Why travel?

Had just been back from a visit to Hong Kong, a familiar place but still foreign for me. A place that I’ve been vising for the past few years and yet every time there are new things that I notice, new experience that I gain and always, always a new feelings. Never once that it feels the same even when I went back to the same place, same spot.

When I did a google search on why travel, there’s a page where people share on what they think and showed fantastic photos that they’ve taken. It is just amazing what traveling can do.

For those who love to read, “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read a page” – St. Agustine.

Go travel, not just to see new place, to experience their way of life, to eat what they are eating, do what the local do, experience it, face it and let it be a part of your memories.

Travel to see how small you are. Travel to see how big the world is though the internet made the world seems small.

Travel, do it while you can.

Love – wedding card

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Did a wedding card by request few days ago..  even got to make an envelop to go with it.

Flowers are definitely in the list of materials used. This time, plus pearls and lace ribbon.

Everything are from My Creative Scrapbook kit.. well.. I haven’t been keeping track on which month they were from.. so here goes..wedding-card3 wedding-card2 wedding-card1

May you have a happy week ahead and looking forward to March..

What a Valentine’s day

Ya.. Happy valentine’s day..

Flowers? Yes! Lots of them showing in insta. Lovely pictures? Yes! Lots of them in FB. HAHA… oh and those affectionate words.. Yupe.. Lots of them.. In whataspp..

It is been a day that I ate porridge for two meals! Then followed by medicine and lots of water.. Then vitamin C! I needed that to get rid of my flu.. And worst thing was.. My little valentine were also sick… He missed school today.. Not really missing it though..

With this heavy head and running nose.. I still can drive without feeling dizzy.. Thank goodness.. Else my another valentine may have to take Uber home.. Hehe..

So ya.. Happy valentine’s day for all..

Oh ya… And take good care of that body.. Having flu with fever is no fun!

A farewell and some blooms

This has been a post that I wanted a post weeks ago.. just couldn’t get myself the opportunity to finish it, till today.. it goes..

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Recently we had a little farewell for my senior who was our head of division. Changes and moving forward in the work field is inevitable.

Like usual, I was being told to ready a card for that occasion. I gladly accepted as I would love to share my appreciation through the card.

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The picture below is to show the 3D effect of the card.farewell-card-2

On another note… this year, I really appreciate the initiative and love shown through little gesture from my sister and hubby. I’ve been greeted by this nicely scented blossom for the past few days.. it is not a long live flowers but the smell is just so nice.. wish that it could stay longer.

Having nicely bloom flowers in the house is really enjoying.

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As you can see, I took these photos on 1st Feb. Now they are drying up and lost the smell.. such a short live flowers.. anyway, thanks for bringing joy into my life.

Have a great week you all..

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Happy New Year!!

I know this is a late post.. I mean who would still be wishing people happy new year when it has already been the 4th day in year 2017? Well, honestly I do! ‘Cos I just got back to work today. It has been a fun, crazy end of year stuff and I’ve extended my leave till yesterday just to breath a bit. Bringing kids to school is a major task, you know?

Anyway, how is everyone doing in the Net sphere? I’m seeing sites talking about resolution, plans, and projects. If you ask me (like you would, ha!) what’s my plan or resolution.. well.. so far there is none, I can’t think of anything yet, just yet. Maybe the plans or projects will come up or show up by itself. I’m taking it in day by day.

I do hope I can do more in decoration, sewing, scrapbooking… seems all on the creative side. As for career wise.. oh well.. let’s just put that aside for the moment, I think what’s more important now is not my career.. I want to see my kids grow.. I want to see my creativity side bloom, I want to learn new skill, say maybe brush writing. Google on the word “Brush writing” and you’ll get so many beautiful handwritten lettering that you can use a wall decoration, journaling and simply doodling.

And… this came in and showed up on my face today:

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

See if I’ll be able to flip through it and get a bit of knowledge from there.

I do hope I will be traveling this year to places that has snow. To somewhere that I can sleep over without having to book a hotel room.. maybe will need to consider looking into AirBnB from now on.

Until then, I’ll keep searching for “The Secret” ..

Long zipper pouch

Been wanting to do this ever since I saw the YouTube tutorial.. but just couldn’t get the result I wanted as I knew there are pouches out there that is sturdy and neatly put together. Thus for the past two days, I’ve enrolled myself to a one-to-one class of sewing just to learn how to sew up this…

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This was taken on the first day right after the class. Having to be there from 10:30 till 4 plus except lunch hour, I managed to sewed up the cover of the zipper pouch.

Sew Lovely DIY shop’s owner recommended that fabric which I bought from her shop earlier on. Indeed I love how it turns out.

This pouch uses a thick fusible interfacing that is sturdy and need to shape up with putting something inside overnight. What we did was to put some thick folded-up fabric inside.

To match the outer fabric, I’ve chosen a brown fabric for the lining. It came with cute little houses.

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There are more than 3 types of fusible interfacing being used on this zipper pouch. The last part is the most dreadful process for me, as I need to hand-sew the otter layer and the inner layer together.

Shop owner recommend using sewing string that is in high quality with double string some more!

Really love how it turns out for this pouches and I am definitely making more of it if I can get more packs of the fusible interfacing from Sew Lovely DIY Shop.

I’m so glad that Sew Lovely DIY Shop offer a one-to-one class and the charges is really very minimal. The condition is to buy all materials from her shop, which is fair enough.

Sew Lovely DIY Shop also offer other classes for pouches such as coin pouch, bags and even doll knitting. Check out their FB site!

Chao for now!

Cute Morning Glory Pouch

I can’t.  I really can’t hold these cutie in my home and not showing them to you.

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Aren’t they affordable? I love how these pouches turn out with the little girl in the middle and the combination of those fabric together is just perfect. I hope they’ll find a way into your hearts. 

The lining fabric are actually from Taiwan and The States that I bought from a local craft store. They can actually be used as the surface fabric instead of the lining. Well, am using good quality stuff here.. Great!

Have a good week!

Special day 

​A good start and good  activity for my birthday. I get the chance to go up Mt Perahu with a classmate of mine during high school, and a bunch of friendly strangers.  Thanks to her, I get to go for this trip. 

Have thought of it but never really think  of the how.  I guess the Magic is working. I mean waking up at 4am just for this seems crazy at first, and I couldn’t even sleep properly the night before, anxious. Wondering if my alarm will work, or even if I could wake up in time, or if my classmate can find her way to my house.  Above all these,  we made it to Tamparuli around 5 plus. Waited a bit for the rest to show up and get our gear ready, our gear here are all actually belongs to my friend, got a torchlight and climbing sick (not sure if this is the proper name), and get ourselves ready to climb.  

It does really feel like climbing ‘cos the hill is pretty steep. The stick really came in handy. It really help’pulling’ me up and got balancing. It also helps when getting down, considering that it is steep and I could easily trip. 

It took me roughly about 45 minutes to get to the top.  Phew, hard job for me and I knew I look so pale halfway, haha.. 

So here, a birthday gift for myself.. 

Half way.. 


See my tired look? Haha.. Exhausted! 

A peace sign is a must for this! 

Mt Kinabalu is at the right.  Magnificent view huh… We were fortunate that it wasn’t so sunny and there were even cool breeze up there. 


Tamparuli town.. 

So proud that I did managed to get on top.. Yippee… 

Oh and one last photo of the hanging bridge 

Well, if you are interested to go there, I’m sure you’ll be able to find out with your GPS.

Trying new stuff

Yupe, more trial from YouTube tutorial recently. This time is a mini zipper box pouch that can be used as key ring and attached to your bag or simply just inside your bag. pouch7

It can fit in at least two normal size lipsticks, but for sure you can use it to fit in any small stuff.

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The tutorial is available at Keyring zipper pouch.

 

Another pouch that I’ve learnt to do over yet another free tutorial is a siamese zipper pouch.

Using the same pattern fabric, I came up with this:pouch4

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Am thinking to try this again using thinner fuse.

The tutorial is available at Siamese zipper pouch

Well.. more to come and hopefully I will manage to sewed up 10 keyring zipper pouch for a friend who’ll be back next month.

Craziness haven’t passed yet..

Just not yet. I hope I’ll keep sewing, keep learning and keep sharing over here on the stuff that I’ve made.

Below are some more pouches or sewing stuff that I’ve made recently and haven’t got the chance to share them here.

First off is the Morning Glory Pouch which I’ve learned from a free tutorial.  Tell you what, most of my pouches pattern are from free tutorial online either from websites or from YouTube. Internet is an awesome place if you use it wisely, right? 😉

This is the 3rd time I’ve made this pouch, the free pattern is over here.
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Second up is a zipper pouch that I’ve sewed up the left over fabric that I love. Am glad that I can still make a little pouch from it. This time I tried on adding a yellow biding at the side and this is how it looks like:

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As for the following one, I’ve tried new thing, making a tag place for my staff card in office. I’m getting tired with the boring plastic tag that I was using, so I came up with this. Proudly wearing mine now.pouch3

I’ve more to share, but will safe it for the next post. I’m hoping to sew more and able to sell them.

Happy crafting!