Here it is, I am so proud to present my latest Art of The Handmade Bag work, “The Dazzle”– Vintage Frame Clutch Bag, a bag that I truly put my heart and soul into designing and making it for a meaningful event coming soon. It is one of the items listed in an auction for a fundraising party for an organisation, Rumah Nur Salam that provides a “safe house” environemnt for street children in the toughest neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 100% of the proceeds will go to Rumah Nur Salam.
For those who are interested to own this one-and-only-in-the-world —- The Dazzle-Vintage Frame Clutch Bag, welcome to the fundraising party. I am not going to make another similar one, so be sure to grab this limited one and only master-piece before somebody else does. Of course you are more than welcome to join in even if you are not eyeing this amazing handbag I made, just join in to have fun while helping to raise funds. Let’s go party at:
End Time: Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 3 am
Venue: Carlos @ Parvillion, Jalan Bukit Bintang [View Map]
Location: Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia
Entrance Fee: RM80 per pax, collection goes straight to Rumah Nur Salam
Before I go into how I made The Dazzle – Vintage Frame Clutch Bag, I would like to share with you a little about Rumah Nur Salam.
Being a mother of 2, my kids are my priority, making sure that they are brought up in a healthy environment, both physically and mentally, giving them all the loves I have. Not all kids are lucky to have proper shelter, food, education and love. There are kids out there who are being abused, abandoned by their parents, some even forced to live off the street…. Sad to descride any further!!!! The good news is we have a foundation and centre here in the heart of the city Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, to cater some of this unlucky children around the area of Chow Kit —— Rumah Nur Salam or House Of Nur Salam. It is a 24-hour activity center and ‘safe house’ that provide safe, healthy and loving environment to children under the age of 18, living or loitering, in that area. Children registered at the center are given food, shelter and are exposed to educational, health and recreational activities and programs that otherwise may not be accessible to them.
Rumah Nur Salam is a collaboration project between the Department of Welfare (JKM) and Yayasan Salam Malaysia which started in 2001 as an activities centre open from 8am to 5pm but later developed into a 24-hour safe house in 2007. Apparently, there are 400 registered children in this centre.
Back to my darling ooooppppsss….. I mean Dazzle bag…..
Luxury touch of high quality fabric internal and externally. External material is heavy upholstery fabric and internal material is soft-touch satin. There is a zip pocket and 2 slip pockets inside this handbag.
A detachable crochet hand-made amigurumi flower that sparkles. You can use it as a brooch on your outfit or turn it into a hairband, or simply leave it as a motif on the handbag, the choice is yours.
Ball Clasp Frame Closure with double metal chain strip add another level of classy look to the bag, not mention the real leather beneath it and the decoration buttons, ma-ma-mia…… they are all 100% hand-sewn and hand-attached.
Fine workmanship of beading works and iron-on diamonds on the motif, just enough to bring out a bit of sarkle, not too much and not too little.
Lastly, The Dazzle– Vintage Frame Clutch Bag measures 42cm(W) x 27cm(H) excluding the chain strip.
So, be sure that you go to the party and grab it or else it will be gone forever…..
*****Update – 05 July 2009*****
Just got this news from the event organiser. If you are unable to attend the party personally to bid for The Dazzle – Vintage Frame Clutch Bag, you can always submit your best bid to the organiser. Just leave a comment below saying that you are interested and I will do the emailing linking between you and the organiser. Don’t hesitate anymore, bid it now! You could the the lucky one to own this one-in-world-finely-crafted-handbag.