Saturday, December 31, 2011

closing time...

As the time is approaching to the year end, I would like to take a moment to recall the year of 2011. This year has been a very meaningful one for me. I started my own business on April 2011 and my dear baby turns toddler in November 2011. Those two events marked a very important points in my life.

So I would like to thank God for His great blessings and opportunities for me throughout the year and His unbelievable trust to me to be the parent of my dearest baby. I hope 2012 bring the best of everything for every single one of us. Happy New Year 2012 everyone !!!!

ps: I am aging (proof: New Year's eve and I'm comfortably sit with my laptop and my PJ on) 

Cheers everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I never mastered the art of wrapping a gift. It's either a normal box kinda wrapping or some sorta candy wannabe wrap.  So ribbons, tags and all other details play a very important role in my not so presents wrapping world. I decided to use the cute apple tags from Silhouette. 

I hope the little baby girl (well the baby's mom) love both the presents and packaging. 

On another note I would like to say merry belated christmas to all of you out there. May this christmas bring peace, love and joy in our heart and blessings for our family and friends. 



I know I'm probably the last blogger who mentioned about how good the Silhouette SD is but I really need to tell you all about this amazing machine. I've read the review about this machine a while back via howaboutorange and I'm already in awe back then. Couple months later and husband surprised me with the SD as my birthday present. Yayness! But somehow although I'm dying to play with the thing, coping between breastfeeding, diaper changing, baby burping, pumping n so on n so on, playing with a cutting machine is not a good idea.

Now that the baby is bigger, I get to play with my SD baby. I've put the machine on with all the cable, read the instructions, put the blade, etc and try to run it and (drum roll)  it did not cut! Not a bit. Disappointed I then messaged my friend Lia from liaspace and bothered her about this machine. Take pics and in the end I ended up with an email to their support. Lucky me their customer service is a real top notch one. They saw my pics and without further ado, they send me a new blade. Another yayness. 

So after all the drama with the machine, I get to play around with it and cut some serious shapes. You'll be amazed with what the machine can do. Seriously.

Here's how the machine works. I did not have time to take better pics during the cutting process since I'm completely in awe. With their registration marks sensor, the machine is also able to cut your color print design exactly where you want it. I print out some apple tags (bought the design from their studio for 0.90c) and then cut it. Neat! 

After easy apple tags, I decided to try out something unbelievably hard design. A doily that is. And I'm a fool once again. It cuts all the details perfectly!

Done with 2D design, I decided to try their 3D design and make this cute little box with a window. And of course, it cuts and the result wouldn't be better. A very cute little box just in a matter of minutes is ready for you to ensemble and filled with candies or anything basically for your favor box. 

And now, everyday, I've spent at least fifteen minutes in their studio buying their design and cut them and leave with an awe. A must buy machine for all crafter out there. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

new fabric and cushion

Here are some of the new fabrics and cushion at Kimomo! The cotton are super soft with beautiful design by Timeless Treasures, Michael Millers, etc. I also stock some beautiful linen fabric panel in the store. Recently we also produce our own screen print cushion. It comes in the shape of a hedgehog with a brown color. Very suitable for home decor. Don't forget to visit Kimomo!

new fabrics at Kimomo

new cushion at Kimomo

rag dolls

I've spent my entire day yesterday sewing dolls for my baby. I bought the fabric a while ago but never get around to sew it until lately. I finished one doll about a month ago but never have the eagerness to finish the other three hehe. But yesterday I was in my full sewing spirit mode (yes this is my maximum sewing spirit mode, sewing three dolls, n yes sewing here means stitching both bad side of the fabric, turn it over, stuff it in then bam its a doll, yes yes that sewing nyah nyah). And I finished them woot woott.

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The blue and pink are my favorites while my baby loves the pink one. I actually sew the pink one first so basically even if  I didn't sew the rest three, she wouldn't care anyway haha. Owell, I love them!

I also get the time to play with my Silhouette SD machine today, the nice people at Silhouette Customer Service sent me a new replacement blade and it arrives today. I must say I'm impressed (both with the machine and their service). Will post some pictures of what the machine's capable of doing tomorrow.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

here, there and everywhere

I'm a huge sucker for lyrics. I find songs beautiful for my ears if the lyrics touched me. Drama, mellow, yes I don't care but I could actually loveee a song real hard just because of the lyrics. I could actually imagine the story behind the lyrics, etc etc. Husband think I'm too much of a drama, indeed but heck I love lyrics =)

One of my most favorite lyrics is a song by the Beatles, here there and everywhere. The song was written by the great Paul McCartney in 1966 for their Revolver album.

image via Wikipedia

To lead a better life
I need my love to be here

Here, making each day of the year
Changing my life with a wave of her hand
Nobody can deny that there's something there

There, running my hands through her hair
Both of us thinking how good it can be
Someone is speaking, but she doesn't know he's there

I want her everywhere
And if she's beside me I know I need never care
But to love her is to need her

Everywhere, knowing that love is to share
Each one believing that love never dies
Watching their eyes and hoping I'm always there

I want her everywhere
And if she's beside me I know I need never care
But to love her is to need her

Everywhere, knowing that love is to share
Each one believing that love never dies
Watching their eyes and hoping I'm always there

I will be there, and everywhere
Here, there and everywhere

We played this song at our wedding day and now I sing this as my baby's lullaby.


Couple of days ago I've stumbled upon this article in facebook and it really hits me. A very interesting fact about us, human, nowadays.

As we rush through life!
In Washington, DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007,
this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During
that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them
on their way to work.

*About 3 minutes: *
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat
and, without stopping, continued to walk.

*At 6 minutes: *
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his
watch and started to walk again.
At 45 minutes:*
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a
short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal
pace. The man collected a total of $32.

*After 1 hour:*
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one
applauded. There was no recognition at all.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest
musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever
written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua
Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit
and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro
Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment
about perception, taste and people's priorities.

*This experiment raised several questions: *
1.In a common-place environment, at an inconvenient or inappropriate hour,
do we perceive beauty?
2.If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
3.Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

*Learning:* If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the
best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written,
with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made... how many other
things are we missing as we rush through life?

- unknown

Touche right? I think it is very scary that day by day we could actually missed a lot just because we didn't bother to care and appreciate things. I really hope this article teach us all to be a better human being tomorrow.