Where to find the Best Crafts Materials

Hello! I’m sharing a post on where to find all sorts of crafts materials! I have been to all this crafts shop and I do love what they have. It’s all more than what you need, from hand crafts to hobby craft like sewing, felting, clay crafts and many more. Best for all the crafts lovers.

I’ve seen around Chinatown area, there have most of the crafts stall likes beads making, sewing and even crochet, knitting. Materials all can be found is those crafts shops.

Golden Dragon (Jing Long)

This is the shop where I came since I was young with my granny. At that time I not really into crafts yet. But I do remember this shop.

They have lots of materials, Knitting, crochet, yarns to fabrics, beads, tools and many more. Also, conduct classes like crochet, knitting class. If you are interested may refer to their websites for info!

Art Friend

This is my favourite stall, they sell more on arts and crafts stuffs, also some tools, like glue, paint, colour pencils, even sell easel. If you are looking more on handicrafts, then this place is good for you to hunt all your stuffs.

Spotlight

This is also my favourite place to hunt my sewing tools. They are the biggest one and only spotlight store in Singapore. From party items to household, garden decorations, home decorations, crafts to fabrics. I always find what i want in here. That’s why i love this place a lot! I think you will too!

Pop by these stores and hunt for your crafts tools and accessories!

HAPPY HUNTING!

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Sewing Project : How to Sew a Simple Wallet for Beginner

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Hello! Sorry guys! I was busy figure out how to sew this simple wallet. Here is the guide post on “How to Sew a Simpler Wallet”, with card slots and zip pocket. A friendly and easy project for beginner.

Let’s prepare the material and follow me step by step. ^^

Material:

  • Cotton Fabric or Canvas

For the fabric I choose canvas but of cause you can choose other like cotton but need to add in batting. As for canvas also same, need to add in some batting to make it more firm and steady. Some cotton fabric are very lightweight type, try not to use that kind, other than that should be fine.

  • Zipper

As for zipper I use those YKK brand, just get a size that you want. With matching colours or you can mix and match with what you feel like it. Some with nice pulley, or you can add your own pendant.

I used Batting Iron On ones. This batting that I’m using is quite soft, and if I want to use it to do wallet, I might need to put more than one piece. There are differnt type of Fusible and Batting, if you can pass by any local store, they will have some samples to feel the textures, or can just ask for assistance on which to buy.

A Rotary cutter is somehow easier to cut out fabric in a striaght line, Make sure you get a cutting mat too! These are the tools that helps me, each time i cut my fabric i get frustrated without cutting it striaght. So i do love this cutters.

Is good to have a quilt ruler cause it might be easier to see and measure at the correct size. Then cut with a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. Perfect match! 😀

Ok, lets get to work! Lets start.

 Measurement:

Outer Piece: 9 x 4.5″

Inner piece: 9 x 5″ (I use both same designs)

Card slots: 4.5 x 19″

Zip pocket : 4.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc , 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc

Zipper 6/7″ (to be cut off the excess)

Prepare 4 piece of fabric, 2 inner piece with the size 9 x 5″, Outer piece 9 x 4.5″

Let’s name it as 9 x 5″ A & B, 9 x 4.5″ A & B.

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Zip Pockets:

Place your zipper with the zipper head facing up, pointing right side, align the zip pocket piece 3.5 x .3.5″ facing down and pin to the TOP of the zipper.

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Then turn your zipper over which the head will be facing the left and pin it to the TOP of the zipper with 3.5 x 4.5″ piece. Means align both pieces with the 3.5″ sides to the zipper.

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So it will like this , the top will be balance and same alignment.

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Turn it over, bring the longer piece to the back.

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Card Slots:

*Take the Card Slots piece right side face down, fold down 3″ from the top. Turn it over, place a un use card(Do NOT USE CREDIT CARD or Personal card) to the slot as picture shown. Hold the card and fold from bottom  up.

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Place your card on the fabric with a little GAP on TOP, then fold by using your fingertip to hold the card and fold until the TOP of the card but leave a GAP where you can see the card so that you can grab the card.

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Iron and press lightly to make a crease line.  Total you will have 4 pockets with 3 crease line for card slots. (Refer to image below)

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So, it will look something like that.

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Wallet Inner Body:

Take the Outer piece A (9 x 4.5″), align the zip pocket and the card slot and pin it together first before sew.

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Then cut out a piece of betting slightly smaller size, best is to use Iron on betting. Iron on to outer piece B.

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Align and pin it together and sew the sides.

*Do take note of the zipper side, open the zipper slightly a bit cause when you sew it will hit the zipper head if you don’t open the zip.

While sewing, hold the zipper teeth together to have a nice closure.

Do a back-stitch on the zipper part.Cut off the excess zipper.

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Trim and cut off the excess to have a nice edges.

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Notes Pocket:

Place of the Inner piece A (9 x 5″) right side facing up (as picture shown below)

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then place B piece right side facing down on top of the outer piece A.

Pin it around the side, leave a gap on the top part of the Notes Pocket.

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Sew all 3 sides and half of the top side with a opening gap. (To turn over later on). I like to leave a bigger gap, cause it will be easier to turn over.

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Once you done, you have completed the project! Do testing by putting some coins or cards in.

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If you want more card slots, you can skip the coins pocket replace with some more card slots. Or if you can DIY other designs like coin pocket at the back of the wallet is also fine.

I will do up a tutorial to help you understand more with this project! Stay tune on my tutorial updates! 🙂

HAPPY SEWING!

What Should you do if your Dog got Choked by his Chew

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Choking happen when your dog chew on something that is unusual, such as toys, slippers or even food like big pieces treat or bones that will cause dehydrated for your dogs.

This can cause serious injuries and need to know what your pets is doing by monitor them daily. If you want to get toys or treats for your furballs, do check with the store assistant for advice, Toys should be safe and durable, while food should be bite size.

These are the possible signs to cause choking animal

  • Gagging Action 
  • Drooling Excessively 
  • inability to swallow 
  • Stretching out its neck to get more air 
  • Sometime frantic and agitated (due to distress)
  • Collapsing and losing consciousness 

A choking dog may panic and bite/injure his owners. Try to make your dog calm down and if he allow you to touch, if is safe to do so, you can open his mouth and check whether you can see any object and if  you can reach safely try to remove it slowly and gentle without panic or when the dog is calm.

Tips and Techique for Small dogs 

  • Position your dog in a standing position and kneel next to your dog.
  • Position your knuckles just under his last set of ribs and use your other hand to support the knuckles. 

Tips and Techique for Large dogs 

  • Positon your dog in a standing position and stand over your pet
  • Position a fist under his last set of ribs, use other hand wrapped over the fist (like hugging him from the top).

If your dog not getting any better, Stop and do a Heimlich like Manoeuvre. 

How to do Heimlich manoeuvre (For large and small dogs)

This is similar to what is done in humans, make a fist under the sternum and short upwards, forced are used to forced the air out of the lungs. This may be enough to help remove the object so your furball can work it out with its tongue. 

  • Push firmly towards you and upwards towards the pet’s head quickly for 5 times. 
  • Check his mouth and remove any object (if it’s safe and possible to do so)
  • If the pet is still choking, repeat another 5 times, if still not working, rush him down to the vet and seek for medical attention.
  • At any point of time, if your dog become unconscious, start  CPR and mouth to snout breathing on him while on the way to the vet.

HAPPY DOG-OWNING!

 

Pets: How to Control your Hamster Diet

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Hello, Hamster lovers! I goanna share with you how to control your pet hamster diet for Roborovski. 

Mostly all hamster looks fat, just like a fury ball! Some is because their hair too bucky and some is … really FAT.

Lets talk about how to control their diet.

For an adult Roborovski should weight range from 25 – 35g. But overweight are common to hamsters cause it’s very easy to over feed these little ones. They get overweight easily is because we often pamper our fur friends with food or treats that are high in sugar, flour based ingredients. All these contain weight gain. Hence, treats should be given only twice weekly at most. 

Overweight Causes

Overweight may cause heart problems, fatty liver diseases and joint pain in hamster.

How to control your hamster diet

Exercise is the key for Roborovski, Some hamster love their wheels and they do exercise in the morning just like humans do! Shouldn’t be an issue for these breed cause they are extremely active and loves running. To be surprised, Roboroski hamster can run the distance of four humans marathons! WHAT! cool or what? Ha-ha!

Do also check : 

  • check on their Wheel is it the correct size.
  • any uneven surfaces on the wheel.
  • Give them treats only once a week.

They might not enjoy the run due to discomfort. 

Helps with their Exercise

There are a few things you can do to help them and encourage them to exercise by building a tunnel using unused paper rolls.

Healthy Tips 

Feed them with small bits of vegetables, cucumbers, celery are all fat free! Can train them for exercise by putting small bits on along the tunnel or their wheel. I always do that to my hamsters and i feel heathly too! 😀

So, do observed and monitor whether these vegetable cause diarrhoea in your hamster. Another option is to purchase a Running Ball.

HAPPY PET-OWNING!

 

Lifestyle: How to Boil an Egg

How to Boil an Egg

Step 1: 

Take out the eggs from refrigerator and place them in a single layer in a pot, close it with fitting lid.

Step 2: 

Cover the eggs with water at least 1 inch above the top of the eggs.

Step 3: 

Place the pot over to medium heat, uncovered, and boil until the water is boiling.

Step 4: 

Remove the pot from the heat, cover it and let it stand for 12 minutes to hard-boil and 6 minutes to soft boil.

Step 5:

Using a heatproof slotted spoon, scoop out the eggs and place them in a bowl of ice water. For 10 minutes.

Step 6:

Hold up the egg and slowly crack on the table gently, until you see crack line. Slowly peel off the skin, and you’re ready to serve.

Tips: If you notice the white seeping out of a cracked egg during boiling, add a little vinegar to the water. This can helps the proteins in the egg white coagulate faster, sealing the crack.

HAPPY COOKING!

What are the Causes for Cats having Hair Loss/Bald Ears

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What are the causes for Bald Ears / Hair Loss

Bald ears is just means hair loss on their ears areas. The hair loss probably progressed very slowly until it became more plain. There are many causes of hair loss from the ears, they include fungal, it can be infections, fur mite or flea infestation, allergies from food and / or the environment, hormonal imbalance, environmental conditions, dietary deficiencies, behavioural issues or inherited genes that code for hair loss. It should not be causing any itchiness or pain. 

What are the other possiblities that causes Hair loss

You should be able to see if there are any bald, red spots or discoloured areas. Clean out the ears and check if there is any ear discharge.

There are a few consideration to check:

  • Is there a change in diet?
  • Or any new food/treats being introduced?
  • Are there any other cats in the house that may be sucking or licking each other ears?
  • Is there anything or anyone in the house that could be stressing your cat out?
  • Are there any new plants, animals or humans in the house , or new chemical being used?

Process of Examine

If you have any of this above, a visit to the vet is needed. To check for skin and ear infections. Blood test will be carried out to rule out horomonal imbalances such as abnormal levels of thyroid hormones or cortisol levels.

The vet will need to examine the whole body to see if there are any other parts that are starting to loss hair, any red or discoloured areas, any loose skin flakes or small ectoparasites. Also for the ears need to examined for ear mites, or yeast or bacterial infections. They will also run a fine-toothed comb through your feline’s coat to check for any small skin flakes and fleas. 

HAPPY CAT-OWNING!

 

 

Facts about Cat Breed Devon Rex

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Devon Rex

Size: Small, 2.3-4.5kg

Colours: White, Black, Blue, Chocolate, cinnamon, lavander and red, smoke pattern, Tortiseshell and pointed patterns.

Grooming: Frequently, Minimal Brushing

Exercise: Active, frequent exercise.

life Span: 9-15 years

Characters

Devon Rex are friendly and socialable. They have many nicknames, like Pixie cat, the alien cat or even call a poodle cat.

They love being around its owner for as long as possible no matter what it’s doing. Because they loved to be company by people and also other animals.

This active and intenligent cat can be trained to play simple games such as fetch. Of cause interactive toys are also great for these cats.

Appearence

They have a long neck, round and wide eyes. Large ears, a wavy haired coat and a unique head shape which is different from other breeds.

Grooming

Their coat is easy to maintain and doesn’t shed very often. There is one part need to take care of is their large ears, to advoid infections will have to do weekly checks.

They are suitable for owners who are allergic to cat fur. As for brushing, they need to be gently groomed. They need to be showered in every few weeks.

Health

They are generally healthy, but they have conditions like hypertrophic cardimyopathy, luxating patella and hereditary myopathy which affects muscle function.

You may ask for advise from the vet to know more about the conditions. 

This is all about Cats Breed Devon Rex. This cat breed suitable for first time owner, for family who have children too!

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HAPPY CAT-OWNING!

How to choose the right Puppy/Dog Campion as a Beginners

How to choose a Dogs for Beginners

These are the few that need to be considered before you think of getting a pet dog.

Most important part is, have to be considerate if you have children or others who are allergic to fur stuff. Might want to consider having Hypoallergenic Dogs. The size of the dog also one of the important to take note of, you won’t want to scare anyone in your house thou. Especially when you have children or newborn babies. I mean is good to have babies growing up with pets. Such wonderful memory which I feel that’s so sweet to have them playing together having fun!

Are you ready to have your first dog? To spend your life with him and be you dog champion!

Breed

There are a lot of dog breed to choose from. From dog breed to dog type, maintaining to training for beginners is quite difficult for them. It takes a lot of time and patience to look after a dog friend. They are like your lifetime partner, spending the happy moment, teach them and give them a wonderful life like they always deserve it! If you love Pets, cherish them like a treasure. Because they have a personality just like Humans.

Some are friendly, some are fierce. Some are really playful but some are easy to train.

Some may need more care on high maintenance like grooming or bring them out just like daily exercise for them. As they also love to run around the backyard and spending time together. Also with low maintenance where there’s no need to be worried about as they will somehow look after themselves at home or even families too.

Or if you do love small breed dogs, some small space area that will be fine too. A large breed is mainly for big houses and some may use up electrical too like Husky. They may need Air – condition space. So have to make the right choice and to make sure you plan everything for them.

Most of the dog’s lover loved to have a big dog family and very responsive with their champion. However you will love to mix them around with other breed dogs, good mixer dog are the best choice. If you want to have puppies with just to make sure you approach a vet clinic for advise first before you start breeding, especially for beginner dog owner.

Size, Traits

Maybe you will know the size comes along, for large for sure is big size, as for small breed it will be small size. Knowing what type of dog you want or the breed, it would be easier. Small breed with small size you can bring around or carry it with a dog bag would be good. As for my experience, if you are taking outside transport is better to bring a bag but if you have your own transport, that would be the best to bring without a bag is up to your choice. If you cannot decide what breed to have best, you might consider medium size breed dog.

A large dog will need a big space for them to run around and a space for a rest area. Huge large with a long tail will need ” wagging tail” with big space too. To prevent from tail injury or damage of household objects.

And comes to the most slightly hard to afford part which is the expenses of your dog. Especially for those who loved dogs and willing to keep them and have them to spend the rest of your life with them, some come with poor finance and wanted to have a dog. Sometime don’t have to buy a dog. I have dog that given from my neighbour all along and I did my very best to give them the best meal and life with them. “The Power of Love”. Can really see that how much I really love a to have a dog.

Just remember to give them the right meal and the right dog food. Do ask a dog assistance for advice before you buy anything which you are not very sure about it. Small breed dog will defiantly lesser expenses. But for large breed will be quite hard to afford to cause their meals is the super big amount. For advice, you might need to consider wisely before you thought of having a large breed. Most headache part is the medical bill. If you didn’t take good care of them, all the expenses will go to the medical bill, and it’s gonna be a disaster.

Before you set out to look at puppies, you will need to do a lot of research and make discussions. This is the only way to help you Ensure to find a puppy that has the traits, size, and shape, personality to fit your lifestyle.

Best is to sit down and discuss with your families members some important point:

What you want from a dog

How much time do you have?

What type of dog do you prefer, Big or small breed type, hairy or non-shedding

A non-shedding coat means you have to pay for professional grooming throughout your dogs lifetime, Long haired silky breed you will need to carry out grooming session every day by yourself.

Some point you have to get advise just to make sure you have the right choice. Because this is gonna be with you for the rest of your life, life spends with your dog are so important to them.

Ask yourself are you willing to make all this commitment? As for character Wise, consider carefully what traits your future dog should have. Talk to dogs owner for some advice if you can. They might have some experience and ideas together.

Energy and exercise 

Think about your character, what kind of character are you. Are you as sporty as some of the dogs who love to walk, run around, love to play and exercise? Or are you quiet person who love peaceful and spend more time with your dog indoor in the backyard hanging around with your Neighbour dogs. Getting energy level right is important. If you are a person who is not really sporty and would prefer a dog to lie down and do nothing most of the time, then don’t choose working breed.

Find out how much exercise your choice of dog will need. One of the best ways is to check out with your friends or Neighbour who have a dog breed that interest you, get to know them well cause this can give you useful insights into both benefits and downside of your chosen breed.

Grooming

This is the most basic care for a dog, it’s also very important to their appearance, like nails. This is one of my most concern since I have dogs. As for what I know, if you didn’t do the nail trim when is needed, it may grow longer and once longer it might hurt them and at that point of time, it may cause blood and it can be very painful.

As for the puppy, you will need a supplement for the start. Cause it may need to take extra care and if you want to train them well, you will need to put in a lot of heart and patient. Accompanied is the most needs. They may want more attention from you and this will affect their behavior each time they grow. Maybe need to get those care products like cleaning of eyes, ears. These are all important too. If you are planning to go on grooming once or twice a month, they should be no problem. But if you know how to use those products by yourself, make sure you read all the instruction carefully before using it, to give extra careful, this is really much of my concern. ^^

So this are the few points which you need to know before you want to have a dog. Hope this infomation helps you!

HAPPY DOG-OWNING!

 

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Laptop Zip Case

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Hello! Welcome readers! Was busy doing more and more sewing projects now! Feel so tempted everyday to do up one projects and here it goes! I’ve made a laptop case this time round with a zipper ones. Previously I did a envelope one and I quite like it. Especially its comfy to hold.

There are many fabric type to do sewing, This time I used a quilt fabric. Which is better for doing big project like laptop case or bags etc. Because needs something that can hold your laptop well so that it wont spoil your laptop when you bring out.

I found out there is also nice quilt fabric which I just realise. Quilt Fabric looks something like this. They are more on doing Patchwork crafts, Comes with a batting with it so it looks more thick.

I feel this is even better, but there are only few designs out there. So you can just hunt for it in your local fabrics store.

I goanna show you how I sew a laptop case with zip.

It’s very similar to the zip pouch.

Step 1:

Measure your laptop, I’m cutting out one whole piece of fabric and fold to half so that the bottom is seal leave with the side opening. (The Size of the case is depends on the measurement of your laptop)

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Step 2:

You can align your zipper first to the fabric and see how you want your zip to be. I align my zip until the side, for both side one side shorter one longer so it can hold the laptop.

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Pin it in place to see the overall picture. 

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Once you done with the alignment, Turn the fabric to the wrong side. Start sewing the sides with a zipper foot all the way to the other side.

How do i close the zipper end:

I sew it across at the end. Do a backstitch 1-2 times. 

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Turn it back right side out, it will look like this. 

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And try it on your laptop!

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TADAH! You’re done!

Is easy right ? The zipper should be quite challenging to sew but just have to make sure your alignment is correct that should be fine!

For the zipper i get those in one YardsSELRES_7e6df0b2-596a-4cdc-b27d-4192b94eb37aSELRES_11b59bb6-ad57-4b0c-b3a7-09b81824f7e9SELRES_36ea7fc9-5e80-4790-8df8-36c066df958bSELRES_b2660643-e652-43f3-90df-9528cbc3600e, comes with zipper puller. Some store have to buy seperately, if you are not sure how long you want the zipper, is good to buy in yards, so that you can measure and cut off the excess. They do have a few designs, like with pendants, or those just normal ones.

What i like about the zipper pullers is i can choose the one with nice ring on it, like the one i using for this project i choose a Zipper Ring which is super cute. You can hunt for nice pendants on it. Or if you know the measurement of the zipper, feel free to get those ready ones 12″inches long or even longer.

So hope this tutorial helps you and stay tune for my video tutorial ! will update real soon!

HAPPY SEWING!

 

About Me

Hello !

Welcome to Msbloggies! 
 

My little space to share what i’ve been loved to do in my life.

My name is Shirlene, Xuanxuan is my nickname :). i started my blog in 2017.
I do crafts, draw and ARTS is totally my thing. I just started sewing in 2017, and i also do crochet, knitting, all sorts of crafts which i have learn, and I would love to shared with people who love crafts too! 

If you like my post or my blog, feel free to subscribe or like or even share for me, i will be greatful to hear your feedback or advise!

I will be blogging about Sewing, Crafts like crochet, knitting, Pets! I’m a dog lover. lastly is travel! Everyone’s love travels! 
I super love too! Travel around the world is so much fun! But i’m not much a travller , but will share with you what i’ve experience and definetly some guides too!

Lastly, I would like to tell you guys I will be starting on my little shop online portion to my blog. Coming Soon! Sadly is only to locals. Hope you guys can check it out!

Yay! So that’s what i love to do in my life i hope you have your support too!

See you around! 😉

HAPPY READING!