Zeppelin zeppelin..

zeppeline twins

Yes, this is the name of the pouch from Sara Lawson’s minikins. Yes, it looks like a mini gym bag or doess bag. So it is entirely up to you what your wanna put inside.

This pattern is like an origami piece that join together with minimal sewing but careful maneverm on the stitch line. So far, this is my second favourite pattern after the cotton candy pouch.

zeppeline pink

I tried to use different fabric in one pouch. It is not showing in the picture above, there are actually with PU leather bottom.

It is very roomy inside, which I’ve add a slip on pocket on each of the Zeppelin pouch.

There are still lot more other patterns that I haven’t tried in the minikins. Have been attracted by the Sunshine wristlet recently and it is very much welcome by my friends…

Happy sewing and have a great week ahead.

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Order fulfilled – Sunshine Wristlet

Yes, order done and delivered!
Thanks so much to Bagstock Design for having such a beautiful pattern.

Don’t you just love that floral print fabric?

I appreciate the love and support from friends who likes my sewing projects. I hope handmade can bring them joy.

Happy sewing !

First try on a Moto Pouch

More minikins from Sara Lawson. This time is a moto pouch.. it looks like those pencil case that you can get from stationary shops. Except this one is the one and only, in the world!! Yay… LOL

I’ve been having the minikins patterns for some time now.. almost 3 months ago! And yet only now then I venture into making this minikin – Moto Pouch. It is quite an adventure. Sure enough that I’m going to make more of this using different pattern.

I personally prefer fun and bright fabric. Finger crossed that I’ll see nice fabric and hopefully affordable ones that won’t cost a dent in my wallet.

I’ll have more pouches from Minikins to show after this.. ‘cos I’m joining the 1 bag a day for 100 days. However I might just add in other patterns that is not from SewSweetness. Watch out for that.

Have a great day you all..

Minikins pouch

cotton candyBeen busy lately trying to catch up with the a bag a day challenge which started on 1st August over at Sew Sweetness FB group.

Above picture shown the cotton candy pouch in Large. I’ve changed a little bit in its design by adding vinyl at the bottom part. I’ve also added side D-ring for strap if I were to make it. However it turns out that I need way more fabric than I thought to make a handle.

The pattern call for a normal skirt or zip #3 but I’ve used a zip# 5 here.

I’ve tried using the smaller zipper on the other cotton candy pouch, and it is ok though. However, I’m going to use zip #3 more often now.

You can check out the pattern at SewSweetness.dot

Happy seeing you all..0

 

 

 

Second try on a free pattern

Hello there.. is this clutch / wristlet pattern beautiful? You can choose not to use the wristlet ‘cos you can hold it by slipping into the strap in the middle part of the pouch. Well.. the pattern also taught you how to do a wristlet. Some sewer chose to just do one of the version.

There are so many option and result over in the net. You can check out insta with the hashtag sunshinewristlet or the link here.

Interested to do one for yourself? Check out Sunshine Wristlet which belongs to bagstock.com

Interested to get one for yourself with your choice of fabric in my stash.. leave a comment.

Where do I start?

OMG! There are so many craft idea online!! Bags, using cotton, using jeans materials, using PU, leather, cork fabric.. Gosh! I’m overwhelm! Where should I start!??

I’ve got those patterns ready, those fabric ready but still there are always some more new pattern comes up, new fabric and new ideas that pop into my head. Where do I start!?

I know the techniques, I know how to sew them up, but there are always better ways to join them together, to combine this materials with another, to sew it better, faster and more professional looking. So… which one should I be looking at? Where do I start?

There is this websites that I can check, to get ideas. There is another website that I can get free pattern, pattern on sales, pattern that I can just download after payment, pattern with videos. OMG, where do I start?

Okay, Hannie.. you’ll just have to start somewhere, stop thinking too much, just do it!

Gone too soon

Made this two nights ago and showed it to my colleagues just so I can get some feedback from them on what to improve and to know what they hope to see in this Fold-over Clutch. ‘Cos this is my first trial using PU that I bought from Epal Centre.

I, myself especially love that stripe of pattern which is all I’ve got left when I do this clutch. The key ring using the same pattern came in while I’m in the middle of doing it.

It founds it owner after I posted it in our sewing group. So glad that she loves it (sangat sangat suka) – that’s her words..haha.. I’m so happy too.

The size after folded is roundly 21 x 15 cm which keep Handphone and other stuff, maybe a folded wallet too.

Anyway, I’m so happy that he has such a good respond and quickly found its’ owner.

Note on eating out

ladies finger with damai belacan

Was in one of the local Chinese restaurant that offer good meal recently. I know this probably is not a good time to show so much meat here during this month, Good Friday is coming, remember?

However, I just want to record my gratitude here, being thankful for all the blessings that we are having now.

bitter gourd with salted egg york

There was a function going on at that time and we were hiding behind the divider curtain, with speaker that couldn’t be shut down on our end as the function didn’t occupy the whole floor. Lucky that they didn’t, else we won’t be able to even have dinner there.  Amidst all these, I’ve enjoyed my time with family.

steam mince pork with salted fish

On another note, if you run out of idea what to cook, try eating out with family, I mean the more the merrier, ‘cos you can try more variety of food, hopefully you’ll get inspired in trying out new dishes too.

fried pork knuckletofu with salted veggie soup

All these dishes are those that I normally either can’t or not able to cook and enjoy at home, cos I got fussy eater, plus .. Let’s face it, I’m not a brilliant cook (note to self).

Venue: New Wong Kok Restaurant, Jalan Kolam, Luyang.

Fave Pay and Nasi Kerabu

Had a chance to use Fave for the first time yesterday over at Turmeric restaurant (at Likas Driving Range). Fave is still pretty new in KK. Under food category, I can only to see offer at a few places which seems to be the same places. To me, it is the convenient that I’m looking for, such as cashless transaction that I can do over the counter by just scanning the merchant QR code, key in the amount that I need to pay and wuala, the rest is in my credit card.

Fave are doing offer such as first time user. Am hoping there are more such shops offering this kind of payment. You do need to download their app in order to enjoy the offer of discount.

As for yesterday, we have enjoyed a bit of the Nyonya “nasi kerabu” (bluish tint rice) and “kuih”, plus syrup blue (looks more like purple) drink.

Gonna show some photos taken by peiyoon90:

Above is our lunch in two different version of rice, blue is the Nasi Kerabu and yellow is the turmeric rice. That fur-ball thing is the kuih with gula melaka (palm sugar) inside.

 

This is the famous drink made with the colour from Clitoria ternatea or more commonly know as the “Bunga Telang”, or some call it butterfly pea which has a slice of lime inside and garnish with mint leave and Bunga Telang. The taste is refreshing.

 

As for this, this is highly recommended by the “tauke nyong” – Turmeric Latte. We were skeptical about it at first.. it turns out not bad.. with a bit of turmeric taste and the rest are coffee and milk taste just like any normal latte. Tauke nyong is very confident that we’ll order this in our next visit..

Oh ya.. as the first time user of Fave pay in Turmeric Restaurant, I get 20% from total bill. Not bad huh..  as for the price.. the rice is RM12 plus, latte is RM9.90, blue drink is less than RM5, the kuih is RM5 (I guess).. ‘cos I didn’t keep the receipt. Sorry guys…

Ikigai

I’ve learn a new word today – Ikigai. A Japanese word which made up of two Japanese words, Iki means live, alive; and gai means the result of it, the effect, the fruit.. check out over at wikipedia.

While I was browsing for books, title of books with this word came up and it caught my attention simply because I wasn’t on my feet today.. so I search further on its meaning and found that there are bloggers who wrote about it already.. There are two particular ones that I read:

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life

and

The Japanese Concept ‘Ikigai’ is a Formula for Happiness and Meaning

You’ve heard about hygge, you’d know that there is no simple direct translation from English, same goes to Ikigai. To me, Ikigai could means what makes you want to be alive, want to get up in the morning, the drive, that urge for being.

People now we are talking simplify living, minimalist, being environmental friendly, clutter clearing, and simply live better, more in tune with our inner self. I guess Ikigai is what everyone needs and what I should learn about too.

How to find out what’s your ikigai? Well.. first off, there are some thinking to do, which I hate.. I mean I don’t like to drill myself on what I love and have to put it down to words, I’ll just go ahead and do what I love even without knowingly.. However if you want to know more about Ikigai, I suggest you do some reading on this topic and dwell into those questions that ask you what you love, what you are good at, what the world need and what you can be paid for.

As for me, you can say that I’m running away from all these questions, maybe one day (not sure how soon), I’ll come back to this and really think it over.

Happy thoughts for you!