Friday, 31 December 2010

My Crafting Resolution

I've been thinking and finally decided that my crafting resolution for next year is still had connection with this year (i mean last year), which is improving my knitting skill. 
During this 2010 I've learn to knit (knit, purl and drop stitches). Now I'm not that allergic to the word KNIT anymore. So plan for next year is try to make some project of knitting and maybe learn few new stitches. And thanks GOD, one of my friend @ Dinamic Crochet who's really good in knitting agreed to teach me. 

So..CHAYO for myself!!

Happy New Year

New Year almost come (about less than 12 hour more here).
So.. before that... I just wanna say .. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you guys around the world!!

May this up coming year brings all happiness and joy to all of us!!

GOD bless you All :)

*pic from google.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

5 Day Crochet Challenge: Necklace

My last challenge.
Well.. it wasn't a necklace challenge. But if I'm not wrong I can modify the pattern that Mba Thata gave to us into one or several project. And I made a necklace from her 3rd pattern. 

Bit disappointing coz I was late in submitting the pic, but in the other hand, I also glad coz I finally finished all 5 task that been given to me. 

5 Day Crochet Challenge: Headband

Still with me on 5 Day Crochet Challenge at Dinamic Crochet.
This was my 4th challenge (Dec23). A Headband. Made this one from Thalenta's Softy Cotton. I knitted this for practicing drop stitches that I learned few month a go and just added 3 crocheted flower.

Simple right?!?!?

Thursday, 23 December 2010

5 Day Crochet Challenge: Simple Garter Pouch

Still with me on 5 Day Crochet Challenge at Dinamic Crochet.

I suppose to post it yesterday, but since I was busy with office work, so no time for make a post about this one. 
Yesterday challenge was to make a pouch for mom in order to celebrate Mother's day. I've tried to crochet a pouch, but can't find any idea at all. So I just make a garter stitches from Thalenta's Softy Cotton, fold it into two and sew its right n left side. Then crocheted its border with mix of chenile and blend indonesian cotton. Last but not least, sew a pink heart application on it.

And Voila!!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

New Spot for Crocheter & Knitter around BSD


I got good news today!!
Specially for my crocheter & Knitter Fellow who lived around BSD. 

Listen to this!!

From now on.. when ever you need yarn, crocheting tools, knitting tools, or even just wanna know about crocheting or knitting, all you have to do is just grab your things and go to:

Blok C2 No. 2 (Lantai 1) 
 Telp. 021-53161745
They open daily. And special for the weekend, you can meet Rini for herself. She's the owner and she's very very good in knitting.

Soo.. see you there!!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

5 Day Crochet Challenge: Round Keychain

2nd day of 5 Day Crochet Challenge and Mba Thata asked us to crochet key chain. Hmmm.. somehow I feel easier to crochet baby hat than a key chain. So I just try to make as simple as I can. And voila!! Here's my round key chain.

Made this from plastic ring which I covered with chenille yarn (I crocheted it with hook no 4/0). Than i just gathered those 2 rings with necklace chain. My plan was to add a small bell at the bottom of the ring, but i forgot where my bells are. So I just put beads.

Monday, 20 December 2010

5 Day Crochet Challenge: Simple Hat

Got bored with square (since I have to finished 20 pcs of FDWL square), so I crocheted this simple hat as interlude and as my participation on 5 Days Crochet Challenge before I started to make another square :D

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Round in Square

Its been a while since last time I made a square for From DC with Love (FDWL). So last night I made 1 square (the 1st pattern) using Indonesian Cotton (Plain n Blend) from Thalenta.

I crocheted it with clover ergo no. 4/0 and the result of this square is 12cm. 

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Candy Tone Bag

Start this bag on Ramadhan month (that means August) but bit bored coz it was made with dc aka. double crochet only. Made this bag by mixing ICT Blend with ICT Plain (inspired by Sis Thata with her boogie bag).

And I finally finished this bag yesterday. Having bit hard time with the handle, but Alhamdulillah, all done. 
Hmm... wish I could find someone to make lining for this bag :D

Monday, 6 December 2010


Just small key chains which I made on my spare time.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Purple-Pink Shoes

Pink-purple Baby shoes with Dark purple flower. 
This one was ordered by Sis Ratri - Jakarta.
Made the shoes with Thalenta ICT Baby Softone while for the flower I uses Mimo Melati No. 199
Hope she'll like it.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Craft for Humanity: A Call for Crafter

Indonesia is fighting two disaster at a time; Tsunami at Mentawai (West Sumatra) and Eruption of Mount Merapi. 

The latest news about those two disasters is that 32 people died because of Mount Merapi Eruption while 311 people lost their life on Tsunami Mentawai. Those number still climbing due some difficulties to reach all area of those two disasters. 

One of Indonesian blogger, who’s also a crafter and the founder of Tobucil & Klabs, Tarlen, got this idea of Crafting for Humanity.

It’s an open invitation to all Indonesian crafter and all who care to help our brothers and sisters; the victim of those two disaster. The plan is to craft simple thing like shawl, amigurumi, notebook, drawing book, or whatever you want and donate them to those victim. 

Why? Because besides of those material lost, they also had traumatic moment. Especially children who’s suppose to be at school. Maybe with this simple thing, we can help those kids to have some fun at the shelter. To help them ease the pain and forget about the pain of losing parents, friends, relatives or even toys.

If you care to help, just send it to:
Tobucil & Klabs
Jl. Aceh 56 Bandung 40113
T/F 022 4261548

Monday, 25 October 2010

Ilusion Hat (again) with 2 flower

Another Illusion Hat (GOSH!!)
This time I made it with THALENTA's Long Stripe.
The lesson I got from this long stripe is to use darker plain yarn so you can see its illusion.

Anyway... hope Mrs. Gina will like it.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

1st Accessories

My very 1st crocheted accessories.
Earing n bracelet made from Thalenta's Blend Rayon.
Never made these thing before. I think its not bad :D with the fact i having bit trouble with those chain and jumpring :D

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Pink with Flower

This hat had the same design like my previous OWL hat.
The differences is only on color and application.
Ms. Melani (the one who ordered this) ask for pink with flower application.

Thanks for your order ^_^

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

DC @ Golden Trully

Hi !! my beloved bloggers!!!
How are you today???
Well..its a cloudy morning here in Jakarta.

Just wanna share this awesome news.

Starting from Oct 1 until Oct 24, DC (Dinamic Crochet) got an opportunity to open a stand on Golden Trully's Woman Bazar. This bazaar took place @ Golden Trully Gn. Sahari. 
So.. if you're around, please stopped by at our stand ;)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Flowery Headband

Long time no see you friends ^_^
Today I just wanna post my headband. Just made it last week. Well.. I'm supposed to made shawl for DC's 2nd Gathering, but since I don't really like wearing shawl, so I made a headband.

So simple. I just knitted dropstitch (that's the only knitting i know beside knit and purl) using Thalenta's Softy Cotton with 3.75 DPN. Make it about 55cm then fold it and sew it. After that, i just adding some application which i crocheted with Indonesian cotton.

 And.... VOILA!!!
my headband

me n my headband

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Hat Metamorphosis

I made hat 2 days ago, but just finished yesterday.
Made this one from yarn that won from THALENTA's mix loot few months a go. This mix loot consist of 5 ball of ICTS @50gr. Since it's only half weight of the actual, so i try to combine them.

Plain Hat

When  i post this hat to DC, mba Thata suggest me to add 3D thing or amigurumi to this hat. So the search begin, finally i found an owl @ I like it but i didn't follow that pattern 100%. So here's the hat now.

Another suggestion from sis Thata (which I agree) is that I need to lower that owl little bit. And Voila!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fortune Cookies for Tantan

These are Fortune Cookies made from Thalenta's ICTS with Clover No. 4/0 for  Wedding Souvenirs on Tania & Satria's Wedding. 

Mom, Dad n Baby Fortune
Pink Fortune Cookies

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Green Granny (again)

Another granny jacket from Thata Pang's 2nd Book.
I just made it bigger (as requested) and added hoody with letter 'F' application (since Nur's son name is begin with this letter).

Anyway.. hope both son n mommy will like this granny jacket ^^

Monday, 6 September 2010

Black Bebop Cardi

Made this cardi using Thalenta's Softy Cotton with Clover hook No. 5/0. Got the pattern from LionBrand with some adjustment (since its original pattern was for kids).

Thanks GOD she likes it.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Ingin Terhindar dari Penyakit Kronis? Merajut dan Merendalah!

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Semoga bisa bermanfaat !!

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,  MASSACHUSETTS--Beruntunglah orang-orang yang mempunyai hobi dan menekuninya dengan suka cita. Studi terbaru menunjukkan bahwa merajut, merenda, dan menjahit memberikan sejumlah manfaat kesehatan yang tak ternilai. Adalah Institute for Mind, Body Medicine di Massachusetts General Hospital dan Medicine di Harvard Medical School  yang mengadakan penelitian gabungan tentang hal ini. Hasilnya, aktivitas itu terbukti mampu membantu mencegah dan mengelola stres, rasa sakit dan depresi, yang pada gilirannya memperkuat sistem kekebalan tubuh.

Penelitian yang dipresentasikan akhir tahun lalu itu dimulai sejak tahun 2005. Ide penelitian muncul dari fisioterapis senior Betsan Corkhill yang berdasar pengalamannya, mereka yang memiliki ketiga jenis hobi itu gampang pulih dari sakit.

Maka berdasar simpulan awal itu, digagas  sebuah studi kolaboratif dengan para ilmuwan dari berbagai universitas tentang peran merajut, merenda, dan menjahit bagi kesehatan. Mereka menemukan bahwa tindakan yang berulang dan berirama mampu mencegah dan meredam stres.

Dalam dunia medis, stres memperparah kondisi kesehatan seseorang dan dikenal sebagai faktor pemicu penyakit jantung, depresi, dan penyakit kronis lainnya. "Dalam kehidupan kita yang semakin stres, dokter menasihati orang untuk mengelola stres sebagai bagian dari kesehatan secara keseluruhan," ujar Corkhil.

Merajut, merenda, dan menjahit dianggap sebagai cara yang efektif bagi masyarakat untuk mengelola stres dan depresi, dan telah sangat berguna bagi mereka dalam memanage nyeri jangka panjang.  "Tindakan merajut berpengaruh pada perubahan kimia otak, menurunkan hormon stres, dan meningkatkan perasaan nyaman, karena selama proses itu otak mengatur keseimbangan serotonin dan dopamin," kata Monica Baird, pakar syaraf yang terlibat dalam penelitian ini.

Gerakan berulang dari merajut mengaktifkan wilayah yang sama di otak seperti meditasi dan yoga, yang telah terbukti membantu mencegah rasa sakit dan depresi. Herbert Bendon, Direktur Institute for Mind, Body Medicine di Massachusetts General Hospital dan Associate Professor pada Medicine di Harvard Medical School mencatat bahwa merajut adalah salah satu cara untuk menciptakan respons "relaksasi" dalam tubuh, yang dapat menurunkan tekanan darah, denyut jantung, dan membantu mencegah penyakit.

"Merajut dan merenda memiliki keseluruhan efek menenangkan yang dapat membantu mengelola kecemasan dan bahkan mungkin bisa membantu kondisi seperti asma atau serangan panik," ujarnya. Selain itu, gerakan berulang-ulang telah ditunjukkan untuk membantu mengelola perilaku mengganggu dan ADHD pada anak-anak.

Tak rugi menekuni hobi kan?
Red: Siwi Tri Puji B
Sumber: The Seattle Times

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

New Stash ^^

Just wanna post this new stash I got.
Well... not exactly new coz I already had it since last month. But stilll... it's quite new for me.

Specially coz it was a gift from sis Thata (my group won DC Olympic).

Thank you mba Thata!!
Thank you my beloved group!!

Friday, 6 August 2010


Gosh !!!
It's been so long since my last post to this blog.
Well.. it's consequences for being greedy, having more than one blog. Like it or not, of them them will be neglected, even I don't mean it that way. 

You wanna know about my other blog?!!?
Well.. let see..

I got this PELANGI AMANDA (its about my daily life, but i write it down in Indonesia, although some of them post are in English). Then I got this What I See Hear and Feel (its almost like my previous one, but all in English and I just started few month a go). And latest Amanda's Shelf (plan it for my book collection, since I LOVE reading).

See how greedy I am. 

Hmmm.. hopefully I can manage all and can treat them equally :D


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