Thursday, January 29, 2009

Basket: All that Glitters..

I've been wanting to post these photos for quite a while but have never gotten round to it until today. I used to make a lot of wedding items for friends and relatives, i.e. flower girl hair accessories, flower girl baskets, favours for the main table, favour baskets, 'hantaran' (wedding gifts), etc. I love weddings (a true romantic!hehe..) and crafting for them is just so fun!

This basket is an exact replica of another basket that I made for a wedding with a dusky pink theme. I loved the colour so much and how it all came together that I decided to make one for myself! :o)
The combination of glittery roses and hydrangeas are just so pretty.. I also found embroidered ribbon and tassel in the same colour for the handle.. perfect!

Satin and organza ruffles and ribbons.. what else could you ask for? Ohhh.. let me see, I also made this 'bunga pahar' to match.. just light touches of dusky pink in the hydrangeas and ribbons.. sweet!

Do you like it? I miss making all these fancy shmancy wedding stuff but sometimes my limited time for crafting just does not allow it :o( . Oh well, priorities, priorities.. such is life! :o)

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More Fluffy Towels

As promised, here are the other orders that I've completed. One is in green..

.. and the other one is in peach..

..all tied up and ready to go!

I also earlier received an order for a cupcakes pink bath towel for a sweet little baby girl and a cupcakes baby wipes case to go with it (these are the photos that just would NOT load earlier!).

Although I have more orders coming in, I'm so glad that I've completed most of the orders that were pending. My sincere apologies for the delay. I'm happy when my customers are happy! Thank you and enjoy!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Pretty Fluffy Towels

It's been quite some time, huh? Where did January go?? Already more than half the month has gone by. Our whole family, my husband, both my kids and I (even my helper!) were down with a bad cold and cough, one after another. Baaaaddd bug. No one was spared. But, Alhamdulillah, we have all recovered and the kids are bouncing of the walls again :o) (did they ever stop? naahhh, just slowed down a tiny bit..). Enough about us, back to crafting :o).

Quite a few orders for towels came in this month, amongst others. This time around the requests came in for sets which contains a bath towel, a hand towel and a face towel. I love fluffy towels that feels good to the touch so rest assured that only those kind of towels were used to fulfil the orders.

I was told this pink set is going out as a birthday present for a good friend..

All nicely tied up and ready to be delivered. To the recipient, Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy the gift as much as I enjoyed making them!

Another order is for a purple set. Somehow the pictures came out more blue than purple, I wonder why.. the lighting perhaps?

Just needs to be tied up and it would be ready to go. Wouldn't these towels look beautiful hanging in your bathroom? or laid out on the bed in your guest room? :o)

And lastly, this towel set in baby pink are for a sweet little girl.. (aaaaarrrrrggghhhh.. blogger is up to its nasty tricks again! I've tried uploading the photos 2,451 times tonight and it failed, failed, failed! Next time perhaps, as it's getting really late and I need to get to bed soon :o))

And before I forget (sorry for the delay), the highest bidder of the Spice Jars is Miss M, a friend I got to know through my blog. I respect her request to not reveal her name and the winning bid as she intends to give it as a present to her aunt (how sweet!). Anyway, thank you!

I have more orders that I'm currently working on so please stay tuned! Nighty night..

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Spice Jars

Guess what I also found at the same place where I found the earlier porcelain jars? These really pretty mini jars that would be perfect to put your spices in (unfortunately, these were not on clearance :o( ). Asian spices rarely come in nice pretty bottles unlike their western counterpart so these would be perfect to fill in those cumin, cardamoms, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, etc.

And me being me, plain white jars just will not do! :o) So out came the decals again. And the result..

See those tiny roses right on top? It took a whole lot of patience to apply those as it's a curved surface and took quite a bit of strategic cuts to make it look presentable. And it doesn't help when you have a toddler hanging on to your legs asking "whatchoo doin, mama?" every two seconds whilst you are applying them :o) (patience, patience).

Don't they look much better now?

Now that I have a complete set, it made a happy start to the new year :o) (aren't I easy to please? hehe) . I've been asked by quite a few colleagues and friends on whether I'm willing to sell these. Unfortunately, I'm running out of decals (and those came all the way from the US). However, with what I have left I can just about make one other set of 5 spice jars to sell. Each jar measures 2 inches in diameter and is about 4 inches high. To be fair, this is what I'll do: E-mail me at, state your offer (don't forget to leave your name and contact deatils!), price starts at RM29.90 for a set of 5 jars (trust me, this is below cost price :o)) [excluding postage] and the highest offer wins! And since I have a grand total of maybe.. ehem.. 2 readers of my blog, you would have a very good chance :o). Offers close on midnight, 9 January 2009 and the winner will be announced on 10 January 2009. Oh yes, I'll be adding a little rose porcelain spoon to the set as a bonus!

Salam Maal Hijrah and Happy New Year

from my family to yours!

May this year bring peace, happiness and good health.


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