Feb 26, 2011

Weekend Projects #2

Random small projects done last weekend. :) 

Tutorial here: Skip To My Lou
Really really really easy to make! And it's a great project for any scrap/ remnant fabric you have lying around. :) I think it would be great as a small gift as well...or for wedding favors. :)

Used leftover fabric from making mom's bag for this. Bought the purse spring frames from Daiso.. 2 in a pack for RM5. :) It looks like the one used here: Lostlessness

Made some Chicken Pie that became my breakfast for a few days. LOL. (I ziplocked and freezed them, then thaw and pop em into the oven to reheat.) Recipe I used was from here: My Culinary Journal. But I didn't really follow it (except for the dough recipe), I pretty much made my own gravy since you can basically put in whatever you like...and I substituted water for chicken stock :)

I was trying to see if I could use my toaster as a temporary oven since my oven died last year and I haven't been able to replace it. Turns out the toaster works but the heat is really uneven so I had to rotate the position of the pies in order for them to cook and brown evenly. haih. I guess it's better than not being able to bake at all. :)

I also made another handbag for myself but it was a bit of a disaster. Will post it up another time. :P


Feb 18, 2011

美图秀秀 meitu xiuxiu photo editor

So I happen to only just learn about this free photo editor through Yasmine's blog. She's a DIY queen and has gorgeous photos on her blog. NOW I KNOW WHY! hahaha. Kidding, she's got an eye for photography. ;)

Anyway, 美图秀秀 (meitu xiuxiu) is a Chinese photo editor that's quite versatile and can make your photos really pretty. You can smoothen your skin, add effects, slim your face/body, add cute stickers and so on. Examples taken from the website:

I've been exploring it for a while now and it's pretty fun to use. :) So I thought, oklah...since I have friends who don't know Chinese and might wanna use this program... (not that I'm very good lah...half-past-six only.) I decided to put up a simple step-by-step installation guide so that you won't accidentally install add on softwares. :D Installation guide + mini overview of the photo editor after the jump.

Feb 16, 2011

Weekend Sewing Project #1

I have an extremely horrible habit of getting itchy fingers whenever I'm bogged down with work. It's been like this since I was really young. Every time I have exams/ too much homework/ assignments, I end up taking a few hours off to indulge in some project. haha. My way of escaping reality. :) Which was what happened this weekend. haha.

A few months back I got into a "I wanna learn how to sew" phase so I ended up buying some fabric and sewing stuff with the intention of making my mom a bag to replace her old denim "marketing" bag. Marketing as in going to the morning market to buy groceries. hehe. So I finally made her a shoulder bag with a zipped top. Couldn't find any patterns online so I decided to just wing it. Didn't turn out as nice as I hoped...but okaylah, since the only other thing I've sewn is a pillow case and some small plushies. hahaha.

The cheapo travel pillow I bought in Aussie seems to have sprung a leak so I decided to make my own travel pillow. It's filled with cotton so it's really nice and firm. Not very portable compared to the air-filled type but it should be fine to just bring it along when I go travelling middle of this year. :) (mom is asking me to make her one too. hehe.)

Owh and I added a simple inner pocket for my mom to put her phone. Took me a while to figure it out. I think I sewed the lining on wrongly but who cares. I'll try again next time. Starting to get the hang of using the sewing machine. yay. :D

Looking forward to more weekend DIY projects. :)


Feb 8, 2011

CNY 2011

CNY 2011 was different from the usual way we celebrated CNY...but nonetheless it was lots of fun.


Full outfit from Aussie. haha.
Top and bottom from Forever New (I seriously ♥ this shop...too bad their stuff are really pricey.)
Bag is Ruby & Kit.

Mom ♥

Saying "Wassup" to gong gong. We do this every year on the eve of CNY. Which always leads to mom and my tai yi crying. I miss gong gong too. :'(

Siblings who don't look alike. haha. :D

Make up for the reunion dinner. :d
I love my new lipstick from Stage. ♥

Outfit and shoes. :D
Top and shoe from a boutique in Cheras. (Play Boutique if I'm not mistaken)
Skirt from Esprit.
Bangles from Aldo.

Bored waiting for the dinner to start at StarCity Hotel.

With Justin. (I'm 24 this year and he's 27 this year, do we look our age? lol.)

Cousins + Vincent! ♥

The entertainment that night. bleh. :(
Kinda lousy compared to last year's entertainment. At least last year we had hot sexy girls singing and dancing.

And to make matters worst, the guy went back stage and came out looking like this:

My cousin Hazel so wanted to punch his face.
Btw, the tissue he's holding...he wiped his butt, groin, armpit, (insert any other possible disgusting places here) and then used that tissue to wipe the girl's face. THE HORROR.

And the family decided we WON'T be going back to StarCity Hotel for reunion dinners anymore. Food and entertainment was lousy compared to last year. Even the lucky draw prizes had me and my cousins hoping we wouldn't get any of it. Vouchers for the restaurant in the hotel? Come on lahhh. At least last year they gave out really nice prizes.

Playing with sparklers after dinner. :)

A neighbouring temple released some gorgeous fireworks. :) We had the best seats in the house. Boo-yah! :D

CNY day 1 outfit. :)
Bought the top from a boutique in Bangsar.
Paired it with shorts at first cos the weather in Kedah was sweltering hot. Then mom came and forced me to wear jeans instead...gahhh... D:

Chester who should be Daryl's twin brother. haha.
Angle is EVERYTHING when taking a photo...this angle makes my face nice and slim...padahal my face giler bulat. muahaha. :D

Pretty cousin Renee. :)

Took a trip down to Penang to ber-reunion with my popo, kai ma and kao fu sekeluarga.
(My popo in the background is so cute...I have no idea what she's doing. haha.)

Every dish was cooked by my kai ma and every dish was incredibly amazingly awesomely delicious. ♥

Whenever my kai ma comes to KL, we all put on 10kg.

My cute popo. ♥
We have matching necklaces. My kai ma has the same one too. :D
I should pose like this more often... it hides my double chin. :D :D :D

Aunty Lilian, Daryl's kai ma.
(I missed taking a pic with my own kai ma... Orz)

With Hazel and Vincent...hopefully Vincent will be "family" very soon. hoho. :D
(My kai ma's in the background...so I DO have a picture with her this year...indirectly...haha. :P)

Fab fab CNY 2011~! \(^^)/

♥ Di


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