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.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sisterhood Award

Lovely young and enthusiastic Alviana at Sewn by Alviana has nominated my blog with this wonderful award. I feel very honoured, happy and loved it so much.

Alviana said "... I love all her creations and handmades..."

And I said "Alvianna! That's too much. But u've made my day. Thank u so much..."

The rules:
1. Place the award logo on your blog.
2. Nominate 10 other blogs which show "Attitude and/or Gratitude"
3. Link to the nominees on your blog post.
4. Comment on their blog that you have nominated them.
5. Share the love and link to the person who nominated you

Extending the award (still work-in-progress), here're some blogs worthy of acceptance with no particular order :

1. Yarin Collection, quilter from Indonesia. Showcases Yana's work. Fine and noble activity with creativity and simplicity. Lovely work and effort.
2. Famili Cooking, my family, aunts and nieces, sharing cooking experience. Love you all!
(to be continued)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cool Tudung Bawal - 100% Hand Sewn and Hand Embroidered

This color, bead and design combination is for the chique and sophisticated. When Putri a Sulam Sayang visitor said I should do more of this hand embroidered tudung bawal, I decided to start on bawal again. She loves this fabric color from my selections at Sulam Sayang E-Shop, so I started to work on it. I don't know if she wants the tudung for herself, but I hope she does. So Putri I hope u like it enough to purchase :) Call me, I can have it send together with your daughters' kurung. Other wise, it'll be up for sale at Sulam Sayang E-Shop!

When I picked up the fabric from my selections available at Sulam Sayang E-Shop I find it hard to get the correct floss color to match it. Not until I found the beautiful green "stones" in odd shapes for the rose buds did I decided on the matching green floss for the leaves and vines and the duo-pink for the roses. Before that it was to be like brown vines and dark green leaves. It would have been just common. But this - I just love it. The floral motif is just enough to give the elegant yet sophisticated look. The flower arrangement is just nice and just enough not too crowded to give that 3-D effect. Love it! Hm.. just love it!