Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fish Plush Toy

These fish plushies were so fun to make! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In The Mood To...

...have a home makeover!

I've been OBSESSED with making this dream come true. Particularly my Scandinavian home dream.

We plan to extend the living and dining area, which means a lot of wall hacking.. yikes! I'm such a DIY person, I actually wish I could do it myself!

All I can think of these days is the mood board I created. White and organic. Here's an idea what I have in mind.

I also love the white brick wall texture. I hope it looks good on the exterior.

Usually when I get an intense inspiration, I go to my craft station and WORK, and then I see the results, sometimes in a day, or sometimes a week. So this one is going to take a loooooooong while! Hush, my heart, hush!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cats Print Pouch

Another stencil project! The cat prints were stencil-painted with black screenprinting ink. And I made a fish plushie keychain to go with it. The fabric I used had patterns that looks like fish bones, how cute! And it has button eyes... double cute!

Batu Layar Beach

Last weekend, we discovered a new beach to explore. It's along the coastal line where Desaru is as well but further away. I couldn't pin-point exactly where it is, but you can enter at the Bandar Penawar sign or the roundabout on the way to Desaru.

It was indeed a hidden gem! This beach is rocky, and it got its name from the rock formations that look like sails, hence the name 'Layar' in Bahasa Melayu.

To make it easier, here are some things about the beach:

1. Batu Layar Resort is the main resort there. It is very basic, nothing fancy. There are BBQ pits for guests to have their own parties at the beachfront. There is also a basic convenience store to buy snacks, drinks, ice creams, toiletries, and even children's toys!

Love the texture of this chalet.

2. The beach is rocky. That means there are many nooks and crannies to dig for little creatures like hermit crabs.

The sand is rather fine.

3. Apparently, a lot of couples come here for their pre-wedding outdoor photoshoot. This place is also less crowded.

4. Despite numerous adorable hand-written signs to remind guests to throw their rubbish in bins provided, I saw this mess.

5. Some cute little local eateries if you walk further up a bit.

6. If you can explore further up, you'll find a fishing village. This is as kampung as it gets. I see the children gather to just play. No gadgets, no TV, no iPads, no game consoles. they were just playing with sticks and nets, or whatever on the ground.

There were 6-7 chicks in the polystyrene box!

7. SAND FLIES ALERT! I got bitten very badly and had allergic reactions to them the following day. So I'm on steroid and anti-histamines now. Sigh, just when I managed to clear my previous scars on my legs, these ones are gonna be worse, and will probably stay longer. 

All in all, it was great fun especially for the boys.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cloud Plushies

Finally, I made these after wanting to do it for so long. I'm a cloud-lover.

8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead

Hahaha! So true!
Taken from here.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


A parent working in Singapore, driving back to JB daily, with children schooling in government schools in JB. If you fall into this demographic, like me, I feel your pain. *hold hands in solemn unity*

First punch that hit me, was the change in the weekend. Things are NOT normal no matter how used to it you are. It's been half a year, though I'm used to it, but I still don't like it, and it doesn't feel normal. 

Now the next punch is the impending raise of the VEP fees. $20 a day, yaaaaaaa-okay. But $35 a day, ouch.

It feels like two moving concrete blocks are narrowing into you and there's no way to run...