Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Confession of an IC Workshop Addict ...

On Saturday, May 26, 2012, the Indonesian Crafter FB group had a double treat for its members - an exclusive members only 'Oshibana Workshop' (the art of making pictures with pressed flowers and plants) with Sri Alderina [founder of Oshibana Indonesia],  

and a free for all 'Matryoshka Key Chain & Key Cover Mini Workshop' with Indah Apsari Indryastuti - YAYY \(^o^)/ 

These free workshops took place at the FX Mall Senayan, where the Indonesian Crafter also participated in the Nirmana Award, an appreciation for the young Indonesian designers  ..

Nirmana Award
Chesiria Tattia, our  IC founder together with Indah Apsari Indryastuti, IC member slash tutor for the mini workshop later on that day, presented at the Nirmana Award
[courtesy of: Wildasari Hoste]
And let me tell you, both workshops were very interesting, enjoyable and most of all FUN, FUN, FUN!

Well, enough talk, just enjoy  the pics below:

Having a friendly chitchat among the IC members
[courtesy of: Wildasari Hoste]
Sri Alderina gave a short introduction into the Japanese art of pressed flowers, attending were Sheshe Suhendrio, Epie Santoso, Mega Dewi Chang, Windy Dhanutirto, Chesiria Tattia, Indah Apsari Indryastuti, myself, Wildasari Hoste and Enno Hayano Handmade
1. Sri Alderina, founder of  the Oshibana Indonesia  Community, 2. the basic 'ingredients' for making an oshibana bookmark,  3. Sri Alderina with Mega Dewi Chang, the winner with the best creation, 4. Enno from Hayano Handmade concentrating on her bookmark design

This is me with Naf, the youngest workshop participant ^^
[courtesy of: Wildasari Hoste]

And here are the results!  Sigh, aren't they lovely!!
After having a short lunch together with my family (yep, every IC workshop is a family affair for the Subastians :P), we continued downstairs to visit the IC Booth at the Nirmana Award:
Chesiria Tattia decorated this booth in early morning (2 -4 pm) while most of us were still asleep, such dedication is not to be dismissed easily, thumbs up for Miss Chesie!

Indonesian Crafter Booth

The Matryoshka key cover and key chain workshop
[courtesy of: Wildasari Hoste/Indah Apsari Indryastuti]
Me and Naf, doing workshop together^^
[courtesy of: Wildasari Hoste]
There were a lot of interesting things to see, and the kids and their dad went bonkers when they saw these, paper replicas from Peri Kertas:
Amazing, aren't they? Optimus Prime and Gundam made from paper replicas!
At about 4 pm we left FX Mall since the kids and hubby were dead tired, and this was the after-workshop scenes that I wanted to share with you:
Naf, tired but happy!
Zadia asleep with her Foxy Mask on [made by a fellow crafter,  Enno Hayano Handmade]
Me holding the Oshibana bookmark in front of my favorite hobo bag [made by teh Santhy from Raisy Tasthy]
Ahh, what a productive day it was .. so, don't blame me for being an IC Workshop Addict, cuz' you bet I'd do this again .. and again .. and again ..  ^_^

Thank you Indonesian Crafter, love you much!

PS: err ... maybe some of you were wondering why I wore such a bright outfit (it's ORANGE for heaven's sake!), well the dresscode for the workshops were 'bright and flowery', turned out I wore the brightest and have the most flowers on :P)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Buttons .. Buttons .. oh Glorious Buttons :)

'A picture is worth a thousand words ...'

So I need not write anything for this post ... :P

(What can I say? It already got 2000 words on it! Lol!)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flower Romance - SL-Birds & Flowers Collection

Faux Vintage Porcelaine in Glass
now available in BBC

Song of The Flower

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.

I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.


Khalil Gibran