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WORK ON MEDIA: PAPER LAMPSHADE

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Hey, look! One of my DIYs is published in Joy Magazine!

Here’s the story behind this project.  Joy Magazine contacted me after seeing my DIY lampshade (on the right)  I made for my book – “DIY Room Project”. They wanted me to do something similar for their article. That’s where I ended up creating this geometric-shaped paper lampshade (on the left). Though it might look complicated to make, it’s really do-able. Trust me. Now, for tutorials, go grab my book (or you can always order it here) to try making the lampshade on the right side as well as  grab Joy Magazine’s March 2015 issue for the geometric-shaped lampshade’s full tutorial in words and pictures. Have fun!

POSTED BY AMESH AND SHEILA

KUTRI TURNED THREE

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And to celebrate that, we threw her a Sesame Street themed party last Saturday! I wasn’t exactly planning a party but only approaching the day we decided to go for it. And what could be more fun (for me) and more happier (for Kutri) to go with all things Elmo and Sesame Street.


The Sesame Street dessert table  The photo booth
Our smiles that day! We held the party at Club Kembang and invited Puppetaria from Jalan Sesama to conduct a puppet workshop for the invites. From the smiles and giggles, I knew the kids had a great time creating their own puppets made from socks. Other than the workshop, of course there was the photo booth and dessert table made by moi with the delicious cakes and cupcake by @lilchumchum and cakepops by @alinaratih. Seriously, they were too cute to eat! Take a closer look at Kutri’s Sesame Street… I know I’m being bias here, but I think Sesame Street is the best theme for a birthday party. What do you think?
 Don't you just love the Cookie Monster cake and…

SPONSORED POST: Good Sleep, Cheerful Baby

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Last week, I was thrilled to be invited by Mommies Daily to attend the “Senyum Pagi Bayi No. 1 di Indonesia” gathering by Pampers Baby-Dry Pants as well to decorate their space. Besides having fun decorating, naturally, I also enjoyed listening to the explanation of the topic on how important it is that our kids get enough sleep.
Kids aged 1-3 years should get 12 to 14 hours of sleep, so this is something I am worried about for Kutri. She sleeps rather late though she still gets her day nap. I need to make sure that she gets the right amount of sleep, by staying comfortable all through the night – meaning tummy, temperature, and nappy satisfaction. For the latter matter, I get help from Pampers Baby-Dry Pants. The pants are some kind of magic! These thin pants have a leak protection, Extra-Dry Layers, which keep the diaper dry up to 12 hours, also a Super Gel innovation supporting a quicker absorbance in all areas of the diaper. Better yet, the back of the diaper is very breathable …

MY WORK ON MEDIA: CARDBOARD PLAY HOUSE

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I made a little play house from cardboard boxes for the photo shoot properties published for Ayah Bunda magazine last year.

Together with the houses, I made a tree, table, drawer, and cars. It was such fun to see the little models play for real with the properties. I personally think this is an easy project you can do together with your kid, after all all you need is cardboard, paint, and wrapping paper to decorate. I promise you, your kid will be crazy happy!



POSTED BY AMESH AND SHEILA

DÉCOR TIPS: IDEAS FOR A TODDLER ROOM

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You know that phase when your baby is no longer a baby and it’s time to modify the nursery? Well, here are some tips and ideas I used when decorating my champ's room.



1.    Go wall neutral. When it comes to decorating a kids room according to gender, we intend to choose the color that matters the most then use it ferociously as in from the door to walls and accessories. A little girl’s room would most probably be a pallet of pink and purple and a boy’s room would be blue. My idea is to go neutral. Why? Because rather than painting the wall that certain color and regretting it later, why not use bold elements in the colors you desire instead. For example, I decorated Y’s room with element pops of the color green, like the cabinet, garland, and carpet. I think it showed that this is a boy’s room without being too obvious. Also, this trick really works when you get bored easily, then you can just adjust those elements with other colors that fit the mood of you (and your child) one da…

PERSONAL PENCIL POUCH

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Yep, just place an order if you fancy a custom pencil case and its pack for gifts or goodie bags on your kids’ special day. Last week's monster order was super cute!


THROWBACK THURSDAY: MONSTER PARTY

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Welcome to the monster club! This monster themed halloween party last year I prepared for was so fun. I made monster decorations to hang up, monster piñatas, monster game props, and monster bowling cans.
Although the place was packed with monsters, they seemed less scary and more like cute! What do you think?
 monster decoration and game! monster garlands! monster games!
monster pinatas!
Here’s some of the pictures and a DIY tutorial of the bowling cans. All you need are empty cans, paint and a marker!

1.    Clean out 15 cans and peel off the paper around the can.
2.    Using white wall paint mixed with various poster paints you have around the house, paint your monster’s face, horns, eyes and mouth on the front and back of the can. Leave to dry.
3.    Once the paint has dried, dot the eyes and draw the mouth with a black marker.
4.    For the bowling ball (not shown in the picture, sorry!), paint your kids’ medium weight ball with white wall paint mixed with poster paint and draw the…

DIY: PAPER BAG OWL

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Hoot-hoot… Calling out to all owl lovers! Transform an ordinary brown paper bag into a cute owl treat bag. Be it a goodie bag or a lunch bag, it just cannot be any easier than this!
What you need:
-    One brown paper bag
-    Color paper
-    Round-shaped stickers
-    Scissors
-    Glue
-    Black marker

How to make:
1.    Make feathers for the bib using color paper cut into the shape of a blunt pencil and stick on the center part of the owl, starting from the bottom of the paper bag to the top.
2.    Make a half circle for the owl’s feet and stick them on the right and left bottom of the paper bag.
3.    Cut out a small triangle for the beak and glue in the center of the feathers.
4.    The eyes of the owl is made out of three parts: the black outer part, the yellow inner part, and the sticker part dotted with a black marker. Start creating the big owl’s outer eyes slightly bigger than the width of the paper bag. I cut around it creating fringe before sticking the inner yellow part on. Glu…