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2007

  1. Frame Your Scrap Page

    December 26, 2007 by admin

    For those who are new in scrapbooking, don’t despair if you find the album price is too expensive. You can start just by doing a layout and frame it, have it hang on the wall or displayed on your cabinet.

    The newspaper cutting has been sprayed with Archival Mist by EK Success in order to make it acid free. I am not sure how effective it could be to treat the clippings, but that’s the best I can do to preserve the page.

    I used Perhaps patterned paper by Basic Grey as it has the orange tone that I need to go along with the felt fusion border by Queen & Co.

    Since I would like to emphasize the news, I try to minimize the embellishment used in the layout and only used a strip of ribbon at the botom.

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    I bought this clip frame from IKEA as it has glass on the outside. At least it can help reduce the dust and dirt from accumulating on the layout as I put the frame on the art rack in my living hall.


  2. Beading

    December 26, 2007 by admin

    I’m not sure whether it’s a fashion trend or what, but it seems that these days in Malaysia, among Malay women, they are crazy with beading. Whether it’s on the blouse, on baju kurung or shawl, it’s a frenzy and the in thing. Everywhere at the fashion boutique they have beads on the clothing.

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    So being somewhat fascinated with the art of beading, I went for a basic class and bought a few beading books. I managed to jahit manik on 3-4 old baju kurung I have in my closet. Just to give it a new, trendy beaded look.

    Oh, I used manik jepun as they call it because the quality is better than the cheaper grade of beads and the color is more vibrant and long lasting.

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    I am yet to try more complicated type of beading, these two are called piramid and manik beriring. As you can see the piramid design has something pyramid like, bigger and getting smaller with lesser number of beads at the end. While manik beriring is quite easy to sew, it’s just a straight stitch with a slight twist.

    I’m beading on the latest baju kurung I have and hopefully I have more weddings to attend next year so that I get to wear this new beaded baju kurung..heh!


  3. Decorated Frame With Scrapbooking Materials

    December 18, 2007 by admin

    I happened to spend a lot on getting scrapbooking materials from US this year so in order not to waste any of it and while my passion is still hot, I used the Prima flowers, paper ribbons, fibres, chipboard and stickers as embellishments on this wood frame.

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    The untreated wood frame bought from IKEA was painted using acrylic paints – white primer with Pistachio Green and since I was so eager to try the crackle medium I bought from the craft shop in One Utama, (if you look in the picture carefully), you can see the tiny crackles all over the frame.

    I am still mastering the crackling techniques but for now I am running out of wood frames to try my hands on..heh! Oh, the finished frame was given to a friend for her birthday present.


  4. Turquoise Bunga Songket

    December 17, 2007 by admin

    This is one of the latest bunga pahar songket I made using the turquoise songket. This time instead of the usual 2 flowers, I just made one big one at the top of the stalk and embellished the lower part of the stalk with ribbons.

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    It is quite simple but I like the elegance design of it. Not sure if there is any client out there who would be interested to place the order though considering the price, heh!


  5. Bunga Songket

    August 10, 2007 by admin


    I have to Google to find a good explanation on what is songket. Songket is a type of hand-woven traditional Malay fabric with gold and silver threads and worn mainly during official functions and ceremonies. I am fortunate to know someone whose family business is songket weaving.

    She decided to go further and make use of the songket the business has and innovate it to something that more practical and widely used in Malay wedding business. We came out with this idea of bunga pahar using songket fabric crafted into the flower petals.

    If you read my previous entry, in Malay wedding, bunga pahar are given to guests as souvenirs. So there are actually many designs of bunga pahar flower, some made from nylon, dip solution, beads, ribbons, organza and satin, just as much one’s creativity can stretch to.

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    So here is the songket bunga pahar recently made. Apart from this I also created corsages and bigger stalk of flowers to decorate hantaran using songket. Some of the samples were published in Vol.3 – Ratu Sehari – bridal magazine sold in Malaysia. Of course it doesn’t go under my brand since my friend is the one who pay for the advertisement..haha!


  6. The Gold Cream Nylon Flower

    April 15, 2007 by admin

    It’s very common in Malay wedding to see bunga pahar at the side of the dais where the bride and groom will sit for the merenjis ceremony.

    This one in gold and cream nylon bunga pahar is requested recently by a client for her sister’s wedding. In Malay community in Malaysia, it is very normal for the whole big family to get involved in one’s wedding.

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    This bunga pahar will be fillled with boiled egg put in tulle and tied with ribbon. This bunga pahar will be put in a special vase, usually 50 sticks each side. During the merenjis ceremony, each special guest and family who takes part in the ceremony (a blessing for the couple) will be given this bunga pahar as a souvenir.

    Nowadays instead of boiled eggs certain people choose to change it with potpourri, chocolates or candies. It was believed that the eggs symbolize fertility and people who attend the wedding and are given the bunga pahar with eggs will pray and hope that the couple will be blessed with many children throughout the marriage.


  7. Decorated Basket

    April 6, 2007 by admin

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    I have just completed the chocolate basket for a client. The decoration still use the basic of nylon rose, this time in red and white as per wedding theme.

    This is the close up of the flowers.

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  8. Rose Bouquet

    April 3, 2007 by admin

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    This is one of the example of what you can make out of your nylon rose. Do about 3 stalks of the rose in any color you like, add a simpler design to hold the chocolate and put some pearls as embellishment.

    Perfect for Valentine, Mother’s Day or birthday bouquet.

    This one was specially requested by a client who would like to surprise his girlfriend for Valentine. I hope she likes it!

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  9. Completing The Rose

    March 29, 2007 by admin

    You have managed to make the middle part of the rose by following the steps in arranging the petals. Now we will proceed to complete the rose.

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    Using the curvy shaped petals, put it on every side of the middle bud of the rose. One tips is to put in between two petals so that the new petal wouldn’t be overlapping the existing petals.

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    After you have put about 3 curvy petals around the middle part, tie them with wire no.28 and wrap using the brown floral tape. This is to make sure that your rose will look nice without the white wire no.28 visible once the whole rose has been completed.

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    Continue to put other curvy petals around the rose until you satisfied with the size and the look of your rose. Repeat the process of tying and wrapping with floral tape.

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    Usually a medium size rose will have about 11-13 petals inclusive the middle bud. You have to rearrange the petals once you have tied and wrapped them with floral tape to make sure you have a satisfactory looking nylon rose.

    You have made your first rose by learning and following all the steps online.

    For more ideas, visit www.bungatelur.com for product ideas. Look under the category of guest favors and ceremonial flowers for sample pictures of available products.


  10. Arranging The Petals

    March 29, 2007 by admin

    From the last section of shaping the flower petals, we have made two types of petals – one with the curvy shape and another one like a folded bud.

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    Take the folded bud and put in the middle. Take the curvy shaped petal and hold at the right side of the folded bud.

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    Take another curvy shaped petal and put on the left side. Hold those petals tightly because we are going to tie them up using the flower wire no. 28.

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    This is how it will look like once you have tied the petals with flower wire.

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    Wrap the part where you tied earlier with floral tape in brown color.

    You have made the middle part of a rose. Good job!

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