Thursday, September 18, 2008

of trims and sewing tools

I have a weakness for trims. Whenever I'm at the sewing supplies shop, my eyes would involuntarily look at them even though I would be at the shop for other reasons like thread or zip purchasing. There is something about the colours and patterns of these fabric trims that mesmerize me.

I found a way to work with the trims I have for a while. Sewn together, they form into fabric pieces which I made into a zip pouch. I'll be using it to hold my essential sewing tools.

This weekend, I plan to visit the supplies shop for some zips.. and perhaps, some trims..

Monday, September 15, 2008


At the earlier part of today,

laundry was done,
Kaeden had his first nibble of a milk biscuit
and a story of 'Red Riding Hood' was read.

Also, a batch of owl zip purses made over the week, completed.

They are available for sale in my online shop now.

It had been a stressful weekend, with me recovering from a cold that had passed around in this household. I hope the virus ends with me and that cheery days are ahead this week.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

something postnatal

After reading a favourite blog-friend's post , I got to know about this site, Polyvore. So here's a collage of what I would love to don and collect. Message T's, smock tops, flower hair pins of various materials, vintage brooches.. and I decided I should make an effort to put on skirts more often. I can't wait to celebrate the day I get my pre-pregnancy figure back.

Friday, September 05, 2008

unpredictable regular

Lately, my days have been irregular in a regular way.

There would be the unpredictable moments such as Kaeden being exceptionally teary, napless days and leaving the laundry out when there'd be sudden downpours. These moments often led to early nights as I would be so physically drained. The biggest challenge for us (especially Brian) at the moment is to manage the household chores on top of everything else since the previous domestic helper left us for health problems a month ago. It's the first time I feel this rented home of ours is big and that walking the extra steps to the bin feels like a dread.

There would be unpredictable moments such as Kaeden smiling his first real smile into the camera, days with peaceful naps in the noon and rain on hot days. Then I would tell myself that my tired muscles are worth it and even though I'd to wake up in the early mornings, I'm slowly claiming my 8 hours back.


On a different note now...

Maad (6-7 Sept 'o8)

The craft scene which I'm putting behind me temporary. A friend, Fred will be helping me set up a stall this weekend with my handmade stuff which I'd done previously.