30 December 2013 - Short getaway

On Saturday abah cakap kena pergi Bukit Tinggi...
So I told Daddy and he suddenly said he wants to go.
Aku memang akan selalu stress bila buat last minute plan... last minute plab ok lagi kot, kalau overnight haaa memang stress giler...

Bukan pe... kene kemas baju... kalau baju aku je takpe lagi..
Ni baju Qis, Qaiser termasukla bapak nye skali...
Pastu nak rushing siapkan kerja rumah; i.e basuh baju, vacuum, kemas dapur...
Kelam kabut ok. Bila kelam kabut aku jadi short tempered. Sangat tak best.

But anyway, I managed to get it all done and by 2pm we're ready to go...

Many things have changed since the last time we went to Puncak Rimba...
Uncle has done so much to that place...
All the kelam kabut and stressful moments are worth it... :p












The place is beautiful... they had fun... I managed to relax for a while so it's all good...
This Thursday dah start sekolah...

By the way, sempat aku mengerjakan kain langsir tu on Friday....
Pandai kakak Qis pilih kain...



XoXo


27 December 2013 - Oh my curtain!!

Tadi Qis ikut aku gi ofis...
Friday kan half day... but because of kesangapan sesangat, tak sampai pukul 12 aku da cabut...
Qis pun da sampai tertido atas kusi...
Sori boss.. Once in a while... cewahh...

Last week Qis ikut juga...but lepas keje gi SOGO cari beg sekolah dia...
by the time kitorang gerak ke Jakel hujan lebat....
So terpaksalah batalkan je hasrat nak beli kain...
Sempat survey harga je...

So tadi habis je keje terus gi Jackel...
Elok bleh jalan kami pusing dulu satu round...
naik monorail gi Maju Junction just coz Qis wants Famous Amos cookies...
Then kami jalan slowly (actually agak laju gak) coz it looked like its gonna rain... sampai Jackel Jalan TAR...


Terus gi 2nd floor... kain langsir...
Rasanya last time I sew the room's curtain was before Qaiser was born...
more than 3 years ago!!
Lagipun masa pegi last week dah berkenan dengan patern kain blackout...
I thought about it for a week... then decided its about tine to change the curtains...
Lagipun kain ni normal price RM38... tengah sale nih jadi RM9 a meter... rugiiiiii kalau tak beli....

Here it is...
Qis yang pilih...


Cant wait to start sewing and brighten up the 3 rooms with this fabric!!

XoXo




26 December 2013 - Enjoy it while it lasts

Apekah?
The quietness.. I can't go on leave... well because my boss said I cant...
So Im stuck here in the office...
I dont mind coming to work if there's work to do...
But here I am with nothing to do other than experimenting with my new phone...

After 2 years I finally decided to move on from my Galaxy Mini 1!!! To Galaxy Mega...
I hope Mega can last as long as my mini...
So my mini is now officially belongs to Qis...

So obviously this just an experiment post coming from my mega...
Org sumer dah tak heran dgn Candy Crush aku baru nak main.. :p
I love it so far...
X kesah la akak ni nak kata Note is better bla bla bla...
the specs is pretty much the same as tab bla bla bla...
for me, all of that depends on org yg nak guna...
and what ure gonna do with it..

Other than messaging, FB and Instagram, I dont use my phone much...
Qaiser n Qis are not pampered with tabs... coz they have to earn it to get it...
So my phone is their tab.. and they re not complaining about it...
hence the reason why I went with the large screen...
Qis can play games, Qaiser can watch Robocars on youtube and I can view the photos in IG better...
Everyone's happy...

Well, I have to thank Encik Daddy for buying it for me... :p


Now Im gonna go... and figure out a plan for next year...
Happy holidays & Have a Happy New Years! 

XoXo

28 May 2013 - Pakcik itu

Semalam otw balik keje tetibe I felt like babbling...
About nothing specific... About life... About work...
Yes, sometimes I tend to forget how lucky and blessed I am compared to other people...
So I babble about how much I hate my job to buying a 2nd hand kitchen cabinet that a colleague of mine is planning to let go for only RM1.5K!
Cheap right?!

But it was then that Daddy decided to cut me off just so he could listen to some Nonengnoneng song on the radio.
Sentap ok mak!
So I turned up the volume to the max...
Sampai orang kat luar pun pandang keter kitorang satu macam....
Luckily da sampai kedai so I got off...

Anyway after that he decided to have dinner at his favourite Nasi Ayam stall...
In a food court to be exact..
And there I was.. Ignoring him...
Still mad at him...
Even though he tried to bring back the conversation about the kitchen cabinet...
(yes..I am like that.. My anger can lasts for days!)

But suddenly came this pakcik with a plactic bag filled with keropok ikan...
I think he gave salam but I didnt hear him cause I was too busy being angry...
And Daddy just gave the pakcik a nod...
The pakcik is old... White hair.. So thin...
He was wearing a shabby Baju Melayu and kopiah...
He was smiling...

But there was something about him that made me feel sorry... Sympathy...
He made me realize again how lucky I am to have what I have right now...
He made me wonder what kind of life he lives...
But he can still smile...
And there I was feeling angry and miserable over kitchen cabinets!!

As I was waiting for Daddy to reverse the car so that I could get in, he walked past me...
He gave salam and smile...
I answered and smile back...
I wanted to gave him ten or twenty ringgit but my head was contemplating...
I think about a lot of what ifs... Like what if he wont take the money? What if it upset him?

If I'm not mistaken it was the same pakcik whom I bought a pack of keropok ikan from a few days ago at the petrol station...
He was sitting on the floor, leaning againts the wall... Looking tired...
He asked me to take 2 packs of Keropok Ikan for RM20... Slightly expensive for keropok ikan right?
But at least he didnt beg...
He works for it...
Only God knows if that will be the only money he had to live on for days...!
I only bought one pack...

Thinking about him just breaks my heart...
I wish I can do more to help... But there is only so much one can do...

There is something about his smile...
Something about that pakcik that made me realize how lucky I am...
Thank you pakcik...
I pray for him...
I promise if I bump into you again I will buy your keropok ikan!

XoXo

27 May 2013 - Grey is so not my colour!!

Tengok kain ni... cantik kan
I like the colour... But I guess I bought it because it's paisley kot... :P

 


I wanted to try something a bit different...
And I wanted to practise sewing concealed/invisible zipper...
Semangat je..
I took a mental note to widen the lenght around my hip a little because the last blouse that I sew is a tad too tight around that area...
I should have follow my body shape instead of cutting the fabric like this... (coz now I have to pair it with a clincher to accentuate my small frame -_-')


Then I cut the back like this. to give way to the zipper...


Then I thought, why not try something different around the neck...
So I cut it like this...


Bila dah siap, jadilah macam ni...
For the lengan, I try yang kembang bawah method... and I didnt use elastic band this time...
Mental note: lebarkan sikit bahagian lengan next time kalau tak pakai getah...
:P

Lepas ni maybe banyak project untuk raya like langsir, baju raya etc...
If I can find the mood to sew... :P

** abaikan Encik Qaiser yang sebok nak 'smile' juga tu... :P

 

XoXo

17 May 2013 - Collection RM1

3 month ago kan aku ada start kumpul duit RM1...
I was not so disciplined and focus about it after the frst month but here it is...
I managed to collect RM165...
Not bad kan? Dari takde...
Im gonna start again.
This time if i focus i just might be able to collect enough angpau for the kids on Aidilfitri!
LOL
:p

29 April 2013 - My little adventure

Last Wednesday my MIL was hospitalised at TAR Hospital Klang due to diabetes and kidney infection...
So last Friday I went on a small adventure to give her a visit...
Bukan sengaje taknak ziarah awal tp last week sampai rumah lepas keje pun dah pukul 8 - 9 mlm...
Kalau nak gi Klang dari Ampang ni entah la pukul berapa plak sampai kan...
So Friday kul 12 sharp je aku mencabutkan diri dari keje...
Bila Daddy dia suruh gerak dalam 1.30 pulak... he was already there by the way...
Since awal lagi aku pun singgah Jackel... That is another story...

So kul 1.30 aku gerak...
1st gi KL Central... to take the commuter to Klang...
Dah lama tak naik komuter... memang jakun habis!
interior bersih... ada lcd... ada led indicator utk org yg tak biasa naik komuter cam aku...
So that tak adelah kite duk wonder dah sampai mane... :p
The ride from KL Central to Klang took approximately 1 hour...
Not bad huh~

Kak Long was also there... we chatted for a few hours... kul 8.30 pm baru gerak balik...
Yesterday ingat Daddy x jadi nak visit Tok Ma so aku pun semangat nak mengerjakan kain ni..



Baru potong badan & leher tetibe Daddy kate - siap. jom tengok Tok Ma...
So anganan nak pakai blouse baru esok terpaksa diletakkan On Hold kejap...
Balik rumah around 9.30 baru sambung...
Sudahnnya ni je yg siap.



Lengan x siap..tapi sebok nak pakai buat gi keje jugak...
fret not.
Just throw in a yellow jacket...
& youre good to go!



Love it!
Hari ni jugak pakai.. :P

Oh my.. my addiction to paisley has gooottta stop!!!
:p

xOxo

25 April 2013 - My Karma

Semalam aku beli rantai ni kat Lovisa...
Because :
1. I was down a bit and I need something to cheer me up.
2. It's cheap. Only RM28.90
3. Berkenan dengan bentuk pendant nya yang bulat with blings on it... :P

 

It says Karma - What goes around comes around. Keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving...
The wordings on the box was one of the reason why I bought it too...
It's just me being me.. :P

Lepas tu balik rumah Qis tanya kenapa tak beli untuk saya?
-_-'
Sorry girl.. Mama belum gaji...! :P
Looks like I have to go to KLCC tomorrow and get one for her...
;P

XoXo


22 April 2013 - Not scared anymore...

Before this I used to avoid zippers...
Mainly because I do not have the right sewing foot.
I thought there is no foot for the antique SINGER machine other than the standard ones...
One day I saw it in the craft store and thought ' Whattahec, let's just buy it and try.
Besides, it only costs less than RM10'
So that is how I found out that they fit well with my antique machine...

Then I bought the invisible zipper foot and thought it may become handy one day...
That one day was last weekend.
I was thinking to myself, how much longer am I going to avoid zippers?
So I googled and found this tutorial on Coletterie.com.


I have this beautiful flower prints soft cotton that bought some time ago
But since it's only 1.2 meters it will not be enough to make a blouse for myself... but it is perfect for Qis...



I use one of her fitted shirt as the template... This is when I realize how thin she is!!
Macam plywood ... it's just so hard to get her to eat real food... *sigh*
Back to the zipper...
After 3 attemps of sewing and reaping and sewing and reaping, I lost count of how many times I tried it before I realize, nothing is wrong with the machine...
But something is definitely wrong with the foot or the needle(maybe)
Because when I sew using the left side of the foot (as below) it turned out perfect!
But when I use the right side, the thread became loose (i thought something is wrong with the tension)
That poor fabric, nak dekat hancur jadinya... Luckily masih boleh diselamatkan...

So I only use the left side for both side of the zipper... Just had to use a little bit of creativity...
:P



And then, as if it's not challenging enough, I decided to try and sew scallop as the bottom hem of the blouse...
I found the tutorial from the same website.
A bit tidious but so it's actually quite easy to sew...



This is how it looks like 80% completed...
20% for the sleeves.. :P



She is already sooo excited to wear it...
with the belt and handmade flower brooches that I sewed a couple of weeks ago..
























And this is how it looks like 100% completed!
Gave me an idea on how to sew our Baju Kurung for this year's Eid...
Not bad huh?
* forgot to snap a photo of the zipper at the back *

XoXo

14 April 2013 - Projek yang tergendala

Two weeks ago I was so excited to try out a pattern from http://www.coletterie.com/.
But something came up that made me so busy so I didn't had the chance to work on it until yesterday.
But I managed to put the pattern together and cut the fabric...
A bit excited as it is the first time I'm sewing with a pattern...



When I got home from work yesterday, Qaiser was napping...
I took the chance to continue my project...



Senang sangat... Even though it has darts...
First time sewing darts... but it was a piece of cake!
And it requires some bias tape for the neck and arm lines...
So I got the chance to use my Clover Bias Tape Maker...
Beli dah lama tapi tak de chance nak pakai lagi...
Malas sebenarnye...
I am not fond with bias tapes!
And it's true... the bias tape maker is so convenient to have and sooo easy to use!





After a few hours working on it, it's finally done!
Kebetulan pulak Daddy ajak pergi Bukit Tinggi tadi... nak bawak budak² main sungai katenyer, dapatla aku melaram dengan my new blouse...
:P




BTW ada gangguan bekalan air di Selangor due to the main pipe burst at Batu Caves...
Our house was affected but luckily the water supply is restored after a day!
So kengkonon nak gi mandi kat Bukit Tinggi coz of that... :P
Dah ade air aku mandi kat umah...
Mika ni je la yang layan air sungai...
Sejukkkk!!! Brrr!!



Till then...

XoXo


11 April 2013 - I love my job but...

I hate my boss...
Not sure kalau boss korang pun macam ni?
Bila ada satu benda yang dia tak suka, dia akan jadikan issue yang kecil pun benda besar... As long as she can make you feel bad...
Especially kalau boss perempuan...
OMG...
I always get a lady boss... Full of hormones...
Dem.

I was sick for 3 days. Its not like aku duk umah berparty ke ape..
I was sick!
Solat cukup 5 waktu tapi ko tak percaya kuasa Allah untuk menjadikan umatnya sakit.
WTF?
Takde la nak kate get well soon ke ape ke...
SMS yang aku dapat sme nye pasal keje...
Benda yang takde hal pun jadi hal...
Sakit otak tak?
Ughhh

Bila aku masuk kerja hari ni, tanak bercakap...
Pape skit hal pun nak email.
Nak hentam pun email.
Yeah so professional...
Orang kampung betul..
GERAM!

Menyampah je...
Tapi memang ada orang yang boleh hidup dengan menyakitkan hati orang lain...
Judgemental.

Mak dier tak ajar ke jangan sakit kan hati orang lain?
Nanti kene sumpah?
Dem you.

Pandai je cakap 'Its not easy dealing with people...bla bla bla...'
or 'People don't leave the company, they leave the manager'
Yes. Exactly. Managers like you!
Dem Bitch.

Not so XoXo
Saje nak luahkan perasaan.

*photo from Google

1 April 2013 - Finally!

Akhirnya dapat jugak pergi le Hot Air Baloon festival kat Putrajaya tu...
Ever since their first event 5 years ago Ive ben wanting to take Qis to the event but everytime I found out about it mesti dah lepas...
Dont know why there were no publisity on this event...
Tapi still ramai orang...
Cuma aku je yang tak tau...
Ni pun Daddy had to go there for work last Friday.. so that's how he knows about it..

We went there on Saturday evening...
Had to picnic inside the car as it was drizzling when we got there...
It was around 4 ish...
By 5pm da hujan lebat...
We were praying hard that the rain will stop by 6pm or there will be no show...
So I made Qaiser do the 'Rain rain go away dance'.. luckily it works...! :D

But after a few balloons we got bored...and left after Maghrib...
:P
Qis enjoyed it though...
She loves taking photos...
As for Qaiser, janji dapat naik kereta... Broom broom kate dia.. :P


XoXo


28 March 2013 - Handmade buttonhole

I have only been sewing for 4 years and all this while I will try to avoid sewing anything that has buttons...
Because I am sewing with my antique SINGER machine and unline the modern one, it does not have the option to sew buttonhole...
I did googled for handmade buttonhole but to no avail.
So I decided to save up and hope that one day I will be able to buy myself a brand new automatic sewing machine that has 101 Built-In Stitches, 1 Step Buttonhole etc etc.

This was until... I browse through Intagram and saw this lady sewed a buttonhole manually!
So I asked her 'How did you do that please?'
Hehe Luckily she replied and she even gave me a website for the handmade buttonhole tutorial at www.coletterie.com



I have yet to give it a try...
Soon..
I tried to look for Sew It Up by Ruth Singer at Kinokuniya but it is out os stock... :(

At least I dont have to rush to get myself that brand new, shiny, automatic sewing machine... I looove my antique one! :P

XoXo

27 March 2013 - From Kansas to Kuala Lumpur



Hari Isnin ari tu first time bawak Qaiser gi tengok movie..
Well second time.. but the first time was when he was 6 months old and it doesnt really counts...

Plan nak gi berdua dengan Qis je...
But Qaiser is getting smarter...
Kesian pulak nak tinggal dia...
They said everytime I went out with Qis, he will call out for us every 5 minutes..
'mamaaaa!' or 'dadakkkk (kakak)'
Sian kan?
So I asked Daddy if he wants to join us and we can bring Qaiser and he said yes! So...

1st 15 minutes dia duk diam sambil makan popcorn dengan Qis...
Lepas tu dia mula ke hulu ke hilir..
That's why I picked the 4 seats on the right isle...
So we didnt disturbed anyone...
So I asked him to sit with me and gave him milk...
Luckily he fell asleep... sampai la lagi 5 minit citer tu nak habis...
He didnt scream or cry... Thank God!

Owh we watched Oz the Great & Powerful... love the graphics! just lovely...
Storyline was a bit predictable...almost like Alice in Wonderland...
Maybe they targeted minors as the audience...
Just perfect for Qistina.. :p
But we had a great outing as a family... :) That is all that matters...



And yesterday we made these origamis...
It was raining outside...
And I thought what a perfect fun way to end my off days with my princess...
We gave the Cherry Blossom to nenek and she put it on her hair and pose with it... :)



Back to work today...

XoXo

25 March 2013 - Refashion Project No 2



This is the dress that I bought at the bundle shop yesterday...
I love the print!
I saw a fishtail shirt at H&M the other day with similar prints (well,  almost similar)
So tadi aku transform dress ni jadi blouse...




First, the lining gotta go...
So tetas tetas...
Kat pinggang tu ade getah yg dah x berfungsi...also gotta go...

Lepas tu kecikkan bahagian atas badan...
And potong bahagian bawah badan...
So ada banyak lebih kat bahagian skirt, boleh buat lengan...



Lepas dah sambung, siap bahagian body...
Then sambungkan lengan...
Kemaskan seam...
Da siap!





I got myself a new blouse for RM5!
:)





XoXo