relaxing with the best sunset

It was a fattening time on Saturday.. I’ve been missing my Smoke Salmon Ceaser Salad from Sutera Marina Club..

Just the two of us, me and my son who made Chicken Finger in the kids’ menu as his favourite food, other than the mango juice that is a must order if we are there.

He finished my Vanilla Milk Shake instead.. so I guess after this, his new favourite would be Vanilla Milk Shake.

While we were enjoying the sunset, I noticed that there were two long tables that has been reserved and those taking the tables are from China (from their accent). Ended up my nice sunset view was being blocked by them, when there were only a few seconds before the sun disappeared over the horizon..

Well.. at least this let me know that why some people call this the best place (or among the best places) to watch sunset.

We do have great stuff in KK (Kota Kinabalu).



Photo credit: porcupine patterns and craftpassion

The Net always offer goodies, free! Came across this lunch bag making tutorial this morning, the best part is free!

Though I’ve a membership with Epal learning centre street getting my Janome sewing machine, still who didn’t like free stuff?

I’ve recently got a free Qipao pattern online as well. There is even a write up on how to do it here. You’ll find the link to the pattern in the write up.

Chinese new year is coming, why not make yourself a Qipao for this auspicious occasion.

Happy sewing you all…

Things to do? Bucket list?

Haven’t been updating my blog and yet have just got it renewed for another year with WordPress.. Crazy..

Now… Shall I update it often? Well.. I’ve been trying myself involving with more sewing projects, get to do some dresses for myself that u can wear to work. Thanks to the sewing learning centre that I’m able to do that, confident enough to read patterns from sewing magazine, brave enough to cut fabrics that I bought and patient enough to finish it.

In the open for this year is to learn water color painting, doodling, calligraphy.. hmm.. seems like my bucket list is getting longer, and of course not forgetting to travel and see other parts of the world.

Ginger crossed for all these…

No, no photo for this post..I do update my insta once a while.. Do follow me there..


Chao for now..


Came across this word today while going through some new books.

Wanna know more about what it means? Check it out here “What is hygge?

What capture my attention is the way one should enjoy life and one simple steps that I can start off with is lighting up candles! Ha! That part is easy..

Another thing that I definitely would continue is doing what I love. .. oh.. and fill myself with gratitude.. it can really changes my mind and how I look at things.. I know from experience is that I will definitely see more good things around if I start to be grateful.

Have a great weekend and say hello to November.. soon it will be CHRISTMAS!!

Celebration month

Hello there, how’s July to all?
This is a special month for me, my birthday month. And thanks to my colleagues who threw me a surprise birthday cake. First ever birthday cake celebration in office, complete with candles and wishes ceremony, ha! Sounds big huh?

If you are following my in Insta, you would see that I’ve posted about it..

Minus the music like most people did in the restaurant like UpperStar..haha.. maybe a simple guitar solo would do, huh?

Anyway, coming back to birthday, there would be another celebration this Sunday, this time it is my turn to get ready a cake for it. Well, since I would be the one who pay for it, I will definitely get something that I love..ehhe..

Next chance in getting a cake would be just next month, another celebration, yay!

As for sewing projects, I’m currently doing another “Baby bag” using dye yarn fabric.. hopefully it will turn out even better than what I’ve made before.

Here is something that I’ve done by following the instructions through YouTube:

A very simple bag come with zipper and front pocket. Of course I’ve added more pockets inside..

Until then.. Happy July to you all..

Baby bag fever

This is the first baby bag that I’ve made using bag package from Epal Learning Centre. Everything is ready from materials, fusible interfacing, lining, handle and zipper. The package also include the bag pattern and instructions. All I need is just cutting tools and a good sewing machine. In my case, I’m using Jenome 2049 which is fully functional by itself.

Love how it turns out and intended to do another one in smaller size with sling. So I came up with this:

Material used are from “Queen of nature” bag. That package left bits of materials that I can put together plus my own lining to do this second baby bag. This time I’ve used piping on the side, and added side pockets and front zipper. Immediately it was taken once I show my colleagues.

Once it was sold, I got another order for another baby bag in purple theme. Well, she loves purple.. so I gather some fabric which are mostly purple in colour and bought a pack of 5″x5″ fabric from Epal Learning Centre, and come up with this:

It is purple enough, right? Again, this one has side pockets and front zipper.

Have just bought some more 5V zipper yesterday and light dye fabric online, intended to do some more baby bag.. I might just make one for myself this time.

So, have you done anything new lately? Do leave a comment below and share what you’ve created.

Handmade, made with love, unique and one and only.

Happy sewing!

Sew sew sew…

I’m really into sewing these days.. first, I’ve got myself a Jenome 2049 sewing machine, brand new from Epal Learning Centre. It is a multifunctional sewing machine that can do normal sewing with different footing and quilting. Epal has been doing roadshow to introduce this amazing and fully usable machine. I’ve noticed it years ago, just didn’t get the commitment to get down on it. So recently they were doing another roadshow in City Mall and giving out really good offer that comes with learning sessions free for 13 months, plus I can bring another person with me and learn together. Their opening time is quite long – normal days from 10am till 7.30pm, which means I can drop by anytime I want and get to learn from them.

Below is the address of the Epal Learning Centre:

F-0-7 & F-1-7, G Floor & 1st Floor,
Block F, Lorong Capital Karamunsing,
Karamunsing Capital
88300, Kota Kinabalu Sabah.
Tel: 088-447 066 / 016-8311298
Fax: 088-447 220

Any time that you wanted to learn or ask questions about those projects that you wanted to learn, you can always drop-by their centre in Karamunsing Capital, there will always be teachers around to talk to you. You can even bring your own sewing machine and complete your projects there.

What they are offering is different projects for each month and you can always buy the learning pack which comes with all materials to complete each project and get help from the teachers there. So far, I’ve completed a “Queen of Nature Hand Bag”, Upcycle Jeans Back Pack, Multipurpose bag which can fit in my sewing machine. If however you’ve missed the previous months’ project, you can always buy the pack and keep learning provided they haven’t sold out those project packs.

Below are some of the projects that I’ve done so far since May:

Up-cycle Jeans Backpack:


Mini project, which still got a final touch that I haven’t done – to remove those basting.

Mother’s Day Pouch:

Queen of Nature Bag, which involve lots of cutting and sewing.. and I haven’t sew on those beads on the top of the bag..

If you’ve bought their sewing machine, you will also have the privilege to log in to their e-learning centre over at

Having this Jenome 2049 machine gives me confident in sewing more projects and I’m now learning to do Baju Kurung, which is this month’s project.

Here is more details info about the machine: Mesin Jahit Serbaguna Janome MC2049.

Other than the normal monthly projects, they are also offering add-on projects such as making hand-bag. They will also teaches you how to use all those footing that you’ve for the machine. If however you can’t find the time to go to learn about that in their centre, no worry.. the machine comes with booklet and tell you how to use it.

If you are interested to learn more, do go to their centre in Karamunsing Capital, quote my name (Fon Mee) and surely they’ll be someone there to guide you through.

Happy sewing!

Is it the end?

No, definitely don’t think so!

Yes, we have gadget that connected us to the world, let us read books and magazine online, even download them, it let us know our location and how to get to another place. Yes, it can let us endulge in some games, facetime, chatting in groups, share photos and video. Let us feel connected to others… and yet sometimes it is the other way round. Do you really think that you ARE connected!?? Do you really think that you know each and every one of your facebook contact? Do you?

Well, my concern is the existence of books, of library. Will books be disappearing from this Earth? I really don’t think so..

I personally would prefer to hold a book on my hand, even though I can’t make the font bigger. Especially magazine, I still prefer hardcopy magazine. Say that I’m old fashion, I don’t care.

And the existence of library? Yes, they will surely be there. How else can anyone just walk into a place and get hold of information just like that when they don’t have the gadget themselves? Yes, from the library!

I like what is being mentioned in this message by Mr. Wong.

“libraries have become the informal community meeting place where people of all races and beliefs come to seek personal and professional development, meet friends, do some personal quiet self study and so on.” – Wong Vui Yin

It could be a jamming place for the youngsters? Why not? A DJ training place? A music room? The idea is endless.

I do look forward to my online video time using my phone. But if you ask me if the library will not exist in the future, no, definitely NOT!

Happy reading you all!