I'm in a Bee!!

I just recently got accepted into a "Scrappy? Sew Bee It" bee group. Thanks to my friend Sana @ Sana Saroti for inviting me to join. This is my first bee and I'm so excited! 

We have 16 members in our bee. What a great group of friendly ladies..I have really enjoyed being a part of it. Each month the queen bee will choose the block design and fabric theme.    

May @ Confessions of a Fabraholic is our queen bee for this month. The block she picked is called "Stargazing" designed by Angela Pingel @ Cut To Pieces in the Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers.

and this is my version of "Stargazing"

I like how it turned out. What do you think? :) 

I still have to do a signature block. I already picked out the design..just have to find time this week to finish it so I can mail them out to May.

On another note, I just found out that I won 6 fat quarters of the Vintage modern and a quilt pattern @ A Bright Corner through the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day..yeah! This is the first time I won a giveaway..and it's for my favorite fabric line. Thank you so much, Andy! :) 

Well, I have to get ready to go to work. Thank you so much for stopping by and please come back again when you have time.

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The winner of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Thank you everyone for participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway :)

The lucky winner who will receive "Hawthorne Threads $25 Gift Certificate"


 Congratulations! I will be contacting the winner to confirm the email address 
and send the gift certificate her way.

 I really appreciate all the comments during the giveaway. I had so much fun reading and getting new ideas to add on my fabric wishlist.


What I got from the "Colour Swap 2012"!

I recently participated in the "Colour Swap 2012" hosted by Lisa @ Lydias Treasures 
and was SUPER lucky to have Lisa as my swap partner. :)
A couple days ago, I found a package in my mailbox at work...traveled all the way from New Zealand and this is what I got
"A Sewing Class Kit"
Lisa picked the perfect fabric combination to make this tote..and the embroidery is super cute..I just love this tote bag.

And these are what I found in the kit
 The coolest pincushion and needle holders I have ever seen..along with the polymer clay pins she made.
A Cath Kidston Mug with an adorable Mug Hug
A fabric notebook with a yoyo on the front for me to take note in the class, a wooden bookmark, a bag that rolls up into a rose and a very lovely card
Thank you so much Lisa for being so kind and thoughtful. 
I will bring my "Sewing Class Kit" to the class with me tomorrow. :)

Thanks to my friends and readers for your visit. 
Please do not forget to enter the "Hawthorne Threads 25$ Gift Certificate" Giveaway which will end on Friday 25/5 at 5 pm PST.


The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway is Here!

Thank you everyone for participating in my first giveaway recently.
Here is another giveaway as promised to celebrate the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway :)

The lucky winner will receive "Hawthorne Threads $25 Gift Certificate"
*Update: This giveaway is now closed and the gift certificate was sent to the winner - Jocelyn @ "Happy Cottage Quilter"..Congratulations! ^-^.*

How can you win?
  •  Click on "Hawthorne Threads" logo, browse the selections and let me know what you are going to use the gift certificate for. 
Bonus Entries:
  • Become a follower or let me know if you are already with me.
  • Like Craft Couture by T.C. on Facebook (or if you have already done so, just let me know)

Please write one comment per entry. Also, ensure that I can reach you by email if you are a no-reply blogger by leaving the email address in your comment.
  • Giveaway is open to international readers.
  • Giveaway will finish at 5pm PST, Friday 25 May The Giveaway is now closed.
  • Mr. Random will choose the winner and I will contact you by email afterwards.
Thank you very much for stopping by. I'm looking forward to reading your comments :)


The winner of my "First Giveaway"

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participated in my first giveaway. I enjoyed reading your comments...sorry that I did not have time to respond to your post individually. :(

According to Mr. Random Generator, the winner of my first giveaway is

Congratulations Brittany! I will contact you shortly. :)

I will host another giveaway during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway week. So please check back to enter for a chance to win again.


My First "Giveaway"!

Sorry for being absent again...I have not done much sewing lately except for taking classes on weekends.
It's just that time of the year when the students are graduating so I have extra chores to finish. :(

I have really enjoyed being a part of the crafts blog community and have been very lucky to make great friends all over the world. So I would like to host a giveaway to celebrate the "100 followers" milestone to thank all my blogging friends and readers :).

One lucky reader will get the "Fabricworm $25 Gift Certificate"

 *Update: This giveaway is now closed. The gift certificate was sent to the winner by email. :)*

Would you like to win? :) Follows the steps below for the chances:

1. Let me know what you are going to use the gift certificate for.

2. For another chance to win, become a follower or let me know if you are already with me.

3. For a bonus entry, post about this giveaway either on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter and leave a comment here.

Please write one comment per entry. Also, ensure that I can reach you by email if you are a no-reply blogger by leaving the email address in your comment. 
The giveaway will go until Sunday night (20/5/12 approximately 9 pm. Bangkok time). Mr. Random will choose the winner and I will contact you by email afterwards.

Thank you very much for your visit. I hope to post the update on my craft project soon.


This is why I love "Swapping"!

Hello there! :) I'm back from a 5-day English camp..I had to supervise the students with their activities so my internet usage was very limited.
On Friday when I got back to work, I was very excited to see a package from the Pretty {little} Pouch Swap Round 4 waiting for me in my mailbox.
My partner, Alisa @ Making More with Less (or BusyQuiltMom on Flickr) started with this mosaic that I put on our Flick Group

And here is the pouch she made for me:
I was thinking of making a pouch for my sewing accessories to take for my basic patchwork class and this pouch just arrived at such great time. The size is 11.5"x11.5" ..so perfect! I love the hand-stitching in the center...actually I love everything about this pouch :)
This is the other side of the pouch:
and the lining fabric:
 And that's not enough...she sent me extra goodies as well:
I can't thank my partner, Alisa, enough for a wonderful swapping experience. :) She's totally made my day (week)!

On another note, this coming week I plan to host a giveaway to celebrate "the 100 followers" milestone. So please check back again soon.

Take care :)


Guest Post: Introducting Meig --- My Covert Robin :)

As I mentioned last week about the pretty crochet apron and all extra sewing notions I received through a Covert Robin Gift Exchange.

the covert robin button

Today I would like to welcome Meig from Global Odyssey to share the thoughts behind those wonderful gifts. :)
You can also check out other gifts made for the Covert Robin Gift Exchange by clicking on this link.


Hello everyone! I'm Meig. I blog at Global Odyssey about my life full of crafts, pets, love, faith, and travels. I also am half of Crafty Girl Squared where we share crafts, sewing, crochet, and a strong friendship. Please go check out our shop where everything is 45% off!! :)

I'm here today to share with you the things that I sent to Tanya for the Covert Robin Swap! I sent her a crocheted apron and a bunch of sewing notions. I figured since she's from Thailand, I'd send her some US sewing notions that maybe she couldn't get there. Plus, the Singer tomato pincushion was pink AND had different sections for different needles. So cool!

When I was checking out Tanya's blog, I saw that she sewed. A lot. And she's a great seamstress! I wanted to send her something that wasn't sewn because I also crochet, so I figured this apron would be a little different. I simply made 8 granny squares and then sewed them together and added a tie to it. I love the teal and white together. It seemed very tropical to me!

I put it all in this TOMS box because I love reusing things and TOMS are one of my favorite things in the world. I wrapped a brown paper bag around it, walked down to the post office (my parents live in a very small town and I was visiting them the weekend I sent it), and posted it to Thailand!

I'm so glad that Tanya liked everything I sent! I am looking forward to getting to know her better now that we've 'met' and keep in touch! Best wishes from Akron, Ohio, USA!

Thanks again Meig...what a wonderful surprise to know that you are from Akron, Ohio. I went to school in Cleveland and stayed there for 8 years. Akron is less than an hour away so I'm quite familiar with your city..and this sure brought back fond memories.

I hope all my blogging friends are having a wonderful weekend. I have to be at an English camp until Thursday night, but I will try to check back as often as I can.

Take care :)


My first report on My Precious QAL Blocks

Thanks to Tiffany @ This Crafty Fox..I found out about "My Precious QAL" and recently joined in hope of using the fabrics I already have for better use and curbing my fabric purchase. You can find out more about this quilt along here:
And there is a Flickr group dedicating for this quilt along as well. Please go check it out and I hope you will considering joining in. 

Back to my blocks..I decided to use "A Walk in the woods by Aneela Hoey" and these blocks are also homework for the basic patchwork class I am taking.
simple four-patch
fuzzy cut nine-patch

I still  have 4 more blocks to finish before my class on Saturday..yikes! Due to work, I came home feeling so tired everyday so I had to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to do my homework. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. :)
I will post more about my experiences with the basic patchwork class soon. 


Checking-in from home and My Swap Fun

Hello everyone! Sorry for being MIA for a couple weeks...I got back home last Tuesday and things have been really crazy around here with my job.

I participated in the Pretty {Little} Pouch Swap Round 4 so after got back I had to get busy trying to finish the pouch to send off to my partner. My partner like red/aqua combination and would like to get a pouch with zipper so this is what I made for her - the wonky log cabin on one side:
and the simple patchwork on another side:
I added some extra goodies for her. I hope she will like her pouch.
Please check out the PLPS4 Flickr group for inspiring pouches:

And while I was gone...I had two packages waiting for me from other swap/gift exchange.
I got a fabulous crochet apron and other sewing notions from Meig through the Covert Robin Gift Exchange
I'm inviting Meig to be a guest on my blog to talk about the thoughts behind these gifts so please check back to hear more details. :)

I also received a very pretty embroidery hoop, pin cushion ring, and yummy embroidery flosses from Marissa through the Wild Olive Stitch Swap
I asked my student to pose for me since I love her nail polish colors :)

I will post more about my trips and the goodies I got from the U.S. soon. I actually plan to do some book reviews -- just have to wait a bit for things to get less busy.

Thank you very much for your visit. I sure missed posting on my blog and chatting with my blogging friends. I will try to catch up with the comments you left for me very soon. :)

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