Saturday, 31 December 2011

Tutorial : Shrink Plastic Dress

Hey beautiful people!Have you heard of shrink plastic before? If you've read my blog posts, you've most probably heard bout it a couple of times. Anyways, today's post would be a tutorial on making a Shrink Plastic Dress Accessory.
 Print a piece of paper with a dress design. You can google for any kind of dresses.
 Get something round/square that covers the whole dress and draw around it. Place the picture of the dresses below the shrink plastic, and trace. You can just outline them and draw the designs inside yourself too! It's all up to your creativity!
 Cut them out.
 I did four of them with different colours. Colour them in with marker pens. Then, for it to be an accessory, you need to punch a hole in your shrink plastic. I punched on the top right above the round collar.
 Place it in the oven, one by one. I randomly set the temperature and time. The first one will take longer, while the other few will be faster. This is because the first one needs to wait for the oven to be heated up. It's already heated when you put the rest in after the first. I set mine to about 200 degrees and set the time to 10mins for the first one. I actually only put 100degrees and 5mins at first, but it's not shrinking yet, so I added time and heat. The other few will start shrinking in less than 2 minutes.

 If you have a transparent spray paint like the above, spray a couple of coats (Spray first coat, wait for it to dry, spray second coat, repeat if necessary.) to prevent the ink running when touched. I used the exact brand above. You could get it from your local hardware shop.
Add a suitable sized jumpring to the punched hole and there you go! A new accessory. All you need to do is attach a long string for a necklace, a keyring/handphone strap for a keychain, or a short string/chain for a bracelet!
The end result! I love the green/turquoise one with pink roses the most. What about you?

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

BoxOfHobbies Is Back!

This morning, my plan was to start crafting at 11am. I woke up at about 10am+ and came online. My plans didn't turn out the way it's supposed to. I decided to clean up my room first as there were still bunch of clothes on my bed thanks to the trip at Thailand. I slept horizontally/diagonally instead of the usual vertical way cause the pile of clothes were there. After cleaning up (I slacked once in a while), the clock stroked 3pm! No more fooling around! Time to get something done for BoxOfHobbies!

These Flowers and Fortune Cookies are done a very long time ago, but some small things were not done. And thus, I fixed it up and placed it online for sale. It's available at BoxOfHobbies if you're interested.

 The flowers were made into brooches and sets of necklace & earrings as shown above.
As for the fortune cookies, 5 of them with the hearts are necklaces where you could put a message in if you're giving it as a gift. You could even have the message for yourself! Another 5 plain ones are being sold for RM5 each as keychains. Mini sized fortune cookies were also made into earrings! I'm very happy with all of these. They look great! Especially the flowers, and I love how a message could be added to the fortune cookie necklace. Not too happy about the keychains though, that's why it's only sold for RM5.

Other than those touch up for previously made items, I decided to play around with buttons. I've made a pair of button earrings and a beach-coloured button bracelet for myself once. I'm very very proud of it and it's most probably the only accessory you'd see me wearing (other than my other handmade rainbow bracelet - The one made during EmergeJunior'11).

These pink and blue buttons were bought from Thailand. It was neither cheap nor too expensive, so I only bought 2 packets. Kinda wish I bought more though, would be fun having more colours to play with. Here's what I did with them :
 "The buttons are fixed on randomly, which gives more style to the bracelet. Some parts have a couple of buttons close by, and some parts would have spaces in between."
I made them into button bracelets! They're for sale now on BoxOfHobbies too! Only RM10 each! My favourite here is Ocean Blue. I love Beach Golden and Ocean Green a lot as well. There's only one of each in these 3 colours mentioned though.
2 button earrings were also made today! One pair (BS003) have the same style but different size. If you notice carefully, the left button is bigger than the right button. It was purposely fixed on like that, I kinda like to wear stuff like these last time - I find it cute. As for BS004, they're both white, have the same style, and are the same size!

That was all I did for BoxOfHobbies today. I had a lot of fun doing this and it was satisfying to finally be able to update BoxOfHobbies. I've been slacking too much lately! Tomorrow, I'm going for badminton in the morning, then dropping by Sunway Giza to place some products at Yii-Tou-Lifeshop, and back to crafting after! I'm so excited! I don't even know what craft I will be doing tomorrow. Perhaps I can do some "Rubbish-Made-Treasure" crafts. We'll see. Else I'll continue on making Christmas presents! Yes, I know, I'm very far behind on Christmas - Forgive me! Well, that's all folks! Thanks for dropping by! Love you guys!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Rudolph In A Jar

Hey guys! How was your Christmas? I spent mine in Bangkok, Thailand - that explains my disappearance in my SUPERMOM blog. There wasn't any special celebration, but we did tons of shopping! Anyways, here's a short post. On the 19th of December, Elaine called me up and asked me if I wanted to join her cell group's Christmas party that night. Everyone had to bring a gift for gift exchange. Since it was pretty last minute, she suggested that I make a handmade gift - and so I did!
 Could you guess what it would be?
 What do you think it would be?

 The little red-nosed reindeer! Ain't he adorable? He has a little green scarf too! This little Rudolph will be living in a glass jar from now on.

A tiny flat decoration piece to decorate the top of the jar. TADAA!
And a little wish!
The End! That's the final product! Hope you enjoyed reading this post! 
We swapped gifts by passing it clockwise singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas". My gift landed on Elaine's hand - Rudolph found a new owner!

Oh, and I have a confession.
 I'm a bad gift wrapper. It looks like a cake rather than the shape of what it is. The ribbon's a secret weapon to disguise the horrible gift wrapping skills!

I also found that it has a funny 'handle'. Oh well! Bedtime! *snores*

Monday, 19 December 2011

Immortal Realm Of Irul-Kim

Last Friday, I stepped in to City Harvest Church KL expecting to watch ChromeHeart - A Christmas production.

But instead of just watching a show, I've been transported to a different realm - the mortal realm of Irul-Kim! It had been a fun experience where vampires and warlords came to life roaming not only the stage, but the whole hall! Yes, the WHOLE hall. *Wishing that you actually came eh?* Even arrows were found flying over the audience's head! - No joke. You really should've came. Well, if you missed all of this, just make sure you order a ChromeHeart dvd from Readz bookstore, and come for the upcoming production! It will be mind-blowing! 

Here are a few pictures from ChromeHeart :

The first scene where Lady Enil-dyn was about to give birth at the chambers.

 Lord Yeyphim among the audience.
 "If you ever step out the premises of this village, you'd be grounded for life!"
The random wise guy (Wizard Assaygha) that appears out of nowhere to give a few wise words.

 Ray-an (Jeremiah Vun) and Del-ia (Nicole Lee)
 The BEASTs (Played by Gordon Lee and Adam <-- I think it's him). I love this photo! Too bad my camera ain't that clear though.

That's Natalie, she's an amazing actress! Really! And I love how she look in that outfit!
 The crowd on Friday! 1,400 people showed up then. There were 1,600 people on Sat. I'm not sure how many turned up for Sunday though, but it sure is way more than Fri and Sat!
 Nat said that she looked like a cat. Meow!
 The wise Wizard Assaygha and I
 Lord Yeyphim! Check out his face!
 I'm not afraid of you! Let me give you a makeover!
 We became friends in the end. Lord Yeyphim is actually as harmless as a little fuzzy kitten.
 An honour to take a picture with the head warlord.
He decided to kill me in the end though. Guess I was a tinsy bit annoying sometimes.
 The BEAST (played by Gordon)! I love the scars, they look so realistic!
 The Quamorous beasts played by Sung (Left) and Daniel Kuilan (Right)
 That girl there is from Children Church! Proud of her! She made a great vampire!
 Vincent Kusuma - one of the almighty warlords!
I was so hyped up on Friday that I just had to take tons of pictures with the cast with no FIMAGE (Fear of image). I decided to lie on the floor asking the bunch of vampires to kill me. 

You know what? I was part of the production too! I wasn't acting, but I was in props team! It was a great experience and I truly learnt a lot. Blessed to have such a wonderful church that helps in grow in many ways. Spot my name below!

ChromeHeart was a success! Many came expecting a good production, but left knowing they experienced way more than just a good production, but a great mind-blowing production! Though I've watched it even during practices, I came for all Friday, Saturday and Sunday's show. It was just too good to miss any of it! Plus, it's FREE - how could you miss it?! The whole production was done professionally by people who were not professionals. Great job people!

And to all those who really really really missed all 3 days of the production, you REALLY have to grab the dvd! It's worth so much more than what you're paying! And of course, if you have the chance to join us in the future, please do! You won't regret it! That is all for today's post! Thank you! Have a great December!