September 30, 2008

[more scraps]

Finally finished this little mini album.
i love how the mini tags and the chipboard ones go together!
i realised i had a 7G punch of the same shape too!
This LO was made in half an hour, just before we left the house today, for a DT call over here
a close up of the title :)

September 29, 2008

[scrapping scrapping]

Some xmas cards for the LSS - nothing like xmas cheer to bring on a holiday mood!
More scrappy stuff:
i love the kaiser chipboard mini albums, and i've been busy embellishing the round ones :)
my mum has been  complaining that all my scrap pages are of G, so here are a few more to up the ante for K! :)
love the BG chipboard range too- so versatile!
products used - Sassafrass stickers, BG chipboard, OA papers, Prima flowers, KI brads, Kaiser Chipboard album
Here's an LO that encapsulates K at this moment - super cute! :) check out those chubby hands!

September 27, 2008

[crafting goodness]

Inspired by this site and too many things i've bought from them :P, i've started to do some felt crafting myself. For all my cheque books and receipt books that i carry around nowadays in my mobile office - aka my handbag....
i sewed on a handy front pocket just for those spare business cards
The cover of the chequebook with a handy slot for pens
Just completed a little LO of K using the latest products from MWL - will be putting this up in the shop next week :) Do drop by to take a look!
I love the AC stickers! They go on so easily and are a great alternative to rubons.

My new fabric that arrived yesterday! :) Sooooo happy :)
Thanks A! And for the sweet little pressie for the girls too.... it was happily received, although sadly G thought the magnet was removable :P
Here's the WIP of the train applique blankie i started yesterday...
Here's the same one completed today! :) Love the little "x"s on the bottom.... heh
new stash of ribbons!

Have a great weekend :)

September 24, 2008

[i've been pubbed!]

Heh heh.. nothing like seeing my name in print! :) So happy to be pubbed in these books / mag:
The 1st is a much awaited one - Paper trends..... It's a minibook i completed some time ago:

The next is our page in the SUPERGARDEN book for the Venice Biennale 2008. We contributed an object in Singapore's Pavilion and this is our writeup in the accompanying book :) (portrait photo by superhyperreal)
I haven't done a product review before, but as soon as i started using this punch, i knew i just had to share my experience with it!
It's the Fiskars Circle Border punch.
The review - it's a GREAT versatile machine, comes in 2 circle sizes - 6" diameter and 4" diameter. The 1st diameter is good for punching out 6" circles out of cardstock, while the smaller one's just the right size for 4R pictures! I love the easy punching with the big handle - it's a bit stiff at first, but gets much easier with each use! And the effect is really great.... I'll definately get a few more of varying patterns to use!

Here's an LO completed with G - she's very into rubons, so i let her have the remnants of the last packet of BG wholy cow. Here you can see that she's been thinking abt what to rubon, and where to do them. When she was younger, i used to have to hold onto the rubon and also cut out specifically the shape to rubon (otherwise the whole rubon sheet will be transferred!). Now, she very dexterous with the rubon tool, she's able to isolate really small rubons - like the branches and flowers, and all by herself too!
o and i love that she's also started to contribute to the journalling spots! Here's her signing off portion.
Circle punched K's picture. I adhered pp onto the Kaiser chipboard album - i love love love this album! I've also bought the "ME" book, can't wait to get started on them!
Here are the rest of the unfinished pages - pps are scenic route and october afternoon.
Some pictures of the girls:
K just loves being in the action - here's her trying to reach for her jie jie's markers
she doesn't quite know what to do with them, but look at the way she's started to mimic G holding the pencil.
Here's her trying to scribble something onto the paper
And her favorite activity now - matching shapes - if you give her 2 pencils, 2 tubs or 2 of anything of a similar shape - she does this - try to match them up with each other!
Lastly, a little card i made to accompany a stack of pics of K to my parents. :)

September 20, 2008

[little triumphs]

I had to grab my camera to take this pic - to commemorate a little triumph of G - she now brushes her teeth all by herself and this is how she looks like while doing so. Hilarious.... 
Little K is now not so little, despite the fact that she's still not taking much solid food (does anybody have a similar experience? please share, we're all starting to get slightly worried). In a rare slot of 'big sister - free' morning with K, i managed to grab these really adorable pictures....
Look at that chubby hands!
Delighted to be able to hug her sister's favorite toy.
Look at that sneaky grin..
O! and she's just begun taking her first few handsfree steps today!!! :)
This has been delivered today.
A little project with some new stuff from MWL - i love these MR mini chipboard books! So versatile and really inexpensive too! 
All the silly faces, there's actually quite a bit more
I'm interspersing these with tiny black ones plastic ones in the same shape, which i've stuck plain pps on in order to do some journalling. I'll take a pic of the completed piece when it's done!
Oops, this came out right at the end - this is how the completed embroidered photo album looks like :)

On other notes, it's always fun to read about how other crafters and fellow online bloggers juggle family, work and their craft. My favorite blogs of these fantastic working mums can be found HERE, HERE and a particularly amusing one HERE. When i read their blogs, i'm constantly amazed at how they all juggle their craft life and their mum life so effortlessly. These women are sometimes running their own business, very much like what we're doing now, except they are running them with kids in tow!

September 15, 2008

[sleepless in punggol]

It's been a crazy week, rushing around on site, working on a competition dateline, producing some pitches (thanks to my parents and inlaws for the help with the girls)..... so thankful it'll be over soon! Hopefully we get to enjoy a proper weekend next weekend with the girls.

K is getting so mobile now! I'm surprised she's not walking yet, but she scoots around and climbs just about anything....
Here's how she does it:
Checking out if it's possible to climb the ledge
Climbing up and making lots of noises so that big sister G gets out of the way
Going straight up!
Looking around to see if anybody is chasing after her to get her off the ledge
Finally spotting mummy with the camera
Deciding that mummy seems like a fun target
Climbing down and it's the calm before she grabs something that i have
Looking around me for her sister
Success! mummy's camera cover is a suitable 'non-toy' toy.... sigh.
G in her cute outfit all dressed up for the lantern festival.

HAPPY LANTERN FESTIVAL! *i'm totally maxed out on all that mooncake eating.... :P