Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas - Love it & Hate it

, I love Christmas, I love the shop decor, the music, the food (especially the roast beef), the ornaments, the tree, and even the soapy Christmas movies. But I simply hate the hassle of wrapping the presents and stressing my brain cells for gift ideas. And I absolutely hate giving gifts whose fate would end up in some dusty storeroom or worse re-gifted!!! It feels so warm when my recipients used the gifts I gave them, its like receiving a pat on my pack.
Every year, I keep telling myself, its ok, just chill and relax. If the person doesn't like it, so be it, it's really not the end of the world, and seriously must I make so much effort even thinking of the gift wrapping too! I really must let go of the details. Will I succeed this year :(

Today I started sorting the gifts that I have been 'accumulating' for the past months, I cant remember which month I started my Xmas shopping but I'm not known for my super efficiency character for nothing. I decided not to do any theme wrapping this year, just used up the current wrappers and ribbons I had. Since I will be moving house in a few months time, I didn't want to have too many craft supplies lying around. Only managed to wrapped 5 presents in one morning, too lazy to continue.

I found a fabulous website for free Christmas tags download, the resolution
is good and the tags turned out great.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Audrey Hepburn's Necklace

I needed a necklace for Audrey's role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I 'm getting a bit desparate cause I cant seem to be able to find it in any of the shops. I had a window of 3 hrs before going to Mandy's party. I managed to put together a necklace with some parts and an old vintage brooch. Very pleased with the end result, looks like a Cartier doesn't it?

I even squeezed in some time to wrap Mandy's gift, I finally used my Suzy's tags, so cute!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kanzashi Flowers

We are having a movie theme night for the office year end party, and Nat wanted to be a geisha,
I was curious what sort of hair accessories they wear, so I did a bit of googling and I found Kanzashi Flowers. They are absolutely gorgeous and I cant wait to start making. I spent more than 5 hrs experimenting this afternoon and I'm not satisfied with my hair pin. Need to be more patient and meticulous like the Japanese in order to make the perfect Kanzashi flower, I failed miserably :(

My Tsumami Kanzashi Creation
I used pink floral fabric to create the flower petals and finished it with a pearl button. Instead of using the same fabric to create the 'flowy' petals, I used ivory organza and complete it with a dangling pearl. I wanted to do one more strand of petals, but the thought of cutting and folding 10 more petals, I decided to just leave it as it is.

More than 7 hrs on this, definitely
not something I want to sell.

I changed my mind after seeing my photos, added one more strand, makes a lot of difference. Slightly better :)