Monday, December 22, 2008

Lovely Hats

Crafting with Kids : Plastic Bowl Hat with Paper Flower

What can you do with usable plastic bowl....voilaaa...I made these carnival hats for Arwen and Leia. It's so easy, just make a flower from colorful crepe papers and then glue it to the bowl, put some button and ribbon. Easy peasy but fun!

Crafting with Kids : Plastic Bowl Hat with Paper Flower Crafting with Kids : Plastic Bowl Hat with Paper Flower

Materials :
Crepe Paper
Plastic bowl
Assorted button
Artist : Dita

Monday, November 10, 2008

Flower Power

"Mamin....I want to be in that carnival!" Arwen said.

So I had a hilarious idea to make this cute gigantic flower for Arwen & Leia.

[Crafting with Kids] Flower Carnival

Artist : Dita

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday, Arwen!!

Arwen's Birthday Arwen's Birthday

Our lil' girl's Arwen, just turned out 4. To celebrate her birthday, we let her decorate her own birthday you wished darling :). With a little help from Papin, she made it!

Arwen's Birthday : Her Cake Decorating Project

Artist : Arwen & Pinot

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lantern Painting

Bought this white lantern and get bored! So we did fun project in the weekend :).

[Crafting with Kids] Lantern

Artist : Arwen & Leia

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Colorful Couch

Bought the couch from IKEA....pretty boring with the plain white color!

So we had a crazy idea to make the couch looks bright and colorful. We let Arwen and Leia took part and free painting the couch as their liking.

Family Project : Colorful Couch

Here it is........our new couch!

Couch Arwen Leia

Artist : Pinot, Dita, Arwen and Leia
Tools : Textile Paint

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Little Chef with Mini Apron

Arwen and Leia really enjoy every moment they spent in the kitchen. They love making their own cookies or just help me with the batter.

I made these mini apron for them.

[Mommy Creates] Mini Apron

Enjoy cooking& baking, girls!!

Artist : Dita
Tools : Brother Sewing Machine

Monday, September 29, 2008

Leia's Goody Bags

To celebrate Leia's 2nd birthday, I made these little goody bags for her friends and Pinot create a little card that would be attach at the bags.

From Mamin dan Papin with love, dear.

[Mommy Creates] Goody Bags for Leia's Birthday

Happy birthday, Leia!!! All the best for you, darling.


Artist : Dita & Pinot
Tools : Brother Sewing Machine

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Owl Day

Mommy Creates : Stuffed Owl

A cute owl project from scrap fabrics to cheer up our girl's day.

Artist : Dita
Tools : Brother Sewing Machine

Friday, September 19, 2008

IF Island

Is he lying on a head of flying bird?
No. He's just lying on the beach,
as if he's going seaward.

Got the idea from Gina.

Artist : Pinot
Story : Dita
Software : CorelPainter Essentials 3
Hardware : Wacom Bamboo, MacBook

Thursday, September 11, 2008

IF Clutter

by : Pinot

This aquarium become so clutter.
The fishes swimming in a tight water.

Artist : Pinot
Story : Dita
Software : CorelPainter Essentials 3
Hardware : Wacom Bamboo, MacBook

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Birds...Birds...and Birds

Birds are always my favorite motive and pattern. Seems like I'm obsessed with them....tell me about it!

Bird Cage 2Glass Bird
Project : Cushion Cover - BirdMommy Creates : Stuffed Owl
Home Decor Project : Bird 1Mural : Tree and Birds
The Whole LookAdjustable Bag 8

I made these hand embroidery little birds as a home decor project since almost 3 months ago ;)....excuse me for the laziness :D.

Home Decor Project : Bird

Finally it's done!


Artist : Dita

Paper Necklace

As I told you before, my girls really love playing with paper, glue and scissor.

Remember these?

Crafting with Kids : Paper Rolls

I bet you remember rolling these cutting paper in kindergarten ;).

And we made a cute necklace from them with a touch of paper flower.

Crafting with Kids : Paper Necklace 3 Crafting with Kids : Paper Necklace

Artist : Dita, Arwen, Leia
Tools : Scissor, Glue and Paper

Adjustable Tote

Inspired by my favorite artist, Lotta Jansdotter, I made this adjustable tote. It can be worn across the chest or as a shoulder bag.

Project : Adjustable Bag

The bird pattern is handsewed.

Detail : Hand Embroidery Bird

Lotta Jansdotter ....I heart you!! Her artworks are trully an inspiration. Love her simple and minimalist style. I recommended her books as well.

Artist : Dita
Tools : Sewing Machine-Brother
Fabric : Linen

Family Project - All Purpose Tote Bags

The Making : All Purpose Tote Bags (Family Project)

*sigh* I almost forget to post this project. Too many projects, too lazy to post ;).

Family Project : All Purpose Tote Bags (The Making)
from left to right, clockwise : Leia's, Dita's, Arwen's, Pinot's

Everybody took part on this project. I let them draw whatever they want on a piece of plain fabric. After that, I modified their drawing and sew the fabric one by one to make tote bags that we can use to keep and organize some stuffs.


All Purpose Tote Bag

Artist : Pinot, Dita, Arwen, Leia

Friday, August 15, 2008

Glass Art Project

My sister, Dini, send me glass art paints from Indonesia. Thanks a bunch, dear. I really love it!! Look what I've done 2 days a go with the paints. Cute isn't it? *psssttt....actually she send this for Arwen, but I couldn't resist to use the paints...sorry Arwen ;)*

Glass Art Project

I was having so much fun drawing and painting on a glass. The paint is bright and opaque when wet but dries to a flexible, transparent, plastic finish. These paints can be used to create motifs to decorate window, mirror, used bottle, candle holder, etc.

Glass Sulur CU Glass Bird
Glass Flower Leaves Glass Flowers CU 2

And I've been experimenting with acrylic paints as well. This is the result.

Glass Balloon Glass baloon CU

I think this is going to be my new hobby ;).

Artist : Dita
Tools : Acrylic Paints and Glass Art Paints

Poker Cards

I don't know where did they get the idea of playing poker cards. They insisted to buy poker cards.

"Why don't we make by ourself, darling? Mommy will cut the paper then you draw them. I'm sure it would be more fun!"

See, they enjoyed pretending to play poker :D

Crafting with Kids : Your Own Poker Cards ;)

Artist : Dita, Arwen dan Leia
Tools : Paper, Scissor

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Handcrafted Puppet

Don't throw your paper cup or garlic bag away. Look what we were doing with that stuffs! We made a handcrafted puppets.

Crafting with Kids : Paper Cup Puppet

Hello Mr. Garlic Bag :)

Garlic Bag Puppet

Some children can communicate more easily through their puppet character in a pretend world. Puppets could encourage self-expression, promote interaction with play partners and help to develop social and communication skills.

Artist : Dita, Arwen, Leia
Tools : Scissor, Paper Cup and Garlic Bag.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Anda Dress : Nice and Simple Dress

I had a secret passion on dressmaking. This is not my first attempt on making my own dress. I did before when I was in junior high school. I made my own skirt and blouse. But that was a long time ago.

I've been curious enough on sewing with a machine, making my own dress or skirt. And I've been keeping my curiousity long enough. Until I had my own sewing machine, then I got excited to make one.

This is my first dressmaking project using my own sewing machine (not my mom's...hehehe). I used pattern from Burdastyle Sewalong Mini Challenge *what a cool challenge!*. It called Anda Dress. I found it simple, cute and nice. Very easy and clear instructions for a beginner like me.

Burdastyle Sewalong Mini Challenge : Anda Dress

Click here for the pattern.

Artist : Dita
Tools : Sewing Machine - Brother

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Flowers on My Skirt

Hand Embroidery : Flowers on My Skirt

Call me silly, but I have an annoying habit for over the years. I couldn't resist to see something plain or as it is. I couldn't stand to see a plain wall, a plain shirt, a plain glass, a boring red plain shoes, an old skirt, etc. Everytime I bought something, this thought always across my mind, "I must do something with this!" or "I have to add ribbon on it!" or "Wouldn't it be cute if I add some colors on it!" and bla bla bla....

Just like this one....This is my boring plain polkadot green skirt. Just couldn't stop my hand to sew some flowers on it :D

Hand Embroidery : Flowers on My Skirt

Artist : Dita

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Simple Hack of Belkin TuneTie for iPod

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Pinot bought this product to manage our iPod Touch's earbud cord. Unfortunately, it wasn't fit for iPod Touch. We didn't realize, it only compatible with iPod old generation.

So we did a simple hack of it and have fun with the girls :D

Having fun with TuneTie for iPod

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Tote Bag

Another little tote bag to celebrate summer! I made this for Leia.

Mommy Creates : Summer Tote Bag

Artist : Dita
Tools : Sewing Machine - Brother
Fabric : IKEA