Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I haven’t been sewing this past few days as I’ve been trying to restore some order in my chaotic sewing room. I repurposed 2 book shelves that Azrai threw out. Originally it has 4 tiers but the bottom were rotten so Azrai saw it off and salvaged the top half. I asked him to paint it white. I used one to keep my books and patterns and notions and the other one to keep my fabric stash. Note to self, no more fabric shopping for the year.

This morning, I side-tracked again while folding more fabrics. I found some leftover lycra that was used for my mom’s scarf. I wanted to make one that didn’t use a stiff interfacing on the hood (or commonly called ‘awning’) Here’s me with my prototype taken with Iphone. 

Azrai took the kids out for errands today, leaving me to sew to my heart’s content. I made a prototype of a zipper pouch with a tissue holder at the back. Some sort of a zipper pouch+tissue holder combo.

This one measures approximately 3.5” x 5” which fits the tissue packet very well. Then I had a eureka moment and tried to fit my Iphone into the zipper pouch but the pouch was a bit short. So I adjusted the length and made a second protyotype. I added a carabiner just to see how it looks. Here are the two prototypes side by side:

The adjusted size is approximately 3.5” x 6” and can fit my Iphone. Observe:

So I decided to make a bunch of it to add to the stuff I want to bring to the next Craft Market.

I love the contrast of the colorful zippers. Good thing I bought a few from my last trip to Karysma. I might add some key fobs to go with these pouches.

All in all, it was a productive day :) If only I can sew without interruption everyday... *wishful thinking*

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Birthday Giveaway!

 I just got back from Penang for a birthday getaway with my husband and kids. It was great. I wanted to share and show you the photos I took at the beach but I’m running out of time with my giveaway post that I’ve promised to post on my birthday. So here goes.

A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to review a fantastic digital scrapbooking software; My Memories Suite. I’ve always love how people do the conventional scrapbook and was awestruck when I went to Craft Haven where they sell all the scrapbooking stuff (I just went there to get Mod Podge). I wouldn’t know where to start and it sure is going to do a lot of damage to my purse. I’ve always tinkered with the idea of digital scrapbooking since most of my photos are in my hard-disk. This opportunity was too good to miss.

It’s so easy, I mean seriously EASY to use and make digital scrapbook in no time at all. I made this short video photo slide within minutes.

There’s so many things you can do with this software; not just do scrapbook pages. You can add video clips, and music to it and make it more fun.

Here’s a video to tell you more about My Memories Suite.

OK, enough of me raving about this software. Here’s the juicy part. In conjunction with my birthday, I’m giving away ONE copy of My Memories Suite software for FREE!!! 

The rules are:
1. Go to www.MyMemories.com and choose a favorite paper pack or layout
2. Leave a comment under this post (and this post ONLY) telling me which ones you chose. (your comments can be in English or Malay, since that’s the two languages that I understand)

I think that’s simple enough, isn’t it? I’ll make a simple draw on the 1st of December 2011 to select the LUCKY WINNER so you have from now until 30th November 2011 (midnight) to visit www.MyMemories.com and leave a comment here.

My Memories Suite ver 2.0 is retailed at $39.97 and this giveaway is open to ALL; Malaysians and International followers (I hope I do have some international followers).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Aidiladha Project, A Diaper Caddy, Laminated Cloth Project and Azrai’s Birthday

The title is so lengthy... That’s because I’m dumping a whole lot of news in a single posting. There’s actually more but I got lost half way so I decided to stick with what I already have. OK, here goes...

Aidiladha Project
I made a maxi dress for Arwen and a simple tunic for Danial. They’re inspired by Charlie’s Tunic by Made by Rae.

I have more pictures of Hari Raya Aidiladha but I’m keeping that for something special. There’s going to be a giveaway soon :)

A Diaper Caddy

This is a WIP. I need to put in the separators and a base for this. Isn’t it cute?

Laminated Cloth Project

I found laminated cloth nextdoor to Epal Training Centre, Puchong and was over the moon!!!! I went in after sending my machine of 7 years for some TLC last week. (which reminds me, they haven’t call me yet. It shouldn’t take so long!) Since we’re going for a short break to the seaside soon, I thought I make myself a bag. I have my heart set on the bucket bag pattern because I read somewhere that it’s best to use a simple pattern for laminated fabric. I used cotton webbing for the trimmings and handles and lined my bag with batting. One reason, I need the padding in case I decide to throw in my camera in the bag. I also added a key tab for a phase 2 of this bag. So, it’s still a WIP. Just that I get to use it already tonight when we went out for dinner and took Danial for his school consert rehearsal. 

Azrai’s Birthday

Saving the best for last, today, Friday, November 11, 2011 (11.11.11), Azrai celebrates his 43rd birthday. I made this video for him as a birthday present.

Other things in store

I’m going to have a free giveaway soon! Stay tuned for the announcement.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More pictures on Crafty Market at Jaya One

I guess everybody was excited to sell their fare at the Crafty Market last Saturday (29 October 2011) especially us the newbies. Azzah of Sew Fabby proved to be an exceptionally wonderful landlady and provided a lot of baskets, display err umm stuff to hang small items, tablecloth, banner, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

I took a few pictures during the initial setting up hour. So, enjoy them :)

Sew Fabby’s boss 
Itsy Doodles’ boss

Intan Safiah. I’m not sure she has a blog but I know she has a page in Facebook

Sew Fabby’s banner

I also took some pictures of other booths that day to get ideas and inspiration for the next craft market.

Next door neighbour; selling soap

Love the blackboard :)

This lady must be a seasoned seller at craft markets

Fabric Fanatic used a small trunk to display her fabrics. Neat!

Mai of Okinokiyo and I :)

Another seasoned seller

Okinokiyo and Snazzyn Such shared a booth

Another soap seller

Recycled old banners

The big boss of Nottypooch 
Landlady and tenants. 

Morning crowd

At the end of the day, everybody managed to sell something :) It was a good learning experience.