Friday, November 19, 2010

my little pink fairy

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...
 finding "under the sea" treasures...

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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

happy birthday, little lady!

cookies and cream cake + hello kitty toy + 4 candles
=  hello kitty cake = happy birthday girl = happy mommy

Saturday, April 17, 2010

pink saturday :: hoola-la!

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. 

Please visit How Sweet the Sound for more pink finds.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

hacking and liking it

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...
until night came...
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...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

pink saturday :: japanese fabric

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!
  Happy Pink Saturday!

Please visit How Sweet the Sound for more pink finds.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

my creative space :: hacking

making a green top for moi.
 inspired by a shirt i saw at j.crew.

Please visit  Kirsty to play along.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

OW #5 :: hatchlings

remember this?

they're all gone now - flying.

Please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday this week!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

greener penny

nice, isn't it?
join here to win.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

grab a a basket and pass

Here's a virtual Hershey's Easter Basket egg for you.
This Easter season, Hershey’s has promised to donate $10 for every blog post written where a Virtual Easter Basket is shared to someone. They will donate up to $7000 to the Children’s Miracle Network.  A non-profit organization founded by Marie Osmond, her family, and others, in the hopes of helping as many children as possible.
Li shared this, and now i'm sharing these lovely virtual yellow and blue eggs with yummy sweet treats inside to everyone who reads this post.  I know it's a bit late but if you still have the time, please pass this on to as many people as you like. It’s open until 12PM EST April 4th (that's today!). There are 530+ posts up right now, we still need 150+.
How can you join? It’s simple:
  • Participate to HERSHEY’S Better Basket Blog Hop of giving away virtual Easter Baskets by creating a blog post with specific rules described here.
  • HERSHEY’S will donate $7,000 for CMN
  • You can give as many virtual Easter baskets as you want.
  • The HERSHEY’S Better Basket Blog Hop will officially begin at 12 AM EST on March 18th and end at 12 PM EST on April 4th, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted for.
  • The blog post link has to be submitted to us for your participation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text in your blog post:
  • Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
  • Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
  • Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
  • Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
  • Leave your link at comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
  • This started as a meme of HERSHEY’S donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network up to $5,000 – but after so many bloggers participating, HERSHEY’S decided to donate a total of $7,000 honoring the kindness of blogger community .
If you are reading this post, please grab a basket and pass it on. It's for an important cause. Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


my girls are hunting for eggs...
{do you see a pink flower?}
yay! they found one!
and they are very curious...
{oops, there's that pink flower again
and did you notice? my little ones are wearing pink! how fun!}
seriously, they are real eggs from the hen inside.
we were supposed to have 10
but 2 were taken by the puppy
and the other 1 mysteriously disappeared. tsk, tsk...
so, we are waiting for the arrival of 7 chicks! yay!
the kids are thrilled! and so am i.:D

and, and... can i just brag a little?
the clothes on my little girl with pony tail were sewn by mama.
the pink top was made from a scrap fabric. really easy to make.
a rectangle fabric, elastic, and a strap and you are done!

shorts was made from the lower part of dad's pants that i cut short.
i used pink thread of course, wink ;o!

oops...i made a booboo out there!
i accidentally closed the pocket and had to rip! sigh...
oh! do you see my pink buddy?

and the finished product...
worn by my little miss.
  Happy Pink Saturday!
Please visit Bev over at  How Sweet the Sound for more pink goodies.

I'm also linking this to...

and here's s free vintage clipart easter gift for you... from the graphic fairy.

Stay safe everyone!
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

my creative space

my first. hopefully not the last.
to start off, i'd like to show my very own "creative space"
- er... my organized mess.

left side...
right side...
behind the door...
floor on the kids' side of the room...
under the table on the kids' side

this is my creative space - my organized mess - my sanctuary.

Please visit  Kirsty to play along.