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hello rosie

This is Rosie. 2016-07-08_16.59.57

She is very light and fluffy, especially her petals.

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Made with milk cotton yarn, and 4.0mm hook.

She measures approximately 40cm tall. And the diameter of her head is 38cm.

Pattern by zabbez.

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She is available for sale, I will be listing in our Facebook page and Etsy shop soon.

Meanwhile, PM me in facebook page or email for more info if you are interested in her.

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oh those magnets

Last week was Hary Raya holiday. I was suppose to go for a personal retreat in Johor, but due to certain unforeseen reason I was not able to go. It was a good holiday at home, albeit having a lot on my mind and also having to do some office work during the holidays.

This project is has been long pending. I have always wanted to put up a magnetic board with the world map to display my magnet collection. Dad mounted this heavy thing on the wall for me.

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The process? …. Many months ago (I cannot even remember how long ago it was), I bought 3 magnetic board from Ikea. Dad brought them to the welder and got them to weld the boards together.

I bought the World Map stickers from IPC way back in 2012 December (yeap, the receipt was still in the box). The stickers were meant for walls, but hey it works fine on my magnet board too.

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My plan was to have each magnet from the country of origin correspond to the map did not work; because I have too many from the same country or area nearby and the map is to tiny. Initially I thought of just choosing 1 magnet from each country and put them up, and put the others up on rotation. However, then that beats the point of having my collection displayed, and besides I am not that “hardworking” to manage that. Hence, I tried my best to pin all my magnets up on the board, as close to the map as possible.

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Sunday lunch

I’ve been craving for Korean BBQ for the longest time.

Where I live, there are a few well known Korean BBQ restaurants which are good. Oneof them is this shop called Korean House in SS2. That’s where we went.

I love the kimchi soup there, not too spicy, and enough sourness in it.
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I particularly look forward to their side dishes (banchan, ??).
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Korean restaurants are so generous with banchan, they keep refilling them for free. It’s a culture thing. Love the kimchi, and the lotus roots especially. And so colourful.

And they always serve either some pancake or steam egg dish,  and they will say it’s their complimentary dish. We got the steam egg this round.
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This dish – kimchi rice cake, is a must try. Expensive dish RM30 for a plate with no meat (just fish cakes), but it’s something different. I usually don’t order this but decided to have it this round. Super delicious as I was super hungry, but my personal preference would be to have it slightly more spicy!
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Here are the bbq dishes.
Duck
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and pork.
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By far this is one of the Korean restaurant I know that serves bbq duck. This one that came was overcooked! It would have been fantastic if it was done medium rare.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my meal so much and we even had some leftovers for my friend’s dog Jacky!

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T’shirt yarn

This I made.

To crochet a sleeping mat.

For my lovely Lab.

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I got some help though, using these tutorials here and and here. Thank yous!!

T’shirts are from Big Aeon, RM7 each. Bought the largest size I could find XL and XXL.

I wanted to use recycled t’shirts but the color wasn’t right, the material wasn’t right (not the jersey type), and they are mostly not plain and with seams on the side.

Each skein is 1 t’shirt.

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Can’t wait to start the rug… or mat…

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Atardecer Shawl

This is the shawl I made from the Spotlight yarns I bought. Completed in the same weekend I bought the yarn (it was a long weekend, we had Malaysia day on 16 September Tuesday, and I took the Monday off).

It only took less than 1 skein, so I have 4 skeins left. I guess I overestimated and besides I didn’t have a pattern in mind when I bought the yarns.

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The good news is that I have lots of pretty purple yarns to make something else 😉

I’m loving this shawl, and the color’s really pretty.

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Here’s the link to the pattern.

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hEy dEy

This is my horse. 
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Handsome, arragont little fella!

He is hungry. “Where are my carrots?”
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He sleeps after food.
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My cows are lining up to be milked.
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I’m a hayday addict!

Haha.. can’t wait to level up. Can’t wait to clear my orders.

 

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desserts…

Spell DESSERTS the other way around… it spells STRESSED.
Yes, lately I am feeling very very stressed with my day job. So much to do, new assignment, new colleugue to work with. I’m getting old, my learning curve is not as steep as previously, I’m a bit slow lately :P. Oh well!

These helped a lot! Thank God business trips comes with great buffet choices!
yummy desserts

yummy desserts

yummy desserts

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Soap

My recent business trip had me staying in Renaissance hotel. I love these 5 stars hotel. Their sheets are superb, and they provide good quality toilettries.
What caught my attention was the packaging of their soap bars. These are milk bars by Margot Elena.

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