Monday, March 7, 2011

Indian Brocade Versatile Lady Clutch

I've been living in Singapore for 2 years now and I've never been to the neighboring Malaysian province of Johor.  Johor is just a 45 min trip from where I live and the fabrics there are sold at half the price compared to what we can find in Spotlight. So there it is, I braved to search for the old town mall of Plaza Angsana in this  textile shop called Kamdar. It was overwhelming to choose from what seemed to be a hundred rows of  rolled textile of different textures, colors and patterns.

Using an Indian brocade black and red fabric with maroon lining and piping,  this versatile clutch would go well with anything, from a little black dress to a pair of shirt and jeans. The brocade was really difficult to handle and i wasn't completely satisfied with the outcome, but I compensated the flaws by accessorizing. 

Credits to Kerstin Martensson ( for the nice pattern.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vintage Denim Buttercup Bag

This is my first attempt in handcrafting bags (or in any kind of craft work for that matter) , and I'm so proud of this piece. I have searched the inner shops of Chinatown, and was able to find pieces of vintage bronze accessories and yellow capiz-looking square dangles, and I thought that this would fit perfectly on the pattern madebyrae (  I have toiled for 4 nights after work, spending 4 hours each and voila! my first vintage denim buttercup bag! the perfect weekend bag.