Sunday, August 22, 2010

A possible giveaway?


Time flies by so darn fast! There was that one day that I was sitting in front of my sewing machine and then there was another where I leaped our of bed because my water broke, and then there's now where i'm changing diapers and doing mummy stuff!

And now we're planning and packing for our next big adventure... Moving to Chile! So first thing's first! What am I going to do with some of the stuff I sewed? We don't need that extra baggage on the way to Chile...

And then a thought...

"A Possible Giveaway?"

My very first giveaway? Owh! That would be cool! But I'll have to see first!

Anyways, This is what I'm planning to continue making for the time being and then think what Am I to do with these stuff.

Breakfast Anyone?

I like them Sunny Side up :)

Pasta! Yummy!

Your typical lunch pack... Hmm... Where did the sandwich go to?

I love my bananas :)

A tortilla?

Ah... No, Just my Little Santiago all wrapped up

Hey you! Stay away from my bananas!


Till I sew Next :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Curving with Corsets!

I'm going through confinement right now and apparently there are so many do's and don'ts! Especially when you have your elderly relatives around telling you to this and to that. And with all due respect, I love them all, but sometimes it does get up to "here" if you know what I mean...

Miguel is trying to understand all this "Asian" confinement thing, and I am so proud of him for having that patience and biting his tongue!

While I am on confinement, here's what I have also been doing.

I have NOT been sewing, Not yet anyways, I am waiting till I have them time to do so in Chile. Yes, we're moving back to Chile end of September or early October.

I have been on my computer working on selling Corsets!

Here are some of the Corsets up for sale:-

There are more Corsets up for sale but you'll have to check them out in Facebook or go directly to the blogshop located at KK Corsets or you can like the Facebook page at KK Corsets or Add Irashia Corsets.

Good excuse to look good and start flattening this tummy anyways right? : D

Till I sew Next  :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Santiago Andres Cartes!!!

The new man in our lives :) Our very own addition. Our Jig Saw puzzle, as we call him :) Santiago Andres Cartes.

47 centimeters from head to toe
Weighs 3 kilograms
Sleeps most of the time in the day
Wakes mum and dad up at least 3 hours at night
Smiled his first on the second day but always keeping a smile on ours :)
Hates Gloves
Hates being left alone
Will have milk any day, any time
Takes after his dad's looks
Plays the fireman when his daddy changes him :)))

Here he is

Just minutes after Little Santiago Andres Cartes made it into this world :)

In his papa's arms :)

Wide awake and in his mama's arms

Look at the little fella sleep! 

Check out that look!

My Cheeky boy :) Ain't he adorable!

Till I sew Next :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bamboolite Cloth Diaper Mega Sales!

Malaysia Mega Sales Bamboolite Promotion! 24th July to 16th September 2010!

We're Just in time for our Malaysian Mid Year Mega Sales which will run from the 24th July to the 16th of September 2010!!

The Trial Packages listed in the Promo Package section are still available, but here's a great deal to celebrate both the Merdeka Season and the coming of my little darling into this world VERY VERY SOON! :)

Here's what's in store!

Buy any combination of Bamboolite CM-TrueFits with the following quantities and enjoy the following discounts:-

Quantity         Discount      
5pcs                                  10%
8pcs                                  12%
10pcs                                15%
15pcs                                17%

**Please note that this discount is based on the Original retail Price of Bamboolite and not based on the new price.

Original Retail Price:-
CM-TrueFit PUL Lite           =    RM54.00 Each
CM-TrueFit PUL Extra         =    RM66.00 Each
CM-TrueFit Fitted Lite          =    RM60.00 Each
CM-TrueFit Fitted Premium  =    RM80.00 Each

BONUS:- Get 50% off of Poslaju shipping with this Promotion!

Find out more at my BLOGSHOP HERE!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

DIY Hansel & Gretel Playmat

I finally finished the Hansel and Gretel Play Mat that my dear friend, Tharmini had ordered for an expecting friend from Johore Bahru. I don't know why it took me ages to finish it, I guess I'm just slowing down a lot and had been mentally preoccupied.

Here are some pictures of the play mat.

The Characters

Evil Step Mother & The woodcutter Father

Hansel & Gretel riding the White Swan

The Partially Blind Wicked Witch

Hansel & Gretel's Home

The Candy House

Candy Canes and Choc Chips

The White Swan and the Lake

Customized especially for EIAN :) Who's due to arrive next week :))

The Story

Well, we all know the Evil step mum and the dad... They were poor and had to find to survive.

Hansel and Gretel heard their conversation so Hansel planned a way to find a their way home.

They Succeeded the first time but at the second time, they couldn't find their way home.

So they walked on and found a house made out of chocolates, cakes, cookies and candies!! they started eating the house and then soon was caught doing so by the owner of the candy house... The Wicked Witch!

Inside the house, was a cage and a large cooking pot...

Hansel was placed into the cage. The witch had planned to eat Hansel and started feeding him more candies etc... But because she was indeed Partially blind... She had to ask Hansel to stick out his finger for her to feel if he was getting fatter. Hansel, however, stick out a chicken bone to trick the withc into thinking he was still skinny! So the witch continued feeding him more food while Gretel had to slave for the witch.

One day, the witch got fed up at how Hansel remained skinny and decided to eat him anyhow. So the witch got Gretel to start boiling water in the large cooking pot in preparation to cook Hansel. Instead, Gretel tricked the witch and kicked her into the pot where she... well, she didn't survive it...

Hansel and Gretel fled the house and found themselves standing by a lake where they could see their home on the other side... they saw their father chopping wood by the lake but they couldn't cross it on their own. 

A white swan happened to be there, and volunteered to bring the children across where they were once again reunited with their Father... and learnt that their step mother had died...

And they lived happily ever after..

The end!

There are many versions to this story... if you would to actually search them online, you can find tonnes of them! You can play around with the characters anyhow to tell it to your little one.

I hope Eian will enjoy this! the trees on the play mat was hand sewn by Miguel :) So it's extra special :))

Till I sew next :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DIY Simple Changing Mat Tutorial

Hey There!

I needed to make myself a changing mat for my coming baby. I just wanted to get things done, or get the stuff that I need before the baby arrives, which is pretty soon! Yikes!!

So this is how the end product looks like. You can fold it up nicely and hold it together with Velcro... That's what I use anyways. You can always close it up with ribbon loops and buttons etc.

And here's a step by step pictorial way to make one! I use whatever I can find in the house. Totally recycling everything I have :)

Printed Cotton Fabric of your choice 15 inches x 30 inches
Padding, Can be any type of padding that you prefer. I happen to have poly fill ones
Bias Tape... I used a 1 inch ribbon to cover the sides instead of bias tapes.
Velcro / hooks and loops 13 inches long
Coordinating Coloured Threads

Step 1:

Cut the printed fabric of your choice and the padding type of your choice according to the measurements given above.

Step 2:

Pin the two long ends together and begin sewing a straight line 1 cm from the end.

Step 3:

This is optional... and only if YOU want to. Sew the printed fabric and the padding together like so...

Crossing them Like so....

To get this.

Step 4:

Get your waterproof material out :) I used a never-been-used golf bag rain cover that my dad doesn't seem to know if it goes missing or not (but yes, I did ask him) and cut it up to the size of the fabric and padding.

Step 5:

Sew the waterproof material to the long ends of the padded side.
Optional: You can sew another printed material to this padded side and then sew the waterproof material onto it to funk it up. I just wanted to keep it simple so I didn't add another printed or coloured material to this side.

Step 6:

Get your bias tape or ribbon out to cover the long ends of the mat. Start by sewing 1cm from the edges... I zig zag this part. Do this for the other long end of the mat before starting on the front because you might need to change the colour of your thread to coordinate with what you're sewing. You don't want a different colour thread showing on the other side as you sew.

 Step 7:

Sew to cover the printed side of the mat. I used a straight sew on this side to not mess up the other side :)

Step 8:

Starting from one end of the mat that has not been sewed yet, measure 4.8 inches and sew a straight line from one end to another like in the picture. The second line is 5.2 inches from the first line, The 3rd is 5.5 inches from the second, the 4th is 5.7 inches and the 5th is 5.8 inches from the 4th line.... leaving a small 3 inches. This would be where you attach the Velcro but we will get to that later...

Step 9:

Again, work with your bias tape / ribbon. I made a 1 inch fold at the end of the mat to cover the rough edges of the ribbon.

And did exactly like what I did for the long ends of the mat... when I reached the other end of the mat, I left 1 inch of ribbon to cover that end when I start sewing the other side. Do the same for the other end before going over to the printed side.

Step 10:

Flip the mat to the printed side. Trim the top edges so you can cover up nicely when sewing the other half of the bias tape / ribbon. 
See Miguel there in the mirror :)) He's helping me with some sewing while I sew this. Isn't he the best :)))

Step 11:

Now, see this part? Remember I said I left 1 inch when I finished the back side of the mat, well, this is where you would fold it in like so...

and sew... so to hold that part down before you start folding down the ribbon / bias tape...

...Like so to continue the cover up.

This is how it would look like after you have sewn all the edges of the mat with the bias tap / ribbon.

Step 12:

Fold your mat on the lines that you have sewn to get this. Pin on where you would like your hooks and loops / Velcro to go. I had mine go all the way from one end to the other. You can choose to either only sew the sides of the center. It's entirely up to you. you can also use loops and buttons or snaps instead of velcro. I would prefer snaps, But I haven't got myself the snap pliers to do so!

After sewing the Velcro in place... you'll get

The Finish product of your changing mat!! Tadaaaa!!! it really wasn't that hard! very simple to make all by yourself! I hope my instructions have been clear enough. Fooh!

This would be a great baby shower gift to make etc. You can even use old t-shirts as your designs. Whatever you can think of!

And it fits perfectly well in my tote bag too! To be honest, I didn't exactly measure to know that it will fit. in fact, I didn't measure at all while I was sewing. I only gave sewing measurements here as I am jolting this down here, taking measurements as I type! I'm so Random!

Anyways, I hope this helps... 

Till I sew Next :)