Sunday, February 28, 2010


I didn't realize making these buttons can be so much fun and addictive too...I ended up making all these tonight :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

a cook book's cover for a new wife

Yes....this is loooong overdue :) but I'm glad I've done it yesterday instead of last year for CK's wedding gift...because last year, I didn't have these cute pvc fabrics to cover her recipe book :).  I hope this fits the book, trin....

Friday, February 26, 2010

tutorial: roscoe the diaper pouch robot

fiuuuh....finally I'm done with this diaper pouch/change of clothes robot for my friend's baby boy :).  If you're confused or you've found a mistake, please email me and I'll try my best to fix things :).

Here are the links:
Roscoe Instruction
Roscoe Pattern

Thursday, February 25, 2010

pomme bag

this is for one of my pay it forward buddy :)...I frantically finished this before my sister left...I thought the little apple looks cute on it and as's reversible :D

an apple for the fish

mmmmm but fish don't eat apple, right? :)...something I did yesterday...I am still so into small crochet after all :) crochet things will be what I'm bringing for my holiday trip coming soon :D

a sister's request

My youngest sister is leaving to Melbourne tonight, after almost 2months of holiday...I will miss having her around.  She asked me if I could also make her a pouch for her make up brushes :).  So, I picked this whimsical fabric, since she likes them...I hope I've made the right choice ;).  My other sister emailed me as well and requested one for her...but no one is leaving to US anytime she'll just have to wait :p

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a doily and a pouch makes a doily pouch

I know....that sounds kind of lame hehehehehe...but here's what I made with one of the small doilies :), what do you think??

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

bigger crochet doily

aaaahhhh...I've finally finished another one :) this one turns out to be medium in size :).  But I love it

Monday, February 22, 2010

i'm into tags

and I made these little veneer tags for my blog friend :), since I will be passing some of her fabrics today...I quickly made these these for her...Hope she finds them useful :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

dear baby sean

we wish you a happy baptism day, Sean....may the Lord blesses you always :)...your mommy can use the bible pouch for other storage use too :)

a little tutorial from ms. at...a shoes pouch

today, my other crafty friend came by my house to borrow the sewing machine...this friend of mine is usually at my place before her diving trip...because she has so many little projects she needs done for her trip (like making a diving cap, diving tag, etc etc).  Today, she made herself some sort of pouch for her underwater lens (with velcro and all)...then, she saw this unwanted pants (ms. lipsie's hair) and decided to make it into her shoes voila...a shoes bag hehehehehe...after she finished the bag..I thought it was rather plain so then I appliqued my interpretation of shoe into the pouch (OK...I have to admit I'm not talented in the drawing department) then put in those 3 little buttons :)...very easy...she said it's a 3 minutes pouch....all you have to do:

1. Cut a piece of one side of your unwanted pants (she used the bottom edge hence no further sewing needed for the top where the buttons are)
2. Sew the bottom close
3. If you're using the middle side of your pants' leg then you have to fold the top twice and sew so there won't be any raw edges
4. Install the can use all kinds of buttons...I use snap ons because they're so easy and sew-less hehehehehe
5. Done! or you can applique whatever you want or put one of your little crochet piece as a decoration (I was going to do that...but she gave me this "look" of saying it's only a shoes, no pretty crochet)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

crochet crochet here and there

I am soooo into these little crochet motifs....I have so many things I want to put them into :) hehehehhehee...I even bought a few more crochet books...I love easy and quick projects and I finished this one in an hour-ish time :)....not bad, eh?? my mom begs me to make her half a's quite cute, actually...she bought this top from Banana Republic, if I'm not mistaken...and the top has this crochet-like top, which is kinda cute...but will take me FOREVER to make :)...I'm still contemplating the idea of making it :p....maybe later...

this will be done soon...

I hope....'s a sneak peek at what I am currently working on...a baby diaper and change of clothes's for a little boy about to be born some time next month :) and yes, I've prepared the tutorial as well :)...I wish there are 48 hours in a day...and by the way...I have 100 followers! woohooo (well, not quite...because my sister followed me, I forced my husband to follow me and I followed myself...)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

lia goes back to school

well, not's only an intensive course in basic pattern drafting at LaSalle College Jakarta :D...something I've been wanting to do since last is done every Saturday for 6 weeks, a total of 30 hourse course (5 hours each class).  I did my first skirt block (yayyyyy) and many skirt variations from a single block!  Today, we're finishing the bodice block :) I am so excited...this is all very interesting to me...not easy, but interesting (much better than engineering courses! ha!)....I was peeking at another class yesterday, and looking at these girls finishing up their design on actual garments...made me feel so envious :)  I wish I took fashion design then...they looked so cool...just like project runway hahahaha...but I don't regret my decisions in life and very happy at where I am now...doing basic pattern design :)...hopefully, I'll be able to do advanced pattern drafting :).  At least looking at pattern magic books would hopefully not be so intimidating to me anymore :)...Here's to the hope of better sewing knowledge :)

That crazy Ironing lady is my very good crafty friend, Chia...who refuses to have a blog to display her wonderful creations :) and whom I drag to join this class :)

My equipments :)...lots and lots of odd shaped rulers :p...finally I am no longer scared of using them :)

The bodice I was telling you will hopefully be finished by the end of today's class

kreativ blogger award

As I was browsing today and a few days ago...I found out that I'm the lucky recipient of Kreativ Blogger Award....I'm both excited and embarrassed...excited because...somebody in the world actually think I'm creative...embarrassed because I don't feel all that creative, but thank you Amesh and Fiona, for acknowledging me as your fellow craty-woman :)...I truly appreciate this :D

So, on to the conditions of the winning :)

1) Copy the award to my blog
2) Link to the person who has given me this award
3) Tell 7 interesting things about myself
4) Choose 7 other blogs that I want to give this award to
5) Link to their blogs
6) Comment on their blogs that I have given them this award

So I've done number 1 and 2....number 3 is a bit tough...don't think they'll be interesting...but here goes:

1. I hate waking up in the morning...when my misfits are up in the morning, I ask the maid to play with them (see...I'm a slacker)
2. I love to eat...too bad my body does not have high metabolism :p
3. I used to be a civil engineer for the sake of becoming an engineer...well, at least I get to use my autoCAD skills for drafting patterns for my readers :D
4. I was in a boarding house during my High School years in Brisbane and hated it sooo much but came to term with it and ended up loving it :D
5. I change hobbies very often...but finally settled with sewing and everything crafty...I am yet to try my gocco prints...anyone care to join me?
6. I wish there's a crafty group of youngsters here in Jakarta...would be so much fun...and I wish there's a biiiiig craft store
7. I'm an impulsive buyer...specially when I have a new hobby...I want to buy everything related to that hobby, in hope that one day, when I need something, I have it in stock :p...(it's hard to find supplies here in Jakarta)

Here are my nominated blogs:
1. By Night a new and very crafty will love it there :D
2. Su Loves Sew is an avid knitter and Sew-er :) she's just incredibly talented!
3. Tante Hilde is a creative Tante :)...she makes beautiful dolls...I LOOOVE her dolls :)
4. Mary Wingham SAL is a collaborative crafty blog by talented ladies! One of them is Nima
5. lolo craft a very talented mommy who can juggle her family time and craft time
6. a little world makes the cutest felt mobiles and everything felt :)
7. ducks in a row makes cute craft for her beautiful children :)

It is sooo hard to nominate people...because I can just go on and on and on and on :).  But those are my picks :) for now.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

to pat with love

Happy a quarter century my dear sister (in law)...I hope you had a blast today and here's your first gift...I haven't got the time to sew you your other gifts :p...please wait patiently for them to be sewn...This is a make up brush holder and I will make 1 for myself too...eventually...I used the outer fabric from ink and spindle, the lining is some wool material I got from Majestic Market :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

a little crochet

I love this little was so fast to make :) and fun too...and I will be making something beautiful from it...eventually :)...soon rather than later....

little misfits angpao bags

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xin Nian Kuai Le :) celebrate the year of the Tiger, we usually go around friends' and relatives' houses, dressed in our red attire carrying angpao bags :).  So, I made these little angpao bags for the misfits to carry their angpaos around :).  Wishing you a prosperous and happy tiger year :).  We've been food comatose....We ate here, there and everywhere...and plus, today is my sis in law's we'll be eating (yet again)....after all these festivities are over...then back to dieting :)..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

tutorial: ms. lipsie the pocket girl

A happy valentine's gift and a Chinese New Year's gift to you all :).  I though I'd share one of my pocket idea :)...not suggested for little they might get too scared of it hahahahahaha...I made this using my unwanted khakis from GAP, the hair was using my husband's unwanted pants from Express (these pants are like 10years++ by now).  For the lining, I used some leftover Balinese batik and I just happen to find the pink ribbon :).  This was supposed to be a goody bag prototype..but I think it's a little too creepy for children :p.  Here is the link to the tutorial+pattern...ENJOY! And...PLEASE send me some pictures when you make your own version...I would so love to see them :)

Ms. Lipsie trying to eat up my Lens cover :)....yum yum yum....

Saturday, February 13, 2010

little tags

I've been quite busy this past week...with two sick daughters and a short trip overseas, I was unable to post anything :).  Tonight, I've been food overdosed :)...we had our usual Chinese New Year's dinner at my parents' house and today has been hectic too...did I tell you I'm taking a short intensive class on basic pattern drafting at LaSalle College in Jakarta? :)...Anyhow, I just wanted to show you what I made with these wonderful leftover veneers at my factory...after browsing so many crafty blogs...I asked my husband yesterday to bring home some leftover veneers from the factory :) here they are :)...oooo and I also made an "applique" card for our niece :)


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