Saturday, February 20, 2010

new things

new things

new things

flower hair clip

I've been away from here for awhile. It's going to be like this, I'm afraid for my subsequent posts will be as soon/late as I've something to write about. Did you have a good lunar new year + valentine's day? My family weren't doing anything big on that Sunday but I'd a present from Brian. A Chinese style 2-tier cupboards for storing my stash, something I'd dream of having. It's still empty and I will get to filling it up with fabric, most probably.

and oh, I have to share about this set of grey colored rose hair pin and crochet necklace from Sibebo. It's going to be a favourite for awhile and the romantic big flower hair pin for a friend is very pretty too.

It's a week late but still,
have a prosperous new year
happy 人 日!

Friday, February 05, 2010

unripe green

tomato pincushions

Unripe tomatoes - pincushions made purely for the fun of it, sometime back. I followed the directions from Martha Stewart's. One day I'll like to get my hands on the Dritz tomato.


Heather told me she's passing on the Kreativ Blogger Award to me, along with 6 others.

I'm flattered and honestly, I felt I didn't fully deserve one. If what I thought was the definition of the award, I'm far from being a regular creative blogger, preferring to treat the 'table calender' space as a good opportune outlet. However, I'm going to treat this award with respect and follow its guidelines.

1) Copy the award to my blog
2) Link to the person who has given me this award
3) Tell 7 interesting things about myself
4) Choose 7 other blogs that I want to give this award to
5) Link to their blogs
6) Comment on their blogs that I have given them this award

It's hard to think I'm interesting(!) and even harder to pick out 7 other blogs. But I'll try.

About me:

I love eating the onion family. Spring onions, big yellow onions.. I can eat red shallots raw. Just give me a wide berth if you see me eating one and haven't got to my toothbrush and Colgate.

I played the flute in school and took piano lessons until practical grade 8 exam ten years ago. Make me play these instruments now without any music scores, you'll have to imagine I'm playing something new age.

I've a cello and I want to start learning to play and go for lessons again when my child(ren) is/are formal schooling.

I'm allergic to wasabi.

I don't like eating white chocolate but don't mind it in pastry.

'ah nong' was what my grandma called me when I was small and I love it.

When I'm a retiree, I'll have a golden retriever named Sash.

The 7 blogs (Singapore & Indonesia) I've been reading and will pass the award to are:

Doinky Doodles!

Fat Connection


Oriental Rose

Lia's space



Wednesday, February 03, 2010

dreamy win

amesh's hoop

amesh's topit

It's incredible a package of pretty things arrived for me this morning. Very fast it came too for I only claimed my win just yesterday. My first win of a giveaway!

Recently I got to know of some blogs with writers from Indonesia and I've been a regular reader since. Through Karina; Made in Indonesia, I also know of some talented artists/crafters and independent sellers with unique and good looking wares. It was truly addictive for me as you may realize later.

I haven't been a loyal admirer of batik but Amesh's range of batik prints have me look at it differently and renewed my appreciation for it. From Amesh, I'm lucky to receive a batik fabric hoop, a felt brooch and a round Topit cushion which instantly proved to be a great aid to my lower backache these days.