28 November 2011

Fabric Find

I was traveling recently and found myself in Beijing. Chinese culture is, if I had to sum it up in one word, WOW! Apart from everything else they had, the silk and embroidery just blew me away! I didn't pick up any embroidery, no time and no budget this time, unfortunately.

But I did manage to escape for a walkabout at one of their markets, and see what I found:

Pretty, pretty, pretty fabric shoes!

I think they're gorgeous!

So of course I picked up a pair for myself, and an extra for Niece. In different shades of pink, hee! I wanted to post a photo of my pair actually on my feet, but I've got a scab on my left foot. And Niece's photo is in the iPhone, and I can't be asked to get up to look for the wire thingie that syncs it to the laptop. So I'll just show you the shoes sitting pretty at the market again, hee hehe.

Now I can't end this post without showing you this:

These little goldfish were in a big aquarium at a restaurant we stopped at for lunch.

And they were all looking out at us. Can you imagine hundreds of little goldfish 'wagging' their tails and staring face first at you? Priceless!

27 November 2011

Another Quilt - Yay!

I'm tackling another UFO - soooo satisfying!

You may remember this one from  here and here.

I'm finally quilting it - in an overall meander, this time.

Lots of upper arm muscle involved.

I gave it a name a long time ago - Lavender Fields. It sounds a little dramatic now. But somehow it fits, what do you think?

Almost, almost done, heeeeee!!!

26 November 2011

Better Late Than Never

So there's been this award that's been going around. A couple of gorgeous bloggy girls nominated me (thanks lovelies - muah muah muah!!!), so of course I should join the fun, right? A little late (as usual), but better than never.

Now apparently there are rules to this thing.

The first rule is I'm supposed to nominate up to 15 other bloggers to receive this. As I'm little late (ok, a lot late) onto the bandwagon, almost everyone I know has already received their nominations (seems the crafty, bloggy world in Malaysia is pretty small after all).  So I'm taking the easy and lazy way around and nominate ALL of you lovely, crafty, blogging ladies reading this, ahaha! Jokes aside, I want you to know that I do take the time to find and enjoy your blogs, and I appreciate all your comments (even though I'm completely useless at replying).

The second rule is that I'm supposed to tell you 7 things you dont know about me. Huh? Ok...

Number 1 thing you don't know about me is -  I'm actually a nut case.
2. My favourite colour (most days anyway) is RED.
3. I'm absolutely TERRIFIED of Ultraman. Ever since I was a wee lass. NOT a joke.
4. Ooh, serious one this. My life was so 'eventful' a few years ago that I was diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Sewing and quilting became therapy. Literally.
5. My favourite idol so far is David Cook.
6. I loooooove potatoes!!!!!
7. When I grow up I want to be Beyonce. ehehee.

So there you have it!

Have a happeee weekend all : Happy Thanksgiving to those in the States (most importantly - HAPPY SHOPPINGGGGGGG) and to all here, happy looong weekend (yup, ANOTHER public holiday on Monday - insane! heeeee!!!!)

06 November 2011

Another quickie

Simply to wish you Happy Eidul Adha!

For those not in the know, this is another celebration on the Moslem calendar, this time to celebrate the 10th day of the month of Zulhijah, otherwise known as the Haj month. And we all know about the great pilgrimage that is the Haj.

So, enough said.

PS. Sewing therapy well under way. Photos soon.

PPS. Because Eid Adha falls today ie Sunday, we get another public holiday tomorrow (haven't I warned you that we get LOADS?). A benefit of a multi-cultural, multi-religious society. But alas, not me. Oh no. I have to go to WORK tomorrow. Grrrrr...

04 November 2011

Been Traveling...

... Can you say "shattered"?

Some serious sewing therapy much needed - preferably with a good dose of fabric shopping therapy thrown in.

Thank heavens for weekends.

And sewing machines.

And fabric.

And yummy hubbies too (someone's got to rub sore feet, hee).

Happy weekend all.