Tuesday, July 10, 2012

diy circus party workshop

In a few more days we'll be doing the circus party in a box!  We're very excited for Saturday!  We do hope to see you all soon!  Don't forget to register via amesh!  We would like to thank all of our sponsors...babalisme for designing our flyer and many exciting goodies you'll get on the day, ideku handmade for giving a special gift to the lucky person on the day, gudily for providing cool straws and twines and liburan anak for letting everyone know about this event.  Do bring your sewing machine if you own one and would like to learn more!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

the hungry caterpillar bibs

This was actually an order from a couple of months ago.  My college friend's daughter celebrated her first birthday in Singapore, so she requested these bibs as part of the goody bag.  I do hope these bibs become useful :).  The party's theme was "The Hungry Caterpillar".  


Thursday, July 5, 2012

workshop: diy circus party in a box

HOWDY!  I know it's been awhile but Dreamesh, me and Chia are going to host a DIY Circus party at my new 1/15 coffee shop.  If you're interested, you may email Amesh at: adreamesh(at)yahoo(dot)com.  It will be held on July, 14th at 1:30pm.  For more details, please visit Dreamesh's blog and email her.  Hurry!  Space is limited :).

xoxo, www.liaspace.com

Friday, June 8, 2012

1/15 coffee

There's a legitimate reason why I've been busy :D...really...not just excuses...I'm opening up a specialty coffee place on the first floor of my office.  It's been hectic! It was supposed to be opened the end of last month, but it was still too messy...so it is due to open next week on the 13th of June at 3.30pm....do come by if you're in the area...it's an invitation from me...it's nearby gandaria city at Jl. Gandaria I no 63.  There's a quiz going on as well...do participate if you've found the time.  I'm just crossing my fingers and hope for the best for next week!  I know I still have a lot to do till the BIG day!  Wish me luck!

interior works - in progress
work in progress
Doddy, the barista and David the wannabe :p


Thursday, May 24, 2012

a big boy's birthday

Before I left Bali, a rush order came...it was an order from a friend whose son is turning 7 and he does not want little children's theme goodies.  The mom likes my house pouch but asked for an owl applique and since she likes Toriq's applique, the boys got the tools kit :).  Happy Birthday, big boy!  Wishing you all the best :) and I love how these turned out

xoxo, www.liaspace.com

a beautiful wedding in paradise

It has always been my dream to be married in Bali...alas, it was only a dream :) but my beautiful sister in law got to realize her Balinese wedding and it was a very wonderful event.  I'd say she's the most un-bridezilla bride I've known...the most relaxed bride who took it easy when things don't always go as planned...such as the rain that made a grand entrance on her wedding decor!...your brother and I wish you a wonderful and happy marriage.  I love weddings with tear-jerker moments and it's always hard to let go of your little sister...who's been the baby in your eyes, but I know they're happy and that's all that matters :)...I have one more sister to go :) and I don't think I'm ready to let go of my youngest one just yet :).

Sewmanics made her wedding favors...they're yellow striped and blue flowers pouches but I didn't take any pictures of them due to the rain.  This was the other favor some of the out of towners received.  I have to admit we sewed the red pouches wrong! the inside was supposed to be for the outside...so it was actually inside out :'( it's supposed to be plain navy blue canvas...but it was too close to the wedding date and there's nothing we can do...sorry, Pat!

White and Blue tote bag by sewmanics
The children loved Bali as usual...they had so much fun playing with their cousins but too bad the little misfits came home with HFMD :(.  More days off from school!
The Misfits and their cousins
Some of the wedding pictures done by the talented Mono and yes, I stole these
from their facebook site :)


Monday, April 16, 2012

toriq's fifth

Last week I have just finished an order from Sofie for her son's 5th birthday.  She ordered radio,  truck, wrench + screw driver, bag, Maryjane shoes and ballerina.  For the teachers, she ordered matroyshka pouches...I made some spoon and fork thank you tags and oven mitten tags as well....but I didn't have time to take pictures of those...We do hope Toriq had a blast on his 5th birthday!!!

xoxo, www.liaspace.com

Saturday, March 24, 2012

diaper pouch sets

for 3 dragon babies :).  I guess there will be a big baby boom this year.  Congrats to the new parents and happy sleepless nights.

diaper pouch sets for 3 baby dragons


and the seaside home winner is....

number 39 :) (out of a total of 48 participants).  Congrats to Annisa Pratiwi, I'll be contacting you soon :).

the paper that jumped out of the bowl


Thursday, March 15, 2012

hello kitty pancakes and donut holes

Remember my post on making butter and buttermilk??  Well, I finished up the rest of the buttermilk  last week and made these buttermilk pancakes for the kiddos...I bought the small hello kitty pan from Gandaria City's Metro Dept. Store.  It was a bit hard flipping it, but I finally mastered it using an extra small frying pan.  Then a few days after the pancakes, I tried making these fried donut holes...I got the recipe from my favorite youtube channel...cookingwithdog :D.  I really think it tastes like Indonesia's kue cubit :D...I shouldn't make too many of these, really...


a book and a giveaway

It is finally out!  I was sitting on my table and I saw this strage package...and I wasn't expecting any :D...then I got excited....and yes...the Book is out! Seaside Home is finally out!  Yay yay yay...I've been waiting for a year for this book :D and I am truly HAPPY....I got 2 copies, since I haven't got the time to order extras and I'm giving away 1 book to my beloved readers :).  I love the projects in this book, done by so many talented crafters...and I certainly am proud to be given this chance...so, thank you Susanne, for including me in this.  

Now, to win this book, simply leave a comment saying what animal do you like for 2012 and why.  Don't forget to leave your email address!!!  I'll close this competition on Friday, 23rd of March 2012.

Seaside Home


Thursday, March 8, 2012

penguins invasion

Last minute, Josie ordered penguin pouches for her son's first birthday...sorry, Jos...I didn't have time to make any other things...not even the penguin applique type of pouches....luckily I bought some penguin patterned fabric before...I was planning on making matching pyjamas for me and my man :).  I did manage to make a special drawstring for Ethan...a birthday gift from us to the little guy.  I hope the party is going to be a blast!

Penguin tags, penguin pouch for Ethan
The little Penguin and the penguin patterned drawstring bags


Friday, March 2, 2012

misfits in painting

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered these wonderful surprises from Amalia...I know she's really talented and I've been admiring her drawings :) through her wonderful blog...I love love love how these turned out...Thanks, Li! You are very talented indeed :D.

The package
Little M and Big M (who loooooves dogs)+cookie


Monday, February 27, 2012

a day with my new toy

My classic kitchenaid is dead and currently being fixed and I don't know when I'll get it back...and I've been wanting to get a kitchenaid professional, but I don't really have space for it...but I just gotta have it :D...I don't think I can wait till we move to our new house...no can't do.  So, yesterday I've decided to make small fried doughnut....I've let it rised over night and popped it in the refrigerator this morning...and it FAILED miserably hahahahhahaha...somebody please give me a pointer!!!

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: The "Toy", the doughnut
Big M helping me cut the doughnut into shapes :D
I love this KitchenAid, it does not give me any electric shots (which I got from my US classic KitchenAid, since I had to change the voltage).  So, I decided to make my own butter!  My sister encouraged me to do so...she said she's been making her own butter and it tastes good!  I googled and youtubed and finally decided to do it.  I used greenfields' whipping cream and voila! my very own butter! From butter, I couldn't get enough of the mixer and decided to make chocolate coffee loaf using MY OWN BUTTER!  A good cuppa chai and a slice of chocco loaf to end my day....yum :)

Left-Right, Top-Bottom: Whipped cream being churned, butter and buttermilk, Butter!
Chocolate coffee loaf being baked


Sunday, February 12, 2012

flower pouch from handkerchief

I got this beautiful batik from a college friend's wedding.  I think you can use it as a bandana or a little scarf or a handkerchief.  But I don't think I'll use it for any of the above...so after staring at it for a few days...I've decided to just turn it into a flower pouch.  The fabric is soft and  has 2 color tones and I did it in less than 10 minutes, while Li'l M's fever is down....oooo don't you just hate sick kiddos? :'(

Top-Bottom, Left-Right: Square handkerchief with 2 colours.  You can make it into an envelope pouch  or you can just sew it into a flower pouch...easy!

Finished flower pouch


frilly cupcakes apron

I guess this is going to be her last project during this holiday :).  It turned out nicely...I think the cupcakes fabric suits this apron...good job, sis :).   I'm sure you can do your own sewing in Melbourne :).


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

faux envelope clutch

Last weekend, my youngest sister came to my house, took a picture of the fabric she had chosen and asked if she could use it to make an envelope clutch.  While I was away, she made her pattern from a paper bag, cut the fabrics and voila...when I came home she was almost done sewing and complained she had to adjust the pattern a bit and started using the dreadful seam ripper :D.  Before she left my apartment, I asked her to leave the bag and took some pictures of it :).  Nicely done!  Now, I'm not sure if this is the correct pattern she used :)...but you can definitely try sewing your own envelope clutch.

Jj's version of envelope clutch

her pattern


Monday, February 6, 2012

reversible multi pockets tote bag

I've finally finished an order from Amelia...a very persistent reader :).  She still wants a face wallet, which I haven't had the time to make :).  But...at least I was able to complete this bag for her :)...I hope you fell in love with it!

reversible tote bag with multi pockets


Thursday, February 2, 2012

aye aye pirates

Matt turned 4 years and his Mommy wanted a pirate themed birthday...I got this leftover nautical fabric!  The last of it!...Made eypatches for the little pirates...The girls got the tutu bags and I hope the children had a blast today!


duck duck giraffe

Another order from a friend for her son's baptism :).  Ethan loves ducks and I suppose his Mommy likes giraffe....hence the applique :)

giraffe and duck


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

a balinese musical instrument

I'm not 100% sure if this instrument is originally from Bali....but I think it's called a coconut karimbu.  The Misfits got this from their grandparents today...they just got back from Bali and bought it at Ubud Market.  It has a very soothing sound :) and it looks pretty...It's made from half a coconut shell.

Balinese coconut karimbu


elephant drawstring

A friend ordered these for a baby shower in February :)...The theme is elephant, with cute elephant invite cards :).  Happy baby shower!

elephants everywhere


Monday, January 30, 2012

clay baskets

I went to the misfits' art lesson last Saturday and found these clay baskets they made :).  I think my kids got talent! *says the doting mommy :D*

Big M - happily holding her creation :D
Flower basket by Big M and Butterfly basket by Lil M

xoxo, www.liaspace.com

Saturday, January 28, 2012

cross stitch

is definitely NOT for me :)...I don't think I'd have the patience to stitch each and every single one of those crazy small boxes!  I'd definitely go blind and lost my temper somewhere in the beginning of my project :D.  However, it is my best friend's new found hobby in Hang Zhou....So, last night I told her I want a bunch of pillows for my new house :)...she easily agreed...all I have to do now is cut fabrics for the pillows and copy the designs I want *greedy me is definitely working!*

Cath's creation...and those boxes are so very small!


Friday, January 27, 2012

yummy red velvet

Last night I was invited to a dinner at my good friend's house and she provided these adorable red velvet cupcakes in a jar :)...yummy!

yummy red velvet in a jar


Thursday, January 26, 2012

they made these

and I am SO VERY HAPPY and PROUD when they came home and bring these to show, but they had to return these for their end of term exhibition.  I've been sending them to art class every week and each week they do different activities...clay, paint, etc.  So far they love the classes and they seem to enjoy it :).

Little Misfit's clay creation

Big Misfit's clay creation


Monday, January 23, 2012

happy breastfeeding

A few weeks ago, Vania requested a breastfeeding cover for herself using her own fabric...so here it is!  Finally done! :)  Happy breastfeeding!

After much protests, my sister modeled it for me :D


Sunday, January 22, 2012

a pretty red dress

I bought this beautiful red fabric last week when I had to accompany my sister on her fabric hunt trip...she's very hooked into sewing lately :).  At least she could start using up my mountainous fabric stashes, but isn't this fabric just lovely?  It has a liberty-ish feel to it...the material is flowy too.

Big M posing for me in her new red dress


very domesticated

I was being a very good wife and started trying a bunch of recipes from my new vietnamese cook book.  This time I tried its pate recipe for Vietnamese sandwich....I also tried the pork satay to go with the sandwich.  It really was a BIG success :)....I simply have to brag that my pate tasted really good...superb :D and super easy, though the result of eating it showed in our yearly medical check up last Monday :p.

My vietnamese sandwich version
My other favorite food has got to be gyoza!  I've been wanting to make it...after much conversation with Big M's friend's Mom....I finally tried making these yummy gyoza!  I also youtubed the how to and ended up picking the recipe from my favorite cook Cooking with dog hahahhahaa...I love all of her cooking shows!  Very simple, easy and VERY DELICIOUS!!! The kids love them too.

The gyoza turned out well too!

seaside home is coming out soon!

As  I have mentioned previously, Seaside Home by C&T Publishing will be out this March!  I'm pretty sure I'll be giving a book or two away to my lovely readers or maybe an ebook ;)....You'll just have to  wait and check back once in awhile.  My seahorse pattern will be featured amongst other beautiful seaside themed hand crafts.  I'd like to thank my readers who had tried the seahorse pattern over the years and I hope these little seahorses bring smiles to the recipients :).  Do let me know if your seahorse below needs to be linked to your blog :).

From left to right, Top to bottom:
Anja Wilder, Fiona, Treann
Daniela Bird, Martina Lotter (musical seahorse!), Lucy
Beth, Martina Lotter, Filipa Fernandes

From Top to bottom, Left to right:
Valentina, Yuli, Amelie, Werner

xoxo, www.liaspace.com

Saturday, January 21, 2012

for your eyes only...

:D....my good friend just came back to Bandung for his holiday and I asked him to buy me some marimekko fabrics and some todryfor tea towels for me :D.  I'm happy!!! I think they are to dry for :D.

Top: Marimekko Pieni Unikko 2.  Bottom: Marimekko OYJ Suomi

To dry for tea towels...they're on sale now

To dry for tea towel

xoxo, www.liaspace.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

and the winner goes to...

number 17.  I got this number from asking my better half to choose a number between 1 to 48 while he was playing his game.  Through his ignorance, he chose number 17!  Congrats, Li! I'll be emailing you soon :).


Friday, January 13, 2012

lemongrass satay

I bought this wonderful vietnamese cook book last week at Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan...I've tried the pork ragout and today I tested the satay...really quite nice but a bit dry...I think my fire was a tad bit too small hence I baked them quite a while.  Note to self: definitely turn up the burner next time :).  If you love vietnamese cooking, definitely give this book a try...the recipes are quite simple and the ingredients are easily available in Indonesia :).  I've marinated my pork satay and cooked the liver pate for a vietnamese sandwich tomorrow!  Can't wait to try! 


fabrics to giveaway

I know it's been awhile since my last giveaway...so I thought it's time for another one :)....You will win:
FAT QUARTER of each of the following fabrics.  All you need to do:
1. Leave a comment telling me: What's your new year's resolution?
2. Leave your email address!
3. Comment before Monday 16th of January 2012 at 8:00 am Western Indonesian Time
4. I will announce the winner on Monday and this is open to everyone, everywhere :)!  Good Luck!

cottons to giveaway



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