girls’ talk – make a sleeping gown

girls talk not only apply to age, we the age also do too, of course.

what married women, who those grow together since school-time to do?  cooking, craft making, gossip our men, traveling…. no diff.

my girl friend called and wanna make a sleeping gown likes mine, once she noticed the one I posted in Facebook another day. A pajama set.

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we then make it in once as next coming mission in weekend.

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she has not much tailoring skill, in our days at school there were no sewing room available in the new college we entered.  she has few times to use my sewing machine and smart enough to do under my guideline.

we used 4 hours and have this done.  not bad thou.

Russian Doll, a DIY tag

Received a facebook tag calling from Ruby, a college alumna, her friend Ah-Yu who is now fighting to a very bad situation of bone cancer.  She needs more courage from blessings for beating the pain from physically reacted in various process of chemotherapy and mentally from the changes from the lost of her beautiful face.  She is a young lady just married not long.

Ruby wishes me to support her thought to make a little thing and send this young lady to make her remaining hope for every another bright day.  If we could invite more DIYers to join this event, we may keep Ah-Yu happier expecting during her days.

Ah-Yu loves Russian dolls, Ruby would like to make this as our campaign subject.

My first time to design something with this topic/theme.  I did some research and thinking to make something easy to carry along and practical for her daily use.

Then, I decided to make a shoe-pouche; for her to keep smiling when seeing this on going in and out clinics.

 

認識的學姐自己才剛經歷一場大病正在處於休養;卻傳來一個愛的召喚——希望召集一些手作人一起為她所認識的一位美女朋友打氣,以一人一心意,為這位名叫阿魚的,正在抗癌的朋友,送上鼓勵,最重要是給予她每天期待驚喜的興奮。她所受的痛苦,以致原本美麗的,剛新婚不久的美顏完全因病而面目全非。最重要的,這病帶給她身體上的痛苦與煎熬,需要無量的勇氣與堅持去捱過;而能令她可稍為在痛苦分心,有源動力抗病,堅強地接受治療;就是接到大家送給她的小驚喜。

我很少以這俄羅斯娃為創作主題,想了很久,終於決定製作一個輕便又實用的,於是想到鞋袋;讓阿魚在這段進出治療診所醫院時能隨身帶,為她勾個微笑。

Mini roses blossoming in craft-garden

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Some small pieces of polyester (we generally simply call them silk) fabrics got from a friend’s sampling room, a garment manufacturer in HK.

She wondered if those small fabric swatches are good enough for my flowery making, she remembers some similar ones I showed in website.

Oh yes, that’s a treasure!  Those are really great as nice colored pattern imprinted polyester pieces are really hard to find and meters are not affordable for just few tiny flowery making.

Fact finding there are very less meters in diversified colors or pattern imprinted on local pieces-goods stores’ racks.

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A piece of sequined satin

A fully sequined satin found in bottom of the wastage carton priced HK$20 at Shum Shui Po few years ago, I bought it and kept in somewhere of workshop until I have totally forgotten it.

Until a day I found a wooden clutch handle, I assumed they should get married.

Fate mists, the sequined satin seems disappeared in workshop no matter how many times I tried to grub out old stuffs in every corners.  They singlely stayed in the workshop for another 2 years.

Finally they becomes together.

 

一片不大不小卻表面釘滿小珠片的色丁 Satin 布,是我幾年前在深水埗一個貨尾箱子底找出來,售價 $20。然後,因為不知可做什麼,我把它完全丟到腦後。

直至一日見到木的小手袋手柄,我猜這張珠繡布應該合用。可惜翻遍工作室,這片珠繡像早已蒸發。

世事也好,緣份也好;總是如此。我決定由得它們各自在工作室裡躲起來。當然最後,終是能在一起的。