Sunday, 21 December 2008

{A Treat}

If you've read my post at Aidantje, you'd probably know by now why i've been quiet for so long. i cant even begin to tell you how miserable i felt being down. it's just a hopeless feeling, you dont get to mum the two boys. i'm feeling much much better now. we went out the whole afternoon today, to treat Aidan on a few rides and see some winter actions in town! and i have had such great fun seeing both boys enjoying themselves!

Despite me being so horribly down for the past week or so, i have received some wonderful gifts! a couple of package to be exact. and today, for the first package, i'm going to share what i got from my dearest, most thoughtful, my auntie rubi. she went to the states recently and sent me a HUGE parcel filled with craft supplies she got me from michael's (one place i'd so want to go one day). 

I was like a seven year old kid, opening a birthday present! there were 3 boxes and i was like "gosh!".  i opened this one silver box and there was this really nicely wrapped and well packaged jars of pickles! and i was like "yeayyyy!! pickles!". this was just one of the gourmet stuff auntie rubi had used for her raya hampers. (yes, i'd beam with joy with even a jar of pickles!)

I then opened the second box. and there it was! a glitter stamp set. i have always wanted to get my hands on them. an even louder yeayyy! 

Then, i thought to myself, it cant get any better than this. i then opened the third box. and my jaw dropped to the floor and then with my body aching, head spinning, i jumped for joy! it was a ribbon organizer box i have always, always wanted. even it wont store even a fifth of all my ribbons but i have always wanted it!and to top it off, the box was filled with ribbons and even more ribbons! 

The wordings on the card and all the stuff cured half of the flu!

And now guys, a treat for you lot. a little bit of this and that to share with you this time.

Aidan's been such a great company lately. we love our time together and i'm getting him to craft as well (but he prefers his cars, diggers, politieautos and legos). this was the welcome home banner that we made for Hardy. one whole week without papa was such a long time! and when he came back from his long far east trip, we welcomed him home with this banner and a few signs on the window!

I remember dad and i used to make banners when i was little. i coloured them and cut them up. dad helped me with the rafia strings and then we hung them on our swing back in our old house in JB. i remember i could sit down and watch it all day! and no one could touch them or bring them down unless they're all wet from the rain! i cant believe it that i'm doing it with my son now. 

Honestly, you dont need much. all you need is a few coloured papers. a pair of scissors, some strings and here i used some clips. and if you dont have them, you can always use pegs or some glue.

Speaking of pegs, what would you do with your clothespeg now that it's winter? have a look at this!

I did this 2 winters ago. i dont think i've put this one up yet but after i typed about using those cute little pegs, and Auntie Rubi, i just remembered of them! and i remembered i paint about 80 pcs of these wooden pegs back when i was teaching at Auntie Rubi's montessori pre school back in JB. turned them into fireflies and dragonflies for one of the Parent Mornings. i had a blast working there! 

This has certainly brought me back to those wonderful times i've had at the school with the lovely kids! i honestly miss those days. that was me. so me. i've had the best time of my life working there.

Arent they pretty?! now, everyone can do this! use them as memo clips, add a magnet and paste them onto your fridge to clip your shopping lists... anything!

Now, of to my next project. i have been supplying Ninie of The Sweetest Thing in Dubai quite a lot of stuff. She bakes and makes cute little cupcakes. she orderd a cupcake apron, oven glove, tea towel and this was what i came up with. her colours are black, white and pink. 

I would probably make one for myself! and i must say that these colours are gorgeous. they're classic but sweet! and so is she!

I am so horribly late sending out most of my christmas cards. here are my last batch of cards i made. saving the best for last. i love love love them and i think red, white and green's very special. used vintage laces on all of them just to add to that homey style to it.

I am still working on a few orders and not to mention Valentine's coming up real soon! hardy and i dont celebrate valentine's, so we wont be giving each other any presents or cards. but i'm pretty sure you love birds out there will look forward to the 14th!

Will share some Valentine's ideas and cards in due course! in the meantime, i wish you all well, i wish you all love! it's almost 1 in the morning, i'm going to call it a day. a beautiful day. and what a way to end it by sinking yourself into your fresh, crisp, clean linens... night everyone. hope you've enjoyed this very long post!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

{S for Sisters}

I know.. i know.. i've been a bad girl. sorry i havent been updating as often as i could. i didnt mean to torture! :) but hey! here's a treat for you! 2 cards in one post! i'll see what else i can dig up, there's simply too many to show and share!

I did this couple of sweet cards for the two sisters - sara and soraya. both will be celebrating their birthdays pretty soon. sara's gonna turn 4 and little soraya's gonna be 2!

I created a slot for sara's card. she can hang it up in her room he she wishes. behind it i cut out the number 4 and added some tiny butterflies to remind her that she got this on her 4th birthday!

I just love girly stuff! butterflies, dresses, hearts, petals... i love girly colours - pinks and pastels!

Now here's a card for little soraya whos gonna turn two next month! i've added laces, felt heart, chipboard, cutouts and of course her name! oh, and a little flag with the number 2!

Anyway, you can find this butterfly in most of my scarp kits at My Honeypot. arent they sweet?!

So heres to the girls! happy birthday and may all your dreams come true! thank you seri for the orders!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


I have been missing my dear husband. he's currently away on a long business trip, on a different continent! it's lovely to hear that he's having a good time at the same time. but yes, we miss him loads. usually he'll keep me company while i craft.. but since he's been away, i havent been crafting!

I did this card for Seri, who ordered a few from me. posted them last week. she wanted a card for her husband on his birthday and left me with all her trust in the choice of colours etc.

I've had made a few adjustments to it and this is the end result. quite happy with how it turned out. an embossed background, some trimmings on the side and i used vellums with the words 'my beloved'.

I currently have some vellums to share at My Honeypot if you're interested. click here to have a look at the love vellums.

Hardy's coming home tomorrow, actually, he's on his way now! Aidan and i are going to make a banner for papa... cant wait for him to come home with all the goodies! (have a safe flight papa... i'm sure you'll have a good sleep on the plane.. tot morgen!)


We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary last week, and what a journey it has been for both of us! it has been the most beautiful three years filled with challenges that have pulled us closer, filled with happiness that could shed a few tears, filled with fun and laughter if we recall we could roll over! and most importantly filled with love.

We started our journey together with pure intentions. we started our new life with a fresh start 3 years ago. 

I promise to always and forever, love my dear husband unconditionally and will always stand by him through good times and bad. always...

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Away & The Winner...

Something urgent and important came up since earlier this week and i have been on such a rollercoaster! we've been away most of the time and i am sorry, it is trully unavoidable.

Anyway, here's the winner of my first ever giveaway!

come on Aidan, pick us a winner!

oops, sorry, a little bit blur..

there we go! there's our winner!

Congratulations Mai! Drop me an email with your full name and address and i'll ship those goodies right away!

(p.s: Hardy is away and therefore, Aidan had to pick a winner on his own. not a problem since he can now count when i mentioned to him "pick just ONE!")

THANK YOU so much to you guys for playing along in this. perhaps i should have another one once i've reached my 100th sale!? and better luck next time! sending you guys lots of best wishes for everything!

Have a wonderful weekend guys.. will post what i did for Hardy in my next post!

Sunday, 23 November 2008


This is our second day waking up with white covered grass and trees, snow covered cars and roofs... it's freeeezzzingggg!! but i love it! christmas markets are all on and we think we might go to a few this year since we missed them last year. we heard and read that the Dusseldorf one's pretty awesome! lucky it's just 45 mins away from here!

We have a lake near our home. and if it gets really REALLY cold, the whole lake will be frozen and there will be people scating on the ice! it's so much fun (and scarry) to watch! will dig up a photo of last year and add it in here later when i have the time! remind me if you must!

This is just gonna be a short one from me. i'm off in a bit for some quality family time with the boys. its sunday!!!

Oh, since i mentioned short, did i mention to you that i went to the kapper (hairdressers) and had it cut really short? yep. short! hardy came home and said "theres a schoolgirl in my house!!". hahaha.. i take that as a compliment!

Enjoy your sunday everybody! have a good week ahead. will be posting more yummy stuff at My Honeypot and more a cooking post here soon!

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Here's something a little bit more colourful compared to my previous post! i love making baby stuff. they simply make you happy, chirpy, smiley...

You can dress them up with plenty! you can layer them up or put some glitter glue on them to make them shine!

You can find these stickers at My Honeypot. i chose to cut a couple of them. perhaps you can just simply leave them in its original size, like the last picture. the best thing about these stickers is that you can paste them onto your kid's walls or wardrobe. or simply use them to make greeting cards or any of your scrapbook layouts!

A clear example of you dont need much to craft! now.. isnt he a cutie pie?! ;) GrrRrrrRrrr...

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Vintage & Black

To be honest, i havent been in the mood to blog lately.. everything's fine... we're all doing good, Hardy's back from Portugal, Aidan's well.. its just one of those days... I've been planning on the basement and busy keeping everything else well balanced - chores, hobbies, bringing up a son, family time etc. if you know what i mean... the basement looks wonderful! all my stuff are still on the floor! it's getting exciting!

I must thank each one of you for leaving me a word or two and the response towards My Honeypot's been wonderful! i will be adding more from time to time so be sure to check them out! 

And thanks to this blog, i've made a few new friends! its always wonderful to get to know new people, their likes, their crafts and their lives, wherever they are! isnt it wonderful to share?!

Anyway, a couple of wooden plaques with vintage laces for my basement. just one of the few things i've made for a spot downstairs where i'll be storing my stuff. i just love the vintage look! i still can make a couple more if anyone's interested... we can hang them at the door, put them against the wall on your shelves, hang them on your frames (like how i did it in the photo)... put them anywhere!

And here's a card i made last night. whipped this one out before i snuggle both Hardy and the duvet to bed. less is more sometimes, dont you think?

And just incase if you're wondering, 'Prettige Kerstdagen' means Merry Christmas in dutch!

Will share some bright coloured cards after this! thanks for hopping by!