Friday, 12 September 2014

Ornate & Awesome


adjective: ornate
elaborately or highly decorated.

synonyms:elaborate, decorated, embellished, adorned, ornamented, fancy, over-elaborate, fussy, busy, ostentatious, showy 


adjective \ˈ-səm\
: causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe
: extremely good

amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvelouseye-opening, fabulous, staggering, stunning, stupendous, sublime, surprising, wonderful, wondrous
And this is how the front of these purses look like.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

This just in!

New range of handbags and purses - soft textured velvet embellished with lace, leather, beads, oilcloth, neckties, charms and brooches.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Its been too long...

Its been too long since I posted anything here. A whirlwind of activities from overseas holidays, going on a cruise to shifting to a new house - there just wasn't any time and energy left for indulging in designing and promoting my accessories.

But what I gained from this time out is the inspiration drawn from the sights, smells and people that I encountered. Intangible things for me to hang on to as I organise and set up a working studio again.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Woodland Style

Living in a city should not stop us from taking walks in parks, beaches, woods and reserves. Beauty exists in all seasons. By using nature's offerings, we create not just rustic looks, but also helps connect us with nature in our daily lives. It also encourages continuation of the tradition of using organic elements of nature in art, and to showcase arts and artists who shine a spotlight on nature's beauty and bounty. Take a walk on the wild side - let nature inspire us.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Perpetual Bloom

For the longest time, I've had a bunch of vintage millinery flowers in the loveliest velvet sitting around. Looking tired but not quite wilted, I never knew what to do with them. Somewhere else sat a bag of old neckties, never worn yet still waiting patiently for someone to use them.

One day, a creative streak hit me and I decided to merge these 2 forgotten items to create something that would let us see them in a new light. Throw in some beads, charms and ribbon. And this is the result.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Styling for Christmas

Another book which I am currently reading is Simple Essentials, Christmas, by Donna Hay. I like the fact that she has some suggestions for festive decorating using real branches and twigs.

Wood & Cookies
Tie bundles of timber or driftwood together and attach to a central post with rope. Secure the tree in a bucket filled with white pebbles. Attach Christmas bauble-shaped cookies decorated with icing and sugar sprinkles.

Twig & Tulle
A tree branch can become a strikingly simple and sophisticated centrepiece for your room. Tie short lengths of white tulle, ribbon or metallic fabric to the branch and anchor it in a glass vase that has been filled with sand to keep the tree from topping over.

A bit of nature in the home...sounds inviting to me.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A Meaningful Home

I'm currently reading "Crafting a Meaningful Home" by Meg Mateo Ilasco and this excerpt is taken off from the Introduction.

" A home is many things: a place of security to protect us from the elements, a place of comfort and celebration, a place for entertaining when company drops in. A home can also be an instrument for telling stories, holding memories, and sharing history and culture. The way we decorate our homes gives clues to others about who we are. As we fill them with objects that are meaningful to us, they become domestic scrapbooks that evolve over time as our lives progress."

So true.