Thursday, 30 June 2011

BeNurul's Own

A comforter measures 3' x 4' for Ben and Nurul, for their baby to cuddle in......!

It was a simple piece but the soft combinations of fabrics enhanced the main design. A very lofty whereby I used 1" thick fibre batting and just stitch in the ditch all. I think this was my third piece using the same design.

In its simplicity, I love this dearly.

Friday, 24 June 2011


We were back at Hubby's home town, recently, just at Langgar, Alor Setar :D ...... , and I saw this PASSION FRUIT at the back yard. For more than thirty years now I have not tasted them...and so glad I did today. Locally known as BUAH MARKISA.

Some infor below, from the net, regarding this fruit.

Passion Fruits are great for use in soft drinks or cocktails. The fruits grow on a climbing plant which is also well known for its beautiful flowers.Cut the passion fruits in halves. Remove the pulp and squeeze and stir it through a sieve to extract the pure juice. Add syrup to taste. Add ice cubes. If too strong, dilute with water, or wait for the ice cubes to melt.

Serve it either chilled and straight away or in a chilled glass* with salted rim.


This smoothie requires either stored in the chiller section of the fridge or served straight away. The natural sugars in the fruits start fermenting (totally safe and natural process); but this makes it taste sour.

*To chill glass, fill with ice-cubes and store in the freezer for about 10 mins. Shake out the ice-cubes, dip the rim of the glass in Salt and serve the smoothie in it. Tastes excellent with salted rim.

Do you have sleepless nights? Try Passion Fruit smoothie!! Tangy and highly aromatic passion fruit pairs well with the sweetness and buttery texture of Mango in this smoothie.

Passion fruit is high in somniferous properties; when had before going to bed helps relax and gives a restful sleep. It is also rich Vitamin C & A, Iron and Potassium, and an excellent source of fibre if consumed with the seeds. The seeds that are covered in the yellow gooey gelatinous flesh is also eatable.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Gift and WIP

Not much on sewing done. Just clear-up the mess occured for the past few days, and whipped up these two boxy-pouch. One will go into the diaper bag and will be taken by the owner soon, Puan Siti Rohani.

And I have this WIP... almost due, and I have just finished the cutting. Well, I am rushing the whole of this baby set..........And pray I could complete the above on time.

Quite tight with preparation of WI state meeting this Saturday...... !

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Apple of my eyes....even though!

A diaper bag. A simple, trial and error project. External material is scotch guard, fabric usually for curtain and water resistant, handles and lining were of cotton. A magnetic button for fastening and richly pocketed bag with eight all, and two wrapped elastic bands as fastener in the interior. Measures 20"x 11"x 5" approximately.

But, I was not very happy and satisfied with the handles.... kind of wobble and should sew the lines continuously down. I sandwiched in batting, instead of thick interfacing, intentionally to give a soft effect on the shoulder while carrying , but turned out so :(

Actually I wanted it to have two usage by fixing snap buttons on the exterior, at all sides or just let it open freely. But I have no larger snap buttons...but it still gets the effect of the other design without the buttons though. I learnt a lot of lessons from this apple green.... :)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

One for me.....

From the first to the last few I was unable to claim any for my self. Now this definitely is mine and for me to keep.

A slightly bigger than standard size previously. With two inner pockets, a hooked-string to keep my car key within easy reach, zipper closure and little hexy charms dangles merrily as zipper pull.
I love it!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Little ATIN came to visit UMMI

Early morning she came, .......ATIN...... with her mom, for me to babysit her. She is a beautiful little lady now....and kind of shy meeting me and hubby.
She stayed up for a couple of hours..... and occupied my cutting table to be her drawing corner.... She loves coloring and really great at it!!

I had quilted one single for her when she celebrated her first birthday..... here and here.....

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Substitute for veiltail

This veiltail goldfish species was in my possession once..... just 2 of them, and proudly placed them at one corner of my sewing area in a big glass bowl. Love them dearly, I saw them grew each day and dancing merrily in the crystal clear water ....... just as they watched me, sewing.....!

Before my Pilgrimage years ago I let my niece had them....and when I came home later...... what left was an empty bowl collecting dust. I did not ask how and why???????

Recently I collected, cleaned and filled the poor bowl again........bit by bit from stash, few pieces at a time and finally it is full now to the brim..........with no fish, but lots of PINCUSHIONS........!

Then an apple green cover was introduced as companion and protection against dust.

And finally I am happy now, with my new found 'gold' stash!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Ann's Giveaway

Crafty Anique is having a giveaway of her lovely pillow cover......... Here is my quote to her......

Ann, KakDee nak bantal tu, yang love2 tu, nak ganti bantal bucuk kDee yang dah lusuh... dan tidoq leh mimpi Ann selalu.... :)

Come on, jump over to her page and make an entry!

Another casserole dish carrier...... hatched!

While embroidering, I did another 2 pieces of casserole dish carrier. Just that this time they measured 17" diagonally instead of 19" previously.

The eldest and the 2 new sisters.
The latest sisters were not quilted on the top body..... much simpler and just used 1/2" ribbon and little beads to tie off neatly.

Just refer here if anyone interested to have the same !
Happy sewing, and a lovely weekends!

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Supposed to deliver last week, but I was away from sewing and just managed awhile ago.
24 pieces of pillowcase - 10 white with blue, 12 red with white and 2 white with pink stripes.

Sunday, 5 June 2011


I made this last April, 2 pieces almost identical, for a friend, Puan Hajah Siti Rohani. She chose the quilted one and I have to continue quilting with the other.

The front, echo around the frame. The rear , used the same thread color as the top for all feathers and pebbles.

Some details of the whole quilt.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Casserole Dish Carrier

Amongst my most wanted to do list was this, casserole dish carrier. I found the tutorial here. I measured the standard 1.8litre bowl from the rice cooker, so it could snuggle in perfectly. It measures 19" diagonally and I am so pleased with the result.

When I browsed around some friends' blog I found that Rozi's CD Toter is very much practical and simple and she has plenty to offer with her lovely collections of fabric design.
You are great Rozi... :)