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My New Hideout

Life is returning back to the days as a SAHM without Jonathan. Got 2 weeks of holidays to spend time with the kids but the days do not seem to be a lot after counting them. Late nights of crafting… and so much more time in the day to play with the children and blog. :)

Last Friday, I visited MAAD at the Red Dot Museum again. I love the atmosphere there especially with all the crafty and arty people around. :) I reached MAAD at about 5.30pm when the stalls owners were still busy setting up their display.

I strolled around with my camera exploring more of the place. The last time I went was with the kiddos. They were practically running around the museum. :)

The pamphlets were randomly scattered in a wooden box.

Some of the interesting things I found.

And there were portrait drawing after dark. The personnels were still setting up the chairs and lighting.

Actually my main purpose there was to attend the Crafty Party organized by Jasmine from Gift Wrapsody. She will be my new craft supplier for bezel charm and glass cabochon. :)

Remember my name charm necklace collection?

The charms were sealed with glaze and I had to keep on redoing some of them as there were too many bubbles presented during the curing period. The process was long and usually took a day or two for them to dry up as well. :( Jasmine offers me a good alternative to fast and pretty customised charms.

I love craft parties but there isn’t many in Singapore (or I was unaware of). It is quite common in the US though. It is an opportunity for me to meet other crafters and to share each other’s knowledge.

And…. what have I done at the Party?

Cufflinks for Jonathan and a ring painted with nail polish for myself. :) I enjoyed myself tremendously. Hope there will be more craft parties for sharing. :)

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Working Monday

Maybe I shall declare Monday as working monday. :) Ever since Kaiden joined Kaitlyn in her school. I have gotten more free time in the morning to do nitty gritty stuff on my accessories. Stuff including taking pictures of the items, photo editing and with bonus, able to list some of the items for sale.

Took the chance to visit NTUC just now and saw some cute cookware for sale and I could not resist putting them into my basket. New background for my photoshoot. :) A high tea cup for my long earrings and a heart shape dish for laying the accessories. Who can resist a heart shape dish? :)

Since I declared today as Working Monday, I definitely have some new stuff coming up. :)

Firstly would be the colourful chrysanthemum rings. Breaking away from the usual antique copper, silver or gold ring base, I chose the coloured enamel ring bases to match these lovelies. Ring bases are imported from USA, thus less commonly seen on the market. A swarosvki crystal flatback stud is added to the center of the chrissy for a more classy look. :)

And my pick, definitely the vibrant yellow chrissy with the sea green ring base. :) LOVE IT!!!

Secondly, are the little flowers clips, Cheryl. They are sold in set of 3.

Kaitlyn loves the yellow. :)

With the same type of flowers, I created headbands which are suitable for newborns and babies. :) Somehow, Kaitlyn prefers the headband version. :)

They are available in four colours.

I will be listing these items whenever I have time in between at  ChippyChipDovey {shop}. Definitely will make sure all items are up by the end of today. Happy Shopping!!!!

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Antropologie Inspired Yoyo Clip by Dearest Kaitlyn

Remember my previous tutorial post on a Fabric Yoyo Bobby Pin? This time round, instead of getting the fabric yoyo from Daiso, I decided to gather my own fabric and make the yoyo instead.

While I was doing my usual accessories making stuff shopping at Chinatown. I spotted this amazing fuss free yoyo maker from one of the shelves in Golden Dragon, a store that sells anything you need from knitting to crafting and to fabric. :) Definitely one of my must go store if I were to shop for crafting items. :)

There are four sizes to choose from: small, medium, large and extra large. I chose the large. Just a little size bigger than the Daiso’s yoyos.

This time round, I have gotten my inspirations from here:

{Source: Anthropologie}

For this tutorial, I decided to leave the sewing to my little girl, Kaitlyn. On and off, she picks up sewing skills from Granny and she was so happy to join in my crafting hobby. :)

What you need:

  • A ‘quick’ Yoyo Craft Maker
  • Some fabric
  • needle and thread
  • Embellishedments such as ribbons, lace or buttons
  • Clippy clip

Let’s check out the maker.

It’s pretty self explanatory. Place the cloth in between the two pieces of yoyo maker, then I helped Kaitlyn to cut around the maker leaving about 3mm allowance. The yoyo maker has many holes and all Kaitlyn had to do was to pick up the needle and thread, did a running stitch around the maker. While she did that, she had to be constantly reminded to push in the protuding cloth while sewing.

After she had finished sewing a round the maker, she removed the fabric from the maker and I helped her to pull the thread to gather it into a yoyo. I finished it up with a knot. Kaitlyn then chose the embellishments that she liked. She wanted the silver ribbon to go with the purple button for her friend, Emma and herself while pink button for Ulrica.

Slowly, she attached the ribbons and buttons to the yoyo with my help. Help must be rendered while using the hot glue gun. :)

Below is how they look when they were done.

Instead of bobby pins, Kaitlyn prefered the clippy clip. I squeezed the hot glue onto the back of the yoyo and she attached it to the clip.

She was so proud of her work. Presents to you Kaitlyn in her handmade version of ‘Antropologie’ Fabric Yoyo Clip. :)

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ChippyChipDovey’s 2nd Giveaway – 1 Braided Necklace {Ended}

Are you ready for the 2nd giveaway? My apologies for such a long wait. :)

So what is the giveaway? A braided necklace in your desire colour and length. :)

You could choose 1 colour of the necklace out of 4. You could choose

  • red
  • orangy-yellow
  • tangerine and
  • kelly green.

I managed to string these czech glass beads of vibrant colours and braided them into necklaces of two different lengths.

You could choose

  • short (20 inches or 51cm)
  • long (27 inches or 69 cm)

Let me reveal the 4 colours again.

  Want to win? You have 6 chances to enter the giveaway.

Here is how:

(leave a separate comment for each item listed below that you have completed together with you desired colour and length. Remember to leave your mode of contact (i.e email) to get in touch when you win)

For example,  you have subscribe to my blog.

Just leave a comment like this:

Subscribed to your blog

Email add:

Desire colour and length:

All righty… let’s start!!!

1. Subscribe to ChippyChipDovey’s blog (Click on email subscription) 

2. Like CCD on Facebook

3. Follow CCD twitter

4. Spread the word via your blog, facebook and/or twitter and leave a link in the comments {up to 3 entries}

Winner will be announced on 25 September 2011. :)

Good luck!!!

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Fabric Yo-Yo Bobby Pins Tutorial

A fussfree and no-sew tutorial for mummies who want to make something special for your children. :)

Materials:

  • Glue gun
  • Yo-yo fabric (from Daiso)
  • vintage buttons
  • bobby pins

I bought the yoyo fabric from Daiso. You can choose a bigger size for adults. I chose the small size which is about 3cm with the thought of making the bobby pins for children.

Grab a button and using the cutter, remove the protuding part of the button.

Dab some glue from the glue gun onto the back of the vintage button.

Then glue the button on the gathered part of the yoyo fabric.

When it’s done. Put the yoyo fabric aside and dab some glue on the bobby pin.

Stick the bobby pin to the center of the yoyo fabric as shown.

Yippeee…. now the bobby pin is completed. Easy peasy!!!

Create using different designs of yoyo fabrics. Add other embellishments such as ribbons or feathers with vintage buttons for other trendy looks.

Have fun!!!

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Crafting and Beading Thirst!!!

I want to satisfy my thirst. I want more creative juices.

Wonder when my ideas will be running out?

I want to organise my ideas. Too many thoughts and ideas make me want to try everyone of it.

I want more pairs of hands to explore different types of crafting and beading techniques.

I want more time so that I can put my ideas into reality.

Source: http://designeditor.typepad.com

 What did I create this time round? This time round, a few of my friends expressed interests in stuff for the little ones. I was so happy to extend my love to younger generation. :)

Candy told me that Victoria likes the pink flower very much from my previous blog on Flower Galore. I was really happy and can’t wait to share my product with her.

It was Karyn’s baby showers over the weekend. To match the hot pink dress we bought for her as a gift, I created the headband as shown above. Just too bad that the headband was a little too loose on her. Got to re-adjust the circumference to fit her head. :)

Jamie’s friend, Gina, wanted something for her two little nieces. Something different from my past creation, I added vibrant and colours to these two pairs of earrings. Hoping that they will be more suited to children of ages 7-15. :)

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Let’s Get Geeky } ES Creations

Time to get geeky. Kaiden is going to show us how geeky he could be with just a pair of specs. I find these pictures really hilarious and can’t wait to share with you all. It was also then that I realised that my Kaiden could actually pose so well. LOL

My two cheeky children. They are really my pride and joy.

NOW for the geeky to start…..

MORE geeky stuff to come

GEEKY + ES CREATIONS

Geeky continues when Kaiden decides to pose with the moustache necklace that will be updated in the new collection. LOL

Oh yes, Kaiden, I like your geeky look with the moustache. Even mummy and Kaitlyn could not resist having it. :)

Don’t like to wear it on your neck. Don’t worry. How about having it on your fingers? I swear that the moustache ring is just as cute. :)

What else will be appearing on ES Creations? Studs, studs and more studs.

Check back chippychipdovey aka CCD or ES Creations for updated news on the launch. :)

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