011, 9am for Singapore readers)
7. Result will be announced on 18 December 2011.

Oh btw, if you want to win more giveaways, please visit http://sewmamasew.com/blog.

Good luck!

PS. My giveaway also appeared in Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway - Handmade Bags.

Giveaway is now closed. And the Winner is Paula.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Small Red Owls Cushion for sale

Two more weeks to Christmas! Ya ya ya!

Do I still have any more Christmas cushions to sell from my shop? Yes! Here is another design for your consideration.

Product Quote: Small Xmas Owl
Limited quantity
One side is the small Xmas owl, the other is the red stripes. The size is 13.5" x 13.5" and inserted with fibre stuffing.


Cost:
SGD 16.90 each. Two for SGD 30.00

Postage charge:
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged.
Drop me a mail to find out if I can meet at other stations.
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)

How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.


Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
Other Christmas items -> Click here.

MAAD event @Red Dot Museum - 9 Dec 2011

Hi Everyone,
Finally I have the time to update my blog on the recent MAAD event held last friday at Red Dot Museum. (I was resting and fulfilling some orders.) I was situated outside the museum, along Maxwell Road. I picked a spot which was just in front of the traffic lights, opposite Ministry of National Development building.

On my way to the museum, I took a cab there (I had two big bags.). During the journey, I chatted with the driver and discovered he used to participate in fleas as well. He shared some business tips and places that I can try out to sell my stuff. Quite interesting!

I reached the place at about 3.45pm (reporting was 4pm). It was drizzling and I was demoralised as I did not know if I can still setup outside or will the organiser move us inside. While waiting inside the hall, I chatted with a crafter who was alone. Her name is Jael. She is a visual artist (I took a picture with her, do read on.). We helped each other to setup our booths outside. I told her we should picked a spot where the building light was just above us.

The organiser provided us with a wooden briefcase, a chair and a table lamp (I did not used it, because it was quite bright under the building light). The measurement of the booth was 80cm x 50cm.

Briefcase - provided by MAAD
Luckily the rain stopped at about 4.30pm. I quickly setup my booth, layered the briefcase with my favourite yellow water-resistant table cloth that I bought at Daiso.

My humble booth
I added my shop signage on top and some Christmas decorations on the top and jungle bells at the bottom.

Closer look

Proud me!
While waiting for the nearby office workers to knock off at about 5.30pm, something happened to us. Yes, we were ALL stinged by mosquitoes! In fact, I have beaten 3 of them and 1 had blood. So a word of advice on those who intend to setup outside, bring insect repellant and tiger balm.

Soon, it was evening time. I managed to close my first sale. Yes, it was the large cat tissue pack cover. My customer, Audrey came after her work to collect the Christmas cushions that she bought from me.

My cousin, Jacqueline came after her work and helped me managed the booth with me. She was also my runner for dinner and drinks. Thanks cuz!

With my cousin Jacqueline

While in my spare time, I chatted with the crafters on my left and right. Actually, it was just three of us at the far right side of the museum. Heh.

On my left side of the booth was Soul Print - Jael and Jasmine. She sold handmade rings on tiles and decals and drawings and clothes.

This is Jael.
On my right was Barang Shop - Phoebe and her two lovely kids. She sold handmade bags & accessories, patterns & supplies. Most of the time, we were talking about raising of kids and more fleas.
With Phoebe and her two kids
My friends came after their work too.

With Sylvia, my snacks buddy at ex workplace
With Shi Hua, my sec. sch classmate
I was glad that the night was windy and cooling. Not much of a crowd I must say, but it was eye opening for me as I was dealing with different profiles of people. I could not comment the crowd inside the museum. It was definately nice to meet up with my facebook fans, like Audrey and Hwee Mei. Their appearances encouraged me to work hard on my products and participate in more fleas in the future.

Soon, it was midnight. I began to pack up and return the briefcase and table lamp. One of the best part of the night was that I had a free ride home, if not, I had to walk to Clarke Quay to take night rider bus home. Thanks Shi Hua!

Btw, I will have 2 more fleas on 17th and 18th Dec. That will be the last fleas in december. Shall update them in my blog and facebook fanpage.

Last but not last, do remember the giveaway day tomorrow!

Ciaos!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Owl Drawstring Bag for Sale

I'm almost ready to go to the MAAD event, except some minor stuff to prepare. Nevertheless, I want to show you an extra stuff that I have made last night.

Product Quote: Red Xmas Owl

Cost
SGD 18.90

Size:
19.5cm (W) x 22.5cm (H) x 6.5cm (D)

Postage charge:
Via SingPost normal post: FOC
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)

How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.


Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
As these are handmades, each will be subject to the fabric design.

Isn't it nice? Perfect as a Christmas gift! I will be bringing one along with me. If you need more, you can pre-order. Turn around time is 2 days after MAAD. :)

There are other drawstrings designs. Take a look.

Do drop by at Red Dot Museum tonight from 5pm to 12mid.

I shall see you then!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Russian Dolls Zipper Card Case for sale

I like Russian Dolls, or you can also called them matryoshka dolls. They are in various sizes in which the big one will contain the small one, and so on. So interesting, which made me wonder if there is another one, and another one after opening the outer doll.

Of course, not forgetting, fabrics and stamps! I found interesting fabrics online and decided to do some card case. As for stamps, I have some rubber stamps and embossing folders and always on the look out for more, which is not easy.

Will be bringing these to MAAD tomorrow.

Russian Dolls Designs
Fabric from Kokka Japan.
Lining from Robert Kaufman
Product Quote: RD Peach
Product Quote: RD brown
Cost
SGD 7.90

Size:
5" (W) x 4" (H)

Postage charge:
Via SingPost normal post: FOC
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)

How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.


Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
As these are handmades, each will be subject to the fabric design.

You can view other designs here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sugar Pop Zipper Card Case for sale

Do you ever had a bad time, choosing a particular design with multiple choices of colours? Sometimes, I do. How about you?

I just made these cute little zipper card pouches, in time for the MAAD event. They can contain about 30 discount cards, great to be in your bag for your shopping. Here are a new range of colours with the same theme called Sugar Pop by Liz Scott (Moda Fabric) for your consideration.

Overall view
Product Quote: Blue Pop
LAST PIECE
Product Quote: Pink Pop
Product Quote: Brown Pop

Cost
SGD 7.90

Size:
5" (W) x 4" (H) 

Postage charge:
Via SingPost normal post: FOC
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)


How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.



Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
As these are handmades, each will be subject to the fabric design.

You can view other designs here.

See these at the MAAD event on friday yourself!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Participating in MAAD - 9 Dec 2011

Yes, it is confirmed. I will be participating and set up a booth at the MAAD.

MAAD is the Market of Artists and Designers in Singapore. They organise a monthly Friday night celebration, showcasing original handmades and crafts for sale, have live performances, exhibitions and photography services.


I will be setting my stall outside Red Dot Museum, along Maxwell Road (nearest MRT station is Tanjong Pagar) on friday between 5pm to 12midnight with the other crafters. So you will definately be able to find something over there, even if it is not from my stall (of course, hopefully you can drop by and support me, hee). It is the best time to start shopping for Christmas gifts. I will also be scouting around to find good buys. Please support local crafters, ya?

Oh I almost forgot, they are serving chilled Heineken Beer (and nachos) right inside the museum at artery's makeshift bar with live music performance curated by Patrick Chng & Andy Yang.

It will be my first and I hope to see you this friday!

Handmade Drawstring Bag for Sale

It is 22 days to Christmas now.  Besides acquiring fabrics and scrapbook materials online during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, I have been reading and created a new product line. Take a look.

Product Quote: Xmas Owl
Fabric from Alexander Henry, 100% cotton
Cord is dual colour - light brown and white
SOLD OUT
Product Quote: Owls
Fabric designed by Ann Kelle, 100% cotton
SOLD OUT
Product Quote: Sesame Street
Made of Flannel and Licensed
Cord is dual colour - light blue and white
Product Quote: Ladybugs
Made of Flannel



Cost
SGD 18.90
Size:
19.5cm (W) x 22.5cm (H) x 6.5cm (D)
The linings are unbleached.

Postage charge:
Via SingPost normal post: FOC
Self collection at Admiralty MRT station can be arranged
Overseas (Subject to Singapore Post charges)

Payment method:
Singapore (Bank internet transfer), Overseas (Paypal)

How to buy?
Email to joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com or PM at facebook.


Handmade from smoke-free and animal-free environment.
As these are handmades, each will be subject to the fabric design.

December will be my busiest month. This week, I will be gearing up for an event this friday.

Come back for more items this week.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Make your calendar - December 12, 2011

Christmas is coming to town real soon! Have you started buying presents for your family and friends yet? I have not started because I am very busy preparing for events (one coming on 9 Dec). Maybe I should get my hubby to do that this year.

However, I have prepared my maiden giveaway for all my readers. I will be participating in an upcoming Giveaway Day on Dec 12 at Sew, Mama, Sew!. This giveaway will also be opened to international, not just Singapore.


Poster


Remember to check this space on the Dec 12.

What are you waiting for? Quick, mark your calendar now! :)