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Friday, December 31, 2010

good bye 2010, hello 2011.

it's been a wonderful year. i've gained so much, so it's only natural if i lost some too - just yesterday. but i won't bore you with details, am just glad that the most valuable things in my life are still here: the kid. the husband. the whole family.
am so ready to leave 2010 behind and welcome 2011 ahead. hope it's a better year for all of us. cheers to that!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry kissmas 2010.

before today comes to an end, i'd like to say merry xmas to those of you who celebrate.
and please do celebrate with style - especially a silly one, grab these holiday photo booth accessories by paper & cake. happy holidays a tous!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

happy family day.

to the three of us yesterday. yea i know, yesterday was supposedly mother's day in indonesia, but i thought it's no fun celebrating myself (as i am the mother in our little house) since the two boys play a huge part in making me one :) so instead, i suggested the husband that we should all celebrate by exchanging surprise gifts! and not just any gift, we agreed to buy things that we want others wear whether they like it or not.
i must say it's extremely easy with yuara. we decided to give him this sofa made out of my marimekko fabric (again, thanks tante intan!). not just because we want him to, but mostly because he loves all my sofas (he had to sit in each and every one of them before they were sold and shipped). and am still waiting to get him this by ayang cempaka!
for the husband, i'd really like to see him in these. they're far from his signature style, but i can picture him wearing them with his fave shorts. plus, the shoes are sooo comfy (no need to justify yourself there, mesh! :D). i was going to add one bottle neck tie but our printer broke down just in time. anyway, he gave me this bolero. i love them - which is why i think he cheats! i just lost my beloved bolero due to moving in last february and i used to have that kind in the earlier days when we first dated. all in all, i heart exchanging gifts for some silly reason ;)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DIY fabric tape + gift wrap.

for those of you who celebrate xmas or just build a tradition to exchange gifts for silly reason like me (more on that later!), i found a way to make use of leftover fabrics you have and decorate your present at the same time. you will only need scraps, double tape, and scissor - like, really!
i figured there are two ways to finish off your fabric tape. you can cut the tape and reglue another fabric next time, or you can simply stick a totally different fabric all the way.
finally, i have all the right reason to use free printable thread bobbins by wild olive. aren't they the cutest things? but you can also use a tissue or paper towel roll painted in your favorite color :)

inspired by lace tape that sibebo bought, i purchased mine at gramedia bookstore. combine it with your fabric tape and some pom poms to make the prettiest gifts for your loved ones. happy wrapping!

Monday, December 20, 2010

and once again.

the weekend passed us by. it was a good one, though. started with islamic new year fair held in my neighbourhood, yuara got his first coloring trophy - he won third place out of three contestants (ha ha ha!) and made his way on the catwalk for the very first time (eventhough he had to hold on to my mother's iPhone to keep him going).
i downloaded and printed the award ribbon by inspired bride for fashion show participants and my ex boss. reine just resigned recently, so we threw her a surprise farewell party with graduation day theme.
at first, i wanted to make the graduation cap from scratch but didn't find the time (classic, classic!), thank goodness i found the pattern by disney family fun. so i printed that on lovely south africa toile art paper as seen on my previous post. don't they match the certificate made by my girl ivy aralia perfectly? yea, i thought so too.
we also threw a polaroid potluck party for my dear friends and it went super grrreat! i printed out this hillarious disguise kit by jen allyson over at design house digital and while i was cooking, i made the guests cut and double tape them. so once we finished dinner, it was time to go crazy with my fuji instax 200 (here taken with poladroid). we laughed hard, it really was the highlight of my week :)

the prize is right.

well at least, i do hope my pom pom wreath is suitable for the winner: uty (just like ranch market's pink macaroons pour moi!). i never knew they could taste so o o o good!
congratulations, i will wait two days for uty to claim the prize, otherwise am picking another winner. and for those of you who don't win, no worries i love throwing giveaways so another one is coming soon :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

one dream wedding.

the first time i saw this wedding of max and margaux found via once wed, i was stunned. if only i knew then what i know now - it's exactly how i wanted mine. full of DIYs and love (like, literally). it was held on the backyard too! perfect, just perfect.
now tell me, who can take their eyes off such a beauty? i can stare at this post for hours, excuse me, i mean days. or is it too much if i say years?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

christmas present + giveaway.

for those of you who celebrate christmas, these two seaters might be the right gift for your little ones. i only have limited stock (as in these two only) so first-come, first-served.
uhm, i too bought new year presents for myself: beaded necklace from alun-alun indonesia, sunglasses from forever 21, and three tiered brooch from WIC charity bazaar - i added my vintage brooch to copy elva field's signature look (if only i could buy one). love, love, love!
but if you don't want to buy anything for anyone (not even yourself), that's also fine. because today, am throwing a holiday giveaway: one pom pom wreath to decorate your door or wall.
since my computer had only been reformatted and i lost some of my favorite sites, please leave a comment stating your favorite DIY blog (that isn't on my list yet). and become a follower so i can easily deliver the good news (if you already are, thanks a bunch). i will pick a winner randomly in a week's time on the 19th. as always, the giveaway is for indonesian residents only. good luck!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

holiday diy.

i posted about this peacock headband a while back, but never the tutorial. for those of you who wonder (or not), it is really simple and eaaasy. you will only need some felt, covered buttons, and elastic band to start this project.

at first, i stitched them altogether but it was more time consuming, so i suggest you to use glue gun instead. and there you have it. told you it was eaaasy ;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

especially for owl lovers.

a free 2011 calendar of owls by my owl barn, found via how about orange. choose your own 12 month owls out of 30 wonderful illustrations available. this is my version of owl lover calendar, create yours! i think of printing them on fabrics. woo hoo big time!
i know someone who would've been head over heels in love with this post (yes i mean you, puri!). anyway, enjoy...

Thursday, December 2, 2010


oh, am so proud to be on genie.
and another two pages on home & decor indonesia.
that's not all, yuara's pirate party is also featured on kinderplay. i can't thank you enough for all the love and support. you all have made me one very happy girl indeed :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

WIC 2010.

just a couple days ago, nia of made in heaven asked me to join them at WIC 2010, JCC, on december 1st and 2nd. oh, please notice that i tell you this before the event actually occurs :D
i will be selling these. see, i may not be there all day long but i'll try my best (i'd like to shop too!). so, see you.


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