Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Less exciting but practical.

My BlackBerry vibrated once at half an hour to midnight and the LED light started flashing, indicating that there is a message waiting for me to open. I know very well that it would be non other than Fely 'pinging' me... through gritted teeth I said to myself, she'll have to wait a while... I have a more pressing and urgent matter at hand. For the hundredth time, I was ripping a seam...and it was not going well because I had just made a hole on the fabric...

When I finally calmed down slightly, I responded and declared to her that I had lost all will to live... She commented -- "This is madness"... referring of course to the fact that at 11.30pm I was rigorously ripping a seam and she on the other hand was rolling out pastry. 

The reason I was still toiling away near midnight despite a longggggg day tomorrow was the fact that I was so close to completing yet another project. This has got to be a record project as I only started it yesterday at around 3 in the afternoon and had it not for the fact that I had to wait till today to get a stronger elastic band, I would have finished the project yesterday night. 

So after work today, I dashed to Fabricland and got what I needed and as soon as I can slip away from dinner, I continued with the project with the aim of finishing, by hook or by crook, tonight !! 

But a few hiccups along the way meant that I only managed to complete the project at 12.30 midnight ! Madness indeed. It was the same time Fely had finished rolling out her pastry too. 

So what is it, I can hear you ask...
Well, it's nothing exciting but it's definitely a very practical project. When I saw that Steve's old chef trousers were 'disintegrating' slowly, I announced to him that I would make him a new pair. And I did.
Using his old chef trousers as a template, I unpicked the stitches, took them apart piece by piece and used them to cut out different pieces from the new fabric.  I then stitched the pieces back together like a jigsaw puzzle to form the trousers. 
After that hole was mended, the pair of new trousers are now ready for the chef tomorrow morning. Can you see his old trousers next to it? Grubby, faded and limp?! Actually he prefers the smaller checks on his old trousers but because I had difficulty finding that material in smaller checks, he will just have to live with bigger checks then :P

Well didn't I tell you it was a less exciting project?

Hopefully the next project will be something a bit more exciting and colourful than this?

PS: I'll try and take a picture of the chef trousers worn by 'the model' when I get chance...

8 comments:

eugene said...

Can send some of your creations to me ka,, i bet they will be better than those factory made one, you know...looks like Fely has got you into the seam of it ,,,kekekekek....

happy to do you are happy in what you do ,that's so wonderful you know

PengPeng彬彬 said...

aiyar eugene, i'm still at beginner's level.. pai sei i want to send you the things i made....haha.

wait la i become more professional first :P

thanks for coming by and hope you have a fab week ahead !!

Bea said...

hahaha.... nothing like something made with love!!!! hahah... well done!!!!

I think you and Fely are crazy though!!!! hahaha

PengPeng彬彬 said...

bea : wait till you get your hands on a sewing machine... then you know what it's like... it's like you're possessed !!! and it's higly addictive !!

Fely said...

Hahahahahah!!!! Memang madness, macam nothing else better to do the two of us!

Anyway, well done for another completed project. Tell Steve, payment in fabrics would be greatly appreciated. My hubby knows the deal already.

XXX

PengPeng彬彬 said...

hehe.. he pays in kind, ie, driving me around, cooking dnner, making me drinks, vacuuming the room...

escape2 said...

hmhh why must all chef's trousers be checkered?

PengPeng彬彬 said...

escape, that's a good question. i don't know really. maybe to match the floor of the kitchen which is also checkered most of the times? hahaha...

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