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Jan
12
2012

Red Packet Dragon at Sunway Giza Mall

In my quest to find the best Chinese New Year decor in malls around the Klang Valley, never did I expect to find a gem at Sunway Giza Mall. They were nothing extra-ordinary during Christmas so when I paid them a visit today, I did not even bring my camera along. But to my surprise, Giza Mall has the most amazing decor I’ve ever encountered as they have this: *The photos you are about to […]

Jan
6
2012

ZIP BRA

I remembered my niece Hazel once shared with us a naughty little joke. She asked, “What animal is very hamsup?” Me: The LEMUR (King Julian) in Madagascar! Hazel: WRONG! Me: Then what? Hazel: ZEBRA! Me: Eh?  Hazel: Coz zebra will un-ZIP and show off its BRA! LoL! Cheeky little girl she was… Not too long ago, I did a zebra craft with the kids in the studio. Of coz I did not share that notti […]

Jan
3
2012

DIY Chinese New Year decor : Angry Bird Ang Bao Wheel of Fortune

It’s crazy how close Chinese New Year is from Christmas. I still haven’t taken the ornaments down from our Christmas tree yet here we are making Red Packet decorations already for CNY! Today we’ll be making Ang Bao Wheel Of Fortune Red Packet Wheel of Fortune We’ll need ten Ang Bao wrappers if we are using the long type. If you are using the square packets then you’ll need to double the amount. Fold the […]

Jan
1
2012

DIY Chinese New Year decorations : Chinese Fan

It’s that time of the year again to be making Chinese New Year decorations :D Today we are going to make a Chinese Fan. We’ll need a wrapping paper, some gold thread and some Ang Bao wrappers. Fold the paper accordion style. Click here to find out more about accordion fold. Fold it in half and glue together. Cut two triangles. Tie a gold thread at the bottom of the fan. Cut the bottom of […]

Dec
24
2011

DIY : O Christmas Tree ornament

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging; Not only green when summer’s here, But also when ’tis cold and drear. O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging! O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Much pleasure thou can’st give me; O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Much pleasure thou can’st give me; How often has the Christmas tree Afforded me the greatest glee! O Christmas Tree! O Christmas […]

Dec
21
2011

DIY : Christmas Wreath

This Christmas, let’s not splurge on Christmas decor but DIY them instead. I was at The Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar and saw this beautiful Christmas Wreath. Fortunately the owner Soraya is so kind to share with me how she made the wreath. Let’s take a look at how she transforms several Romance Novel into a beautiful wreath. Romance Novels Cut leaves, 100s and 100s and 100s of leaves. Scrunch them up. Make them really crumpled. […]

Dec
18
2011

Christmas decor DIY : Soft Glow Lamp

We were privileged to be invited to dine at The Speakeasy Restaurant and Bar yesterday. The food is awesome and will definitely blog about it soon but for now, I would like to share with you what caught my eyes the moment we were seated. I was at awe with their decor. It is all hand-made and I am telling you, this is really awesome! I finally found someone who loves craft as much as […]

Dec
11
2011

Pyssla Beads : Lightning McQueen

Cars

Ethan loves Cars. His favourite is Lightning McQueen. He has 2 Lightning McQueen bags. 1 water tumbler. Numerous pants and tees, puzzles and lots more. Today, on a lazy Sunday morning, I added another McQueen into his collection – Pyssla Beads Lightning McQueen :D I found a YouTube tutorial for Lightning McQueen here and made some modification to suit us best. Lightning McQueen before ironing Lightning McQeen after ironing :D

Dec
5
2011

DIY : Christmas Tree Ornament

I love to go Christmas decor hunting come December as they are usually very beautiful. But for my own Christmas tree, I like to make my own ornaments. The satisfaction of seeing my handmade ornaments decorating my tree is simply priceless. I was in IKEA the other day and I saw this beautiful Dove. It seems easy enough to make so I tried it with the kids today in the studio. I drew the bird […]

Dec
4
2011

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Party : His FIRST Treasure Hunt

Jake and the Neverland Pirate Treasure Hunt

Milestone : Today marks the FIRST time my two Darlings participated in a treasure hunt! This is the 2nd time for me with the 1st being during Mommy blogger’s outing in Aman Rimba, Janda Baik. We gathered in front of Marmalade, Publika. Each family were given a treasure box to store FIVE gold coins. The clues were super easy :D Sophia flagged us off and within minutes we got all FIVE gold coins! Ethan checking […]

Dec
3
2011

Giant Alphabet cubes

You’ve seen that extremely cool pose of my Dad during my cousin’s wedding last month in this post. This month, another cousin of mine got married. This time I get to be part of it. She wanted her wedding theme to be of babies so I made her Giant Alphabet Cubes to be used in the photo booth. I used lots of recycled material for it. I cut cardboard boxes into 3 pieces of two’s […]

Nov
23
2011

Pyssla Beads : Yellow Angry Bird

Created this but somehow somewhere, something doesn’t look right. But.. nevermind. I dunno what is wrong oso.. Tampal jugak on my fridge. Yellow Angry Bird

Nov
18
2011

Building Blocks

Ethan loves playing with building blocks. LEGO is too expensive so I bought him FACO instead. He loves it nevertheless so.. :D He can really sit there for hours counting and building according to the picture given and try making up his own creation from time to time. Let’s see what he did with the building blocks shall we? Alligator building blocks Reindeer Sea Lion Camel.. on wheels? >_

Oct
14
2011

Pyssla Beads : D for Doraemon and Domo

pyssla beads

Pyssla craze hits me again.. Doraemon before ironing.. Doraemon after ironing Domo. Whatever that is… @[email protected] I’m hungry. Somebody feed me please. I had porridge for dinner. Hates porridge. Now am hungry.. Grr…

Oct
7
2011

Angry Bird Pyssla Beads Coasters

After making our very own Pyssla Beads Angry Bird keychain, I made a few more for Ethan’s teachers. They loved it! :D It was Ethan’s first time giving a gift to his teachers and he is extremely happy :) Today, instead of turning them into keychain again *coz sumbody said he doesn’t like keychain*, we made coasters out of those birds. Angry Bird coasters *The one in the middle is NOT Angry Bird though, it’s […]

Oct
5
2011

Angry Bird Pyssla bead keychain

I finally succumbed to the Angry Bird craze when my student showed me a picture of an Angry Bird made of Pyssla beads. My hands got itchy and we started working on it immediately. Not bad-lah. I think we got it right… :D Ironed the beads and out came a beautiful angry looking bird! >_< I made a keychain out of it and now both Ethan and my student have Angry Bird keychain on their […]

Sep
26
2011

Magic Painting

We did some magic painting the other day and the kids loved it! I prepared some ‘magic sheets’ before the kids arrived :D I drew some pictures on drawing blocks using white crayon hence the pictures are not visible to the children’s eyes. Can you see what I’m drawing? :) Jeng jeng jeng… to the kids, this is just a plain sheet of paper! Then comes the FUN part! They were told to simply paint […]

Sep
20
2011

How to make drop earrings

After learning how to make charm bracelet with Angie of Kelvin Gems the other day, we got the opportunity to learn how to make drop earrings this time around. DIY my own earring?! I’m so excited! Materials needed: * 2 headpins * 2 earwires * beads of your choice * spacer beads (These are very small metal-colored beads that serve to frame the other beads) * nose pliers * wire cutter We’ll need a headpin […]

Sep
10
2011

Traffic in the city

We saw a carton box lying idle at the corner of the room and wondered if we can do anything with it.. So we cut them open Lay them flat and taped them together Next we spread glue all over the box And covered the box with brown paper I helped Ethan cut some black foams and he pasted them as roads Ethan painting a toilet paper roll blue. It is later used as a […]

Sep
4
2011

How to make charm bracelet

What is a charm bracelet? A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal “charms”: decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer’s life. A charm is a small ornament usually (dangling) from a bracelet or chain. Thanx to Angie of Kelvin Gems, we got the opportunity to learn the art of making charm bracelet.. Looks like peanut but it ain’t easy! Feels like giving up half-way thru but persevered to […]

Aug
28
2011

His secret garden

Ethan at play.. What is he building? His masterpiece… A SECRET GARDEN of flowers, snake and fence! (^_^) Aww…. :D

Aug
23
2011

Crafting with recyclables makes him happy :D

I did not get to go ‘jalan-jalan’ after work today. Why? Because Ethan insisted to go straight home to place all his cars into his new craft work. What IS his new craft work? We did something out of card board boxes and kitchen paper rolls… Just look at how happy he is! I’m blessed at how simple it is to please him… and yeah, I’m at home now helping him park all his cars […]

Aug
19
2011

Art & Craft with Lala

I don’t cook often. Most of the time Darling will tapau for us. The other day, he tapau-ed some lala(s) for me. I love lala, in fact, I love seafood. Gimme anything, I’ll eat them! :P So after eating the lala(s), what do I do with the empty shells? So happen that we were heading to my work place that time so I took the empty shells and wrapped them in some old paper. Brought […]

Aug
17
2011

What to do with bubble wraps?

You know I am into recycling. I recycle almost everything that can be recycled namely toilet paper roll, egg cartons, bottles, old newspapers into art and today, I found something NEW to recycle. Bubble wrap If you love to eat love letters, you’ll know that it always come with bubble wrap at the sides. Normally I’ll dispose them before recycling the empty tin but today I figured there must be something creative coming out of […]

Aug
14
2011

Colours in Mandarin

A week after attending Bao Bei, Ethan is starting to speak in Mandarin. Ethan and colours in Mandarin While we were playing with colours last Tuesday, he happily blurted this out… Sweet! He now has the confidence to speak in Mandarin to ME but not to his teachers yet. Why? Because he knows his Mandarin is superior to me so he can show off!! Most of the time I don’t know what he says until […]

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