Thursday, August 20, 2009

I did it again & again & again... HELP!

Before I share my guilt... I would like to wish -

"Selamat menghayati bulan Ramadhan. Semoga Ramadhan ini menjadi Ramadhan yang lebih bermakna daripada Ramadhan yang lepas. Saya juga ingin memohon maaf kepada semua atas segala salah silap saya selama ini. Semoga ibadah kita diterima Allah..."

We will start fasting this Saturday & it is a relief that the school break will officially start. The truth, my girls have been cutting school this week ever since Tuesday. Test is over & with this outbreak, home is the safest place. Balqis anyhow was in her kindy today. There was a photography session which she refused to skip.

She loved the attention she had with the mask I made ;-)

Okay, back to the title up there. I did it again... You should know by now that I have been bitten by this sewing bug. A very big one I assume. What hindered me to get a sewing machine before was due to space. I'm an organised person. Really can't live in a war zone. I however , managed to get myself this rattan chest box at R&R Melaka. It really does its trick to store most all my sewing stuffs.

Notice that it is put the other way around by the wall? That is meant for Nadeen. The other girls know well that they are not supposed to open it at all. Many times Nadeen tried to do so but so far, no luck ;-)

The many not yet touched fabrics are resting underneath... Shhh!

Both the sewing machines & overlock machines are now sharing the big study table with the girls' desktop. At the corner next to the over lock machine is where I secure any sharp tools as I am pretty sure Nadeen will manage to solve the mystery to open the chest one day.

As some are aware my latest craze now is making DIY tudungs. These are a few of my needlework...

My maiden touch...

This one has a button at the back like the h*jaba

My raya tudung which Wardah loves madly.

A dear friend modeling the tudung I made for her & Nadeen in my niece kiddy tudung.

This one is my favourite so far...

Like them? ;-) The problem now here is I fail to control my lust over purchasing fabrics & more fabrics... I came across my first jersey materials in Kamdar, Mid Valley & the results are all the tudungs you viewed on top. I still have a few jerseys left but I fail to stop myself from getting more!

My first face to face with printed jerseys & cotton jerseys was at Gulati's. I was almost flying in happiness... Now, these were what I got myself. Frankly, they are still in fabrics. Not yet cut, neither sewn, deep down the chest :-)

I googled for more jersey materials just to find out how good is the quality I bought at Gulati's. Landed myself onto a few blogs & forums which mentioned a lot of "kedai kain SS2". Instead of further finding out about Gulatis's materials, I googled for the shops in SS2. Today, I made my mainden entry to both shops including the Kamdar nearby.

The materials I fell for at Mikawah

Though I was aware of the costly prices at Zhouhou, I just could not resist the many patterns offered. True that Mikawah offers better prices & quality too (I think...) but at Zhouhua, the many fabrics on displayed could really hypnotise you.

These were what I lost to.

They even have Japanese coduroy. Plan to make something for Nadeen & Balqis.

True like what HB said. This hobby which he thought would cut the household budget has turned into an expensive hobby. Errk....!


kay_leeda said...'ve been beaten by the TUDUNG BUG!!! I was like you about a year ago. Going to Zhouhua & Mikawah like nobody's business. Braved the jam just to get hold of the jersey & lycra materials. Lagi mabuk if you went to Fah Nam near Petaling Street. Very expensive but...ahhh so rewarding.

Now I am still crazy over them materials but of those I could get hold from my RTs. I still have some classic ones from the previous trips. Beli on impulse. They are just sitting in my kain box now. If you wanna take a look at them, gimme a buzz. I'd be more than happy to show them to you :)

Goshh...panjang nyer pulak cerita kain tudung ni.

Lastly, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you sekeluarga a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak.

Shida said...

I love the mask...Sis and I had the same idea as well...Sewing our own mask, most cost-effective and environmental friendly compared to the disposables.

Keep up the good work babe on the sewing :-)

ibu,mommy,mom... said...

Hi Jabisha,
Love ur tudungs...Ada for sale ke?:):)

Anonymous said...

kak ja... comel nyer mask tu.. aawww... chantek sangat.. kakak.. nak order tudung bleh?? payah la nak carik yang cantek dan puas ati skang... huhuhuhu

Puteri's territory said...

Gosh Ja!
You just gave me reasons to envy you even more. You cook and bake well, and you sew nice things too.

Jealous jealous jealous....!

I'm one hopeless mom!

P/S - Is there anything yang u tak pandai so I can feel good about myself? (kesian kan!) ahak ahak.

leen said...

Puteri,'re a good dancer (wink..wink..) hahaha.

Wah2 Ja, no wonder been so bz and all. Now crazy making tudung eh? Luv those fabrics. Can make few (hehehe, not one) for me too?

a&a'smom said...

Ja, u can start suppling face masks to Kelantan as they r facing shortages, LOL!

tireless mom said...

Why.... HELP? You should say COME COME, view this... so that friends can participate in awe. I love the tudungs, ada ambik order ka? Otherwise sewing class.

Selamat menjalankan ibadah puasa.

Sakinah said...

Ja, cantiknya tudung-tudung u tu. Tak nak ke buat bisnes jual tudung pada kita orang ni. I nak juga beli. Currently I dok pakai h*j*ba's.

I stakat nak jahit kain koyak tu boleh lah. Tabik spring la kat u ja sebab macam-macam u boleh buat - memasak, menjahit dan mesti banyak lagi yang I tak tau. Betul-betul berbakat ni. Tahniah!!

Big Pumpkin said...

That little girl in the tudung is SOOOOOOO cute!!!

jabishah said...

Kak kay,

Indeed...! I think I've bitten by various species of bugs. Lepas bags, tudung... & now gila smocking pulak. Adoiii... Bila nak sembuh ni? ;-)

Errr Kak Kay I'm good in persuading... I takut nanti drp ur intention nak tunjuk2 kain terus terhipnotised bagi kain to me . Hehehe! Berani ke?

jabishah said...

Tx Shida. Love the mask too. Obviously it was frm a leftover material. I still keep most kain perca for later use. might be useful for deco.

Still owe u a tudung. Will PM u abt it. Ciao babe.

jabishah said...

Hi Rene,

im sorry but none is for sale yet... Will announce if I do. Tx dear.

jabishah said...

Hi Puteq,

You're too funny! I don't make a better mom than you are. A better homemaker yes... & that is nothing to envy.

Yes, I'm a lousy dancer & my singing is always out of tune. Pandai leen.. hehhehe. Another thing, I'm not related to Erra. Hahaha!

jabishah said...

Leen dear,

For a minute I thought you were our friend Ruzeleen. But she doesn't read my blog. Then it hit me... you must be a follower to Puteri's blog.

You calling her Puteri gave it away. She is no Puteri to us. Very not! Ahaks.. She is our Puteq!!

Nak tudung? Boleh... Tunggu kemunculan blog baru. Hehehe.. And I might need a few favours frm you ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi Sheela,

The masks are pretty easy to make. I do the recycle thing. If you notice the material I used was the one that I made the baby cot pocket organiser. Posted that in FB.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Yatt,

Selamat Berpuasa to you as well. Kak Yatt mesti tak habis baca. Ke tak baca tgk gambar je.. hehehe. I was worried of my lust in buying fabrics & more fabrics & they end up still in fabrics. Pening! Pening! Dah takde space nak sorok ni... hehehe. Itu pasal HELP!! Mayday ! Mayday! ;-)

jabishah said...

Hello Sakinah,

Thank you. When you don't work you either have all the time in the world complaining that you're bored or tak ckp masa nak bosan. The truth when I was working & still staying with my mom, I didn't know how to cook. Quit my job after Wardah & moved in to this house & all those, cooking, baking & now sewing have become a passion.

I do hv the intention to sell the tudungs online. Will update. Thanks for the support.

jabishah said...

Aww look who's here... How far are you? Take care k. Am excited. The little girl in tudung is as soooo cute as her mom lorr ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi Fieza,

Comei kan? Leftover material tu...

Nak order? Lepas raya lah yang. Now bz ler ;-)