Monday, February 19, 2007

More sewing for the Chinese New Year

Just two more sewing projects I totally forgot to post. This time...for my cousin Faith. A spring dress and a pink blouse (that needed some alterations).

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Upholstering My Own Dining Chairs


Yes, I've done it again. With the coming Chinese New Year my dining chairs needed new seats. Never, never buy white leather chairs ever again. I bought some nice velvety material from Kamdar and covered my current badly stained chairs with it. All I did was unscrew the seats from the frame (Do this one at a time, please!). Place the seat on my material to measure, cut around it, making sure you have enough all round to cover the seat about 3 inches in. With a staple gun, staple the four corners, pulling as you go. Just snugly, staple all round to secure the material to the base. I used a circular black piece of felt (the ones we use for car upholstery) to do the centre piece. Cut to shape making sure you cover the edges of the main fabric. Staple around and screw the seats back. Ta Da! Brand new.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Alphabet Meme

Another one of those meme.
The Alphabet Meme:

A - Available or Taken: Taken
B - Best Friend: I know it sounds terrible...I don't really have one.
C - Cake or Pie: Cake and pie. (LOL!)
D - Drink of Choice: Ice-cream Soda with lime!
E - Essential item you use everyday: Tissue paper. Loads of it.
F - Favorite Color: Orange and Red tones
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: I have a sweet tooth. Leave the organics!
H - Hometown: Right smack in the City of Kuala Lumpur.
I - Indulgence: Buy meself a Crafting Book
J - January or February: Feb. Nigel's birthday is on the 28th. Always enjoy planning for him.
K - Kids & ages: 1 son and turning 4.
L - Life is incomplete without: Knowing what life is all about. And trying everything.
M - Marriage Date or Most Memorable Date ( and why): Dec 23 2001..I actually wore a skirt!
N - Number of Siblings: 2. 1 younger sister and brother.
O - Oranges or Apples: Apples. Hate sour.
P - Phobias or Fears: Loss of teeth!
Q - Fave Quote: I think I can do that.
R - Reason to Smile: My son proclaiming that I'm His Hero!
S - Season: It's forever summer here, but I do like the rainy season.
T - Tag 3 or 4 People: Meli, Joy, Jessica and great gals at NEEDLESnCRAFTS
U - Unknown fact about me: You tell me.
V - Vegetable you don't like: Choy Sum and Bitter Gourd. Why people eat them in the first place!
W - Worst Habit: Going to sleep very very very late.
X - X-rays: It would have been accidental. Had to hold on to Nigel's fingers when he had to have his X-rayed. (The hand got caught in the lift door incident!!!)
Y - Your Fave Food: Dunkin Doughnut - Strawberry filled! (Yum! Me and my brother in-law Richard can really wack those!)
Z - Zodiac Sign: I don't care for signs.

I now tag Meli, Joy, Jessica and my crafty friends at NEEDLESnCRAFTS!!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Must-Have Book for my buddies at NEEDLES N CRAFTS

This is one book I just had to buy...and recommend! It has both picture diagrams and well-illustrated stitch guides and corresponding projects. From old-school methods to contemporary patterns. From counted thread work, free embroidery, smocking, beadwork and other canvas work. Hardcover, Full Colour, printed in USA and at an incredible price of ...RM19.90. (I'm beginning to sound like a saleswoman!!!) Oh yes, I bought this from Popular Book Store of Leisure Mall.

Ruun-Jan's Birthday Party

We celebrated her 2nd birthday at Kids Zone and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly! (Even the BIG kids!)