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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Potholders and aprons

My second project after hibernating for so long is to make very simple aprons and potholders as I believe both are very important to us which we use everyday..I googled for some unique patterns..yes.. I found some beautiful patterns..thanks to our modern technology..when I told my friend that I am going to do aprons she ordered two already..ha..ha selling aprons and pot holders..easy money instead.You can put ribbons, button or laces to make them sweet.So happy sewing potholders and aprons and give your mum or friends as a birthday gift..I am pretty sure they will remember you everyday as use it often right.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

These few days i began to start my project of mending and altering..first, i started by altering my kurung which is a bit smaller..not sure whether the material is shrinking or my weight is increasing..yes, the sewing machine which i have abandoned for so long,i started to use it again..of course i am so happy as i can wear my kurung comfortably as i mend it bigger.On the next day, my daughter began to open her wardrobe and asked me to alter her blouses too, to make darts,to make the blouse

Sunday, December 21, 2014

HONEYMOON AFTER RETIREMENT

It has been so long that I am honeymooning after my retirement..not even put my hand on this screen to type something on my blog..yes..before this I said I intend to do so many things regarding my hobbies such as sewing, embroidery, patchwork, quilting, crochetting,drawing and so forth. So many things that I hope to do but not all can be done yet. Ok slowly one by one. I have started going to nursery to buy orchids (but quite sad as one of the plant leaves has turned black..hopefully not to die so soon.).I also bought roses and they seem ok and blossom nicely.What I am going to do next? I have to take my crochet, an unfinished sweater need to be continued.Also my long left novel by Daniel Steel need to be completed too ( I last read it during my journey from Johore Bharu).I will do all the things that I love to do soon..

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

JUST RETIRED

Last week on 14 November 2014 was my birthday..he he my 56th...also my special day of retirement. Many people asked me, why should I retire so early and do not wait for 60. I think I have my own reason. I want to retire while I am still healthy and I have so many plans to do, so many activities to be involved in. Before this, every morning I was always rushing out to work, only at 3 o'clock I was home..quite tiring..cook.Mind you, I never sleep during the day no matter how tired I am. Often took lunch at 4 or 5. Now, I have my Gala time with my everything, sit down at breakfast table chatting with hubby..then continue with my hobby of sewing both beads embroidery , thread embroidery and others. Also not forgetting, I would be reading my favourite magazine or books on motivation or business..also my flowers in the garden needs care too.My long abandoned orchids need my love. Sometimes I used to crochet..ahh so many things to do. Some people said you will be bored to death if you retire so soon.. I think NOT me!Think positive as life is so short and therefore, you should utilize your day well.Just sharing..

Monday, November 17, 2014

It has been quite sometime that I did not update my blog..as everybody knows that it was so hectic with everything. My latest activity, my daughter and I took part in a two days booth at Kelantan Trade Centre. We did have a great experience taking part in selling session. There I could study people's behaviour in shopping. Just beside our booth, they sold very cheap tudung and it attracted many youngsters to buy. Meaning to say that we must look at our target group in order to sell anything. We sold Tudung mostly of Butterfly Tudung (in fashion now!), beads, lace,hijab pins,and other items. We could get not so encouraging sale but we were so happy especially the MIDNIGHT SALE!In fact we become friends with the other vendors. It is held for online and offline vendors..and of course the vendors were mostly ladies. Salute to our ladies who are very enterprising indeed.We will certainly try again next time.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CRYSTAL BORDER FOR TUDUNG

After Raya, I was still very busy finishing the clients'(my friends actually)handmade embroidery on Kurung. They said they wanted to be different from others though there are many imported embroidery materials from Vietnam and Indonesia..My friend, Norlina, from Perlis also promoted to her friends in her school by wearing it.How easy to have a free promotion!Then six of them posted their dress/kurung to me to sew..what a REZKI. So now another trend of Tudung where they put crystal border at the corner and a little Bling bling (hanging).I combined the crystals with matching colourful pearl beads to create variety.Sometimes I thought of going to Tudung Gallery or Boutique to sew embroidery as to broaden my business..this is only in my mind..later maybe I would do that..always do not be afraid to try or take the chance..

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RAYA OH RAYA

Our yearly Muslim festival called Hari Raya Aidil Fitri will come soon next weeek on Monday. Of course all of us in Malaysia especially the Muslims have performed their fasting for the whole month of Ramadhan according to Muslim calendar. People start to prepare the celebration with new clothes especially young ladies or boys and girls.The tailors are all busy with their sewing activities including me. one week to the big day, I went to take the sewn dress from the tailor and she said she has 80 more unsewn materials..oh! gosh..how to sew faster..and I also face the same problem of phobia if I will not able to finish my clients' embroidery..what will they say! I hope I can finish soon..or at least those who send two can get one to wear on that special Raya. They wat to show their uniqueness in dressing..this year the ladies more prefer the handmade thread embroidery..I hope they will look different than others..and those who like to wear according to colour theme in the family may do so..as for our family the plan to wear the same colour will often be a failure as my husband will be reluctant to wear the same colour as the rest of the family...hu hu hu..spoil the broth