Saturday, July 9, 2011

I'm making things today

It's Saturday and I enjoy it to the fullest. Shoo away you, stupid work issue!. 


Today, I'm making two things. 


1.  Play Tent
2.  Beach Robe (pattern from MADE


Both for my daughter. And that makes me happy!


Pictures to come.  


Note: Someone borrowed my camera. I bet she's reading this! =p

Sunday, July 3, 2011

10-minutes dress

3rd post for the day = record



The 10-minutes dress is from Prudent Baby. It took me only 10 minutes to make this. Super easy! Just cut and sew the shoulder and sides together, leaving an opening for neck and armhole. No need to serge (if you are using  knit fabric). Tie it with the excess fabric. Wallah! Make sure you have a cute necklace to dress it up.



Look at the pose and those curly hair. Super cute!




Me!


Picture was taken by Raisya using tripod. The most encouraging way for a budding photographer. Photographer? Err, why not designer Raisya like Cecilia Cassini, perhaps?





Sweetheart Studio Tour

Warning! This is going to be the longest post ever.


I promised to share with you my sewing room tour since last April. Yes, it was about 2 months ago. After a lot of hard works the room finally completed. Yes, completed in my own term. 


Let me present to you "sweetheart studio". I hope you enjoy the tour and your feedback/comment is almost welcome. 




My sewing table is actually a console table. I bought it from furniture shop near my house.  I did buy a Micke Desk from my favorite furnishing store IKEA, but it was disappointing. It curved down in the middle due to sewing machine weight. It is now used as my study table. Please keep your eyes off the hanging wires in the picture. I blame the stupid contractor for that. The room has no ceiling lamp until now. Sigh.



The 6 boxes are from IKEA which I used as an extra storage for random things that I rarely used. Oh, did I tell you that almost 90% of the things in my studio are from IKEA? =) I love IKEA because they are chic and sometimes cheap.  I didn't bought all of it in a short period of time. Mind you! I'm not that rich.  It was accumulated since my bachelorette years.


You can read about my pink sewing machine silhouette HERE. My sewing machines and serger are both from Brother. Sewing machine was a gift from my dear hubs. I bought the serger myself. I love these two gadgets. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to sew as a hobby.



Sweetheart Studio is also a shared room with my lovely daughter. All the framed artworks and picture are meant for her.  



The table is used as a cutting table. The green cheap-o drawer is destined to be in the room.  I actually wanted to give away the drawer to my parent house in the first place. If you have this drawer, just remove the stickers in front of the drawer and it would look OK.





I love my storage cabinet. It' s Billy Bookcase with the door attached. I bought the door recently so I can keep all my lovely fabrics inside and safe from the dust. 


Can you believe it? The tin storage are found in Mydin. Very inexpensive! I put the label up for easy identification. You can download the label HERE.


This is Raisya's favourite spot.  Mirror is from Carrefour, while the chairs were thrift find from kindergarten in my hometown. 


I hang the containers on the rod behind the door for Raisya's to play with it. You can find this items at kitchen section in IKEA.


Since I have no space anymore in my house, the wardrobe is happy to be in the room. My dream to have sofa bed in here is vanished for now. I love how everything is coming together.  The room is completely what I dreamt of. I feel like spending my times in here all day long. 

So there you have it. The most favourite room in the house right now. Please click on the picture if you want to have a better view.  If you are wondering the name and source of each items, do tell me!