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