Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nice Little Surprises

What a wonderful life when you are surrounded by loving family and friends. Thousand wises sent for my happiness, health, luck and blessing, on my birthday. Wow...i feel great.
Family and Friends will always be the best gift in my life.

Little surprises make my life more colorful. And this wallet, became a nice little surprise from my sister. A handmade wallet, made from wall paper and made by paperpleased. Its really nice gift, thank you.

Another surprise came from my youngest sister. She knows that i like cooking very much, so she gave me this dvd movies : Best chef. Its a Korean Movie, and i wish i could be a best chef too. Thanks for this inspiring gift.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Smart Storage

Beads collection

Well Planned storage can change your life and your room will be avoid from an assault on chaos. Its always happen to me before i organised all my craft stuff. Forget where i put this, or put that. I need a simple storage that i can store in my small room. And of course i need a cheap one.

Sewing tools

Sewing threads in any various colour

Various tools craft

Various sewing needle

Various jewellery pin

Its my favorite storage. I buy it at Ace Hardware, Ikea Malaysia.

Corsage stuff

And the important thing is to put it back where it belongs, so you can avoid a chaos. Happy crafting !!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Crochet Orange Purse

Its a very simple purse and easy to crochet. I need something to organize all my electronics accessories : handphone charger, camera accessories, and laptop battery.Then i have an idea to crochet this purse to place all of them.

Put them in one place will be easier for me to look for and also more easier to bring it when i have to travel for few days. I will not be confuse again looking for where i put all my electronics accessoris.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Purple Hobo Bag

Last Saturday i started to crochet a hobo bag. A hobo bag is a bag or a purse carried over the shoulder with single strap. The shape is typically crescent. Some smaller bag or purse has the shape like a half moon. The large bag vaguely follow the crescent shape but it is not so noticeable.

This time i didn't mix the yarn, but still use double strand of yarn to make the bag more solid. Pick a yarn and pick the color is always an interesting moment. I pick this soft purple one, to mix and match with my clothes. Yea, i have an obsession to crochet, knit or sew my own bag. Too many fake branded bags in the market. I prefer buy no branded bags than a fake one.

Crochet this hobo bag is easy and fun, even though without pattern. I just use chain and single crochet, nothing else. Then i put two rings in the strap to make an accent. I also put a flap with a big button. I make the button using my pin, covered with a round crochet. so i can remove and change the button to refresh the look.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Crochet Bag For My Mom

My mom asked me to crochet a bag for her, while I'm  crocheting my blue floral bag. After i complete my bag, I started to crochet a bag for her. Like my blue floral bag, I mix two types of yarn. I have a black velvet yarn and blue fluffy acrylic yarn. I put one black flower in the middle. Not bad i think, but I am not satisfied with the rope, I put too wide. 

Its a new record for me, i could  finished it only in a day. Really awesome (ha ha self praise) !!! She like it very much and she push to sew the inner by her self. Yea, Her hobby is sewing. She still sew her own clothes. And on the sidelines of her times she was sewing sequins and beads on her clothes or her veil. Enjoy your bag, mom !!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One Note Samba

This is just a little samba
Built upon a single note
Other notes are bound to follow
But the root is still that note
Now this new one is the consequence
Of the one we've just been through
As I'm bound to be the unavoidable
consequence of you

Nice song, and I'm in love with Astrud Gilberto version, she has a clever voice. And this nice notebook made by a clever hand too, a present from my sister. She made it self. She sew the cover, stitch the note..ya, its a book binding note. I like the cover, the colour combination and the beads. She is very talented and she is an expert in book binding making.

And this another nice notebook is a present from my youngest sister. Its cool. She has a clever hand too. She loves knitting very much, but she is also doing crocheting. She teach me how to knit. And her great creation is about coral life. She made an exhibition at Tobucil : Out From The Deep

Now, i can organize my activity..take a note about my journey, my life and all the interesting. Yea..this is just a little samba built upon a single

Monday, January 10, 2011

Blue Floral Bag

This bag made two weeks ago. I can't believe, I could finished it only in a week for the bag, a day to make the flowers and a day to sew the zippers and the inner. 
For the bag, I mix two types of yarn,  plain blue cotton and  patterned-blue acrylic yarn. I choose an easy crochet pattern to make this solid bag. Chain and single crochet are two basic stitches I have been  used.

I need twelve flowers to put along the top of the bag. I use bobble crochet in the circle of  the flowers. And for the petals I use single crochet and double crochet.

Each flowers stitch along the top of the bag using hand stitch.

The zippers sewn on the bag also using hand stitch and so does the inner. I found a fabric that has been embroidered with ribbon embroidery that I made about a year ago, for the inner.

It looks nice with blue  floral along the top of the bag. And i wish, everyday that i go through in this year will be as beautiful as the flower that i made.