My Glittery Glossy 3D Embroidered Camera Flash

Nili is getting more and more choosy with his food. Only crunchy bits for him with mango and guava on the side. No more celery. He’s growing an expensive taste.

But I am thankful for everyday that he is eating well.

Glittery Camera Flash

Glittery Camera Flash

While sewing the vintage camera for my dad, I needed ideas for making the flash glossy, glittery and shiny. So I used some glitter nail varnish / polish and diamond glaze.

Make the flash glitter

make the flash glitter

The diamond based 3D adhesive was bought on etsy a long time ago from Kristen Krafts, which can be used for making your own tile necklaces or basically protecting any tiny pictures you wish to put on your work, giving it a glossy, 3D look.

The nail varnish / polish was a mistake-purchase from Faceshop. The sales person was so nice that I felt bad leaving without getting anything. Yes, I am weak that way.

So after sewing on a running stitch for the perimeter of the flash with some grid lines inside (the perimeter is important as is stops the glue from flowing out of the area you want the glue to be on), I painted the flash with some glitter varnish / polish. To make the glitter stay in place, I added some Diamond Glaze, which also helps in giving it a 3D and glossy look.

I’m thinking of using it for some disco ball design or some night sky design, but that is another project for another day.

In the mean time, I feel like taking a break from making season’s items and going back to making myself a dress, after going through Ooobop. It’s very frustrating but challenging at the same time. If I don’t try, who knows what I can come up with? Any ideas on what kind of dress I should make?


When Words Fail

It is amazing that words have been invented so many years ago and yet we still find it hard to understand one another. It doesn’t make it any easier that we like to talk in riddles. I’d like to think that sometimes, the lack of words express much more than words itself.  But I do also believe in the power of it, for without words, I wouldn’t be who I am today.

A few of my favourite things.

I spent the rest of the work week sewing with these lovely colours to try and make a gift-worthy photo frame for my new family. Many hours in the toilet I have spent thinking of how to tell them all the things I wish for them to know. But when I look into the mirror, I just don’t see how they can understand me.

Sometimes, even words fail you. So, in my bid to not complicate things and make a mess of it with words that may get jumbled up from the journey it takes from my head to my mouth, I made them this.

My in-laws and I.

These past few months really has me surrounded by family indeed, the new, the old and the ones I have the fortune to make as my own.


No Matter What, No Matter Where

Sometimes, it is inevitable that the people you love live miles from where you live. And it’s not always possible to catch a plane to find them each time you miss them.

No Matter What

So I made this with my sister in mind. And on the back, there’s a tiny picture of her with my mom, dad and brother-in-law.

No Matter Where

The frame is Shisha stitch that is sewn around the picture, keeping it in place. Hopefully, by tomorrow, I would have finished the second piece. This will be added to my list of regular small items. So you can keep a look out for it in the next month. 🙂

It comes in two so that we may keep one and she may keep one. I think it will be nice to keep a part of that someone with you. Pictures are always nice gifts, especially if wrapped in a bundle of handmade love. Like a handmade locket.



Lion King And My Instax

The past few days, I have been cracking my brains over the lion king notebook.

Lion King Notebook

I finally managed to finish it last night over Contagion. Does anyone else felt like living in a bubble after watching that? I know I can’t be the only one.

I finally bought myself a Polaroid camera here and I’m extremely eager to use it! Oh, the ideas flowing into my brain is what keeps me going. At least one of the things that do. Never shall I forget how grateful I am to have the chance to just sew all day.

Fujifilm Instax

Maybe I’ll take a picture of myself sewing. I can’t wait!