Month: January 2010

Sidra in Sesame magazine – Snap 2010 edition

Last November Sidra was photographed for street style pictures by Sesame, a Japanese kid’s fashion magazine. We were having a walk in Harajuku area when they approached us and asking permission to take some pictures of Sidra. The magazine was published this month, and it turned out to be a special edition of street snap of Japanese kid’s fashion. It was filled with pictures of kids in their trendiest outfit, taken in various area of Japan. So cute! Here’s Sidra in one of the pages, he’s number 58. The caption, loosely translated: Sidra (6 years) “Sidra in a beautifully arranged […]

Blog problem

Several readers have been having problems accessing my blog. I really don’t know what’s causing it as other people don’t seem to have it. I’ve tried cleaning up the codes to see if that might help, but the problem is still there. Maybe it has got to do with old cache of my blog. So I decided to leave blogger completely and move the whole blog to wordpress. I’m so sorry for changing things so frequently! m(_ _)m The address is still, any links to or will be redirected to the main address. I think wordpress give me more room and ease […]

Stylish Dress Book 2: D (uhm, sort of)

I think I got the winter blues. I haven’t made a single thing since New Year! My sewing room was too cold, and then I just couldn’t get myself to start a thing. Being uncreative made me restless. Has any of you experience the same thing? Or maybe I was just getting lazier T.T This top was supposed to be an instant gratification to coax me back into making stuff. The fabric was from a local store that I just found not far from my house. There were various fabrics, buttons and trimmings, and non-sewing knick-knacks like cups and saucers […]

Sesame photoshoot

About a week ago, Sesame magazine (a Japanese kid’s fashion magazine) contacted us and invited Sidra for a photoshoot. This is the second time Sidra had a photoshoot with them, the first one was done in Tottori, just two months after Sidra and me moved to Japan. This time, they wanted to photograph Sidra in traditional costume. So I asked my mother to send a Javanese costume set from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. The package came very quickly, it was wrapped in white plastic sheets, handstitched with blue plastic rope. I wonder whoever in the Jogjakarta post office with the job of […]

My truly honest scrap

Still no new sewing projects. I’m so sorry, these last few days have been so cold I stay in the living room most of the time, curling in the couch like a spoiled cat. But here’s an ‘Honest Scrap Award’ that Trudy from ‘Sewing with Trudy’ has awarded me recently. Thank you, Trudy! Sorry for taking so long to reply! The rules for this award are pretty simple: Thank the person who awarded the prize, mention their blog and give the link. Share ‘Ten Honest Things’ about yourself. Present this award to seven others whose blogs you find brilliant in […]


A short trip to Suwako, a little town in Nagano prefecture. Once there, we took a short bus trip to Kirigamine Ski Grounds to find more snow and play slide. It’s the first snow for me and Sidra! We stayed one night in a hotel by the Lake Suwa, and had a very nice dinner prepared in the room by an old lady. I love holiday. Welcome to the snowland.Slide!Pairs of red cheeks.Red boy and red cheeks.And what I got is only a red noseFamily pictureDinner in the room.Sidra loves holiday.