Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More Inchies To Go

Finally I finished 150 pieces of little art (in 1"). Phew. There's 2 orders of custom inchies came in together from Etsy. And suddenly I'd become an inchies making machine. My workshop table was scattered with scraps, fibers, glitter, paint, words and glue.

Couldn't snap the first 100 inchies I made for customer A. Below are the 50 inchies I made for customer B who wanted them all in pink shade. One concentrated color is always difficult to make. I can still vividly remember how I struggled to complete my order for 100 inchies in black and white.

All 50 of them and pretty and in pink.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I do.....

A trip to one of my best friend's wedding inspire me to write something about marriage. Something for everyone to ponder about.

Do you marry someone because you think:
A. He is a good man/woman. A total husband/wife material
B. It's about time to settle down. You had enough of fun already
C. Both A and B. Everybody has to end up in marriage whatsoever. It's just the right thing to do at the right time(refer to answer B) and you're with the right man/woman (refer to answer A).

I hope at this point, someone will be looking for another option D. You are truly, madly, crazily in love with this man/woman. Someone might disagree, saying love can't buy you a loaf of bread. But love can sail your boat a long longgggg way, through calm or turbulent sea. Bread? We can just finish it in a second and hungry for more.

While having dinner with my girlfriends, a saying/quote was brought up. One of my gf said, 'It is better to marry a guy who loves you more than you love him'. All my other gfs agreed. But I beg to differ. I said, 'Have to same same love la...' and she shaped her fingers into a 'L' shape....indicating I'm lame. -_- Even I'm a girl, I find it a bit selfish to think this way. Yes, I agree, everyone wants to play safe, but is finding someone that loves you more than you love him is the safest way, or the wisest way to a happy marriage?

I, too, saw the ugly side of marriage from my colleagues and friends. Somehow, somewhere, along the road, they met with someone better. Why so? Because the husband/wife is just good...but eventually not good enough. So there can always be someone better. Always, for sure. My theory is, marry someone you think is your better half. Someone you think is the best, at least in your own eyes, someone you adore, you worship, you crazily in love with. This apply to guys too. Don't you go marry someone just because you think she's a good cook, raise you good kids and could make your family photo looks cosy and warm. It will be the same like hiring someone to do or help you do those chores, right. You also have to adore, worship and crazily in love with this person.

If we think 'It is better to marry a guy who loves you more than you love him', it's like, fuh...good, we don't have to labour so much love. The lesser love I contribute, the safer and happier I am? Don't tell me, everyone is agreeing and applying this theory?? Ok, maybe you were badly hurt in a relationship before, so you wanted to play safe and granted this thought?? Please don't. Please continue to believe true love still exist.

My rule of thumb is simple, love like how you want to be loved in return. Yes, I will.......when I found my better half.

I hope I'm not living in fantasy realm and what I'm believing is not myth.

Here's a song that's so right for the mood while pondering bout this....

Happily Ever After

Here's some pictures from Sok Sok's wedding day and also dinner. We all had a slendid weekend together and a little bit for touring in Melaka.

Wish you a happily ever after marriage life.

This scenario was quite touching, where the groom ran 5 houses to and fro shouting..

Groom : Love you, baby Tee.

Bride and groom and the sisters.

Wedding dinner.
Everyone looking good and sparkling.

This is the second time we all sisters attend a best friend wedding together. I wonder who's turn is next? Anybody want make a guess? Ok, don't guess me just because this is my blog, ok. -_-

For more picture, go to My Photobucket.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Don't Feel Like Blogging Bout Anything...

But feel like writing something. Just came back from a 3 days trip to Melaka, to one of my best friend's wedding. Went with my group of sisters (my friends) and we had a splendid weekend. It's not everyday we can spend time together in such a big group (9 girls and 1 guy).

Will blog about the pictures later on. ^__^

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

My First Handphone Pouch...Handmade by me!!

Bought so many fabrics, must make use of them. Ok, here's something I want to change/buy long time ago. My handphone drawstring pouch. But I always couldn't find a pouch that I like in the market. All are too commercial and similar.

Pouchie too old and dirty. (like kain buruk)

Ok, I tried to make my own handmade pouchie. I have no idea how to and where to start. No sewing experience whatsoever. No sewing machine (my hands are my machine). So I took the rough measurement from my old pouchie and choose one of my favourite fabric.

Cutting the fabric hurts so much. X_X

Cut out two pieces.

An hour of sewing and an episode of Grey's Anatomy...Ta-Da!!

Handphone going into new home...lalala~~

Simplicity is the beauty!

It turns out exactyly like what I'm looking for....and it's awfully easy to make. If you have sewing machine, it's even faster.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Beautiful Fabric

I have a thing with fabric lately. I couldn't stop buying craft books, felt and beautiful fabrics. And I couldn't stop playing with those beautiful fabric.

Bought some beautiful Japanese ZAKKA fabric from Mwendas. Couldn't find it anywhere in KL so I have to get them online. Expensive nehhhhh. But they are simply beautiful.

From Mwendas

From Mwendas

And together in the mail was a package from Christinas. A package fully stuffed with beautiful fabric scraps. And just last night, I un-tie the bundle and look at the scraps one by one. The scraps are not small pieces, some are slightly larger than a fat quarter. them so much, especially the small kimono girls red fabric.

There are 30 beautiful fabric scraps!!

I spent some time last night arranging my felt squares in color order. Fun! Remember when we're kids and sometimes like to arrange our color pencils nicely?

My precious felt.

I went to SS2 last night to get more clothes. I wonder what's the local price? I couldn't find any Japanese zakka fabric with cute prints but look at what I found (and bought?)

Nice? They sure do.^_^

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Give Me A Sunny Day, Please.

Hey Mr. Sunshine Priest.

I made a teru teru bozu today. It's so easy to make and cute. I want to make more. Maybe add some laces and other colours.

Lalala~~~Mr. Sunshine is always happy.

I love to make all my little people shy and blushing.

But don't know why after I finish making Mr. Sunshine, it started to rain. X_X

Art & Literature Week

I've been looking for craft exhibition and bazaar ever since I'd been in KL for the past 1 month. I know there's a lot of such events here....but where to find leh??? Thanks to Evan who introduced me to Pipit Forum, now I have all the resource I need to know bout indie crafts and events.

...and I dragged along Deb and Mary. ^^

Illustration Is Everywhere Exhibition '08
One Academy

Deb : ?????

Support local indie artist/crafter/designer!!

And after that we went to the Book Fest Exhibition at KLCC. It was sooooooo crowded.

Ok, here's what I got back from the little art & literature trip. ^^

What's on my craft table?

Pipit Independent Creative Issue I and inside the tall and long tube package is Issue II.

Is this magazine or what???
Beside is my novel 'Marley & Me' for comparison.

Bought lots of craft and Zakka book from Book Fest (with great great discount!!).

Even though I'd vow not to buy anymore books but RM106.20 for 4 books (and the Zakka catalogue)is a very thick book ok) is a very very good deal. Ok, I'm definitely keeping the receipt for tax redemption. FYI, I can't read Chinese....but I'm buying a lot of Chinese and Japanese book.

My brain is feed with so much art and craft today. So happy~~~ lalala~~~