I recently spent the weekend in Bandung for Tobucil's Crafty Day, a bit of shopping, and a studio visit at Oma Anna's. It was short, yet, it was very intense. I'm loving every turns and surprises this city offers. Most importantly, I'm so happy to meet friends and new friends there. Pure bliss.. :)
Now, let the pictures do the talk!
::The Journey Begin::
Traveling on the day train..indulging my soft spot for endless blue sky, rural street under the trees, and abandoned house..lets me daydream freely!
Life is good!
::Tobucil Crafty Day::
It's an annual event where all the lovely crafters gather on a curated craft bazaar.. heaven for craft lovers.. Just take a closer look!
(Isn't that the cutest blue bucket, cutest gigantic photo clipper, and cutest hand grinder you've ever seen? *swoon*)
Knitting yarn for 3K rupiah only? Yes puhleaseeee..
The Mogus is a monster created by a super nice guy: Moel
(pssst.. he's going to give a workshop at Lir anytime soon.. stay tuned!)
I had to give a special credit to this brand, Journ(al)ey, for being totally quirky, detail, and personalized. It won my heart right away! So, Cherry of Journ(al)ey makes the best journal ever. I'm easily fall for anything detail, carefully picked, made mostly by hand, and have a certain degree of quirkiness in it; just like this journal.
The journal above is a travel journal with a bonus: a giveaway. If you buy one A5 size travel journal, you will have the chance to win the personalize journal below..which,my friend..is carefully hand painted based on the theme. This one below, was an Alice in Wonderland themed journal. She also makes the prettiest bookmark with matching charm (I'll show you in the next blog post).. now.. feel free to browse around for her work shown below:
..and do visit her blog http://rainbowteaumbrella.blogspot.com for more products!
(I love love love the Sherlock Holmes theme she made! *swoon*)
Just like a common Bandung weekenders.. of course, shopping (from flea market to shoe-shopping), culinary tour, gallery hopping, and lots of walks are a must.
My favorite street food: lumpia basah! :9
A short visit to Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, my old workplace.
Taking weird pictures is what I do during boredom moments waiting for this pink angkot to actually move. Seriously.
::Oma Anna Shop and Studio::
Oma Anna is one of my favorite brand for handmade notebooks and customized book (alongside with Vitarlenology).. but long before I know that she also makes book, I was always loving her homemade jam.. especially the Sarikaya and Orange Jasmine Marmalade. :9 :9 :9
I've always wanted to visit mbak Mei (Oma Anna) shop and studio. So, that day, through the heavy rain..we finally have the chance to visit her place. My sister and I were blown away. she's the best host, and it was a very intense talk that ends up into a mutual relationship between our two shops/art space...yayness!!
The letter press machine in her studio #1
Her tin can collections.. *lovestruck*
She sells vintage stationary.. just like those I used to own when I was still in kindergarten! Ahh..
There is a long old story about Polvoron and my obsession to it.. she cured that obsession by serving this delicious delicacies to us! :D
The shop sells handmade notebooks, homemade jams, and vintage stationary..
One of my favorite notebook she made, the cover was made with woods.. this one on the picture above is half-finished.
Cinnamon strawberry jam in the making.. smells really lovely!
Remember this old book, Indonesian children of the 90s?
Of course.. the coloring book of Candy-Candy and Anthony!! Aweeeee....
::Home with Me::
at the end of the trip, these lovely postcards, stamps, and many more went home with me.. :D
Is it a pin? Or is it an eraser?
It's both pin and eraser!!
::Starting New Collection::
My friend Olin (she's a children book collector) and her sister made this quirky gift tag inspired by Anne of Green Gables and Daddy Long Leg.. I was blown away!!!
Now I know that it's not vintage goodies that gets me weak on the knees.. it was book or story related items that does it!! I was literally breathless and anxious when I found these gift tag.. I start collecting gift tag from now on. ;)
More photos (by me) can be found in my facebook here, more product photos will be posted soon.