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Saturday, December 29, 2012

We are the woodland creatures

Meet Mr Fox (He insists he is the good guy), Ms Badger (on request by a special friend. Thanks for allowing us to chance to take up this challenge. Trust us, we have never tried working on a badger until you came along), and Ms Raccoon.

Materials: Felt, brooch pin, thread and imagination
Time taken for each piece: Approximately 80 minutes

And a little bird told us

2 brooches, tiny simple ones.

Medium: Felt, brooch pin, thread, old button
Time spent: 45 minutes per brooch
Number of stitches: 79 stitches approximate per brooch

Blue Bird

Black Bird

A random experiment

Humptydump was fiddling with bits of left-over garden glove scraps and fashioned this tiny pocket bunny brooch. A bit dumpy, a bit funny and quite eccentric, is what we made of Flattie.

Born at Christmas

These two fellows were made for a special friend to be gifted to another friend at Christmas. Especially cheery, Fluke and Tappy must be enjoying themselves in the homes of their new owners. These guys wear their hearts on their sleeves.

Fluke loves his ribbons

Tappy getting to know his new found friend, who doesn't seem too interested.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pandy loves her new friend

Pandy was made as a farewell gift for a good friend of ours. She may look nonchalant but this little lady has a warm heart. Obviously so, as she found a friend in Ginger almost immediately. Check out their first photo together.

Sold - A fellow who knows his cars well

Introducing Mike, a jolly fellow who loves his cars. He is rather well versed in Matchbox and Hotwheels. And he has a cheery smile to beat.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The vain owl - a brooch by Humptydump

Once upon a time, there live an owl. He believed in vanity, and strung a ribbon on its tail. Needless to say, he often got stuck on tree branches. He doesn't care though. 

Medium: felt, brooch pin, thread

Duration: 182 minutes
Number of stitches: 89

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Eclipse Mirror - Four O Nine

Give it to us now. Something deceptively simple yet clever.
'The ECLIPSE Mirror is a circular wall mounted mirror, backlit by a concealed light source. This frameless mirror is sandblasted with a special process which removes the reflective finish from the mirror. This creates a faded edge to the mirror which visually dematerialises the circular boundary and allows light from behind to peer through. The lighting effect is meant to emulate the spectacle of a solar eclipse and creates a pinhole camera effect on the viewer's reflection.

100 cm diameter x 7 cm deep
30 kg
USD 2000

Source: Four O Nine

Monday, December 10, 2012

All for POPIN

Humptydump has been collaborating with POPIN, a local crafts community championing the handmade. For the Bird Project, we contributed one of these, in salute and memory of our lovely granny. For more on the project and details on how to take part, click here.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Ugly Duckling turned Graceful Swan - A necklace by Humptydump

Customised for a friend of a friend who is so into swans. Amazing and intricate beadwork from the dear sis, one half of humptydump.

Number of stitches: 82
Medium: Felt, crystals, metal chains, beads
Time taken: 48 hours

Wears well as a longer necklace. Perfect on a black dress.
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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Try talking to Simon the plant and Hat the toadstool

Saw this lovely mug and couldn't resist it. It was aching to be written on so here it goes. 

'Simon Says' Mug (with plants). RRP: S$25. Email us at now!

Monday, November 19, 2012

A local gem - Reckless Erica

Crazy about checks and stumbled upon this lovely collection from Reckless Erica's FW12/13. They are located at the uber chic Orchard Central with other worthy Singaporean designers.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Talents behind the Lab C covers

Bought a beautifully designed phone case from the talented textiles duo, Sanna Lehti and Anni Kääriä from MUOVO Finland, who worked collaboratively with LabC, a Korean mobile phone case design company. As we worked along the website, we discovered a treasure trove of designers and their amazing works. Be warned. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas - tea cup plants and bottled stuff

Here's what we have for now! Special presents for special friends. Only for meet-ups at Bugis or Sengkang MRT Stations. Reach us at +65 92274074 or

Amy Friend - Of starlights and lost souls

We dont know what to make of the works of Amy Friend. It is enigmatic definitely. It reminds us instantly of something we have lost, something so precious but yet gone from our hands forever and will never ever be able to recover.

Source: Amy Friend
According to Amy Friend, there is a playfulness to these images. Yet to us, it felt as
if this lady has evaporated into countless specks of light. 

Source: Amy Friend
An arresting image, and which reminded us of the Titanic movie, where the dead plunge into the deepest and darkest
ocean depths. 

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Singapore has talent! Featuring Grace from KWODRENT

We have always admired the works of local designers, particularly Grace from KWODRENT, whom we had the chance to meet and befriended. Her pieces fluctuate between mathematical objects that emphasised angles and degrees) to sculptures to jewellery to textiles design.



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Eley - born out of 2 fluffy socks

Eley was meant to be a companion but sadly, it never made it.

Number of stitches: 219
Time it took: 6 hours
Medium: 1 pair of socks, black thread, white thread
Status: Unavailable

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The haunting images of Todd Hido

First stumbled upon the works of American photographer Todd Hido while randomly crawling the net. These images blew us away and reminded us of the desolation and isolation of mankind, reminiscent of the works of Edward Hopper, urban landscapes void of humans. More works can be found at Todd Hido. 



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mark it down. 15 November. Maison Martin Margiela X H&M

Curious but wondering if the Margiela house has sold out with this collaboration? We are definitely checking this out. And hopefully, the 104 signature pieces culled from the maison will be faithfully replicated. Here's a first look.


Am loving top on the left and wondering how we can pull off this signature look
Everything. Checked. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Illustration - Absolution Skincare

We are always on the look-out for black and white drawings and this takes the spot for clean simples lines. Absolution is a skin-care brand from France well known for its organic qualities and clever packaging. What we love is the minimalist yet not minimalist use of our two non-colours! Read more at Sublimecurious.

Source: SwedishBeauty
Source: Yatzer Review

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Illustrations from Crabtree & Evelyn - Himalayan Blue Collection

To launch the Himalaya Blue range of body products, Crabtree & Evelyn sent a very inspirational catalogue lovingly hand-drawn. The hues of blues and greens are so soothing, we tried something of our own. 

Flora I

Source: Crabtree & Evelyn

Out pops another hair-tie

Home-made this for a special friend.

Number of stitches: 87
Minutes spent: 180
Materials: Felt (Purple and Tan), yellow thread, brown thread, one rubber band (for hair), yellow cord

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Of moody teacups, public embroidery and happy handmade dolls

Humptydump salutes some of the very best in hand-made craziness and talents.

First up, we have always seen grids on outdoor furniture and wondered if anyone would actually use it as cross-stitch cloth. Guess what somebody actually did it! Kudos to the folks at Craft for showcasing the work of Miss Cross Stitch. See the full interview here and the amazing blog here. Looks like we are not alone!

Photo source: MAKEZINE

Over at , we chanced upon the works of Hankie, dolls destined to be heirlooms.

Photo source: HANKIE

And finally, here's the folks from Silly Little Teacups. We fell in love with it while browsing our favourite magazine FRANKIE. It always feels like their crockery takes on a life of their own. Dont understand what we meant? See for yourself. More at their Facebook page

Source: Silly Little Tea Cups

Source: Silly Little Tea Cups

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