Hi everyone,

It’s that season again where some of you may be shopping around, having fun and holidaying with loved ones, making gifts or giving gifts or maybe spring cleaning and decluttering your home . As for the ladies at Rainbow Home, they are still having fun making soaps. We thank you for the support you have given towards the soaps they had made. If their hands are not on soaps, they may be baking cookies or making snacks  for sale at church for this coming festive season. As for me personally, I am feeling ‘SEW FAR SEW GOOD’ and I think I have become a little obsessive recently for fabrics ( call me a fabric fanatic, if you wish). I hope this won’t result in a big hoard stacking up in my workroom that I’d find ‘too much fabric, too little time!’ . Talk about leather, yes, I’m crazy about this too – we have some nice leather scraps given to us by a good friend I met in camp some years ago. I have recently turn them into some pouches, purses and clutch and  also made some cowboy jackets for my church Vacation Bible School two years ago.

On a different note, I am also enjoying facilitating a small group in a series of discipleship bible studies at church. Three key words I gleaned recently from the studies, –  To get into the Word is to cultivate a  DELIGHT into His Word, a DEVOTION to His word and a DISCIPLINE  into His word. 🙂

Ok, here’s the giveaway (one) I have been planning some weeks ago and am excited to give it to one lucky winner residing in Malaysia (sorry, we can’t include international friends for this giveaway as postage will be very high for us to bear if you should win!). It’s a clutch (with tassel) I made using the tutorial from here.
Here’s how you can win this giveaway .

Cmas Giveaway 2013

a dark chocolate leather clutch with tassel ( *detachable brooch not included in giveaway- for display only).

Tell us your favorite handmade whether you had made it or bought it (it can be anything from clothes, bags to shoes or food, etc. Anything!)  Leave your comments here at this blog post by midnight 8th December (Sunday) 2013 . ( Make sure you have a valid email at your profile name so that we can contact you if you win. If it is a spam, this would be detected and deleted permanently and not counted as an entry) .

You can also hop over to our Facebook page to comment and don’t forget to “Like” Projek Dorcas page for another entry. If you are already a facebook fan, just leave us a comment below the image post as your second entry.

We’ll choose a winner randomly and announce it here. Thanks for being with us today!

So have fun and keep safe if you are travelling.
Happy holidays and a Blessed Christmas.! 🙂


9 Dec, 2013 update:  [ ‘Giveaway’ Closed ]

It looks like this time around, our ‘Giveaway’ did not draw a good response from readers – there were only 2 or 3 participants… sad  😦
Was it because it was difficult to enter? or was our ‘Giveaway’ not attractive at all? well, we would appreciate some honest feedback from our readers. Tell us where was not right or how we can improve. Anyway, we still have to pick a winner and the winner is  🙂 ……Mary V.

Congratulations, Mary V. ! You have won our handmade leather clutch. Thank you for your participation and dropping  by.

First booth sales

My first booth sales (Crafty Corner) of projekdorcas stuff took place at Cornerstone Doulos Church on Sunday, 27th November . I was half excited and nervous because I wasn’t sure if this was going to receive good response at church. To my surprise, a good crowd came around soon after the Sunday service.

To those who came , we would like to say a big thank-you for the support you gave……most of you were generous in your purchases and you were awesome! We are grateful. Terima kasih!

The young ones and youth came around for earrings, bracelets and necklaces (made by the Rainbow Home girls), while mommies and housewives shop for purses, bag organizers and bags, etc.

Caught this cute little baby who gave a cheeky grin while Mommy was busy at the booth.

Yes, I wanted to be generous and give the customers a treat… so here’s a little corner for the stomach – a table spread of tea, coffee, nonya kuih and yummy butter cookies (made by Rainbow Home girls) for customers who purchased any item from Crafty Corner . The nyonya kuihs  were actually giveaways sponsored by my husband….. isn’t he generous, too? 🙂

Yes, this is the next holiday giveaway (no more food, this time..) which will be kicked off in December …so please watch for it  in my next post, ok?  Coming soon…………..

Party Wristlets

Three wristlets done for those who are in the party mood. It comes with a detachable flower brooch (which I have personally made it). Wristlets are perfect to take along when you don’t need to carry a big slouchy bag or shoulder around all your stuff.

All my wristlets are lined in the inside and has a patch pocket for your cards.

Also other designs available..

“Are you going for a party?”

“Take me along, please……” 🙂

Travel with cloth bag in 3 stylish ways

Do you know those cloth bags can be carried in three fun and stylish ways? One…you carry or sling it on your shoulder as it is :

Next, if you have only few stuffs in the bag,  just shape it like a triangular tote. Tie one handle into a knot and slip the other handle through it….

and there you go out in style…..

Finally, or, you hand carry it by knotting (shortening) both handles…

I’m in love with these batik bags 🙂

More Wristlet Designs

Wear it on your wrist and go about town in style!

Handmade pleated wristlet – a perfect grab and go when you don’t need to carry a larger bag.
Also perfect for going out with your friends to parties.  A convenient way to carry your small essentials like money, cosmetics, cell phone….also great as a gift for Mom or friend.

All wristlets are lined with linen or cotton fabric and has a slip pocket for your cards.
This pleated wristlet has a strap and swivel clasp that is attached to the zipper for closure.

Dimension :
7″ wide at top
9” wide at base
5” tall

Check out for more designs at the gallery here.

Clutch N-Go Wristlet Purse

These clutch n-go purses comes with a wrist strap that makes it easy for you to clutch as you go. Perfect for keeping your small essentials (like handphone, iPod, tissue, cards, keys or anything that you can’t go without) within hands reach. Wear it on your wrist anytime and anywhere (at the park, market, parties, school or office).
The fabrics are carefully and creatively chosen to stitch these purses lovingly for a classy look.

Inner : Has lining and a slip pocket for cards.
Dimension: 7 x 5 inches
Price: RM16

Take a look at the various designs….and pick one to match your attire 🙂