Monday, 30 April 2012

Maxi Skirt - Skirt Labuh

Assalamualaikum. :)

I love maxi skirt. I think I've mentioned it in my other post. hehe They are nice and  feminine. Terserlah kelembutan, walaupun saya ni tak la lembut mana pun.. haha ( for those who know me )
For now I only made them to orders.. I really wish i could make more and just sell it. Make volume of it. Beautiful colors, prints or solid, huge range of materials... People just choose and grab it.
dream dream dream.. T_T
Soon i will! but first i will have to find helper!! :)
Here are some I made.









some of them.. i m lazy to rotate the black skirt. hehe please excuse my laziness. today is my lazy day!
Doakan saya semoga saya dapat produce volume of maxi skirts. Amiin..

Picture can be found here too.


Saturday, 21 April 2012

DIY | Cute Fabric Flower Ring

Beauty, isn't it?

Lets Get Started! :)

Bahan2 nya adalah..:

  

  • Scrap fabric : Saya guna chiffon. Nampak lebih elegant gitu. I used big 1.5 x 9 inches for the flower. Boleh tambah lebar untuk bunga yang lebih besar dan smaller 0.5 x 9 inches untuk membalut cincin. ( you will understand why later ;) )
  • Needle and thread : a must!

  • Cheap ring : I got it from jajan yang keropoknya tak sedap langsung!! nama dia Ali Baba. hehe lebih2 jajan untuk birthday Yasmin. YOu can use any ring, plastic, key chain ring, or kawat di bentuk jadi ring pun takpe.
  • Diamonds or button for embellishments. I prefer bling bling D. hehe
  • Glue gun : caution.
 

Mula2, take BIG scrap fabric


Kemudian, jelujur, running stitch til end of fabric.


When you reach at the end, pull thread to gather fabric to make circle shape. Adjust cantik2..


Cantum the ends. Jahit mati. Jadi dia akan stay macam dalam gambar.



Sekarang balut cincin kita yang tak sampai seposen tu.. hehe with SMALLER scrap fabric, hot glue at the end.


Ready with ring, now, flip over the flower, so the good side face up.

Next is embellishments. To stick the diamond, you need candle and a pair of tweezers. Burn the bottom of diamond (untuk cairkan gam kat belakang diamond). Be very careful with the candle..


Immediately after that, stick them on the flower.. SEE...?


Done with that, we do this:


With glue gun :)

aaannnnddd..... TADAAAA......


Give yourself a big clap!!
Enjoy making it with different fabric.. different flower.. macam kat sini. I'll think of other flowers to make next time, k?
Have great weekend! :)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Perempuan (me) dan Kasut

Sebagai seorang perempuan, saya memang LOVE, HEART kasut!! Ha.... saya memang lemah sikit kalau tengok kasut2 yang kiut miut, yang ada pom pom fabric flower on top, my super super favorite ballerina flats yang amat sesuai di pakai kemana saja. They are very easy, sarung je and go! And then one fits all. Kan?
Time being, this is my feet best friends.


Teka berapa hinggit saya beli?? RM 15 sahaja.. I have the same in grey. bio-degradable pulak tu.
*belilah barangan buatan Malaysia*

At home, i have not less then 30 pairs of shoes!! Gila kan?I have lost count if i have to think how many shoes i have at least for the past 2 3 years!

Slippers that i had has many colors, from bright pink to green, blue, turquoise, brown, black, with beads without beads, leather atau pun selipar jepun getah biasa je.. ada satu selipar ni, when my mother in law went for a swim, bright lime green havana beach slippers, and she parked it on the beach while swimming.. sure la kena curi! If not for the brand, for sure they went for the color! hehe or maybe, they dont have shoes.. :( Btw, this was in India.

Open sandals tak payah cakap la... phiuh!! Ini tak termasuk soooooooo many many many batches of shoes I have given away or thrown, or sold!



Hasil tangkapan ari ini. I took out aaaallll my shoes yang dalam karung, susun cantek2, amik gambar. :)

These are not including my shoes that i left in India. I dont know how many, torn, cut, stolen..
There is 1 in Sheffield - I loved that boots, but tapak dia dah rosak, so i left it there di bumi English.. :( probably owned by homeless or less fortunate people by now  :) and I got a new pair of boots from my father in-law! :))

Lagipun, where would i go with all those heals kat Melaka ni?? Tak praktikal ok, dengan baby on board.. ;) Kita sibuk nak kejar baby, ada yang terpelecok plak! Konon2 nak vogue, da tersembam siapa nak tolong up kan vogue you tu??

Anyways, most of the shoes i bought here in Malaysia. Murah2! Cantik2 pulak tu. Saya bukan kejar brands, asalkan kiut miut, menepati cita rasa, selesa, sexi, saya beli aje tanpa fikir panjang! 

ha! Converse shoes lagi ..

 This is for Sale.
... Sneakers, sport and gym shoes.. Astaghfirullah... :( pembaziran sungguh! Saya ada juga cuba jual kasut2 converse tu.. saiz 8.. tak ramai kaki wanita Malaysia sebesar kapal macam saya nih.. hehe susah jugak la nak cari buyer. Kalo berminat, check kasut converse album out. ^.^
Those shoes are worn once or twice.

After using it i figured that Converse are not my style.. They are really pretty in my eyes and other feet, but not on mine. Sad. I am more of a Ballerina Flats, macam kat ataaaas tu.

But lately, after I have started to wear hijab.. (Alhamdulillah) i have grown a fond of wearing long flowing, super kembang Maxi Skirt. :) They are more simple, yet elegant to wear. And above all, menutup aurat dengan elok sekali.

Anyway, the point is, with this grown Maxi Skirt fetish, like the sun to the growing seed, hahah, I have grown another fetish too.
I LOVE BOOTS.
Calf long boots. Boots are always been my favorite. But i can only wear them during winter.. When i had to go to Europe in super cold weather. I miss wearing them so much, i put them on while taking pictures of my stinky shoes.. haha This one dari my father in-law...<3


This one i bought at a sale. Suede, never fade and super comfy.


But WHY i want to wear boots dalam cuaca yang amat panas ini?? Dengan skirt labuh la.. dengan boots la... Boots bukan paras ankle, tapi paras calf - betis gitu!! hahaha Reason being, simple.. Skirts tends to 'tersingkap' easily... nak pakai panty hose... lagi la saya rimas.
A nice leather boots with lace, will perfectly cover our beautiful legs, ain't it right ladies? :) So kalu tersingkap ala2 Marilyn Monroe, we still got time to cut the chance on becoming MM the second!

I have Googled a little bit, and i saw some really really nice. Macam ni.. among many others..
*rambang mata*


Mr Papa found one nice one during his trip to Italy, but NO SIZE! Hopefully he'll find soon.. :) Amin..

I know.. Say it! I am crazy! Haha
But, who cares?
Are you as crazy as me? Share with me. How many shoes do you have?? ;)

Monday, 9 April 2012

DIY | Fabric Flower Brooch

Assalamualaikum semua. My first ever DIY Tutorial!! Very excited to share! ^__^
Bismillah.
So, bunga dari fabric bukan sahaja cantik, tapi juga cute. Betul kan? And it is the easiest way to embellish baju kurung, scarf, bag, and hat, many other things as long as we use our imaginations. Be creative!
Here it is, fabric flower brooch that i made to embellish my hijab. Very very easy to make. :) I took step by step pictures while i made it.

Ingredients:



  • kain perca : 5 squares of fabrics - 2.5" x 2.5" (you may choose how big you want the petals by adding the inches or how many petals)
  • jarum & benang : i used orange color thread so you can see the difference
  • felt : or same fabric as petals. I used felt because its sturdy to be the base of brooch
  • safety pin : or brooch pin (I just grab what I have here at home. Plus, no one will come close and say you wearing cheap pin! hehe dorang jeles adalah.. ko ader?? )
  • embellishments : you may use buttons, beads, or diamonds or anything you like.
  • of course scissors, and glue. I used Paper Mate Super Glue, first time i used it and i don't like it (you'll see why later). I prefer Hot Glue Gun , if you have it. If not maybe UHU is good too
Lets do it!

Lipat dua, penjuru ke penjuru bertentangan, menjadi segi tiga. Lipat kesemuanya. Finger press at the fold to hold it in place.


Masukkan benang pada jarum, agak2 panjang yang mencukupi. Double kan benang tau. Mula di corner, jahit jelujur jarang. Seperti dalam gambar. Jangan jelujur di lipatan. 



Continue with all petals. Dapat tak? 
Now, kedutkan setiap petal. It is beginning to form real flower petals. See?


Rapatkan petals, shape them up like a flower, adjust as you like the flower to be.. Jahit mati.


Next step is to Embellish. Glue a pretty bead or crystal or button to the center front.


Now the pin.

Ukur pin pada felt. Gunting sedikit di bahagian kiri dan kanan untuk ruang pin. Masukkan pin. :)



Next, glue it to the center back of your cute flower... and voila!!

(See whitish thing around the pin? I should have used hot glue gun..) :( But, front look?! SUPER CUTE!! At the end I've decided to use button in the center. :)

Idea how to wear it....




Susah sungguh nak dapat best snap dengan Yasmin! This is only an idea on how to wear your brooch among many. Try it and tell me what you think! Upload them on YLC fan page. :)