Showing posts with label handmade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handmade. Show all posts

December 15, 2012

I love pretty things (and coffee)

Rushing my gift for the office Xmas gift exchange. 
Was too busy to shop so I got the most unoriginal gift ever - an agenda haha.

Everyday accessories.

Coffee with you.

June 27, 2012

midweek pleasures

Simple pleasures like sewing really make my day.

As does having quiet tea with a girlfriend, away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

Hang in there, the weekend's coming soon xx

May 1, 2012


Birthday gift for a friend. Made of cotton linen & a teacup charm.

I was inspired by the cafes & zakka shops in Jiyugaoka in Tokyo.

January 29, 2012


Back from my short vacation! It was below 0deg in both Chamonix & Prague... With frozen toes & fingers.. I'm all snowed out & I cant stand the cold anymore  >_<
Looking at my summer purses, I only wish for spring to come! xx

December 11, 2011

winter comfort & lovely things

My favorite thing to do on a cold day..


keep my feet warm with the softest linen slippers from Muji & read my book with no interruptions.


when we are too lazy to cook on a weekend, we love eating Asian take-out. My favorites are the Thai fried rice & lemongrass chicken kebab. Comfort food to me is always Asian. :)


Packing my purses into pretty packages...


Ready for the post office...!

have a great weekend & keep warm xx

November 14, 2011


“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 
L.M. Montgomery
Can't live without my coffee machine... F says i go thru the boxes of nespresso capsules like an addict! But the pleasure of having a proper coffee is something which makes me smile every morning.
Bag i made for supermarket runs. "When i grow up, I will be a pirate!"
Have a great week xx

July 16, 2011


P1040823Creative Commons License -lait et miel- purses & bags by Jasmine Ng is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Sewing little sets of purses & bags. The little one for coins, the not-so-little one for books & bread. But they kinda belong together dont you think?:)

The beautiful region of Provence is always my inspiration. ♥


Amazing book if u havent already read it. Tolstoy paints such a vivid picture of Russian society at the height of the French invasion, & his depictions of war had me at the edge of my seat. They were SO real u really thought u were there. I have an embarrassing knowledge of wars, so I was surprised that my fave parts of the whole book were actually the battle scenes.


It's been so hot & humid around here... best place to go is the pool to cool down. I love Missoni headbands & their bikinis... plus a good book, we're all set for the rest of summer. xx

PS. Got a date with Harry potter tonight.. cant wait to see how it will all end. :)

July 11, 2011

where i hang out often in paris


A little place called Sweat Shop *lol* which offers sewing machines for rent & classes as well. I've gone there a few times & it's the perfect place to turn my sketches into purses & bags. Plus everyone is really friendly... their creativity blows my mind. There was a girl who sewed her wedding dress from scratch! For sure there are no copycats here, only hardworking girls who hate copycats as much as me woopteedoo.

cafe pics from Google

Plus a little cafe to recharge, enjoy a cake & coffee!

If this isnt heaven, then i dont know what is. ♥

April 30, 2011

spring is here...

& i do love::



a spring picnic with a wonderful view, talking about our dreams & tumbling about on the grass. Sun on our faces, wind in our hair... it was so difficult to get up!


remember this pair of scallop-edged shorts I so love? I could not resist & bought the blazer as well... H&M's conscious collection is ♥.. using recycled polyester from textile waste to make dreamy pieces..


my favorite magazine & purse in a new friendly shape... my own frequent use helps me improve on design & function x


Beurre cru a la baratte bois is the best butter I've ever tasted... freshly churned by hand in Normandy, it is a piece of heaven on warm toast. 


I still can't figure out a way to eat this everyday & not become fat or poor. >_< I'm always on a quest to find the best butter *not sure it's such a good idea*

Meanwhile, enjoy spring... the best pleasures in life are often free & around us.

"If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door." - Robert Brault


March 4, 2011

lait et miel..



My little shop is now open.

See you soon at xxx


a sleepover at my best friend's this weekend (we haven't done that in forever!), a holiday in 3 weeks' time, & many purses to make.

Keep it simple, keep it good. That's all I ask for.

November 30, 2010

handmade bag

My favorite corner of my room.


An Italian straw hat from summer, dried flowers & a new handmade bag in cotton & linen.


Made with the softest leather straps, this bag is perfect for papers & documents. On market days, perhaps a baguette too.


Strawberries on one side, & polka dots on the other.

Available in the shop soon.

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Off to Sydney tonight, i'll be sewing my tea-time purses & drinking lotsa coffee xxxxxxxxx

August 26, 2010

lait et miel in Frankie magazine

Just landed from Milan & was greeted by a wave of purse orders from Australia.


Cos issue 37 of Frankie magazine has hit the newsstands & my purse was featured on page 20!


Looks like i'm gonna bring my sewing kit to Paris tonight & sew up a storm! :)


The printed pic of the purse was a little off-color from the real-life one but that didnt put off the aussie babes from ordering! :)

Happiness is this i think. have a good day everyone! xx

July 14, 2010

My purse in Frankie magazine


My purses will be featured in the next issue of Frankie magazine! (

When i got the email from Lara, the creative director, i jumped out of bed right away! It has always been my dream to be featured on Frankie!

They will be doing a giveaway as well, so if u'd like to get the purse, remember to buy the next issue!

Off to Paris, big smile! xxxx

June 13, 2010

the shop


My shop lait et miel is now open :)

The name means milk & honey in french... which is what i think of secretly when i sew.


Do take a look when you have some time!

June 3, 2010

my handmade purses

Today i wanted to share something special with you - my first collection of sweet purses.

Dreamed up & handmade with love.


This is a story of a rainy afternoon in Paris.

So happy you didn't forget your little umbrella to protect your freshly baked baguettes from the rain.

Running from the bakery to the neighbourhood cafe... "Bonjour mademoiselle!"

Ah there's nothing like a lovely cup of coffee to chase away the blues.. and before you know it, it is sunny again... the skies a clear blue, your heart a light musical note.


My little shop is work-in-progress... I hope to launch it very soon :)

Hope you are smiling like me xxx

July 7, 2009

taking time off

Petit dejeuner de japanese yuzu & black sesame muffins.
Nouveaux porte-monnaies & a brand new day.

Waiting for my handmade liberty dress to arrive...

My next flight is not till Saturday so I'm taking this time to get re-acquainted with my city.
Have a great week xx

April 25, 2009


And i feel a lot better...
Quick escape to Hong Kong mid-week avec G & bitching with the girls.

And of course this put a smile on my face.

Voila un porte-monnaie de Bambi!

Little bambi purse for spring!
I finally got everything right after the 3rd time..
My stitches are kick-ass neat! lol

A nice little cafe bar with lots of nature.

Cillia is a ghost hehehe.
Enjoy your weekend... i'm off to french class (yes, with homework not done.)
Bisous francais xx

January 23, 2009

random... & my very first purse!

busybee *~

Teas with the girls & dreaming a little of my next vacation.

throw some punch in combat class.

I made my very first purse!
With some polka dot fabric & messy fingers.
Dites bonjour a Miffy (*~*)/