Sunday, February 27, 2011

More diaper cakes

I am addicted to diaper cakes! This cake is for Lynette Lau, whom just turn 1 month old not too long ago. :)
This 32 pieces diaper cake sits on a 10" cake base I bought from SKP.
Diameter of top tier: 6.5"
Diameter of bottom tier: 9"

Love how the fabric covers hold the diapers in place.

I also gave her the reversible kawaii kimono shoes made earlier.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Shooting Journey

Today is an important day because I got my first DSLR after 2 years of contemplation. I woke up one morning and decided I have had enough of compact camera's limitations, noisy and almost always 2 dimension (spell flat) looking pictures. I want more, more depth, clearer pictures. I fantasised taking sharp pictures of my ever-moving kitties in the house, nice landscape pictures when I travel, the list goes on...

A set of Canon EOS 550D (also known as Rebel T2i), paired with Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD now sits in my bedroom, and our journey is about to begin. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Pillow Cases

During lunar new year visiting, my cousin request for a baby pillow case cause she couldn't find a suitable one in stores. I made her 2 cases! One in cotton with tiger prints since her little girl was born in the year of the Tiger, and the other in fleece with rainbow prints. I also used this cloth for her burp cloth given last year. :) Both fabrics we bought from last March.

I realised that pillow cases are really easy to make! Shall briefly jot down the steps for easy reference in future.
1. Measure the existing pillow case. For the case I'm using-->
Exterior: Front-15" by 6.5", Back-14" by 6.5", Interior flap: 3".

2. Add 0.5" allowance on each side, mark and cut the fabric
3. Fold in 0.25" on side of the fabric (where the case flaps are), fold again so that raw seams are hidden nicely, pin and sew. This is how it should look like after sewing, great to prevent fraying.
4. Mark your sewing guideline using tailor's chalk or erasable marker (shown in pink!)

4. Place fabrics on wrong side together. Decide how deep the flap should be. I left mine 3" deep. Pin fabrics to prevent movement while sewing.

5. Sew along the sewing guideline you marked.
6. Serge (or zig zag) the seams to prevent it from fraying.
7. Flip it over. You're done~ :) 

The back view looks like this.. 

Did you notice the different overlapping for the case opening?  

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Diaper Cake

My 2nd diaper cake! This was an order for baby shower :)

It is smaller compared to the previous diaper cake I made. I used 32 (S sized) diapers and a 8 inch cake base for this, then sewed 2 diaper covers for both tiers. The diaper covers (fastened with elastic bands at the bottom) double up as a holder/bag after the cake is dismantled.

After packaging...

Awesome gifts, isn't it?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sewing Patterns

Apart from uploading first batch of pictures onto flickr today, I finally plucked up courage to purchase 5 patterns from Burdastyle!

The Andre pattern was the first item to sit in my shopping cart since third quarter of 2010. Can't wait to try all these, especially Jakob cause hubby liked the first shirt I made for him and requested for more, more, more! So I thought I should give Jakob a try given the many positive comments and handsomely completed projects :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

A little break

Gosh, I feel so bad for not updating! Was busy sewing days leading to Lunar New Year, then apartment spring cleaning kicked in, followed by visitations after visitations from 3 to 6 Feb.

Days have been gloomy here. I'll have to wait for sunshine to take a decent picture of 3 items sewn! =)
Till then~

Sunday, February 6, 2011


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

"Yes! The battle of Google's Picasa Web vs Yahoo's flickr is over! =)" kamkam