Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Annoying missing pieces!

I love jigsaw puzzles. I love how time just flies by while I get lost in concentrating in scrutinizing each piece, and trying to figure out where it fits. When I was young, I remember owning a 500-pieces puzzle, which I completed and took apart countless time. I did it so often that I could do the puzzle row by row, or work from the borders and move inwards - round by round. When I got older and started working, I could afford to buy more puzzles but not that often coz the good quality ones are quite pricey. I put my jigsaw passion aside since I had my first baby. I really miss that but simply do not have the time to do any, especially now when I have 4 + 1 babies at home! (4 small and 1 really big one! ^.^)

I have started to buy wooden jigsaw for my 3-year old Prince, hoping to improve his concentration and coordination. So it is understandable that I get very annoyed with there is a missing piece or heavens forbid, more than 1!

Hence I came up with this:

First, get some scrap fabric and cut up according to the necessary measurement (don't forget to add seams!). I've also cut up some fabric to make a flap for the bag.

I embroidered a little label so we know what should be inside.

Then, sew everything up...

And you have it, a bag to store that elusive jigsaw pieces together!

And now...

all I have to do is to find all the missing pieces.... *sigh*

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Crochet Earrings

I had been thinking of making these quite some time ago but didn't really get down to doing because of one reason or the other (procrastination and laziness is a lethal combination!).

A few weeks ago, I was thinking of what to send for a friend's birthday and these earrings came into mind. So I made a prototype to help me see how I can make a good-looking pair. This is the trial version.

It doesn't look so bad. And so I proceed to make these, which I really like.

This is not any expensive gift but it's the thought that really counts, isn't it? ^.^