Friday, December 16, 2011

Bazaar on 17.12.2011 - Part 2

Some other products for the bazaar...

Key chains and charms made out of felt - for decorations only! Yummy.

Aprons for apron lovers.

Some colouful baby panels.

2-zippered pouches - for those who carry 2 handphones or a handphone pouch-cum-wallet.

There will also be some other products up for grabs. Hope to see you there. You can call us at 012-3174655 to locate our booth (no slot confirmation yet from the organiser as of now) but the location is opposite the gift shop at Ground Floor.

See you there!

Bazaar on 17.12.2011 - Part 1

Hi. It is the holiday season again. This 2011 year will soon end. Time flies. It has been almost 4 weeks since the school holidays started. For us, we have decided to take part and join the fun at a one day bazaar organised at Jaya One PJ tomorrow. It has been a busy month. We started preparing for the bazaar about 1 month ago. Well, we had to actually find time to prepare the products in between the daily tasks at the shop. It has been an interesting experience so far. We discussed and made samples before we set on making them for the bazaar. Thank you to MI and MA for their contribution. Let's have fun tomorrow and make new friends.

Here are some of the products which we managed to finished for the bazaar.

Box pouches in maroon, blue and brown combination.

Pin cushions in various colours. Actually I wished I could make more of them but it is quite time consuming.

Bags - i love how they turned out. I used to 100% hand sewn them but this time, we machine stitched them. It was much faster.

Handphone pouches - the easier version (top) and the improved version (bottom).

Wallet - available in four colours.

... see Part 2

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cushion Covers

They looked familiar? In my earlier post I mentioned that I had done the same design in a different colour scheme. A client requested this pair to be made using earth coloured combination. Here are the covers - hand appliqued and machine quilted (FMQ).

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bag with Twisted Cording Handle

This is another request from Mdm K. It is a rather spacious bag with twisted cording handle (thanks M for your efforts). I guess it is more comfortable to carry the bag on one's shoulder since the cording is not hard. The body was quilted using free motion quilting pattern.

The inside view - one simple pocket and on 1 side and 14" zippered pocket on the other.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bag with Oval Wooden Handle

Bags are fast to make. This is the latest design we made last week. It is a simple pattern with straight line quilting.

The bag handles are available in dark brown (above) and light brown.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

More Sue Bonnet Tote

The Sue Bonnet Sue applique never fails me. I love this binded handle.

This is another version but with binded handle as well. Notice the pocket? I love the end result. Reserved for Mrs T.

The inside view.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sewing Machine Cover

Requested by Mdm D for her sewing machine. She needs this cover to replace the original plastic cover. Looking more stylish now in this beautiful christmassy fabric. It comes with 2 guttered side pockets to fit in the foot pedal and the accessory case.

With pocket at both sides.

Ladies, if you need one made for your machine, please provide the measurement (overall height, overall width, top width , bottom width for the sides) so it nicely fits your machine. Or simply bring over the plastic cover as a sample.

We can also make similar cover for your kitchen appliances such as food processor, blender or toaster.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Panels

Hi all. These are some baby panels that are currently available at the shop. Please email me for the price.

Panel 1: Teddy Bear (1 left)
Size: 44"(w) x 30"(h)

Panel 2: Baby Safari (1 left)
Size: 34" (w) x 44"(h)

Panel 3: Jolly Jungle (3 left)

Size: 24"(w) x 44"(h)

Panel 4: Baby Moon (3 left)
Size: 35"(w) x 44"(h)

Panel 5: Party Animals (3 left)

Size" 34"(w) x 44"(h)

We can make a baby quilt for you if you don't have the time! Standard package: finished size of 35"(w) x 43"(h) with polyester batting and white muslin backing, with matching binding. Quilting - both hand and machine depending on pattern.


If you need the baby quilt to be bigger than 34"x 43", you can add some borders. Cotton batting is also available. And as for its backing, you may want to choose flannel for a slightly thicker finishing. But the price will vary accordingly.

By the way, we currently have a few baby quilts for sale. I will post the photos soon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Girl's Handbag

Mrs. K and family have been our regular customers. They just loved to have different bags and totes made with matching coin purses. This handbag here is a special order for her grand daughter. The girl picked the body fabric. It was a bit tough to decide on the fabrics for the applique but after going through our statsh, we settled with this combination.

The inside view - pink checks lining with 1 zippered pocket and 2 simple pockets.

The side view - two separate body bags joined together - a design which the girl chose herself. Not bad for a 7 year old!

Friday, November 18, 2011

House Warming Gifts

A client requested for four pieces of cushion covers as gift for her son and family who will be moving into their new home next month. Here they are all done up ready for the event. The motifs are machine appliqued. Quilted with free motion.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hand Applique Cushion Covers

Hi. Made this cushion cover using vibrant orange colours, for a change. Just to experiment and see the end result. I like the combination. Very bright and fresh. The motifs are hand appliqued to the background fabric. I finished it off with free motion quilting. I made two pieces, in case someone needs a pair.

I recently custom made 2 pieces for a client but using a different colour scheme. I will post the pictures later.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Special Gift

The ladies from Indonesia who came to learn the handphone pouch last Saturday had made a request for us to sew a bag as a gift for their course facilitator. After discussing the design and selecting the fabrics (once again the small black polka dot is chosen), and negotiating the fee of course, here is the end product. A hand appliqued bag with wooden handle. It took us a few hours to hand applique the flowers and another 4-5 hours to assemble the body, free motion quilt, attach the lining and finally fit the handle.

I like the combination of these fabrics. Black is beautiful, don't you think so?

Thank you Wardah and Nelly for trusting us to create this beautiful gift. We hope the lady likes the bag.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kawan-kawan Dari Seberang

Last Saturday we had a group of students from Indonesia. They are actually lecturers from a university in Acheh. They are here to attend a two week course at the UM. In between they managed to find some time to learn some simple craft. They decided to take up the challenge of making a handphone pouch. And all of them have never used a sewing machine before. But I must say, they are fast to catch up.

Here is Puan Wardah.

From L to R: Puan Nelly, Irai (my assistant for the day!) and Cik Lia.

All of them couldn't wait to see the end result, their first ever handmade craft using a machine. First time for Nelly and Lia but Wardah prefers to hand stitch her crafts back at home (tapi kalau mau beli mesinnya jangan lupa telpon kami!)

An old colleague, Azimah also came to continue her lesson later that afternoon.

Irai showing Lia how to sew the wristlet.

It was a fun Saturday. Hopefully kita ketemu lagi di lain waktu, for a more challenging project!

They will be going home on Sunday, ample time to shop around KL and Sunway P. Anyway, Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A King Size Quilt

Hi. It has a while since my last post. I was a bit busy and I tend to procastinate my blog updating. Now that the quilting frame is at home, I would sometimes return home early to continue with quilting.

My latest big project was this machine appliqued king size quilt that my team and I started some months ago. The owner had been asking about the quilt a few times! The blocks were individually machine appliqued. This process was fun but when it comes to quilting the whole quilt, well, I have to admit it was not as fun. But I somehow managed to do it.

This is the quilt before it was quilted.

The quilt top, the batting and backing are already rolled onto its respective roller and ready to go.

The view from the front.

I spent a few days thinking and planning on how to quilt it. It is better to take it slow. To tell you the truth, to quilt an applique quilt using this quilting frame is not as easy as I thought. I had to do it section by section. It was a real challenge. I think over time it should be much easier. I will consult the supplier on this matter. There could be a better way. By the way, for anyone who is interested in getting this quilting frame can contact me.

And here is the quilt after quilting. It took me almost 2 weeks to completely quilting this piece. I celebrated the day I finished it! I did stippling from edge to edge, but section by section as I have to change threads. Right now, I can only do edge to edge quilting with a few patterns like stippling, curls, small flowers, and circles (Pardon me,i really don't know the right terminologies)

A close up view of the quilt.

Dear quilters, I welcome suggestions and ideas on how to work with this frame. I mean, how do we do border quilting and block quilting. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Baby Set

I have been keeping these fabrics for a while. So one day I asked my assistant to sew the cover for make this set. Aren't the ducks cute? We can custom made bedding set for your baby. Even the set for baby cot including the cover for the cot bumper.

They are all made up of three layers - cotton top and backing; and cotton batting. But you can choose to use polyester batting if you wish.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Purple Sue Bonnet Tote

Yes, it's a purple tote. Requested by a regular client, with a bellow pocket in front. Something which we had never done before. I think it's for her grandaughter. So what do you think?

The pocket was a bit difficult to attach because of its thickness. Somehow, my assistant managed to sew it nicely. This type of tote makes a good X'mas gift for girls. It is already October. If you want us to custom made them for your loved ones, dont wait any longer. Time flies.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quilting Service - Part 1

A friend came back from Ireland for holiday with two quilt tops. She requested that we finished the quilt for her. The first piece was quilted two weeks ago. It was a gift to her niece who returned to Manchester to resume her studies. I had forgotten to take a photo of the quilt.

This quilt below was actually the second piece, slightly smaller than the first one. This one goes to her daughter who is in Sabah (undergoing housemanship at one hospital there).

The back of the quilt.

The quilting frame that I had installed almost a month ago is really a great help. I don't have to do tacking and basting anymore. Just assemble the quilt top straight away on the frame with batting and backing according. Once ready, I will take my time to start quilting. But it is important to get 3-4 bobbins ready before starting so that the quilting process goes smoothly. I completed the quilting for this piece (size 52" x 62" or 23 square foot) in 5.5 hours (I took it slow as I wanted to minimise errors).

Right now, I have one king size quilt top ready on the frame just waiting to be quilted. Hopefully I can start quilting it tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday morning.

My team and I have started making quilt tops for sale (quilting to follow suit). It is a great relief to have the quilting frame. Quilting is much more easier and faster too. I will give the details of the quilting service soon. But as a guideline, the quilting service is chargeable by the square foot.

Give us a call okay.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hannah & Lynnea

Remember the two pink quilts I made for Hannah and Lynnea? Their mom, Puteri organised a kenduri about two weeks ago and I attended it with a few friends. My journey to her place was very adventurous, making a U-turn almost one-third way back and driving down a narrow and hilly path! Phew, finally we made it in one piece.

Well, I don't get to take any photos of the girls with the quilts. Hannah was busy with other kids, Lynnea was not well. But I did take some photos.

Here is me and old friends, with Puteri & hubby Roger, Hannah & Lynnea.

Me again with old colleagues and friends.

Charlie's Angels in the making, Ha ha ha ...

Hannah on the buaian looking very tired and confused maybe. Why are there so many people?

I wonder what Hannah was saying to her mom? I like this photo very much, Hannah was so cute. And Puteri looked so motherly concerned.

When will I see them again?