Sunday, April 11, 2010

My 20 years old string back bag

This is one of my favourites string back bag that I have made back in 1990. That was 20 years ago, time flies. In 1990, I was studied in Standard 6 (12 years old), sitting for my UPSR exam. Living in the small town of Perak - Teluk Intan, I cycle to school every day. My school is just 2km from my house. Hah… I miss those days.
At age of 12, I have learnt to use sewing machine (very old model machine). All my school bags, tuition bags, art class bags were handmade. My parents have never bought a school bag for me before in my entire schooling from Primary to Secondary and High School.

I am so proud of my mom’s handmade bags. I wish I could have captured all my school bags in photo at that time. But back in 90’s especially in my hometown, not many people can effort to buy camera. If the person owns a camera, the person would consider as ‘rich’ man.

These photos were taken in year 2008. The bag is still in good condition after 18 years. See the DMC floss, the colour remain unchanged. I try to find the charts recently but I can’t remember where I kept it. I guess I might have lost it after so many years. I recall this book came with many different designs/charts of a pair of little boy and girl. I remember one of the charts (besides this one) is a little boy holds an umbrella with a little girl looking at the rainbow.

I am searching for this book/these charts. Does anyone know how/where I can buy the same book/charts? Appreciate if you can drop me an email/write at my blog comment if you have the details of the book/charts that I have described. I keep my fingers crossed.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Double Happiness Chart

This is another design from me ‘Double Happiness’. This chart is suitable for those who are getting married or a gift to bride/groom. Alternately, you can also stitch this as wedding sampler. What you need to do is just stitch the couple name, date of marriage below the ‘Double Happiness’ chart. Tang tang, an Oriental Wedding Sampler :)

You can either stitch in Red, Gold or Silver, other colours are less preferred. However, if you love to stitch using Black floss, I would suggest you choose Red fabric as the background.

For those who maybe new, and wish to know more about ‘Double Happiness’, I have a simple write up below to share.

Double Happiness (shuāng xǐ) a.k.a. Double Joy is commonly used as a decoration associated with Chinese wedding ceremony. The symbol of ‘Double Happiness’ is something that cannot be missed during a Chinese wedding- whether it may be a traditional one or the modern wedding ceremony. It is also means that the bride-to-be and the groom-to-be will now be united/’together’.
You will often find this special character appears all over the wedding ceremony – invitation cards, guest book, red packets/envelopes, wedding cake, gifts to bride and groom, on every walls/doors, pillows, lanterns, tea sets, at the wedding venues – the couple house, the couple parent house, and restaurant. The colour of the character is commonly red; however you may find some in gold or silver.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Chart of a lady doctor

I have received an email from Puan Norazlina couple days ago. She loves the cross stitch chart that I made for Dr Ng, and she would like to have a sample chart of a lady doctor.
Hi Puan Norazlina,
Thank you for browsing my blog. I am happy to hear that you love the chart that I made for Dr Ng. Actually, I have designed this chart personally for Dr Ng - A doctor with spectacle and I know Dr Ng loves to wear pink tie.
Unfortunately, I do not have any ready chart of a lady doctor, but I am happy to design one for you. Hope you will like it.