Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Batik Sarong Terengganu


Some exciting news! Timitimitonga has partnered with Batik Sarong Terengganu, a research project aimed at compiling a comprehensive database on the origins and history of the Terengganu Batik. 

 Ever since I started making bags out of batik I have been wanting to know more about the makings of a batik piece and the journey it has made to becoming part of our cultural heritage. So, I was really excited when my friend Erna Dyanty who is the Assistant Researcher of this project invited me to join them. If all goes well we will be going to Terengganu to visit the makers and get an in depth understanding of the designing and printing process of the Terengganu Batik. Hopefully with a little more luck I will get to pitch in my ideas for a Batik line specially made for the limited edition Timitimitonga bags I will be making for the backers. And that could mean you!

With your contribution you will be able to help get this project off the ground and receive Batik Sarong Terengganu Project postcards, original Terengganu batik, limited edition Timitimitonga tote bags made with original batik sarong from Terengganu or a combination of all. You could also just spread the word :) Every little bit helps. Check out the links for more info. 



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wipeout


It's been so long since I last painted. I think you can tell from this piece. The bottom half wasn't going quite the way I imagined it, so I grabbed the white acrylic and ... wipeooouut. Sort of. Leaving it as it is. It's done :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Recipe #4 - Lemon & rosemary loaf


Lemon and Rosemary Loaf. It sounds so pretty and it tastes really good.

The first time I tried it I used regular butter and it turned out too salty. Yup. Big giveaway to how often I bake - hardly ever :) This time I used unsalted butter of course. I also added chopped up Van Houten cooking chocolate as a little treat for the kids and figured I should reduce the sugar from 1/2 cup to 1/4 + 1 tbspn. Everything else I followed to a T and it worked out perfectly.

For full original recipe go to What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today. Check out all the other mouth watering recipes while you're there.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sweet potato


The water supply is back. Happy I am. During the rationing exercise, we hardly ate at home. I meant to steam this sweet potato, mash it with some flour, roll it into balls, press into patties, fry and serve hot with brown sugar. 

 Never happened. Obviously. It began to sprout. The shoots were so pretty I let them grow into these long tendrils. It's still there on my stove.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Matic Bazaar

Our area has been part of the water rationing exercise since March. How this works is - we only get water every two days which means we don't get water the following two days after that which means no silkscreen printing for a while :(

On the bright side it has been raining almost every evening for the past couple of weeks starting with the few days before the weekend me and my regular bazaar buddies, Lynn and Luukaleather, participated in the 360 Bazaar Kuala Lumpur at Lanai Matic. The weather was wonderful - cool with overcast sky. No hot sun beating down on us. In the evening it got a bit wet but luckily it wasn't a full on downpour!


My batik bags in new colours.


My pouches.

The Tween painted the pretty display labels. She has way better colour sense than me! 


And of course, adorable handmade sock pets, foldable clutches by Lynn and leather accessories by Luukaleather.

Thanks J, L and S for helping us immeasurably with the booth!
Terima kasih also to the wonderful 5 gadis next to us for babysitting the Toddler the whole day! 

And a Special Thank You to all who came by to support handmade. May we meet again!

I guess you could say I had a great time :)


Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Water Diary


...a short by Jane Campion

Some days the sky gets dark and you hear the rumble of thunder in the distance. Tiny drops of  water begin to fall onto the windscreen as you rush home to bring in the clothes hanging outside. But then you reach the house and  it stops. Completely.

Our lawn has turned brown. The haze is so bad you can smell the smoke. The people have been cautioned against heat stroke. Water rationing has started in some parts of the Klang Valley.  Last Friday 207 mosques in Penang held the special Istisqa prayer simultaneously where thousands prayed for the much needed rain. 

This is our water diary.

I hope it rains at and in the end.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ruang!


The Bearded Lady has invited Timitimitonga to join them at a bazaar to be held tomorrow at Ruang in Subang Jaya. Ruang means "space" in English and it's precisely just that - a space to hold events. I've not been there but judging from this blog entry on a bazaar held some time back in January, it sure looks like it will be another fun, happening event.

Luckily I made these mini pouches and wristlets before The Man went off on a job or I wouldn't have anything to sell! See ya!

Saturday & Sunday
8 - 9 March 2014
10 am onwards