Projects before Easter

On this long weekend I uploaded more pics. First of all, this is the newest bag I made for my daughter this week. I used pretty spring theme fabric that Andrea, my 2009 Summertime swap partner gave me last year.

Early this week I've got sweet surprised award from Leah.
Thanks , Leah!

The other sweetest thing ...I won give away from Christy's blog. A gallon size baggie of Mill House Iin honey bun strips! So lucky am I ,
thanks a lot to Christy :)

Yesterday I finished the top of my Bee Addicted String Blocks project.
Not having good light when I took these pics.
The most I enjoyed all this week was this moment...
Couple of days ago we all had good times at the mall. After finished shopping my little boy found an interesting spot of Indonesian batik painting. He asked to try painting there. The first step the tutor lady showed him how to paint.
Here are all the process in traditional batik painting.

My boy was so excited in painting and coloring so that his big brother and sis were also interested in trying to participate. Here in Indonesia we use natural dyes made from fruit, tree bark or flowers to paint batik. This is specifically for the painted batik handmade, not the ones that made in batik printing factory.

We all really have fun there. This was the first time for them did the batik painting (so do I).

At last I wish you all Happy Easter :)


  1. Hi Henny, love seeing your crafts up again, the batik painting looks fun and I really love the fabric you have used on the bag.

  2. Beautiful batik painting!
    Bear regards,

    Beertje Zonn
    Bear from the Netherlands

  3. great photos! love the bag, and your quilt is great! the colors are fabulous. the batik painting is so pretty, i love that you've shown photos of the process and the tutor.

  4. awesome pinwheel quilt top! You are very talented! and so are your children, I love the batik paintings. I've never heard of them before, very neat!


  5. Henny, pleas look my blog!

    Beertje Zonn & Sonnja

  6. There it is! The string top! It's BEAUTIFUL!

    The batiks are beautiful, too. What a great opportunity for your children!