Monday, October 6, 2014


Three weeks ago, I got an email from the lovely SUE of A Colorful Canvas. She asked me if I'd like to join "the blog hopping" and of course I said yes! I had such a great feeling and excited to know that other blogger decided to pass the wave of the blog hopping to me.
Before I answer four questions, I'd love to thank Sue for nominating my blog. Sue is a Canadian lady who loves styling and sewing her own clothes. She loves color and she plays a lot with it for her personal style. I met her during MMM'13 and I was impressed with her cheery style and happy smile. Well, if you guys still don't know her, please feel free to say hi to her at A Colourful Canvas
Image from A Colourful Canvas
Image of Sue from A Colorful Canvas

Now, the questions...
The answer is simple, I want to connect to the sewing community and to share my projects.   
Also, writing a sewing blog is the way for me to document my sewing progress complete with up and down experience.
Some years back when I joined Burdastyle, I felt something was missing. I was not that happy to just join Burdastyle without my personal blog. So, I decided to write a sewing blog.
I remember that my first post was so short, only a little description of my project and some pictures :) Well, I always laugh when I remember that. I also remember that time my English was so limited, so it was impossible for me to write more... :)
And now, writing is my hobby beside sewing. I am more confident doing it even if it takes longer time to publish my post.

In this moment, I am working on Simplicity New Look 6225 Misses Top View B. I want to sew some more basic tops for me to wear everyday. This will be the first Simplicity pattern that I make.  I like the pattern even I have to make some adjustment. We will see later how the top turns out...

Here is my sewing in progress, I messed up the top a little bit - I cut it too short, so now I have to add a band from same fabric for the hem ;)

And after my top done, I'd like to make two jackets. The fabrics are already chosen and here are the two Burdastyle patterns that I am going to use,
Plaid Jacket 09/2014 #127

Tweed Blazer 09/2014 #120

I think there's nothing different, everything I write here is about sewing, my personal style and very little crafts/diy. But in the near future, I'd like to do more crafts/diy and refashion in between my sewing activity. I have a lot of fabric scraps, home decor fabrics and some garments waiting for me to do something with them.
I also have some knitting yarns and I always wanted to learn how to knit. So, as winter is coming, I'd love to start knitting.
I hope I will have time and energy to make my plans come true :)

The answer is really honest and I hope you don't laugh :)
I usually don't plan about my writing process. Although I always tell myself that I should make notes of my next blog post, in the end I never do it. My brain only works when I have pictures.
Usually, I like to work with the picture first, including cropping and add some light on the picture if I took it in dark place. After that I will upload the picture, then I will get some idea and will start typing. If something goes wrong during the writing, I just get up from my computer and do something else. Then I will come back writing and editing. Well, normally my writing process will take two or three days to complete, so enough time for me to edit and correct if anything not right :)

The last answer for Sue question... She asked me if I translated my blog posts from my native language ( Bahasa Indonesia) or I write directly in English? The answer is I write it directly in English but sometime I use Google translate for some words that I don't know correctly :)

And here are my nominations...
ROSY of Sewingadicta - This lady is from Spain. She is a very talented sewist and everything she makes is so perfect. I always admired her vintage and modern style. She is a lady behind Share In Style Challenge, which I like to see in every episode and I wish I could have energy to join them :)

SARAH LIZ of Sarahlizsewstyle - This lady is living in Australia. She is a lady behind MAGAM Challenge, she is a very patient and talented sewist. I admire her ability to make several pants muslin to get the right one. She is a very kind lady and I am lucky to have her as my sewing fellow.

ANNIE of The Enantiomer Project - This lady is unique and special because she is a science professor by day and a mad sewing scientist by night. I met her during MAGAM challenge and I like her. Although she only started sewing last year, her sewing adventures are always interesting to read.

That's enough for my today post, thank you for reading and being here as my sewing fellow.

Have a great day everyone!


  1. What a lovely little inside peek into your blog posts and thoughts ~ and your planned jackets look awesome, can't wait to see them finished ... J

  2. Hana! What a great post! I was so happy that you agreed to participate and these question/answers really do help us to know you better! You really are a bright light in our sewing community! I know the basics of knitting, and have made a few simple things, a vest, a couple of sweaters and some scarves. I have a challenge with my gets tighter, and tighter until I can hardly get the needle in, LOL. And I'm the same as you...telling myself to take notes, yet never doing it!

    And seriously! I'm super impressed with your writing skills in English!

    I know, and LOVE, Rosy! And I look forward to checking out Annie and SarahLiz!

  3. Hana -- I love your blogs and makes!! I agree with Sue that it is super impressive you write in English. Heck, if I had to write in another language I would be relying on Google Translate. Now, I have to go write a post. :)

  4. Hello Hana,

    First of all, thank you so much for nominating me, and the kind things you said - that is such a lovely compliment:)

    Secondly, I agree with Sue and Annie - your ability to write in English is amazing, especially as your first language is so different in the way sounds and letters and meanings are put together. English is not an easy language to learn, even for someone from a European language group - English is such a mix of so many old and new European languages. I guess your attention to detail helps - you are so careful and detailed with your sewing.

    It's so nice to find out a little more about you and adds to all the nice things that you share in your blogs. Take care...

    1. P.S. I'll write my blog hop post next week when I have finished my study for the year :)

  5. How fun to learn more about you!! I was intrigued to read that you write in English. I know how hard it is to write in a second language. My husband is a serious student of Spanish, and he is always telling me to not write in English first when I am using Spanish. Good for you!

  6. I'm so inspired that you write your blog in English! Always learning! I always enjoy your posts Hana! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Dear friend !! I'm honored that you thought of me for this nomination, thanks for your kind words. Of course, I accept the challenge of your questions and I'll be writing a post next week. Love discovering things about you, I am now sewing a Halloween costume, the pinafore dress Dorothy's (The Wizard of Oz), so next week I'll be sewing another garment.

  8. Great post, Hana. It's very nice to get to know you more. You're such an inspiration to me. You pay so much attention to detail when you sew. Your projects always look really lovely.