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Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I am Indonesian and I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. I work full time for my own company, an interior contractor and furniture manufacturing company. I am also a mom to two little misfits

How did you start sewing?
I started sewing after having my first child. I was mesmerized by patchwork quilts, then I started taking some quilting lessons, but I think hand quilting is not my thing and so I bought my first sewing machine, hoping I’ll quilt using the machine.

Of course, I never got to quilt using the machine and since I’ve bought the machine, I asked my Aunt to teach me some sewing techniques. Then, when I was in Brisbane, I took about 3 sewing classes and I guess it started from there. My favorite project would have to be my Mother Daughter’s matching ruffle dress. We had to wear matching outfit during Mother’s day, so I bought linen materials for us. I love my dress, because it actually looked flattering, I guess it’s my only successful adult outfit for me.

Mother Daughters Matching Dress

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less!
Simple, Easy and comfortable

Ms Lipsie the Pocket Girl

Do you have a style icon who inspires your sewing projects? Where do you go to get inspired?
I don’t really have style icon, I just love cute things. I love artsy and crafty books and magz, I love blogs like bloesem, verypurpleperson, Wee Wonderfuls and many more.

What time of year do you find yourself most creative?
I’d say it depends on my mood. There’s no particular time of the year, but I would have to be extra creative during the holiday and festive seasons, since I need to giveaway presents to the people around me. I also like making costumes, I think it’s really challenging.

What’s your sewing experience like?
I sew when the children are asleep, unless there’s a deadline and I need to rush. My sewing space is very very small and I need to share it with my dear husband :). I like sewing when he’s in the “office” room together with me, he usually browses the internet or watches some tv show on the computer. I consider him my “white noise”

Liaspace’s sewing nook

What is your dream sewing project?
I want to sew a party gown for my children. I’ve bought all the materials…I just need to sew them…but it’s still intimidating

How long have you been a member of BurdaStyle?
I’ve been a BurdaStyle member since 2009 and I love that it is a web for all people who love to sew. I used to visit the web every few minutes. Nowadays, I check whenever I’ve uploaded a project, I love getting comments.

Sewing inspiration

What is the most frustrating thing about sewing for you? What is the most rewarding?
I hate tracing and cutting patterns as well as reading the instructions. Making my own pattern can also be very tedious. I really am an impatient sewer and would prefer making crafty small things :). The most rewarding part is when the project is done and seeing how happy the recipient is.

Check out her top ten member project slideshow!


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    Apr 1, 2011, 09.43 PMby Floral Blossom

    I’m so proud of you Lia. I love your work and how your family supports you. You have been such an inspiration for us Indonesian crafter/blogger. Keep up the good work! Thanks BurdaStyle for featuring her!



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      Apr 25, 2011, 05.41 AMby liaspace

      makasih wid :D

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    Apr 1, 2011, 04.44 PMby krunamagiar

    hello congrats for featured member from Indonesia. very nice article…..lovely family….. i love your fabric collection……….and good luck for your upcoming project. regards, Ritney.. also orang indonesia ;)

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      Apr 25, 2011, 05.41 AMby liaspace

      makasih yah rit :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 09.17 PMby hokidoki

    It’s about time you are featured my friend :) love all of your cute and whimsical tutorials, thanks for sharing and yes, that fabric stash….I am jealous

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      Apr 25, 2011, 05.40 AMby liaspace

      hehhehee thanks mar :) ayo sini pulang

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    Mar 31, 2011, 07.45 PMby caramia-made

    It’s nice to learn more about you. I love your choice of bright, fun fabrics and your children are beautiful. Congrats on being the featured member. - Caramia xxx

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.51 PMby anuchka

    Wow, I really like your working space and your choice of fabrics! I think of purchasing a bunch of boxes to sort out my fabrics according to its content: wool to wool, cotton to cotton etc.

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      Apr 25, 2011, 05.42 AMby liaspace

      hahahaha you’re just seeing them in a “neat” state…they’re so out of place now

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.24 PMby sewneenee

    Congrats, featured member! Love your fabric stash, very inspiring! You know I am a fan, keep up the good work and I can’t wait to see more from you.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.27 AMby jeskagrue

    You have amazing fabric! A very lovely sewing space, and the cutest little girls!!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.35 AMby verypurpleperson

    Yay Lia! So happy to see you here! Love the ‘white noise’ part, I imagine it must be pretty comforting :)

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      Apr 25, 2011, 05.39 AMby liaspace

      hahahahhahaa yoi….else it would’ve been too quiet :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.32 AMby susanne2011

    Wow, I love your fabric stash! Are you buying that all in Jakarta, or do you order it from a webstore? If so, could you let me know which website?

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      Apr 25, 2011, 05.38 AMby liaspace

      the ikat I got from bazaars held in Jakarta and the cute batiks, I got from Bali :) they’re the most comfortable materials! let me know if you ever come to this part of the world, I’ll take u around ;)

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    Mar 30, 2011, 09.12 PMby janul

    Hi, so happy you´re featured member! Great to read more about you! Greetings from Jana :)

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