Saturday, December 31, 2016

4th quarter and 2016 round up

Last day of the year to do a blog entry. I wonder other than the pleasure of personal rambling space, who else would be reading my blog? I wonder what do they think of me? Or should I be bothered what other people think of me? 😕

OK, last post was in September, so here's a quick fourth quarter round up:


I finally took the plunge and bought Embrilliance StitchArtist 1, an embroidery digitizer software to complement my Embrilliance Essential pack. Starting small, I practise with making simple pencil topper. Check out my Instagram (@madebyrozirahman) on the other designs for pencil topper that I’ve digitized.

I initially planned to have the design cut out on heat transfer glitter vinyl and ironed on but the vinyl wasn’t cooperating with me. So I digitize the same design and embroidered it onto Arwen’s black abaya for school. Gorgeous isn’t it?

October 7, 2016; my first class at Sewtizen, Wangsa Melawati. A nice fabric and notion shop which I would love to spend more time at if only it’s not on the other side of Klang Valley.

October 15, 2016; my first class at The Craftsical, Bandar Baru Bangi. Joinly operated by Abby of SarangCraft and Nina Primus. Beaufiful spacious place with fantastic natural light to unleash some creative flow. Congrats Abby and Nina for the venture. For those in search of craft classes, check out The Craftsical on Instagram for their class schedule. 

I’ve dabbled with heat tranfer vinyl and made personalized T’shirts with them. I do take orders for personalized T’shirts with heat transfer vinyl starting from RM25 (depending on design and type of HTV used) Drop me a line if you are interested to have some customized T’shirt made.


Joined forces with Mastura Mustaffa aka Rimaumanja for some children craft activities at Muzium Negara on 12 and 13 November 2016.

I have established a regular class at Spotlight, The Mines for knitting and basic sewing. Basic sewing class starts at RM50 for 2 hours especially targetted to those who have not used a sewing machine before. It covers the basics of a sewing machine and how to get started sewing with a sewing machine. My knitting class for regular knitters starts at RM20 for 2 hours. Class normally starts around 10.30am to 12.30pm. It’s biweekly on wednesdays second and third week of the month.

I was again asked to do a Brother’s sewing machine promotion on Go Shop on 21 November 2016. Here’s a group photo of us post live show with the host, Akma Abdullah.

I made new dress for Arwen and a lounge pants for Danial with cotton knit. Bought a nice black print cotton fabric and made Danial’s prayer robe using his old prayer robe as reference. I didn’t quite nail the v collar but it’s passable. Arwen wanted a pencil skirt which she calls her office skirt while trying to explain it to me. I made her one with the leftover cotton knit from her earlier dress.

My first class for Silhouette and heat transfer vinyl. It was priced at RM80 inclusive of t’shirt of your choice and HTV. I’ll be doing some more classes for this in 2017, إن شاء الله .


I made a bunch of this phone pillows and put them at a friend’s booth recently. It’s a phone rest if you’re still wondering what it is. I’m selling them at RM10 each. Let me know if you’re interested in them. 

I made a thank you product tag for my custom t’shirt to have the care instructions for the vinyl. Love the play time with my Silhouette Portrait. I’m also selling my services for custom price tags or thank you tags cut out with Silhouette. I used good quality Kraft paper and thick cardstock.

Testing out some cake toppers. My test partner is Midnight Bakery. Check out their IG for seriously tasty assortment of brownies and butter cakes.

I’ve joined a fantastic group of sewists recently on Facebook and they’ve organized a loop giveaway which I took part as one of the vendor. Check out @modernsewistsmy or my instagram and look out for this photo to take part in the giveaway. There’s still time and it closes on January 8, 2017. There’s five loops in different colours. Follow them all to increase your chance to win a total of RM500 gift cards! 

I’m not much of a scrapbooker or a paper crafter but I’d still give a hand on it because papercraft is something I can do with my daughter. This is a simple mini accordion album my daughter and I worked on to document our short family trip to Taiping. 

 My daughter is one who love to wear accessories. Once when we passed Pandora boutique in Alamanda, she told me that she loves Pandora charm bracelet. Wow! I was dumbfounded. I myself don’t own one yet she expressed preference to one. So I took out my wirecraft bag and made her a simple charm bracelet with whatever charms and beads that I have. Good thing she doesn’t mind if it’s just Mom’s made so long as she gets to wear some jewelry.

Last project for the year I think, a new school backpack for my daughter. Do you know how ridiculously expensive a schoolbag is? Especially that with licenced Disney characters? I’m too stingy to spend money on one but don’t mind the arm wrestling I got putting this bag together. This bag is cost me nothing because everything is from my stash. It’s my first time experimenting with flex foam from Legacy which I bought from Spotlight sometime ago. I love how well it helped the bag keep its structure. Elsa image is printer on printable heat transfer material Arwen’s name is cut out from glitter vinyl. The bag measures 13” height by 10” width with 4” depth. I’ve read up somewhere in the internet on how to get the correct size for a backpack. Basically, you measure from the bottom of your neck to the top of hip to get the length. It is small for Malaysian standard schoolbag I guess but my daughter doesn’t have to carry all her books to school. She has a cubbie to keep her books at school.

2016 Summary:

الحمد لله I’m grateful for what I’ve accomplished for 2016. I’ve grown into sharing what little knowledge I have and evolved as a teacher; a turn of event that I did not foresee. I am humbled to see how the craft community has grown over the years and the presence of new and talented crafters with their creation. I feel old and ancient noticing how young the age group in the craft scene. I counter that with my thirst for knowledge. This year, I took up leather bag making and natural henna drawing. If you check out my instagram, you’d see some random henna drawing and my canvas is of course my daughter’s hands and mine. I would love to expand this art and do more henna drawing but for the time being, I’ve not figured out how to go about doing it yet. I’ll keep that incubated in the meantime and do more practise.

Well, that’s it folks. Thank you for stopping by. I would love to hear from you if you’ve read any of my post or when did you first follow my blog or I ni syok sendiri ke... 

Here’s wishing everybody Happy New Year 2017!