Tuesday, June 30, 2009

revamp



managed to revamp a few pieces of necklaces and brooches made previously....
and
hopefully will manage to find some time to make new pieces soon....
my hands are getting itchy again....

one of the many things i wanna try making is flowers made with layers and layers of fabrics (linen)...
then fix them onto necklaces, brooches....
hope it will be successful!

Monday, June 29, 2009

one white rose






a latest addition to my wardrobe...

it's a white rose on a thin piece of wood....


if i could only have no.28089,
i could try making something similar....


but i guess i need to pass on this idea
for two reasons:
1). it's a finger-eating machine in disguise
2). it may *explode* after 15 mins as it *consumes* japanese voltage only.... it doesn't *consume* hk's.... (thanks to the research done by angela)....

key to the land of fairies


it's finally in my hands after all the waiting and waiting....
her voice is so sweet and soft... that it can melt the hardest rock....
her music is so whimsical... that it can take me out of this world into the land of fairies...
a fairy-land that is so light and bright that i can almost fly....

today was not one of the finest day for me,
but as soon as the first track started playing,
i felt like all the tension and pressure were lifted off from my shoulders...
just like a key to unlock the gate of the land of fairies...

some of my favorite tracks from her latest album:
** 滴滴滴
** 愛上馬戲團團長
** 誰?
** 日光戀人

and the title of her album: 美好的
yes, i think tomorrow will be 美好的 (nice and wonderful)....

Sunday, June 28, 2009

my 3rd attempt








it has been quite awhile since the 1st and 2nd attempt...
this round,
i tried to make something lacy and my initial...
they turned out to be bigger and *fatter* than expected...
i need more practicing,
especially carving finer curves and lines.
hope i can make fine and delicate patterns one day....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

i just wanna say

i luv u all

somotu, sabe, momo.... thanks for being there...
life would be a lonely and scary journey without you....

that's all.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

more of this & that

inspired by the first picture...


* a glass jar which i have been wanting for a long time is now finally in my hands....
and holding vintage spools of thread...

















* a vintage-looking sewing machine.....

























... which is not really a sewing machine....
rather, it's a mini storage box....
it was one of my birthday gifts from the girls last year...
it was hiding for the longest time....
i think it's about time to let it breathe and see sunlight



* just realized that i didn't add that link to my last post...
here it is..... no. 28089
the "fingers-eating-machine"


* i spoke to somotu about something that is in my mind alot recently and his response was:
"you have to make your own choice. to leave the island or stay. hahahaha....."
"even if you leave the island, it will be your destiny to return in three years time..."
i was like, "what?????????????????"
i seriously think he has been brainwashed by LOST...
he is catching up with all the previous seasons of LOST in the past few days (note: many many episodes watched in just a few days!!)...
which is making me really dizzy..... and crazy....
i am not really a TV nor movie person....
luckily he told me there is only a few more episodes left....
i can enjoy some quietness until 2010.... the final season....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

this & that

being random here....


i would love to have this sewing machine from janome


.... then i can do all these lovely stitches.....
i especially like the scalloped stitch...
i think it would look nice on a tote bag, a pouch, a simple top.....



no. 28089
.... i would also love to have it....
then i can cut out different shapes i fancy
and make necklaces, bracelets with these cut-out wooden shapes and patterns...
when i showed it to somotu,
he said "hahahahaha.... you will probably end up *finger-less* before i see any necklaces, bracelets...."
i think he is probably right... given i am such a clumpsy person....





and my best *find* of the week!!
they now ship international!!!!
i think i am going to be very busy *surfing* this weekend......




Monday, June 22, 2009

sneaking around









A, B & S


sugar loves to turn around for us to rub and kiss her....
she can never have enough of rubbing and kissing....


.... and brownie likes to just stand there and stare....


.... i just love the way brownie smiles in this picture...
such a big big big grin!
thanks somotu for taking these pictures for us....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

tatting lace


tatting lace is something i really want to learn for a long time...
this afternoon, i took out the kit i got from felissimo.

the instructions looked quite straight forward...
and i thought i would be able to make at least a tiny coaster today.

but i was wrong!
i tried numerous times but just couldn't make the first loop....
and my pinky finger was turning numb!

got a bit frustrated in the end...
put aside the tools.... and started carving rubber stamps instead...

but i will not give up...
will give it another try next weekend...
would be wonderful if someone can show me the technique in person!





and my goal is to be able to make something similar to this....
probably is going to take me ages though!





... i got this particular piece from bangkok....
the price was very reasonable...
probably somotu is going to say it's not worth the time to make one...
but it's just not the same....
it's the process which i enjoy...

what is this??????


~ cotton ball?
~ hotdog?
~ pillow?
~ a big piece of dust?
~ casper?
~ a flying ghost???

mirage










dear dad

HAPPY FATHER's DAY!!!!

~ we love you

Saturday, June 20, 2009

lost & found ~ no.2

very happy to see them again last weekend....



got this from tokyo....

it was my birthday that year,
my friend and i were trying to find our way to the place for the tofu kaiseki (懷石料理) restaurant.
we got lost and instead of finding the restaurant,
we bumped into this little shop.

it was a very cute little shop... too cute to pass even though we were late for the dinner booking (and that we still haven't found the way yet!)....
we wanted to get almost everything in the shop...
but we reinforced each other that we needed to stay calm...

in the end, i got myself this necklace... and my friend got earrings...
i love this necklace a lot because of the details....
a poodle, la tour eiffel, a dancing couple and a chic lady wearing a hat adorned with little blink blink stones...








another necklace which i loved but couldn't find it for the longest time....
i got it from one of my favorite shops, magenta...
i love it because it was simple but detailed.... i especially like the two little hoops dangling from the side....

too bad i can't wear them to work... otherwise i will be wearing them everyday to make up the time lost in the dark.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

LBD






a Little Black Dress...
made of black glass glitter...

it has been lying on my table for quite some time now,
but i still haven't figured out what to make out of it....

lost & found ~ no.1


finally it's seeing daylight
it was hidden in the drawer and forgotten.... until last weekend.

have been using it to keep all my *jewelry* ~~ fake ones i mean...

i brought it back all from the way from milan...
i know, le petit prince should be associated with paris...
but no, i got this one from milan...

actually, now that i think about it... i don't recall seeing him in paris....
i saw him in milan
and
i saw him in london....
oh... no, i did see him in paris... somewhere near versailles.... i got myself an eraser with him on it... now, where's the eraser? i think that would be my assignment for this weekend....


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

a good deal


got this quite some time ago,
but it was forgotten as it was buried in the pile of mess in between my desk and the window.

now that it's lost and found,
i am turning it into a home for the remote controls, blackberry, plugs, etc...
you can't just believe how many remote controls there are in this tiny house....
and
most of them are unfamiliar to me!
i only know the one for the TV and my blackberry....
the rest are friends of somotu but strangers to me!

and,
it was from the jusco shop....
though it's not just ten dollars...
it was fourty dollars....
but i think it was still a pretty good deal considering the size and the extra touch of ribbon bows....


my plan for the weekend


... i wanna bring my polaroid,
go out there
and
just,
take pictures....

... i wanna take pictures of the sea, the beach, the clouds, the sky...
or
maybe take pictures of animals at the park
or
maybe take pictures during night time.... the neon lights, the buildings, cars running on the street....

but these are just wishful thinkings...
this weekend is already full....
full of obligations...

maybe next weekend...


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

*stop pushing me around!*









~~ yelled the lion.....

i don't like tuesdays

tuesday is my least favorite day of the week...
mainly because of the weekly meeting that i need to join....
i find it quite disruptive as it usually lasts at least 2 hours... usually, i don't even get a chance to talk because someone else will be doing all the talking.... and most of the time, the issues discussed don't really affect my area.....
i can use the 2 hours more efficiently and effectively if i can just sit at my desk and continue with my work....

and today is even worse...
my first meeting of the day started at 9am this morning...
and
my last meeting started at 9pm this evening....
and
from 2:30pm to 10pm.... i was in meetings back to back...

i was dehydrated
and
i felt really dizzy
and
i think i have lost my mind....

let me know if you see my head & mind in the lost and found center........

Monday, June 15, 2009

idle

dust has been gathering on it...
as it has been quite awhile since i last used it....

my hands are getting itchy...
yet time is limited.

this weekend will be difficult to find time for myself...
perhaps next weekend....

i wanna make a weekend tote bag for myself....
a simple top for myself
a summer dress for sugar
ah!
i have promised brownie that i will make him a summer shirt....


the couple











you are never alone....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

recent favorite top















open the book...






there is a secret message for you.........