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it’s all stress induced

My recent food finds…

Yummy pizza from Canadian Pizza. They are both vegetarian, since we had it on a Friday. One is cheesy something, i can’t remember. The other is the mushroom something, i can’t remember also 😛
canadian pizza

This is my late night rendezvous last Friday at Secret Recipe, while waiting to pick my cousin up from Sentral. Strawberry chocolate cake.
strawberry choco secret recipe

And this was my dinner on one of the days last week. Japanese set at Sakae. Lovely!
saba fish & soft shell crab - sakae curve

I realised these are all stress induced. One more thing… I forgot to mention in my giveaway winner post yesterday was…. who won which prize…

So here it is:
Snoodles – Laundry
jmniffer – Ice cream
Laura Pearce – animal

:-)

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braceletes and la.mi.na.tor

I got myself into a laminator frenzy.
la.mi.na.tor

The sale was too good to resist. Half price!!! So I bought this baby!

Laminate.laminate.laminate. Best nyerrrrr……… ^^
That’s what I’ve been doing. Whatever I can get my hands on, I laminated. It was fun!

I wanted to show you something I whipped up.
Braceletes!
In light sapphire and amethyst. They are Rosary Braceletes. Gifts to two of my customer who always order Rosaries from me. :-)

This one is made of 8mm donut chinese crystals light sapphire.The smaller crystals are 4mm, in clear and vintage rose.
rosary bracelete sapphire

This one is made of 6mm donut chinese crystals in amethyst. The smaller crystals are 4mm, in vintage rose. And the larger bead is 8mm round chinese crystal in rose.
rosary bracelete amethyst

So today, I’m slightly free from day work duties. That’s because it is a bank holiday in Holland, where most of my stakeholders are located. Woot! or not? Well, not really. I have a lot of administrative work to do :( Boo hoo… but it’s less stressful, and I’m freer to let my mind roam… into more crafty stuff 😉

Have a nice day y’all!!

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SMS Giveaway Winners ! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Congratulations dear contestants :-)

The winners for the SMS winners are…. *drum roll*******

1) Commentor no. 72:
Snoodles says:
May 23, 2012 at 8:02 am (Edit)
I would be thrilled to have any one of the three! I think they are all adorable.

2) Commentor no. 161:
jmniffer says:
May 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm (Edit)
These bags are adorable! The ice cream one is my favorite. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

3) Commentor no. 102:
Laura Pearce says:
May 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm (Edit)
They are all amazingly cute! I’d like the animals best, but would be seriously thrilled with any of them

Here are the random number generated.

Looking at the comment list, total comments you will see is 172 comments. The latest comment does not count because it is my own ping back. So, there is really a total of 171 contestants.

My blog list the comments in the order of the latest comments will show on top, i.e. commentor 172 will be shown as comment number 1 in the list. Hence, for example, if you take commentor number 161, in the comment list this is actually number 12. I had to count backwards… hope you understand what I mean. You can see the when the comments are posted from the time stamp. I will allow comments posted up to 26th May 9am my time. The reason is that Malaysia time is 13 hours ahead of USA.

Anyway, congratulations to my 3 winners!!!!! *clap hands* *cheers* I will contact you ASAP.

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i sew baby gifts

So, my SMS giveaway is now closed. I will be announcing the 3 winners tomorrow.

I’m glad it’s the weekends :-). It has been a very stressful week, mainly because I have so much work queue up at work PLUS I had to 7 attend interview enquiries!!! Next week, arrrgggg… more interviews!!!!

Today, despite the buzzing in my head, I visited a very good friend of mine who just had her first baby. A cute little bundle of joy dragon boy. This year, many Chinese will want to have babies (and a boy if possible) because it is the Dragon year. It is believed that the Dragon baby are lucky and blessed, and will bring many blessings to the family. Afterall, Dragon is the only mystical creature amongst the 12 animals in the Chinese calendar.

I made these gifts for my friend a couple of weeks ago. Slow and steady, I completed one at a time.

The 1st gift I made is from this tutorial found in SewMamaSew blog.
CH Baby Gift

Then I made 2 of these cute blocks from this tutorial.
CH Baby Gift4

Then I made a simple hankie using diaper cloth on one side, and the other side the same cute cotton with cars printed on. No pattern, just cut a square and sew sew sew!
ICH Baby Gift1

And this one, the BIB… is my favourite of them all. I made this myself without a pattern. It was inspired by this huge overall-looking bib I saw on display in the Fun & Cheer shop nearby, but mine is not as complicated, nor does it need as much fabric. I use bias tape to make the “sleeves” instead of sewing a sleeve… (if you know what i mean :P…). And the back is bare, like how a bib is suppose to be ^^…
CH Baby Gift2

Anyway, I have a BIB tutorial coming up soon.

Then lastly, I packed up all the gifts in this cute little bag.
CH Baby Gift6

Yes, I bought that bag for RM3.90 in Popular bookshop. Haha… was looking for a nice box, wrapper or something… and frankly I’m just not into gift wrapping… so this serves the purpose, plus it’s really really cute!

How is your weekend so far?
I’m off to enjoying the rest of my Saturday night, and looking forward to Mass tomorrow… and more stress 😛 (UGH!!!) next week.

P/S: I so LIKE the Hello Kitty flannel in my photos….

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May Giveaway !

Today is a very special day on blogland. It is the beginning of Sewmamasew 2012 Giveaway Day!!! .

I am participating, and here is my GIVEAWAYssss.

sewmamasew giveaway 2012

I am offering, not just one… but THREE cuties flex frame purses to THREE LUCKY WINNERS !!!

TO ENTER, simply leave a comment telling me which of the purses you would like to win, and if you are the lucky winner I will try to accommodate your choice (Icecream, Laundry or Cute Animals).

Make sure to leave your email addresses so that I will be able to contact you.

I’d love it if you would follow my blog updates via FACEBOOK or GOOGLE+. The links are on this blog’s sidebar. Winner will be announce there too!

sewmamasew giveaway 2012 a

My giveaway is open to everyone and I will ship internationally!
Giveaway closes May 25 at 5 p.m. PST.
Winners will be chosen randomly using the random dot org, and announced here on my blog, my Facebook Page and my Google+ page on 27th May. Gifts will be shipped out by 1st June.

Go to Sewmamasew blog to join giveaways from other participants.

HAPPY GIVEAWAY DAYS!!!

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Cakes cakes cakes

So the day is over. Our bazaar is over. My cakes sold like hot cakes! Within the first hour… woot! *happy happy*

cake shop

This was the “scene” in my kitchen last night.

The layer cake I mentioned I was baking then

layer cake2

My sister said “macam factory” (like a factory) at work. Hehe…

layer cake3

Then after this cake was completed, we decided that we should make another cake – a simple one – Butter Cake with Choco Chips! Yum!

butter with choco chips

Well, factory closed past midnight last night. It was all worthy.

Come back tomorrow for my giveaway post. Go here to sign up too!

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Winner of OWOH 2011

Hello all. Thank you so much for joining my OWOH !

Finally the day has come for the winner to be announced.

The winner is *drum roll please* # 37  which is Linda from tortagialla.com !!

Scout being possessive of his new pillow

Congratulations Linda. I will contact you soon via email.

Hanagami pouches

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OWOH 2011

This will be my 2nd time participating in OWOH.

Welcome & Thank U all for visiting my blog.
It is nice to meet you.
I hope you will stay a little longer to explore my blog & my shops.
Please come back again often.

OWOH2011

For 2011 OWOH, I will be giving away one of my very cute Hanagami Pouch to one lucky winner !!!!

The winner can choose the fabric he/she wants the pouch to be made from here.

Examples of the pouch :

Hanagami Pouch for OWOH 2011

How to join?
-Please leave a comment in this post.
-Make sure there is an email which I can contact you.
-This is open to everyone who visits my blog.
-I post internationally.
-This giveaway opens from 30 January to 17 February 2011.
-I will use the random generator to generate the winner on 17 February.
-Just one comment per person please.

Thank youvery much for joining. See you again soon :-)

Link to other participants of OWOH 2011 here.

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Something funny & a swap received

My maid Shivorn said to me today, “Excuse me mam, Scout stole an egg and sit on water four times today”

I was curious as to why that was something she found important to “report” to me… b’cos it’s no surprise that this big dog of mine will spill his drinking water on purpose and sits on it to cool himself, nor a surprise for him to steal any food.

The first question I asked Shivorn was “Where did Scout take the egg from?” … thinking how on earth he can reach the pantry….

Then she repeated few times, “Yes mam, yes mam… Scout stole-an-egg…. and siiitt-water four times today...”

So I re-confirmed slowly, ” Scout stole..an.. egg.. and he.. sat.. on.. water… four times?”

Shivorn said, “Yes mam! … yes…”

Guess what she actually means? Hehehe… I finally figured it out, and still can’t stop laughing !!!

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Here’s the swap I received from dear Molly for the Fat Quarter Swap with a Twist August 2010 Group Swap I joined. Molly have not received my parcel yet (it’s my fault, I sent it late on 30th August and with all the state holidays in between… hmmmm..) but I hope she will receive mine soon :-)

3 photos (lots of goodies from Molly)..

The “stomach” department:
Swap from Molly Aug 2010

The “craft” department:
Swap from Molly Aug 2010

The “stationery” department:
Swap from Molly Aug 2010

Yay! THANK YOU dear Molly! I love them soooooooo much.

Now I’m going to sit down and enjoy the chocolates with nice iced cold honey tea in my kawaii owl mug {don’t you just love the mug??}
New Owl Mug

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WINNER

Hello my friends,

Thank you all who have joined my giveaway last week.

Random generator helped me with selecting my winner…

and the WINNER is…. commentor # 11

RAVENHILL !!!!!

Winner giveaway july 2010

Congratulations Emily. Will contact you shortly :-)

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Some updates …

I’ve started sewing again… {with my machine}… I realised I got too used to using the “hand button”, that today I decided to use the stepper (is that what we call it?), and my hands and legs just don’t coordinate well. I don’t know if you understand what I’m trying to say hahaha… Oh well, I made a few bags with my very limited Japanese tenugui fabric . Will post photos later, as I am too lazy to get my camera out now.

My SALE is still on at http://WhimsyLoftShop.blogspot.com. Daily I will list a few items… one of them will include this beautiful Japanese cotton. I only have 1/2 a yard though…

Animal News - pinkish background

P/s: and THANK YOU for those who have supported me in this shop, I appreciate your patronage :-)

And… I have opened a Dawanda shop. Finally! Been wanting to do this for sometime now. Here’s the link: http://en.dawanda.com/shop/WhimsyLoft

Ok, for now, have Happy Monday everyone!