Friday, June 18, 2010

My Very First Craft Swap

It was started when I was expressing my admiration on a craft swap made by mbak Ina Kusumastuti for another crafter.

When mbak Ina asked me to do a craft swap as well, I was so excited. It's an honor to be asked by a fine seamstress and talented crafter, an artist like her. I was also a bit nervous, because I'm afraid my creation wouldn't met her expectation, it's my first craft swap after all. So it took quite a while for me to finish it, because I kept changing my project.

Anyway, it's done now, alhamdulillah .

The theme of our craft swap is "something that tells story".
Everyone who knows me, knows that I have a thing with fairy tales and double (or multi) functions bag. So this time, I was inspired by one of my favourite fairy tales, which is Alice in the Wonderland. I took the character of Queen of Hearts to represents it.

Why her?
Despite of her being mean, I find her funny, a bit gothy and the most glamorous character (she's a queen, obviously ). And I thought her colors, black, white and red, was a very good color combination. Thus, she likes roses, which I thought a popular flower and will be very pretty on ribbon embroidery. The roses also were telling a hope, that my friendship with mb Ina will blooming like the pretty flowers, that our silaturrahim will last forever, insha Allah .

So, I drew The Queen of Hearts on fabric, cut it and stitched it to the bag, embellished it with beads and ribbon embroidery roses. The bag itself is a simple tote, which can be worn as a sling bag or a clutch.

You can wear it like this...

Or like that...

This way...

or that way...

Maybe you'll like it this way...

Or that way...

Thanks to Fathia, my dear protege, who was willing to modelled for me .
Apologize for the quality of the pictures, the night light wasn't really friendly (another excuse of a lame photographer, lol).

I just hope that this craft swap will be well received......
I know I will be so glad and grateful to have what mb Ina had created for me (I will tell all about it in another blog, insha Allah )


  1. Oh so beautiful..
    Mbak Lia, I can't thank you enough!
    Both the story and the multifunction bag.. how creative!!
    For a moment there I thought you're talking about me and wondered how you knew - mean, gothy - lol.



  2. Mb Ina, you can't imagine how happy I am to hear that you like it :)
    Wow, you're gothy too? We have something in common then! Soo glad that I found someone as gothy as my self, lol.
    It's been fun, thank you :)


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