Thursday, July 30

Favourite Fav

Hi,... it's been awhile since I last post. Well,.. I've been busy making more handbags. This time I'm reproducing my favourite design,...thus I call it Fav. There was a request from a friend, Siti ,.so I made Fav in 4 colors. Material are similar to my past products. In Penang,.. sources are limited and have not the time to hunt. Nevertheless.... I,m still satisfied with the results.

This particular bag I made with comments from Omar. He propose that a few leather trimmings on the bag would make it be more attractive . Bag was made with brown canvas that have sheen at a certain angle. Shoulder strap and trimmings are of dark coffee leather. Hardwares are brass.
Bag closes with a full length zipper. Bag measures 17" B x 12" H x 3" W. It's quite slim compare to my other designs.

Well this is my favourite of all. The color is versatile, design and size is just perfect to snuggle under one's arm. Bag measures 13" B x 11" H x 5 1/2" W. Leather shoulder strap and trimmings are dark coffee color. Hardwares are brass.

A unique color combination of azure and dark brown canvas.

Biege on dark blue canvas.

Rich velvety fabric of muted hues. Fabric design and colors suggest bohemian style.

Close up an the shoulder strap. A unique double layering of leather strap. Machine and hand stitched to get the effect required. Strap is 23 mm in witdh.

A whole 2 week production in view. Gonna take a break from bag,... getting into apparrels making for my 3 girls Alia, Jasmine, Layla and grand neices, Aj and Arisya.

Wednesday, July 15


This lovely bag is fully hand embroidered. The paisley motif was done in off-white, red and a touch of purple .
Embroideries here mainly are running stitches and french knots.
Bag measures 15" x 9" x 2 1/2". Magnetic closure with a tied bow.
Grey brown leather shoulder strap with a drop of 9"
Bag design is versatile. I wear it with anything, anywhere.

Another version of the same design. Also hand embroidered with paisley motif. Here I used white thread,.... sewn into candle wick stitches.
For the shoulder strap,... I used black suede leather. Bag closes with a magnetic black leather strap.

This version is simple and quaint. Bag was done with checked canvas. Bag closes with a magnetic clasp and a mint green cotton tied bow. The shoulder strap is of dark brown suede leather.

This version is neat and smart. Bag was done with off white canvas. Bag closes with a broad magnetic leather strap. Hardware are brass and antique

Last,... but not least is this one,.... made out of soft pink silk 'tenun pahang'. I was commissioned to make it for a Pahang royalty. It's quite a humble product for such occasion, but still I was proud of it.
For this bag, I seek the help of a friend for the wooden handle. It was crafted out of hard 'cengal' wood. I used tan suede leather for the trimmings and antique brass hardware. Closure is magnetic clasp with light brown/ soft pink tied bow.

Wednesday, July 1

Patchwork Bag 1

Well,... my lovely sister, Kak Noy have this bundle of remnants from her first and maybe the last quilt. She was excited to join us in quilt making,.....enjoying the process.... browsing for design, shopping for material and endless coaching from seasoned quilters. Lots of giggles, happy moments with the Dahlan's quilting club.
She accomplished pretty well
until the babies came along. Sadly, her unfinished quilt is nicely packed away 'coz she have her hands full at the moment with her two adorable grandson Arman and Mikhail.

Remnants passed to me,... made into this bag.
Patches made of squares and rectangles arranged at random. No batting though, ran through stitching only on selected areas just enough to avoid floating.
Bag measures 17 1/2"L x 3" W x 12" H
Green nubuck leather trimmings and strap. Brass hardwares.

Kak Noy, I hope you"ll like this bag. It's very spacious,.... can load in all the stuff you need for your regular outing.