Sabtu, 28 Juli 2012

My IC's July Craft Challenge Contribution

Bulan kemarin aku dan Tata melewatkan IC Challenge karena kami berdua sibuk dengan proyek-proyek La Conchita. Bulan ini, rasanya sayang sekali kalo lagi-lagi melewatkan tanpa ikut andil dalam IC Challenge yang bertema Sky (Everything in The Sky).

Ga perlu terlalu lama berpikir untuk challenge kali ini. Kebetulan ada 4 pasang circle handle yang belum juga dipake di proyek La Conchita karena aku dan Tata sama-sama belom tahu cara bikinnya, hehehehe.. ^_^v

Kebetulan beberapa waktu yang lalu nemu owl bag tutorial dari Pinterest, dengan beberapa modifikasi dan peyesuaian, akhirnya jadilah si O'ow Owl Circle Handle Bag ini yang aku buat untuk pertama kalinya.

Lumayan menantang juga bikinnya disela-sela deadline kerjaan, tapi setelah lihat hasilnya, rasa capek langsung hilang (berganti nyesel kenapa itu paruhnya si O'ow miring??? huhuhuhuhuhuhu )

Mungkin suatu saat akan lebih disempurnakan lagi supaya lebih rapi dan fungsional.. Untuk saat ini, aku simpan untuk kenang-kenangan dulu aja deh ya.. :D

"Facebook Like and Share Fundraising" Hoax

Yesterday, one of my facebook friends shares a picture of a baby with saddening condition. The baby’s chest is wide open showing the insides, and it looks so painful that I almost break into tears seeing the condition. The information stated that facebook will donate several bucks whenever a person shares or likes the picture.

I don’t know why, but I think this kind of claim is not legit enough. I refuse to believe this information without valid evidence. So I start searching for the information, and my suspicion is confirmed. Facebook will never donate anything for any ill babies’ pictures that you share on your timeline. In fact, this hoax start to receive a lot of complains from offended parents and families.

As quoted from, “Many of the children have passed, and imagine how devastating it would be for the parent to see the likeness of their child being misused in this way.” 

As a mother, it is very hard for me to see innocent children suffering because of illness that way. We don’t need to keep on reminding their respective families about their children’s suffering. I don’t know what the purpose of people creating this kind of hoax is, but it is definitely a part of insensitivity and the lack of empathy towards other people’s suffering.

Many people don’t think twice to share the pictures for the shake of “humanity”. In fact, when I tell my facebook friend about this fact, he refused to take down the picture and insisted that he did the right thing because he cared about the baby’s well being. I can’t force my opinion so I left the debate without further argument.

I just hope people will start to think carefully about anything they post or share on any type of social media, so there won’t be any misunderstanding or misconception happening about the idea of “humanity”.

Rabu, 11 Juli 2012

Starting Up a New Journey

It is amazing the amount of changes I have and still experiencing in these 3 Months.

First of all, I bought a Janome sewing machine last February. I never touched it since I have zero idea about using a sewing machine. I always hand-stiched my previous craft projects before, so when I have the chance to use a sewing machine, I feel like a caveman seeing a TV for the first time. "What kind of sorcery it is??"

Then suddenly, my bestfriend, Tata, a very talented crafter, if I may add; purchased her own Janome sewing machine too. I was like very overwhelmed with the chance of learning along with her. And we really did.

She encourages me to make my first tote bag, and here it is the first craftwork I made with my new sewing machine.

If you see the "La Conchita" watermark there.. well it's our collaborated brand. La Conchita is a craftstore project which created in the middle of February this year. We had a rough start, but we start to get a grip and stronger step now with our new found interest on cute bags.

I even made my first dress for the second IC gathering as you can see at the picture above. If you think I sound too smug, that's because I really proud of my self right now hehehehe..

I wish i wasn't afraid to start learning, and I thank God for sending Tata right on time before my sewing machine rot in its box untouched. Now up to the next project, a private sewing corner in my house. What do you think? Does it sounds too ambitious? XD

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