Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Angga's B'day Cake

We're celebrate angga's b'day last sunday. Angga is a son of my friend. He is two years old baby boy. And i promise to make a b'day cake for him.

He was so excited to celebrate his b'day. Look, he was very happy to blow out the candle

I made a black forest cake then covered by chocolate ganache. First layer, i smeared with blueberry jam, second layer smeared with blueberry jam and whipped cream, and last, i smeared all the cakes with whipped cream before i coated by chocolate ganache

Angga helped me to give ideas to decorate this cake. He likes balloon. He also like fish..look its like flying fish on the cake. He laughed, when i draw a funny baby boy. And ARC is his initial name for Anggaraksa Rizky Chandra. Its really nice when we can shared our happiness to others.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Purple Laptop Case

This is my first laptop case. I sew it yesterday in a hurry, coz i wanna used it that day. I used imitation leather as a material, combine with my polka dot jappanese cotton fabric. Inside it, i used dacron as a layer. My sister buy this leather at Cibaduyut. Cibaduyut is a center of shoes industry in Bandung. There, we could find anykind of shoes and we could also buy the material, such as leather, imitation leather, dacron, etc.

I made a mistake on the construction, actually. I should made a pattern first, before cutting; measure the right dimenstion, made a pattern, then sew. The mistaken part was at zip. I did not measure ths part correctly. I forgot to overstates the stitches on the left and right. That's why this part was tight and hard to zip.

This was another mistake that i made. I put the cover sideways, coz i'm not put a mark at the place where i will put the cover, both right and left.

And i put this decoration sideways too. HHhh..i'm really not satisfied with my work this time. But i'm not give up, i'll make another laptop case next time, with good planning and good time. This time i learned a lot in sewing technique, especially how to sew zip on a bag. Next time, i'll sew it properly.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New jappanese cotton collection

What a wonderful saturday, i can go with my mom to Pasar Baru. Its was a big traditional market in Bandung, but now its growing become a modern market. There are eight floor, and each floor sell deifferent stuff. Textile was on second and third foor.

My mom helped me to choose the design. And loo what we got

Polka dot collection

I've got black, red, green, yellow, pink, blue and chocolate polka dot. And i love the chocolate one

Jappanese look collection

I love the red and black one. The red one had a prada around the edges. And the balck one is so jappanese. I love it. Its nice if you wanna sew a kimono

Stars and spring collection

This, stars and spring collection. Its like our mom, who always bring the spring in our lifes.

As always, i buy half meter each, then cut into small pieces. You know, i've got twenty three motifs've got black, red, green, yellow, pink, blue and chocolate polka dot. And i love the chocolate one
. I sell it at tobucil. And of course i keep one each as my collection.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Special Guest from Etsy

I invited by Tobucil to came to their gathering last sunday. Surprise! There's a special guest from Etsy. Wow! Her name is Julie schneider. She work as a lab coordinator at Etsy. com.
Its an honour for me to know her.

Julie and Tarlen

Etsy is the biggest handmade community in USA, base on online market for handmade product. I always visit this site, to see a new trend in handmade product. Its so inspiring and i love the design.

Julie's block note collection

In this occasion she tell a lot about etsy, how they become growing faster, about the product, about the regulation etc..etc..
Julie is a crafter too. She made anykind of blocknote.
And she love to share how to made a blocknote use waste envelope as a cover.
Nothing is more joy and fun to welcome a new year by meet new people who can inspire our lives.