Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Teacher's Day!

Teacher's Day in Spore is on September 1, where it's school holiday and the celebrations usually conducted the day before, which means tomorrow and I still haven't made any appreciation gift for my kids' teachers.

I did made some Teacher's Day reversible bags and pouches, but those are customized orders. I even forgot to take a picture of the pouches before I sent them to their owners.

For the bags I used mostly colorful Batik and Tenun Troso (handwoven fabric).

Now if could just whip up a simple yet pretty gift for my kids' teachers to be given tomorrow..

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

more dress refashion

Before my new muse came, I had done another refashion. This time I made a maxi dress from a cotton batik fabric and an old cotton jersey turtle neck shirt. The batik was a birthday present from a dear friend a couple of years ago. Yup, my fabric stash goes all the way back..

I just sewed the batik into tube shape and attached it to the bodice part of the shirt. That's it. No rocket science involved, apparently. It's so comfy and if I want it to be more shapely I could always cinch a belt.

Actually I'm thinking of adding a batik rosette, just hope I'm in the mood to make it soon :D

Monday, August 16, 2010

for the love of music

Hubby bought me an electric acoustic guitar :D

Now I'm still trying to get the hang of it since it's steel stringed, different from my previous classical guitar with nylon string.

Looks like my sewing machine is going to get dusty again.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tall Buildings in Hong Kong

It's nice to see with my own eyes some buildings that I used to only see and read about in books.

The view from our hotel room with Central Plaza.

From left to right: Bank of China Tower, Cheung Kong Center, HSBC Main Building.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Marhaban Ya Ramadan.. Welcoming this holy month, at this first day I wish we all could make the best of it.

With hubby's birthday and our wedding anniversary around the corner, we had a weekend getaway, before the kids started their school exams. It was exhausting yet fun! Alhamdulillah :)

Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny? (Qur'an 55:13)