National day is drawing near... this means ATC on Parade is round the corner too! Like last year, I'm participating in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) Exhibition, organized by Pauseability. This year, we'll be having the exhibition @Bishan Library, 6th - 13th Aug 2009. Come join us for a trading session on 13th August (Thursday) from 6.30-8.30pm at Bishan Library to mark the closing of the exhibition, or U can also take this opportunity to meet all the ATC-artists. Cya! :)
Last Saturday was more chaotic than usual at our monthly KBCC, simply because we had a full house of 16 participants & literally scraps of materials everywhere! Nonetheless, it was a fun-filled afternoon for everyone still :D
Check out our colourful "stationery store" for the day. We had such a wide variety of materials to choose from, we were spoilt (& confused??) with choices! :P Thank u Moses, Corine & Laura, for sharing your resources.
Some KBCC Crafters like to bring their kids along to craft. It's really heart-warming to see these parent-child interact & collaborate in creating their very own masterpieces. Well done, parents & kids! ;)
Check out our beautiful masterpieces. I must say I'm really proud of our creations, especially since most of us were doing scrapbooking for the very first time! Yay! ;)
Special THANKS to Corine, who has so generously volunteer to share her scrapbooking experience. We really learnt a lot from you :)
Once again, our special guest, EeWei, graced our humble session with her very special northern light sky, lovingly posted all the way from Edmonton. Moses is now the lucky proud owner of this lovely handmade photoframe & in return, he's also made something special for EeWei. EeWei, I'm sure it'll bring tears to ur eyes... hehe... :P
Would also like to take this opportunity to introduce & acknowledge 2 members of KBCC, who's been so enthusiastic & helpful all these while....
First of all, someone whom many of u, especially newbies who just joined us recently, are very familiar with, our Honorary Usher @Sembawang MRT - Laura! Thank u for helping fetch newbies to our crafting studio...
Then we have our Honorary Facebook Photographer - Siti! Thank u for always being so efficient in posting up the photos the day after KBCC. I'm sure EeWei LOVES u very much! :D
Details on our August session...
KBCC #17 - StrawArt
Date: 29th August 2009 (Sat)
Things to Bring: SMALL tip scissors
Synopsis: See how these ordinary drinking straws magically turn into colourful little creatures! (will post photo up soon :P)
Pls email Betsy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP by 24th August (Mon).
"Hey Betsy, thanks for making knitting an addictive experience. You have made this a most enjoyable experience & has successfully helped me overcome my "fear" of knitting anything bigger than a piece of square." - Hugs, Nakeisha, 23rd July 2009
"Dear Auntie Betsy,
Thank you so much I love my pretty booties! I'm gonna ask mummy to learn (from you) to make more for me. Heehee... ;-)"
-xoxo, Mea, 21st July 2009
Registration for KBCC #16 - ScrapBooking is CLOSED. There has been an overwhelming response & the session on 25th July is already FULLY BOOKED. If u are still keen, feel free to email Betsy (email@example.com) to indicate your interest. Once there's enough enquiries, we will have another session of ScrapBooking in 1 or 2 month's time :) Thank u all for your enthusiasm in crafting! :)
"Hi Betsy, Can't believe I've completed a cardigan! Thanks so much for the guidance along the way. Instructions are clear & it's pleasant chatting with you every lesson :)" - Chenyen, 7th July 2009
Past 2 weeks have been just catching up on orders & preparing for monthly MAAD. Just realized that I have been taking photos of all the orders I made, but have failed to post them all up here on my blog :P "Then take for what???" A Knotty Fan asked me this morning :P hehe... here are only some of the orders that I've been making for the past 2 weeks... :)
Knotty Booties & Beanie Set have been our Knotty Fans' all-time-favourite. The 1st is for a baby shower gift, the 2nd is just to add on to a lucky little princess' wardrobe... :)
This pair is definitely a cutie, customized with a ringing bell... :)
This is the most bizarre orders I've ever had so far! Di of Parentlink (a Doula* based in Singapore) first requested for a knitted uterus (Nope, u did not read wrongly nor misunderstood me... it was indeed a uterus that Di had asked me to knit! But forgot to take photo of my knitted uterus :( *boohoo*) last month, then she ordered placenta with umbilical cord! These are all props for her classes. Check out her website :)
*A Doula is a person, usually a woman, who is professionally trained to assist a woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born.
Well now, I'm preparing for this weekend's Singapore Arts Street & working on a knitted sculpture, which I hope to submit to a small sculpture show :) Will keep u posted if I do get in to the show! Wish me luck ;P
Yesterday 4 newbie joined our Funky Knit Journey. Read about their 1st knitting experience below...
"Dear Betsy, knitting really need 2 hands & brain to work together... this is tough... however, I'm glad & happy because your patient guidance throughout the workshop had helped me complete my hp pouch. I love it!! Thanks!" - Han, 5th July 2009
"Dear Betsy, thanks for your warm welcome! I really enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for your guidance, I love my handphone pouch! & I want to learn more!!! Cya!" - Iris, 5th July 2009
"Why everyone starts with 'Dear Betsy'? Anyway... Dear Betsy, I didn't expect knitting to be easy to learn. This way of learning is definitely better than YouTube & books. Simply because they cannot 'undo' mistakes, but you can! I won't mind learning a little more about knitting. Now, I'm feeling inspired to make big things with this simple technique you taught me!" - ShuaiXun, 5th July 2009
"Hello! eh... knitting is much easier than crochet lor! ... Thank you for teaching me!" - Peiling, 5th July 2009