Experiment: Cool Chick Crocheted Headband!

An attempt to try something new! Recently I’m sorta obsess with headband after looking at our proud Malaysian (from Sarawak) Sereni & Shentel‘s gorgeous handmade headbands quite sometime ago!
Well this motivates me to make some of my own designs using yarns. Here’s my few attempts of making my own crochet blairs:

 Crocheted with blue yarn & sew on some stardust flat back.

Crocheted with light grey yarn & sew on with metallic chain.

  Crocheted with gunmetal round beads in dark grey.
I just love making them & I’ll be making more soon. 
What do you think of my additional accessories in my wardrobe? =)

Art for Grabs + KL Alternative Bookfest at Annexe Gallery

Last Saturday, I went to Art for Grabs at Annexe Gallery near Central Market with Zam. It’s a bazaar where people can sell their art/craft stuff & even literature/art books for the KL Alternative Bookfest. Miyyah (Miyyah@Kertas), Saza (ShareYourLoveWithCards), Nirwana (My Glass Cubicle) & Dura were there selling their craft & artwork. The crowd were ok & not too pack, so actually we can slowly browse every booth there. It was fun & a lot of the visitors really appreciate art & crafts! Here’s some snapshot that I took there:

Overview of the craft & art section.
Miyyah & Saza booth selling their paper work! There are plenty of pretty & cool cards, toppers, magnets, albums & even paper miniatures.

 Miyyah’s neighbour, Nirwana (MyGlassCubicle) who helped to look after Miyyah’s & Saza booth when there are not around & Durra who was busy preparing fabric dye paint for sale. I love to see Dura’s gorgeous artwork + T-shirts & Nirwana’s cute knit baby booties! 

 There are some familiar faces in the bazaar like Individium & Juxta Arts. But one that I haven’t meet in person is Reita Rahim from Gerai OA. I knew her from FB & she was really a nice lady =).   She helped in running the Gerai OA. 
What is Gerai OA? Taken from FB: “It’s a volunteer- run, nomadic stall selling crafts, books, CDs & DVDs on the Orang Asal (indigenous minorities) of Malaysia. 100% of the sales money is returned to the artisan, business or NGOs.”
I bought two pretty bead bracelets by the Rungus (indegenous of Sabah) =) Love them!

After the Art for Grabs, I went to Ampang Park with Zam & his lady friend to buy some yarns. Here’s what I had there for an early dinner!

 My Favorite Asam Laksa (Rice noodle with tonnes of chunky sardine meat, pineapple, cucumber etc in sour fish soup)! Yum! But I still prefer the Asam Laksa taste at the Jusco MidValley’s =D.

Wavy Painter’s Hat Orders

 This is my first 2 orders of my new design Wavy Painter’s Hat:

This red painter’s hat was ordered by Kak Lin (repeat customer). She requested white Oohana with gold button pin to attach on the hat.

This brown one was ordered by JoLynn.

Both has safely reached to their owners a couple of weeks ago. Hope they enjoy their new hats! =D

Bracelets!

I rarely get orders for my crochet bracelet & this is one of them =). This is ordered by Noorwalis. She bought one of my ready made black bracelet & requested & yellow+beige bracelet with hook for fastening (like here). Here’s some snapshot of the bracelets:

Got the news that the bracelets has arrived safely! Hope that she likes it. =)

My Handmade Crochet Hook & Accesories Case

I didn’t have a proper casing for my crochet hooks before. Normally I just put them in a plastic case with all of my other tools. I eventually made this as Mikko decided to start crochet/knitting hook case project with a few crafty friend quite sometime ago. Here’s my new hook case:

My denim folded hook case tie with faux leather cord.  All the sides were hand sewn with blanket stitch. No machine stitches at all for this case as I don’t even have a sewing machine. Ok I lied, I have one but the small type sewing machine which just can make running stitch, rarely in used that as the stitch is not that good. =)

I’ve used felt for the inner part and hand sew some compartments for my hooks & thread snipper. I’ve also sew some denim pockets for my needles, thread, measuring tape & small accessories.
Now this is my favorite case as I can have all my tools that I usually use in one place!
Anyone has done your own casing for your craft tools? 
Do share as I would love to see your version of handmade casing  =)