Wednesday, November 30, 2011

some new stuff

In conjunction with the FimelaFest which was held last weekend, i added some new stuff in hope for more variety of things in my booth. 

These include: paper-punched blank cards (in ombre theme!), document-holder (in A4 and Folio size), red wallpaper ang paos, and some old-but-beloved stock of wall(paper)ets. To my pleasant surprise, they were all sold out pretty quickly :)

Joining this event has truly been one of my craft-fair highlights. Sales was great, the venue was decorated really nicely (thanks OneSunDay team!), no humid weather (it was indoor) and i got to meet so many new customers and friends! Thank you all of you!

paper-punched card in brown
paper-punched card in blue
paper-punched card in orange
paper-punched cards with wallpaper envelopes
document-holder (A4-sized)
document-holder (Folio-sized)
ang paos for wedding
hand-stitch wall(paper)et

for pictures of the event, click here

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New: Wall(paper)et 2.0

There comes a time when you look back at the things you've made and say to yourself "i could do better than this". 

It might be the result of making a certain thing over and over again, or it might just be you longing for something new.

Whatever it is, it propelled me to come up with a better and simpler design of wallpaper wallets this time (hence the name).

I love the simplicity of this wallet. The long pocket, the hidden compartments, and the card slots. It is thin and able to carry all your necessities like a wallet should.

Size: 21cm x 11.5cm

wall(paper)et 2.0

6 card slots, 2 long compartments, 1 long pocket

Available in following colors:

1.sold, 2.sold, (red leaves)

4.sold, 5.sold, 6.sold

7. sold, 8.sold, 9.sold

* 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, November 10, 2011

creative rut

You know that feeling where you just feel numb creatively? 

Well, these last few weeks, i'd been stuck in one. 
This is the first time it lasted more than three days, and believe me i did not enjoy it one single bit.

During such time i thought it would be a good time to try my hands on other projects. So i experimented making paper flowers out of recycled paper... 

The tutorials are found here, here and here.


...and some other more from fabric.
I ended up making 200pcs of fabric flower corsages (with covered buttons) for my auntie who ordered them for her shoes. She runs a wholesale shoe shop here in Jakarta and regularly works with local craftsmen who make them for her.

Now, i was definitely happy with the opportunity to take my mind off of Paperpleased for a while. But with the absence of my second assistant, it took me & my first assistant the whole week to make the 200pcs (!). By the third day, i was already sewing and reading at the same time, listening to while gluing the flowers, etc, simply because i couldn't stand having a mind-numbing activity. 

Before we (almost) finished it, i had missed the joy of working with paper in my hands so much that i tried out a new design in the middle of the night. 

In the end, i guess we can only be reminded that being creative is a process. It takes time but it definitely can be learned by everyone (certainly so in my case). You might just surprise yourself along the way, and the result is always worth it. My sister uses the term "breaking the glass" and i couldn't agree more :)

How about you? Do you have any tips on breaking (invisible) glasses around you?