Since coming back from Jen and Peter's place last week, I have obviously been away from the computer and hence have not been able to post in my blog (^^U) Been so busy preparing for this week's Christmas bazaar - getting used to sewing (yes we already bought our sewing machine yay! XD), buying supplies and materials, redesigning clothes, paper crafting, and getting things organized, among other things.
That means I am still quite in the middle of things but I wanted to post some updates before I go to bed (have to sleep early because we're running tomorrow a little after sunrise) - it's been a week! So here are the top 10 things since my last post, and I love each one of them, even the ones that seem so ordinary (^_^)
1. First, I received a package from Malaysia! (^_^)
|Sent by Joanne of Craft Passion (*^_^*) ~ Thanks Joanne!!!|
Joanne of Craft Passion gave away Pear Purse sewing project kits over a month ago, and I was lucky enough to receive one (^_^) Photos to follow, as I have gushed over this really nice freebie but have had not taken proper photos yet (^^U) Moreover, I have yet to improve my sewing skills before I even dare touch this kit and begin creating my own pear purse. I promise to share photos though, whether my purse turns out like a pear or something sort of like it :D
2. We bought our sewing machine (=^_^=)
|We picked the vintage-looking Singer sewing machine and just had the sewing motor attached to it.|
I got the Pear Purse giveaway came just in time - right before we picked up the sewing machine (^_^) Our aunt (the one who makes nice dresses for all of us girls) came with us and gave us a crash course. Photos of my sewing attempts to follow (^^U)
3. I planted some seeds.
|Patola seeds :D|
The same aunt brought us patola seeds to plant. Actually I rarely eat this vegetable but she told us how easy it is to grow them (she has plenty in her backyard) and since everyone in my family loves it, then it would be great if we grew our own (^_^) I was also inspired by Jen's homegrown vegetables :) I want my own garden of arugula though XD
4. I soaked and hung the cotton fabrics out to dry.
|Lovely fabrics (^_^)|
I took out the fabrics we bought and soaked them in some water one at a time for a few seconds then hung them out to dry. The weather has been great - very sunny and windy - so everything was dry in about a couple of hours.
5. I took care of some clothes and other merchandise.
|Cute buttons on a lovely top|
I made some repairs on a few pieces of clothes and redesigned some - making sure that the buttons are sewed on firmly, and that there are no holes or damages, and adding some character to very plain pieces.
6. I figured out how to make and sew on flowers on certain pieces of clothing.
|The black flower adds more charm to this lovely yellow tank :)|
I was eventually able to create a flower from nice fabrics and sew them onto pieces that could do some livening up (^_^)
7. I enjoyed sewing on flowers that I did the same to my shoes.
|My shoes, made even more Peachie by yours truly.|
I got this cute pair of shoes but have never worn them because I wanted to add something but was not yet sure what exactly. After redesigning some clothes and discovering some fabric with lovely colors, I decided to add some flowers that will stand out from the prints (^_^)
8. Had tea with friends.
|An attempt (which failed) by my friend PW to take my picture - I think my ring looks nice though XD|
Again, I did not attend kendo last Saturday (^^U) I heard great news though that they have finally, finally, mixed the girls in with the boys, both in practice and in shiai. I seriously hope and wish it stays that way *contains excitement* Anyway after their kendo practice, my sister and I met up with some friends for dinner and tea. (I hardly ate though because prior to meeting up with them I wolfed down Caramel Krispy Kreme and totally enjoyed their coffee.)
9. I get to hug Arthur again *love*
|I love you Arthur!!!!! *hearts* (Face looks swollen but I think I can deal with it ^^U It was the lack of sleep!)|
After a long time, I got to hug Arthur again (we used to date). XD I also got to pet his daughter Eva, but I can't hug her because she tries to pounce on me whenever I get near her.
10. I designed / decorated some envelopes.
|Envelope with an origami yukata which I made months ago (*^_^*)|
Apart from taking care of the clothes, I also began working on some paper crafts. Each envelope comes with a unique design so they were all so much fun to do (^_^)
Today I did more sewing and redesigning, hence a super busy day. Tomorrow after running we will pick up more clothes (^_^) Good night and promise to post more next time~