Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Finally Kanga XT in the house :)

It's been like forever I don't blog about babywearing or even cloth diapering or even breastfeeding. hehehe
Well, to tell you the truth, I'm almost at the end of my babywearing, cloth diapering and breastfeeding journey.
Not that I'm at the end of it perse, it just that I had stopped looking around for infos or things.
(Save a lot on my pocket (but hmm.. spend a lot on other things pulokk!)

But today, I'm going to introduce you to the new addi(c)ttion to the family..
Kanga XT Unikko in Blue.

Owhh I love Marimekko motifs..they are lovely and feminine..

Action pic
 the flat pic

Owh I miss my Marimekko Kanga X2..sob sob..

My friend's Kanga XT, is GORGEOUS!!

That's all for now...

a wee update on sewsukasukie...
busy busy busy...been sewing non stop now,,:)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Anthropology Knockoff - Hanna dress

When I saw this dress on Pinterest, I knew I got to sew this pretty dress and I have a nice cotton knit jersey that suit for this project.

But I was disappointed when I clicked on the link, i was led to an online shop in the States..frustrating....
Well, hm.. why not I just give it a try...the dress looked simple and SEEMED easy to copycat.
The worst thing that could happen is, my RM20 per metre fabric might be ended up in the scrap bin..:p

This dress took almost a week to be completed, considering I only managed to steal 15-30minutes a day to sew.
Here's my version...I should add on ruffles to make it prettier, don't you think?

But my little lady is yet to fit in the dress nicely. May be in another 6 months.:)
Owh one more thing..the original version is named Hanna dress...my version is Raihannah dress.. :p (Raihannah is my little lady name :) )

Friday, December 9, 2011

L.o.l.l.i.p.o.p ruffled skirt

I named this skirt lollipop as the colours are so yummy..wanted to name it candy but may be on other skirt or dress perhaps..
That's the best thing when I'm able to sew something as I can give whatever cute name to it..hehehe bestkan?
This time another knit project that really challenged me.
The edge of the fabric itself made me went crazy..I was clueless on how to start.
Bergulung tu... said that may be due to high lycra content in fabric that cause the fabric to curl.

However, I am glad that I managed to pull through and kept on sewing..though a bit herot here and there.
Didn't expect it to be this hard.
But the outcome is..haizzzz.... cute kan?

I sew in a pocket..just to make this skirt look funky and add a knit bow in coordinating colour.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

PINTEREST : My new addiction

If you never heard about PINTEREST, well you miss something good from the net.
Gosh..it is my new addiction and it makes my life easier!
Pinterest is actually a virtual bookmarking and social networking (just like facebook), similar to bookmarking in the internet explorer or firefox, but the best thing is all the bookmark pages are compiled in one web (i'm a IT noob, don't know the correct term to it).
But the word use in PINTEREST is PIN instead of bookmark..it is like you pin something on your BOARD.
You can retrieve back your bookmark pages in any computer unlike the typical bookmarking that bound in a specific dedicated computer.
Apart from this. you can share what you have found in the net with...almost everyone that share same passion or hobby..well..like me who just started in sewing..I managed to collect thousand of free sewing tutorials in the net!!


Pinterest (Pin-tũr-ĕst) is a vision board-styled social photo sharing website and app where users can create and manage theme-based image collections. The mission statement of Pinterest is to connect everyone in the world through shared tastes and the “things” they find interesting. Pinterest is managed by a team based out of Palo Alto, California. Noted entrepreneurs and investors include: Jack Abraham, Michael Birch, Scott Belsky, Shana Fisher, Ron Conway, Kevin Hartz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Hank Vigil, and Fritz Lanman.

To date, I had pinned 1585 pins in 30boards!! That's quite impressive for a person who just register...hehhehe
Let me show you what I have in my pinterest.
You will be amaze of what I've found.

You can log in using facebook ID.
Most of my PINS are on sewing and stuff for my kids.
Those that FOLLOWING me (no approval required..hahahah), can actually see what I've pinned.
It is like sharing what we have found.
As to date, I have 77FOLLOWERs (most of them from the States) and I'm FOLLOWING 118 people.

Pinterest makes it easy to retrieve free tutorial or just browsing looking at random photos.
I can also download PINTEREST apps in my iphone...definitely a nice pass time activity...hehehehe

Gosh...I can't believe that I'm yet to share my PINTEREST...
here's my link.. http://pinterest.com/annarozy/

Why People Are Obsessed
Pinterest combines two of the most compelling elements of social media: visual content and sharing who you are. Oh, and everything looks really pretty…

Thursday, December 1, 2011

P.e.a.s.a.n.t Dress for Husna

It's December again, school holiday is here with of course many wedding invitations. :)
Last month when I attended a friend's wedding, I just realised that despite me getting OK in sewing, I never sew a nice wearable dress for Husna to wear on special occasion.
She only has 2 store bought dresses..Though not that she really care...hahahaha

So I pulled out my designer fabric stash and started to pair prints for a nice combo.
I got this habit of buying fabric from USA (etsy to be exact) based on what looks pretty..never crossed my mind to choose combos..*spank me..

I found this two prints which seemed OK..and asked around in my sewing group in fb.
But what the heck..just try and see..

This time I'm using a real pattern (beli punya)..Elizabeth Claire Peasant Dress from THE LIZARD KING

So here...tadaaaa..
Using Michael Miller Gypsy Bandanna and Sugar Pop

Husna looks cute in this dress :)

This dress will definitely be in my shop soon.. Stay Tune!

Monday, November 28, 2011

P.L.A.N.for sewsukasukie and updates on my kids

You heard it right!
I have a plan for the sewsukasukie's future..(though not laaa big sangat pun)
This time it is a S.E.R.I.O.U.S plan.
I will be more focusing on sewing children clothes..
well let say I start with simple and easy to sew clothes dulu..take a baby step.
At this moment, I'm in the progress of collecting material, like fabrics and patterns..
I bought several patterns in the net which had cost me quite a bomb.

Please pray for my success. Thank you.

Okes..a wee update on my kiddos.

Hadiff Raef
Please call him ABANG, he really insists on this eventhough Mr Asben kept telling him that he is only a abang for his adik Husna.
He is trying real hard not to cry whenever Husna kacau.. (or at least tolak balik)
He has totally wean from bottle...yippeee!!!
He can verse doa makan, doa masuk tandas and another doa which me and Mr Asben still try to figure out (he learn it from babysitter's daughter)
And he loves reciting Aliff Ba Ta song
He's favourite pass time activity is taking pictures or videos using my iphone
Still hook on cars, shaun the sheep and thomas and friends

Hadiff with his favourite t-shirt of course

Hadiff camwhoring :p

Husna Raihannah
She loves picking a fight on her abang..i mean reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaly loves it.
She had started to show her willingness to get out from SSC, she loves to walk walk walk (the end of my babywearing day i guess :( )
She can say Ummi and Abah (yell actually)
She can follow ABC apps in my iphone
Her tactic to get attention is rolling on the floor from one end to the other, but our tactic is just to ignore her ..hehehhe :p
She had showed jealousy if abang gets something and she gets nothing..

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Desi Doll: Talking Muslim Girl Doll Aamina

I am soo want this..
walaupun tuk husna..tapi mak dia jaa yg lebih...aci??
kalau baju dan tudung boleh bukak2..leh main dress up bila husna dah besaq nanti..

tengoklaa spec doll ni..veri islamik lah..


- Bi-lingual 16" soft plush doll that speaks and sings
- Interactive hands, feet, number pad and colour pad
- Over four minutes of sound
- Muslim doll speaks English and Arabic
- Fun way for young children to learn languages
- Ages 3+

The Muslim doll (Aamina) speaks when you press her hands and feet.

This is an enjoyable way for your children to learn about Islam and it's teachings.

Aamina will recite some essential Quranic words, phrases and surahs together with their meanings,including:

Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem
Al-hamdu lillah
Jazakallah Khair
La ilaha illallah, Muhammad dur Rasul'llah
Surah Ikhlas followed by translation
Surah Fatiha followed by translation
Songs about Islam

Please note that Muslim dolls speak English and Arabic only. Replacement language cartridges cannot be used with the Muslim Dolls.

There is an ON OFF switch (plain red/yellow shaded button) on the left hand side of the doll.

All dolls meet all the required British and European, Health and Safety requirements CE, EN71, and Rohs certified. (Age: 3+ Years).

kalau tengok kat SIMPLYISLAM..harga dia USD37.49..tak termasuk shipping lagi tu..huhuuh
tunggu org buat group buy lah beli... kot dapat murah sikitkan...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tanya Whelan Giveaway!!

Tanya is one of the american cotton designers that I love.
I really adore her works.
And the best thing is..she's organising a simple giveaway..yeay!

This giveaway is in conjuction with her new fabric collection, Sugar Hill which will be released in December this year.

see...sooo adorable!!

and her new book SEW WHAT YOU LOVE which is available at AMAZON.COM  and BARNESANDNOBLE.COM

and i got a chance to win 24 fat quarters of her new fabric collection Sugar Hill and a signed copy of  Sew What You Love

Wish me luck!!! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Skirt for hidayah

Another sewing entry.
She requested a tiered skirt to wear to tuition.
She just 9 years old but with her size, i almost fit in this skirt.
It is hard to find a 'young' prints cotton unless using polkadots and of course american cotton.
With a limited budget given to me, i found this cute print in nagoya. Just rm8 per metre.
Hope she loves this skirt.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Berita Harian mesti minta maaf pada HM4HB!!

The Full Report on the False Allegation Made by Berita Harian Against Human Milk 4 Human Babies - Malaysia can now be viewed in public. This is the most important document since this whole incident happened. This document debunks the myths highlighted by BH and corrected the wrong and slanderous views.
Laporan penuh di sini

Dan sila tandatangan di petisyen di bawah:
Apa yang dipublish di Berita Harian.


Monday, October 17, 2011

My very first bag project : The Tohuku Tote

I finished sewing this tote in just 1 week, should complete it earlier but with Mr Asben is away I could not find a free time from those two active growing up kiddos.

Manage to find the guts to use designer fabric this time..hehehhehe
Amy Butler Lotus in brown with Ashley English cotton.

I lined it with tafetta velvet making it a water proof bag.

Still senget benget here and there..but oklah since my sister is willing to use it.

Link fot the tutorial


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I got this pic from fellow babywearer.
Test conducted to evaluate the condition / level of comfort of the wearee in a crotch carrier and in a soft structure carrier (SSC).

You can see how uncomfortable he is in that crotch carrier ?(looks like a baby bjorn or look a like)
He was practically hanging on his father for assurance from falling off.
And see how he seemed relax and confident in the SSC..

Carriers like the Bjorn, Snuggli and Infantino SSC have earned the un-savory nickname “crotch-danglers” because they don’t position baby in the natural holding position.  Instead, baby is seated in a fairly narrow seat leaving the legs to dangle straight down.

I’d also argue that the “crotch-dangle” position is simple not comfortable for baby (and somewhat different in a carrier where baby can’t rest his feet vs. an exersaucer or jumperoo where his feet touch the floor).  Try this simple test taken from Didymos’ instruction booklet:  Stand on one leg with your other leg out in front of you, bent at the knee.  Place your hands under your knee to support your leg and let the full weight of your leg rest into your hands.  Now move your hands back towards your bum.  You will instantly begin to feel a strain in your back that wasn’t there when your leg was supported under the knee.  That’s the same strain a baby will feel when his legs aren’t supported to the knee.   Even if we assume that this position doesn’t cause harm, it certainly isn’t as comfortable as the alternative.

source : http://www.becomingmamas.com/why-you-should-avoid-crotch-dangler-baby-carriers/

So my dear friends, please please please avoid from buying any crotch carrier.
Please read this article explaining how bad the effect is on baby's spinal development.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy International Babywearing Week!

It is here again!
International Babywearing week!
Hmm...i wonder what has been planned for malaysian babywearer community.
Must be super fun!! hehehehhe

Here's my poster for this year's IBW.
Whipped up in 5minutes..hehehe

To all my fellow babywearers,
Happy International Babywearing Week ya!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Yeap, I was busy with sewing lately (or ferasan busy..:p).
Finally managed to sew a matching pants and skirts for Hadiff and Husna.
How I wish I had a time to do a proper shoot...malangnyaaa tak sempat.
I use a corduroy this time..and they turned out quite nice (and not to mention easy to sew too!)

And tempahan from my officemate for her newborn niece..

And finally a ladybug social dress..sooo easy peasy project!!

I'm gonna whip up more social dresses for my friends' newborn...
so cute laaa...

...betullaa dah macam blog tukang jahit..ahakksss..

and this weekend, we will celebrate our birthday!!!! yeayy!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Make Penang Breastfeeding Friendly

Masage from MMPS

Dear all,

Do join us in this event either be there at the event or virtually. If you're from Penang, we strongly encourage you to come and support us. We need 100 mothers to breastfeed at the event to create a bigger impact or to further increase breastfeeding awareness to the community/public. 

Come on mothers, don't be shy. This is the time we stand up together and tell the public BREASTFEED is the BEST FEED, and it's NORMAL to breastfeed in the public. We adult want to dine in a fine restaurant or eat anywhere, why can't our lovely baby? Why do we need to hide or breastfeed in the toilet? Our baby definitely don't want to be fed in the toilet (smelly, yucks!) Babies have their right to be fed in anywhere too. When the public see more mothers breastfeed in the public more often, they will definitely accept it as a normal thing eventually. So we need your support. Come join us in the event. We alone cannot change the culture, we need you all to educate the public what is RIGHT!

Do come and join us on 9th Oct. For details on how to pre-register, please see below email.
Help us to spread the words too. Thanking in advance. Cheers.

email MMPS  : - pgmmps@gmail.com

Dear all,

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2011, participate in the launch of "Make Penang Breastfeeding Friendly" organized by MMPS, on 9th October, Sunday at 3:15pm - 5:00pm, at Straits Quay Penang. 

In line with the launch, we will also be having a "1 Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding" event at 4pm. We encourage all breastfeeding mothers to come along and show your support by breastfeeding your baby at the event.

Mothers from all over Malaysia are also invited to join us in the "1 Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding" event. You can be ANYWHERE! Just breastfeed your child/ren on 9th October, Sunday at 4 pm. We will send an e-certificate to you (the e-certificate is more beautiful this time ^^).

Pre-registration for the "1 Minute Simultaneous Breastfeeding" is required at http://tiny.cc/1min-bf.

To RSVP for the event at Straits Quay, go to https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153372448089881.

For any inquiries, please email us at pgmmps@gmail.com or go to MMPS website at http://pgmmps.wordpress.com/.

Breastfeeding: A gift that lasts a lifetime.
Thank you.
Connie Mooi


Do share ya!! Thanks. :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Hadiff (dan Ummi)

Happy Birthday Abang / Otromen / geng Thomas / Baby Becaq!!
Semoga membersar menjadi anak yg soleh dan berguna kepada masyarakat.

(ok not his best photo...heheheh :p)

Celebrate? Postpone pi next weeklah..Ummi kena keja rini..huhuhu

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Repurpose : a woman's top to toddler dress

My first repurpose project.
Converting this

To this :)

And not to mention, my very first knit project. SWEATING!!!!

I will come up with a tutorial on this.

Syioq!! Recycle!!

Adding my 3 yo old bam bam niece pic wearing the dress.

She lovess it!!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fabric Addiction and a hoarder too!

OK saya dah buat pengakuan terbuka, that I've became a fabric addict and a hoarder :p.
These are USA designer fabrics that I'd managed to collect ( a collector indeed cehhh!!) just in a few months I get hold on a sewing machine (and a serger too).

And I'm yet stashify with these...haiiiiiizzzzzzzzz.
now off to etsy.com to see more cute prints. :p

Frankly speaking not only designer fabric intrigues me, if you leave me alone in a fabric store, I may leave the store with a huge bundle of fabrics. Mata rambang!! Especially during sales.

I will never have enough!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Apa perasaan anda bila tengok mak dan anak kucing ni mati berdepan?
Apalaaa yg ada pada fikiran mak kucing tu bila tahu ajal dia akan sampai dan dia sudah tidak mampu membesarkan anaknya yg masih kecil itu? Or bila dia tengok anaknya mati dulu? (tengah meleleh dah ni sambil menaip..:( )
Serious emo aku tengok gambar ni..:(

(pic credit to Kucing Terbiar Anjing Jalanan KTAJ)

Sewing Inspirations. : Nursing blouse look-a- like

Huuuuu found this lovely cheap dress in CUTE CHEAP DRESS @ GROSSGRAIN..
Wanting to sew a dress like this..

with some adjustment
- pull over bodice with elastic band at the waist so i can access to a nursing opening. But the dress will look like a normal empire waist dress. LINK of the tutorial is OVERLAP NURSING BLOUSE
- another layer of fabric to cover that lowered wrap neck.
- owh that twirly circle skirt will definitely help to cover my tummy buncit-ness.LINK for th twirly skirt is CIRCLE SKIRT

Must buy some more kainlah..something plain and cotton-ny (kain lincin makcik lom reti jahit. :p)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sweet Cupcakes Raya top Husna

Just dropping by to showcase Husna's raya top that sewn by yours truly.
I'm still in raya/holiday mood and not sure how to warm up my work mood.
Like an old motorbike, it may take few days i guess :p.

Top? No dress?
I always have this excited feeling to start a dress project, but hmm.. speaking of practicality, i seldom dress Husna in a dress whenever we went out. I prefer her in jeans.
So i made her a top instead.

This time, finally.. I use a USA designer cotton Confections by Robert Kaufman and matched it with a polkadot english cotton from Ashley Cotton Collection.

My skill has improved sikit but i still have a lot to learn.

And the action pic.

Husna loves this top. May be she likes the vibrant colours of the cupcakes.
I found this novelty button (teddy) at A2Z in Seberang Jaya, i was soo thrilled!

Okie that's all.
Happy Holiday!! (sehari jaa tinggal pun) hehehe.

- Posted live from my iPhone

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Raya 2011: HAdiff dan Husna

This year we celebrated hari raya just like every year before.
Other than Husna had her first baju kurung.
Other bajus were bought from sogo and jusco.
Most of them are cap MIKI.
I guess MIKI should select my kids as their ambassadors :).
Cheap maa all bought at 70% off.
Frankly speaking, we didn't really into theme, pakai baju same colour or at least just between hadiff and husna. I am not sure why, may be next year kot.
But what the heyy, ada salah kah? Hehe.
Here's our family picture, which is rare okeh bukan selalu amik. :p

Mr asben wore the same baju for 3 years now (which hmmm.. Baru 5 kali pakai, twice a year).

Hadiff dan Husna pakai baju hijau.

Then off we went to our former Prime Minister Pak Lah' open house (actually open dewan).

Not to forget ambil gambaq with pak lah.

Husna salam ngan Pak Lah. Mak Jane sebok makan.

Hadiff korek idung lak, rosak gambaq.. Ish ish ish.

Malam, they had (hadiff jaaa :p) a chance main bunga api with their 3 active and energetic cousins.
And i was soo being paranoid takut jadi apa-apa :p

Itu ja..
Simple but happy (and enough).
But we have more things to come which including a nice relaxing holiday at Teratak Afrina, Batu Kurau.
Tak sabaq nak jumpa opah dan wan kan hadiff. (tapi hadiff lg tak sabaq nak terjun pool kan... Hehe)

Hope you're having a joyful eid.
Stay tune!!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hujan? Panas? CD?

Dah 2-3 hari sang suria merajuk.
Dah 2-3 hari dok dengaq cloth diapering mommies merungut cd tak kering.
Dah 2-3 hari gakla husna pakai disposable diaper.
Sian dia....
Tapi pagi ni,
Sang suria muncul juaaaa..
Bolehla jemur soakers dan insert tu dgn jayanya...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Siboknya sayaaa ni

Dah bersawang blog ni hehehe.
So many things had happened lately. Career, social and my life.

My officemates and i were surprised with news of office closure. Luckily, it doesn't materialise though that means no chance of saving 40++K in asb hahaha.

Issue with an unprofessional cloth pad maker (ok still owe my readers the complete details, though ada gak rasa kesian).

Up to this moment sewing is still my passion ( though not very sure how long it will stand hahaha).

Sedaq tak sedaq the holy ramadhan is almost over and i feel sad in a way ( not sure why).

Okie, cukup lah. Just sharing with u what i sew recently :).

6mo dress set.

2yo old dress.

And the best thing is, i have my own label edi!!!

Sewsukasukie means i sew for fun :).

And a sneak peek on my raya skirt (in progress).

Cantik tak? Hehehe.

Kepada semua rakan2, pesanan dari saya:
1) balik kampung tu sentiasa pesan pada suami aka driver, pandu keta elok2.
2) jangan bg anak main mercun.
3) saya mohon maaf atas kesalahan saya, kot2 ada yg terguris hati dan perasaan dgn penulisan saya ni.

Selamat hari raya dari kami sekeluarga di R.U.M.A.H.K.A.M.I..

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stok husna

Stok susu ibu pada usia husna setahun sebulan.
Walaupun tak banyak,
Walaupun depleting dengan cepat,
Walaupun ummi hanya boleh restock balik satu per tiga dari yang keluar,
Ummi bersyukur kerana Allah masih memberi kita rezeki untuk meneruskan penyusuan susu ibu.

- Posted live from my iPhone

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pattern review = s.e.a.b.r.e.e.z.e d.r.e.s.s

Dah siap!!
I was chosen as a pattern tester for a pattern shop in etsy.com, PeekaBoo Pattern Shop.

My review :
1- She made it soooo simple and easy to follow.
2- You do not have to confused yourself with sewing jargons, it uses lay mans term and very suitable for a newbie like me.hehehehe
3- The length of the skirt is a wee short on Husna, but that can be lengthened with ruffles (or as a top with leggings).
4- I made a mistake by choosing knit, not suitable for a sash as it cannot 'hold' the shape.
I love the ruffles on the bodice, but I made a mistake by not serging it prior sewing. But it covered and invisible anyhow.

Husna was trying to stay put..before she ended up

 LIKE THIS!!!  Heheheheh

Until next project!!

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