Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The finished product!

These kurung are now available for sale. At this moment I only have collection for ages 2, 4 and 6. For selection of cotton, I will upload the fabric pictures soon or drop by at store: 
Lot 33G, Jalan Medan 2, 
Taman Bukit Indah, Ampang

Price ranges from RM80 - RM 220 depending on fabrics and sizes.

This collection is suitable for special occasions, Aidil Fitri and for bridesmaids.

Tell me what you think. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Behind the scene of Femme City Exhibition

(from left: Norlie, Felicia, Jane, Yati, Abby & Me)
The picture was taken by Norlie's dear husband and credit to sekocienorlie

Arghhh.... this is probably so history already. In between losing my phone and Urbanscapes 2010 at KLPac, I just cannot get my hands and my head to share with you my first profesional photoshoot at The Star. Yes dear! So Jakun of me.

I owe this opportunity to Jane Khoo (crazeepatches.blogspot.com), the President of The Arts & Crafts Guild, KL & Selangor. Since I am new to this craft network, she kindly swap her slot to my demonstration so I can promote my craft at The Femme City Craft Demonstration at "THE VENUE", KL Convention Centre:

FRI 30/7/10

1-3pm : STONE PAINTING by Abby Zain - abbynaiveart.blogspot.com
4-6pm : JIGSAW PHOTO FRAME by Felicia Loh - the-art-mind.blogspot.com/

SAT 31/7/10

1-3pm : FELT CRAFT by Norliza Samington - sekocinorlie.blogspot.com/
4-6pm : WIRE ART JEWELLERY by Yati Salem - www.riqzmiecreation.com/

SUN 1/8/10

1-3pm : PAPER BEADING by Ling Ooi - butterandcreamlabel.blogspot.com/
4-6pm : SMOCKING by Nirwana Tuan Sariff - myglasscubicle.blogspot.com

Well, I hope you guys can come to support the show. I will tell you a bit more about the planned demo for my slot soon! I am still deciding which cotton should I use for the show.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pleat it and smock it!

I learned smocking 4 years ago to distract myself after having a stillborn, in my first pregnancy. I tried hard pretending that it did not affect me, so I did things that I think would take my mind off silly thoughts, and questions like what if I did not do, and I did that .... sigh.

However, it was four years ago. During my denial depressing years, yes many (and I mean many, many, many) pleating needles have I broken. Many cotton have I pleated and not smock it.

This year is different though, my second child is my new inspiration. I find comfort in her laughter, and I find joy in her mischief. Back in my mind I still wonder, wouldn't it be great if she had a big sister?

This year I take my time to smock the pleated cotton turn them into dresses for toddlers and teenagers.Pleated remnants into hair bands. I just got to admit pleating & smocking will be the psychiatric worst competition. (err...just kidding, lol :))