Skip to main content

No time for craft

*sigh*..I miss my sewing machine...This holiday seasons really make me busy, first coz my maid has gone home for x-mas and will be back on the 30th (hopefully) since we'll have small new year party...well mainly for our house-staff alias PBT..he he...They've been bugging us with this idea, so this year we will concede and will have a lil party. My BIL (bro in law) already made the garden lit up with lights. My sons got very excited..mainly becuz they wait to switch on the light in the evening hehe... So this few days I will just run around after my little BRATS...since raihan is very OUTDOOR little person, so half the time he was outside..picking up fallen fruits, digging my MIL flower beds and spoil them, cycling around and playing toy golf which in the end always end up fighting with Rizqi over the golf sticks...*ouch*....

My mind is buzzing with ideas and I already bought few fabrics. Just can't help my self yaaa....whenever I see nice beautiful unusual fabric I just have to buy them...and INDIA is full with all of these pretty fabrics...eventhough I live in the small nook of India hehe...I got crepe fabrics with paisley prints, leopard prints (which finally I gave it to my tailor with painfully explain to him what sort of cut I want...U know they speak ONLY their language, so U can well imagine I try my best explain to him in Englsih, hindi, Assamese and SIGN language hehe....) and i got this pastel yellow wool fabric and white check wool material...

Hopefully I will have some spare time next year so I can do some cutting n sewing again....Wanna try to make few more purses or tote bags...and I'm still continue putting beads in my hijab (jilbab)...AWWWW..so little time soooo many things to do....Hum kya karoooooo....he he

till then....HAPPY HOLIDAYS and MAY YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR....

tlc


ShareThis

Popular posts from this blog

Tutorial: Make your own flowing skirt

I remembered when I just passed college and was looking for a job. One day I got a letter for interview in another city very far from my place. I was frantically trying to put together my clothes but what I really needed was missing. Yes, A SKIRT. I had this blazer but with no matching skirt. I spent half day mall hopping with no result. So I decided to buy a fabric and made my self a SKIRT. And off I went for the interview.
So, if you happened to be in the same situation like I had but with novice skill of sewing, what would you do? Exactly make a skirt for yourself...:D. Here's the simplest way to make your self that flowing flirting skirt. Ok, shall we start now...

What you need:
* 1.5 meters of fabric (if you want the flowing flirting one, try crepe or poly cotton fabric) * Sewing notions: scissors, pin, newspaper, measuring tape, pencil, thread, etc and of course a sewing machine:) * elastic
How to:
1. Measure your HIP + 2" (for wiggle room) + 1 " (seam) .  My result…

Everyone needs Family Passport Wallet

Oh yes, I know how it feels carrying 4 passports, residential permit, marriage certificate, exit permit plus my PIO card while travelling. Not to mentions the tickets - several of them since we always have to have several stop overs >_<.  The options I have are store bought leather passport wallet or the one from the travel agents, which barely survived one trip.

So, why not make one? Yes..so, benchmarking from the store bought wallet, here's my straight and simple {and cute} Family Passport Wallet

This wallet can hold up to 6 passport and spacious long pocket on the sides to keep your travel documents and small change. 

It has a small swivel hook for your luggage keys (yay)
I used Indian cotton fabric and heavy interface. It's sturdy and  a wide velcro closure will keep everything in place. 
Another one I made was using this cute hot air balloon over the Eiffel Tower fabric. Bought them from this shop during my trip back home last July. 

when folded

I love that little…

Interfacing Guide for Handmade bag in India

Hello,
Today I want to share about interfacing. Not the famous brand, we don't have those branded interfacings here in India. I often receive a message asking what interfacing I used in my bags, Pouches, and Wallets.
Many of you probably already read interfacing guide by Sew Sweetness but since we - in India - don't have all those brands, we are back to square one, right?
I have been experiencing with many kinds and quality of interfacings. Which interfacing to use depends on what kind of project and what look that I want. Floppy, firm, sturdy, quilted, etc.
I recently purchase a roll of heavy woven interfacing and I am happy that I finally found it. It took me several trips to the wholesaler. He was kind enough to let me check through all kind of interfacings without asking  "what are you making, ma'am?" which is pretty much the habit of Indian (male) shopkeeper/sales person. And it always pisses me off, cos what I am making is none of his business ^^. Anyway, …