4th January 2015
Hello everyone! I know I have not been very productive for the year 2014 and has been lacking behind in updating my blog. I hope to come back to it soon after I have some personal affairs settled and everything back to "really normal" in my life.
The year 2014 in my opinion has not been good to me and as I am typing this post, my mind is wandering to the affairs that I have to solve. I can't help but to say I have sleepless nights and loss of appetite over this.
So, I am taking this opportunity to make this short announcement that I would be taking a very, very long break from updating my blog until I sort out the affairs. I will not be crafting jewelry but for those who are interested in purchasing my wire jewelry tutorials, you may go to my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/emilysecretpassions. If you have any inquiries, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you ASAP, provided my internet connection is not down.
Thank you for reading this and for being patient with me.
I would also like to this this opportunity to wish everyone who comes across this blog
Happy New Year 2015
27th November 2014 (Thursday) @ 1.32pm
Hello there. How is everyone getting on? The school holidays in Malaysia are here to stay until January 4th, 2015 and X-mas is just about a month away. I have been absorbed with crochet amigurumi and away from wire jewelry crafting for way too long. This is a new found hobby and am quite addicted to it.
I will be sharing only these photos of a family of owls which I did over a period of time
and two bunnies sitting in the compound of my garden.
The patterns for the owl and white easter bunny was obtained free from www.craftpassion.com and is the brainchild of Ms Lee Mei Li of Malaysia. She has several other free patterns, so pop over to craftpassion.com or to her blog www.amigurumei.com to know more about her and her work.
Another amigurumi doll is in the making and I will share the photo once I've completed it. I hope to go back to wire jewelry crafting as soon as I can "detach" myself from this new hobby.
Thank you for reading and have an enjoyable and productive week ahead.
8th November 2014 (Saturday) @ 5.13pm
Hello. As I've mentioned in my previous post, I will make an attempt at crocheting amigurumi dolls. So, here is the cute little Mr Murusaki owl dolls which I completed awhile back.
Two cute owls with eyes closed hiding on a mango tree branch and on the grass patch outside my compound. The orange one is wearing a hat because it has a "bump" on its head and doesn't want anyone to know about it. And the blue one is just as satisfied accompanying it's friend perching on the branch.
This owl free pattern is obtained from www.craftpassion.com and is created by our very own Malaysian crocheter, Miss Lee Mei Li of Amigurumei on Facebook. There are also other free patterns on the mentioned website. She also has her book "Hello Kitty Crochet" (in English) released recently. Pop over to her facebook page if you want to know more about her and her work.
This is the only pair of earrings I recently completed after being away for too long from wire crafting. The earrings are crafted with anti-tarnish silver plated artistic wire and embellished with hemimorphine gemstone briolette as focal and unakite round beads surrounding the lace-like outer frame.
Kindly email me if you have any inquiry on the above.
Thanks for reading this and have a wonderful weekend every one.
3rd September 2014 (Wednesday) @ 11.58am
Well, this is what I finally ended up with. Yay :) a granny square mini handbag. I will not be using it but will serve as a prototype when I make a bigger handbag out of bigger granny squares in future.
Another project in the making ..... maybe a zippered pouch. I thought I would be using up all the coloured threads but alas, I still have plenty of them. Instead of getting rid of them by crocheting, I ended up buying other yarns as well to try on my next, next project .... amigurumi.
Well, that's it for the time being. Until then, have a nice week ahead!
23rd August 2014 (Saturday) @ 10.00pm
What's with the multicolour crochet flowers?
They are actually my weekend project which started 3 - 4 weeks ago and I still have not completed them. I just wanted to get rid of all the coloured cotton threads that I have in my craft box and this is the only way I am going to get rid of them.
I am actually crocheting the flowers and going to turn them into granny squares. Can't decide what to do with them yet, most probably a table mat, or a handbag (in this case, it would be a mini handbag as the granny squares are quite small and it will become a sample). It will not be a blanket or afghan as it will take me ages to crochet the granny squares to make a large piece of blanket/afghan.
These are some of the granny squares that I've crocheted and waiting to be attached.
So, for the time being I'll be crocheting many, many more of these puffy flowers and will update the photos in due course. I'm taking a break from wirework jewelry making for the time being but I'll be back soon.
Till then, I'm signing off here and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
26th July 2014 (Saturday) @ 9.40am
Muslims everywhere will be celebrating Hari Raya in a couple of days after about nearly a month of fasting. Traffic slows to a crawl at several highways as city folk began the trip back to their hometowns for the Hari Raya celebration. There would still be some folks rushing to make that final preparations before the big day.
My goodself was not doing much crafting during the fasting month though. During the fasting month (Bulan Ramadan), there would be stalls selling food and stuff at Pasar Ramadan. Embarassing to mention this, but it was first time in my life that I visited a Pasar Ramadan in my housing estate although I have been residing here for 20 years. There is always a first time to everything, right! The stalls here were mainly offering food and drinks and I made my way to a food stall that I was attracted to and bought some food. Next was the drink stall which I bough "air bandung". I visited quite a number of times during the month and now there's just not many stalls as stall owners have stopped selling and to begin their journey back to their hometowns.
The one week holiday for Hari Raya is here to stay for all students until school reopens on 4th August. I will not be going anywhere but intend to do some crafting as I've been neglecting my hobby to some extend. :(
Hope to update more photos here. Till then, have a wonderful holiday and have a pleasant and safe journey to wherever you may be heading.
SELAMAT HARI RAYA. MAAF, ZAHIR & BATIN.