Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Craft Swap, Alhamdulillah :)

Me and mbak Samsiah of Shafaa Craft have been online friends for quite a long time, as I remember.
And all this time, we haven't meet each other in person, of course because I lived in Bandar Lampung (that time), she's in Jakarta. Now I live in Bandung which relatively closer to Jakarta, took 2 hours drive, but still haven't got a chance to meet, lol...

Though we only keep in touch online, I just knew (from her blog & comments) that she's such a sweet person that I can trust. That's why I really hoping we can work together when I asked her to share a booth at Bazaar Arafah.

I was right, she's so easy to cooperate with, trusted and super kind. When she said she has an eye for Calyx cupcake hijab, but unfortunately it was sold, I instantly said that I would make another one for her as my thanks for her good cooperation in the bazaar.

Surprise, surprise, when I asked her to kindly send me back the items that haven't sold on that bazaar, she included a pretty brooch, beautifully crafted by her self, alhamdulillah !

Shafaa Craft's pretty cabochon brooch

To mbak Iah, I the brooch, a lot!
So sorry for not sending the swap sooner, because I ran out of material (my supplier just came back from Eid holiday, she just opens today).

Pink Calyx Cupcake hijab with matching pin

I hope she likes it, just as much as I like her brooch...I just hope we can meet each other off line soon and work together as a team again, amiin

Sunday, September 11, 2011

One of a kind Eid

I know Eid has passed and we missed it already. What I'd like to share here is, this year's Eid, for me, is one of a kind.

It started when the discussion about Hilal sighting in our Department of Religion hasn't ended until about 8.30 pm. There were different opinions; some believed that Eid will be on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 and some were sure that it expexted to fall on the next day. It was finally decided that the occasion will take place on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, based on that Hilal wasn't seen that evening. But, the Government will still respected those who still celebrate Eid on August 30 and advised people to do the same.

So on Tuesday, me, husband (he was home for Eid) and my son came to my parent's house still in fasting condition. What a surprise, my parents and family had already celebrate Eid because there was other information that Hilal was finally seen and many of our people and other neighbor countries did the same. So we broke our fast without doing special Eid shalat because it was too late. I found this quite odd and confusing, really hope that it will never happened again.

We did the shalat the next day, with some people who celebrate Eid on Wednesday. It was pretty quiet, fewer people came compared to last year.

Only a few rows

Anyway, before Ramadhan's over, I managed to finish orders of hijabs and one special order of ribbon embroidered tote bag, alhamdulillah

Tote Bag


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