Thursday, January 27, 2011

party at home



little bb has turned 3 months old today ~~~
today is quite a milestone for me....  
from someone who knew nothing about parenthood to, now,
someone who is starting to have a handle...  but still a long long way to go.....

sometimes when i look ahead, i get nervous...
a lot of things to think, plan and worry about....
i am not sure whether i can be the mother i want to be
and i am not sure if i can handle a full-time job while making sure i give the kind of care and attention i want to little bb.....
some sleepless nights indeed when i think too much..

but today, i put all these thoughts and worries aside
and have some fun with little bb and my two other babies.

i wanted to get cute party hats but couldn't have anything near cute...
so i decided to make them myself.
i am quite happy with the hats i made, especially the fluffy wool balls on top of each hat.....
needless to say, the hat with the extra bit of blue and yellow ribbons is for little bb!
he is the center of attention today!
































brownie and sugar didn't try to run around or step over little bb when we took the pictures.... very good boy and girl!!!



























.......... and the tiny little birthday cake (or really, a cupcake) for our beloved little bb
chocolate and marshmallow..... yum yum!
mama promise that you will have a taste of chocolate and marshmallow when you are older!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

never follow suit

"
That's a good thing bc when you find these great bands, you know no one else knows of 'em. You then randomly meet someone who does know them and you suddenly feel awesome bc you have this bond of knowing a great band that the mainstream hasn't murdered. Yet.
"

quoting somebody else's words....

that's exactly how i feel about the radio dept...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

half day *spa* treatment













it's been a long long while since brownie and sugar last had their grooming done ~ professionally.
during my pregnancy, grooming was done in a *private salon* by their *private groomer* ~ somotu!

the good things about this *private salon* were that booking an appointment was easy and there was no need to wait in line!
oh!  and of course, no need to do all the dropping the kids off and picking them up again!

the only down side was that the *haircut* varied each time....
sometimes too skinny like a piece of stick,
sometimes hair on one side was longer on the right hand side of the body....

as chinese new year is approaching, i think brownie and sugar should get a decent treatment.
so today, i brought them to the *beauty parlor* for a *professional cut*.

it was a heavy task!!!  i had to carry both of them by myself.  one on each side of my shoulders....
boy were they  heavy!!!  especially when they moved around inside the carrier!

i guess it has been a long time since their last visit, both appeared to be a bit nervous....
especially sugar.
when the groomer carried her into the treatment room, she cried and kept turning her head around looking at me.....
sugar calmed down a bit when she saw brownie also being carried into the room and placed opposite of her....
they both look so helpless yet cute!  haha....

while waiting for them, i got a new bed to replace the existing one which was torn here and there.....
they look quite happy and comfy in it....
think i may go back and get one more to replace the other one which is a bit too small.....

Monday, January 17, 2011

a little difference






this one is a little bit different from the other two tops i worked on previously...
the difference is the color of the top...
for a change, this one is not white! 
which actually allows the lace and stuff i added to stand out more.

along the neck line, i added a handful of flower-shaped lace which were cut out from a piece of lace cloth.
then, along the bottom of the top, i added two layers ~
the first layer is a piece of distressed and hand-stamped ribbon;
and the second layer is the same piece of lace cloth which i have cut out the flower shapes.
i left a bit of the ribbon and lace cloth dangling on one side....  i quite like irregular shapes and forms...

i wore this with a cream color cardigan the other day.
turned out that the piece of lace at the bottom of the top didn't really show under the cardigan.
i think i need to add another layer of lace to make it stand out a bit more....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

for myself




























i haven't really been doing stuff for myself with the arrival of little bb
e.g. shopping and sitting in front of the computer surfing
not just because there isn't enough time but also, for some reason, i have sort of lost interest in both....
(be it bad or good....)

couple weeks ago, there was a sudden urge to shop around for zakka...
actual shopping (in the shops and malls) was difficult as i didn't want to leave the house...
virtual shopping it was!

after some hours of here and there in the virtual world,
i ended up getting a bunch of zakka...
from napkin holder to bowls,
from recycle bags to vintage plates.....
and of course lacey stuff!

last saturday, i received the first batch of goodies via the mail....
motifs and lace!

i am anxiously waiting for the rest to arrive!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

my latest obession

















these tiny feet are just amazing....
i can look at them and admire them forever....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

another one









worked on another tee
used five different pieces of lace
i wanted a more "chaotic" look
so instead of adding them in an even and balanced manner,
i added them here and there, some ruffled and some crumbled....

still have two more tees for me to play with!
this is fun!

i am also very tempted to alter some of my other jackets and sweaters by cutting them apart....

Monday, January 3, 2011

just the two of us
























we went out tonight, just the two of us, for dinner.
this date, years ago, we exchanged our vows....... 
and begins a whole new journey together.

on the way to the dinner place,
we stopped by a place where somotu said there is a carousel on display.
i love carousels! 
it would be even better if it was a real one.

dinner was at my favorite restaurant...
i love the ambience and decor of the restaurant and
most importantly, it is at the place where we had our wedding banquet...

we would only allow ourselves to dine at this place once a year so that we would still feel special and have something to look forward to.....

it was a lovely evening....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

lace*d top






in between visits of our families today, i managed to squeeze in some time for something that i had wanted to do for quite some time.

awhile ago, i bought a plain shirt and a couple of long sleeves tees from muji.
my idea was to customize them by adding bits and pieces of lace and fabrics.

i started working on the shirt first........
it took me awhile to decide on which piece of lace to go onto which part of the shirt....


























i ended up using two difference pieces of lace...
one piece for the collar and sleeves and another piece for the front....

it's a lot of fun!  and i can see myself keep adding bits and pieces to tops...
a scary thought indeed!  as i would need to buy a lot of tops!  ha!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy new year

1111

you said your lucky number is 1
so i guess today is your lucky day.....

but wait!
11111
you still have one more lucky day!

and another!  111111

i wish nothing more than a happy and smooth year for you........

a new year
another beginning....
and this new year will be a challenging one for us....