Saturday, October 18, 2014

A rainy day project

Rain, rain go away
Come again another day
That is a rain mantra that a 4 year old taught me to stop rain. It is very cute, isn't it? :)
It was a rainy day the other day that gave an ugly look to the nature here in Claremont. I did not say the mantra to stop it, but decided to spend my afternoon by continuing my scrappy quilt instead.
The rain had a positive impact on me which helped me be productive and finish the second block of my 9 patch. I am pretty happy with the result except for one corner, the bottom right one. I believe it does not belong to the block. I am going to remove and replace it with the blueish dark green schemed one.
It is still a long way to finish it as a blanket, but I am pretty optimistic about it. Let's see ....

Thank you!


Monday, October 13, 2014

From crafting to sight seeing

This long weekend I have a lot to do and enjoy from crafting to sight seeing. Let me start from something that I really like, crafting. I have been wanting to make my own quilted blanket. The last 3 days in between house works, I have been busy cutting and assembling my 2.5" fabric cutouts. So far this is what I have done, 6 pieces of 9 patch.

Saturday afternoon, when the cloud broke out and the sun shared its warmth, we decided to go for a ride and enjoy the beautiful colors of fall in our area. We visited Woodstock and Quechee gorge in our neighboring state, Vermont. Beautiful sceneries were presented by nature along our ways to both places. Our first stop is Cabot store in Quechee.
This is one of my favorite stores to visit. One section of this store is antique and collectibles where vendors rent booths provided by the store.  I took pictures of some interesting items they sell there.

Thank you!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Felt Flower Decorated Clothe pin Magnet

On the previous post, I mentioned about clothe pin magnet I made for my kids at school. I am going to show you how to make them. This is a different version of the magnet. I mean, the magnet I am going to make here has different embellishment. It is a felt flower decorated clothe pin magnet. This is another easy project to make.

What you need are :
a clothe pin
acrylic paint (I used dark brown)
a magnet
a felt flower embellishment plus felt leaves
glue gun

Instruction :
Color the clothe pin with the acrylic paint. Let it dry, put a side.
Attach the magnet at the back of the clothe pin, then trim off the excess (usually the magnet is wider than the clothe pin, mine is).
Using the glue gun, attach the felt flower on the right side of the clothe pin
The magnet is ready! Didn't I tell you that this is an easy one???

This magnet has a double function, it can be used a decoration  and a message holder .

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Hany Von G. Soewito

Simple tags

I wanted to give something to my kids at school for the Halloween. I was thinking to make them a felt owl decorated clothe pin magnet to each of them. Last weekend I pushed myself to finish them all. They came up so cute. I clipped the magnet onto a tag.
It was so easy to make the tags. It was just a piece of orange cardstock that I cut into several smaller pieces, then I decorated them with handmade fall trees and put stickers of their initials on the center. I used paper punch from stampin'up to cut out the leaves of the trees. Here are the tags.

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Hany Von G. Soewito

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Concertina Card

This month I participated in a challenge of a papercraft group on a social media network. The challenge is to make a concertina card or it is also known as accordion card. This month also a month when a very good friend of mine celebrated her birthday. I used the event to create a special card for her, A Concertina birthday card.

As it is a papercraft event, the rule is to use 75% paper as the material. I used a pink cardstock as the card base thta I folded in 3 sections. The front part of the card is layered with printed cardstock that I sew on the base, then I embellished it with my homemade embellishments which is the letter E and commercial ones. The second page is where I wrote my birthday wishes for her and the third page is a little paper pocket to put the birthday present. She loved this card so much that she put it on her table at the office :)

Hope this card can inspire all of you to create  special cards for your loved ones for their special occasions.

Thank you

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Embroidered Saying

Finally I finished this little embroidery project. Actually, this is a project together with 2 other friends. Each of us will make an embroidered saying and one of us will put them together. It is gonna be a wallhanging as a finish project which will be given to another friend as a farewell present. Mine is an embroidered heart that I made as stems of flowers. Then I put tiny felt leaves in between flowers. I used pink shades 2 holed buttons as flowers. Curious to see it???? Here you go ...

So what do you think????

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter Hat Makeover

After seeing 2 pairs of mittens I made for her twins, a friend asked me to makeover her winter hat. It was a plain dull black commercially knitted hat. She gave me a freedom to do whatever I wanted to do with the hat as long as there were flower or flowers and a little green color. Great!!! Flowers are always my favorite to make. So, check out what I came up with.


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