Wednesday, March 31, 2010

here we go again..

It was kind of an experiment, making this bag. I use faux leather for the material, combined with Batik and IKEA fabric.

It turned out that the faux leather material was not very friendly with my standard sewing machine, so I had to change my original design for me to be able to complete the bag.

Here you can see the inner side, made from IKEA fabric. I didn't put any pocket there, don't know why.. just not in the mood I guess :p

And aren't these green flower buttons so cute? They actually attached the bag strap to the body, not a mere accessory.

Friday, March 26, 2010

DSC Challenge - Placemat

For this red purse I use a placemat I got on sale at IKEA. I simply fold it in two then trace and cut the hole for the handle. To prevent fraying I zigzag stitched along the handle hole.

To top it off I embellished the purse with my hand embroidery - I use ribbon instead of thread. There you go, red flower buds made with french knots to compliment the red roses :)

That's not all.. besides being a clutch purse, I sometimes use it as a bag organizer. Like when you want to use a bigger bag, you can just put this purse inside the bag without the hassle of removing all the trinkets from one bag to another (and risk dropping or forgetting some items along the way).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Beautiful Brooches

I've never won any giveaway before, so I was quite thrilled when I found out that I was getting these beautiful brooches from Amesh of Dreamesh.

I particularly love how the star brooch matches well with my new hand woven silk shawl I got from my recent trip to Bali, Indonesia.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

... these are some pics from our short getaway to Bali, Indonesia.