Sunday, April 13, 2014
Last few days. a boy came to my shop to buy felt.It was a surprise for me as before this there is no male customer yet..yes ..you are so special because boys usually never like to be involved in sewing or doing craft...opps sorry for my hasty generalization. Not all but of rare case. He seemed to be sewing himself and sell online. He made wonderful keychains from felt and of course he had been so creative..good mummy's boy..and at first, I did not know that I know his mother until my daughter told me so.Anyhow I am so proud of you for your great effort to sell and indulged in business..get your own money..rather than boys nowadays like to hangout doing nothing or just waste their time with modern gadjet or 'brooming' their motors! Conratulation boy,you can come to my shop and I can teach you crochet or beads embroidery.In fact we can join venture in business.Also ashame on some girls who do not even know how to sew a button!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Last Saturday, I had recieved the Amure Clover Crochet hooks set ordered from Kyoto, Japan. She is my FB friend who is staying there.I am so happy as it is really beautiful, colourful and very comfortable to use.I am sure those crocheters out there will like it too.The price is quite 'nice' too! Anyway, not the price that matter but the satisfaction of buying something useful for myself. Indeed, we feel stress free.I have continued my unfimished projects and soon I can wear it.After this, I am going to order another crochet book.So I am the one who never like to just doing nothing..I will always occupy my time by sewing, crocheting, doing thread embroidery or beads embroidery.I am not sure whether all people are like me..some of them said" I am not interested', 'it is difficult', 'I only like to buy'..I hope it is not YOU.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Last Friday 14th March, again I went to 'Tudung' sewing class.Three of us learnt to sew 'tudung' while one young lady prefered to sew 'kurung'(our Malay traditional costume).We sew two layered type with little gathers and a brooch in front. It was actually fun to meet another new lady who is working at a public library..it was quite late to finish as my machine did not perform well. I was really mad at the broken needles (three times hu hu!), also the jumping stitches and the broken thread!Then another bad experience for the day as it was very heavy, the machine fell down from the hands! With all the very valid reason,I promise to myself I need to return the machine to the dealer and exchange to a new one.Today,I went to the shop and get a new BROTHER brand sewing machine.At first , I thought of buying the high speed JUKI brand but knowing me, I was phobia with the too fast speed as it is quite difficult to control the suppose to be straight sewing line..while I ended with crooked piece. Oh no! finally I found a reasonable one cost RM800. It was not so heavy as the first. OK at least I am very happy to give myself a present.Don't you want to pamper yourself too?
Friday, March 7, 2014
Today 7th March, my friend Robiah and I went to learn to sew headcover or 'tudung' at Wakaf Che Yeh (about an hour journey from our hometown).Our hubby also followed ud but they were free to go anywhere while waiting for us to complete our course.This time I chose to sew a tudung with a ring in front to tie the ribbon in front. It took about 4 hours to finish. We started by drawing the pattern followed by cutting the material and lastly sew it. The most difficult part was to sew the awning.Goshh! I was so terrified by the Juki Industry sewing machine as it was so fast and needed my every confidence to use it. So I opted to bring my own portable sewing machine(one of my collections too).I chose the light brown material combined with brownish yellow to make the layers.So I felt so satisfied that I could make my own tudung with my own choice of colours as I prefered the soft pastel colours than the fierce colour- blocking.I have my self satisfaction to sew my own tudung.Next week, I will ask more friends to join me to attend the class..nothing harm to learn new things and also to get more new friends. Last time I got to know a businesswoman named Meg Nah and also a young lady named Shikin( still young like my daughter).I instead encouraged her to be involved in sewing world and also to pursue business in selling tudung!and now they become my FB friend too.They also believed in self satisfaction in sewing.happy sewing to the sewing lovers.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Yesterday,I went to Nagoya Textile Shop to buy some cotton materials to make blouses. I do not know why suddenly comes the idea to make blouses...earlier, I have drawn various patterns of long blouses (knee length)that are suitable to be worn with long pants or long skirt.I make it baggy look or loose for comfort. I hope I have the clients to buy such blouses. I choose cotton as it is cooling for our hot humid climate. I actually got the idea when I saw some wonderful patterns in the COTTON FRIENDS magazine.In fact , I can also sew embroideries on the white cotton blouse. It is also suitable for those who want to go to Mecca to perform Umrah or Haj(pilgrimage for Muslims).I choose the plain as well as the small blue pink flowers like country look.I contacted my new friend to contact her tailor to sew it..surely I will use the lace too to add more Ummpphh!. Just to share ideas friend.Wish you happy sewing too.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
As you know I am crazy over all things regarding sewing, embroidery and also crochet. I was really mad on seeing the Amure brand crochet hooks. The set is so beautiful that I contacted my FB friend from Kyoto, Japan to buy and post it to me. It is colourful with different sizes. I just cannot wait for the arrival, for a postman to come and bring the parcel..how nice to open something that we ordered from far.I have seen the price of the same item here is quite expensive.Dear my friend Sohana, sorry for troubling you to go and buy me..it is alright, I suppose you also like to do such work as I know you are also crafters and understand me too.Hopefully, I can get it soon..satisfaction of buying things to be given to you by you.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tomorrow will be Friday.So I take a chance to go to Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu to attend a Tudung Class (how to make headcover for Muslim ladies). I got her advertisement in her FB and so I booked a place. Last two years, I have joined Zila's Class but I never sew even one Tudung so almost forgotten..so I need to go for another refresher course besides meeting new friends with the same interest, right? I am sure we will enjoy ourselves at Mary Kay Zurra shop with all the ladies laughter and finish three Tudung within one day.I have not yet buy the material for it. Tomorrow morning I will buy at Saleem Aziz shop. I would like to choose soft colour material.I always like to learn and would never stop learning, just to rejuvenate my spirit..who knows one day I can become Tudung exporter..no harm dreaming yeah..