Friday, April 30, 2010

last saturday, the spring fiesta

pictures from last saturday::  spring fiesta @ yves kitchen


the lovely corner of joanna's come home soap and candlelight jewelry


























 





































and other corners of bonnie's cozy white house:


















thanks dear for letting me use the newly acquired vintage tray to host my items!
thanks to bonnie for letting me join this fair....
and thanks to angela and miko for dropping by to say hello!



Monday, April 26, 2010



i am still feeling tired

here are some of the pictures from the spring fiesta @ yves kitchen
taken by joanna...
will post pictures i took later....






goodnight....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy friday, finally

like most people,
the weekday that i look forward to the most is, of course, friday!
so glad that tomorrow is friday ~~~ yay yay yay!
this has been a extremely, awfully long week......
everyday is like a drag in the office....


lately, there is one more reason why i look forward to friday.
it's the "breakfast"....
the team at work has resumed the habit of using the common pool of $$ to order breakfast....
and usually, since it's happy friday,
i will let myself go wild and order things i normally wouldn't eat....
which is ~~~~~~~ 
instant noodles with luncheon meat and fried eggs.... 
the naughtiest food!
yum yum!!!
and i like to add alot of tabasco and maggie sauce to it........
yum yum yum!!!!



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on a separate note,
i am looking forward to the spring fair at yves kitchen this weekend...
some of the flowery items i made to go with the theme of the fair:








































i may not be able to stay for both days this weekend,
but will try my best to stay as long as possible....




happy friday to all of you!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

spring fair *flowers and butterflies*
























this weekend, i have the honor to join a spring fair hosted by yves kitchen.
the theme of the fair is *flowers & butterflies*
to echo the theme, i took some pictures, obviously with flowers and butterflies!

i have made a small number of items including brooches and necklaces
some of them were made to go with the theme....  lots of flowers!

it's my first time to join events hosted by yves kitchen.
though not my first time to the place.
last time was the xmas fiesta.
i knew about this lovely place through joanna.
joanna will also be there this weekend with her wonderful handmade body and face care!
actually, i must add that, the reason i got to join the fair is because i am tagging behind joanna! hehehe.....
many thanks to joanna and bonnie for letting me join them and share the fun!

there will also be other crafters:
* Aroma Healing Room 天然芳香最新產品~聞香筒
* Color Twinkie ~ 手繪布藝 . 圍裙訂製
* Herboland 有機香草茶包
* Macshushu 吃過不能忘懷的自家鳥結糖
* Lolita Summer ~ 少女情懷手作飾物
* Duo Workshop ~ 巧奪天工的心思手作
* G.la Workshop ~ 概念式手造布藝
 
 
hope it will be a fun day for all of us!

*meow* *meow* *meow*


last saturday, we went to somotu's friends place for a small gathering.
the friend's place was full of laughter as there were two kids running around, screaming
and two meow meows climbing up and down.

one of the meow meows was super friendly....
though i have been to the friend's place for numerous times, last saturday was the first time meow meow was more "warmed up" than ever.....
after patting his back, massaging his head for a bit,
i picked him up and made him sat next to me on the sofa....

thereafter, he wouldn't leave (my legs).... 
he kept on pushing his little round face and chubby paws to my legs,
used his little paws to grab my jeans, pushed my hand....
i think he liked the massaging service i gave him....
he is super super (i don't know what's the best english word for )....
he is by far the most 熱情 meow meow i have ever met!
soooooooo cute
that i made somotu took pictures of us.........


























check out his chubby paw!



*****
this morning, when i walked pass the newstand,
i saw a piece of terrible terrible headline news....
5 cats were thrown to death!!!

i didn't dare to read the details...
who on earth would be so cruel to do such a thing to helpless and harmless lovely creatures?????
i don't think the one who did such a thing is a human being.... but a monster.

when will such crazy and heartless things come to an end?

Monday, April 19, 2010

not for me
























i got myself this white hairband from an online shop awhile ago....
only to find out it absolutely does not look good on me...
so i decided to pass it to her...........

Sunday, April 18, 2010

swirling and squeezing

few days ago, joanna and i went for a class on baking cupcakes and doing decoration.


these are the end products.....
the baking part wasn't that difficult, probably because with joanna's help!
the decoration was the difficult part and also the part which i enjoyed the most!
our teacher, who is quite nice and knowledgeable, showed us different ways to do the decoration.
it's amazing how the different little decorating tips can create fanciful swirls and shapes.....

when it was my turn to do the decoration,
i was so nervous that i couldn't stop giggling... 
with my hands shaking and giggles....  and of course, poor techniques,
my end products didn't quite come out as they are supposed to!  ^_^
they look more like a disaster......  no wonder somotu didn't dare to try any of them!








this is supposed to be a rose with little leaves around it.
obviously, it doesn't look quite like a rose!
if anything, i think it looks more like a cabbage in pink color!







this is a relatively easier one to make.....
and joanna helped me to top the big swirl with a little red heart (just for somotu).
but when i got home the cream got smashed and the heart was half buried by the cream....
didn't matter as somotu refused to try it anyway....









ah-ha!
and this is the total disaster!
what i was trying to make (or follow what the teacher showed us)
was the letter *A* with a little heart on the upper right.

as you can see, the letter *A* looks more like a mustache!!!! 
hahaha... i couldn't stop laughing myself....
and the little heart.....  hmmm  i don't know how to describe it.... hahahhaa

it looks so bad that i decided to just make it even worse by endorsing it with "angry flames" on top of the *A*!

this disastrous cupcake is called *the angry A*























no one wanted / dare to eat them...
not even sugar nor brownie as they didn't even come begging for them....
so i ate them all myself.....
hahahaha

but seriously, it was a fun class.
despite the horrible looking end products,
i do enjoy doing the decoration.....  and would like to give it another try....
next time, i would like to make a *happy A*

Friday, April 16, 2010

i finally did it.


i finally had enough.


finally, the waiting is over
finally got another chance again.


i have decided to say goodbye to the place
where i have on and off spent almost 1/3 of my life.


last time, i almost did it
but turned back.


this round, i am more determined than ever.


in couple months time, i will have a new beginning.


the only two things i pray for are
to work with "normal" people
and
to have my life back.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010




















finally, the waiting is over...
fingers x~ed

Monday, April 12, 2010

"what r u looking at?"


























switching off and on

i took a day off today
cuz i m absolutely tired and sick of work and the ppl at work
i wish i could take a longer vacation.... 
but that's not possible cuz the team is short of two persons....
i was told if i were to take a "longer vacation", i need to make sure i check my voicemail and blackberry enough times so as not to miss any "urgent" stuff....
well, i rather not take any days off.
what's a vacation when i need to constantly check stuff @ work?????
(in fact, i did cancel my trip to tokyo in march cuz i was just too fed with with this "pls check vmail and email" thing...  and the spooky thing was some others were able to get away with vacation during this period.... perhaps i need to roar like a lion to get heard!!)

switching off is good.......

stayed home....
did some laundry....
groomed the babies....
ate the most naughty food, i.e. instant noodles with luncheon meat and fried eggs, fries and hamburger... yum!

then surfed around....
and bumped into her videos....
how i missed her voice!

so the rest of the afternoon was spent digging up her CDs from the boxes........
switching on to her voice which is so soothing and tender......


















Saturday, April 10, 2010

bilitis dix-sept ans











my recent fancy ~ bilitis
each piece has lots of vintage european lace....  feminine and delicate
i love all their pieces!







it was very difficult to decide which piece to get.....
along with the items i got, i also got these little presents which are just absolutely gorgeous!
lovin'em all!
















 


palette de printemps * pearls & ribbons


























an "old" tin box and some "old" lace
















Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

*story telling* 4

eye candy



















































i absolutely love these ruffles, the layers, the softness and palette
i don't have any occassion nor physique to put them on
but it's just as nice to look at them and admire them....









Monday, April 5, 2010

palette de printemps










































just one more day before the public holidays end.....
the past few days have been quite busy for me....
in fact, i looked and felt busier than at work.

i have been burying my head with beads, chains, lace, charms, ribbons etc....
diligently making some new necklaces and brooches to go with necklaces....
my room is such a mess!  with bits and pieces lying from the table, to the cupboards, to the floor....

yesterday, i sat down to take stock of the items made in the past few days....
disappointed!  only six!  six only!  i thought i would have been able to come out with more than just six pieces given i have been so diligent....

i need to work harder i guess....
when i go back to work, i would have no spare time to make anything...

looking at the necklaces and brooches made,
they share one thing in common....  and that is they are all in light colors....
like the colors of spring....
i guess the name of this collection should be:  palette de printemps