Kamis, 29 Maret 2012

My tones of spring this year...

yellow light catton tops

flowery skirts

picnics more and more

lil bits like this

or this !!Yes, my own made sushi!! envy me!

flowers....green-green grasses, and the trees

yes, and of course, more ice cream, and more Gilang, yeah




to be continued...

Sabtu, 24 Maret 2012

Un jour de belles choses

Haluuu...pa kabar :D?? Hope good things are around together with such a nice weather...Spring is definitely arrived in Chartres, and i can tell you i have been take advantages at most of it. Two picnics in a week, one party and now the windows are opened as we have the sunniest day of the week, where today is 23°C and i am happy to announce that we will have a full row of over 20° C at the maximum next week.

What make a sunny day become so special for me, as in my home country i have sun as much as i can, is, here, at this moment, we got the sun at the same time fresh breeze so that  i wont get to hot or feel like burnt. So you can do things outside, clean air, clean environment. Perfect made for picnic! Today i am gonna share you my first week of spring activities. Yesterday, i had picnic with a dearest friend lunch time, and after school i took Gilang to get groove a bit with his new scooter (in Indonesia we call it often as otoped).  I bought it a week ago thinking that it will be nice for him to use it to the park in the city central, where we have a nice flat path together fountains...

you shoot me i'll shott ya!!
beautiful rings, and they match my skirt (it is actually wild flowers)
our healthy lunch (the chips hide in my bag)

my signature shoes, and because of the good lighting i found yesterday there is a hole in the shoes, yes!!! time for a new one horray

location of the picnic, just behind the wall of cathedral yeah!!!

with the view of the maze, i do not need to the the mediation as i can imagine myself doing it
lil one with the lil scooter

he pretended to ride it as next to me there were two young girls

Such a nice day yesterday, and i promise to do it again an again an again.....
See you later,

Chinta

Ps: The two first pictures were taken by www.discover-chartres.com

Jumat, 09 Maret 2012

What i am busy at: : Sulam Tradisional

Halo,

Beberapa waktu belakangan ini saya berkenalan dengan seorang teman yang senang sekali menyulam, dan saya jadi tertarik untuk mencoba, berhubung saya punya koleksi benang dan jarum yang sayang banget kalau tidak dipakai.  Saya suka sekali mencoba hal baru, dan sebenarnya soal sulam menyulam bukan hal yang baru, hanya saja, dibanding duduk manis menyulam di rumah, sambil minum teh (kok sama sekali bukan saya ya kedengarannya), saya lebih pada tipe yang senang dengan aktifitas di luar rumah.

Hal yang menarik soal sulam menyulam, yang dalam bahasa Perancis disebut broderie ini, Perancis dan Inggris sangat terkenal dengan teknik dan kreasi sulam tradisional. Nah, jadilah saya dengan membeli perlengkapan, motif dasar, dan juga segera akan membeli buku untuk sulam tradisional ini. Tadinya saya pikir, dengan menyulam saya bisa mendapatkan ketentraman pikiran, seperti bermain musik dan memasak, ternyata di hari pertama, saya cukup stress hingga benang kusut, jarum terlempar dan puncaknya saya menangis karena ternyata salah mengikuti pola dan harus ulang dari awal. Hahayyy...

Tapi saya tidak menyerah, selain sudah terlanjur beli ahahhaha, dimana harga perlengkapan jahit disini satu banding sepuluh ribu ya saudara2, ibarat kalau di Indonesia seribu rupiah disini jadi sepuluh ribu ....saya putuskan untuk lanjut!!! Nah, yang broderie dengan pola, saya tinggalkan karena mata saya sakit, dan pusing dimana banyak sekali kode sehubungan dengan warna dan teknik jahit. Hari ketiga saya menyulam, rasanya lebih rileks, dimana saya sekarang menikmati "menggambar dengan benang" ini, dan tolong bantu saya, karena saya tidak bisa berhenti...........:D

Paket pertama, saya pilih karena mudah dan motifnya menarik..so cute
Di dalam paket sudah dapat teknik jahit, pola yang bisa disablon atau digambar sendiri, lalu benang

Contoh pola

Panduan teknik sulam

My work...

Paket kedua, untuk membuat gantungan kunci atau pembatas buku

Panduan pola dan benang, jadi benang kita selipkan jadi tinggal ikutin kode, karena di pola hanya ada kode2 yang menunjukkan benang apa dan teknik jahit apa yang digunakan

Polanya, dan sulaman saya yang mungkin akan selesaikan ...suatu saat, serius sakit mata!!!!

Nah,  gitu deh sibuknya saya belakangan ini.....semoga bisa menginspirasi teman2, selamat berakhir pekan dan ayo berburu benang!!!!!!

Chinta

Selasa, 06 Maret 2012

Button on

Hi,

I am happy to  tell you that i can smell spring to come. It is wet but much way better than those freezy days i had. It is holiday now, second week of the school holiday and i have been busy. I start changing the clothes in my cabinet, wash and put away the "heavy" sweater and jacket, and take out my spring summer dress. Some of them need to be fixed, and some of them, i found boring, so i decided to change the buttons of some clothes, even add some, just to put colour on my white lace top.

The idea came when Gilang started to school, and i have to sew his name tag in each of his jacket and pants. Then i opened the sewing kits, that i have received from my husband's late grandmother. I received many beautiful old (vintage) things from her, and i found this sewing kit is completely precious.

Look at this old box for her collection of threads, and needles....




old precious buttons






And with all those, i tried to make some repro of my clothes, as i received also some old button and vintage, here they are...

before


after

before

after


before


after



What do you think guys??? Next time, i will post about other vintage things i've ever received...see you then, bye...


Chinta