June 27, 2011

A Woman Should...

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…

something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

a youth she’s content to leave behind….

one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored…

a feeling of control over her destiny.

how to fall in love without losing herself.

how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship..

when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…

that she can’t change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…

what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

where to go.. .
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…

what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…and a year…

As I Mature

As I mature…

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.

All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I’ve learned that no matter how much i care,

some people are just assholes.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust,

and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.

After that, you’d better have a big willy or huge boobs !

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others,

they are more screwed up than you think.

I’ve learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you’re finished.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do,

unless we are celebrities.

I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first,the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place.

I’ve learned that 99% of the time when something isn’t working in your house, one of your kids did it.

I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon, and all the less important ones just never go away.

Well…life’s a bitch !

The Best Things In Life Are Not Things

Haaaaaaahhhhh..baru nemu blognya mba ria di ria nirwana's home dan saya udah ternganga - nganga sampe ngga bisa berkata-kata.

I'm not really a paper girl actually. i'm more a fabrics girl than papers.

Tapi koleksi hasil karya mba ria luar biasa edan bagusnya sampe - sampe saya mikir kok bisa ya mba ria bikin hasil karya kayak gini ?!?

Ada satu foto yang langsung menarik hati saya...ccciiieehhh..bahasanyaaa...ada kata-kata 'the best things in life are not things'. that thing was so cool i don't even know how to describe my feeling when i found it.

Ada lagi pendant burung kecil dengan ekspresi sedihnya dan capung kecil yang sedang berdiskusi dengan kumbang biru..ooohhh my goodness !

speechless !

Dan yang paling top hits menurut saya adalah...taaddaa...gulungan meteran antik dari kain.

Okay..let me have my moment...sigh...


You have got to love this series !

Sherlock is a British television series produced by Hartswood Films for BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series.
It was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who each wrote one episode. Paul McGuigan directed the first and third episodes; Euros Lyn directed the second, which was written by Stephen Thompson.
After an unbroadcast pilot was produced in 2009, the three-part series was transmitted on BBC One and BBC HD in July and August 2010 and later on PBS stations in the U.S. from 24 October 2010.

The series is a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. Una Stubbs appears as their landlady Mrs. Hudson, Zoe Telford as Watson's girlfriend Sarah, and Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade. Filming took place at various locations, including London and Cardiff.

And i found this guy, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays as Sherlock is amazingly and weirdly gorgeous.

Don't ask me why do i like him..my taste on boys is extremely odd ! ;p

Little Reunion

Minggu ini udah 2 kali mengunjungi tempat bermain anak - anak, Lollipop di Senayan City.

Misinya adalah mau reunian sama temen kuliah sambil babysitting anak masing-masing karena dari judulnya aja tempat bermain..ngapain lagi kl ngga ngajak anak bermain bukan ?!?!

Tapi dikarenakan Mosha minggu lalu baru sembuh batuk pilek dan sekarang masih tahap penyembuhan..alhasil Mosha kutinggal dirumah sama bapaknya sementara saya refreshing ketemu temen lama sambil gosip-gosip dikit...(trust me, gosipnya ngga kedengeran kayak gosip banget..soalnya yang diomongin adalah gimana caranya dapet asisten aka babysitter yang baik, ngga belagu dan pinter..hahaha..)

Udah hampir 10 tahun sejak lulus kuliah baru bisa ngobrol dan ketemuan lama lagi ya minggu ini.

Ada sih beberapa temen yang dr kuliah smp sekarang masih keep in touch..tapi ada juga yang sejak lulus beberapa dari mereka melangkahkan kaki di negeri orang buat kerja di sana.
One of my friend, Deasy Nethers, malah udah ngga pernah balik ke Indo kira - kira 11 tahun-an.

Berarti sekarang bener dong waktu yang pas bgt buat kangen-kangenan dan kembali ngebangun network yang sempet kepisah..(jaman dulu social networkingnya pake friendster..tp kan ngga sama rasanya kl kayak ketemuan smbl ngopi-ngopi duduk depan-depanan..hehehe..)

Aaahhh..time flies fast..tapi saya ngga ngerasa temen-temen saya ini banyak berubah. Masih tetep gila dan seru kayak jaman kuliahan..bedanya cuma sekarang omongan sekitaran harga susu dan dokter anak mana yang oke.

Saking serunya cerita-cerita sampe ngga pada sadar kalo udah jam 4 sore (kita udh nangkring di Lollipop dari jam 10 pagi !!)

Sebelum pulang, ritualnya harus banget buat foto bareng...secaraaaaaa..udah lama banget ngga foto-foto gokil.

Friends are like diamonds..they're forever !

Belom lewat sehari udah kangen lagiiiii...:)

June 26, 2011

Stories To Sew

I met this gorgeous and super talented girl when i took a craft lesson at idekuhandmade workshop class.

Her name is Imel..and she loves to sew something. You name it. Bags, purse, notebook cover, etc. And she also loves to blog..which is good for me cause i can drooling whenever i can every time i read her blog...hahahahahha...

At her blog, sewstories, she always post her marvelous work.

I'm in love with her big clutch for her customer.
The pattern that she used,reminds me of Jogja, a hometown of mine.
There's a warm ambience from the pattern.

Here's the big cutie clutch from Imel :

I'm crossing my fingers and pray that she would make one for me...:)

Mr. Potter Wallet

As i mention on my post earlier..i try to make something handmade. Cause i've learn some tutorial from my craftier mentor, martha puri, and i need to do something to practice my skill.

So i made a felt wallet.

I kinda mad about Harry Potter and that gave me an idea to combine my favorite boy and my art skill (haaaaahh..art skill, who am i kidding ?) into something cute and useful.

I'm sorry not to posting how to make the wallet step by step..cause my camera won't cooperate with me and he's starting to talk to me at the end of the project (silly cammie !)

And here it is..taaddaa...Mr. Potter Wallet.

What do you think ?!?

I'm very proud with myself...:)

Darling Matryoshka Doll

Lots of my crafter friends adore matryoshka doll. So am i. Who am i kidding ?! These beautiful dolls are reminds me of a mother and her cute little daughters.

Matryoshka doll is a Russian nesting doll.

A set of Matryoshka dolls consist of a wooden figure which can be pulled apart to reveal another figure of the same sort inside. It has in turn another figure inside, and so on. The number of nested figures is usually six or more. The shape is mostly cylindrical, rounded at the top for the head and tapered towards the bottom, but little else.

The dolls have no extremities, (except those that are painted).

The true artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be extremely elaborate. The theme is usually peasant girls in traditional dress, but can be almost anything; for instance, fairy tales or Soviet leaders.

June 25, 2011

Kuwaci Kecil

This is such a cute name !

Inilah indahnya internet..kita bisa bertemu dengan orang yang sangat sangat kreatif dan sangat mencintai sesuatu yang indah yang mereka hasilkan dari tangan - tangan terampil mereka.

saya ketemu dengan kuwacikecil lewat facebook. dan langsung pingsan lihat hasil karyanya si kuwaci kecil ini..hehehe..
Bayangin..ria jago banget bikin boneka dari kayu dengan berbagai macam ekspresi. Ada yang berekspresi cantik, merana, sombong, atau sedih. Mungkin ekspresi boneka - boneka ria datang dari mood sang pembuatnya ya ?? hehehehe..

Coba liat aja kalo ngga percaya...

she has a golden hands !! seriously !!
kayaknya semua yang dipegang ria tuh langsung berubah jadi emas berlian ! atau berubah jadi boneka - boneka ekspresif...:)

ngga percaya ? you should check her blog and mulailah pingsan !
oh and i wonder..bolehkah aku dibikinin boneka yang mirip diriku, ria ?

You Are All That I Have

Strain this chaos turn it into light
I’ve got to see you one last night
Before the lions take their share
Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere

Just give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have

You’re cinematic razor sharp
A welcome arrow through the heart
Under your skin feels like home
Electric shocks on aching bones

Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have

There is a darkness deep in you
A frightening magic I cling to

Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have

Crafting With Heart

Ini komunitas baru yang paling seru..ngga pernah kepikir kalo saya bisa bikin sesuatu yang handmade..soalnya suka mikir duh apa masih punya waktu buat bikin kerajinan tangan.

tapi pas ke gramedia, nemuin buku tentang cara bikin boneka bantal karya martha puri natasande..langsung jatuh cinta setengah mati setengah idup sama karyanya puri.

saya bukan penggemar boneka sebenernya..tapi pas liat boneka kainnya puri..ddduuhh..langsung pengen borong semuanya.
lucu - lucu banget !!
reminds me of my childhood.

puri punya blog namanya ideku handmade.
you guys should follow her !

isi blog-nya keren banget dan lucu banget..

sempet belajar bikin boneka owl..foto boneka owl-nya puri saya post disini yaa..

sekarang saya jadi semakin menghargai kreasi anak bangsa !

ini beberapa happy crafter yang sempet belajar bareng waktu itu....look at our big grin..:)

I Loved Her First

Oh My God !!!!

This song is damn good !!! I love the band…i dunno where are they come from but i don’t care…i just love them !!! How can they made this great song ?!??! Heartland rocks !!
Here i post for all of you…

The story is about father who watched his daughter grown up and get married with the man she choose and the father get a bit jealous to see them dancing on their wedding.
Well…you know daddies…never let go their daughters easily.

Here’s the song….

I loved Her First by Heartland

Look at the two of you dancing that way.
Lost in the moment and each other’s face.
So much in love.
You’re alone in this place
Like there’s nobody else in the world.
I was enough for her not long ago.
I was her number one.
She told me so.
And she still means the world to me.
Just so you know.
So be careful when you hold my girl.
Time changes everything.
Life must go on.
And i’m not gonna stand in your way.

But I loved her first and I held her first.
And a place in my heart will always be hers.
From the first breath she breathed.
When she first smiled at me.
I knew the love of a father runs deep.
And i prayed that she’d find you someday.
But it still hard to give her away.
I loved her first.

How could that beautiful woman with you
Be the same freckle face kid that I knew.
The one that I read all those fairy tales to.
And i tucked into bed all those nights.
And I knew the first time I saw you with her.
It was only a matter of time.

From the first breath she breathed.
When she first smiled at me.
I knew the love of a father runs deep.
Someday you might know what i’m going through.
When a miracle smiles up at you.
I loved her first.

See why how i adore this song….
Makes me understand that father loves their daughters with their own way.
It’s all about loving your parent !

Video can be seen here