Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Holidays!

Wishing all a Merry Happy Christmas! Hope you enjoy the day with your loved ones!
- From our family to yours





Tuesday, December 18, 2007

the finale...

My Favorite Memories is closing down. A huge and difficult decision for Shari but I can totally understand her position. It is indeed a challenge to juggle working and being a wife and mom at home. I wish her all the best and happy that she can spend more time with her family. It's kindof a bittersweet feeling for me as I've met many wonderful people over at the message board. It's hard but let's keep in touch.

Final layouts for the MFM gallery.

green, orange, turquoise, red polka dots &
a favorite photo of us

just love the cool looking KI lace cardstock

Lots of things I wanna do and get for the coming X'mas. Some of those on my wish list right now: a happy life, a holiday trip to Japan (shopping for more fabric and crafty stuff!), good health for the family, etc... Bits & pieces on this page by tearing, cutting, adding small embellishments together with the black and white border stickers and love elsie noel stickers which are my current faves.

baby little missy, she is now 13 month old

Thursday, December 13, 2007

tagged

Long due!

4 THINGS ABOUT ME - tagged by Rashida

Job's I've had:

School holiday jobs when I was a teenager - worked in Tangs Studio, Kenneth Cole, InWear Matinique (this label used to be quite popular in the early 90s in S'pore) I loved and enjoyed working in the retail fashion industry. Well, except for the long irregular hours. Also worked in Gleneagles hospital as a laboratory assistant. Now, an Engineer at work.

Places I've Lived:

Singapore

Foods I Love:

  1. Japanese cuisine
  2. Fried Hokkien Mee with lots of lime please.
  3. Hot spicy food like Laksa, Tomyam
  4. Pasta

Websites I Visit:

  1. Etsy
  2. Flickr
  3. Bloglines
  4. Ezines, home deco sites

Places I'd Rather Be:

  1. London
  2. Japan
  3. San Francisco
  4. One of the estates at PangKor Laut Resort. I stayed in one of the villas and it was a heavenly experience. Love their spa.

Movies I Love:

Pretty Woman & Sabrina

TV Shows I Watch:

I’m not a TV person actually but I do follow Hong Kong drama serials on SCV.

W H O . W A S . T H E. L A S T . P E R S O N - tagged by Agnes

1. You hung out with?: P & J

2. Saw you cry: Either I was alone or my hubby

3. Went to the movies with you?: Hubby

4. You went to the mall with?: P & J

5. You went to dinner with?: My colleagues, dinner at NYDC

6. You talked on the phone to?: Big missy

7. Said ‘I love you’ to you and really meant it? Big and little missy

8. Made you laugh?: Big missy

W O U L D . Y O U . R A T H E R?

1. Pierce your nose or tongue? Neither

2. Be serious or be funny? Funny

3. Drink whole or skim milk? Whole

4. Spend time with your parents or enemies? Parents

D O . Y O U . P R E F E R.

1. Flowers or candy? Candy

2. Gray or black? Dark gray

3. Color or Black and white photos? Color

4. Lust or love? Love

5. Sunrise or sunset? Sunset

6. M and Ms or Skittles? M&Ms

7. Staying up late or waking up early? Staying up late

D O . Y O U . P R E F E R.

1. Sun or moon? Moon

2. Winter or Fall? Both

3. Left or right?: Right

4. 10 acquaintances or having two best friends?: Two best friends

5. Sunny or rainy?: Sunny

6. Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream: Chocolate

A B O U T . Y O U

1. What time is it?: 1530 hrs

2. Nickname(s): Lene, Jubee, Basil....

3. What is your birth date?: 5 Aug

4. What do you want?: Too many but happiness and good health top the list

5. Where do you want to live?: Tokyo

6. How many kids do you want?: 2

7. You want to get married?: Yes

U N I Q U E

1. Nervous habit: None

2. Are you double jointed?: Nope

3. Can you roll your tongue?: Yes

4. Can you raise one eyebrow?: Yes

5. Can you cross your eyes?: Yes

6. Do you make your bed daily?: Only when I'm not rushing for time

7. Can you draw? Yes

R A N D O M

1. Which shoe goes on first? Right

2. Ever thrown a shoe at someone? Nope

3. What is your craziest experience ever? Wakeboarding , Parasailing and Snowmobiling

F O O D

1. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl

2. Have you ever eaten spam? Yes

3. Favourite ice cream: Macadamia brittle, Triple chocolate & Strawberry from Häagen-Dazs

4. How many kinds of cereal are in your cabinet? 1 - Nestles Honeystar and that’s for big missy

5. What’s your favourite beverage? Peach tea

6. Do you cook? Yes

IN . T H E . L A S T . M O N T H . H A V E . Y O U ?

1. Bought something - Yes

2. Sang - Yes, with big missy

3. Been hugged - Yes

4. Felt stupid - Yes

5. Missed someone - Yes

6. Danced crazy - Nope

7. Gotten your hair cut – Yes and permed

8. Cried - Yes

9. Lied - Yes

People I Tag: Rashida of I Heart Linen, Marisa of Quilt Otaku, BP of GoingBackToBasics , Melissa Deakin of Savoring The Details, Sri Sams of Color My World, Dallas

Thursday, December 06, 2007

handmade gifts

I started on my handmade christmas projects last week for our friends and baby sitter's family. I probably love my sewing machine so much that I couldn't stop sewing. :) I've sewn a lot of small bags - mostly zipper & drawstring pouches. I have a couple more to finish before I post them here once and for all.

Hand embroidered little bird and tree.
Design taken from a Japanese craft book. Yum so love the greeny tree
Lined with green polka dots

Joel Dewberry

For our baby sitter - she loves drawstring pouches. She's the most capable homemaker I've ever known. Modern, pretty and young looking 40-ish lady. Friends who met her will agree with me. We are so lucky to have her.


Monday, December 03, 2007

the 601

It's finally here, fresh off the oven. 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas, the latest idea book in the scrapbook industry is now available. A total of 265 pages with hundreds and hundreds of layouts by artists from all over the world. In this book, the pages are broken down into 5 different topics.

1. Everyday Life
2. Hard to Forget
3. Princess
4. Prince Charming
5. Open Heart


The book


The published page - Fun Time.Be Yourself
The contributors index page
Mine's on page 49 - everyday life

Thanks to Memory Makers for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this great idea book. Beautiful pages with different styles, ideas and techniques used. I strongly recommend the 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas book if you are looking out for fantastic scrapbook inspiration. Just pure eye candy.
Some pages created for One Page At A Time kit club. My 6-month DT term is ending Dec this year.

I heart this photo of big missy - she was singing baa baa black sheep in the park. I was of a title for this page and this black cardstock (KI Memories) with the word 'black' on it - life saver! lol. That's how the title came about. :D


So You
A wedding page for my swap partner Dallas
big missy's 1st day in childcare centre early this year.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving to all!

So thankful for these:
1. A
humourous, patient and supportive hubby.
2. Our 2 precious big and little missy.
3. My mother-in-law who is always so kind and understanding. We all love her home-cooked food.
4. Our baby sitter - a SUPER nanny. I don't know how she manage, she is taking care of four kids during the daytime. I never have to worry about leaving my girls under her care while I'm at work.
5. Keeping in touch with all my closest girlfriends from elementary school.
6. Being able to sustain my scrapbooking hobby till now and still loving it. No more 3-min fever thingy. :D
7. Taking up sewing and getting to know more talented and inspiring people.

Speaking of which, I have to mention a few of my favorite blogger friends - my daily reads. And, thanks for mentioning me in your posts too.

I heart linen - Rashida, my bestest blogger friend ever! So much to say about this girl. So talented! Though we are living in the opposite ends of the world but we make an effort to keep in touch via emails & yim. We feel like we have known each other for years! We can talk about our kids, families, work, craft ideas, passion, dreams & jokes. Just about anything under the sun!

Sri Sams - my online scrapbooking buddy! We're always up to something in the cyber world LOL.

BP - She is a great SAHM to her two boys. A role model. Vern is a really lucky man. :D

Quilt Otaku - New found blogger friend. Her quilting projects are amazing!

Melissa Deakin - I love her clean, classy scrapbooking style & her photography too. Have to try out that soft tree pattern very soon!

Lisa & Dena- These ladies make gorgeous bags, love them all!

Dallas - My fall swap partner and thanks for being so patient. I hope you get to see your package the moment you return from your trip.

In this package, I have included:
1. A grey, yellow & cream linen library tote made by me. I will post the rest of the pictures later

2. Ornament for the house - an owl on a little wooden tree
3. A small cylindrical box (love the tree design on the cover!)
4. Incense for aromatherapy
5. Pearls for making the
bubble tea. Yum, my swap partner likes the bubble tea too! I've tried the Singapore, Korea and Taiwan version of bubble tea and seriously they tasted very much the same but I prefer Taiwan version better (I have a sweet tooth you see)
6. Japanese Miso soup to warm up the day.
7. Happy snacking - Pretz biscuit sticks.


owl, tree, incense, cylindrical box with tree design

grey linen totewith magnetic snap

And, more layouts to share later!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fall Swap

I joined the fall swap in October – my first public swap. The one I did earlier with Rashida was a private swap and all went great too! I think I'm addicted to swap - receiving and putting up goodies is such fun! Anyway, the fall swap was about sending at least 3 items to your assigned partner and one of it must be handmade. I’m posting a sneakie for Dallas's package. I had lots of fun choosing these and loved the little trees and leaves. I chose one of my favorite color combi – brown and green!

I received my fall swap package just yesterday. In this swap, D sent me the following:
*A handmade tote.
*A handmade Dora bag for big missy!
* Bag of snacks.
* Scrapbooking pads –one of it with the Amy Butler design and the other with traditional fall colors.
*Aromatic drink coaster and some mulling spices – I really love this!

So nice to have Dallas as my swap partner, so thoughful of her to make a Dora tote for big missy!

Sneak peek of the fall swap stuff from me -> D
I love this cute looking owl :D

Blue tote from D
Dora tote from D
In the park - big missy loves the bag!
In the park - little missy

Thursday, November 15, 2007

season greetings

December is going to be a very busy month for all crafter and scrapbooker. We are all busy making gifts for the coming X'mas. Well, so many ideas, so little time.

We are off to a 3 year old princess's party later, more fun play for the kiddos and catching up with girlfriends.

And here are the layouts for My Favorite Memories - the X'mas kit with lots of green & red.

The kit


The Glitz Bazzill Bling paper is really nice. I have to tear the bottom edge of the bazzill paper as big missy cut it using a pair of scissors!

Pride n' Joy
Love to read -
Little Missy's love for books like her big sister

Picture This - L's beautiful kids

A card + envelope set


Bro-hood - another for BP. Love this picture of Jon and Ben.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

back for more

PC is up and running and it feels good to be back blogging. Here are some of the pictures from the party. The kids loved the goodie bags, the mini stamps set especially. For Xin and those who are interested, I got the mini stamps set from JL.

The birthday cake -
Love the little animal figurines on the cake. Cake from here and customized it to the shape of #1, vanilla + mango flavor. For big missy's 1st birthday, we got her cake from Li-Sher. She is a home baker and her cakes are of premium ingredients and painstakingly hand-sculpts edible decorations! A must try if you like thick, rich chocolate!

We didn't get to take many pictures of little missy as she was napping most of the time :D

At this stage whereby stuff she got hold of goes right into her mouth, with saliva and all the drooling haha


J and her family arrived a lot earlier before the rest. And so the two mummies had a great time taking pictures of their elder ones.




Children in the playroom
eta: I'm thinking to redo and repaint the kids' room. Inspiration kicks in & just have to do it soon. Some warm colors this time round to make the room a little more cosy.
Big missy in her dreamy mood + new hairstyle. We might be cutting her hair even shorter before she goes Nursery next year!

The present #1 - rocking giraffe
The present #2 - wooden toy train
Big missy is trucking those little animal figurines from the cake.

The present #3
One of my favorite label from Hong Kong - KINGKOW! A little
swimsuit for little missy (showing the little tummy) from Jas. Love this so much!

Dainty looking baby A

Chubby + bubbly baby J!