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!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I'm ONE!

Today, little missy is ONE! Happy birthday to our little missy L! Party was good, lots of good friends, great company. Kids and babies, can you believe 90% of them are princesses?! :D I have a lot to share and photos from the party but since I'm fighting a battle with my computer right now there will be no long updates or photo sharing. I have to quickly post this up before it self reboot again. Yes, pc is mad and self reboot every 1-2 min or so! It's driving me crazy and reformatting the PC isn't a fun thing to do. I'm crossing my fingers to get everything up by tomorrow (public holiday yay) and post more updates.

And oh, thank you so much for the goodie bags love! :D

Till later..