Thursday, November 12, 2009

Purple Fusion

Combination of IKEA plain color fabric, Tenun Troso (handwoven) and Batik - all in purple shades.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Batik Bags

Made these by order..

Amy Reversible Bag
I think the fabric flower embellishment looks pretty.

Minnie Reversible Bag
It could be worn as shoulder bag or sling bag.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Experimenting with Vynil

I often use my charlie bag as a shopping bag. Measuring 50x60 cm (incld. handle) the bag is big (on petite me, it's huge!) and roomy, perfect to keep all those groceries. Yet since I made it from cotton fabric it's not very stain resistant, not to mention it's not waterproof - which often needed in a good shopping bag.

So when I came across this blue vynil with pretty floral motives, I knew what to do with it rightaway.

....and here it is, a shopping bag with vynil lining inside, very durable and easy to clean (just wipe with damp cloth). You can reverse the bag and put the vynil part putside too, perfect for those rainy days :D

I use tenun troso in bright green color for the other side of the bag, embellished with a bird applique which I colored with fabric paint.

Very experimental, yet I'm pleased with the outcome :)

Oh and yes, it's for sale ;)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Batik in Blue

This reversible bag is again made by order for a friend of mine who loves batik as much as she loves blue color :)

Made from Batik Garutan (produced in Garut, West Java, Indonesia - comes in bright colors) in kawung motives, with some button embellished for the accent.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

a fusion feast

Last night hubby and I went out to Esplanade for a late supper. I almost forgot about the Pesta Raya there if not for the excitements from the venue which just across the cafe where we ate.

After the alfresco dining we were drawn to the crowds nearby. It was at an outdoor theatre on the waterfront and not to mention it's free ;) so we decided to stay and watch for a while.

The stage bursts with talents from dancers, singers and musicians from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. As we watched in awe we learned that the show was not all about malay dances and songs only. We were pleasantly surprise when a bunch of youth from Jogja performed a javanese song in hip hop! It was like watching the Black Eyed Peas where Fergie wears kebaya and the boys wear batik shirt and blangkon (in a good way, ofcourse) :D

Afterwards we stroll along the river walk, enjoying the city lights and then finally took a cab back home. It sure was one of those almost-perfect Saturday nights :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'm no fashionista, that's for sure!

Ofcourse every once and a while I had the urge to play dress up, but when it comes to go out I always end up wearing my typical plain casual wear.

So when I found this interactive fashion musings for the first time, it's only natural for me not to fall in to it rightaway. I even ignored it.

But that's changed now, dunno when and why exactly, but I'm currently kinda addicted to it.

While it doesn't make any significant difference in how I dressed, yet.. it's fun!

I might as well share my Looklet Page with some of the pics here :D

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


..I've made this bag for my sister's birthday tomorrow.

I hope she'll like it :)
- IKEA cotton fabric in blue with white floral and orange dotted motives.
- Upholstery fabric in orange
- Batik cotton fabric in orange with 'Lereng' motives

Sunday, September 27, 2009

going, going, gone

These bags are going to Perth, Australia.. just hope the red haze there will be over soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

going simple

Remember the tried and failed labels?
Well yesterday I gave it a try again, going as simple as I could..
and surprisingly it turned out pretty nice.. I think :D

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunset Beach

We went here last June during the kids school holiday while visiting their grannies in Jepara, Indonesia.

A beautiful and serene beach, it's named after the sunset because it has a breathtaking view of the sunset (yes, so cliche). Pity my pictures couldn't really capture the beauty of it..

Friday, September 4, 2009

Got Featured!

My blog and online store got featured in PernakPernik, a great new blog about beautiful things from Indonesia.

So excited!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

sayang anak..

..for my twin boys

- Tenun Troso
- Batik
- IKEA cotton fabric

Applique and hand embroidery.

Monday, August 31, 2009

made these for my kids to give to their teachers..

but turned out one of 'em actually f o r g o t, so some of the bags are still inside his school bag until now *doh!*

Sunday, August 30, 2009

inaku Label Trial

i n a k u
yup, that's my handmade suppose-to-be-label name.

Found this tutorial for a quick label some time ago, and I tried to handwrite using permanent fabric marker instead of print on transfer paper (read: I don't have ink transfer paper).

... hmm not a pretty sight :p

really should consider about purchasing those transfer papers!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

still for Teacher's Day

.. another reversible bag and a stationery pouch, both with hand embroidery.

Friday, August 28, 2009

for Teachers with Love

My friend ordered these for her kids to give on Teacher's Day.

The bags are made of fabrics from Ikea, tenun Troso (handwoven) and batik. Can you guess which is which? :)
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to make something for my kids as well..

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blue Bag - remake

My friend saw the blue bag I've made some time ago and asked me to remake it for her.

Just between you and me, I didn't put any lining in the previous bag :p

But I sure make it for this bag now :D

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Handmade Space

I drool over these pretty organized craft rooms and always dream of having the same space as those beauties.

images from Modish: HANDMADE SPACES
Unfortunately I'm not that organized, since I find my craft room tidiness is the hardest to keep up (apart from the boys' room, ofcourse).

Friday, August 7, 2009

IKEA Catalogue 2010

Got a copy of the new IKEA Catalogue 2010 just a few days ago,
and I already have some things to put on my wish list :D

..some fabrics (ofcourse!)

and new bed for the boys (lower price! yay!)

yet the list is still going..

You can see the online catalogue in flash (Spore version) here

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Morning Dew Bag

Inspired by.. well, as the title suggests.
Does it show?


WxDxH 30x9x15 cm

- Hand embroidery
- Inside lining with pocket
- chain+ribbon long handle, can be carried as shoulder bag or sling bag

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Cushion cover set

40x40cm, 3 pcs.
70x70cm, 2 pcs.

Handwoven Tenun Troso + IKEA fabric.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 my hands full with some customized orders (not to mention the ones from my kids).

Yet, while I should finish this cushion cover set..

I ended up making this instead!




Thursday, July 23, 2009

Part 3 of 3

Wristlet Pouch

WxH 22x16cm

- Hand embroidery
- Zipper closure
- The wristlet can be removed and function as anklet or other accessory!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Part 2 of 3

Rustic Clutch

WxH 22x17cm

- Hand embroidery
- Lined with same fabric, opposite colors.
- Button closure

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Part 1 of 3

double sided bag

WxDxH 30x9x15cm
- hand embroidery
- cotton lining with inside pocket
- chain+ribbon long handle, can be carried as shoulder bag or sling bag.

Monday, July 13, 2009

..from Indonesia with love

Perhaps you notice the 1 month gap between my last post and the previous?

OK, I confess.. I was having holiday (again?!) in my home country, Indonesia.
And look what I got.. lovely fabrics!


Tenun Troso

..and some colorful sturdy upholstery fabric

*now, if I can just stop procrastinating..*

Wednesday, July 8, 2009