Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Mici was running in the wheel and Miki was hiding himself with food in the little house.
But I got a pink mouse. *lalala*
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Heart with a patch brooch, veggie cuties, breakfast cuties (pancake and egg are brooches too). I haven't decide what to do with the veggie cuties and they took hours to make. >_<)
Pawprints!!! My own creation too. I enjoy making them soooo much and will make more.
The top three are pin brooches and below two are handphone charms/keycharms.
Notice the mini donuts too? Darn difficult to make because they were soooo small, like only 1.5" in diameter.
Yahoogroup NNC is going to set up a stall at The Curve flea market and I'm going to throw this to the market. I may not earn as much as from Etsy but the idea of selling in my own local bazaar is sooooo fun. Ok, now I need to cut and stitch faster. Now, I need at least 1 hour to cut and stitch the simple pawprints. If something like the peapods, it took hours!! >_<
Well, I guess living alone outside is not as difficult as it seems when everynight I have my crafting to and also not forgeting my Grey's Anatomy and Prison Break. Ok, now I know why I am stitching so slow.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Zakka (from the Japanese 'zak-ka'（雑貨）or 'many things') is a fashion and
design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term
refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and outlook. It
is often based on household items from the West that are regarded as kitsch in
their countries of origin. But can also be japanese goods from mainly
fifties, sixties and seventies. In Japan there are also so called asian
zakka stores, that usually refers to Southeast Asia. The interest in Nordic
design or Scandinavian design, both contemporary and past, is also part of
this zakka movement. Zakka can also be contemporary handicraft.
Zakka has also been described as "the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and
mundane". The zakka boom could be recognized as merely another in a series of
consumer fads, but it also touches issues of self-expression and spirituality.
Cute, corny and kitschy is not enough. To qualify as a zakka, a product must be
attractive, sensitive, and laden with subtext.
Pictures do the best definition, so here’s a few Zakka-ish item. Ordinary? But they are very cute in a Zakka way.
Zakka softies by à voir
Zakka fabric bookmark by revontulitikku.
So....zakka anyone? Me definitely!!
Friday, May 02, 2008
Ok, nothing much to blah in the morning, other than I killed another small roach this morning. Will be going back to Ipoh again this week. Yeah, has been going back to hometown quite frequently. WTH, KL-Ipoh is so near. Since I am going back by car this time (with Kin Fai), I will bring down more of my stuff, especially crafting tools. I just neeeed to get back the crafting mood.
Talking about crafting, when I was looking for art and crafts workshop around my area, I stumbled upon NeedlesNCrafts (NNC). NNC is a yahoogroup of great Malaysia crafters. I am totally impress that we Malaysian, have our small group of artisans. Looks like arts and crafts in the country is still not dead yet. I am currently pending for membership. Can’t wait to join this group and am looking forward to some craft fairs, craft workshop, gathering, some activities among fellow Malaysians. Now I don’t have to swap craft with only foreigners which drain my salary for postage.
Ok, need to go back to work. Lalala…..
A few days ago I already had one in my room, which I had to run out dancing from my room to seek help from my heroic housemate. Embarassing betul! My second encounter with the nasty roach was even worst nightmare. I bumped into the second roach unexpectedly in the bathroom and worst still, there was no one to answer to my help. This nasty thing has more superpower than the one in my room previously. This one can fly!!!!!!!!!! The house has nothing but an empty can of Sheltox spray. I stood outside the bathroom planning a strategy to win this fight. I cannot let this nasty little black thing spoil my good sleep. I did came across the slipper stragery but I dare not kill the thing with a short distant blow. Suddenly, I remembered how my grandma killed a snake using hot boiling water. So I boiled some water and splashed at the cockroach but I think it did not kill it. But it felt into my bathroom mug (with my toothbrush and stuff in the mug....ewwwww). No choice, I had to drive all the way out in the middle of night (12.04am to be exact) to 7-Eleven to get a can of insect spray and some naftalene balls. When I get back to the bathroom, the nasty thing is still there waiting to challenge me. And with the spraying strategy, no insect can outsmart that.
And I scattered the naftalene balls all around the house and especially my room. Housemate Daren, sorry, has to kill all your 'siew keung'. Next time, get hamsters. I am all for hamsters.
Time to sleep, more blog tomorrow. I am going to get approve by PPP this time. They rejected me for not posting more than 10 entries in the last 30 days. -_- I AM an active blogger....I'm not? Well...hehe...