Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer of Colors 3 - Week 5

Dear friends,
How time flies!. Only one more week to play at Summer Of Colors. Much love to Kristin, who had presented us with most colorful games for these past weeks!. I shall miss this.

This week, it's all candy apple red & yellow colors for us. The weather has improved so much and I was out wandering again :). We always have great weather early in the year, especially. I went through my photo collection from around Chinese New Year last year and noticed so many red & yellow I saw that day!. Such as these;
So lucky to have the train passed.

The KL Tower, framed by red and yellow hotels.

Flower garlands at an Indian flower seller.

Looking up at the clouds over OCBC Bank.

A place for a happy tummy.

I can't help it, but feel grateful for the beautiful sun shiny weather we have here in Kuala Lumpur. [I hope the haze won't return so soon!]. This week's booklet is all about the gorgeous sunshine, naturally. Such blessing!.

This book measures 2" X 2.5"

The back.

I love the red & white contrast :).

I found a large coconut-shell button from Chinatown recently. I thought the painted flowers are cute for my little book.

 I used the same method as last week to make the pages. You may read how I did that from here.

A simple lace, helps hold the pages together.

 The pages were from salvaged red pants, cotton laces and linen.

It does feel like, Yuletide :).

Stitching on fabric again.

I'm a fan of helm ribbons from Momoyo.

 I love stitching & beading the fiery ball, our Sun (or Helios). 

Running stitches.

A little ethnic; metal beads from my old earrings.


Back-stitches and more celestial beads.

I painted the sun rays with watercolor on linen. 

Then added tiny beads around the halo.

Creating these layers are the best part :).

That is all :). A tribute to the warmth & nourishing light from the beloved Sun. What do you feel grateful for today?. 

How do you celebrate July?. You can share your thoughts and what July means to you here at Our Wonderful World :).

P/S: My browser acted weird this past week, there were error messages when I tried visiting some of you. There were days when I was even denied visiting my own blog!. LOL. Has that happened to you?. I hope it'll be better this week. See ya soon!. HUGS.

58 comments:

  1. These are such tiny wonders!

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  2. Beautiful, I love how you used this weeks colors. I haven't done mine yet, but yours is a true inspiration.
    xx

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  3. Oh my is this the cutest red/yellow combo ever. First, thanks so much for the walk around your town, LOVE LOVE the reds/yellows you have everywhere. So funny to see a BK pop up in there too, we have one right down the road.

    Shahrul, this a lovely sweet journal again. I'm amazed at all the work you put into these tiny things each week. The beads are gorgeous and the red pants with linen are gorgeous and I know you love lace. Beautiful job again, each page is special and made with such love. That painted sunshine is a great last page and I'm so glad it came out for you this week.
    These were the perfect colors for you this week, glad you enjoyed them.
    Computers can be buggers sometimes, I've been there plenty of times. Hope yours will be nicer to you this week.

    Love the Beautiful link and will try to add my JULY post in, busy week here for us.
    Have a great week my friend, HUGS!!

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  4. I LOVE that booklet! So precious. Love your photos too. Beautiful post!

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  5. Really cool photos and the booklet is totally awesome! Very inspiring! <3

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  6. Your little books are so amazing! I love this little red one and your quote!

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  7. Love your photos and I am completely in awe of these little books you make. So beautiful and this one is no exception. Especially love the 'sunshine' page. Happy week. :)

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  8. Totally in love with every page♥♥♥

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  9. Your pictures are such a wonderful way to capture this week's color! And, your tiny little books are all so wonderful!

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  10. Another amazing little book! WOW!

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  11. So so cute again! I love how you do those words! I have tried to make words with a sewing machine, but that didn't work out well. I'll try your hand stitching I think ... ;-) It's gorgeous ....

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  12. Gorgeous! Such an inspiration!

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  13. wonderful impressions and your little fabric booklet is just GORGEOUS! WOW!

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  14. Once again, I am impressed with your amazing sewing skills. I love these little books you are making, and how well you put everything together with hand stitching.

    I also enjoyed your trip around town. It is that type of inspiration that fueled my love for these colors. Both the photos and the darling book are special and inspire me.

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  15. Fabulous photos and finds- red and yellow at its best!

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  16. Love your pics so perfect for this weeks colors! And that book!!! Oh my goodness I love it!

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  17. Great photos and with all the right colors. Love it!
    gloria

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  18. Love the beautiful yellow and red you show us! Great picture!
    And that tiny fabric book, it is a big WOW once again, precious!!!!

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  19. Ohh, I always love your little books. So wanna make these too... I started with several, but never seem to get to finish them. Beautiful photos too, love to see Kuala Lumpur through your eyes. Hugs hugs

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  20. I don't know how you keep patience to do such smallest books :) almost having fun just see how you construct it eachtime :)

    huge hug and wish for fasting :) From the Eiffel Tower (France I mean LOL)

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  21. I just love it - so precious and your appreciation of the sun just shines out of it!

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  22. The photos are brilliant and I am drooling over the little book. Beautiful use of the colors.

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  23. hello,

    your book is wonderful and sweet.
    your photos are also awesome.

    i am grateful to be alive.

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  24. Beautiful pics....and I just love coming here each week to see your beautiful little books...amazing as always...I just adore and appreciate every little detail :) ...makes me want to create one myself!!

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  25. just beautiful work! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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  26. So much beauty, warmth and love in this post. Love those vibrant colors and your books always intrigue me. I'd love to see one up close!

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  27. How totally delightful your little book is - I just love it - the colours are absolutely perfect together, and your photos are just gorgeous too.

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  28. Lovely photos. You really managed to capture the colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  29. Wow..such gorgeous creations..you are so talented..full of fabulous creative spirit. Wonderful colorful photos too!
    Victoria

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  30. Love love love your little fabric book for this week! Happy SOC!

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  31. I adore your red and yellow beaded book! Ah, the gorgeous lace! The beautiful sun! L.o.v.e. Your city photos are striking. Thank you!

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  32. PS. i have had loads of blog problems, too...

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  33. It's such a delight to see your wonderful SOC creations - so lovely!

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  34. Another beautiful book! And I love your photographs. Great blur effect.

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  35. I enjoyed looking through your collection - all related to the colour theme - but all so different - strong photographs and strong colour and soft fabric contrasts.

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  36. lovely, lovely, lovely! everything in this post is just gorgeous. very nice work!

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  37. 'Glorious' describes not only the sunshine, but your latest beautiful book. I love every little detail especially the stitching and beading for your fiery sun, and that Chinese button is just perfect. I have today bought a new, very tiny and light sewing machine (my dear old Pfaff is too heavy for me to lift now), and your lovely books inspired me to buy it so that I can try to make a very simple one.
    As to your great photos, I particularly love the flower garlands and the dragon banner - and how obliging of Burger King to provide you with just the right red and yellow. I would never have thought of that!
    I enjoy your posts so much - and do appreciate your kind comments when you visit. Thank you.

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  38. Your pictures were wonderful. Your book is incredible. I love all of the special details you have added. Just beautiful.

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  39. What a fabulous little book. You are so good at creating these little books I just love them.. And I also enjoyed your photos my friend.

    Hugs~

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  40. Very creative! I love your little "treasures" :)

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  41. oh my goodness! How wonderful!!!!!!!!

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  42. Great photographs and I love your SOC project.... it is wonderful!

    Karen x

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  43. Shahrul! Your booklet this week is absolutely amazing, as all of them were! I really love how you show what you are thankful for! Your stitching and artwork are so special and I always look forward to visiting your blog! I also love your photos, too! So cool!

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  44. Soooo beautiful, wonderful work. And I loved the photos of your kebayas, they are such elegant and lovely garments! Valerie

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  45. As always your book is completely breathtakingly inspiring. Such beautiful work. I also really love your images.

    I have completely fallen in love with your little books. They are most incredible creations. :)

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  46. Great photos of the SOC colours and your little book is fantastic, love it. BJ

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  47. Love this little journal too Shahrul. Your stitched words look awesome.That watercolor on the linen looks very inspiring.
    Have a great week.
    Susan

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  48. I love your photo pictures! They made me happy and made me smile :) And your fabric artwork is wonderful too!

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  49. Those photos are amazing - the train looks like a toy! So clever with your camera.

    Your book is yet again just, wow - where do you even begin with something like that? Beautiful.

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  50. Your little book is about the sweetest thing I've seen in forever!

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  51. beautiful work for the SOC theme! wow.

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  52. Gorgeous! It's amazing how much effort you put into this. Beautiful!

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  53. I enjoyed visiting You this morning.Read Your last two post.Gorgeous blouses,I love the colors, design and of course the beads and lace.Your art work is divine,I love Your wonderful book.

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  54. I love this beautiful little book that you have made. The way that you combined the colors and used the lace and beads just makes it perfect. I would love to touch and love one of your books.

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  55. your photos are amazing but I really LOVE your little books, just beautiful :o)xxx

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