Still celebrating …

This is my first scrap booking page of my 10 year old princess! I am really happy with my first creation. Not that there is no room for improvement here, but this will also be my first entry (ever) for Perfectly Rustics Challenge
Do visit these girls as they are fabulous people on planet Earth! I thoroughly enjoyed their blogs and websites. This is their challenge #15. Oh! I can’t wait.

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celebrate you!

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My first born turning 10!

I am so excited – my first born Elisabeth is turning 10 tomorrow! I still feel like I am dreaming. How can this be? Lol! She is such a beautiful one and I kept feeling I have not done enough for her. Where did the time go? I am up thinking how can I give her the best breakfast in bed, have I checked out Pinterest photos enough? Or have I out searched Yummly app to get the best recipe and the best presentation. Oh My Goodness!
P.s breakfast in bed is our family birthday tradition.

happy happy happy birthday Lis!

20140203-230430.jpgStampinUp DSP theme timeless portrait

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I love vintage and upcycling ideas. I just want to give these old guys/ girls a second or third chance to show off – let the world see that they still’ve it in them. Lol! (Before the go to the tip) Perhaps, for the minimalist and the modernist I am a hoarder, but who cares! 🙂 I love what I love 🙂
What I have done here is giving my old baking tray a facelift by lining my precious StampinUp DSP -timeless portrait theme. And she’s ready to serve again.
Because I am panicking here, I thought it would be best if I put down on paper what I am going to serve my 10 year old princess a breakfast in bed. That way I know panic attacks Are being eliminated! By Grace! Lol!

I hope to show you more tomorrow. Stay blogging.

Japanese Sewing Pattern Book

Well two weeks ago, I just can’t stop thinking of what project I ought to begin. That got me to searching on the Internet for Japanese Sewing Pattern books. And guess what? I bought this beautiful Japanese Children’s wear sewing book off a very famous seller on EBay. I believed no one can disagree with me her, her quality in online services, also the items on sale.
I really appreciate her beautiful lace wrapper. Also, her quick service. Thank you.

Teaching Skirt for Ballerinas

Months ago, I took on a project to sew a teaching skirt for a ballerina and honestly it was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed the colors of the fabric.  Some people get turned on when they look at designs, but I get all hyped up whenever I see beautiful and high quality fabrics.
I would also like to blog on how I did this chiffon wrap and tie skirt for this beautiful teacher.
Firstly, I got her waist and length measurement of course.  Then I figured out the curve of the hem.  Later,  I would need to send the piece for hemming; baby hem.  It is very cheap to do hemming here in Kuala Lumpur.  Lastly, I sewed up the waistline with matching ribbon binding.
Below is a link of all the pictures of the skirt.

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who is she?

TimeNLove42


I am a Stay At Home Mom; S@HM who simply love to be with her children MOST of the time. LOL!!! Plus, I am happily married to my awesome and sexy husband, Victor. My children are Elisabeth (6), Elijah (4), and Nayomi (9 months). The feelings are great! Being with them really helps me to keep my creative juice fully charged.
I have always been an artist, crafter and designer as young as I knew how to hold a pair of scissors. If you have a creative granny like mind you would be artistic too. She is an illiterate and that really what made her a genius! Not having gone to fashion school or sewing classes she knew how to pattern draft and make clothes and blankets for us all! This page is a tribute to her! (thanks grandma Carol) 
Artist? Yes, as I was saying I have always love to draw most things except animals; just don’t do justice to them if I have to be the one to draw them. I love to draw and paint scenery, still life, portraits, abstract painting etc. Designer? Oh, that too! I knew I wanted to be a designer at the age of nine. And since then, I just illustrate and illustrate and illustrate. Every text book of mine will definitely have some sort of fashion figures staring right back at you if you open them. 

After we have Elisabeth, all I wanted to do was to focus my live in to her life and there just do not seemed to have any room in my head to draw, paint and design. So I thought to myself that I needed some sort of work that I can bring with me to my bed or by her side and still focus on both passion at one time. Because I am so creative in these area, crafting was the answer to my dilemma. Crafter? really? Truly! I love anything handmade. I have always been a creative and happy crafter! Knitting was my first passion on the list. And that was the first crafting idea that I can bring to my bedside or her bedside while she is taking her nap. I enjoyed every single minute of those peaceful crafting time.
But now, I am obsessed with more than one type of skill. Since I have three lovely children my creativity level has rise more than I ever dreamed to be. The children are truly my inspiration to my world of creativity’s. They gave me reasons to continue to create So I knit for my husband, sister, children and others. I made jewelries for fundraising, self, and gifts to family and friends.
The trouble is I get turned on too quickly whenever I see a piece of handmade masterpiece. ” Ooo I wanna learn that!” That is always the first respond the self get. So what am I into now? – Amigurumi!!!!

They are so cute! You just want to made them all and give them to all the cuties in the world. So, I’ve decided to give amigurumi a try. The first book I bought for myself was the Creepy Cute by Noodles through Book Depository.co.uk. (very good: free shipping) My son fell in love with the monkey, who doesn’t right? 
I shall show you my finished product soon. 
Honestly, that is really what I enjoyed being a mom. Since I am a creative person whatever I do like to do I turned them into a class for them. Of course when I want my own project done I gotto do them when they are not around. Hahaha!!! Due to their passion in art and craft (thanks to me), I had no choice but to TRY and finish my project while they are asleep and it worked for me, sometimes. LOLZ!
In the beginning, it was rather hard to part my project and teach my children their art project, but as I went along and time helped me to feeling more at ease to leave my project behind till late at night.

So in summary what do I like being a creative mom with lots of passion for handmade?

Well, for starter, I get to bless my children and family with productive time. My children was able to learn from me the meaning of industrialism and love all in one lesson. Handmade are special because there are no one identical product in a row no matter how you try to follow the pattern given. Secondly, I have caused my generations to appreciate hand skills and handmade. They can bless their friends with beautiful gifts of love.
Thirdly, they understood that having to make beautiful things need to put time and love in to them. This kind of satisfaction (when you see the finished products); no money can buy. It’s invaluable.

 

I really hope that in times to come I would be able to post more and more on to my blog. Also, hope to sell my own amigurumi patterns and other crafts for sure. Eventually, making video tutorials. XD

Finally, I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed posting!
See you soon, somewhere in the universe.
Cheers!
Location:

Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia