Friday, January 31, 2014

Altered Projects⎪Inspirational Tags and Amigurumi Workshop

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Today is first day of Chinese NEw Year - And I am pretty excited because this year is gonna be Ivan's first new year going around collecting red packets. I took this photo of pretty Chinese New Year decor at a shopping mall last week. So pretty eh?


Today I am sharing a few tags that I made under 30 minutes on Craftwell blog. I love packing happy mails and add tags to my packaging. I diecuts  plenty of alphabets, doilies and shapes one night and keep them in a mini paper suitcase. So when I want to create something, these die cuts come in really handy when I do layering on my projects.

If you have been following my posts or projects, my favourite dies are probably the doilies and hearts. In these two tags, I added heart doilies to the tag. I always like to die cut a bunch of shapes using white cardstock. If I need it in other colors, I would probably mist it or color it with watercolor. And you will never go wrong with white color too!


For these two tags, I added doilies, ampersand, key and lock die cut that I cut with My Favourite Things die-namics. I love how quick eBosser would die cut a bunch of shapes with its huge platform. I fit like 4 sets of dies (included 2 sets of alphabet dies from A to Z) in one A4 size platform. Just in case you are wondering, the quotes on the tags are typed with one of my vintage typewriter – Royal Future. Love love love the type face and if you squint your eyes, these typewriter has really unique ‘e’.


Do you make tags? I hope this post would inspire you to make some tags with your scraps and die cuts.

And here's a peek of my Vintage tappy - Royal Futura. Love the dropped 'e' and I had a hard time deciding whether I should sell it!

Supplies Used:
Papers – Basic Grey, American Crafts, Studio Calico
Embellishments – Basic Grey
Dies – My Favourtie Things Die-namics
Others – Vintage Typewriter, twine, tine attacher, Mister Huey

Another updates: I am also conducting crochet amigurumi workshop recently. Here's a peek of my tools and also dolls that you can learn to make in my class. Yes, I am kinda obsessed with crochet hooks - I have total 4 sets and I wish I could crochet as much as possible. Crochet is very therapeutic and I enjoy watching youtube (Chinese match making show to be exact ;P) while crocheting.


Here's one of the doll (Pom Pom Purin) you could learn to make in my amigurumi class in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) & Singapore. Huge huge thanks to Mei from Amigurumei for sharing her patterns on her blog generously. Also huge thanks to her for allowing me to use her patterns in my class.


The dolls that you could make in my amigurumi workshop ranging from beginner, intermediate and advanced class. Even beginners who have no crochet skills could learn the basic chains, slip stitch, single crochet and making magic ring and a lot of crochet stitches + knowledge for making you own amigurumi. I would also teach you to read Japanese and US patterns. For more info: email:





  1. If I was closer I would totally take one of your crochet classes! :) I feel very inspired to make tags lately thanks to you and April!

  2. Where is your exact location for the pom pom outing crochet workshop in Singapore??


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