A close friend of mine is celebrating her birthday today. I've made this string pouch for her so she can use it during lunch time. :) I hope she'll like it.
*Getting ML to hold the pouch for me.... Thanks, Ger*
Bean Sprout Husk Pillow is for babies & toddlers. According to the older generation, husk pillow is used to calm babies and made them feel more secure. According to my own study, babies like to have something pressing on their back or stomach, as the husk pillow has a certain weight. The husk is pretty light weight and it will not cause any discomfort. At the same time, it is porous, so, baby still feel cooling while using it.
The most challenging part of making the husk pillow is CLEANING the husk.
Initially, it was pretty hard to find the husk. My mother-in-law was telling me that I need to get it from the bean sprout supplier. Well, consider myself very fortunate, I managed to find bean sprout husk at a market near my place. :) The uncle was very kind to give me a big plastic bag full of husk at NO CHARGE! =D
Like I've mentioned, CLEANING the husk is very tedious. Thank GOD my Mom-in-law is pretty experience in the cleaning process. First of all, she had to pick all sprouts out from the husk. Then later, she washed it in hot water because it's kind of smelly... AND, she had to do a few times to get rid of the smell. Then, the husk MUST be dried under an optimum sunlight. Unfortunately, during that past few weeks, the weather was cloudy. If it's not dry enough, it will start to rot & smell. So, she had to wash it again. :( Took her 3 weeks to finally clean the husks. Big thanks to my mom in law.... :)
See the end result?? The husk has to be very very dry....
The size of the pillow case that I've made was around 30cm by 20cm. It was a bit too big. The ideal size would be 30cm by 15cm.
Then, I rolled up a paper like a cone to assist in pouring the husk into the pillow case.
Once completed, I've made a pillow cover because husk pillow is not suppose to be washed.
I've made this specially for my dear niece, Tong Tong....
Suz has ordered a wedding couple for her friend since March! I don't have any wedding picture for reference. So have to use my imagination to create this couple.
I've made a pair of white suit & pants for the bridegroom. As for the bride, I've made a simple gown decorated with crystals.
Mmm... After I've completed this couple, there's something wrong... So, I seek some advises from my friends as well as Suz. It was the bride. She looked quite plain. So I redo the gown for her.
I've crocheted a violet dress for her. This is the first time making a gown in other colours than white.... Initially, I was quite worried about the turn-out. After decorated with lace & beads ribbon... Hey, the bride looked very pretty... Thank God Suz likes it to.... :)
A sweet lovely bride-to-be, EP, has ordered a wedding couple from me few months back... Due to my sickness, I was unable to complete it earlier... :( Thank GOD she LOVES them...
Decorated the bride with paper flowers that I've bought from Bangkok and also crystal paste-on beads...
Well, EP has a special request... :) She will like the groom to wear a pair of specs... So, I've bought this pair from Spotlight. Fit just nice...