Thursday, December 27, 2012

Back to normal..

Now that my grandson has a new nanny i am back to my normal routine at my workstation..I started of with cutting fabrics ( french pleat curtains) for an engagement event on the 14th January 2013...oh yes we are ushering into the new year...
The day curtain
The night curtain
All materials are from Jakel . brought in by customer.Should be completed and delivered on the 12 january...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

About crawling babies...

Sorry for the sporadic updates.The reason being i have been away from my work station for a total of 8 working days to mind my 9 months old grandson whose nanny is on a long medical leave.During my absence my two assistants had to take charge and any communication was over the phone,even then only text messages were allowed as i do not one the little nugget awaken by the frequent noise call alert..putting him to sleep is quite a hassle..For the same reason i only have photos taken of my darling Aaron(not sewing related..hahaha) during the 8 days duration.I will only share 3 photos.Anything more will be a bore to readers and bad for my curtain blog image..hahaha

Looks like an angel when asleep,by the way everything around him is handmade except for the little blanket (bought from Jusco ..)
Getting him interested in books...
With my youngest son...they both share the same birth date..
The best part of minding a crawling baby is i have lost a few pounds especially around the tummy (due to the crawling exercise) and Aaron has taken up my lost  pounds due to my constant feeding..hihi..Have a lovely weekend dear readers..

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Project before the year ends...

Curtains for Masjid Muaz Jabbar ,Taman Setiawangsa..100 meters
 Two baby baskets..left in ikea fabric while the right is Robert Kaufman
A baby diaper bag and quilt..Fabric from DChomel

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

For sale...

I am currently putting up this ready pieced hexagon quilt for sale..It has not been baste yet..Full view here..

Friday, November 30, 2012

Full house..

I am a bit swamped with sewing projects..Well i know it is a good sign.But i kind of miss this little space here.As much as i like to keep a journal of my sewing life and all the work in progress at my work station on a day to day basis...but now its near to impossible .And when you stop posting it is rather difficult to start.Haish!Besides that i am also facing problem uploading photos.Hmmmm.Not to worry i will get some experts to help out.If you guys miss me do drop by at my facebook and pages...

Have a lovely evening...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another retail therapy at The Souvenir Shoppe,Taman Melawaty

My initial mission was to collect a parcel at the Post Office in Taman Melawati.After que up for 15 minutes the post clerk told me that the parcel is hubby's credit card and only he can collect it..A small voice in me says "do not despair,go pamper yourself"So i made a stop at the Souvenir Shoppe (oh the devil in me)which is just a stone throw away from the Post office..Oh my!They are having the year end sale.I bought 2 meters of  this tapestry fabric.You can view a ready cushion i made from this fabric at my facebook...

What a lovely thursday..Funny how a small purchase can make me smile the whole day....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Banquet table transformed..

I made 4 table toppers for a friend who was tight on a budget .All i needed was 20 meters of a 60 inch width fabric selling at RM2.80 per meter and 2 pieces of 8mm sponge batting...

She is very happy with the face lift..All 4 is going to be a buffet table for an upcoming gathering at her house..

Monday, November 12, 2012

The 8mm sponge batting is so economical..

So sorry ladies,..i am still in high spirits talking about batting.If you are thinking of making cozies for the kitchen i really like to reccommend using sponge .Its cheaper and definitely economical if you are on a slim budget.And the end product is as pretty as using the more expensive 1 inch fiber..

Kitchen cozies using 8mm sponge batting

8mm sponge batting measuring 42 inch x 2 meters selling at RM4.50 per piece at Kim Loong,Lorong Haji Taib,Chow Kit Road.

Happy deepavali to all my indian friends....

Monday, November 5, 2012

Scraps for sale ..November_Episode 1

Well i am starting my scraps sale in November with more roses.They are all in heavy cotton with scotchguard and in size 13inch x 18 inch...all 23 pieces.....6 pieces are in tulips..Only RM85 a bundle...

A pile of roses/tulips

Please e mail at for furthur enquiry..SOLD TO MAS SURYANI....THANX MAS FOR THIS PURCHASE....

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Batting for making comforter

I have written about this topic many times.I would like to share it again especially with Phui San..

Light batting for blanket and interfacing for bag making
1 inch polyester fiber for making comforters..the end product will be fluffy  and much heavier as oppose to the light batting
Two examples of  project using light batting...great for blankets...

And if you opt for the 1 inch fiber....
This is the end product if using a 1 inch polyester fiber..notice the fluffy effect at the borders
To view more projects using 1 inch polyester fiber ...visit the following html:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sorry giant hexy quilt....hello tiny elephant...

I have shove aside the giant hexy quilt and doodle with this lovely english cotton which i bought at Dchomel last two weeks ..I knew i had to create something within 2 hours...and tada...........

A handsome toddler pillow  set...a good match for the single quilt set done much earlier...

Enjoy the pics and have an enjoyable well rested weekend...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

On my cutting table today...yummy,yum,yum

I have been staring at this blue hexy since this morning and am still undecided...shall it be a table topper or a bed spread..?

Size of ready pieced hexy is 62 inch x 95 inch
I will still need to put a border all round to quilt and that will fetch extra inches..The border and the backing will be in baby blue,thats for sure....

While my head is trying to decide what it would 
be,i better get my hands busy removing the staples and paper pieces.This is the most laborious process in the making of a hexy quilt.Well there is no short cut .I will just have to go with it...

Happy viewing and have a lovely evening..

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The two tone frame like border..

 Sewing is fun when you do things in a different manner .It is the little details that you adopt to make the same project look different from the last one and make the sewing process interesting.Take a look at this single bed comforter...

The borders are in two tones....plain fabric on one side and printed (elephant motif)on the back
The reason for choosing a printed border for the backing is to liven up the plain colored orange
Just plain border for the front to tone down the already busy outlook upfront..

Happy viewing and have a lovely evening with your love ones....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A bouquet of roses in 10 different colors ...

This is my final episode of scraps for sale for the month of october.This time they are in large cut sizes ...23 inch x 36 inch,25 inch x 32 inch,10 inch x 14 inch (2 sets),13 inch x 20 inch,11 inch x 27 inch,20 inch x 25 inch,10 inch x 40 inch,19 inch x 39 inch and 15 inch x 20 inch.....all 10 pieces

Price is RM45,postage included..E mail for payment

SOLD TO MASURY ,again...hihi...thanx mas for the purchase..

Friday, October 26, 2012

October scraps....Episode 4

More scraps for grabs....

Size of floral fabric...11 inch x 13 inch

Varying sizes 11 inch by 15 inch- 6 inch x 9 inch

All 23 pieces..E MAIL AT


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A quick update before Aidil Adha break

Some sweet little embellishments for a wedding an aqiqah ceremony in November....

Six baskets for holding doorgifts..
2 decorative pillows ..only 90%done

5 ribbons for aqiqah ceremony to be embelished on the baby swing..

And not forgetting  my love hate affair with hexies....5  table cloths in progress..This is going to take me forever to finish...anyway my whip stitches are stitches visible from the front side.
Another extended weekend.My holiday starts tomorrow.Am going to miss my little heaven here in my studio...Have  a lovely Aidil Adha celebrations to all my muslim friends...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Oh the hexy devil got into me..

After i got recovered from the lazy bug ,i challenge myself to complete a small table cloth project for a dear senior friend..She has been barking at my ears every time i pay her a visit..On our last meet about a month ago she looked frail and tired.Who wouldn't  at the age of 76 andshe just lost her dear husband..Alfatehah

Any way i have been keeping myself busy cutting,stapling.I am blessed with so many scraps and this project is a great way to t get rid of the small pieces of left over fabrics..

300 pieces of hexies nicely packed

Just manage to stitch loosely on to the table cloth at this stage .need to polish my whip stitches..the stitches are visible from the front...ohlalala

I am keeping it simple.( just to be kind to myself haha..)A floral hexy arranged at all 4 corners.One set looks like it is going the right way..Just hope my spirit and patience stays a bit longer till i complete all 4 sets of  table cover top measuring 36 inch x 36 inch....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A scrappy quilt for a single bed.

Remember a slip cover i made for a single bed mattress quite awhile ago?Take a look here.Well i manage to put some large scrap pieces together and sew a small quilt measuring 60 inch x 75 inch to team up with the slip cover .I have used a light weight batting as oppose to the 1 inch thick normal fiber which i always use for comforters.Less plumpness but i am quite happy as how it turns out.Being light weight it is easy to be carried by any toddler and easily fold/tuck away in the cupboard after washing.Less space needed thats for sure

The fabric for backing and borders are light cotton from DChomel

Very cheerful children design.Also great to use as a mat during picnic outing in the park.Don't worry if i gets dirty.Just throw into the washing machine for a good wash...Happy viewing...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I have been bitten by the Lazy bug

Ever since i got back from my short vacation my blogging muncho is really low.Today i am trying to shrug away this hangover feeling and start tabbing on these keys.But where do i start!So much to talk about  my short stay in 3N4D in Bandung and Jakarta..We visited the famous tourist attraction at TAMAN WISATA ALAM,BANDUNG

I LIKE THE COOL WEATHER BUT DISLIKE THE HOT SUN AND THE STRONG SMELL OF SULFER.FOR A PERSON WITH A WEAK LUNG IT GETS INTO MY HEAD.But when you are in a company of good lovable friends you tend to forget your uneasiness..

But the shopping was a breeze...if you have only 3 hours to shop,theres not much time to choose.

AND THE WIDE SPREAD PADANG FOOD ....Almost every day for more rice for me for the next few waist is expanding. 

We stayed here....

Officially a 3 star hotel with a service equivalent to 5 star...
And more shopping .This time branded goods at.....

More photo takes at the entrance to RUMAH MODE
On the departure day we visited the nasional monument...


I will definitely pay another visit here but only to shop at Pasar Baru and Tanah Abang...So till nexk time selamat tinggal JAKARTA