Early years in Penang,... I got myself busy into making little boxes as small gifts, for any special occasions. My boxes were well received and I started making new friends. I even started to get request for boxes of bigger sizes and various dimensions. I also get to experiment the cladding with different type of materials. I am happy and thinking,.... life won't be so bad here after all.
Below are the first few boxes that I made. These boxes are small but they make charming little gifts.
5 different colors of my favourite material, which I used again later for my handbags.
Close-up view,.... nice eh! Made this for teacher's day. I fill it up with yummy chocolate. Measures - 7 cm x 15 cm x 4.5 cm.
I came across these beautiful velvet material in Kamdar. Made them into these square boxes,..10 cm x 10 cm x 4. 5 cm. Lovely idea for wedding favours,... with a thick slice of delicious fruit cake inside.
Thru' the years my crafts have help to keep me busy and happy. :)
I'm taking a break from bag making this week,....I'm going to make some tops and dresses for me and the girls. Till now,.. I still cut out and save images that inspires from all sources. I will then paste them in a scrap book or on my mood board, so that I can view them at any time conveniently.
I've got labels like LV, Tracy Reese, Hugo Boss, Peter Lim, Escada on this mood board. I like to pick up the lovely details and apply them on my own creation.The decorative details such as pin-tucks, applique and embroidery are very interesting and they could easily be applied on.
Recently I acquired a few pieces of lovely Indian Cotton. Alin, took us to this home boutique in PJ and ohh.... wow what a collection there is before my eyes. Every pieces are unique and beautiful and they cover the walls and floor. We spend hours to choose,.. luckily there are 4 of us to discuss and vote on which to take home. These pieces may not be suitable for the ideas on the mood board but I like to share them with you,...anyway.
Lovely Indian motifs in vibrant colors on bronze background
Rather simple modern floral motif in a dreamy subtle color combination. Pastel turquoise with brown outlines on off-white background.
Instinctively Indian floral motifs and colors on bright azure blue.
Clashes of strong colors of Indian motifs on ambiguous background.
Sparsely spaced bright print on fresh light green, with interval weave of metallic silver thread
Each piece comes in 4 meters,....enough to share among us,... me and the girls.