Monday, March 29, 2010

Yarn on Sale!

Calling all Malaysian knitters and crafters! I’m letting go of my stash. 

Blue Crayon 
Quantity: 2 balls

Lime Crayon
Quantity: 2 balls

Creme Brulee Crayon
Quantity: 2 balls

Whisker Crayon
Quantity: 2 balls

Fiesta Crayon
Quantity: 2 balls
Product information:

Content: 100% Pima Cotton
Weight: DK Weight
Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on #5 - 6 needles (3.75mm-4.0mm)
Amount: 128 yards/50 gram ball
Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low

A plush, frisee pima cotton yarn that not only knits up into a cotton-ball soft fabric, but can be machine washed and dried. Ideal for cuddly kid projects, but the DK weight also produces a lovely drapy fabric for grown-up comforts.

It’s a boucle yarn. Very soft and fluffy.

Flat delivery charges of RM5.00 via PosLaju or you can arrange for self pick up if you’re in Putrajaya vicinity.

Goods sold are not returnable. Only serious buyers. Email me for more information.

Some ideas for these yarns:

An afternoon with Naza

How original is the title? hehehe... It was good timing. My long awaited package finally arrived last Thursday and the first thing I do was email Naza to get her address. It was also a fortunate thing that Naza checked her email and replied to me. Upon discovering that she's in Bangi, and coincidently I'm going to my aunt's house in Bangi, we arranged for a self-pick up at my aunt's.

It's not that often that I get to meet a fellow crafter so our first meeting went quite well as we already established a common interest-crafting :) There's more; stay at home mom, baby-wearing, breastfeeding. In a short while, we're like old friends.

The kids need no encouragement to make new friends and play together which leaves only the babies with the mommies. With Naza's permission, I copied the one and only photo from her blog post here to immortalize the brief but enjoyable evening with Naza and her wonderful heroes.

Naza, thank you for your business. Hopefully, it's the beginning of many playdates for the kids so mommies can catch up and exchange notes (in other words, gossip)

Choo choo train DONE!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

WIP First attempt to knit a stuffed choo choo train

I ordered a Land and Sea Play set kit from KnitPicks and couldn’t wait to start making the toys. This is my WIP after 2 days.

The finished product should look something like this:

I didn’t get the time to get some stuffing to stuff up the toy so I ‘butchered’ one of my throw cushion, in the name of craft :) I’m working on the smokestack now. Danial is already playing with the train.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

YEAY! My package from the US is here!

My package from US if finally here! To those who ordered fabric from my last pre-order campaign, you’ll be getting your material soon. (Note: Aza, please let me have your address. Email me OK)

Yarns and knitting kit from KnitPicks 

Andromeda fat quarters

Casserole Dish Carrier Gallery

Some people make tote bags, some make girl’s dresses. I kicked off my online business (well, somewhat) with my casserole dish carrier. My cousin, Kak Dada was the first to place her order when I posted my casserole dish carrier here. So, I’ve made some more and they are reserved for a special someone. Thank you for appreciating my needlework. For fellow crafters, feast your eyes on these...

Delicious Apples

Yummy Strawberries

Bursting Bluberries

Orange stripeys

Bubbly Bubbles

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Drumstick case for hubby

I got Azrai into taking up drum lessons at Yamaha Music Alamanda recently as a way to release stress. He went for the complimentary trial session and decided he likes it so I sponsored his first month of lessons starting March. He only had to get a pair of drumsticks (somehow or rather, chicken drumsticks come to mind every time I mention the word “drumsticks”) so I decided to make a case for them.

This is one of my very quick project. A couple of hours from conception to finished product. I used some scrap batting from my other projects which is about 3” wide. I get to use my snap press again in this project. I don’t have any black snaps so I used gray snaps. Worked out OK.

This is the back view of the case where I made a loop for Azrai to attach it on his belt. He suggested the idea which was from his handphone cover where they normally use velco. Since I have lots of snaps, I used 2 to really secure it in place. When I finished this, Azrai was putting Arwen to bed so I couldn’t get him to model it for me. At least I made something useful for hubby dearest.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Diaper Bag

My first diaper bag! These pictures are taken from my handphone camera. I couldn’t find my camera, after my son played with it the other day. Back to the bag, It has one front pocket and two side pockets. The side pockets has elastic opening as I thought would prevent bottles or sippy cups from falling out from the pocket.

I couldn’t find Danial’s bottle this time of the night so I just grab his Ben 10 drinking bottle for demonstration purpose. 

I use magnetic buttons as closure. I made one zippered pocket, and one large pocket on one side and two smaller pockets on the other side. I save a hardboard and sew the outer fabric to make the bag’s base. The bag measures 14”H x 15”L x 5”D.

Status: Reserved for Sha

Friday, March 12, 2010

Baby Tied Shrug

I printed out this pattern from the internet and since I have some leftover yarn which has similar gauge as the recommended gauge in this pattern, I decided to give it a try. Plus, my sewing room which doubled as a guest room is occupied currently by my brother who's back from Singapore. So, since no sewing time for me, I picked up my knitting needles.
This is the result of my needlework. I made it size 18 to 24 months. The sleeves are 3/4 sleeves. Now, I need to find a 1 and a half to 2 year old girl to give it to.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simply Knitting

I love this magazine as every issue has a freegift. For March issue, it comes with free handbag handle and patterns too. Can add it to my list of things too make. Soo many thing to make, soo little time...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Giveaway Part 2

I read in my CBox that some interested parties can't leave a comment in my 1st Giveaway post. Saya budak baru belajar, so I don't know if there's a limit to how many comments you can put in a post. So here's the part 2 where you can add your comment here. The terms and conditions still apply though. Keep 'em coming!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March and 1st Giveaway!!!!

My first giveaway!!!!

The Prize? I couldn't decide, so I let you choose either:

ONE (1) of the 5 pieces of 22"x25" 22cm x 25cm charms from Cottage Patch

Tambahan: Untuk santapan mata mereka yang berminat pada charm pack ni. Saya scan kain-kain dan uploadkan untuk jamu mata. yang normbor 5, tak sempat scan, anak dah nangis nak susu. ni pun type satu tangan. Bila post baru perasan, pricetag pun tak tanggal lagi. Tak kisah la. At least you know that the charm pack is valued at RM15.00 per set. 


ONE (1) of the heavy cotton (0.5 meter)

How to enter the giveaway? You have to do ALL of these:

  1. Follow my blog. Become my follower. Add yourself in my list of friends/follower. My friends who are already following my blog, must do the other two things in order to qualify for this giveaway.
  2. Enter a comment under this post. Tell me which prize do you want and what you plan to do with it. I'll judge the best entry as the winner for this giveaway. No language restriction. Bahasa Melayu, English, Javanese, etc. 
  3. Put a post in your blog with the picture of the prize you wish to get and link my blog.

Closing date: 31 March 2010

That's it! Easy-peasy. So, apa tunggu lagi?

Correction: Charm pack measurement is in CM not inches. Seribu kemaafan atas technical error nih.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What I did this week

Practically nothing!!!! Sewing wise.... I have not touched the machine at all this week... So sad. It's my therapy so you would have a good guess how highly strung I am right now :( A lot of things happened this week. We went to Kuantan (see my personal blog My Family My Heaven) for a short break since my hubby has a product demo there, only to rushed back to KL the next day when somebody broke into my MIL's house. So traumatic...

I made up my lack of sewing with fabric hunting at Cottage Patch Ampang. I've been to a few quilt shops around Klang Valley and I personally feel that they have the most extensive collection of cotton fabric. Just simply love them. I could just spend hours going through them.

I'm too beat to do anything tonight. I was at home with Arwen the whole day, doing the laundry after the trip (I'm not proud but glad that I agreed to use disposable diapers on Arwen during the trip), vacuuming with Arwen on one hand (she's terrified of the vacuum noise), moping, feeding and breastfeeding Arwen in between. How do other moms do it?

I sat in my sewing room after Arwen went to sleep, trying to figure out how to replicate the Ava bag. My brains simply refuse to cooperate tonight so I settled to doing cutting fabric for my casserole dish carrier and marking them for quilting. I have sooo many things I want to make but just not enough time to make them. I guess I do have to take it one thing at a time...