Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rescue Mission : Hantaran for Engagement

Hellooo! I apologise for being missing from the blogging world for quite some time. I have been really busy at work for the past couple of months. I really miss crafting and I also miss sharing my crafts with you.

I only had time to complete a rescue job for a cousin's hantaran in the past few months that I went missing. Long story but you've probably heard about it all before. Someone you know is getting engaged, went to a "mak andam" who paints a beautiful picture and tells you the story of "the most beautiful hantaran in history" which he/she/he-she will design and produce for you, two (2) weeks prior to the big day the hantaran is delivered and *shock* horror* the soft mint green and off white you requested suddenly turned into the-grime-at-the-bottom-of-my-shower-stall green and cow "toot" yellow. Well that was what happened to my cousin, only that her request for dusky pink hantaran turned out to be, well, pink.. and burgundy.. and purple.. and dark red.. all. in. one. tray.. wow.. that's was all that I could say when I first saw it.. wow. (Disclaimer: I'm not at all generalising, it's just that this particular mak andam is beyond description)

So with just a couple of weekends left to start working on all seven trays of the hantaran from scratch, we went on a frantic search for all the stuff needed plus we were also on a tiiiiggght budget, as my cousin already paid out a chunk of her savings for the "rainbow brite theme" that this so called "mak andam" conjured up!

And these were how my last minute labour of love turned out (please be kind, I'm no expert):

I'm not saying that I'm really good at making hantarans (faaarrr from it, I just had to jump in and help my cousin out) but at least the colour turned out to be the colour requested by my cousin and if she's happy on her big day then I'm happy too! :o) Alhamdulillah..
Congratulations dear cousin, may this be the start of your wonderful journey..
Petals & Berries


Han said...

You're are not good at making are GREAT at it! No need to be humble are one of the best in town!

Btw..any chance of posting pics of the Mak Andam know I'm kepoh that way.

Petals and Berries said...

And that's why you're one of my "bestest" friends ever! haha.. thanks for the generous compliments :o)

I'll try and see whether my cousin took any pics of the earlier version. It was so "disturbing" that my cousin dismantled it pretty soon after it was delivered.. hehe..

Miss you lots, friend! Have you been behaving with your, what do you call it? Abaya, etc. etc.?:o)

dodiemohd said...

its so beautiful,dear!!!!

Han said...

I'll be back next month..can't wait! And yes I have been behaving..have not got into any trouble..SO FAR. See you soon fren!