Friday, May 18, 2007

Scrap Fabric Flower Brooch

Materials : a) Scrap fabric from selvage b) Beads c) Brooch pin
Project duration : 1 day (17th May 2007)
Project idea : My own

Comments : This is another recycle project of reducing the scrap fabric stash that I have. Normally I won't throw any scrap selvage that gathered from my sewing projects. However, by just keeping them I'll just end up with tons of scrap and facing the storage problem. Therefore, I came out an idea to use some of them in making this brooch. It is a easy to make project and nice to be attached to clothes and bags.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Gift box

Material : Spool from used cellophane tape, scrap damask tickings, cardboard and artificial roses.
Date start and end of project : 10th May, 2007
Project idea :My own, inspiration from some magazine that I saw previously.

Comments : I saw some pretty gift boxes over the magazines sometimes ago and have an inspiration to make one myself. Since it's hard and expensive in Malaysia to get materials to make such a box, I used spool from 2 sizes of cellophane tapes, 1 @ 5cm and 1 @ 2 cm heights to make this. Wrap it with fabric by glue them on all the surfaces and top one side of it with round fabric covered cardboard. Inlay a cardbord inside the bigger spool, about 1 cm higher and lastly glue a decoration on top of the cover. In this case I used artificial roses. This is a very simple, inexpensive and nice project to work on. Yet a nice gift to give away too.