Friday, September 30, 2011

Plain Tote Bag

Here's my take on the "plain" tote bags, for some of you who may not fancy the applique detail so much. They're available in beige, pink and black, with paper-punched trimmings on both sides of each bag. 

Have a good weekend!



* 1 pattern 1 piece only
** no remake of sold-out items of the same pattern
*** please add me on facebook for updates on ready-stock items
"Fashion" Wallpaper by Pandora.

on sekar & kartika

So glad to be featured in not one, but two local magazines this week!

The first is Kartika (October 2011). 
The whole interview was done through emails  (with photos from facebook!) with Mas Ade. Talk bout convenience huh? :D

paperpleased on kartika

The second one is Sekar (21/09/11-05/10/11). 
This was a "real" interview where Mba Ira and Mas Sandy came to my place. Thank you both!

paperpleased on sekar

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wristlet : Ornamenta Vol. 2

Remember the wristlets I've done before?
Well here's a bigger, much bigger, version of it.

Measuring 30cm x 12.5cm x 6.5cm (closed).

It would fit all your other Paperpleased goods, such as wall(paper)et; key holder; cardholder; bi-fold wallet; hand phone pouch and extra tidbits just in case. 
Perfect for a night out with the girls!

five paperpleased goods & extras...
... in one wristlet!
wallpaper wristlet

wallpaper wristlet worn

Here are Ornamenta Wristlets Vol.2 in various colors.

sold out
1 - 4 opened

sold out
5 - 8 opened

sold out
sold out

- 6 card slots
- 1 long slot (for cash / paper, etc)
- front compartment with open corner
- second compartment with closed corner

"Ornamenta" Wallpaper by Limonta. Made in Italy.

* 1 pattern 1 piece only
** no remake of sold-out items of the same pattern
*** please add me on facebook for updates on ready-stock items

Thursday, September 22, 2011

simfoni luar biasa (a special symphony)

I'd like to share something with you tonight that's related to neither crafting or decorating. Rather, it is a movie that's directed by my husband.
(Yes, i'm married to a movie geek who makes movies for a living!)

The movie is called Simfoni Luar Biasa, and it will be on theaters nation-wide starting Sept 29, 2011.

The movie tells a touching story about a struggling musician (played by Christian Bautista) who finds himself in a world of autistic children after being located to Jakarta from Manila. Through the love of music, they find themselves growing and helping each other.

The movie's been getting excellent reviews from the media, and it's a favorite especially for parents with children. I, personally, think everyone should just go to the theaters and see it :)

Here's also a video of the movie soundtrack titled "I'm Already King" by Christian Bautista. Very good song indeed. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Appliqued Tote Bag (Vol. 1)

Sometimes i get frustrated seeing a lot of crafty tools (esp. paper craft tools) that i couldn't find here in Jakarta. Even if they were, the prices are usually doubled than the original which was a turn-off for me. 

So I couldn't be happier when a friend of my best friend was willing to help me buy and bring some paper craft tools that i've been drooling over on the internet.

When the Martha Stewart Paper Punches (all three of em!) and the Croc A Dile II arrived on my house a month later, it really felt like Christmas. I spent the following weekend staying at home and trying out stuff i could make with them.

Since i've been making some geometry-appliqued tote bags, i thought some paper cut would give a nice touch to the sides of the bags.

They were pasted and covered with self-adhesive plastic film, making them durable and water-resistant. 

Size: 35cm x 36cm x 14cm (unfolded at the bottom)
Strap length: 51cm

using MS double arches punch

using MS double arches punch

using MS deco fan punch

appliqued paper tote bags

* 1 pattern 1 piece only
** no remake of sold-out items of the same pattern
*** please add me on facebook for updates on ready-stock items

"Fashion" Wallpaper by Pandora.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I've been indulging myself in a lot of brainstorming for decorating lately.
From wanting to change my living room's concrete ceiling into a glass one (how i wish) into adding a modern divider that would separate the living room and the dining room (this one just has to wait). But the thing that's been on top of my list lately was... a garden!

I have a 3m x 3m front yard that was just planted with grass before, and i'd been wanting to do something about it. After googling pictures for hours (but who's counting?) for inspiration, i showed my step dad the design that i wanted. Being an architect, he was able to draw it professionally and gave a proper instruction to his men to do the job. Do you know you have to layer the space with stones, sand, and fibers before putting the soil? I had no idea about this, and apparently so did his men before being told. So I guess I'm very lucky to have him :)

Here's some pictures that i kept for documenting purpose.

the inspiration

design-concept frm dad

after digging

putting the tiles
paving done!

The whole process took about three weeks before the big Idul Fitri holiday, and during the holiday in Australia i found myself obsessing and going ooh-aah over some trees and plants at Kings Park (Perth) and Abbotsford Convent (Melbourne) wishing i could take them home with me. I totally recommend these two places if you're visiting both cities, they are just one of the luxuries, among others, that we sadly don't have in Jakarta.

abbotsford convent - imagine seeing this in front of your eyes everyday

*i don't have a good enough picture of Kings Park in Perth, but please google it and you'll get the idea*

So after we got back home, i felt i was ready to shop for some plants. Real plants. Together with hubby, we chose the plants that we find attractive, not forgetting the condition that they have to be easy-to-care and low maintenance *haha*

Today, the plants have arrived and i had a good time watching the gardeners arranging and planting them into pots to be put outside and inside the house. We are now proud owners of 15 different kinds of plants in a small-but-lovely garden. Yay!

just arrived

arranging & planting

Three hours later...

a new garden!
from the side

from my working room

Now, i finally have something soothing to feast my eyes upon every time i open my doors in the morning. I hope they like their new home.

Friday, September 9, 2011

amelia's tote bag

This bag is a request of Amelia Harjadi. 
She saw the tote bag that i made previously, and requested the same one in soft pink but wider.

The bag has honeycomb-appliques on both the front & the back (i refer to them as "side A" and "side B" in the pic) using different patterns of brown, beige and sand-colored papers. The bag itself is made of wallpaper that had been stitched onto a sheet of Tyvek, so its extremely light but durable. 

It took me a while making it (around 8hours -with breaks ;p) since i was figuring a better way to make it with a better finishing. The previous one had "joint" on the side, and i honestly hated it. With this one, i decided to fold it over so no more ugly sight of paper joint. 

In the end, i was very happy with the result. Thank you Amelia for requesting this bag. I will make more of this now since it was so much fun making it.

side A
side A applique

side B
side view

amelia's tote bag

Monday, September 5, 2011

tutorial: succulent

First of all, a (belated) Happy Eid ul-Fitr to all those who celebrate!

I'm finally home after two weeks of much-needed holiday, and what a better way to start a Monday than sharing a simple tutorial? yes?

I've been toying with the idea of using some fake plants to add a "green" touch to my home for sometime now. But i was never satisfied with what i had seen (none of those cheap-plastic-looking ones please), so i was ecstatic when i came across these succulent beauties at Informa.

Since the glass vases there are quite expensive, i decided to buy the plants and the stones only, and buy four different style of (drinking) glasses at a cheaper shop. 

Snip the stems using cable-cutter (don't use scissor like i did!) or just bend them if they're way too thick to be cut. Put each of them in the designated glasses. Pour the stones... and voila! Simple and sweet.


freshly-made succulents