30 March 2007
26 March 2007
25 March 2007
Psttt..pls close one eye when you're looking at the wrong side of the stitching. It is a nightmare..*grin*
This is the item u need ..Stitched piece (both sides), a cording and a tassel.
I usually will stitched beforehand cording and tassel on each piece before assembled( like the picture above)to make it more secure.
Then slowly stiched the two piece together , I used beads to add more zasss(hehehe). Leave an opening at the end to stuff some fiberfill inside. Then closed. There you go..pillow is ready for a show off.
21 March 2007
Here goes my Bubur Ayam Lada Hitam for breakfast today. Without all the garnishing. I'm beautifully lazy to go out and buy all those stuff. Ya..Ya..I know..I'll do it next time..
I asked my teenage son to cook the rice for dinner last night. He is good at it, no doubt. (Mommy is training you. You'll appreciate it when you become somebody's husband..ngeh ngeh ngeh!).Usually ,it will turn out to be a beautifully cooked rice, better than mine..(what u called it in Malay..peroi...ya, something like that) but last night..the rice turns out to be 'mentah' (half portion is cooked while the other is not). My sup cendawan n ayam goreng goes untouched due to the fact that everybody is beautifully lazy to wait anymore. I skipped dinner ..(yay!!) and the two heroes opted for burger instead..
So..for breakfast today..I tested my porridge making skill. ( Mind you..I didnt do any stitching last night. Instead has been busy rummaging my collection for a reliable bubur nasi recipe..hahaha).My subconcious is telling me to find alternative rather than throwing the rice away. If it was 3 years ago..I would have dump it without thinking twice.
Walla..The Bubur Ayam Lada Hitam turns out to be quite good..I have never cook any rice porridge except for my son during his "baby" days. Ya..now I can brag to my mom that my bubur nasi is compatible to hers....
20 March 2007
The stitched piece
On the wrong side of the stitched piece, iron on interfacing material on it. This is to give body to the book. At the edges, I stitched it with white thread so not to let the the edge open up.
I used ribbon for tying . Therefore, stitched a matching ribbons beforehand at the edge as like the picture shows. The length of ribbons can be to your liking.
For the 'pages' of the book, I used felt. The amount of pages is up to your liking too. Here I used 3 pieces. One piece is to cover the whole wrong side,probably 1/4 inch smaller than the wrong side.. Then use slip stitch or blanket stitch method to stitch the edges of the felt to the edges of the book .For the remaining pages , simple backstitch at the middle will do to hold the entire pages together.
19 March 2007
18 March 2007
Manage to finish my pendibule exchange and a set of family to a friend..
It seems like I'm taking forever to finish the family..
Yehaa!!Hopes she likes it even though its nothing compare to her quality of stitching. But since I give it with a sincere heart, hope she will accept with sincere heart too.
I spend the weekend finishing the pendibule for the exchange . And surprisingly, I manage to stitch extra..which is..a needle book to make a matching family for Sis Ros,my exchange partner. It was no better than the other set,but since I'm on a giving mode*wink-wink*,I hope she likes it. Frankly, I didnt have enough sleep last night. I stayed up the whole night trying to figure out how to embelish the pendibule with ribbons. Only God knows how on earth I 'dream" on putting ribbons on the pendibule when I know for a fact that I failed to tie my son shoelaces properly...I'm crying inside while trying for the ribbons. My keras tangan hand do not want to co operate. At the end, I choose a simple solution..stitch a store bought ribbon instead. So..morale of the story for me in this pendibule exchange..NO MORE RIBBONS!!..
16 March 2007
I've mentioned earlier that I planned to continue with my Summer Cottage project. Everytime I set my mind to do it, I'll switch to do other things at the end. I enjoy more making a needlebook for my exchange partner rather than the beadstitch project. Wahh..apa sudah jadi? Sudah tak cinta pada manik kah lagi? I think not juz my wip is hibernating, I myself need to go hibernating too. Why oh why?
Okay..back to xstitch topic..I'll paste few photos that I've taken to show off the "family" that I've made for my exchange partner. In fact I have 2 sets of family ready to be mail out by next week. How can I afford to make 2 sets when I have been rambling abt not having any mood to stitch..hahahaha..I cant believe myself either. Sudah di kantoin eh? 'wink-wink'
12 March 2007
Psttt..I need to finish this ASAP..got tons of workload waiting for me upfront.