Monday, November 23, 2009

Cool Shoulder Bags

ade poket kat dalam utk hphone / kunci
hip, cool
very casual
collect a few design/color utk pakai tukar2
easy to maintain
100% cotton

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shoulder Bag - Floral Prints

This shoulder bag has an inside pocket for hand phone and car keys. The rest of the bag items go all the way in. The green, white and yellow floral prints light cotton fabric is matched with dark chocolate cotton inside lining. The result is so cool. See how it perfectly match my dark chocolate Roxy purse! Cool.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sulam Sayang n Stitchers

Wah.. just attended a much anticipated event, the birthday party for Tunku Ahmad Ismail and Tunku Afzan 9 year old twins of Tengku Mahkota Pahang and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, Tengku Puan Pahang.

I was invited as Tengku Puan wishes to meet with members of Stitchers, a club which Tengku Puan herself founded. As the name indicates, Stitchers is a club for enthusiasts of cross stitching. Naturally Sulam Sayang signs in for membership.

Sulam Sayang hopes to share more activities with Tengku Puan and Stitchers in the future.


More pics at my facebook.

Shoulder Bag

Hi everyone! I'm so excited with my latest finished project - a shoulder bag!!

Well it's a tote bag - one you can carry a lot of stuffs in it. Like I have keys, phone, purse, coin purse, lipstick, thumb drive, nail clipper, medicine, note book, pens and others I carry around in my bag. And I thought well to include a laptop I need to have a bigger bag. So I started on this project.

Initially I started to work on a red checked bag designed big enough for a laptop. It started well with suggested how-to by Edina with a book reference magazine. But then I stopped midway as my machine had some problems. So into a shoe box went all the materials.

Then this idea came to mind.

I chose a cheetah printed cotton fabric for the bag. For a good finishing, the bag is fully lined with plain black cotton fabric. So it's pretty sturdy to carry books or groceries or stuffs. I plan on offering this bag to others for RM30. Add another RM10 to RM20 if you want it beaded for extra bling-bling.

Can't wait to start on another one with a lighter yellow cheetah print color. Order yours now!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Magenta and Lilac

Ok. Lama tak create post. This time, again, bead work on baju Na. Again, vibrant floral motif - minat sungguh Na dengan motif ini. Yang lain nya this time is the same floral motif is repeated kat lower body line.

This time also I switched from using pearl beads to rice beads. The triangular shape centers the vibrant floral with darker glass beads as the insides. Triangular vibrant floral buds are then stitched in between the larger vibrant floral motif. Very satisfying. Love the lilac and magenta colour tones.

For your information, magenta is also referred to as fuchsia. Fuchsia is from the electrifying pink tone. Lilac is from the purple tones. On this work the spikes for the vibrant floral motif is in two colors, magenta and dark purple. While the inside triangle made with rice bead is in dark magenta with dark lilac glass bead as the center bead.

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Happy beading and happy blogging!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back to Tradition

When finishing this work, what comes to mind is our Malay tradition - the tradition of fabric design. The half flower design reflects the same motif on our long lasting Songket. The rich and deep color of green brings back to memory those old traditional velvet baju kurung cekak musang. Although baju kurung cekak musang is mainly worn by Minang ladies, as a young girl I used to admire the simplicity yet rich cultural heritage of the dress amongst us Malays in the nusantara. And so I lay down here three pantuns to remind us of our heritage, with a modern twist:

anak cina memancing ikan,
ikan dipancing di muara sungai,
kalau kite sukakan sulaman,
sulamlah bunga bunga teratai

buah pauh buahnya masam,
mari dikait si anak nelayan,
sulam bukan sebarang sulam,
sulam di buat dengan sayang

bercicit si nuri di atas titi,
memanggil teman sambil menari,
saya bersulam untuk dinikmati,
sesama kita di blog ini

For those who share the same interest with me do balas my pantun accordingly. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chocolatey Delicious

Phew siap pun! This is the second selendang for Puan Nurul.

The color selection is to match her baju kurung which is mainly in brown. Five colors were used here.

As per Puan Nurul's requests the stems are in brown. Although there's a lot of turquoise blue on her kurung she however wanted to play it down on the selendang .. so I used the blue for the rose bud ... out of the world!! That's alright coz overall it's gonna match the dress and the colors will blend.

To stick to conventional, I used light pink and dark pink for the bullion roses. Water color red is also on the kurung so that's ok.

She also likes fresh green.. hm... hope this will do.

SO! It looks delicious!! Chocolatey delicious!! MMuahh! Again this selendang project is 100% hand sewn and hand embroidered by Sulam Sayang!

P.S. tok leh bubuh gambar penuh. nanti ore tiru ... sorriii

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Smooth and Silky, Orange Zest, Long Scarf

Special request, order actually, from Puan Nurul - selendang, long scarf, in natural color, earth tones, that would be simple and sweet looking.

Because of the special size request, my normal kain bawal is square, her order is made using 1.5 m length of my Japanese Voille, peach in color. She favours hand embroidered bullion roses and so the selendang is 100% hand sewn and embroidered. Lovely!!

I wanted a sublime look so I choose color combination in white, orange and yellow highlight. White for the vines, orange for the bullion roses and rose buds, and yellow for the bullion rose highlight. This time the lasy daisy leaves are white in color same with the single seed stitch vines for the suttle and soft look. Edge trimming is simply hand stitched hem. Beautiful.

Another one for Puan Nurul is coming up soon!! Happy Sewing and Happy Beading!!!

P.S. Visit Sulam Sayang E-Shop for exciting new colors from my Bawal No. 1 collection.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Umrah and Ziarah

I'll be out of the country for Umrah and Ziarah Mekah & Madinah the next two weeks. Till later.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hijau Menawan

Baju ni potongan kurung moden. Describe sikit baju ni - leher teluk belanga, no tulang belut just piping, lengannya lurus separuh dan kembang berjerut separuh, tiada kekek yang berasingan tapi bercantum dengan pesak yang dipotong agak ramping di pinggang.

Beadingnya di sekeliling leher depan dan dilanjutkan ke paras bawah dada. Disamping itu, ade beading jugak di bahagian bawah depan. Beading ni agak sarat kerana motif zig-zag di jahit dua lapis, hijau dan biru. Di dalam jahitan lurus zig-zag saya tambah labuci biru di ikat manik coklat. bronze.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bullion Rose on Buttons

When I put on this shirt this morning I didn't know it's going to end up with bullion roses on it's button. I just had the urge to try the bullion rose bud on a button. From Zue's book A-Z of Bullion which she ordered through Sulam Sayang Amazon Store, I found out how the stitch works with button. Definitely different when working with flat fabric. Even so, there are many ways I found how stitchers hold their fabric, thread and needle to work with bullions. However it is, the finishing gotta be good. Here I used ten rounds of turns for the bud and eight for the leaves. The bud can either be a double or triple bullions. I tested with both. Sweet.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just Having Fun

To test my skills with various stitches I started to work with alphabets spelling my blog name Sulam Sayang. The fabric is left over from an unfinished kurung project of burgundy japanese voille.

I intended to do the full wording but it's taking too long to complete, so I'm posting it here today anyways.

The design is taken from Ondori Floral Embroidery, not fully. Check out the template at Sulam Sayang DIY. The book did not provide for the letter M so I've improvised N for an M, just add another arch.

Most of the alphabet's outlines are with stem stitches. Some as A uses chain stitch. Filling/shading is done with herringbone stitch - those X'es.

Various other more advance stitches, including satin stitch and bullion, were used for the flowers. Aren't they lovely.

The flowers at S are daffodils. While U are water lilies. The other I'm not sure but A looks very wild. Love 'em.

Projects like this is very good to use up those left over threads. I have many of them, greens and red/pink in various shades, so that really suits projects of floral or plant motifs such as this. Why don't you try it?

Happy Sewing and Happy Blogging -

P.S. learnt to place this signature followings tips from a friendly blogger, I think her name is Maya. Tks Maya.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Fit for a Princess!"

These kurungs are Putri's two little daughters'. Had em done following the kids clothing. So my team worked from scratch - tayloring, tulang belut and beading. The dresses are our traditional kurung dresses, one with the normal pesak and the other as per Kurung Pahang with pesak gantung. The girls are gonna be so cute in these. Glamorous for sure!

The fabric is cotton with simple floral motifs in baby blue. We matched the neck stitching with tulang belut in baby blue. And completed the teluk belanga neckline with pearl buttons. Elaborate baby blue bunga tanjung adorns the girls' dresses. White Japanese glass beads vines roam the borders. Baby blue Japanese sequins and glass beads highlight the edging. Hm.. beautiful. A feast to the eye.