Thursday, December 15, 2011

Latest progress

Only able to upload current progress of my sewing, due to Naydee was super manja the whole 2 days, 1 1/2 days job had turn to 3 days!! Aish, Naydee...oh, Naydee!


Cheeky Naydee
P/S: Such a messy house I have (baru perasan background yang sangat berselerak, so sorry! :D)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Changes

-Assalammualaikum-
-Hi-

It's December. And I haven't yet confirm any of my plan for my on-line business for next year. The past 3 years, I was just sewing to fill my time, earning some side income to help my husband and perfecting my workmanship.

I have never thought of becoming a seam-stress before, because I was a lousy sewer back at school, though I really love crafts and creating stuff from scratch. I guess, being a perfectionist helps me a long the way as I cannot stand seeing flaws in my hand made (but still have tiny bits of mistakes sometimes, but hey, nobody is perfect, right? Right?). I started to sew when my husband decided to buy a hi-speed sewing machine 3 years ago, despite knowing his wife have no experience in sewing. It was like, he already know the future (can he??) He specifically asked me to sew bags! First time sewing with hi-speed sewing machine (only those who sew using the machine knows how fast the machine can go!) my skill was way too far from being a beginner. Horrible! I can't stitch straight line though had draw a line. After a few attempts and failing to control the fabrics and machine, I just stop! That is how I always do it, if it's just not working, I have to stop until I can figure out what went wrong.

SHELL POUCH. Lama tak buat pouch ni. Nak buat lah lepas ni. 
After a few days, I think few weeks kot (dengan sindiran suami yang dok kata beli mesin biaq berhabuk :)) I started to sew back again, this time, macam mai seru tu hehe...I controlled the speed my putting my right hand on the hand-wheel, most of the time, so that, tak lah terbabas, tapi panas gak tangan menahan wheel tu if kaki tertekan pedal secara tak sengaja...hehe...But it prevent me from getting injury.

When my husband was warded due to stress about 3 weeks ago, I am now trying my best to not letting him worried much about the money, and house income. I never talk to him anything that involves money! At all. I don't want him to over stressed himself and led to another attack. I wish I never have to experience that ever...ever again.

Now, I am planning to make my on-line business as our main income, next year. I've plan to double, or maybe triple my effort daily to come out with more items for in-stock, to participate in any crafts markets, open a small stall some where in KL and expanding it to international level. My only hope is for him to just rest and recuperating well. Without having to worry much on anything.

And I've started to double up my effort by making these yesterday and early this morning hehe...

Enadia Cluth flaps. 20 of them!

4 denim Enadia Clutch, 50% done

Front view

It's a good start for me, juggling everything was never easy especially if you have 5 kids with no maid! :D But I am confident enough to be a super-mom! Sekurang-kurangnya di mata anak-anak. Kan?

Moga Allah permudahkan segala-galanya buat kami sekeluarga dan sentiasa ada sinar mentari yang menyinari di setiap cuaca mendung. Take care!

And this will be the new name for my hand made brand, next year. What do you think? :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Things that happen

Assalammualaikum
Hi...

I know I've been neglecting this blog for quite some times (every time) now.

A lot of things happen to me and family. Good and bad, happy and sad.

My husband was admitted about 3 weeks ago, a serious condition, a start. These I only share with freinds privately, not announce it here, but I can say it is the most horrible experience for me and my kids by far. Though he is still weak and tiring often, I hope and always pray to Allah that he is strong and getting better. I want him to be with us for as long as possible, until I know I can let him go. Am I being selfish?

I love the moment, to see his laughter, his smile. I always taught things happen for a reason and that reason (for me) to appreciate him more. To see things more positive and to appreciate every moment together in life. Our life might be very tough, but to have him and the kids by my side makes it easier to face everything that is impossible.

I just want to share this bonding moment between Abang and Naydee
Last week, my husband decided to sew (yay!), so we bought an old portable sewing machine, because he was not confident enough to use the industrial sewing machine hehe...

And so, his first ever project...SCRUNCHIES! For his daughter (thought these are for me :P) but, hey, never mind, I see his enthusiast while making these for his girl, measuring, cutting, sewing and even hand stitch the opening! And of course his girl selected the fabrics :)



He is making more...:) And oh, I bought some felt for Cha, and she made this...a really fat Robin...and hang it on the bedroom door :) It is very impressive to see her enthusiast to complete the craft. I must say I am really proud of her!

See the wing stitching? It's my husband's ;)

Dear readers,
Please take care of your health. And enjoy every moment you have with your spouse and kids. Stay healthy and happy.