Thursday, June 30, 2011

completion























last saturday night, i had the luxury of having my own private time!
i was very happy that i was able to finish off a number of necklaces and brooches i have started working on months ago....

tomorrow is the start of a long weekend again.
i am hoping that i will have the same luxury again.

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things have not been so smooth in the office.
which led me to question my ability and the choices i made.....
puzzled......


Monday, June 27, 2011

little milestones



























finally got the chance to start one of my little projects!
last night, after putting little bb to sleep and despite of my extreme tiredness,
i managed to make a summer blankie for little bb.


i used organic cotton fabric for one side and cotton fabric with starry prints on the other side.
a trimming with tiny puffs in baby blue was added to give the blankie some texture.


i especially like the fabric with starry prints.  
the material is very soft and a little bit stretchable....  


the blankie is harder to make than i thought...  
because both fabrics are a bit stretchable,
it becomes a bit difficult to run them through the sewing machine.
nonetheless, i am quite happy with the result *smile*


still got a bit of the starry print fabric left. 
am thinking of making a pair of shorts for little bb.




























we had lots of fun with little bb before he fell asleep last night.
he was unusually active and happy...
kept rolling back and forth, pushing him up with his hands,
turning over and sitting up non-stop.....
in fact, it is the first time we see him sitting up all by himself successfully.
we think he must be very happy with this milestone and hence kept giggling before entering into dreamland.... 


and when we thought his teething process is in sleeping mode after his two lower front teeth made their grand entrance,
another four little ones have started heading out....
the two upper front teeth are clearly visible now, 
and the two on the sides are still a bit shy.




Friday, June 24, 2011

waiting for me





















few weeks ago, i ordered fabrics suitable for making outfits, bibs, blankets etc for little bb.
the shipment took exceptionally long and after a long wait,
i finally received it last week.


however, they have been untouched since their arrival....
they are still waiting patiently for me.
have either been too tired or not feeling well recently.....
hence not able to start my little projects with them.


i hope i will have time and, most importantly, energy this weekend.....


on a separate note,
i am thinking of the baby emperor penguin stranded on peka peka beach.
baby must be feeling lonely, lost and hungry....
i hope nature will help him find his way home to his family soon....


if i could, i would like to take him home....
we will build a fridge big enough for him....


can the local zoos take him in if he is still stranded after a few more weeks?
so that baby won't starve????

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

i am good at this





i never fail to find *good reasons* to do shopping.
last saturday, i found a *good reason* to do so
~~~  i have worked too hard, both at work and at home....

i spotted this shop a couple weeks ago when it was in preparation for business.
the sign said business will commence soon.
so with this shop as my target,
i went back last saturday and claimed victory over a few lovely items. 

* a set of 4 lunch boxes in pastel color.  the smallest one with little starry patterns is for little bb (like for keeping his finger biscuits while we are on the go...) and the rest are for myself...  as i plan to bring lunch to work....
* a pair of flowery pajamas... i am sure they will bring me sweet dreams... hehehe
* a small pouch with lots of ruffles... i luv ruffles!!!

i find everything in the shop super sweet and lovely
if i could, i could love to bring the entire shop home....

even the shop tag is delicious.....  




Monday, June 13, 2011

oh-uh

today,
i have quite a *horrifying* experience....


i needed to speak about the role of our department to new joiners of the firm.
this alone is not *horrifying*.


the *horrifying* part is
i need to stand behind those speaker's stand.....
just the thought of a speaker stand is already horrifying....


i am not good at public speaking....
but i can manage while sitting at a large table in a conference room.


standing and talking through mics behind a speaker stand made me even less than an *average* public speaker....
thank god i didn't choke on myself.....  

magnets craze

























these are some of the treasures i found when i went to my parents' place...
my mother handed me a bagful of zakka and asked whether i wanted to keep them.


the bag was quite heavy, when i looked inside, oh my!
cute little magnets!!!


i used to like collecting little magnets.
i am especially crazy for magnets from decole....
i remember sweeping every magnet in sight from little zakka shops in mongkok.


there was a year when all my birthday gifts were magnets from decole...
above are some of them....
there are some which are super cute....  donuts, french fries....


and seeing them, i said to my mother, "of course, i'm keeping them all!"
and i brought them home...
when little bb is old enough, these will be his "new toys"....


going through things at my parents' place bring back lots of memories....
for one,
memories of the days when i was free and care-free!


at each stage of life, i shall try to make the most out of it,
enjoy and cherish every moment,
as you can not go back in time,
you can only look back.
and when you do,
you want to be able to have fond memories only.......

Saturday, June 11, 2011

on the go
































made a case for keeping little bb's milk bottle while we are on the go.
the linen biased tape and swatches of fabrics which i have had for a long time came in really handy when making small items like this one.
i wanted to get more linen biased tape but seems like there are not that many color choices....
this particular one used here is in a very nice olive color....  but i can't find this shade anymore, will keep searching.....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

pinstripe for our little gentleman

this is the fourth piece of outfit i made for little bb.
this round, feeling a bit more confident (*smile*),
i tried something a little more complex.





























a double sided overall.
the previous outfits i made are a bit more on the girly side because of the fabrics used,
so this round, i used pinstripe....
with a big BUT......


why a big BUT?
because i slipped in something flowery....
i used a flowery fabrics for the inner layer...
*giggle* giggle*
but hey, it can't really been seen once little bb put it on!







.... and here comes our little gentleman.....





Monday, June 6, 2011

very sunny


















with the arrival of little bb,
our life styles have changed quite a bit.
such as how we spend our weekends....


in the past, our weekends are usually spent in the *city*....  
seldom do we get under the sun.


but now, with little bb,
our weekends have changed....
we try to get away....  away from the malls, shops and traffic.


this weekend, we went to stanley.
little bb's first time to stanley!


and boy did we pick a good day!
it was so sunny and bright!








i like this photo very much... i like the way how little bb's hair fly with the breeze..







kiss kiss kiss,
no daddy is telling little bb a little secret....
hehehe
little bb likes hearing secrets....




Wednesday, June 1, 2011

mix and match




the pair of shorts made is quite versatile....
it matches well with different tops....
white is afterall, the best color!  ^_^

the past weekend, we did a couple of field inspections with little bb.
to see what kind of places we can take little bb to have fun and let him run wide when he is ready.

we went to tung chung and shatin.
checked out areas where we can do cycling, picnic....
we drove past disneyland (my *first* time to hk disneyland!!) and inspiration lake.

and another important thing was to check out whether brownie and sugar can come along.....
sadly, it seems like they are not welcomed....

why is our place so unfriendly to pets?
there aren't a lot of parks which allowed pets,
there are so few restaurants which welcome pets,
there are so many residential buildings that do not allow residents to have pets....

sometimes, i really wish we could move and live in a place where we can bring them along all the time....