22 October 2010

cooking workshop by 8days

the hazy weather in singapore's really bad, reaching over 100 pts yesterday evening. that explains the fogginess. its really gloomy in the normally bright and sunny island. despite the gloom, the weather's still hot hot hot. and its so easy to fall sick in this lousy weather.

it started my bro, then audrey, and me. i was down with fever early this week and am still plague by the intense headache cum giddiness for the past 3 days. normally 1 pandaol will do the trick but this time round, it doesnt :*(. kk said the weather's giving her bad headache too. @ least i feel better after hearing that knowing that i am not alone.

my head's giving out the 'wong wong wong' feeling as i type. i shld head home to rest well before my bangkok trip tomorrow. hoping that all the headaches & giddiness will go away by tonite - i dun wan it to follow me to bangkok! :(

back to the main topic of this post :

last weekend, we went to a cooking workshop organised by 8days, held @ marriott hotel where they will show us how to prepare easy desserts for parties @ home. cukoo haw signed up for it expecting a hands-on session only to be dissappointed for it is a sit down and watch from afar. hot mama hui-ee joined us too. She's looking really pretty for a mama-to-be with a pretty glow - pregannt and pretty ! - that's what i will be too when its my time :P

the 2-3 hour session would have been very boring if not for the entertaining host - michelle cheong and my excellent companions haw & huiee. and we were photographed by the event photographer! and many others were too. its pretend pretend cuz the photographer had to ask us to put up the 'twist' sign, smile and then put some advertisers products in front of us casually and look like we enjoied ourselves.
ask me if i would go for another such events again? hmm.. with the right company, why not , even tho its pretty lame :P

20 October 2010

Ms G key pouch

was happy to see Ms G using one of my key pouch and had to take a picture of it. so pretty!!

bendy bendy again

did more bendys for the shoppe. get them if any catches your fancy.

wish i had more time so that i could craft more and newer products. I have one prototype done already.. will update soon.

12 October 2010

Ten.Ten.Ten - Part 2

Here are un-professional pictures which i took for the day. It takes too long for the professional wedding photographers & videographers to do their editing, plus taking pictures helped to keep me occupied - so here's mine! :D
here's the happily married couple! pretty audrey & my brother (who lost quite a bit of weight for the wedding) :D
Sights spotted ard the venue
Food food food. Catered food for the day - not that bad.
Snapshots of the guests for the day , made up mostly of my bro & audrey's frens.
Kids galore! All girls and only 1 boy.

sold sold sold!

Sold Sold Sold! All these sold (and many others not pictured here, including 9 clutch purses) during Ms G's fair @ Thomson Plaza last week. Thanks to all those who have bought my crafts! Thank you thank you!
So how did i get to know Ms G and how did my crafts end up @ her fair? Briefly - earlier this year, i chanced upon her fair @ thomson plaza. It was hard to ignore her shop as its really prettily displayed with lots of goodies (very japanese zakka), I remembered spending a long time at her shop looking from top to bottom to look for good bargains and I remembered spending quite a lot of $$$. And it was not enuff to just buy @ her fair, i even bought some from her online store - which was delivered personally to my place. When she came by to drop off my purchases, i gave her one of my craft items, the bendy pouch. On that same day ( i think...), she dropped me an sms asking if i wanted to sell my craft items at her fair and the rest is history...

Yay! :D Happy to sell my crafts, Happy to know that pple are buying & using them. Happy that the money i get from my crafts goes to buying more pretty fabrics for more crafts.. and the cycle goes on and on.

11 October 2010

Ten.Ten.Ten - Part 1

10.10.10 - a once in a century date. In singapore, a total of 830 couples exchanged marriage vows, out of which, my brother's one of them! :D He had his solemnization @ One-degree Fifteen Marina Club @ Sentosa Cove. A pretty place to get married in front of the sea, yatches and sun with a party of about 40pax.

Yeah, my brother of 34yrs finally got married to audrey after more than 7 years ( i think it 7 years). Its the first xi shi of the family. Dad must have beeen the most excited of the lot.

Helped to do up wedding favors for the day. Audrey came up with the contents while i helped with the cutting and packing. She chose a "Poker" theme with poker cards & chips in a black/red/white color scheme.
The wedding favor is includes a bottle of hard candy with "hearts" and "thank you", a stick of blowingi bubbles and ice cube thingy which lights up. All packed into a pretty white satin drawstring pouch.
Audrey ordered these handmade candies from a shop @ United Square. It comes in a pretty sized glass bottle and costs only $3.50. Pretty good priced, i think. We had to stick on our own thematic labels.
And we did up matching gift tags to match.
Will post pictures of the solemnization day itself later...

08 October 2010

Russian Dolls Bendys

Kawaii russian dolls! :D Am using the red one for my camera - have been using my bulky camera without any pouch and its full of scratches. Didnt want to use the camera pouch that came with the camera's is heavy and boring in black. Fits perfectly! :D

Shiro comes to play

Shiro came over to my place for the night, together with her owner, cheryl of course. Such a sweet doggy who sticks to cheryl the whole night and rolls over @ a bang. Pity yuki & snowy wouldnt mix/play with shiro. Must be the territorial instincts kicking in - my doggies prob dun like shiro to intrude /vie for our attention.

Got shiro to pose the round pouch , 'fresh out of the oven'.

A funny trumatic incident happened to Shiro the next morning - Mum brought Shiro down to the garden in the morning to 'play'/shit/pee. Since Shiro had no lease, she couldnt bring her out together with my doggies for their daily walk and so left Shiro in the garden. Dad came down shortly and saw this strange unfamiliar dog in the garden. He tot shiro was an intruder and tried to chase her out of the house. Poor shiro - she must have been traumatised and refused to leave the house despite all the chasing. Lucky mummy came back in time to 'save' shiro and it all ends well. Shiro went back and stayed by cheryl side for the rest of the time she was @ my place. Must have been scared silly. :P

06 October 2010

Making disposable chopsticks

Ms G told me during our taipei trip that disposable chopsticks arent that hygenic and clean after all. I didnt really understand it till i seen this clip. Its a pretty long clip but rather interesting. Take some time to finish watching it if you are interested.

Clutch Purse Spotted!


Kay carrying the "handmade by yiwan" clutch purse last friday! I was so surprised and happy to see that she's still using it! After all, I gave it to her like about 3 yrs ago!?!? And its still kept in good condition. It was one of the first batch of clutch purses which i did back then when i first started crafting. And it was like seeing an old friend again!

This vintage looking newsprint clutch purse was machine quilted. Kay added her own disney pushpins to add some character to it. There's this stain mark next to the word "Tigger", which she JUST stained it during dinner that night ! :(

And the interior. According to her, she dislike the fabrics used for the interior, including the rick racs. At that time when i crafted it, i tot it matched pretty well, but now, on hindsight, i must agree with her unwillingly that it is rather mis-matched. But still pretty nevertheless cuz its lovingly handmade by ME!! :D

And, I think this beats any branded pLada, or LB wallet! :D

05 October 2010

La Villa

Had saturday lunch with the usual gang last weekend - sort of a belated birthday thingy for both me and tyre. we love PS Cafe @ dempsey for the laid back atmosphere and greenery but wanted a change and try out something new so Lak suggested La Villa, which was also V's old primary school. Its located along River Valley Road, next to ERC institute.

The ambience was quite good. Love the setting and that they serve warm bread with vinger & olive oil. Yumz..
The main course was at best, average. The burger was flat and dry with very thin patty, the gnocchi (Lak's all-time fave food) had a too mushy texture and my handmade fettucini had more of a chinese stir fry noodle taste to it. The seafood pasta was the best among the average. On top of the average food, the service was very average and the place was understaffed - maybe that explains the lack of smile on their faces and words.

Well, @ least there's free parking but you have to ask for the complimentary ticket yourself. They do not offer it to you upfront.

iphone pouch

made these quite some time back - fits an iphone perfectly. well, something different from the usual silicon casing, sock-like casing or drawstring type of pouch.
it may not be the most practical one to use but at least its special and different. and if u do not wish to use it as iphone pouch, it can double up as a card holder again! :D or maybe fits one lipstick, comb and mascara nicely.

Why daughters are better?

2 person having a chat on a talkshow about kids. Person A has 2 sons and Person B has 3 daughters. So Person A was very proud and arrogant and boosted about how good it is to have sons. But Person B quickly reacted ...




我家有三个亲人, 三个佣人
你家有两个路人, 两个敌人!


01 October 2010

Senseless Fun

Was @ the office yesterday feeling bored. Saw a spool of strings and stack of colorful post-stick. What to do with it? Hmm..
Yay! Make it into a string of those triangular hanging thingy (dunno wat to call them).
Then, hang it up and hold a get together for Ms Labbit & Ms Red :D


Spotted Mr Star Tortise in my garden. He has been living there for many many years already - wandering around the garden, feeing on plants and vegetables which we feed him with from time to time. He used to have another tortise fren but he disappeared somehow and now he's left alone. Once, we even 'caught' him at the far corner in our study room - it baffles us - how he could get there without being spotted.
Lately, dad did a little 're-landscaping' of the garden and planted new greens. If i am not wrong, these new greens are suppose to repel mosquitos, according to the description i saw at the nursery. Looks like Mr Star Tortise found them and finds it delicious. Yummz.
So yummy that he continues to chew on the the last piece of greens even after we picked him up.