Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

We have had a wonderful, blessed 2013. Here's to an adventurous year ahead to all of us! Thank you for still reading this blog ❤️

Ribbon Tag Block Toy For Baby Erfan

Erfan is at this stage where he  chews on EVERYTHING....sighhh.....

So I made him a soft toy cube block with ribbon tags for him to play and chew on...

I appliqued his initial E on the front of the block and used a few cute prints from my scraps. There are many tutorials online for this type of toy, I referred mainly to this and this. But I made mine bigger with 6 inches initial cut of squares. It's not very fat because I ran out of fiberfill but it is fluffy still.

Erfan loves it of course! And you have to excuse me for the pics overload...  :P

Last one I promise! This is the face that I kiss everyday mmmuaaahhh!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

My Sweet Aisha Learns To Knit

When I was pregnant with Erfan, I had this strong urge to knit something warm and nice for the baby. Problem was - I don't know how. So I just bought some yarn and went at it.

Ermmm....I got bored after 10 rows of repetitive movement :P

So when my girl Aisha told me she wants to learn I handed ove all my yarn and tools and she begin her new knitting adventure with the help of Youtube tutorials :D

She was SO determined, but she had a few mishaps that saw the first 2 projects thrown out (mainly size issues). But on her 3rd attempt, she managed to complete a small-ish beanie hat for her baby brother.

It's tiny and barely covers baby Erfan's huge head lol!! The reason it is a tad small is because somehow she got the yarn pulled and tangled beyond salvation so she had to cut the project short.

We still put it on Erfan though. Mainly because we are so excited that unlike mummy, Aisha actually has the patience to knit yeay!

We could get a few more wear out of this. Afterwards, we will gift this cute hat to my brother & sister in law who are expecting their first baby  boy in January. Another nephew yeay!

I want to encourage Aisha to explore her creative side more. I love that she is a doer instead of a dreamer like me. Love her to bits!

Here's the big boss, he's going to be an 8 month old in 5 days, how fast time flies! :'(

Till next posts folks, have a productive day! <3 p="">

Friday, 20 December 2013

Fabric Friday - My Black Friday Haul

Yeay! Another new categorical  segment on this blog - Fabric Friday! :D

It's no news I'm a fabric-holic. No really. I'm serious. Since 2006 I have been slowly building my stash. And in 2009 I started sewing them into bags & girl's dresses for sale. Before that I only hoard. Come 2013 - I still buy fabrics but I have new excuses - I am going to sew/make something out of them. And 2014? Even better excuse, I am quilting!

My habit had improved after I become a SAHM though. I have not purchased as much as before, obviously because my disposable income is almost zero. But then, Black Friday came. And I caved lol...

Well my Black Friday haul finally arrived. It's not very big a haul but I love them...

These are Pam Kitty Picnic fat quarter bundles, yummy!! I LOVE everything by Pam Kitty Morning! I think her designs are just perfect retro prints!

I love the yellow bundle the most but look at the cute kitties having fun below? Aren't they the cutest??!

Love that this collection has a rather unusual navy color in it. Very pretty!

These are Fat Quarters which means they will be in my quilty projects. Can't wait to play around with them! :)

Till next Friday, have a great weekend girlies! :)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

WIP Wednesday

Haha...I'm gonna start my own wip post here!

I do have a few projects at one time in my sewing room. Figured it would be fun to share this in my blog and the documentation will in the future provides me with some insight on how long it would take me to finish my projects. Some projects, like quilts for example, takes longer to finish. And I'd love to look back and see what were my thoughts when I firts started these projects.

First of all, of course current dress orders in production. I do have at least 2 dresses cut up and in queue for sewing at any one time. The time it takes to finish them will really depends on how many good sewing hours I get, which of course depends on baby nap time now :P

These 2 ruffle neck dresses, one in Circa and another in Pam Kitty Love. BOTH yummy! :D

Next, my quilty project. I have started on a baby quilt I'm gifting my SIL who is now expecting her first baby, my 4th nephew yeay!!!

I am so excited for this new arrival as this time around Mami Zura is hooked on making quilts so this is a great opportunity for me to practice.

I am making pinwheel blocks for the first time and I love it! I am bravely not following a pattern because I just want a simple quilt using pinwheel blocks. But now I wish I had followed a pattern because all the maths and trimming down blocks are making me dizzy lol....

That's it for WIP Wednesday! What do you have brewing in your sewing room at the moment? I would love to hear about it and visit your blog. Till later, thanks for reading! *hugs*

Monday, 16 December 2013

The Quilt That Is Yet To Be Finished

Now that I am quilting as my hobby, I realised that it is very normal to have unfinished quilts lying around for months (or even years!). I have one at the moment. A baby quilt also started when I was pregnant.

The quilt top was made when we still did not know the gender of the baby, hence some reds and pinks there lol. It's a scrappy quilt I made. I have quilted it but until today I have not found the motivation to sew the binding :P

That does not stop me from putting the baby on top of it to see how it look sin pictures lol...Erfan was around 3 months old here :

I think the quilt is SO pretty! I really need to find the time to bind it but for now it is what it is :P

This pic of the baby looking rather unhappy perhaps should push me!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Another Quilt I Made For The Baby

This is the second quilt I made for Baby Erfan, and this time I was on a roll! :D

I mean, I was so eager to try the real deal - piecing the patchwork, free motion quilting & the works. I felt like I've grown a lot as a quilter after this project.

I used a Lilly & Will layer cake for this quilt. I sashed it using white Kona cotton. For the backing I used a soft polkadots by Robyn Pandolph from my stash, while the binding is from an older Laura Gunn's collection. I love the soft baby'ish hue of green, cream & chocolate in this quilt! It is a bigger quilt of crib size.

This quilt will forever be in my family. As I mentioned in the previous posts, it tells a story of how I was having contractions 5 minutes apart when I was hand binding it lol...

And now that the baby is here, this sweet quilt has been in so many snapshots of my lil bubba....I still cannot get over how precious he is and how lucky we are to have him in our lives :)

Above are his newborn pics, the little boy with a thousand expressions lol...

And this is him at 6 months, already rolling over...that smile is just so contagious!

Till next post, have a blessed day my friends! *hugs*

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sewing For Baby + Comments Back To Blogger


First and foremost, I have removed the Disqus commenting system and switched back to Blogger. When I installed Disqus, my main intention was to get that threading comments where I can reply to each comment directly instead of having to use @yourname for every reply. Now that Blogger has (finally) enable that I switched. Well, guess what, removing Disqus just made my blog go crazy where the previous post now have 47 comments! Somehow it has pulled comments from some of my older posts and dumped it in the first post. Other than that, and some duplicate comments in older posts, I pretty much sync-ed all comments and all I want to do is move on. Shall we? :)

Okay, just wanna record here some non-quilts items I sewed for baby Erfan when pregnant with him. I did not get to sew for a newborn with my girls as I only started sewing when Hanan was 2 years old so this time it was fun for me.

First up, the Kimono shirt.

This is one tiny, tiny shirt. And Erfan only got to wear it once during a hospital visit. He was still jaundiced here thus the frail, yellowish tinged on his skin.

Next, I made this Poofy Pants for him :

He wore it a few times, and it is the cutest newborn pants! Here we caught Erfan with his first smile! :)

And I also made this adorable bubble romper for my bean :

I used a pattern from Puperita on Etsy. I loved the roomy shape and just sewing a romper made me happy! :)

Now that Erfan is 6 months old, I so want to sew some clothing for him. Perhaps a buttoned up shirt or simple boy tunic or even a cute pants. Sewing for boys is something new for me but I know I can have fun with this new adventure. 

Till then, thanks for dropping by and try out the new Blogger comment ya? Let me know if you're having problems commenting. Thanks! :) 

Monday, 11 November 2013

An Astro Boy Quilt For Baby Harith

I made this baby quilt for bff Ida's son, Harith. I love this space themed panel and prints by Jill McDonald, perfect for little astro boys :)

It's a simple panel quilt. No pattern, I just simply whipped it up as I go. I patched the top and bottom frame of the panel and added outer border. The quilting is a mixture of free motion meandering on the border and patched frame + some outline quilting on the panel itself. And I also machine bind the quilt.

I love the back of this quilt. I used an apple print backing and included a special little message on the quilt label :

And the best part of making a quilt for a baby is of course seeing the baby on the quilt! :D

Here is the cutest astro boy ever, baby Harith (he is 7 month old) when he came to our house to pick up the quilt :

Isn't he a cutie?

Ok the next photo is epic - we wanted to snap a photo of both Harith and my Erfan together but Erfan was sleepy and cranky. So this is what happened :

Priceless!!! :D


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