Chinese celebrates Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year for 15 days. Today is the 4th day of Chinese New Year and traditionally we don’t visit friends and relatives during the 3rd and 4th day since it is believed that we could get into argument or bad luck if do so. I was pretty much relax at home eating cookies, cakes, mandarin oranges and the left-over from the eve (chú xī) [opppsss… hope I won’t gain too much weight during this festival :p] Well, I did another simple sewing of a Chinese Ornament to decorate my pussy willows using silk and red packet. Unlike the previous Locker Hook Ornament, the process to sew 1 of this simple ornament took only about 10 minutes. If you make a few in one shot, the average time spend on them will be shorterned.
This design is not confined to only Chinese New Year ornament, you can modify it to suit any festive season of your choice by just changing the material used, eg. red and green fabric with a white snow flake or christmas tree picture for Christmas, pumpkin or black spider for Halloween, sarees chiffon fabric with a Diwali lamp for Deepavali, batik with a Ketupat or rice cake for Hari Raya, etc., the possibilities in endless….
Hope you find this tutorial useful 🙂