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{TUTORIAL} Adding Zipper Pocket

Hello,
The last two days was euphoria for me. It's the first time I got published in an online media and that too on Ecwid Blog! I was contacted by them by email early this month and was so excited about it. You can read my Behind the Scene Story in Ecwid Blog. I hope I can inspire more mothers who decided to left 9 to 5 job and pursue her dreams.

Now let's get down to the fun stuff. I got email from Patti, asking about how to add zipper pocket on the Phone Pouch. Thank you so much Patti!! Adding zipper pouch is very easy. If you already got the pattern  here is what you have to do. (if you haven't,  you can get it at the end of this post)

After you cut all your Exterior, Lining and Interfacing pieces as per pattern instructions, cut 2 extra lining pieces of Main Panel.

1. Fuse the interfacing on to the wrong side of the back exterior piece. Mark 1.5" down on one of the short end and cut.

Do the same with one of the lining piece.

2. Put the lining and exterior pieces…

Multi Lingual State

I've been writing about multi lingual in my Facebook Notes recently. This fenomenon really intrugue me cos I notice here people can converse using 3 or even 4 languanges simultanously. They can speak in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali!!..Sometimes I see 2 people are talking di different languages and still they can understand each other. I mean, I came from a country (I'm Indonesian, now settle in India) which has one National languange. So, I guess, all my life ~ without I realize~ I was "trained" to speak and think in single languange!. While I notice, my Indian husband can swiftly speak in those languages without any difficulties...:D
My sons study in prep school which basically English medium. But the children came from different cultural background who speak different languanges. So, in the school, the teacher use those 4 languanges (english, hindi, assamese and bengali) to make them understand. That way the other children -indirectly- learn other languanges be…

Shop till you drop at Mela

Okay, so I'm a shopoholic. During my last week's bazaar (exhibition or we call it "mela" here), I collected few stuff from other seller. I think I shop more than I sell...LOL...
Never can resist the urge to buy those lovely stuff made by the weavers...and those pretty fabrics or those gorgeous mekhla chadar.
One lady next to my stall has the most beautiful design of block print mekhla (they are done in silk or cotton). Too bad I don't wear mekhla my self..:(
Anyway, here few stuff I picked up...God help me, next week I will have a nother week of "mela", I hope I will not end up shopping again..

Silk Spun Fabric Maroon, Darkish Purple, Goldenish Brown

Handwoven Chadar Mising Design, I'm going to make a tunic out of this.:D
Eri silk cushion covers

Handwoven cotton cushion covers

Thanks for looking & have a great day

The Kid's Mail Swap

Got an email from Christie today confirming about my son's swap partner...Thanks alot Christie..:)


I told my lil brat, that he will have 5 new friends. He asked me how come? I told him about the swap, how he will make some picture and we will go to the post office and post to each one of them. He's so excited that he takes out the drawing book and ask "is it okay if I send them Batman or superman??"..ehm..he's still so much into "superheroes" :D For the time being I let him busy imagining what he's going to send to his 5 friends..:D



I think this kid's mail swap is really great idea, it helps today's children to learn sharing and caring, even for someone so far. Make them learn that even though they live in a small town of a faraway country they still can make and have a new friend.





Cheers to Christie...







Have a nice day...

Good morning wednesday

The last 3 days I haven't been able to blogwalk as much as I like it..:D I'm having my first exhibition this year, and it runs for 2 weeks. So till 6th of April I'll be quite busy, but there's always time for crafting ;).

I live in this small city in North East India, and we are celebrating the NEW YEAR called Bihu. This is the time when everyone giving and getting presents...(Yay!!). Usually it's something wearable. I always looking forward for this occasion...well, I'm a child at heart afterall..:P

So, today I got up a bit early and decided to do some "visiting" and "Facebooking". Well, Facebook is really time consuming sometimes..LOL. I mean, meet my old friends, ex-collegues, old flame etc...Back to my blog visit, the6o'clockstitch is having an SWAP, which I definetely will sign up. I love to SWAP...I've done few before which mostly with my Indonesian friends and I post them in my other BLOG

And I love VEGBEE blog too, she wrote an…

Take the Right Photographs...but how???

~sigh~...I think the toughest part of running an online shop is to take the RIGHT, GOOD pictures!. Yesterday, I spent the whole day just to click few photographs of my stuff which I want to list on my ETSY and my Other SHOP. But as usual it's TOUGH to get the right Lights, angle, background, etc. That's the reason why sometimes I just dont update my Shops..:( I use picasa for editing.
Been fiddling with the hankies I listed HERE. The thread color is actually baby pink and baby blue...so I want to
highlight that color, but couldn't get the right background..~sigh*

Here few that I've done yesterday:







Blog Features

Today, as usual I checked out my ETSY shop and got one convo from MELINDA saying that she put up the photos from my shop in her blog. It's very nice of her. I mean..this is the first time someone did that to me....:) Thanks alot Melinda..




Here is her post: http://autumnolive.blogspot.com/2009/03/feeling-vintage.html?showComment=1237312260000#c3446805185597446653

That's all...and have a nice day...

Save the TREE and use COTTON HANKIES

Well, these hankies I made for my upcoming craft show. In here we dont use much Tissue hankies. Most people use Cotton Hankies. So I thought of making something cheerful.I use 100% cotton fabric. It's double and I did the buttonhole stitch all around. In few hankies I put Iron-ON Applique, and in some I embroidered.
Thanks for looking and all comments are most welcome..^_^..
Hand Embroidered Hankies


Pink Flower detail

Blue Flower detail

Pink Teddy Bear
Detail
Purple Appliques

That's all...Have a NICE DAY


3 bags in a day

I have these heaps of fabric which I collected randomly from the market. You know Indian market is full of these lovely fabrics of all sorts. I just go MAD whenever I browse the market here..LOL. So, here 3 bags I made from fabric scraps that I have. I made medium Size, it's great as a diaper bags, carry bags, or tiffin bags..:)
Blue One

Pink # 2


Pink # 2 I use oxidized bead for button and it looks..well...cute..^_^

That's all
Have a nice weekends











Installing A HUSBAND

Email Forward from a friend: INSTALLING A HUSBAND
Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from
Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition,
Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as
NBA 5.0,
NFL 3.0 and
Golf Clubs 4.1.

Conversation 8.0
no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?
Signed,

Desperate

**************

DEAR DESPERATE,

First, keep in mind,
Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command:
ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0update.
If that application works as designed, Husband1.…

Steering Wheel

My elder son is soo crazy about cars..he collects car pics from magazines, car brochures, etc. He even had one "gear" (broken one). Everyday he will set up his "CAR" i.e: 2 chairs, One Gear Box, and a steering Wheel One day he came up to me with an idea and a used card board on his hand. "Mama please make a steering wheel for me.YOu know, you just make a circle here and cut it". Well, since it was his crafty idea I dont have the heart to say No. I did what he asked. The next day, he fiddled with the steering wheel and came up to me again. He said, "you know, actually the middle part is not like this. It should be like this and that bla bla bla" He explained to me how the Zen Estillo's steering wheel look like. SO I made it, add the S and he color it. And today he said "The S is not like this, you know. I'll show you one picture and please make one for me". So here is the latest version of Rizqi's Zen Estillo Steering Whee…

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