the making of : storage bench

Here’s the story: My new studio has a huge corner window. I wanted to have easy access to it. Instead of putting my working table there, I wanted a storage bench which I could sit on and store my fabrics. Initially, I was planning to buy one. However, I couldn’t find the size/quality that I wanted or it’s just too expensive. So, I decided to build one.

Materials:
Everything is available at home improvement store. I got mine from home depot and lowes. I’m lucky to find a 97″x16″ wood board with finished surface. 16″ is the width that I wanted. One of the nice thing about these home improvement store is that they can help you to cut the board. I got 3 pieces and asked them to cut in half. So my finished storage bench would be approx. 48.5″long x 16″tall x 16″ width. Oh yes, and some corner braces and hinges too.

Corner braces on the inside, so it’ll look cleaner from outside. I also like to pre-drill holes before putting on screws, so that the braces won’t shift as much. In other words, it will stay at place where I want it be. It took me about a total of one full day to make it. I’m very happy with the result.

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Post Holiday Craft Fairs 2010 @ buluchu

First of all, THANK YOU !!!

Thanks to my new and return customers for supporting me and the handmade community by shopping at the craft fairs. It means a lot to me as a newbie in this crafty community+industry+movement.


Here are some pictures from the events:
I promise i will put the animal scarfs up in my online shop by this friday ^.^



pics from my star of the sea event :D

Here are some pictures that I took from the event at Start of the Sea School in the past Saturday.

YESSS!!! that the Animal Scarf that I have been making these days 🙂
I need to think of a better presentation for my booth space.

I will take better pictures later when I have the full line of products ready, so stay tuned!

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day”- by The Temptations

Living in the foggy city of San Francisco, seeing the sun seems like a luxurious item 😛
But hey, why not make some sunshine myself?

I am planning a world traveler series. These two items will be in the series; they are the California Sunshine Passport Organizer, and the California Sunshine Luggage Tag.

For some people, traveling means vacation. Of course, when you are in your vacation, you would probably want to have good weather with plenty of sunshine. For others, traveling might mean work. Driving or flying to different offices to meet with other businesswoman or businessman. It could be very tiring sometimes. So, with the intention to brighten up your day and help you to keep organize, I’ve designed this passport organizer, and luggage tag. The main fabric has a very vibrant yellow color, it was meant to mimic the color of the sun, and also to catch attention. So if you have this luggage tag on, when you are waiting at the baggage claim, it will be very easy to spot your bag from all of the other similar looking luggage.

In the organizer, there is room for your passports, credit cards, airline membership cards, foreign money, boarding pass, and your pen. And the all around zipper keeps your things in the organizer, so you don’t need to worry about things sliding off and falling out.

The luggage tag fits a regular business card ( 2″ x 3.5″ ), so you don’t need to write your own name and contact info again. You can just slide your business card or name card in, and you will be good to go 😉

The California Sunshine Passport Organizer and the California Sunshine Luggage Tag make a good combination for travelers. I’m still in the process of adjusting the sewing pattern here and there, so it’s not available in my online shop yet. But stay tuned!