Drop in to paleozoic era

2 different trilobites

In the water …

New fabrics

More fabric

Cloud ready to be sold soon, just need to do a photo shoot.

Teachers training and then lunch at this place.

April 4, 2010. Don't mind me, Etsy Shop, General, Photographs, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Ta Daaah

My latest creation in the works – just need some stuffing and its good to go ( the arm belongs to my friend ). The wall paint at Fish & Co had a nice blend of blue, so I couldn’t resist a shot.Dear fellow artist who happen to visit this blog , please get creative and not steal other crafters / artist ideas , I have no intention to copyright my work , since they are mostly nature based, the earth can probably sue me for this. As for the rest of you ,thank you for not copying my work. The work I have done so far have been mainly based on rain clouds, since it only rains in Singapore. One day though, I was thinking back on the months I spent in Vancouver and remembered snow. It hit me , why on earth did I not think of snow flakes before?!?! So this is my first attempt at clouds with snowflakes ( still can be used as an earring holder ).

Thank you my dear friend for this yummy dinner at Fish & Co. It was very nice to see her and to chat and laugh with her again.

Playing with LMA ( Montessori materials) – shop name, maybe I should change my shop’s name. How did I get this name in the first place? I drew lots.

My mother wasn’t feeling too good , so I had to cook lunch – Yogurty Potatoey Curry. I do not fancy cooking, it takes quite an effort for me to get inspired to cook, like waking up in the morning one day and announcing to the world that I want to cook something special. This was an old recipe of mine that I used to cook all the time , but this time I did  some little change to it, the verdict – not bad.

Was I happy when I saw a toy shop selling my fave anime characters not usually found elsewhere in Singapore. I was super amazed and excited ,and the price $9.90 each! What more can I ask for ? I got them .

That’s all for today, I think I wrote too much. Take care and a great weekend.

March 7, 2010. Arty Crafty, Cookery, Food, General, Photographs, Shopping, What the...?. Leave a comment.

It has come to a point that…

my head is gonna burst any moment. You may not be able to see it , but its dripping with thoughts and ideas to an extent that sometimes my mind goes blank ,just empty for a moment. The next thing you know I am assaulted by even more thoughts and what not. Sigh. It must be the planets ( I believe in astrology – planets rules us and that kinda thingy ). Moving on to the  more mundane aspects of my life, yes its true, my life is boring not even mediocre. Some times I wish I was living an exciting life of an artist , creating away and then have an artist block ( just like a writer’s block ) , the next thing you know, you wake up one morning filled with new ideas and you are back again creating and humming away happily  that you are busy again doing what you love most in life.

The children at school, they are smart, told me to write down whatever I need to remember ( Good idea ! Something I practice now and then with lists of what to buy ). Unfortunately , this doesn’t seem to work when I sometimes forget their names too, not to mention the fact that I don’t even remember to look at the list that I wrote. Or maybe …just maybe , I am getting old, senile and ancient. I am just in my freaking early early thirties! HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN TO MEEEEE!  The end.

March 7, 2010. Argh, Don't mind me, What the...?. Leave a comment.

Busy as a bee!

I have been keeping myself busy this month. Loads of ideas and wondering which will materialize and which will forever stay in my sketch book.

Experimenting with snowflakes for my clouds.

Fabric waiting to be stitched up  into ipod cases or something else…

and many more stuff. I think my head is gonna explode with too much thoughts and ideas and what not!

February 23, 2010. Argh, Arty Crafty, Don't mind me, General, Just to let you know, Uncategorized, What the...?. Leave a comment.

Shop update…

Shocked Onigiri

Crazy Ikura ( SOLD )

Double side sushi ( SOLD )

A sushi feast

Gohan – Meal drawstring bag

Tabemono – Food drawstring bag

Mizu – Water drawstring bag

Ready to be sold at   www.chirchi965.etsy.com

February 16, 2010. Etsy Shop, Photographs. Leave a comment.

2nd post of 2010…. numbering them

Happy Lunar New Year to all the chinese people. Have a wonderful and prosperous year! Did you know that if you eat too many mandarin oranges, you will end up visiting the restroom too many times as well. I bet you didn’t know that.

It’s the 1st day of the lunar new year here, and the streets were empty, most of the shops were closed and you hardly saw people. I t felt like i was in a movie – those zombie ones, except that there were no broken windows or the streets filled with litter and particularly no ZOMBIES. Quiet way to start year for the chinese eh? Maybe its just quiet here and not so in other countries where the rules are lil relaxed.

The start of the year seems promising, I am back to blog ( fingers crossed ). Hopefully, it will last. I have been involved with a serious bit of crafting and to such an extent that my mom told me to quit my day job. Serious! She said I will be less stressed if I just start tailoring. I am definitely thinking about it. It will be better, I will be my own boss , less stress handling the children at school and I will be in a better mental and physical condition.

These are some drawstring bags that I am making for the shop with japanese words on them – food, meal,delicious and water. I am crazy about Japanese things ( privately thinks that everyone should be as well ).

This bag is for carrying your water bottle – it has mizu ( water ) sewn on it.

This is a Daiso DIY bag kit that I bought months ago and has been waiting to be stitched together , I added lace to it ( have started to add lace to anything and everything ).

A trial piece of a bunny purse, all I need to do now is to decide whether I want it with buttons or zip.

Double face sushi

Ginko from Mushishi went to visit the aquarium .

The government decided that some flats here need elevators on all the levels, so the upgrading has finished and we finally have a place to grow plants. We moved here about ten years ago and failed at keeping anything green around the house. I still need more plants.

Inspiring me –

Ginko had a fall , but this photo is my all time fave.

A new guy in my life, isn’t he handsome?

That’s it for now! Happy weekend. 🙂

February 14, 2010. Argh, Arty Crafty, Etsy Shop, General, Just to let you know, Pets, Photographs, Uncategorized, What the...?. Leave a comment.

Why I do not post often….

its because of the uploading photo thingy that wordpress uses. I do not like it, its tedious. Especially when I save images on Flickr and I have to go through so many silly processes.It was waaayy easier many yrs back.So here I am, typing out a six month update, I wish to update every week if I can but this silly biz with the photos is being an obstacle for me.

These are pictures from botanic garden, look close and you can spot a fish or two.

Mushroom or fungus….which one is it?

Huge turtle swimming along with Koi fish and trying to get some food or attention. It could also be waiting for a chance to snap at you.

Last week we were working with Non-Living and Living things, I had the kids go around the school to find things that are living or once living or not living at all.

We found a hibiscus flower with mealy bugs, the kids were excited and angry with the bugs for destroying the plant.

The most oddest part of the search was this, for a while we thought it might be a lizard egg till one of the teacher dropped it – fake pearl.

Working with vertical addition using the golden beads.

Small Picture cards and LMA….you can see the spelling mistakes.

A bit of weeding done, to keep the garden happy and some beautiful weeds to look at.

Its not like I totally did not get some crafting done. Embellishing the girls’ dresses was fun.

Custom order for a lavender coloured rain cloud.

And some face painting for the school concert, these were done during the rehearsals.

Today, I got out the sushi felties that I have been working with last week for a photo shoot.

Delicious?

Argh !! Don’t eat us!! We are too cute!

They seem to be having a blast! ( For some odd reason I can imagine them talking with scottish accent  -_-‘ )

This is Ginko from Mushishi, I need to paint him soon.

That’s all for now, maybe if i can overcome this photo thingy , I might write often, otherwise who knows when will be the next time. Have a happy weekend and happy 2010!

January 24, 2010. Argh, Arty Crafty, Don't mind me, Etsy Shop, General, Just to let you know, Photographs, What the...?. 2 comments.

Naruto Akatsuki and others…..

Yup , I am officially a Naruto Fan. I can’t believe I am saying this or typing this….hahah. What’s wrong with me?!?!! Nevermind..

Here are more pegdolls from naruto anime.

 

Gara

Kakashi

Iruka

Yamato also known as Tenzo 

Kisame

Deidara

I think they look cute , but I wish I could make it even cuter by adding hair and stuff.

My terrarium is in progress, 

and I have added a polymer clay mushroom to my terrarium, I hope to add a gnome house to it if I can make one.

Next I am on Facebook

yeah, so that’s it for this week, I had horrible time with my pegdolls photo shoot, so I am tired after numerous trials. My picture still looks pathetic but that’s all I can manage with this weird hot weather.

June 21, 2009. Arty Crafty, Don't mind me, General, Just to let you know, Photographs, What the...?. Leave a comment.

The rain has come…

for an hour and here to celebrate the rain after weeks of infernal weather, are photos of rain drops , there were no dew drops since the heat evaporates any bit of moisture in the air.

On papaya leaf…

… and banana leaf.

I have been away for the longest time, but I have been crafting a bit whenever I make time.

I have been working with polymer clay and I am out of ideas at the moment. But I have been working with something new – peg dolls.

Here are some pics of the peg dolls I made … ( Hidan, Zetsu, Naruto,Tobi and Miroku)

Process, draw them out on paper and when satisfied with the look and draw it on the peg dolls like these guys, Genma and Roy Mustang.

This is Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist,

and here is Genma from Naruto.

Well the main reason I’ve been away from the blog and shop….too much Japanese Anime and Korean,Taiwanese and Japanese F4. I got hooked watching the Korean version and decided to check out the Japanese anime Hana Yori Dango. Once I finished watching the anime , I could not get enough F4, so I checked out the Taiwanese Meteor Garden 1 & 2 , while still waiting for the korean version to finish. I also watched the Japanese series and the movie as well. Finally its all over with the Korean series up for another season, I have started watching Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Full Metal Alchemist and what not. They have become my inspiration to create my own toys using the peg dolls. I have done a few characters already , with most of the dolls coming from Naruto and one from Inuyasha and another from Full Metal Alchemist.

Maybe one day I will have a peg doll army ….haha.

Anyone interested in getting your favorite anime into a peg doll, feel free to contact me and I am up for challenges! 🙂

June 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Argh, Arty Crafty, Don't mind me, General, Just to let you know, Photographs, Uncategorized, What the...?. Leave a comment.

Hermit Crab in a bottle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arty stuff that I have been involved with: Eric Carle’s House for Hermit Crab was the inspirationThey were made from polymer clay. I call it ‘Story in a Bottle’.

 

It was my sister’s 26th birthday on the 1st of January.

We had a mini BBQ in honour of her 🙂

Now more baking. I made some Magnolia Vanilla Cupcakes. They were very simple to make and delicious to eat.

Yes, just one green tomato amongst the red.

Very nice amber coloured tea.

Daiso tea light holder… Super shiny!

Ajisen Ramen meal combo: the silver fish tempura. It was A++++.

Super kawaii Japanese candy!!!! Look at that cute tangerine.

At Harbour Front – a cruise liner ready to sail.

More baking again: this time, caramel cream sponge cake. The cream was a success though I can’t say the same for the sponge cake.

Here is Nandhini in a her new robe. She looks posh, eh?

January 13, 2009. Arty Crafty, Cookery, Doggie, Don't mind me, Food, General, Just to let you know, Pets, Photographs, Shopping. Leave a comment.

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