Friday, April 30, 2010

it's black, it's white

Another one from inaku™ handmade. I'm in the mood for something simple, sweet yet bold, as you can see in these pics.

And do you know that you can get the three looks above in just one bag?

Not to mention it has this detachable accessory that you could wear as a bracelet or choker!

Too good to be true? Check out the details in my online store here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Simple Pincushion

Some of my friends have just discover their muse in sewing. So I've made them simple cute pincushions from my fabric scraps.

I sure hope they like and could put these cuties into good use :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

(not so) New Laundry Bag

I had this foldable laundry bag with stand from IKEA with me for almost 4 years and I wasn't surprise when it broke down last week. I guess it's normal for the plastic bag not to withstand the test of time.

While I could easily get a new one at the store with a low cost, I see that the stand is actually still in good condition with no visible wear and tear sign. Then I recall that I still have enough vynil sheets to be made into a new laundry bag!

So here it is, my (not so) new laundry bag..

Hopefully with the vynil bag it'll be more durable than before :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

a handwoven fabric tour

During my short getaway to Bali last month I got the chance to visit a relative there who happen to be a manufacturer of hand woven fabrics from natural fibers such as pineapple and silk.

Too bad I didn't get to see the process in the workshop since it's closed due to a national holiday, but I did get some photos of the workshop. The photo on your left is where the cocoon of the silk moth unravelled to get the silk fiber, while the the photo on your right shows where they make threads from the silk fibers. But I didn't take photos of the hand weaving machines there *duh!*

Not only the fabrics are beautiful, but there are some of them which already got awards from international fabric competitions. Like the fabric displayed below (with a white paper note on it) is the one that got two awards in The ASEAN Silk Fabric and Fashion Design Competition 2009: Top Award from H.M. Queen Sirikit of Thailand & 1st Royal Thropy Award from Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative. The dye used comes from natural origin such us plants.

Among the beautiful fabrics there I fell for this gorgeous white handwoven silk fabric. The texture and pattern from the skilled craftmanship just blew me away! Only then I learned that it's not for sale.. oh well. Yet I got
a pretty blue-grey hand woven silk shawl as a gift, which quickly convert my disappointment into happiness ^_^

Monday, April 19, 2010

minor adjustments

I've made some small changes to my blog, do you notice them?
Besides the layout, I also put a new label
inaku™ so it would be easier to sort the posts about inaku™ handmade.

But since I've made quite some handmade goods before I came up with the brand name, you might want to sort my blog posts under the other labels for more feasts for the eyes :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Small Reversible Sling Bag

I've finished making this bag last week, but it's always been dark and cloudy so I thought I'd wait for the sunshine to take a good photo of the bag. Turns out it's still cloudy until today, but I don't want to put off till tomorrow. So please bear with the blurry picture.

My friend had been asking me to make this bag since forever! Sorry for the long delay dear :p

She wanted a small sling bag that's big enough to fit her wallet and glasses, so I've made it compact and reversible. I hope she likes it :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

in color

I had Monday Blues this morning. Maybe it's due to the long weekend or something else I'm not sure.

Then I remember about this canvas shopping bag I got on sale a few weeks ago. And I thought there's nothing like bright colors to brighten up my day!

So I colored the bag using fabric pens and iron the bag after the paint's dried, to fix the color onto the fabric.
Well, what do you think? I actually liked the b/w version before, but then again the bright colors sure give my mood a boost I need right now :)

Friday, April 2, 2010