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MaY Project

Hello! MaY is ending but our MaY project now ready on set! As we mentioned before, MaY is short for Me and You. A small surprise project made exclusively for first 100 friends who have joined our living room for this past year. Rena and her charas are so~ happy to have you here 🙂 MaY Project begins on May with Rena start cutting her first gift material, which is Doris pouch. The project involving a…

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DIY Kitchen Fancies with Printable Labels

I am currently re-doing my kitchen knick-knacks. Putting on some backdrops to my kitchen shelves…layering cabinet-top with synthetic cover..and of course, new spice jar & canisters! Who can resist fancy canister, right. To me its def a mood-booster 🙂 So me & Papadino traveling various home-decor depot, trying to find the perfect canister. It has to be child-friendly (meaning no ceramics whatsoever :p), simple, not too big, and of course affordable.…

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No-sew Key Holder

Biasanya saya pake coin-pouch biasa untuk tempat STNK & kunci mobil. Tapi beberapa hari lalu kepala risleting pouch yang biasa saya pakai rusak, terpaksa deh nyari alternatif. Berhubung butuhnya cepet, males nyari ke toko juga..akhirnya saya motong bahan yang ada di rumah, lipet sana-sini, tahan pake snapper….jadi deh 🙂 Bener-bener pouch instan! Mudah-mudahan sih umurnya ngga ikutan instan hehe…     ❀❀❀

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T-shirt Surgery: Studded Tee

Papadino is not a “shirt” guy. He wears t-shirt from time to time. Sometimes they got so worn-up or getting smaller (ah, yes…he’s been fluffing a lot now :p). Since majority of his t-shirts are illustrated, I always get so itch to play with them & make them my own. I’ll try posting some of my altered t-shirt. Though I made some tops for myself, I mostly love turning them…

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Halloween Costume: Dracula Robe

This year, we’re having our first Halloween Costume Party! Usually we just spend it watching horror movies & gather with friends. Well, probably not that different….only add costumes, turntable & barbeque ;).  ❀❀❀ Week before Wednesday (10/31/12), Anipchan asked me to make him a Dracula costume. Actually it’s not his first choice because he’s designing zombie before. Yup, you heard me rite. Actually design it! But he realize zombie might…

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Yard ‘n Yarn Halloween Craftday

Once upon a time, in a land far far away…Lives a black arachnid by the side of human village. The arachnid, despite having scary-shadowy appearance, is afraid of the giant creature he called human. Only once in a year does he is willing to show himself.  On that special night, he will slowly lower down his black thread…showing his web made up on hoops. Then carefully peek his surrounding. Only on Halloween…

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From Inside the Drawer: Old-Crafts

Heihoo! This is my first [fid] post. So exited! If you wonder what “FID” means…well, it stands for [From Inside the Drawer]. Meaning I will be posting my old DIY items. I always love making things ever since I was very little. My mom would tell me I am messing up my room, but then sometimes showing off what I do to her acquaintances. When I was in elementary, I adore…

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Me, Myself & Mini Rex

4 months ago I was in panic attack trying to find perfect mini-sewing machine for my projects. Yes, after decades jumping around needles with barehands, I finally say “okay, I think I want a faster, easier, tidier sewing. hmm..” So I ran for it. Why mini? while I already own an industrial machine plus one twenty years-old singer machine that my mom never thought of teaching me how-to (Er…no, this is not a curcol hihi), I cannot use them. Not that I haven’t try, but…yes, I haven’t try :p

Then my oh-so-crazy mind naively thought a hand operated mini-sewing machine won’t hurt my guts. Since I will only have to turn it on, run my fabrics to it and voila! Project is done :p. Not so true. But I will get to it later…

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Hoodie Boots

Five years ago, I would def say no to this kinda shoes. Not that I don’t like it…mostly because I’m too shy to wear it here in Indonesia. But hey, there’s always a start for everything right? I choose the start on Feb. At the time I was browsing my outfit and thought nothing’s good enough to wear. Then my mind mumbling…why don’t add a touch of boots?? Boots always…

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Easy Fabric Pouch

I’m a big fan of pouch. But I don’t really have a nice cosmetic pouch to carry around. So I decided to sew my own pouch using scrap fabric I found at Tamim. Since I can’t use any sewing machine, I hand-sew this pouch so it’s a little messy *sob* Anyway, it’s an easy pouch you can make in no fuss. I only need about half-hour to hand-sew this myself.…

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Owl Sock-plushies

Hari ini anipchan & ndai coba bikin plushies dari kaus kaki bekas. Anipchan semangat banget! Sampe motong2, lem, masukin dakron..semua mau sendiri hihi. Waktu ndai bantu buatin pola sayap anipchan bilang gini “yang rapi ya ndaiii~” gayanyaaa. Oya kebeneran plushies ini ga butuh jait2 ko. Cuma sebelah kaus kaki bekas, gunting, dakron, felt aneka warna, sama lem. Gampaang deh bikinnya. Dan yang penting anipchan seneng banget 😉 Begitu selesai, anipchan langsung…

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decorating valentine at home

Valentine is coming to town, ayayay! It’s February now, and lovers out there can’t wait to grab a handful of chocolate & flower bouquet. And a candle light dinner will beautifully wrap the day.

But what happen if you’re married, having child & cannot go outside because you cant leave the child alone? Well it happened to me back in 2005. I was almost a valday abuser then. Cant leave the day without celebrating. When it happened, I decided to bring the party inside. I always love crafting and a bit cooking, so I add my own touch to things I find inside the house, or kept since highschool hours (Yeess, I love collecting kawaii goods too :p). If it happens to you, hope what I did inspired you in a way or another 🙂

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