Sunday, March 27, 2011

my lazy sunday afternoon


























this has been quite a laid back sunday 
no need to meet this and that
no need to meet for lunch
no visitors
no special plans....
well except for going out for dinner with somotu's family




i did something that i rarely do.....
a nap!
yes, i took a nap!!!!
i hardly take naps because i think it is a luxury or put it another way,
a waste of time....


but i was exceptionally tired today, especially after having our take-away vietnamese lunch.
so i let myself to indulge in this little luxury....


when i woke up, it was almost time for dinner already!


i would have felt really wasteful if i really did nothing...
it was good that at least i did one thing ~ which was to revive a few pieces of outfit.


one was a sequined jumpsuit,
one was a tunic and 
lastly a long sweater.


all three were worn very few times as i felt they didn't look too good on me.


don't want to be wasteful so, this is what i did with each one of them:
* altered the jumpsuit into a long camisole
* cut out the lace of the tunic and added the lace to a plain black slip
* cut short the long sweater





















































this is the jumpsuit turned camisole....
when i first bought it, i thought the gradual dark grey tone and sequins looked really good
but it being a jumpsuit made it really difficult to wear often.....





























i think i can wear it more often now...
and tomorrow,
i will wear the cut short - long sweater.

Friday, March 25, 2011

lol

today was not necessary the kind of friday i would like to have...
my headaches from work didn't vanish,
in fact, they have mushroomed!


it was relatively late when i finally got home
just to find myself trying frantically to soothe a not-in-so-good-of-a-mood little bb....
while having no time for dinner because somotu went out with the boys...


anyway, thanks to joanna's blog entry today,
this,
i found myself giggling at first and then lol.....


it has put into words what i have gone through and is still going through so well!!!!



Thursday, March 24, 2011

de*stress



there exists a list of 101 ways to de-stress myself....
what i did during lunch break today was amongst the top three of this list.....


i hopped from one sample hearing station to another.....
before my head exploded,
i decided to grab them home....


* nouvelle vague's couleur sur paris
* lykke li's wounded rhymes
* the marshmellow kisses' ciao! baby







































my head didn't explode in the end
but i did have a terrible headache (not from these albums of course.....  from work)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

dancing babe



nowadays,
little bb likes to "stand" on his feet and goes dancing, walking, hopping.....


we like to make fun of him....  of how he can't wait to be a big boy....
he no longer likes lying on his back.
if we have him lying down, most of the time, he will end up crying crying....
and if we help him to sit up, he will give us a smile....
even better is if we help him stand up (by putting our hands under his armpits), he will give us a big grin.


sometimes, when he sits in his high chair, he will lean forward and put his hands out as if he wants to get up.....


i try my very best to maximize the time i can spend with little bb during weekdays, 
when i will try to get off from work as early as i can and dash home....


some days, little bb will be sleeping already by the time i get home;
some days, he will be playing with daddy while waiting for me....


if he is awake, we will talk talk (hmmm... really, just me talking),
read some story books,
sing songs (he likes incy wincy spider and twinkle twinkle little star),
play with the toys.......


these days, little bb has started "screaming" and laughing quite often....


i really enjoy and treasure these moments......
a lot of times, i can't help but hold him really really tight in my arms, give him the biggest kiss on his cheeks (and his little little toes toes.... hehehehe)......
aarrhhhhh!!!!


i am longing to hear him utter his first "mama" and "dada"
but yet, secretly, i wish time could go by slowly....
so that we can enjoy these moments for longer....

Monday, March 21, 2011

pop-up












































my copy of little thing magazine

Thursday, March 17, 2011

for the pleasure of mama





















this is the basket that was used to hold baby gifts (thanks joanna!!)
i find it too pretty to be discarded so i kept it, saving it for later use.
one of the usages i can think of is to house all the toys and story books of little bb...
it will be so cute and funny to see him walk like a penguin to the basket and dig into the basket for his stuff.
but until little bb can walk, i will be borrowing it for my own use....  to house all the misc items...

last sunday, i sat down to make an inner cover for it so that it can last longer....

as usual, i threw in a lot of lace!!!
first, i lined it with a wide piece of vintage lace in cream color;
then on one side of the basket, i added layers of different pieces of lace...
some are vintage and some are brand new...
apart from lace, i also used distressed silk ribbons, velvet flowers, cream organza (oh i love the look of gathered organza!!!) and an initial monogram.... 
most of them are materials which i have been reluctant to use because i have limited or only one piece,
but i thought to myself, "what am i waiting for...  just use them so that they won't be hiding in the closet.  it will make be happy whenever i see them!"

























i am quite happy with the end product....
while sugar and brownie were very curious and scared at the beginning....
they kept walking in circles, sniffing it.


























then i made brownie stand still (bad mama)
but he wouldn't take his eyes off the basket!
maybe he thinks the basket will suddenly talk, move and get him!

























and sugar, the one who always panic,
stood still....  with her front limbs wide apart like the letter "A"


















how could little bb miss all the fun with the basket!!!
we placed him inside and WE had lots of fun!

sorry little bb, until you can walk, mama will treat you like my little toy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

...

surrounded by sad sad news these couple of days....
i pray that the affected, their family and you will stay strong....

i would not have felt as real, now that i am also a mother
and
i have never felt so strongly about
"don't take things for granted"

bless you all....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

tough decision



















trying to decide which one to use for my next little project.....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

my new *book*




































a book of
~ silly little things
~ drawings
~ ideas
~ pretty things
~ silly thoughts

Sunday, March 6, 2011

little thing





















it was a gift from a friend for little bb....
when i first received it, i said to her, "don't you know i already don't have enough time, why are you giving me a made-it-yourself-rattle?"
"you should give it to me as an already-made one instead!"
of course i was only joking....

wouldn't it be nice to see my own little one holding and playing with something i made for him?





i finally got around to make this little rattle for little bb couple weeks ago.
i am quite happy with it as i didn't mess up the little bear's face.... the eyes, nose and mouth were stitched quite alright and in the right place!  ha!

it is especially heart-warming when i see little bb having fun with it!