Saturday, October 25, 2014

Droplets Of Love


Why there is such a thing called love?
What is the purpose of love?
When do love come?
How?
Do you realize when it comes?


Well, I only can say that love is there for blissfulness in this world
Can you imagine a world without love?
This world will be in misery
But sometimes.. you feel that love makes you in pain..
Is this true?


Is it about unrequited love?
Or when you love each other, but can't be together?
But love is never wrong, isn't it?


When you truly love somebody
even if it makes your chest hurt
you know that you are happy when the one you love is happy..
Sounds cheesy, huh?

Sometimes.. you cannot own anything you love
But when you continue loving without owning
You learn the most sincere love
Unconditional love..


When you do..
You will always remember the love..
Continue loving
You will not regret

Thank the love
Let them know that you love them
It can be in any form
Spread the affection..


Don't be afraid when love is come
Celebrate the love
be open
Love is everywhere..


Because love is a wondrous experience

Love and peace,

Bone




Maid costume:
Shirt and Apron - handmade (tutorial)
Pleated skirt - handmade

This post is so random. Most pictures doesn't relate whatsoever.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween DIY - Simple Maid Costume



It's time for Halloween!! Yeaaaay!! Wow, ten days again. Wuh wuh! For this Halloween season, I tried to make a costume. Just for fun, of course. Even though I hope I can attend a Halloween party just once.. meh. Okay.. It's hard to decide a cute costume yet simple for me to make that I can finish in a short time. But then I realize, I have a desire to try to be a maid. Japanese maid alike. I think this is a simple version of Japanese maid costume. This tutorial include the apron, the shirt, headband, and also wristbands. Sewing require for the apron, tee-hee.

The materials:
- White cotton fabric (1 meter length is enough).
- Black T-shirt.
- Lace.
- Elastic lace
- Headband
- Black ribbon
- Threads and needle or sewing machine
- Scissors
- Glue gun


For the apron, this is my measurement (minus seam allowance):
- Apron skirt = 42 cm x 30 cm (x2)
- Waistband = 170 cm x 8 cm
- Shoulder straps = 83 cm x 5 cm (x4)

Don't forget adding seam allowance. You can alter this measurement if you want. Especially for waistband and straps.

Instructions:



  1. For the skirt, place the right side of fabric facing each other. Sew along the edges. Leave one edge not sewn. Turn the fabric right side out.
  2. Baste stitch the edge then gather, making some pleats. Sew it to secure the pleats.
  3. Now move to waistband part. Fold the waistband seam allowance first. Then iron it. Fold it again, then iron.
  4. Sandwich the skirt edge inside the waistband. After that, sew along the waistband edge.
The skirt is done, it's time for thre straps.





  1. Place the fabric right side facing each other. Then sew along the line, leaving some for opening. Next, turn the fabric inside out. Close the opening with hand sewing.
  2. Now, attaching the straps. Measure where you wear the straps with the skirt. Pin the straps under the waistband. Then sew the straps.
  3. Sew the other end of the straps to the waistband.
  4. Decorating time! Add lace wherever you want. I decided to sew lace on the skirt edges, also on the shoulder straps.
Yeaaay apron is finished. Make the shirt now!





  1. I refashion a black T-shirt, to simplify this project.
  2. First, do something with the sleeve. I baste stitched the sleeve, just to make it a little bit puffier.
  3. Then I sewed lace on it.
  4. For the neck part, I extend the width by cutting it. Then add lace for cuteness.
Simple, isn't it? Now, for the accessories. I made headband and wristbands.





  1. For headband, simply glue lace to it.
  2. For wristband, you need elastic lace. First measure how long the lace you need by wrapping your wrist. I crisscross wrapped, to make it looks something.. different..... It was a joke, actually because the elastic lace is not wide enough for me.
  3. Cut the lace and sew to join the ends.
  4. Add extra cuteness with ribbon. Cut the ribbon. Make a crisscross.
  5. Then fold the circle part down. You will notice a bow shape created.
  6. Secure the bow by sewing. 
  7. Then sew the bow on the middle of wristband.
Taa-daaa! Yeaaay! We finish it! \(^o^)/



I also made a blue big ribbon brooch and added it on the shirt for extra cuteness. Wear these with black pleated skirt or skater skirt, and your costume will be completed! Yeaaay!! How it felt being a maid? Hmm.. I don't know.. I only wore it at my room for a random fun hahaha. Maybe I will make another post for the pics, or update this post haha. What about you? What do you want to be for Halloween?


Peace,


Bone

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DIY - Plushie Pencil Case

DIY Plushie Pencil Case

*Knock knock*. Hello everyone! How have your school days been so far? Hopefully you had a wonderful time in school! :D ..... What? You easily get bored in class? Hmm.. what about bring a cute little friend to accompany you in class? He can cheer you up. Besides, your teacher won't mad at you if you bring him. Because he will also organize your school supplies! How cool is that? Hahaha! Wait.. no! I didn't refer "he" as your cute boyfriend, neighbor, brother, or any cute guy that you find randomly. No no no. I'm going to show you my cute little friend in this DIY post, as an inspiration. Tee-hee.

I have quite a few plushies or stuffed dolls in my bedroom. It's not that I obsessed with plushie. I rarely buy them. Many of them were obtained from crane machine. Yeah, I used to love playing crane machine. Actually, still do haha, but not often. I'm not collecting plushies, I just like the taste of challenging myself to get something out of crane machine. I didn't know what to do with them (crane machine plushies). I love them all. But I feel like I have to do something to them. They can make a good use, at least one of them, rather than just sitting on my bed.

After I had a discussion with these plushies, my cute little penguin was chosen to be featured in this DIY (psst.. he hasn't got a name yet). So, we are going to do a surgery to him. Messy surgery. Before we start, he wants to say something.

"Wish me luck, buddies. I wish I will still have a cute face. If she fails, remember that I still love her and you all. Bye, for now", resigned little penguin.

Hiks, thank you penguin. I promise, you will be alright. Let's start!

*WARNING: This is a MESSY way to make a pencil case from a plushie. There will be blood and flesh from this cute plushie. If you can't stand it, skip to the final result. I apologize for the bad instructions.*

DIY Plushie Pencil Case - materials

Materials:
- Furry Plushie. (Should has a size that fits your stationery).
- Fabric for lining. (Preferably that won't fray such as felt and fleece).
- Needle and threads.
- Zipper.
- Scissors.
- X-Acto knife (optional).


Instructions:

DIY Plushie Pencil Case - steps

1. First, we have to find this plushie hairline stitch line.
2. Cut on this line. I used my x-acto knife at first, then continue with scissors. This will be the opening line.
3. Take the dacron (plushie filling) out. Then, flip the plushie inside out.


DIY Plushie Pencil Case - steps

4. Cut the lining fabric with the same height as the plushie height, but double the width until it can cover the plushie.
5. Fold the lining fabric covering the plushie.
6. Now, this is the hardest part to explain. Hand sew the lining fabric with the plushie fabric along the plushie line (top, bottom, and the opening line). Don't sew the lining fabric one another in the opening part, it will close the opening line. I let the head and the bottom inside the plushie unlined/uncovered, but the decision it's up to you. If you want to cover it, you have to cut the fabric height longer. For the stitch, like I said before that this is a messy way, so I used basic "running stitch". It's not neat, but it's work. Why you should use furry plushie? So the stitch will easily hidden from the outside :P.
7. After all of that wearying part, cut the excess fabric.

DIY Plushie Pencil Case - steps

No, we're not done yet. We have to face another torture. It's time to place the zipper.
8. Open and reverse the zipper, so the right side of the zipper face the right side of the plushie fabric. Sew the left part of the zipper with the right part of the plushie opening line. If the zipper has too much excess, cut it but leave a few inches.
9. Next, another hard to explain instructions. Flip back the zipper. Insert the excess zipper inside the plushie body. Then, with any kind of way to make the zipper right side face the plushie fabric right side again, sew them each other.
10. After that, flip the plushie inside out. Sew the end of the zipper to the plushie.
11. Sew another end. We do it so the excess zipper will stay in the inside.

DIY Plushie Pencil Case

Finally!!! Flip the plushie inside out again, and try to play the zipper hehe. Wake up penguin, you are alive again! I told you, you'll be fine.

DIY Plushie Pencil Case

Stuff this plushie with your stationery. Now we have this cute little penguin as our pencil case!! Yeaaay!!! The pain has been paid off with its cuteness! As a spoiler, I failed on the first try. So I had to unstitch it. It was painful. Then I took another way to make it, and this is it. Hopefully it makes sense to you. If not, I hope it inspires you to make it with your own way :D.

This little friend has been my friends's toy in the class. Hahaha! But warn them not to play it often in the class. We should still pay attention to the class lesson. (Actually, I can't warn them hehe).

Enjoy your new friend!


Peace,

Bone.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Event - AFA ID 2014 day 2

Huuuh Haaaah Huuuh Haaah. Emm.. eee..e.. excuse me. I.. I know it has been (one two three) hmm seven months (I guess) since my last post. Please forgive me >_<. This holiday has been taken with an internship, and it makes me feel that I haven't been in a creative mode. Logic everywhere..

In the middle of it, I really really want to post DIY again. I tried. But when I got to take some DIY photos, the result didn't satisfy me. Where is my creative side?? Hmm it's time to learn not to judge myself so hard, again. Wish me DIY again. No, push me! Hehe.

Back to the title. This year, I came to visit AFA ID again. If you don't know, AFA ID is Anime Festival Asia in Indonesia. It is one of the biggest Japanese pop culture event, that I know in Indonesia. My bestfriend Raffee and I cosplayed as Ib and Mary from a game called Ib.

Ib game is a horror game. Actually, I'm scared by something horror. But I think Ib game is not that scary (except for lady in red, I hate her). I never played the game though. I only watched someone played it from beginning to the end. And it has such a nice story and more than one endings. I love it. I cosplayed as Mary, one of the devil that actually not that evil, just.. lonely. Raffee cosplayed as Ib, the main character who is trapped in the creepy gallery. I have this costume since last year, but never wore it in an event before, so I decided to wear it in AFA this year.

Same as last year, we did not watch the stage show! We were too late to enter. Blame the traffic jam! Haha I'm kidding. I can't blame anything. Because I think I'm also wrong, I miscalculated the time. Sigh.. But let's just enjoy the exhibition! XD


AFA ID 2014 exhibition atmosphere

Crowded is one word that I can explain for AFA ID. It's hard to take a photo there >_<.

AFA ID 2014 marumaruichi takoyaki stand

Aaaaa takoyakiiii! Actually, photos that I took mostly are food stands. I can't explain why. But I decided to show only takoyaki stand hahahaha. Tako tako :3


One of the stage inside the exhibition territory. What was on that stage? I couldn't see *_*.


Sword Art Online booth. It has such a long long line up to the back of the booth. Wooh!

AFA ID 2014 exhibition

In the afternoon.. Ahhh.. finally I can breath normally..

I met many cosplayers. These are some (two) photos of them. Still get a hard time to ask another cosplayer for a photo. Raffee always help me, hehe.

Asuna cosplay at AFA ID 2014
Asuna and her cute friend :3

Syaoran cosplay at AFA iD 2014
I think.. Syaoran with his cute girlfriend (I'm sorry if I'm wrong >_<).


And then...

Selfie time: Me - Raffee - Uncle Ridho
Bahahaha! Well, even though it's blurry, I love this photo. In the front is Uncle Ridho (uhuk, just kidding), our best friend.

Like always, can't get enough of narcissism. We took some photos, when we got back in Raffee's room. Raffee's camera... I love you <3. Edited by Raffee.

Ib and Mary cosplay

Ib and Mary cosplay

Ib and Mary cosplay
I really love this one.

Finally, say "hi" to my friend, Blue Doll.

Handmade Blue Doll (Ib game)
Isn't he so cute? I made him.
He said, "Bye!"



Peace,


Bone

Sunday, February 2, 2014

DIY - Crepe Paper Flower for Room Decoration

DIY - Crepe Paper Flower for Room Decoration

Yeei another DIY! This time I choose to make something for room decoration. I have planned to make this for so long. Fiuh, finally made it. I'm so happy yeei. This idea was inspired by a wall decor at one Forever 21 in my city. I think they use artificial pink rose, it's so beautiful.

I want to use dark pink crepe paper, but I have searched it everywhere I know that may sell it. Can't found it. *Hiks*. No worries, I found a beautiful light purple crepe paper. It must be complimenting my room wall color. Perfect. Now, let's grab the supplies and start the mess!


Supplies:
- Crepe paper
- Silver wrapping paper
- Scissors
- Staple
- Glue Gun
- Cardboard paper, or any thick sturdy paper (I use old calendar paper).
- Paper glue
- Mounting tape

I forgot to include the bottom two into the photo ><


Steps:
1. Cut a square from the crepe paper. Aprox. 4x4 inches. Cut many, until you run out of crepe paper ;). The trick to do faster is to stack the crepe paper, fold it and then cut.
2. Then, grab 5 pieces of the square and stack them.
3. Fold them in half.
4. Cut a half flower shape.
5. Undo the fold and staple in the middle. I staple it twice.
6. Next, grab the topmost piece, and pinch it until it looks like a flower petal. Do this for all of the pieces, one by one.
7. It should looks like in the last picture above. Make many. I made 36 of these plus some in smaller size.


8. Now, move into the lettering part. Draw your letters in your thick paper for any phrase that you want.
9. Cut them.
10. After that, glue the front of the letters to the back of silver paper. So, it looks inverted. The idea is to cover the front of the letters with silver paper.
11. Cut it again, and you can see that the letters now are silver.


12. We're not done yet. Now, position your paper flowers above a cardboard or thick paper. Position the letters too, just so you know where the edge is.
13. Glue every flowers to the cardboard paper. Don't glue the letters, now. We'll do it later.
14. After you glue all the flowers, you will see a gap among flowers. Cover it with smaller flower. But, If you run out of paper, just pinch the leftover papers to make something that kind of looks like petals. Yeah, I know it's not. (Nobody will know).
15. Then fill in any gap until it's all covered. You should see something like in the above picture.
16. Then, glue the letters above the flowers. Press it, do not worry about the flowers. They still look good. Just don't press to hard.
17. Lastly, cut the excess cardboard paper.

And you're done! Yeeei! *Dance*.

DIY - Crepe Paper Flower for Room Decoration

You can place it on the wall by mount it with a mounting tape. Or make a strap and then hang it on the nail.

DIY - Crepe Paper Flower for Room Decoration

Now, you can relax and enjoy your wall!

Wait a minute...

Look around. You're not done with the mess. Scrap papers everywhere. Haha. You should clean it first.

Now, you can relax and enjoy your wall!

Well, I love how it turned out. I wish I can made it bigger. Not enough crepe paper. But, it still lovely! I think it is also great for valentine decor if you want. Even though, I'm not a valentine person.

So, we made it until the end, and I want to ask you the same question in post after post. Haha. What do you think about this DIY? Tell me your thoughts in the comment section. I love love love reading your comments. Thank you for stopping by, better if you read it. Hehe. I will see you in the next post!


Peace,


Bone