Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Piggy Doll

I've finished my stuffed-doll two weeks a go but only got a time to upload the picture and story behind it now, since it's still a new blog also :)

I've told so many times that I love dolls, maybe because I hardly had it when I was a kid :( Well, I visited my favorite link that belongs to Martha Steward and *wink wink* printed the pattern and stitched it.

The size is not as big as you seen in the picture. It's width is only 13 inch and 9 inch in height. I still used the same material I used for my elephant and cat doll , as I said I have several yards of it that a friend bought for me in a cheap price. But for sure, I am so proud of it, never thought that I could make a piggy doll...what a progress for me, maybe my Mom and Grandmom will be shocked if I show them the doll itself :D Check out the piggy with it's several poses :

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chez Vies is giving away

Hi all, this is my third time joining a giveaway project...hihihi and I am addicted to it. I hope I can be a winner this time ;) Go to Chez Vies' blog and follow the rules, it's easy and maybe if you're lucky enough you can win beautiful orange coasters set, including one tray mat. Chez Vies has made so many beautiful stitching stuff, so I believe the coasters set will be a great companion to serve your guest a glass of orange juice ;;)

Nursing Cover

I really love to see a mother who breastfeeds her baby. They look like a goddess for me, full of love, willing to give everything for the baby, and so beautiful. But, I don't really enjoy to see a mother who breastfeeds her baby at public places without any attempt to cover her beautiful breasts. Why should they show off their breasts now? Why not before? hihihih...That kind of view irritates me.

That's why the idea of a nursing cover is a smart idea for me. You can easily cover your breasts and still able to have eye-contact while breastfeeding your baby. I tried to imagine how to make it confirmed myself by searching in google for the right way to do it. And, I found it here, she made the exact nursing cover I want to make.

For sure I planned to give it for a friend who is enjoying become a newly mom. And I was so happy that she found the nursing cover was so helpful when she travelled with the baby and had to give breastfeeding at public places.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The E

Oh my...since it's a new blog for me and I've made some of my crafts, so I really have to post about them before I lose my spirit (-.-)

This time is about "The E". E is for Elephant, it's really my favorite animal. I love to draw elephant, and cut a paper to make an elephant. Two years ago, even my friend's uncle who really fans of elephant gave me big pictures of elephant. That's why I want to make an elephant pillow. But actually, a nice friend interested to have one for her son who loves to have doll to play with. Well, since she's a senior amongs my friends who deal with stitching and selling her handmade stuffs, so I prefer to make "The E". I want her to check my work, how good it is and what should I improve to make it perfect. Hope can send "The E" next coming Monday for her son and hope he will like it.

I made it from the same material as the cat pillow. I only did blanket stitching on the bottom part to represent The E's legs and to attach the ear to it's head. I filled it with that synthetic cotton and stitched a braided blue wool thread as the tail. This time, my pillow has an open eye, only one eye hihihih ... another part of it is plain without eye and ear.

Cat pillow

I really love children and really love to have fun with them. It was always a dream of me to make puppet toys and stuffed-animals for the children. Buying toys are the easiest way but I prefer to make them, a handmade toy has it's own personal touch of the maker, am I right?

I still have a lot of fabric that a friend bought for me from Crawford Market-Mumbai. So, I decided to make a cat pillow. It has 40 x 20 cm body and 14 cm diameter head. It filled it with pillow stuffing, I think it's a synthetic cotton, and did blanket stitching around the body. I also did the same to make closed eyes. Check it out....

Friday, August 21, 2009

My first Doll and Kaka

I saw a doll in the Korean Kindergarten in Surabaya, I was working as a teacher there. At that time I don't know exactly what doll type was that. For me it was just so cute since it was carefully handmade with woolen hair and cute clothing, a girly one.

Then, I reached Mumbai again, and my curiousity drove me to search for the doll name, and it's a waldorf doll. I searched the tutorial and found it at Simmy's blog and started created my own stuf from scratches, and here she is : The first comment came from my sister in Indonesia, she asked me to send one for her daughter, Tiza. But for me the first doll is far from perfect, I promised will send her one soon I can make the best one for her.

Then, I tried to make another one with better technique and Chaya loved it so much and took it home to Chennai with her, she even gave a name, Kaka for this doll. A friend said that this doll reminds her of Symonds, the Australian cricketer ... LOL but she is a girl type of Symonds, don't you think? I think she's better than the previous one, but I still have to practice more to get the perfect one.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why Do I Smurf this Smurfing Time

I smurf the name of smurfing-time as the name of my blogspot because I really love smurf characters. I love their smurf language. I used to wait for 30 mins Smurf cartoon on TV every Friday evening when I was still a teenager. I do still love the way smurfs talk and each of smurf's characters.

So smurfing-time can be stitching time, cooking time, being creative time, or any verb that smurf can do ;)

I will tell you more or refresh you more about smurf next time, it's just too late at night to discuss the little funny blue creature at this moment.

Oh yeah...actually I've a blog already where I used to write down a topic or two that give me a hook inside, but since I became interested more to creative stuffs, I decided to make another one.

I love to do things related to children and something clicked me to be more creative when I got problem with my PC, I had time to make my first waldorf doll. Then a meeting with another Indonesian friend that, Thank God, lives nearby and has the same hobby, makes me want to stitch more. And another meeting with another Indonesian friend who joins a hobby & craft course. Of course, online chatting and blogwalking sharing with another one who lives far away in North-East but she's a talented one for stitching, thanks for sharing so far Sis :)

Thus, I made this blog for my smurfing-time. Before, I was thinking only to upload the works on Facebook but since I've made more things and to boost me to do more, I decided to create this new blog.

let's smurf the blog ;)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...