30 July 2009
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21 July 2009
Anyway, here it is... the 'Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag from Burdastyle.It's made from strips of scraps.
REMEMBER : Put it into your handbag ! [Actually, you can use it as a handbag !]
It's very roomy....room enough for lots of shopping !
Get the pattern here.
20 July 2009
Was going thru my collection of bags and I found this.
That's a reusable canvas shopping bag,right?But I don't want to carry that ! So, I used some of my english paper piecing patchwork and gave it a makeover !
18 July 2009
Was a bit restless.My hands were itching..., so took out my fabric,cut,stitched and here it is......
I love the shape.Will be making more of this bag with some embelishments .
Thanks to by Rebeka Lambert of artsycraftybabe.typepad.com. You can get the free pattern here (Look for the free pattern on the right column).She's the ever generous designer of this bag( Phoebe Bag)
16 July 2009
Finally,a real lotus..fresh on the stalk in my garden.I'm a proud owner of a lotus flower !
Isn't it beautiful? So pure.According to
"The lotus (Sanskrit and Tibetan padma) is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching.
The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment."
"The lotus flower symbolises the complete purification of the defilements of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation."
The lotus is rooted in deep mud and its stem grows through murky water. But the blossom rises above the muck and opens in the sun, beautiful and fragrant. In Buddhism, the lotus represents the true nature of beings, who rise through samsara into the beauty and clarity of enlightenment.The color of the lotus also has significance:
White: Mental and spiritual purity Red: The heart, compassion and love Blue: Wisdom and control of the senses Pink: The historical Buddha Purple: Mysticism
My home is blessed by my pink lotus.Sadhu
15 July 2009
Read more about redwork here.
I used to do redwork using multi colours,blue or brown. Then I got a pack of red floss from Daiso( you get eight in a pack for only RM5 whereas DMC is RM1.50 each !) Now I know why it's called REDWORK ....
It's so.....beautiful in red!
14 July 2009
If I am going shopping, I would go for this one......(I've made one for myself already!)
then I would go for a small one like this .....(so that I don't have to leave my bag at the table and have my hands free to grab the food !)
So, to make changing bags easy,I stitched a small bag..enough to put in my purse,mobile phone and a reusable shopping bag...which is what I always have with me wherever I go.Unlike the purse organiser (like the one you see in Oprah) that you roll up to fit in your handbag....which makes taking and putting back things difficult.....
10 July 2009
08 July 2009
The latest addition to my garden is the much anticipated lotus. Took quite a while for the bud to come out of the water.
Now waiting patiently for it to bloom.
Then there's the green pepper aka capsicum.My mum gave me the seedlings.Never thought it would fruit.Can't wait to cook it !
It's made of scraps of material.Talk about recycling !
If you would like to save the planet too,then click below and make this reusable bag and look good using them when you go shopping !
I cut up my scraps into squares,traced the pictures and start stitching!
These are what I've stitched so far.
Now,I've to think of what to do with them :)
Here's what I did with two of them.....
And as usual with time on my hands, I made a skirt for the basket.!
Looks much better now,don't you think? Now I have seven more skirts to make. ;) (Yes, I made those microwave oven and toaster covers too...long long ago.)
Update : Checkout the complete set !