Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
I've been contemplating to do a GIVEAWAY here, once things are not so hectic around The Laughing House & the home-front, when I received a message from Christy the author of SKINNED KNEES, a blog geared towards Moms, Christians & Photographers.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Newly completed custom order: Bible/Journal Cover with Zipper, in Amy Butler's Clematis (Natural) fabric.
I've been taking on all the Bible/Journal Cover orders for the past 1-2 years, together with a few other designs that I've learnt along the way, such as the Cash Budgeting Purses & Paw Me Pouches.
However, I've finally decided to give this a try, with the help of my mom :) (Yes, the trusted skilled craftswoman that she is). And, she did it successfully (almost), albeit... the size fall short of my customer's request.
Last month, I had my 2nd request for a zippered cover. And I boldly took up the challenge (for myself). Call me adventurous, or over-confident...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
These are the 6 Bible Covers I've been working on for the past few days. It's a joy to work on these, as the customer requested an "add-on": printed fabric for the interior. It really made them look so much sweeter :)
First of all, I've to photograph the chosen fabrics against all the possible coordinating fabric & let my customer view them, so that she can visualize better how they might look like together.
However, once they're all cut, ironed, & pinned, working thru them is a breeze from then on. I love seeing how the various combination slowly turned out. And felt such great satisfaction to see all the colours/prints come alive as a newly made Bible/Journal Cover.
From time to time, I do have customers requesting printed coordinating fabric instead of the usual plain solids I use, at an additional charge of $4 onwards (depending on the size of the item made).
These grey elephants, were of fabric sent to me by another customer who cant find any suitable ones from my selection. And, as she dont like the "criss-cross" stitches (quilt effect), she requested that I do away with it, AND the pocket at the back.