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{TUTORIAL} Bunny Pencil Case

My elder son told me last week, why don't I start a youtube channel for my tutorials. He suggested after he saw me  making short video tutorial for my friends.


Giving it some thought, and I said "why not"?!. I can make a picture tutorial movie instead of the video tutorial. As it is I have a couple tutorial ready to share in this blog but have not got the time to upload it. 
I have the pictures uploaded in my Google+ Album for my Indonesian friends who want to learn making basic zipper pouch. We did the sew along and it was FUN. 
So I sat down and start adding caption to my photos and make a picture movie in PICASA. I love PICASA its so easy to use!!
So, for you who want to make this cute Bunny Zipper Pouch, check my new Youtube Channel !!
Here's the video tutorial:

I think video tutorial is more effective, since it's easier and more practical. Not everyone have time to read the whole tutorial description. My tutorial always have lots of pictures and in blog, so…

Session Break

The kids report giving day was done. Now both are in 7th and 5th grade respectively. yay!! 
Nowadays the competition is very tough. I always told my friends in Indonesia, that here in India, the parents are so concerned with the children study, in this case, how much mark they bring home after every test. Be it weekly, quarterly or semester. Most children will go for extra tuition. I keep telling my boys, that I don't expect them to bring straight "A" always, for me it's more important for them to understand what they learned in school. 


Well, I must admit I also give my sons extra tuition for Maths and Hindi. For obvious reason because I don't speak or write Hindi and for maths, well because when I tried to explain they get more confuse. ha!! I always told my boys, I studied maths in Bahasa Indonesia so I am not familiar with mathematical terms in English...I know its lame haha I love maths only when I have to calculate my quilt blocks :P 

So, how they spend th…

Sewing with friends is FUN

Yes, it's lots of FUN cos you can always learn something new!  Namrata of Bagstock{psst..she just opened her ETSY shop, go and take a look at her awesome bags!! }  and myself have been planning a bag sew-along since last year. Finally the chance came up after she told me about the new tote pattern from Bluecalla Pattern , the moonflower tote. 


In the beginning I was not sure whether to try it or not, but she convinced me that I should try and I can do it. After 2 days I decided to go ahead and buy the pattern, before the sale price ended ;)

and as it happened, my new handwoven fabric stock just arrived from the suppliers 

The fabric came with patchwork  border which just perfect for the moon  applique part. And even the orange patch is just the right size for the side pockets.

I used the bright orange cotton for the lining and used it as accent fabrics for the handle. 

the bag is very spacious. It has 2 interior pockets, one zipper and one slip halfmoon pocket which is very cute. 

Bags and Wallets

I finished few pouches,bag and wallet the past 2 weeks but didn't get around to blog it. 
First was this Gatherer Crossbody bag from Noodlehead  and wallet from my own pattern. I love  patterns. It's so easy to follow with clear step by step instruction. This is my second bag from Noodlehead


I used Indian linen for the solid and Japanese cotton featuring Sunbonnet Sue {my fave print!} .
I change the closure with this cute flap to match the wallet. 

Now, I need to stock more on that closure. I wish I could get all these cute hardwares supplies in India. 

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The first Noodlehead Bag I made was this Super Tote I made last December. This fastly become my "go" bag. It's roomy and since I like to carry so many things, this bag is perfect size. 

Finally I found a perfect pattern for my ikat fabric

the grey fabric is burlap or jute fabric. It's so gorgeous!!
I love ikat, be it handwoven or printed. It's just so prett…

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