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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…