Thursday, December 16


Alia needed a big bag for everything so we decided on this design. Simple, no fuss and lots of space inside. Currently studying, Alia needs to carry lots of stuff in and out,....and this bag will do the job just fine.

The shoulder straps and trimmings are dark brown leather. Bag closes with a 5mm. zipper and a broad leather strap with a magnetic button.

Motifs on the fabric are positioned symmetrically. Bag has a full leather base for durability and easy upkeep. Bag measures L 18 3/4" x H 15" x W 7 1/2". Really spacious,.. fits everything easily.

Wednesday, December 8

Colors of Life

I was on an assignment last month that kept me really busy and excited. I was requested to design a whole collection of bags for a fashion show. Designing with the material given to me was quite a challenge, but the outcome make me smile.

These are the material that I was working with. The colors represent the colors of nature. Green :- Forest Blue :- Ocean and Sky Orange:- Sun

No. 1: This is the first bag that I made as an ice breaker :- getting to know the color, feeling the texture and working on the combination of the 4 colors.This design is simple and modern as the colors are already strong.

Handle and sling strap are of black leather and hardwares are of antique brass.

N0. 2. For the 2nd design, I did some embroidery of traditional batik motif on the orange fabric. Colors of the embroidery thread are the same with the theme colors. Took me quite a while to complete it. Omar likes it so much, mm.... it was worth my effort.

I decided to make this bag a soft floppy tote to reflect warmth. The brown leather trimming helps to hold the structure of the bag. This bag have 2 handle; shoulder strap and a long sling strap.

A closer look at the embroidery. French knots made up little Bunga Tanjung scattered all over among a bouquet of Melor Cina.

No. 3. The 3rd design is a patchwork hobo. It was interesting to
make this bag, got me working on color and proportion. I used some brown on this bag to tone down the strong colors. On this bag I got to used my new Brother machine for the over stitching on the patches.

The strap is made of a combination of cotton strap and leather. Something new in my design.

N0. 4. The 4th design is a simple bucket shape but with a sophisticated fabric patchwork. The patchwork was design with the landscape lines in mind. The black base represent the earth, green - forest, blue - sky/sea, orange - the sunlight.

Close up on the handle, rolled black suede with detail stitching.

This bag comes also with a detachable sling strap. I like the look of the strap together, it gives that glamour and luxury appeal.

No. 5. This bag is simple and practical. It is suitable for shopping. The lining close up with a draw string and can be pull up to create extra space for emergency. Handles sewn on to the lining can hold up additional height.

All 5 bags together. I am happy and satisfied with the outcome of my effort.

Monday, December 6

Red velvet

The month of September and October was a busy box making time for me, meeting datelines and conducting box making classes.

It makes me smile of happiness, when my friends call me up, telling me that they are progressing with their box making projects.

After all that, I reward myself with this beautiful velvet round box.

With Khaled's help, cutting the board, I manage to make this round box.

Box measures 24 cm in diameter, 9 cm in height. I added floral tapestry and velvet ribbon to make it more attractive.

Love it, and now I'm inspired to do more. More interesting shape boxes ..... in mind.

N. Campbell

Introducing N. Campbell.

Noraini came back from England and brought this beautiful Laura Ashley, which she then passed to me. I made it into this bag so that she can take it back home to England, last 1st December.

I made this bag conveniently big for her travel.

N. Campbell comes with 2 strap :- Short shoulder strap and a long sling strap.

With this bag, I used the spring round loop. Both straps are detachable, one can choose to wear them anyhow.

Noraini, I hope you enjoy this bag and see you soon!