Friday, February 28, 2014

Batik in darks

Batik in dark colours I got today. 

Front and back or back and front depending on how you want to wear them :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A tag and repeats

The Man and The Tween helped me design a name card for TiMi sale at The Bearded Lady. I wanted it as simple as possible. so I'm really happy with how it turned out. Also stuck some onto Ikea gift tags for the bags I had for sale.

With The Man away on a job, I have not been able to do any printing with the silkscreens. Not to be deterred, I experimented with the stamps I made some months ago. Pretty me thinks :)

That's Cat waiting for some attention. He's a real sweetie when he's not out hunting down birds, frogs and lizards. Ish!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A bird...

I was about to step out with the Toddler to pick up the Tween from netball practice when Cat hurried in carrying something black in his mouth. I couldn't make out what it was at first and thought it might be something poisonous, aggressive and still very much alive! Instead it was this beautiful dead bird. So sad :(

Does anyone know what species this is?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cool days...

... are gone.

The weather has been scorching hot lately so I've posted this picture taken during the rainy season to remind myself of those cool, wet days.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Before the pillows...

At The Bearded Lady I had four See No Evil pillows for sale. I wanted to make bags first but I only got as far as the prototype made from this sketch a few months ago back when it was still 2013. 

It took us 9 times to finally get the screen burnt just right. Here is one of the first few prints we did. The top half of the banana tree bled out a fair bit. My guess is I put too much pressure when I was pulling the squeegee.

The Toddler couldn't resist touching the bag when we were printing and smudged it a bit. Here she is trying to get her hands on it again! :)

There's a red blob on the woman's sleeve because I was about to start painting when I realized I should take a before photo first.

For the other side of the bag, I printed three words from the Japanese proverb of the Three Wise Monkeys "See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Speak No Evil" and crossed them out in red.

The words are in Malay but written in Jawi which is an Arabic alphabet.. 

The top is lihat = see. The middle is dengar = hear and the bottom is kata = speak.

Here I am painting in the details on another print we did. Just to give you an idea of the process.

At last, after all the sweat and near-tears here is the final version of the bag with painted details in red. I also made a tote version. Will share a picture with you soon.

Cheers! :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came by The Bearded Lady yesterday. I had a fantastic time catching up with my old friends R.W and C.C who came to visit and support handmade. It's been ages since we sat down for a chat. Years actually! 

A special thank you to The Bearded Lady for inviting Timitimitonga to set up shop for the day. Spent the time munching off their menu! The Nasi Lemak was lip-smacking delicious, cooked specially for the event by Aniz's mother. Me and the Tween ordered it twice. Also loved TBL's Croissant Sumbat which we will have to go again for more.

Now for some pictures...

Oi! bags and wristlets.

More bags and wristlets. 

Thanks R for the wonderful arrangement.

And... the See No Evil pillows also arranged for better photo-op by multi-hyphenated writer extraordinaire R :)

On the other side of the pillows I printed three words from the Japanese proverb of the Three Wise Monkeys "See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Speak No Evil" and crossed them out in red.

The words are in Malay but written in Jawi which is an Arabic alphabet. 

The top is lihat = see. The middle is dengar = hear and the bottom is kata = speak. 

More handmade by my very talented friends Lynn and Luukaleather. So glad I had some company :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sneak peek

Here's a sneak peek at some of the stuff I've been making for Timitimitonga sale happening tomorrow, Saturday, 15th February 2014 at The Bearded Lady. That blue bag is a prototype for the Oi! Limited Edition Valentine's Bag I hope to have available tomorrow. White and black silkscreen with hand embroidered French-knots all round the heart. Also for sale will be four silk screened See No Evil pillows with hand painted details in red.There are words silk screened on the back. But you'll have to come check them out tomorrow to find out what they are.

See ya! :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blue Valentine

No Ryan Gosling here, but there will be limited edition Oi! post-Valentine bags for sale at The Bearded Lady cafe this Saturday, 15th February 2014. Fingers crossed :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Batch #2

5" X 3.5"

Some mini pouches specially made for the Post-Valentine's Day Sale at The Bearded Lady Cafe in Subang on Saturday, 15th February 2014.

Bags, pouches, pillows and wristlets in the works.

Soon I'll need to find time to stock up my etsy shop. Phew! 

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Bearded Lady!

I just noticed timitimitonga is in the list under Merchandise! Wooh. Gotta keep sewing. 

In case you don't have a magnifying glass there will also be vintage items by talent supremo Hadikoh who gave The Bearded Lady her gorgeous makeover - I hope I don't spend everything I earn on his vintage pieces! :) and custom made t-shirts by The Bearded Lady herself - All available only on the 15th February 2014. Oh, and live performances too!

So, keep yourself free for a post-Valentine's Celebration this Saturday, noon onwards.

Or head on over for Valentine's Day at The Bearded Lady.

"It's Singles Awareness Day! And for couples madly in love."

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I have to admit I have been neglecting my etsy shop for a while but it's all good because I've been busy with some orders. Yay! A few of my old school friends bought my batik bags and pouches and even ordered more!
Thank you all!

Here I have some pouches ready for wonder baker Indra of nodesserts, who's also started taking orders for her delectable baked goodies, and the lovely A.W. Gotta keep working on more to sell at my friend Aniz's brand new cafe The Bearded Lady in Subang. Will keep you posted on that :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A gift

Every time I meet my old friend A.W she will have a huge bag or two brimming with the prettiest clothes all ready for me to take home to the Toddler. So, I thought this bag would be a nice thank you gift for her. I used Japanese linen in black for the straps and bottom bit. The batik is Indonesian. I love the bold, simple design of the flowers and minimal colour palette. And I added interfacing to give the bag more shape. 

I really like it :) What do you think?