Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Sewing Project: Pillow Case

I know. This is just another pillowcase project. But it has clean seam. French seam. And i am proud of it. Holler to me!!! :p

First i cut 1 pc of 11 x 41 inches strip, and 1 pc of 26 x 41 inches cloth. In this case obviously, the blue strip in the photo is the 11 x 41. I placed the blue strip right side up, and the printed strip right side down together, rolled the printed strip upwards until the blue strip's bottom end shows. I clipped the blue strip's bottom end to the blue and the printed strip together and sew them all together. Be very careful in sewing them together and maintain the 1/4 inch distance from the cut-off part to avoid ripping later on. If possible, zigzag the the edges to be sure. And this is how it looked like: 

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sewing Project: Shoe Bags

I have something for the jetsetters (who love to DIY). I tell you, all the girls who doesn't love shoes - they are not girls :p

So here is my year-ender sewing project. I hope you like them! Very simple but useful. You may also use tulle. I used sack-cloth on this one so the dirty/soiled shoes won't ruin your clothes inside your luggage. 

I will also try using other fabrics and let my daughter finger paint them. 

Friday, 27 December 2013

DIY: Denim Wreath

One of those times when you feel sad throwing away the cut-off part of your old pair of jeans you revently converted into a walking shorts. Happy the cut-offs can be made into a denim wreath. Here is what i did - merry christmas!

Hope you found it fab! Happy holidays!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sewing Project: Multipurpose Scarf

Last Christmas or post Christmas, i bought my bestfriend this really nice, stretchy scarf at a high-end outdoor shop (the same shop that sells camping, running, biking and diving gears). Ok i have to admit it was pricey but it was the most functional scarf i have even seen in years. 

Then a fews weeks ago, i got my hands on exactly the same fabric, at 1$ price! I was ambivalent whether or not to make a dress out of it. Today i decided to make a scarf for my bestfriend and probably wait for christmas before giving it to her! Haha.

There it is: 

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Missing you Chels

This is by my most favorite photo of us together. This is our first day in School at Bridge International School and the very day we learned to say "Sain bain uu!". 

Well, actually i do not have a second favorite photo. It is funny but we always end up realizing we do not have photos together because as you always put it, we always have so much things to talk about rather than letting our camera out from our bags. I would have to agree. When we were in Gobi dessert, we only had 2 photos together - and we were there for 2 weeks!!! 

It is true we had more beautiful things to talk about rather than taking pictures of each other. But now, i wished i made time for photo ops. 

I miss you. Some days are ok, some days are pretty bad. But i do not cry. Like you always told me, no crying, look at better reasons to smile about losing you such as the friendship as pure as ours. But i must admit that when in solitude i am reminded of our daily stories, of our daily dose of laughter, of good things - and it is weird because it always gives a heavy space in my chest. 

I have tried to say this many times, but today, for the record, i would say that i am letting you go to enjoy wherever you are but you will always be in my heart forever. My daughter Fiya will always remind me of you. She has turned 2 years old already, so it must be 2 years since you've been gone. 

I love you. You have been a huge blessing to me, in many ways. I treasure our friendship and i will tell my daughter about you. I am sure we have gained an angel in you.


Friday, 4 October 2013

Who's Turning 2?

Hi Fiya,

Today you are officially two years old. I am so glad beyond words. I always thank God for your life, you are a great blessing that has changed our lives. 

At 2, you already know how to count from 1 to 10 but with difficulty to pronounce "seven". You can sing itsy bitsy spider and skiddamarink with full actions. You say "amen" and clip your palms together after our every prayer. You call me Mimi and only when you are sad and wants to be comforted by my hug. You previous call your daddy "eboy" but recently you seemed shy to say it.  You love to look at yourself at the mirror. You love being at school and likes to play at the slide and the mini gym. You say "sowwwryyyy" when someone stops you from doing something that might hurt you such as climbing up to the dining table. You say "kheykyu" (thank you) when someone give you anything or when you give something to anyone. You say wow almost all the time. You did not recite the alphabet yet, but i have good reasons to believe already know it because when i recited "abcde" repeatedly you just smiled and when i was no longer looking at you, you shouted "fghijkl" which was continuation of what i just recited. You seemed to be a shy girl, un-showy, and doesn't very much enjoy the crowd. I am also amazed at your great sense of balance and caution. At your very young age you can stand at the edge of some furnitures confidently and without falling. 

You do not like Dora shows. You are afraid of Dora's map and you always cry like someone tried to attack you. But you like Mother Goose Club very much. You also love music videos of Ariana Grande, Selena, Cimorelli (What makes you beautiful), Glee. But i select the songs and made sure they are happy songs. When you sleep, the song "Journey" of Lea Salonga keeps playing over and over until you wake up. You have memorized the song Journey at your age. 

I love you anak. I am so proud of you. Continue to grow in the Lord. We will always be here for you.

Love always,
Mom and Dad.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Running Family

Really praying for the three of us to be able to run together.