Thanks for your interest! There are only 2 books left from last posting. I have added a few more to the list ;)

Book #7: Quilts and more: Winter 2011 $3.00 (Magazine) SGD$3.00- SOLD

Book #8: Quilts and more: Spring 2010 $3.00 (Magazine) SGD$3.00- SOLD

Book #9: Made with natural fabrics (in traditional Chinese) SGD$5.00- SOLD

Book #10: I love handmade zakka 8 (in traditional Chinese) SGD$5.00- SOLD

Book #11: I love handmade zakka 5 (in traditional Chinese) SGD$5.00 - SOLD

Book #12: I love handmade zakka 3 (in traditional Chinese) SGD$5.00 - SOLD

From previous post:

Book #1: Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Hardcover with Sleeve Jacket) SGD$15.00

Book #6: Stitchable Stationery (Sublime Stitching) (Stitchable stationery kit) SGD$15.00

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Book #7: Quilts and more: Winter 2011

Quilts and More: Winter 2011

It is a…

Quarterly magazine that I subscribe to. It has very clear instructions, basic sewing techniques (which I still refer to!), and also very good photos.

I like Quilts and more because it is exactly what it says in the title. It has more than just quilts, to bags, home dec etc…

Buy it because…

it is great regardless of your sewing skill. The magazines also features projects made with latest fabrics for all you fabric-holics out there! ;)

Quilts and More: Winter 2011

Quilts and More: Winter 2011

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is like brand new! No marks, no creases inside pages. All patterns are intact and never used.

I am asking for:

SGD$3 + SGD$3.50 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #8: Quilts and more: Spring 2010

Quilts and more: Spring 2010

It is a…

Quarterly magazine that I subscribe to. It has very clear instructions, basic sewing techniques (which I still refer to!), and also very good photos.

I like Quilts and more because it is exactly what it says in the title. It has more than just quilts, to bags, home dec etc…

Buy it because…

it is great regardless of your sewing skill. The magazines also features projects made with latest fabrics for all you fabric-holics out there! ;)

Quilts and more: Spring 2010

Quilts and more: Spring 2010

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is like brand new! No marks, no creases inside pages. All patterns are intact and never used.

I am asking for:

SGD$3 + SGD$3.50 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #9: Made with natural fabrics (in traditional Chinese)

Made with natural fabrics (in traditional Chinese)

It is a…

Taiwanese publication in Traditional Chinese, translated from a Japanese craft book/magazine. Includes full size pattern sheet (intact, never used). Great for zakka fans!

Made with natural fabrics (in traditional Chinese)

Made with natural fabrics (in traditional Chinese)

Made with natural fabrics (in traditional Chinese)

Buy it because…

It has many inspiring projects that you make you want to go out and buy tons of linen! It has step by step instructions, with pictures, so you can follow the steps rather easily if you are not good at reading Chinese like me!

I am selling because…

I have waaaayyy too many of similar books to this copy ;)

The condition…

is like very good! Very gently browsed and there are no markings or creases.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #10: I love handmade zakka 8

I love handmade zakka 8

It is a…

Zakka publication originally in Japanese but translated by a Taiwanese publication house into traditional Chinese.

Buy it because…

Many many kawaii projects for you to try or be inspired by!

I love handmade zakka 8

I love handmade zakka 8

I love handmade zakka 8

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is like brand new! No marks, no creases inside pages. All patterns are intact and never used.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #11: I love handmade zakka 5

I love handmade zakka 5

It is a…

Zakka publication originally in Japanese but translated by a Taiwanese publication house into traditional Chinese.

Buy it because…

Many many kawaii projects for you to try or be inspired by!

I love handmade zakka 5

I love handmade zakka 5

I love handmade zakka 5

I love handmade zakka 5

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is like brand new! No marks, no creases inside pages. All patterns are intact and never used.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #12: I love handmade zakka 3

I love handmade zakka 3

It is a…

Zakka publication originally in Japanese but translated by a Taiwanese publication house into traditional Chinese.

Buy it because…

Many many kawaii projects for you to try or be inspired by!

I love handmade zakka 3

I love handmade zakka 3

I love handmade zakka 3

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is like brand new! No marks, no creases inside pages. All patterns are intact and never used.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #1: Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Hardcover with Sleeve Jacket) by Cynthia Treen

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

a great craft book, regardless of sewing skills (or lack of).

From amazon.com: “This inspiring book comes with 30 easy projects for quick-to-make gifts ranging from fabric-covered notepads to a tea-dyed sequined scarf to a baby quilt. Arranged by how long it takes to complete each project, the book focuses on gifts that generally require less than three hours of time. What’s more, Treen clearly details the knowledge and skills you need to improvise on these projects, allowing you to customize the color, pattern, and texture to suit the occasion. Complete with 70 full-color photographs and a final chapter on innovative ways to wrap gifts with fabric, Last-Minute Fabric Gifts is brimming with creative ideas sure to appeal to novice and experienced sewers alike”

Buy it because…

loads of ideas of what and how to make gifts out of your fabric stash!

Destash 2: Book

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is great! No marks, no creases inside pages. I take very good care of my books. This book’s sleeve jacket is little creased at the front top.

Destash 2: Book

I am asking for:

SGD$15 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #6: Stitchable Stationery (Sublime Stitching) by Jenny Hart

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

very very cool kit. Includes 6 ready-to-embroider folded cards, needles and embroidery floss.

Destash 2: Book

Buy it because…

These become ‘mini work of art’ when stitched! The cards have simple and clear printed pattern lines for you to follow.

I am selling because…

While I had grand plans for these cards, but I think they will be great for someone who loves to give cards to friends or can frame these at home!

The condition…

is brand new! The book store has wrapped the kit up, although there’s a hole in the wrapper, everything is intact and in good condition.

I am asking for:

SGD$15 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

 

Destash #2: Sewing Books

Author: Yvette

I have a few books here available for sale:

Book #1: Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Hardcover with Sleeve Jacket) SGD$15.00

Book #2: Pretty Little Patchwork (Pretty Little Series) (Hardcover with Sleeve Jacket) SGD$5.00 – SOLD

Book #3: The Directory of Quilting Techniques (Hardcover, Spiral Bound) SGD$5.00 - SOLD

Book #4: More Softies: 22 new friends for you to sew and crochet (Paperpack) $20.00 - RESERVED

Book #5: Learning To Quilt — A Beginner’s Guide (Paperpack) $5.00 – SOLD

Book #6: Stitchable Stationery (Sublime Stitching) (Stitchable stationery kit) $15.00

Book #1: Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Hardcover with Sleeve Jacket) by Cynthia Treen

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

a great craft book, regardless of sewing skills (or lack of).

From amazon.com: “This inspiring book comes with 30 easy projects for quick-to-make gifts ranging from fabric-covered notepads to a tea-dyed sequined scarf to a baby quilt. Arranged by how long it takes to complete each project, the book focuses on gifts that generally require less than three hours of time. What’s more, Treen clearly details the knowledge and skills you need to improvise on these projects, allowing you to customize the color, pattern, and texture to suit the occasion. Complete with 70 full-color photographs and a final chapter on innovative ways to wrap gifts with fabric, Last-Minute Fabric Gifts is brimming with creative ideas sure to appeal to novice and experienced sewers alike”

Buy it because…

loads of ideas of what and how to make gifts out of your fabric stash!

Destash 2: Book

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is great! No marks, no creases inside pages. I take very good care of my books. This book’s sleeve jacket is little creased at the front top.

Destash 2: Book

I am asking for:

SGD$15 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #2: Pretty Little Patchwork (Pretty Little Series) (Hardcover with Sleeve Jacket) by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

a source of inspiration for things to make with your fabric scraps! There are about 30 projects including ornaments, accessories, spa sachets, etc. There are basic instructions and loads of pictures and close ups.

Buy it because…

you need to know that patchwork does not apply just to quilt! ;)

Destash 2: Book

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

Destash 2: Book

The condition…

is great! No marks, no creases inside pages. I take very good care of my books. The front of the sleeve jacket is alittle creased at the top.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #3: The Directory of Quilting Techniques (Hardcover, Spiral Bound) by Caroline Rodrigues

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

great source of information about quilting. Covers many areas like tools, techniques, different quilt blocks, piecing techniques, applique, quilting and how you finish the quilt.

Destash 2: Book

Buy it because…

there are many good illustrations, pictures, etc that will help you understand how you can achieve a perfect block.

Destash 2: Book

Destash 2: Book

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves! And I have too many quilting books, and it will be great to see this go to a new quilter.

The condition…

like brand new. This book was gently browsed and kept in my book case.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #4: More Softies: 22 new friends for you to sew and crochet (Paperpack)

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

sewing/crocheting book with instructions and patterns for 22 original and adorable soft toys. These softies can be made using a range of techniques from simple hand-sewing to crochet. Each entry includes lists of tools and materials crafters will need, as well as detailed instructions, tips, and pictures.

Buy it because…

You will want to MAKE everything in this book.

Destash 2: Book

I am selling because…

Making space in my bookshelves!

The condition…

is great! No marks, no creases inside pages. I take very good care of my books.

Destash 2: Book

I am asking for:

SGD$20 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection. I bought this for about S$38.00

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Book #5: Learning To Quilt — A Beginner’s Guide (Paperpack) by Lori Smith and Leisure Arts

Destash 2: Book

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

wonderful resource for ‘how-tos’ when you are starting on your quilting adventures.

Buy it because…

There are many techniques that you can use when making a quilt. And this book was a go-to book for me when I started out quilting. Very easy to understand language and also very clear pictures.

Destash 2: Book

Destash 2: Book

I am selling because…

I have a lot of other books and I hope this book will help someone else in his/her journey to quilty goodness!

The condition…

is good. I had this wrapped in clear plastic (I’m quite particular about my books!). The front top right corner of the book is slightly dog-eared, but not seriously creased. There are no markings/writings or creases in the pages.

I am asking for:

SGD$5 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

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Book #6: Stitchable Stationery (Sublime Stitching) by Jenny Hart

Destash 2: Book

It is a…

very very cool kit. Includes 6 ready-to-embroider folded cards, needles and embroidery floss.

Destash 2: Book

Buy it because…

These become ‘mini work of art’ when stitched! The cards have simple and clear printed pattern lines for you to follow.

I am selling because…

While I had grand plans for these cards, but I think they will be great for someone who loves to give cards to friends or can frame these at home!

The condition…

is brand new! The book store has wrapped the kit up, although there’s a hole in the wrapper, everything is intact and in good condition.

I am asking for:

SGD$15 + SGD$4.00 (incl. local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

 

After many episodes of Clean House and Hoarders, I feel it is time to let some crafty items go ;)

First up: Bernina Patchwork Foot 1/4″ with Guide #57.

It is a…

Straight stitch ONLY foot (no zig/zag stitches, just like your regular 1/4″ foot). This foot is like a 1/4″ foot, but comes with an integrated fabric guide.

Bernina #57

Buy it because…

The fabric/seam guide helps to ensure that your 1/4″ seam allowance is accurate, especially for sewing long strips like sewing jelly rolls and projects like colourwash or bargello quilts. I love this footer for power sewing those long strips together as I can chomp through them confidently. Just like the regular 1/4″ foot, it has markings 1/4″ in front and behind the centre position so that you can pivot, start and end your sewing accurately. Bernina #57

I am selling because…

This is a very lightly used footer and not compatible with my current Bernina.

The condition…

It is almost brand new. It comes with the original packaging, with the instructions sheet as well. I have used it less than 10 times! I just noticed a little mark on 1 side of the foot. I could have struck it when my needle was in the wrong position. But otherwise, this footer is in great condition.

Bernina #57 in packaging

Applicable models:

All Bernina models with 5.5mm stitch width. Not to be used with models which have a stitch width of 9mm.

I am asking for:

SGD$30 + SGD$2.50 (local registered post). Local buyers can pay via local bank transfer or cash upon collection.

USD$26 + International shipping (please contact me for shipping fees). International buyers can pay safely via PayPal.


 

The Hope Valley quilt is finally on my bed! It’s a full size bed quilt and I was happy to ship it off to be quilted on a long arm and save my sanity and achy back. I got it back in Dec 2011 and it kept us cozy on the many rainy nights we had in December/January.

Hope Valley

The quilt top is made up of Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley fabrics and Kona Linen Cotton blend.

Hope Valley

I started this project around May 2010. The block is really quite easy and quick to put together, but I slipped in my calculation and had to stop, cut more, sew more and went back & forth to the design wall. I wanted each row/column of blocks to be unique in print, so it was terribly fussy. The project stayed in my WIP drawer for a long long time before I pulled it out again (when I needed more space!). And I pinned the blocks when joining them so that all (well, most of them did!) points meet just right.

Hope Valley

Nice and crinkly after the wash! I have to say that the Essex linen was a little tricky to work with, but after the quilt came out from the wash, the texture is amazing. But if you are looking for super smooth/soft texture, then go for 100% cotton or velveteen. The prints include many geometric designs so it has the ‘manly’ element in there too!

Hope Valley

I’m on a quilt making roll right now. I have 1 toddler quilt and 1 faux chenille baby quilt waiting to be basted and another full bed sized quilt for myself cut and waiting to be pieced.

Even though I don’t have the chance to sew EVERYDAY, I just can’t stop thinking about the projects, the stash and what other projects I can start! I’m sure I’m not the only obsessive gal who goes through her day thinking: can’t wait to sew… can’t wait to sew! :D

 

My sewing space took on many changes over the past years – from sewing on a tiny Ikea table in my bedroom to a more generous space in our loft. For the past few weeks, hubby and I have been cracking our heads trying to re-jig the sewing space configuration again to make things work a little better for me.

We thumbed through our Ikea catalogs, browsed the website, and drew and sketched. We really got to a point where I told hubby to go buy a circular saw and make us our furniture from now on! Anyway, we managed to draft a solution – and we’ll take a few more measurements before we order the drawers and worktop.

In my ‘research’, I found Jan’s video. Her quilting space is AMAZING! I absolutely love the table, her space/view outside her house, her husband’s woodwork and the clever quilt display frame! I pulled my man over to watch this video with me and he could totally relate to Jan’s words like ‘I work so that I can go buy material’ and the cameraman’s “you have more stuff than walmart!’.

After the video, hubby proclaimed that he would set-up a woodwork shop in the garage, grow his hair long, and build everything we need when he retires.

So, how do you orgainse your sewing space or room?

 

I went to the bank to run a little errand and there was this nice customer service lady who offered me some packs of Red Packets (Hong Bao). I refused her with a smile – was recalling how the same bank were limiting the number of red packets to each customer just last year. Must be trying to make up for the service lapse during the recent ATM skimming fiasco.

And while waiting to be served, I saw that the boy & girl featured in the design are wearing PATCHWORK costumes! It reminded me of a display at the Peranakan museum some months back. And then I just gotta have this year’s designs! I took 2 packs (10 pcs each, with boy/girl designs in each pack).

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

There are gold embossing details – with the top stitching (quilting lines) in gold! And check out the little girl carrying a gold-framed purse with a stinking cute chinese knot string.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

The 1/2 square triangles in the design really made my day :D

 

Happy New-ish Year!

While I’ve been away from the blog, the sewing machine was humming, fabrics were pulled off the shelves and more new fabrics were stuffed back into the cupboards over the past 6 weeks or so. And there were a lot of balls in the air – kids, work, house chores, sewing, appointments at the doctors, etc. With the Chinese New Year coming up soon, there are of course more shopping, cleaning and scheduling to do. But I’m finally able to see the light as work and family schedules are falling into their places.

The sewing has not stopped! I started on a faux chenille blanket for a friend’s upcoming new baby and completed that over the weekend. The main fabric is a quilting cotton Oliver & S fabric, layered with 1 x Kona cotton, 1 x cotton/linen blend and 1 x cotton flannel. Binding the blanket became an issue for me – I like to hand sew down binding for the neat/invisible look. But I was short of time and I was not sure I wanted to hand sew down through fiddly layers of cut fabrics.

I decided that I would machine sew the binding down and went with a store-bought bias binding this time. I tried to clip the binding down, but I didn’t feel confident that I would catch the bottom part of the bind when I top-stitch it down. I decided to invest a little more time so that I will get it right and perfect the 1st time. Out came the Japanese basting needle and threads and I took my time to fold the binding over the blanket.

This morning I completed the sewing at the machine and sent it off to the wash.

Faux Chenille - Binding

I cut the chenille part with my Clover slash cutter that I bought from Rosie’s store a few years ago. You can use a pair of regular scissors, but again, its good to spend a little for a nifty little tool that will give you great results and save you lots more time (and also reduce strain on your hands). This cutter comes with 2 guides – one for straight slash cutting (as pictured below) and for shorter guide for curved lines. Minimum width of the ‘channel’ is about 1/4″ (6mm), and for this blanket I sewed my lines about 1/2″ apart.

Faux Chenille - Slash Cutter

Can’t wait to see this blankey wrapped around its new owner soon!

 

 

It’s been a while since I have updated the store. Husband has been kind enough to take some shots of the items when playing around with his camera. :D

Christmas really comes early this year as we have already packed and given away our 1st gifts (teachers & classmates).

And to get you started on your christmas shopping, here’s a 10% off coupon code (Yes! Including Olfa items): xmas2011

Valid till 31 December 2011 and applicable for all items listed on Etsy.

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The new I Spy baby quilt is simply NOT working out for me. I bought this softbook panel a long time ago. But decided that it was too big and flimsy to be a good soft book, although it would probably make a great I Spy quilt instead.

I took a long time cutting and piecing the quilt, and another good few months before I sandwiched the quilt. I got the quilting done ONLY because I needed to free up some space in my WIP drawer. So, its a ‘difficult’ quilt for me since the start.

I SEE...

Benji loves the quilt and had a great time reading the text and ‘spying’ the images. But he declared it as ‘TOO SMALL’ for his bed. My son loves big quilts that have generous overhang. Sigh…

I SEE...

The ultimate blow was when I realised that the binding was a real hot mess – fabric is from Sevenberry – and even after 5 rounds of Synthrapol treatment, the binding could not be saved (although I got the reds from the main quilt out).

I SEE...

Now, I’m wondering if I should simply rip out the binding or leave it as-is???

 

I started this Lanarte pattern around April this year and just completed it earlier in September.

Lanarte: Fall

I chose to leave the season name in Dutch just for the fun of it. The project is actually quite small, stitched unto 100% evenweave, but its a fun and easy pattern. Looking forward to completed set (I’m working on Winter now!), though I have no idea if I should frame it individually or sew them together as 4 blocks… If you are interested in this kit, you can get it from Cross Stitch Joy here.