Here’s an adorable pastel yellow chick with santa hat for you to add to your christmas tree this christmas! A simple way to brighten up your christmas tree. Alternatively, why not send your love ones a little bird as a gift?
I’ve been thinking what to do for my christmas series lately. Previously I made a pair of needle felted christmas puppies, you can see them here and this time I wanted to make something using crochet. I have this habit of stocking up yarns in every colour and because of that I now have way too many yarns at home! Need to start using them before they start collecting dust.
Anyway, just a quick update to show some photos of my latest christmas collection. What do you think of this chick/ bird? I’m still thinking of what other animals I should do to add onto my christmas collection series. Let me know if you have something up your mind!
This crochet chick is now listed on my ETSY shop here.
**UPDATE: From now till 31 October, get 15% off the purchase of this bird using the coupon code – “15OFFBIRD” Valid only for the purchase of this christmas chick ornament! **
And before I know it, it’s already the end of Public Garden’s 3 day flea at Lasalle!
*WAVES* Hello to my new readers! – especially those who have my namecard and popped by the blog to take a look!
It’s my very first time participating in this arts flea and it was definitely a good experience. I learnt a lot from the process and also it was great sharing my love for needle felting with everyone who came by and stopped to take a second look! Thank you all for appreciating what I’ve done. To those who have given my felted / crochet items new loving homes, I sincerely hope you love the items and THANK YOU so so much for supporting my small handmade business as it really meant a lot to me!
Since my mini totoro charms were such a great hit, I’ve decided to list them on ETSY – so do check them out HERE.
[ Needle Felting TIPS ]
To the new owners of the DIY kits, do take some time to read up more about the process of needle felting! Here’s a short cut to some of the tutorials/tips I have prepared previously – Needle Felting Tutorials/ Tips. Be extremely careful while handling the needles! But have loads of fun doing them! Do drop me an email if you have any questions – pearlyni[at]gmail.com.
Also, here’s a couple of useful youtube video that I’d recommend you to watch before you start needle felting -
Basics of Needle Felting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcfbgtyrz2U
Learning how to make basic shapes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8JYOhxHLXI
Learning how to make a heart shape - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3P28nzlfa0
[ Grumpy Teddy ]
Before I end this post, I would also like to take this chance to showcase a new needle felted grumpy bear that i specially made and designed for this flea!
Here’s an announcement for my fellow Singaporean friends! I will be setting up a pop up store at this weekend’s Public Garden Arts Flea!
I’ll be showcasing a couple of my new needle felted items and also DIY kits will be available for sale!
Details – 11-13 October, 1-7pm. Lowercase Cafe @ Lasalle College of Arts. Booth number or location is still unknown (only on the day itself will I know where I will be stationed at).
It’s gonna be so much fun, loads to learn since it’s my very first time selling my items in a flea!
Do bring a friend or two down to support me! Looking forward to this weekend!
I’m so sorry for the absence here! I’ve been busy preparing for this show. Hope all goes well.
It’s finally the end of the week! Initially, today was meant to be crafting day, for me to finish up some of my orders, but looks like it’s not possible anymore! I have been lazing around too much the past few days, with very little motivation to start doing my school work. But with mid term exams just two weeks from now… I’m definitely starting to feel the stress, sigh. So looks like today’s crafting day is changed to studying day.
Thankfully, the eversweet boyfriend got me this pack of green tea, tea bags from M&S! Decided it will be nice to have a cup of smooth silky green tea while I attempt to conquer the subject of Corporate Reporting. Look at the thick textbook that I have to “swallow” by the end of this semester. Good luck to me. And to all accounting students or graduates, HOW do you keep yourself awake while studying?!?!?!?! Accounting stuff seems to make me fall asleep within seconds.
Anyway, upcoming blogspot – revealing the story behind previous sneak peak and a little surprise at the end for all facebook and wordpress readers. The product itself is actually already up on ETSY and Facebook! Go check them out first
Till then, xoxo.
Coming your way soon! It’s all about Christmas ornaments Keep a lookout, I bet you’re gonna love it!!
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Finally, after such a long time, I’ve created another needle felted animal! This time, I’ve made it almost 5 times larger than my ordinary bunnies! It’s made to be your next perfect table top companion!
Meet Scott, the needle felted Penguin!
Handmade with love, from the finest quality wool (100% Merino Wool).
Needle felting is a laborious craft which involves constant poking of loose wool using a special barbed wire. Needle felted soft wool sculptures takes at least 6-8 hours of patience to be completed. With the limited amount of time I have these days, I’m so glad I was able to showcase this new creation of mine! I didn’t expect to have anytime to come up with new designs!
Scott, the needle felted penguin was made as a companion. Scott loves sitting on table tops or shelves while extending his arms to show his happiness. Unlike other penguins, Scott decided to have his own unique character by maintaining a little Mohawk hairstyle. I must say, he is definitely one happy fella and a great addition to my shelf.
OH… and yes… Never too early for Christmas! Scott has made his way into the shop – Get yours now! – whitesundays.etsy.com
Have you guys been to Diaso lately??
Earlier this week, I headed down to the Diaso at Vivocity (singapore) and was super shocked at their new range of craft materials! They have a whole column of really adorable packaging – both paper and plastic! I’m a HUGE fan of stationeries, craft items, etc. and so you can pretty much guess my level of excitement when I was at Diaso! The best part is, most of these adorable packaging can be found in local bookstores and for the same quality they cost at least two times as much as those sold I’m Diaso! How can I walk out of the store without buying them! They make perfect gift wraps for my handmade items!
So.. Here’s what I got that day:
The plain brown craft bag is around A5/ A6 size and they can fit at least 3 of the crochet bears I make. I’m super in love with it cause its plain yet simple, allowing me to hand stamp my shop logo onto it thus making it more personalized!! As you can see, the red bags with the hearts come with a ‘Especially for you’ sticker seal, so you don’t have to worry about finding a suitable seal and neither do you have to leave the paper bag folded without any seal.
Here’s 2 of the different bags that I used recently to give my handmade items.
1. Gift wrapped this Purple Panda bear for a close friend of mine who was leaving to study overseas.
2. This special Hello Kitty Keychain was gift wrapped nicely for my boyfriend’s mum.
I hope they both liked the way it was presented to the, as well as the item in it.
The quality of the paper bags is slightly thinner but it works just fine. I woulds suggest that you gift wrap your item only when you are about to pass the person the gift so as to keep the paper bag as neat and ‘crisp’ as possible.
I’m sure these adorable packaging are available in most Diaso shops, so head on down to get a pack and you’ll definitely fall in love with them. Not to mention, it’s good for your pocket ($) too ;). Go check them out!