November 27, 2012

Extremely Fun with Family Guide Indonesia and Miss Chesie


Baru sempet blogging lagi karena sibuk di dapur produksi..hihihi..

Kali ini Miss Chesie dikasih kesempatan untuk eksis bareng majalah Family Guide Indonesia dan ngasih workshop untuk anak - anak di event "Maternity, Baby, and Kids Expo 2012".

Acaranya so pasti bakalan seru banget karena di sana nanti kita akan membuat "Collage Pouch with Scrap Fabrics"
Kita akan membuat pouch dengan kain perca sebagai hiasannya.
Hasil akhir pouch-nya boleh dibawa pulang lho..jadi bisa untuk kenang - kenangan bahwa pada hari itu kita udah bersenang - senang sambil belajar membuat pouch kolase.

Ajak sepupu, kakak, adik, temen dan keluarga besar yaa..para orang tua akan sibuk mondar mandir shopping di event tersebut..hihihihi..daripada para anak jadi bete, better kita main - main dan bikin - bikin di booth Family Guide nanti yyuuk..:)

Biaya workshopnya murah meriah, hanya 30.000 udah dapet material kit dan bisa membawa pulang hasil karya kita nanti.

Seruuu kaannn..sekalian jalan - jalan eh dapet ilmu baru..:)

Jangan lupa intip website Family Guide Indonesia juga ya untuk info lebih lanjut.

See you there yaaa..
Marks the date !
IMBEX 2012
Booth Majalah Family Guide
Assembly Hall, Jakarta Convention Center
30 November - 2 December 2012

Keep on crafting and have fun !

November 17, 2012

The Adventures of Madalene and Louisa

The Adventures of Madalene and Louisa
L. and M.S. Pasley ~ Random House, 1980

The authors of this captivating "found" masterpiece--a girlhood fantasy illustrated in exuberant watercolors--were Madalene and Louisa Pasley, the youngest children of Sir Thomas Pasley, Admiral-of-the-Fleet in the Crimean War and at the time this album was written (beginning in 1859 when the sisters were eleven and twelve) Commander and Chief at Portsmouth.

Dedicated entomologists, the girls portrayed themselves as two eccentric spinsters "chasing beetles and butterflies" and all manner of strange things. They also illustrated and recorded, in their beautiful copperplate handwriting, such everyday events of their lives as playing croquet and visiting Papa's ships. The result is a unique record of upper-class Victorian life as perceived by two shrewd children and an uninhibited outpouring of remarkable imagination and artistic talent.

The sisters' work was unearthed by their great nephew, Tim Jeal, who used it to produce this 1980s storybook. (More on the sisters and their story, here.)

When we were young my sister Madalene and I preferred chasing beetles and butterflies to lessons in the schoolroom. We explained to a series of daily governesses that we would rather study ENTOMOLOGY than ARITHMETIC--but none of them was interested in beetles and all of them persisted in setting us sums.

When the the girls were in between nannies, they would sneak out on daring night expeditions and seaside excursions where stink bugs were as big as dogs and dogs as large as houses. Where glow worms could be whipped and lassoed and grasshoppers could drive a horse and buggy.

Funny, magical little drawings that I would have loved to stumble across, tucked away in some old forgotten place. The story is so full of life and youthful, wild imagination, it's a joy to read and ponder. Made all the more awesome when you think of the age of the girls and the time in which they imagined these incredible wonders.

Below are Madalene and Louisa Pasley :

Have a great reads..:)

Sewing Made Simple

Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh - definitely made me falls in love with handmade things.

It's an almost textbook-style beginners guide to sewing, jam-packed with facts and diagrams and detailed instructions, but it's also a very lovely looking book.

The hardback edition is bright pink, with a pretty dust jacket and even prettier floral endpapers.

Most of the pages dedicated to information and techniques are also framed with a floral border (with a different print for each chapter). If you really loathe "girly" things this book's styling is probably not going to be for you but I found it pleasingly pretty without being too twee, with a focus on bright colours and fresh-feeling patterns.

The focus then switches to skills, with step-by-step instructions (all fully illustrated) on different techniques like sewing seams, adding zips and quilting. After each new skill is introduced, you get 1-3 simple projects to make to test out the technique (20 projects in total). Some of the projects have templates provided at the back of the book (most of which need enlarging by 300-400%) and the rest just require you to cut pieces of fabric to certain sizes.

Each project has a photo of the finished item, and step by step instructions with clear illustrations.

Such a nice read..:)

*Book reviewed by Bugs and Fishes

And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story

I love them.

And good God how i love everything about the 70's..look at their wardrobe below. Aren't you all agree with me ?

Even love them more in black & white photoshoot..

And their song, I Got You, epic !

This weekend you can try to rent their movie called "And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story".
The movie based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny and Cher during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.

photo sources : here

November 16, 2012

8 Ways To Improve Your Craft Room

Planning a craft corner or studio space? Leanne Garrity, from Chichidee Handmade, offers her advice

• Be organised and logical about what goes where.
Stackable, clear plastic boxes are a really useful and inexpensive storage solution.

• Have the things you use most frequently close to hand to maximise your productivity.

• Fill your space with things that make you happy and inspire you.

• Put your tools and supplies on display – a vintage sewing machine, jam jars full of ribbons and buttons or even a French knitting dolly all make fun props to add character to your space.

• Make the area as comfortable as possible so that the space is really inviting to really spend time in. A cushion and a foot rug can really cosy things up.

• If you’re using a sewing machine, consider the noise and how this may affect the people around you. If you’re an early riser but your partner’s a night owl then a studio space in the bedroom might not work best.

• Think about lighting: sewing in the dark is no fun. Natural light is best, but a few inexpensive lamps positioned at different angles do the trick too.

• And, finally: don’t forget to include good music. It’ll help to create a nice atmosphere while you work.

Let's try it today..while you still have the energy..:)

November 15, 2012

SWOMA Bazaar with Sekar Magazine

Beberapa waktu lalu, Miss Chesie ikut ngeramein bazaar yang diadain majalah SEKAR dalam event-nya yaitu SWOMA Award.

Adapun SWOMA Award adalah penganugerahan oleh majalah SEKAR kepada wanita Indonesia yang berhasil mengembangkan usaha atau bisnis unik mereka sendiri.

Saya dan beberapa member dari Indonesian Crafter, komunitas crafter/handmade makers ikutan rame-rame buka booth untuk memeriahkan event SWOMA ini.
Dengan jumlah member 12 orang yang fixed join, 10 orang member dari Jabodetabek dan 2 orang member dari Bandung, maka lengkaplah sudah keriaan dan kerusuhan hari itu..hahhaha..

Serunya ngga terkatakan..hahahaha..yang pasti kami semua hepi dan had a lots of fun that day.
Hopefully next event kita bisa bareng - barengan lagi yaa..

Keep on crafting girls..:)

GA Winners of An Affair with Ciss Handmade

Hello again..

Sorry for being late again for updating my blog..flu and cough got me in the way..still now, but better.

Trying to finish some of my projects with water running from my nose..hahahaha..eeeww..ssoorryyy..

Aniway, here are the winners of An Affair with Ciss Handmade..

Ready...okay, go...

Congratulations !!

Please inbox me on my facebook account your home address and phone number for shipping requirement.

Thank you..see you on our next event..:)

Keep on crafting !

November 03, 2012

The Backbone Zone

Name-calling has always been unfortunately common in elementary, middle, and high schools, but in recent years, people have begun to realize that it’s not just part of growing up, but a serious problem.

Almost 20 percent (24 percent of females, 15 percent of males) have been the target or offensive sexual comments at school or on the way to or from school.
School climate plays a crucial role in students' safety and their ability to learn effectively. The good news is that there are steps that we can take to improve school climate and reduce gender stereotypes and gender-based violence.

The Backbone Zone, an anti-bullying project that “helps students find theirs,” has released a poster campaign that gives students tools to confront sexist and homophobic language when they hear and see it.

The Backbone Zone project is an innovative approach to bystander intervention, and is about helping people recognize the actions that everyone can take to change the world they live in.

The posters juxtapose literal definitions of words with the people they hurt – for example, “This is a hoe. This is a girl who likes your boyfriend” – and reminds students that “sexist and homophobic words are violent and they’re everybody’s problem.”
The posters are attention-grabbing and funny, but also have a clear message.

For more info about Backbone Zone, just click here.

Stop bullying people..everybody has their own battle..:)

November 01, 2012

November Giveaway From Ideku Handmade


After some times..i finally took a courage to be a sponsor for ideku handmade, one of my favorite crafty blog.

Will giving you away 3 tote bags for 3 lucky winners..

How to win them ? Click here for the drill..:)

The 1st November Giveaway is open for Indonesian resident only.
And we will sellect the winners randomly on Nov 17, 2012.

Good luck darlings..:)