Wednesday, April 29, 2009

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz





~~~ good night ~~~
wishing you a bright and happy day tomorrow.....

like diamonds in the sky


i am seeing....
blue clouds
white clouds
shining stars like diamonds
.... and a bunny-shaped cloud...




and i am eating them one by one....
.... and there are, by now, 1,000 carats of diamonds in my tummy....
so full.....

purple


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

i like them scrunched




i prefer them scrunched, all wrinkled, wavy
to
sleek, straight and neat.
lately i love adding seam binding to things i make,
and they come in so many delicious colors...
i am just as happy staring at them, admiring their beauty....
silly huh?


and i just came across this.... my best find of the week!
absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!
i love everything i see.....
and i love it's logo, so pretty!
too bad they don't ship international.....
ah... and i was told that scrunching works best when the ribbon/hem/seam binding is still wet and then let dry...
i will try try....

raw jazz


... by hanjin 陳奐仁
his is talented but didn't think i would actually go and get his music,
until now.....
raw jazz.... how can i resist?

Monday, April 27, 2009

a not-so-accidental accident


the other day at work.
i was getting ready to start my day's work after having made myself my daily drink.
next thing i knew,
i knocked over the drink.... completely, literally completely....
all over my desk, the keyboard, my documents, folders, calculator, pen, notebook, ruler....
even into my drawers one by one....
horrible and totally messy...

after having the mess cleaned up....
my eyes fell on a piece of paper.
it was totally soaked.... and totally the effect i want!
it was dark around the edges with gradually lighter shades towards the center.
it's exactly the kind of "vintage" and "rusted" look i have been trying to create but in vain!
the picture above is just a corner of the paper.... can't show the entire document here as it is full of *confidential* information.... hahahaha....

so what was the drink?
it's my own version of mocha
~ a mix of coffee and ovaltine
how to make?
~ three big spoonfuls of nestle coffee + three even bigger spoonfuls of ovaltine + skimmed milk + hot water + sweetner
it's really tasty and it's how i get myself going each morning in the office.
i get really grumpy otherwise!

i am going to try dying paper in coffee + ovaltine (it smells really good too).....

and a side-note..... my coffee+ovaltine dyed calculator was almost certified!!!!!
i was so upset when i found out that it was not responding at all, i.e. no response when i pressed on any of the keys....
this calculator has been with me for many many years.... almost like my lucky charm....
my colleagues were kind enough to *assist* with bringing it back to life....
thanks.... hahahaha
after two days of "drying under the office fluorescent lights", it's now back in business....

p.s. i am labelling this post as *handmade*.... hahahaha

zeroS


a meal with zeroS....
* lace pom pom.... zero trans fat
* hand sprayed mini la tour eiffel.... zero cholesterol
* hand sprayed mini brass plate covered with lace.... zero calorie

Saturday, April 25, 2009

my new friend

a surprise visit after the heavy rain this afternoon.....



please stay and make my days brighter.....
and can you also make me wiser?
as i am too silly and stubborn....
always get myself stuck on little things...

dreaming of being somewhere else


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

rolls of lace


... recycling them....
... using one of them...


the repair center

one by one,
the toys were torn, broken, stuffings being took out...
that afternoon, i finally sat down and started *healing* them one by one....
the first in line was... a bottle of champagne....
.... and this was the rest of the queue:
the newspaper,
the chocolate cake
the perfume...
and of course, THE MOON
while the repair center was at work, the poopoos went a bit crazy as soon as they saw these *missing* toys appearing again.... (i have put them away pending for repairment for quite some time.... as i was a bit too lazy.... i was bad....)
i could almost see sparkles in their eyes!
especially brownie....
he attempted to *steal* THE MOON by leaning up to pull down the moon from my knees several times.....
he really loves the moon....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

love letter


twelve *fifi lapin*!


fifi in the sky....
has finally arrived in town!
.... i was naughty.... you know what i mean....


while waiting at the counter, i found these stickers.
the sales lady said they are free, so i was going through them, trying to pick one (though secretly in my mind, i was thinking whether it's ok to take more than one).
the sales lady must be a mind-reader!
she was very nice and said, "oh, let me help you. let me get you one of each design from my drawer."
even better!
one, two, three, four .... eleven, TWELVE!
i got TWELVE fifi lapin!!! in TWELVE different outfits! hehehehe!

and that's not it!

i was given a booklet ~ with cut-out fifi lapin and her puppy stella....


.... and pretty outfits!!!
though i am very tempted to play with these outfits, i think for now,
i will be keeping the booklet intact... as i only got one.... hehehe....

Monday, April 20, 2009

flying babies

the other day, i was trying to take pictures of the poopoos.


"brownie, don't wink! keep them open!"
"sugar! look up please!"



"ok, that's better brownie. good good good, i like your smile! keep smiling!"
"sugar!!!! look here!!! the snacks are here!"




then,
***DING DONG***
***DING DONG***
brownie & sugar: "oh daddy's back! daddy's back!"
and off they jumped from the sofa to the door..................
note those flying ears, here they come again!




and this is my last shot of the day............
a flying tail...............


passport to paris



all packed, ready to go!
oh but no vacation!
don't frown, no need to take vacation for this....
and how nice, if they will accept anything with la tour eiffel as entrance pass?
but i think i may have a slight problem with my pass...
they will ask "what is this????"
"it's too big to be a brooch!!"
"admission not granted!"
hahaha....
okok, i will book the tickets....

*take it easy my brother charlie*


kk's version



jorge ben's original


i like both but i think i like kk's more.... i like it's softness, her girly whispers and sexy voice....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

the café


i think my friend & i were the last persons to know about this cafe...
couple weeks ago, my friend said she read about this place for coffee and tea with really nice deco...
she couldn't remember the exact address, so we were wandering on the street...

just about when we were to give up, there it was, standing right in front of us.
as soon as i saw the deco, i fell in love with the place.
i love the color theme, i love the pieces of furniture, i love the little zakka here and there, i love the setting..... i love the flowers and the little *worn out* looking vases....
we asked for a table for two, but no empty tables...
while waiting for seats, we went to the clothes section.
i knew about this brand as i have seen it at different places before but haven't actually been inside.

THEN!
we found this little corner selling ZAKKA!!! yay!
i must admit we behaved a bit crazy.... the sales lady followed us around quite closely!
but we were excited by what we saw:
brown wax paper bags, stamps, candles, stationary, etc....
they even have cavallini stamps!!! and even the one that i have been hunting for: birds!
i should have waited for a bit longer, then i wouldn't have to order online and pay for the shipping!
there was only one box and devil me *deviled* my friend into getting it! hahahah....
in addition to the two pieces of zakka in the picture above, i got couple other items...
i LOVE these other two items! will take pictures of them later...

then, we were told a table was ready for us... just in time for us to chill out!
everything in the menu looks yummy!
it was around 4pm that day, just had lunch and not dinner time yet...
but i wanted to order this and that: pasta, salad, toast....
my friend was quite scared..... so i had to trim down to just the toast.... but she promised that she would accompany me to go back at another time to try out the other dishes.... hehehehe...

there was also quite a variety of coffee and drinks...
i ordered a green tea chocolate coffee....
it was yummmyy but the only thing was.......
my mouth was all GREEN afterwards.....
hahahahha.....

i will surely go back again....
but not with somotu
and she will surely go back with me (as she promised) but not with her pineapple...
hahahaha....
cuz these other halves are not into cafe/coffee/tea....
they don't know what they are missing! ha!

p.s. while searching for this brand, i came across this.
quite stylish!

white is still my favorite color


Saturday, April 18, 2009

sad.... but at least i knew about it before it vanished

*不設畫位* on 903
this is my favorite radio programme.
i like it because the hosts are real music fans (and movies as well).
they are very knowledgeable; be it jazz, rock, alternatives, electric, oldies...
they never fail to introduce good music,
and it was through their programme that i got to know about koop, ivy, marc collin, kings of convenience, etc......

i wasn't going to be home in time for their programme tonight,
but because i was shivering with cold after being soaked in the heavy rain this afternoon,
i went back home and didn't go out.....

then,
i found out that tonight is the last night of their programme.....
so sad.....
to me, it means less variety of music on the radio, more of the same songs being played night and day.....

Thursday, April 16, 2009

broken


possibly why i am having non-stop little mishappenings lately........

dear SBP

Secret Blog Police, WAKE UP!!!!!
this one is for you.
this is a test to see if you are still doing your job and policing!
lots of investigations piling up for you! hahahaha.....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

thanks!

hihi angela,
thanks for stopping by and letting me know where else i can get LULA...
i managed to find a bookstore in central which has it. ^_^
did you also get the latest copy?

wearing it




Tuesday, April 14, 2009

sunbathing.... interrupted


mr grey: "hey, brownie boy, i wanna sleep under the sun. let me use your moon to cover my eyes, ok?"
"oohhhhh......... nice........."
"zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"



sugar: "count me in!"
mr grey: "............ there goes my peaceful afternoon..............."

she also wants to go *blink* *blink*


Monday, April 13, 2009

i like their name


spring is here


glittering


tried playing with the glitter glass which i got some time ago....
was a bit nervous at first...
spent quite a bit of time deciding the shape and where to *pour* them onto...
and the desk became quite messy... ahahaha...
anyway this is it.....
it appears that there are only two fine lines of the glitter glass....
actually there is more.... the lower right corner is covered with them...
but it's covered by the crocheted frame... will try to *position* the glitter glass better next time....

next *project* is to play with black glitter glass....

i tried swinging the brooch around to see if the glitter glass would all come off...
they didn't.... or i should say, not yet...
and if they did/do, i would/will imagine myself walking on a rainbow made of glittering stars.... hahahaha

ribbon bows


... my other weak point...

pink blossoms


they swing



found these pins in the shape of a ribbon bow....
the first two made,
and the crocheted frames can swing....
maybe they can be used to hypnotise brownie & sugar....
"sit!"
"down!"
"up!"
"sleep!"
"eat!"
"stop!"
actually, instead of the mini la tour eiffel, i should fix a piece of snack....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

grey


all things new



* brooches ~ fresh
* iron zakka ~ newly assembled (i didn't make it, but it requires some assembling....)

i took apart the iron zakka after taking the pictures....
else someone will ask tons of questions, like
"what is this?"
"what is it for?"
"another piece of junk?"

junk it is, but it looks pretty to me.
i think i can think of some ways to utilize it...
maybe to hold somotu's keys, etc at the entrance... hahaha

Friday, April 10, 2009

the lady and the gentleman

introducing the lady and the gentleman.....


our gentleman with the smartest looking bow tie
and
our lady wearing the most elegant lace collar (sorry, can't really see the lace collar in this picture as our lady's hair is too lonnggggg.... just imagine for now)


oh oh oh....
please put back your tongue brownie,
you are supposed to be a gentleman!


that's better.....


.... a close up....
stay put brownie... you are doing well...
just a few more shots and the snacks will be yours.


.... and our lady with the lace collar....
being asked by mr. grey for a dance... "may i?"


king, thanks for the smart bow tie and pretty lace collar.
they fit perfectly!!!! i love them!!!!

twin bangles