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Have not updated in so long!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Hi everyone, sorry for lack of updates.

1) I have been busy playing Singapore hko

2) My internet has been totally crazy and disconnects me so often

3) I have more crafty things to show you all soon!! :)

Dinner dress

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I made this dress from scratch. Added a zip and found out that I didn’t need to, this dress just slips right over the head ehhehehe. Its just plain black at the back, with a center box pleat for the skirt to be fuller, nothing much going on there.

Here are some pics of it :) I did the main body of the dress eons ago. Maybe even a year. But I never got round to hemming it until my other friend’s wedding last year in november, then I discovered that I probably was not going to be able to do that in time, so I just sewed the top and skirt together instead (its that pink and black dress in the lastlast post) (ps and yes, sewing a top and a skirt together takes like two to three hours, but hemming the dress needs a week!!! And I did both by hand, so its comparable)

dinner dress

Dress alterations

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

This is a top + skirt that i sewed together

pink and black dress

this might look familiar. I thought the previous version was a bit wierd and too short, so heres the new one that i was happy to wear out :)

white pink

this is a new one that i haven’t finished sewing you can see a bit of the flower drooping and pins if you are sharp eyed enough. cut the flowers off a cheap skirt that already had a tear in it and sewed it on this other dress i bought. conviently lengthening it as well

green tube flower

Teeth Fright!

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I had my share of teeth decay when my milk teeth were still around. Then they all fell out and I didn’t have much to do with dentists for a period of time until my wisdom teeth started giving problems.

Now I’m scared about my other teeth at last. lol….

My friends have been telling me about their dental problems so I’ve started flossing everyday again finally at last. lol

And I really should plan a dental appointment…….


Cleaning, organizing, room keeping and a bit of crafty news

Monday, March 16th, 2009

So I’ve been through a bit of change (in the job area)

And meanwhile still taking the time, while I’m at it to really clear out my room. I’ve sold and given away so many clothes and shoes its unbelievable. And I still have more to go.

Room organization: I’ve been moving things around too. I threw away yet another set of old school notes (at last… yes) Which made way for me to shift things around. As a result I found my swimming bag (I mean I saw it all the while but I forgot I had made it my swimming bag) so I can actually go swimming now when I feel like it. I also re-found my crochet hooks which I had actually abandoned (so that I can do all this spring cleaning).

Room cleaning: Next with all those things out of the way, I decided to embark on a new quest! Use oil on my side window hinges. You have no idea how much time I spent in the past trying to get them open and close. Mostly because they were closed at first. Then I was bored and curious one day and tried to open them and couldn’t close them again. So I don’t know why it takes so long to sink in. Anyhow I used my sewing machine oil and oiled the hinges and voila! It moves it closes! YAY…
Now this thing hasn’t been touched for years and years, so next I decide to clean it out while I’m at it. I got the spray bottle because it was kinda hard to lug a pail of water up the table. This side window is high up and I stand on my table to reach it. So I use the spray bottle, a rag and some tissue paper to do the job. It kinda worked out pretty fine. It was very mucky and gross alot of times but I’m glad I cleaned it out.

Crafty news:
1) One of the crochet cakes I left at my grandmother’s shop actually sold! Its a pleasant surprise. So that’s 1 down 5 to go.
2) I have a new custom order, based on an existing design
3) Remember that white dress with the pink stuff sewn on? I decided to tweak the pattern and also lengthen the dress because it was a tad too short. Can’t wait to try it out
4) There is a great divide between rubber slippers and the fashiony type you find in malls. The former is made for both genders which tend to mean its wider, because guys usually have wide feet. The latter is made for girls and consequently narrower. So I have worn them and got annoyed because having your little toe touching the pavement ever so often because its falling off the slipper isn’t really very comfortable. I have half a mind to try and make my own slipper in that sense. Then again I’m so used to wearing other types of footwear now I’m not sure if I should even bother.
5) I found someone selling scrap leather on ebay in singapore. I actually followed through , and bought although they are a relatively new seller. Really hoping they are the real deal.

Random news:
I bought a white silicone protector for my handphone and realized I didn’t really like white. So I bought a new pink one and gave the white one to my dad :D So the aim of that is to let you all know I have a pink looking handphone now, which I like fairly much hehe.


Thursday, February 12th, 2009

So I’m not sure how many of you have heard of freecycling. Its one way of getting your unwanted items to someone that wants it! Of course usually if its brand new and awesome you can sell it off on ebay. But what if you are clearing out a whole lot of miscellanous ‘junk’ or even really old clothes and shoes?

I actually found freecycle networks from looking up where I can get old clothes to practise my sewing skills on. Well turns out that around the same time I also got this thing called an income, so I generally end up supply my own self with more than enough old clothes to tear apart and sew together.

Today I’ve dugged out old shoes that are gently worn to seriously messed up and put them online for freecyclers to have at it. The last time, some old shoes got new life in a school project! So I’ll be interested to see if anyone wants them, again. If some are not taken… well the bin it is. But at least they have had a chance to be useful for someone else :)

If you want to ogle at the shoes, feel free to do so here … http://tidesongfreebies.blogspot.com/

If you want to contribute to your local freecycle or grab some stuff from it. Just go to yahoo groups and search “free cycle” I think you will be able to find your own locality from there. Do remember! Stay safe and follow the same internet meeting rules!

Food outing at shokudo!

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Standard disclaimer: Before meeting anyone online always ensure the following

1) Meet in a public place

2) Always tell your parents or someone responsible where you will be and what time you are expected to be home

3) Err on the side of caution

So, anyhows we had a hello kitty online meet up to eat food at shokudo! Good stuff it was and I shall continue with a few photos of food food and more food!





Sun rise sun set

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Living in Singapore, I always thought our sun rise and sun set times can’t be too different since we’re practically ontop of the equator… well years of generic experience tell me that sometimes the sun seem to rise or set at a noticeably different time! Finally I was curious about this when I am in a online searching mood, so what happens is I find this useful website


The length of the day does increase towards middle of year and decrease towards end of the year. But the sun rise times seem to be going up and down unexpectedly! After looking more closely at the data, I realize that the noon time also shifts throughout the year! I had no idea that was happening! I hope I didnt learn this in school and then forget, it would be so embarrasing XD

Anyways there are some interesting effects

1) Sun rise time does vary, from a quick look, from 6.52 am to 7.15am!!!!

2) Ditto for sun set I presume, but too lazy to check :P:P

3)  Noon time varies from 12.49 pm (nov) to 1.19pm(feb) o.O

So yeah… next time you are shadow watching I guess this means your shadown length at the same time everyday won’t be the same and its not your mind doing funny tricks on you! hahahaha

Chinese New Year outings

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I visited relatives as usual during chinese new year and also some other places, here are some pictures! :D

Well first, my cat says hi :D


We went to a farm and saw some animals… here are some rabbits


and some bird…


we also took cable car … we could see a ship from it


… a view with sunset


we went to mt faber and walked to the henderson wave bridge this is the view from the start

mt faber

we had some nice food at a restaurant



Happy New Year!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Happy new year everyone :D