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Fabulous fabrics

I've been busy revamping my shops. Running online shops is not as easy as one two three anymore. Most people are selling online, so we have to get more creative in presenting our products. Thousand of competitors are emerging everyday. And VISUAL presentation is VERY important. So during this break time I pull out my stocks and starts re-taking pictures and editing and update the shop. And believe me, it's tiring LOL it's so worth it!!

I started one morning, I decided to pull out my stocks from the cupboard and start sorting out by the sets. Cutting, folding and ironing was the next step. Stacked them neatly for photo shoot.

Winter sun was not so bright, the good thing is I can take photos until 1 pm in the afternoon. I set up my "photo booth" and start styling and start clicking. In between I took photos with my phone and posted them in Instagram. It took me almost 2 weeks to get most of the stock photographed.


I'm still editing few of them, but  most of the fa…

Simple Zippy Pouch and another Heidi

Remember I made Shibori Heidi foldover clutch last week? I simply love white and blue shibori, so I decided to make this simple zippy pouch and combined it with blue denims

Sometimes this simple thing that can make you happy. 

this zippy pouch is perfect to carry in your big purse. I always keep at least 2 pouches in my purse. It's so handy to keep your bag organized. 

I added this simple pouch in my Etsy shop and the shibori fabric is available in my fabric shop.
And I finished another Heidi in Japanese linen. The fabrics were from long ago. I found it when I was looking for another fabric. That was some kind of aha moment. I thought of doing similar to the previous one with the accent at the bottom. But as I was ironing the interfacing I was thinking why not using 2 different fabrics? Et voila, la Heidi with vintage floral linen and newspaper print linen. 

For the strap, I cut my genuine leather sheet I got from my last trip to Indonesia. I simply cut 3/4" x 115 cm and added swi…

Yarn Over

It's almost end of the year. I'm taking time off from taking custom orders to explore more and sew more fun projects to add to the shop. 


I finally began learning crochet too from youtube. And my current favorites are B Hooked Crochet and Bobwilson123 channel.  Now, I can do crochet while catching up my my fave Korean Drama and also while waiting for the boys in their music classes. 
This is my first crochet finished : Crochet Cowl tutorial from BobWilson123. I gave this to my MIL for her to wear when she goes for morning walk. 

My SIL also started picking up her knitting needles and whipped up these cute baby booties in no time. I told her I'll list it in the shop. She made loads of knitted sweaters for my sons when they were babies and sweaters for me. And many more as gifts. 

So we decided to give "brand" byjulie. Julie is my SIL's name. We often talked about how we want to start having handmade business. But being a doctor, her time was limited. This year she …

Heidi Clutch from Swoon Pattern

I have this pretty shibori rayon cotton which I really love. I thought it will be great to make fold over clutch. Then Namrata suggested I try Heidi - the free pattern from Swoon Patterns, when I saw the pattern, I know this will be perfect project for the shibori.

 The problem is I don’t use Vinyl or leather. So after scanning my stash, I thought this raw silk in coffee brown will be perfect combo.


I marked 3/8” from the top of the accented panel piece and clipped along the curvy edge. And slowly ironed the seam in and pinned it to the main exterior fabric and top stitch with 1/8” inch seam allowance. And I loved how this turned out.



I used metal zipper for both top and exterior pocket. I added fabric tab for both top and pocket zipper so that the metal teeth won’t get in the way. Frankly, metal zipper still scare me 0_0


Attaching zipper in the curvy top was quite easy. Just make sure you mark the middle of the zipper and the fabric and start pinning from the middle. I like to attach th…

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving is here and the sale season is On. I have Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale in all the shops! yay! The sale will end on 30th November 2016. 
1. All the fabrics is on 25% off NOW until 30th November. So grab fast before everything back to it's regular price 



2. All the READY to SHIP products are on 20% Off  and the rest is 10% off (code: Earlyxmas10) until 30Th November. 
I really has fun making this Wallet. The pretty pink and lavender from Tula Pink Fox Field line is really pretty. 
I added the dangling zip accessories at the back. I bought the jhumka last week and happened to have a matching one.

I added medium length strap, it will be really cute to carry this around when you want to go minimalist. 
3. My pattern is onSALE in CRAFTSY only. 

In the meantime, I'm writing a couple of patterns. Hopefully I will be able to complete it soon. 
Thank you for stopping by
Happy Thanksgiving




It was a good week

Yes, it was a busy week for me. Inspired by Sarah of Confession of a Fabric Addict post  Make a List Monday, I started noted down my order list last Monday. And I'm glad I did, because I could cross few orders off the list!
#1. Necessary Clutch Wallet in Rustic and Black & White
I love this handwoven ikat! The one I made earlier I gifted to hubby's niece. It's such a versatile clutch. I'm currently using one too. 

#2 . Ikat Supertote Bag to match the NCW
 And who doesn't like this bag? It's so spacious that you can carry everything in it. 

This time, instead of using grey burlap, I used handwoven grey linen. It's such a beautiful fabric. The texture itself give a bag so much of character, isn't it? This  ikat tote bag is perfect to carry while traveling. 


#3. Personalized family Passport holder
This African inspired print is one of my favorite print. It's unique and colorful. The customer wanted to be personalized with the family name.  I did…

The best compliment!

I went to the mall last week with my son. After doing our groceries shopping, I lingered in the bag section and was thinking to buy small wallet that will fit my mini sling bag. 

And as I was choosing, my son become impatient and told me "Mama, why do you want to buy the wallet? You can make one ! " 
I was surprised -- proudly surprised that my son acknowledged  my "super power" :D 
I came home fully recharged and decided to complete these two wallets. The black one I started earlier but somehow got sidetracked (as usual).

I had lots of fun choosing the fabric for this card wallet. The pink fabric was from my previous quilt projects and it was matched perfectly. 

This black card holder is the 12 cards slot variant.  Same like the previous slim wallet that I made



Don't you love the hidden zipper? It's so shabby chic ! 

and then my regular customer messaged me on facebook if I can make 16 cards variant, and I said of course!! She wanted in Indian prints and a…