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Everyone Loves A Handsew With Love

The other day, I asked myself, if I receive a handsew purse or clutch bag on my birthday, what would I feel?

When I completed Merry Dots Kisslock Purse that day, I stared at the purse and many thoughts came to the mind. I imagined what I would feel if I am the recipient of this gift.

Delighted, heart-warming and appreciation.

And I will keep this person in mind for a very long time for picking out such a beautiful gift.

I think this is what gifting is all about. To see the big wide smile on the recipient’s face.

I did a quick count today. I have been sewing the kisslocks for three years already. To see a personal DIY project evolved into a growing business, a handsew purse which has become a top choice of gift, the feeling is surreal.

I am lucky to meet people who like what I have made. These awesome people also helped spread word about my handsew with love kisslocks and brought new customers to me. For that, thank you very much.

I hope to discover more pretty fabric prints, unique frames and develop new purse/clutch bag shapes. To also keep getting better at the sewing, making each stitch better each time.

Sign Off With Lots of Love,
Shirley

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Lots of Kisses

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First, it took me two weeks to get the size right, the size that I think is suitable for a clutch bag. I have to draw my own template this time if I want to incorporate the details I want into the new clutch bag. I did up a few prototypes and all ended up in the dustbin.

And finally, Ruby Kisslock Mini Clutch Bag!

Our first handsew with love mini clutch bag!

Ruby Kisslock Mini Clutch Bag

Ruby Kisslock Mini Clutch Bag

Enquiries streamed in after I posted Ruby Kisslock Mini Clutch Bag on our Facebook page. I made Ruby Kisslock Mini Clutch Bag to have it function like a clutch bag. It allows a namecard holder, a bunch of seven to eight keys, a pack of tissue paper and a lip gloss. However it does not allow a smart phone. I think a smart phone needs a smart phone holder. Just like you need a wallet to put your dollar notes and a laptop bag for a laptop.

After receiving numerous requests, I decided to attempt to make it slightly bigger to allow the size of an iPhone. This is most probably the biggest size I will make for a kisslock clutch bag, after several rounds of thinking and for very practical reasons.

Then it took me another week and over to re-work the template, did prototypes, to make it to allow an iPhone.

Let’s welcome Daisy Dotty Kisslock Clutch Bag!

Daisy Dotty Kisslock Clutch Bag

Daisy Dotty Kisslock Clutch Bag

I am very pleased with the final product and even happier to hear the positive compliments from my happy customers. Thank you so much for loving my handsew with love kisslock clutch bags. Thank you for having faith in me and encouraging me to expand my handsew with love products.

Handsew with Love_Happy Mint Ruby Daisy Preorder

Handsew with Love – Kisslock Purse and Clutch Bags

Now we have kisslock purse, kisslock mini clutch bag and kisslock clutch bag under our Handsew with Love line.

With the encouraging response, I have acquired more new kisslock frame designs for the clutch bags, that will go with the fabric prints that I am already using for the kisslock purse.

Purple Ruby Kisslock Frame For Clutch Bags

Purple Ruby Kisslock Frame For Clutch Bags + matching fabric prints

Jade Ruby Kisslock Frame For Clutch Bags

Jade Ruby Kisslock Frame For Clutch Bags + matching fabric prints

I have also picked up new kisslock purse frame designs, that are similar to the frames for the clutch bags. I think it’s really pretty to have a complete set of purse and clutch bag with similar frames. I have customers who have pre-ordered mother-daughter set, the purse for their daughters and matching clutch bag for themselves.

More Ruby Kisslock Frames For Kisslock Purse

More Ruby Kisslock Frames For Kisslock Purse

New Mickey Kisslock Purse Frame

New Mickey Kisslock Purse Frame

I have also selected a new fabric print for our handsew with love products.

New Frame+New Fabric for Kisslock Purse

New Frame+New Fabric for Kisslock Purse

Pre-orders are already open. You may place your pre-orders via our webstore or email to shop@queenbels.com.sg. If you have any enquiries, feel free to email to shop@queenbels.com.sg. Currently I need approximately 4-6 weeks to come to your pre-order. My apologies if I cannot accede to requests for earlier completion date. I work on a first-come-first-serve basis and I cannot skip orders. Thank you very much for your kind understanding on the above.

Cheers!
Shirley

The Good Fortune Kisslock Purse

When I see big brands doing limited edition merchandise for a special occasion, like their anniversary, or official opening, I will go “Wow! That’s really cool.” and I would go thinking; “How wonderful if I can produce a limited or special edition product under the name of Queenbels…..”

Last Christmas, the respond for my handsew kisslock purse was overwhelming. I am grateful and thankful seeing there are people liking and using what I make. Thank you very much!

Happy-Twinkle-Dots-Kisslock-Purse-in-Pink Happy-Twinkle-Dots-Kisslock-Purse-4 Peony Kisslock Purse 3

Daisy Dotty Kisslock Purse

Happy-Mint-Dots-Kisslock-Purse

Bows n Rainbow Dots Kisslock Purse

About a day or two into year 2014, I began to see merchandises sprouting for the Lunar New Year, which is a big occasion for all Chinese in the world. Most of the merchandises I saw were really pretty! The thought came back again; “How wonderful if I can produce a limited/special edition product under the name of Queenbels…..”

Then…. TADAH! Why didn’t I think of making my handsew kisslock purse in a new fabric print specially for the Lunar New Year?

I went to the same shops three times before I decide on the fabric print that I have a feel for.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,

Handsew with Love.
2014 Lunar New Year Edition.
The Good Fortune Kisslock Purse!
吉祥如意花开富贵口金包

The orange colour resembles the colour of mandarin oranges which signifies auspicious (吉祥)and the blooming flowers stands for blooming good fortune and richness (花开富贵). For the purse interior, I employed a new 100% cotton marigold dots fabric print, which resembles mandarin oranges. I hope the purse owner keeps all the good luck inside the purse!

The first completed purse was sold within an hour upon launch!
I am making only six purses on pre-order basis. All pre-orders are to reach me latest this Thursday ie 16 January 2014. The purses will be ready for collection on 27 January 2014.

The Good Fortune Kisslock Purse 1

If you are doing self-collection at our showroom, you will get these free! These are fabric buttons made from the remaining fabric used to make The Good Fortune Kisslock Purse.

The Good Fortune Fabric Buttons

If you had missed the previous pre-orders, It’s time to get yourself The Good Fortune Kisslock Purse.

Cheers!
Shirley

NEW Addition to the Happy Dots Family

Happy Brownie Dots n Minnie Kisslock Purse

This Happy Brownie Dots fabric was purchased almost at the same time as the other happy dots fabrics.

I couldn’t proceed with sewing the purse because there was no suitable purse frame. The frames available are not in the right colour and design. For weeks, I went to every single sewing supplies store I know, just to find a suitable frame.

Finally I found it.

I nearly substitute the purse frame I have in mind with another purse frame design. I searched every single source I know and I was desperate. There was just no suitable frame.

So here I am adding the new member to the Happy Dots family.

Happy Brownie Dots n Minnie Kisslock Purse.

We have a Mickey, so let’s name this new purse frame Minnie.

Happy Brownie Dots n Minnie Kisslock Purse ~ the purse interior

I am very happy with the colour combination. Do you like it?

 Happy Brownie Dots n Minnie Kisslock Purse is now available for purchase both online and at the private showroom.

Just a handful available.

Don’t wait.

Cheers,
Shirley

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