Monday, June 3, 2013
Friday, November 19, 2010
it's been a while since the last time i did pink saturday. been helper-free since middle of april. after 11 years, finally it's just "us" - our family. all five of us. yes, i asked for it. even if that would mean sacrificing lots of "me" time. blogging and sewing especially. i wanted to live simply and teach the kids to be responsible, learn to do household chores, and be independent.
anyway, on to this week's event. my entry is a thumbelina - yes that's what she said she is - costume that i made for my little one for her schools halloween party.
i managed to whip this up, 3 hours before the 8:00 am party. my plan was to let her wear one of her floral dresses + wings. but... creativity and sewing mojo came in early in the morning and so this came about...
she was very happy and been thanking me endlessly on our way to the party. the smile on her face... priceless!
she merrily joined the games like... pinning the nose on pinocchio...
and shooting apples inside the pumpkin...
thumbelina was very happy and filled her bucket with lots of treats from other parents. unfortunately she got sick after the party and mom did not allow her to enjoy the candies she got :(.
now, she wants a "purple dress with belt" for her. just like june's dress in little einstein.
it's nice to be back.
Please visit How Sweet the Sound for more pink finds.
By Bette at 10:49 PM
Friday, September 10, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
never thought i'd use this again. the last time i used one was when i was still in grade school. my cousin encouraged me to get one. she trimmed down her abs after using it regularly. after giving birth to her 2nd child, she had a hard time getting back to shape. her SIL gave her a 3lb hula. she used it everyday for 10-30 mins. i saw the result. i had to try it! so off we went to the sports shop and bought this.
well, of course, it has to be PINK! :D
By Bette at 6:28 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
i tried hacking for the first time.
i bought a plain green tee for $2.00.
ripped the neckline and snipped the sleeves
hem was snipped too
and further snipped into several pieces
to make fabric flowers
and to play first with other designs...
i kinda liked this...
finally did this with some tweaks to add a personal touch
and did this to all the hems
so here's me with my take...
on this J.Crew tee.
I'm linking this to...
By Bette at 6:20 PM
Saturday, April 10, 2010
did i say i heart everything japanice? look at all these eye candies! my little miss has been bugging me to make a bag for her using this pink fab.
these, i love!
i'm one happy crafty mammie! thanks big sis for these fabulous fabrics that you brought from japan. it's her first time to bring me some fabrics. don't forget japanese craft magazines next time, ok? luv yah!
By Bette at 8:08 AM