Happy Birthday to all the August Babies!

Hello ! everyone and Happy Birthday from me to all the August Babies!

And me, my dad and my little niece!

Times flies! and here I go older 1 year again… I was so afraid of being old! but this is the stage where everyone will be going through! Well, we can’t avoid it anyway! So just stay happy and smile each day!

Sometimes it’s just hard to smile when there is nothing to smile :D! At least for now I live a happier life with my dad and family. I just wish those moment that we had will continue. Seeing my dad happy, I’m happy too!

I was wondering, our relationship of my family will it be better and better?

Pass few months, maybe yes! but now a bit of sadness that comes from my dad really makes me feels like.. upset too. But I keep tell myself that it will be better and not matter how hard it is, we are still one family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US ALL !

One year older again! Life will be better ahead !

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Life : Taking Courses to Upgrade Myself

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I was browsing through a website, is like a school. Was intro by one of my sister’s friend.

Everytime I wanted to attend something, the only thing I most worried is the fees. Well nothing’s free.

But this time I have heart of being brave to look through and enquiry about the school. That’s what my friend advise me too. So , I went to do it and I finally found some course that I can join and something that I can learn for myself .

There are a few things I wanted to take in and learn . But my boyfriend always told me “take one step at a time.” Haha. So each time he keep repeat to me cause I always wanted to do alot of things at one time. I just can’t help it . But now I slowly getting it and hope I can maintain it throughout the process.

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So! I told up this course which related to what I’m doing now ! SEWING ! Haha! And I quite excited to learn how to sew clothing ! As you can see my blog I did sewing on accessories and all but now ! I’m interested in making clothes ! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Ya I’m moving on to next step. So I took up a course “textile and textile process.” This course I bet it will be useful , it will let you understand more about fabrics and the tools we use. Sounds good to me !

Best is the most worried has gone! I don’t have to pay any fees other than $10 application fee, which means! I only pay a $10 fee to attend a course of 7 days?! And the course cost $80.25 for 1 module 7 lessons. To me is worth, cause I get to know the basic first before you go for any sewing classes. As I also want to know more about fabrics so that I know which fabrics to use for making what type of items.

Friday, 31 Aug 18 was my first class, the feeling for going school alone was boring and purpose is make new friends but I did manage to talk.. I was wondering what was my classmate first sight of me .. I was hoping to make new friends if not I will just enjoy my class! Our teacher was a Indian lady, and she seems very nice. Most important is I can understand the lesson and her speaking 😬. I think this is my main concern 😅.

The class provide us notes and tools for the activities that we have. But best is we can bring back the note for referring. 👍🏻!

I can say the class is quite entertaining, people share their thoughts and dreams on what they want to be in the future ! So wish me all the best ! 👍🏻🥂!

Paint Brush Hairs and Bristles

Paint Brush Hairs and Bristles

After knowing your paintbrushes, this is another part that needs to know about Brush Hair and Bristles.

Paint brushes are either made from natural hairs or synthetic hairs. They are soft and stiff. For soft brushes are good for thin paint which helps spread easily on watercolour paint, as well as detailed work. As for Stiff, hard brushes are used in the thick paint when using a certain technique in oil painting.

Nature hair or a Synthetic hair better?

Synthetic hair are man-made of either nylon or polyester works very well with acrylic paint, but can be damaged for natural hair brushes and a large painting.

However, brushes for acrylics can be used for oil and watercolour painting. Natural hair brushes for acrylics unless you are willing to replace it often cause it may ruin natural fibres quickly when you keep your brush in the water with the chemicals when painting with acrylics.

The synthetic hair brush is cheaper than Natural hair brushes. A good synthetic brush is rugged, can maintain the shape well and easy to be clean.

I would recommend synthetic hair brush but at the end of the day is still up to you to choose and decide what brush suites you well for your artwork.

Note: Cheap brush may not works well and your painting might not turn out perfect.

Natural Hairs Paintbrush

  • Sable

Sable has an ultimate soft brush which is made from the hairs on the tail of a sable. Sable brush can be pricey, but they are quite stable to use for flexibility and a fine point. As for Kolinsky Sable, they are from Siberia that has a tradition which considered as best hair for watercolour brushes, good for painting fine details and very thin paint.

  • Squirrel

Squirrel hair brush is soft with little spring. But larger squirrel brushes work better cause they have support from the hairs and also cheaper than Sable.

  • Hog/bristle

These brushes are best for oil painting. They can be used for both oils and acrylics. As you paint after a while, they will become softer. The hard brush hair is made from the back of a hog, which will give you strong yet springy hair. They are good for holding a large amount of paint.

  • Ox

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Ox brushes are strong and springy hair. Mostly used in flat shaped brushes.

  • Pony

Pony hair brushes don’t work well as they don’t form a good point compared to goat ones. Can be found in watercolour brushes.

  • Goat

They form a good point, but its lacks of spring. Usually used in calligraphy and Chinese brush painting.

So, hope this guide helps you to understand what is Brush Bristle and Hairs.

HAPPY PAINTING!

Best Summer Fashion Top/T Shirt For Pets Dog / Cat

Hello everyone! Here are some best Summer fashion for your furry friends! I’m selling some pets collection stuff, like clothing and accessories! Feel free to check this out!

 

Style: Tee Shirt

Designs: Hello, Be Happy

Colour: Yellow, Green,

Size: XS-XL

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Style: Tee Shirt

Designs: Doodle Draw

Colour: Pink, Blue, Dark Blue, Red

Size: XXS – L

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Style: Sleeveless Top

Designs: London, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse

Colour: Grey, Red

Size: XXS – L

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Style: Sleeveless Top

Designs: Paw Print

Colour: Pink, Purple

Size: XS-XL

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Check out my online store @ Carousell !

Do PM me if you would like to buy any of the items, Do take note all my items are PreOrder and only for local:)!

5 Painting Essential Kit You Need for Painting Beginner

As a beginner for painting, the most frustrated thing to think of is what kind of brush should I get? Or how should I start with? Where to get the material with Budget price?

Let’s me share with you what I’ve experience.

Sometimes beginners may not know how does painting work or how to start . Especially for self learner. As for me I self learn drawing for myself as I love drawing and arts since I young. But now I’m moving on to painting. Just because I’ve interest in it and I want to try out myself.

What I did was:

– I watch thru video tutorials from other people first. Get to know what painting like, and understand how it works before getting materials. Because it’s Goanna be pricey for some material and if you don’t know what material you need , you goanna put a waste to it.

– You can also borrow books from library, or get online courses if you are not confident yet. Cause I myself also don’t have much confident too. It takes time to learn to get use to it. Feel free to go for classes, it really up to you. To me I just prefer to learn myself. ^^

So now you know some of my tips, let’s move on to the materials that you need to get for beginner painting! Here are the 5 essential kit needed for a painting beginner.

Sketch Pad

Sketch Pad is the first thing that I would buy, as for beginner you need to learn and get use to paint and practice on draft paper first before you move to actual painting on canvas. So get your own drawing block, draft and practice your skills first before you spend more money on the actual material.

Watercolour paint

For beginner, I would suggest to learn from watercolour paint if you just started. Cause I feel for watercolour is quite easy to learn and paint. I mean to me, this is one of the basic that we need to learn and understand before we move on to another step. But of cause the most basic step is to learn how to draw with pencil first. That is the very beginner step of an artist. If you know how to draw, everything shouldn’t be a problem. Just have to go with the basic step to start of with. If you feel comfortable with drawing, next step you can move on with painting with watercolour.

Watercolour are quite expensive if you are looking at brand. But normal like for 12 or 16 colours, but for 24 or 36 colours will be slightly expensive.

Paint palette

This is another tool that you need to have if you want to learn painting of cause. Some paint set come with a palette, so you don’t have to get another one. But palette are quite affordable. You can choose to get a separate one if you want too. This is optional to get if you are good to go with the set one, would be good to use for practice.

Easel

Easel have a few types like table easel or the Normal with stand. As for me I would prefer to get a table easel for starting and if you are really into painting, would be a good choice. Is affordable and I think is worth as a beginner painter. For the Normal ones, will be very pricey and usually people can’t afford it. But is okay to stick with the table ones. You can just save up the money and get one anytime once you get use to it.

Usually the easel are made of wood, I would recommend to get the wooden ones cause I find it more stable? And now there are also metal ones. which is more cheaper but I guess is still worth the buy.

Brushes

Brushes comes in lots of  different shapes and sizes. If you want to know more about brushes before you proceed your purchase, check out my post on “Understanding your Tools : Paint brush“.

Brushes will depends on how you want to do your art work, large or small painting. As for beginner I would suggest to get few sizes or you can go with what suites you best. Round pointed brushes is best, around size 3, medium 5-6, and large size 12.

I would recommend to get better quality ones, cause the cheaper ones not really good to use and the hair will keep drop off after using awhile. Sometimes, they do sell those with one set one at those small stationery shops, especially when they keep it for long time and the brush is like are quite bad quality.

You can get those that have sample and touchable ones. So that you can feel the brush and know what size you need.

Hope this post helps you get your right tools for beginner painting! This guide is base on what I experience, and I would like to share with all the beginner art lovers. Share with me yours too! ^^

HAPPY PAINTING!

Understanding your Painting Tool: Paint Brushes

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Once you learn painting, Paint brush is like your life tool. As you paint, you will slowly understand how the brush do the job for you and you will get familiar with the way the brushes handle the paint. This post will help you to understand and get the right paintbrush for your project!

Paintbrush comes in different sizes and shapes. What makes me bothering is Watercolours and Acrylic Paintbrush is it the same and can it be use for both?

Let me tell you what I know. I actually found out that the local Arts store do sell brushes that can be use for both Watercolours and Acrylic. So! It’s kind of convenient! Are you thinking what I’m thinking now? It’s good thou, cause you don’t have to get too many brushes! Just check the description on the package before you purchase anything! Ha Ha!

First, let’s learn more about brushes! Paintbrush makes you headache when choosing them cause they comes in really a lot of sizes and shapes which I don’t even know which to get.

So here is a guide on Understanding your Painting Tool: Paint Brush. Especially for beginner, It’s really kind of confusing while choosing the tools, There are too many types of brushes out there.

So, I did some research before I bought any of the tools. Let’s get to it:

Shape 

There are 8 main shape for Acrylic, oils and watercolours. Each works on different techniques and level for painting.

RoundRound pointed tip.

Use for: Good for sketching, outlining and detailed work. Ccontrolled washes, filling in small areas. Also create thin and thick lines. The tip become wider when you pressed down using thinned paint better than thick paint.

Pointed Round –  It has a round Sharp pointed tip.

Use for: Helps to create thick and thin lines on your artwork. Fill in areas of a painting, small and tight spaces and also adding detail to painting.

Flat – This is flat, have a square end.

Use for: Can be use for bold strokes, washes, also filling wide spaces. The edges can use it to create fine lines and stripes. *Recommended for Beginner.

Bright – is flat with curved edge inward tip. It’s hairs is short.

Use for: Good for working up close work. Works well with strokes, thick lines.

Filbert – has a flat and oval shape end.

Use for: For blending, touch up on rounded edges.

Angular Flathas a angled flat end.

Use for: curved strokes, filling corners and also small areas. Uses similar to flat brush.

FanThis brush looks like a fan shape, Spread hairs.

Use for: good for feathering, leaves on trees. If you are using it for Acrylic painting, I suggest to use strong ones, to prevent the hairs clumped when paint.

Detail Round The hairs and handle are short and round.

Use for: Details and short strokes of cause.

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Sizes

Paint brush also come in different sizes, sometimes is kind of confusing to choose which size to get. Cause there are really too many! From 0 to size 24. Usually beginner can start off with mid size which is 6 to 8. Then slowly once you get used to it, you can move on to other sizes you need according to your painting style.

As for my own suggestion, I will recommend to get 3 type of brush first. Flat, Round Pointed and Detail. For the size can get a 3, 6, & 12 for Round Pointed. I feel this is the most basic brush size to get for starting. It’s also depends on which size you prefer, and what project you are doing, just do what works for you well.

So, hope this guide will help you on finding your tools for your painting. Feel free to share with me your idea ^^.

HAPPY PAINTING!

3 Most Affordable Small animal that you can have as a Pet

 

Are you a pet lover? If you are, this is a post for you! Most of the people who love pets and sometime pet are hard to afford like dogs ?

There is also some things to take consideration before getting a pet. Ask yourself,

Are you ready to have a pets?

what’s the things that you need to know about the pets you want, like do they suit you or your families members?

Defiantly a lot of things to know first before you decide.

As for small animals, I guess it not much difficult cause they only need to be feed and of cause CARE is the most responsible!

So what are the small animals to have? If you love a dog but you couldn’t get it because it’s too ex and cannot afford for now, how bout consider having a small pets like:

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Hamsters

Hamsters? Yes. They are small and tiny also in big sizes available. They only need a small cage to stay and some treats and food to feed. Most important is the bedding. They need to clean up once a week or maybe twice will be good.

Hamsters are cute little creatures when you bring them out of the cage for some exercise with a exercise ball or indoor running wheel. And the cutest part is sometimes they just stare at something and just stop down there (blank out) HAHA! Is fun when you take some nice shots or video to post on social media and share around the world!

They come in different breed, like small winter white, roborovski. The largest breed is Syrian. Syrian hamster size is about 6 – 7inches.

Check out your local store for more info on the hamster breed. The price range from $12 SGD onwards for hamster itself. For the accessories like cage, food etc.. will be $20 onwards. Some may depend on which store you find, those at HDB area will be cheaper than the mall pet shop.

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Birds – Parrots or birds

Birds are cute! But they can be quite stink when you never clean them. Usually need to be clean once or twice weekly. That will be good because they live in small caged and they do shit a lot. Well, if you see outside birds you will know what I mean. HAHA.

Mostly birds can be found is birds pet shop which is seldom saw it around. But parrots will be available in those pet store that are in the HDB area. Some parrot may need to be in the cage, but some can be freedom without the cage but with the leg locked. I guess is to prevent them from flying away.

Some parrot can be train well, it will also depends on how you take care of it. It’s kind of fun to have parrot as pet and you can bring them out anytime. The price range is about $200 ++ or can be found lower depends on the bird breed or colour of the parrot I guess or maybe it’s already trained, that’s the reason why the price will be higher I guess.

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Fish

Fish is defiantly most cheapest you can find at those pets farm and pets store too! Price range from $5 onwards or lower I guess. Of cause for people who love fish a lot suit to have fish. Because you can’t bring them out of play with them like others pets.

It’s kind of boring but depends on what you love to have. I feel is more for like seeing them swimming around the tank. Somewhat makes you feel better? Some people love fish because they are easy to maintain, They need to change water and feed them regularly. The fun thing to do is you can get the decorations to put in the tank make it like “Castle”. (You know what I mean. HAHA).

And also there are shrimps, hermit crab etc. to choose from. But compare to fish, these creatures might need to spend more for their needs like maintaining of water level. Cause they don live in just normal water.

I have a roughly budget which is about $100 min to spend on the tank, food and maintaining products for shrimps.

For fishes some need filter as oxygen to live some might not need. Still need to depends on the fishes. But to get advise more, do check with the shop so that you will know what to do and what to buy to prevent getting cheated.

The food and maintenance products price range about $15 onwards. Do check out some of the farm will have cheaper offer too.

So, these are the few pets that you can consider to have with a low-budget. Hope this info helps you. Most important is you need to have time to change and care for your pet. The key word is “Time”. HAHA.

Useful Tips:

Don’t rush to get a pet if you can’t afford it. Take some time for discussion before you decide anything.

Check out for breed or pet that you want to have before you decide getting it.

Think about the budget that you have first. Because they might need medical support, food and some other misc. stuff needed.

Small pets needs products like vitamin, Treats or etc. that are important, but not as much as for dog or cat. Some products are not necessary to have it. But it’s still up to you as long as you have the budget that will be fine 😉

Hope this post will help you in getting your favourite forever pets!

HAPPY PET-ING!

5 Essential Things to get before even bringing home your Dog/Puppy

Hello! everyone! Here is another post on pets, 5 Essential things to get before even bringing home your dog.

Recently, one of my friend just bought a new pet puppy! I was so excited even thou I want it so much but after today I learn a lot of things which I don’t know about getting a puppy. As I always have adult dogs from people who can’t keep them. From all this time I had experience about dogs stuffs, things and I always wanted to learn new things also to know what are the important for having a pet.

Let me share with you a bit of her character and some things that I found out on having a puppy for the first time. Hope this will be useful for first timer who are going to have a puppy as first pet.

Of cause if you are getting a puppy, there are some things that you need to have in order to trained them and let them get use to a new home. If you are getting a dog, I think shouldn’t be much worry or have to? But depends on the dog if its well-trained I think shouldn’t  be a problem. But just take your time and let them know what they do is right or wrong, I bet they will be trainable and well-known after a while 🙂 As for what I experience before. Even though is not easy at all but is just takes time ^^.

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Pet Toy

The toy is a chewing toy, more to play with her on the ground. For now she is too small to play rough toy or action like throwing of balls and all.

Is good to have at least one or two toy to play with. Can also slowly trained them and play with them cause they are active when you put them on the ground.

Isn’t she cute? AWWW. she’s so soft and cuddly. When I carry close to me, she is like a gentle little pal. But she is super active when she is on the ground with her favourite toy.

We were busy the whole day looking for accessories and all the needs stuff for the puppy to be in a good and comfy home.

We’ve prepare a cage which is a metal type, it has 4 side and just have to gather up together and it will look like a cage or Can get a cage which is fixed one, might come with a peeing tray I guess. As long there is space for them to rest and potty.

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Potty Trainer

First few things we buy was the Potty trainer spray. This one is to prevent the odour smell when your puppy pee on the floor or etc. This works well cause I can’t really smell pee on the mat.

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Puppy Trainer

Next will be this Puppy Trainer drop. This one has a strong smell. Just drop 1-2 drop on the peeing pad. To let the puppy smell so that they will know where is the right place to pee. It works after a while.

We did an experiment test:

When we put the peeing tray in the cage, the puppy choose to pee on the wooden mat. We found out that each time she pee is always the same spot. Cause we put the peeing tray on the right side of the cage, and she use to pee on the left side. So what we did was, we shifted the tray to the left side instead. And it works! she got it and she keep pee on the correct spot on the tray itself.

How wonderful! In just one day she made it to pee on the right spot!

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This drinking bottle was recommend by the pet shop owner. She advice that is good to let puppy learn to drink on the bottle. The reason is because the puppy is still young and is easy for them to drink on the bottle. And also they will look cleaner on the mouth area the water won’t go all over the mouth and the fur too.  Let them have 1 week or more to get use to it.

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Pet Hardness, leash, collar is a must. Because you will need to bring your pet for a short or long walk. Or maybe around your house garden if you have a big one.

If you have big garden, that will be the best to let you dog run around and play. Of cause if you pet need to go for exercise for walk, make sure you do so. Because once you bring them out, you will have to be consistent to bring them every single day. After awhile this will be their habit. Once you never bring them out, I don’t know? maybe they will feel sad. Ha Ha.

Why choose hardness and not just collar with leash?

I used to use collar and leash to bring my dog for walk. But I realise is better to use hardness than collar leash. Cause it may hurt the neck of the dog when you try to hold them back for running away too fast or etc. Especially on the road side, is dangerous when your dog get excited and just dash thru the road. It may cause accident of the innocent.

Maybe for puppies to be safe, will advise to use a hardness to bring them for walk. But for dog, you can still choose to use hardness. Hardness are good for all dogs, but to be safe try to use a hardness. Which I feel is better than using collar and leash.

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Potty Pad

This is a Potty pad, to use it on the potty tray for the puppy to pee. It’s helps for potty trained and the pad will absorb to prevent it smells and also easy to clean up.

Indoor potty is very important, cause you don’t want your dog to mess up your house when you bought them home.

Potty pad also great for elderly dog, sick or disable dogs, and for owner who need to work long hours. You won’t have to clean up so much after a tiring day of work.

These are some of the things that you will need before you get a puppy or pets. Do remember animals is for life. They spend their lifetime with you. Do give them great care and more love to spend and keep the happiest moment as memories. Is just feels great to have a pet in your life. They can be your greatest friend. Especially when they can understand your feelings and cuddle. Some dogs are smart thou.

Happy Pet-Owning!

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Pop Up Pouch

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Here is a post on How to Sew a Pop Up pouch. You will find this pouch very familiar cause usually will see it outside, like to store spectacle, or sunglasses pouch? Yup! I guess so! So I decide to make this pouch. It’s seems to be easy and it’s really easy 😉 And it might suitable for beginners who want to make this ^^.

Materials needed:

  • fabrics & lining
  • metal pop up
  • pins and clips

Let’s check out the steps!

Step 1:

Cut 4 fabric pieces, For the size it can be any size which is convenient to you. You can also measure according to your Pop up metal length.

2 for lining size 5 x 7″

2 outer fabric size 5 x 7″

Measure the top of your fabric and lining piece 1/2 inches in both sides. Mark a line for clearer reference.

After measurement, for the lining piece sew down both side together and leave a gap at the bottom for turning. Do a back-stitch for starting and ending. Outer Piece just sew down both side and bottom. It will look as picture shown below. 

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Step 2:

Align both piece from the opening part to each other. Means the top part opening and pin to each other.

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Step 3:

Sew down the area that you pin it. Until you reach the marking line from step 1. Always remember to do a back-stitch for starting and ending part.

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Step 4:

Once you sew, turn it over. Cut out the excess if needed before turn it over. Make sure all the corners are push out nicely and just press using an iron.

Then fold down the top part until the edge. (as picture shown) Pin or clip it in place.

Sew down the side where the opening side are. (refer to the picture below)

I’m using a metal pop up for the pouch to open and close. It will look something like the picture below.

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Step 5:

Once you done, slot in the metal piece to the hole where you sewed.

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There! And you are DONE! At first I thought it would hard to insert the metal piece, but to be honest, is not as hard as I thought! And I made it! You can too! Try it and have some fun making it.

I will do up a tutorial sooner or later! Please do check out my updates! Hope you have fun doing this project! Do leave me some comments or like or share to help me for my post for people out there who are interested in making this pouch! It’s great for a gift to a friend or families.

HAPPY SEWING!

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!