Monday, December 26, 2011

Long weekend sewing

It’s a long christmas weekend here in Malaysia. Saturday, we went to Jalan Pudu to get some notions in bulk quantity. It was drizzling in the morning and th traffic was slightly congested. I guess, that’s normal in those parts of the world. It was a quick stop and I got Azrai to drive me around Jalan Kenanga for a quick survey. I found a shop that sells all sorts of display racks and fixture. Something I’d KIV for the next craft market.

We then went to Tropicana City to do groceries for Nenek Damansara. At least, Azrai did that while I took the kids to Toys ‘R’ Us to kill time. Had lunch at 3pm at Lake Club and went to Puchong to get Danial and Azrai a hair cut. 

Christmas day was a day to laze around at home watching tv. We had breakfast at home and only went out for lunner (lunch and dinner) at 5.30pm in Cyberjaya. We decided on Papparich. Here’s some photos:

Arwen loves the wind in her hair

Danial is no different

PappaRich Cyberjaya

Taking orders


Iced Soya+cincau

Kari Laksa
This morning, I decide to use up my corduroy stash and make more 3/4 pants for Danial. I know some parents have daily clothes and nice clothes for outings and make a point to get the kids to change into nicer clothes before going out. I’m one who’s not bothered to get the kids to change so I get them to wear ready to go out clothes everyday. Even at the spur of the moment, we can all just dash through the door and go out. The idea of having to change the kids before going out would just kill the mood. 

How was your weekend? Enjoy the few more hours left of it and if I don’t make any more post before the year end, here’s ending 2011 with gratitude. It’s been a good year and looking forward to a greater 2012 :) Happy new year folks!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another Giveaway

No reason to have another giveaway, I just feel like it. This time it’s on my Facebook page. It’s so easy, just go to my page: Made by Rozi Rahman on Facebook and look for this picture and leave a comment. The giveaway closes on 31 December 2011. Fancy winning a handbag organizer to welcome the new year? 

The prize is the one at the back, Geobloom from Sanctuary Collection by Patty Young. The one in front is already sold :) 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Crafty Art Market at JayaONE

I’m making a last minute shout out. I’ll be sharing a booth with Sew Fabby tomorrow at Crafty Art Market in Jaya ONE, Section 17, Petaling Jaya from 10am to 6pm. I’ll be manning or in my case, ‘womanning’ the booth with Intan Safiah since Azzah is not feeling too well. In the spirit of crafter-hood and sister-hood, we’ll keep her banner up tomorrow. 

So, please give us your support. Come by tomorrow. There’ll be lots of others crafts on sale too. For those who’s shopping for Christmas, I bet there’s a lot of sock-fillers that you can find here. 

I just pray that the weather would be nice tomorrow. It’s been raining heavily the past couple of days. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Let the pictures do the talking

I bought some jute twine from Daiso recently and tried to knit it into a basket. This is my WIP:

Some times earlier this week, I sidetracked and made scrappy keychains. I found a tutorial here and made my own versions. I like the circle ones but my circles didn’t come quite as cute as I wanted them to be so I stick to squares and rectangles. 

My first prototype

The approved version

This is me going overboard!

I also bathe my cutting mat for the first time upon reading that my OLFA mat loves moisture. Here’s the link. It’s not my say so. I don’t have a bath tub but I managed just the same. It’s true, My mat loves it. It does feel more supple :) Try it yourself. 

I’m clearing up my stuff too (in my never ending to bring order in my sewing room) and decided to sell off my old fixed circular needles and straight needles. As to this point, my circular needles are all sold off and I have a few more straight needles selling at RM8.00 a pair. 

I’m letting go of my older needles as I’m making room for my new KnitPro Symfonie Interchangeable Deluxe set :)

And I made two version of Avabags using laminated fabric that I bought from IKEA. The one in front is the original version with cotton webbing handles. I padded the lining with 160gm fiber batting. It gives the bag a nice shape. The one at the back is more of a tote size Avabag which I increased 30% from the original template. I made the handles longer. Loving both of them. You can see them making their debut at the next craft market at JayaONE, this coming Saturday, 17 December 2011.

We are going to attend a wedding reception the evening of 17 December 2011. It’s my brother inlaw’s wedding recaption and the theme colour is grey. I decided to knit Arwen a top because I have some leftover Rowan Milk Cotton in Humbug. I used the pattern: Eastern Promises from the magazine Get Knitted which I recently bought at RM19.90. It has 70 patterns. What a deal. This project was super fast. I made it in 24 hours!

Here’s Arwen modeling it for me with the help of Danial with his bubble gun. I planned to have it paired with a puffy skirt. I’m making a short sleeve shirt for Danial with the same material. The only problem is I don’t have anything to wear.

 I finally got my business cards printed professionally by a fellow facebooker who owns a printing company. It’s a great deal. RM33 for 3 boxes. The best deal in the whole of Klang Valley! Fast service too. I got it in a week after confirming the design and made the payment. Thanks Kak Zamara Buang of RedBlack Art Studio.

I made my card plain because I wanted to personalize it with my scraps. Tested and I’m quite happy with my ver 2.0 of fabric bizcard. The ver 1.0 is here.

And I still have loads to do.... 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Winner of My Birthday Giveaway 2011 is...

I’m sorry for the overdue announcement. OK, here it is. The winner for my 2011 birthday giveaway is.... (drumroll)....

Congratulations Waileng for winning a FREE copy of My Memories Suite. Please email me at to get your free coupon code. The code has an expiry date so you want to do this quickly :)

Thank you Rosidah Abidin and Yana Surya for taking part in my giveaway. I can offer you the next best thing. A $10 saving for the purchase of My Memories Suite.

The code is: STMMMS38140

Please copy and paste the code to avoid error. You can go to to test drive the software by downloading the trial version too before deciding to purchase it. :)

There’s a lot of freebies once you’ve downloaded the software and you can use the free graphics with other applications like Photoshop too. 

Have fun sharing the memories with My Memories Suite