Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I can't wait...

I can't wait so I have listed some on my etsy store. Just love them...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My new buttons...

Long searched square shaped buttons have arrived and I can't wait to try them on. I have made them to hair pins and they are just stunning! I plan to put them on sale Jan but my friends have started ordering them from me for Christmas pressies! If you need some please feel free to contact me. I also have heart shape, flower shape and star shape. Oh! I just love them!! :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

One Happy Customer!

Does the choker looks familiar to you? Yes, it is one of my kawaii Geisha collections which was purchased as a birthday gift for this lovely lady, Suzy. She has a lovely shop on etsy called GeorgiaPeachez, full of vintage designed items. Check it out!! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

She was born 2 weeks earlier....in our car.

It was a normal sleepless night as I can still remember. I was experiencing bearable contractions every 15-20 mins at around 2am. When my hubby was up for his work, I told him not to go. I had a feeling that she is coming out soon. However after 8am, there wasn't any contractions and I was convinced that it's going to be a false alarm. Not until 2pm I was woken by same level of contractions again. I rang up the hospital and they advised me to come when it hits every 5mins. I was very silly to say ok (I have forgotten my new place takes me 30mins journey to the hospital). At 4:30pm, I suddenly felt the frequent 5mins contractions and very painful until I had to be carried to the car. Along the journey, I was screaming and kicking at the front seat, praying hard that God will protect the baby. At the moment when we arrived the Emergency, I couldn't walk at all and I felt the urge to push. My hubby was nervous and quickily asked help from Emergency. As I could remember the moment I saw the nurses arrived, the baby's head was already out...in our car. The nurse helped me to go through the pushing part and my lovely daughter was born safely in our car. I felt such a relief and undescrible joy to see her....:)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am so glad that I found this website!

Well well well.....I am so glad that I found this blog http://happyhomebaking.blogspot.com/2007/01/horlicks-doggie-cookies.html which is full of homebaking ideas. I REALLY love the recipes. Look at these super cute doggies (one of my favourites!) Hang on, have I mentioned that I am so craying for sweet stuff for this time pregnancy?! Cakes, chocolates, cookies....you name it!

Jayden - The Pizza Maker (or Eater?)

I had some fun making my first pizza with my boy the other day. Being the first time for both of us, Jayden was so excited and wanted to help in every step. This is the vegetarian pizza that we made where we put some tomatoes, mushroom, onions and of course lots of parmesan cheese on top of pita bread. He is the cheese lover! Yummy and crunchy. Such a simple dish but really made our day!

New Business Cards and Product Cards

Finally got my cards printed! This is designed by talented IcingPrints, love her works! I wish the size could be a bit bigger though. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

3 more weeks to go! Baby!

3 more weeks to go for my second baby to be arrived. Doctor said it is going to be a girl and I am really excited about it. Recently I have been sleepless due to frequent toilet breaks and big tummy...guess it is a good training for nights to come. :) Wish me luck!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Introducing Hana...

Hana is a new addition to my kokeshi collection. The name "Hana" means flower in Japanese and she loves to wear colorful floral patterned kimono. This time I have chosen light sweet pink for her with a bright pink hair knot. This beautiful brooch is made of 3 different pieces fabrics and certainly will add character onto your clothes, bag and any place that you can think of. The sizes of the buttons are 1 1/2", 1 1/8" and 5/8" each.

New Stockist

Have you heard about Little Shop of... ? Well you better check out this little cute shop which is openning on 15th July 2009. I had a chance to visit the store and met the lovely owner who herself also into making handmade stuff. I have an opportunity to put some of my items in her shop. She also actively selling her stuff at Camberwell Market. If you live around that area feel free to drop by. The address of the shop is 8 Woorayl St, Carnegie VIC 3163.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Improved Hairclips

To make the hairpins more securely attached and invinsible from glue, I have taken extra effort to attach them with matching color of felt fabric. All hairpins (both bobby pins & snap on pins) are now made with this method. I have been using this method for all my brooches and received quite a good feedback. Everyone feel free to give opinion!

These will be in Switzerland next week

This sweet collection of Japanese kokeshi doll brooches will be arriving at Switzerland next week. Lovely shop owner of Mademoisel le De Paris is my first overseas retailer who loves Japanese collection and many more. See second photo for one of her items in store.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I am Back!

After 10 days of hardwork with moving to new place, I finally got my Internet service!! Hurray! More importantly, we finally moved!! After long-waited of 8 months period, our first owned lovely home is finally done. Still have lots to be unpacked but it is joy of upacking this time (although I really hate it :p). I will post some photos once everything is organised! I've got few sales during last week and customers are very patient in waiting for me. Thank you everyone!! :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mother's Day Treat

Hope it's not too late to share about this photo taken on the night before Mother's Day. This yummy home-baked chicken is my husband's best recipe ever - Thai Basil Oven Baked Chicken. Very simple and homely, he cleaned and marinated the whole chicken with Masterfood Thai Basil marinate available from Coles or Safeway, for about few hours. And then used the baking tube specialised for chicken (I wish I know what it is called) to make the chicken "stand up" in the middle. Spread the remaining marinate, and to make it more crispy, you may brush some virgin oil onto the chicken. Baked for about 1/2 hour, and then turned to the other side of chicken for another 1/2 hour. I love it especially the chicken breast which is not dry but juicy and delicious!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!! To all the mothers (including myself..:p)!! Would love to hear how will you celebrate this special moment tomorrow. We currently have no special plan as yet but I remember last year my hubby was very kind enough to do ALL the housework and looking after my little boy, as well as cooking. We had a nice lunch at home and wonderful eat out dinner. The year before was the first Mother's Day for me and my boy was only about 2 weeks old, we had a small celebration with my mom-in-law who was kind enough to fly from overseas to look after me after giving birth. It was a great moment to be remembered forever.

My little brooch featuring kawaii mommy with her baby is a good theme for Mother's Day, I think. It is featured in Missy Mao Mao's blog in her Mother's Day Collection. Great bags created by her, so tempted!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

It is going to be a girl!!

Yes! Excited! Excited! Excited! It is going to be a girl. This is my first time breaking the news of my second pregnancy. I have waited the day of my baby ultrasound scanning and yes everything went fine and as I have expected, she was in a bad position for the doctor to find out the gender. However I have a confirmation from her that it would be 99% girl. hehe...I am not picky, but it will be lots of fun to have a daughter to dress her up....:p. When doctor was doing the scanning, the baby showed me her thumbs up on one hand and victory sign with two fingers up on the other hand. Seems like telling me: Yes! Mommy, I am doing well here.....:)

Lots of shopping to do soon......:)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April Sale Items are on!!!!

April sale is on! For those who loves bargain please feel free to browse through my shop section "April Sale Items" for gorgeous items! All purchase must be made and paid before 30th April to be eligible for this price!

My Item is on Treasury again!

This lovely pair of oriental blue flower hair clip has been included in RedSuedeKitten's latest treasury list! She has selected some nice circular shapes motif fot this time. For those who loves felt and goodies pop by her shop to have a browse!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Kawaii Brooch

Recently have been really busy with work and house stuff. But I managed to spare some times to create this sweet little cutie which I named him Takeshi - the fisherman. Yes, I do think he looks like a fisherman wearing a traditional Japanese costume. I love him!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

My Other Stockist

Most of you might be aware of this cute shop in Melbourne - The Local Shop, located at Northcote, which collects lots of gorgeous handmade goodies from talented Australian artists. I am blessed to be approached to be part of it. If you are around Melbourne area, most welcomed to pop by The Local Shop, 262 High St., Northcote VIC 3070, they open from 10am-6pm Mon to Fri.

Besides this, you may also find some of my items selling online on GeorgieLove website. This is one of the most devoted websites which sell handmade goodies. Lots of fun and cute items. Have a good browse!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

6th in the 6th.....I've Been Tagged

I was tagged by ButtonsByLouLou a while ago to put on the photo of my computer, in the 6th folder. And the 6th photo in it must be displayed and written about. I have to confess that I am not able to do so as my hubby have moved all my photos to archive drive. But I have some on my MSN space. So I have picked this one. This photo is taken 2 years ago in the nice cottage that we stayed while we spent our first family trip at Daylesford. I am proud to say that those odd shape eggs, nearly burnt tomatoes, mashed pumpkin (which I prepared from home) are cooked by me... yeah!! My hubby was very happy about that. :)

I now tag Giggleberry, LittleChrissy, Michvanetta, Finki, Incalesco and Summers Studio... Please share your photos and then tag 6 more people to do the same.

Time for My Blog

I have been "off tracking" my blog since my son was sick few weeks ago. I knew that I have so much to do with it but I am just finding excuses to avoid sitting too long in front of my laptop. Furthermore, I am really not good in using blog. But today while my little one is having his nap, while my hubby is playing his computer game, I turned on the song that I linked on the blog - You were there by Southern Sons, put on my earpiece, all of sudden all these beautiful memories flashing over and over on my mind. I feel blessed that I have a chance to take care of my sicked son, I feel blessed that I have a chance to cook for my family despite my poor cooking skill, I feel blessed that I am able to spend few hours sometimes just to understand how blog works etc. Too much blessings that I have received from people surrounded, whom God has placed. Even the people I met on Etsy and DUST team via cyber space, how cool is it?! The Bushfire Appeal shop on Etsy, raising money for the victims. I haven't met all of the talented artists who have donated their items, but I can feel their hearts of one spirit...the kind spirit of helping those victims. I am really moved... Part of song sang:

"But you were there, ......And I was alone.
I opened my eyes and you were there.
Can I take your smile home with me, or the magic in your hair?
The rain has stopped, the storm has passed Look at all the colors now the sun's here at last.
I suppose that you'll be leaving but I want you to know
Part of you stays with me even after you go. "

Could I take this moment to thank you for all those have made a difference in my life. Whether or not I know your name, even just a second you have stopped by my blog, or a person who walked pass me and gave me a smile...I know that I am not alone...and you can make a difference to other people's life, with love you can....

My First Overseas Stockist

I am so glad that some of my items are selling at my first ever overseas stockist - Mademoiselle De Paris. A cute little shop located at Zurich, Switzerland. The owner has forwarded some of her shop's photos and it is so lovely! If you happen to be in Zurich, worth to have a shop tour there.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!
Super cute red coat! You must see this....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Oh What A Week!

Besides busy with making buttons and houseworks, the past week has been an exhausted week for me. My nearly 2 years old boy was diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection. This is his second time infection since he was 3 months old. I was seriously worried and tired kept waking up in the midnights to check his body temperature. Apparently there is unknown cause of this infection which really annoyed me. Thank God the fever gone away after 3 days antibiotics.

On the other hand, I have been approached by few retailers who are interested in my items. My first stockist is Cicero Design. For those who are living in NSW are now welcomed to see my items selling at Cicero Design at 71 Percy Street, Wellington. They also have their website at http://cicerodesign.com.au/ if you want more information.

Friday, January 30, 2009

I have to mention about this Owl Collection Fabric!

I have to mention this super cute fabric designed by Keri Schneider. I bought a fat quarter on Ebay a while ago and I am totally in love with it. I just couldn't believe that I found the original designer on etsy! She has few other very cute designs besides this, see her wonderful designs on KeriDesigns. I have made them to hair clips and brooches. And this brooch was recently featured in Treasury List. Love it! Love it!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Item Is Featured On LittleChrissy's Blog!

Thank you littlechrissy who has featured my item on her blog today. I was surprised when I received her message. I spent some times browsing her etsy store. So cute and really made people smile :-). Feel free to have a little "tour" there!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lovely Magnets!

I finally received my magnets and can't wait to attach them to my newly made buttons. I just love this beautiful owl and sparrow, reminds me how amazing God can create such huge variety of beautiful creatures out there! Not to mention how creative these two fabric designers are. They are created by Robert Kaufman and Joel Dewberry. Just love them!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I am back!

After a joyful holiday, I finally came back to my desk and started my new project. I have to admit that I have been lazy while enjoying my holiday with my hubby and son. We had a road trip to Ballarat, a quiet and beautiful town, where my little one enjoyed so much! Well, so as us! We had a peaceful rest in Botanical Garden enjoying the beauty of the summer and flowers. Jayden so loved the vintage train and kept saying "Tutu" while riding on it. I have to mention about Ballarat Wildlife Park! Hundreds of friendly kangaroos freely hopping here and there! Jayden love to feed them with his tiny hands. Well, some are quite picky on food, they only love the dried corn but nothing else! First time seeing emu, he called them duck, big duck! I couldn't hold myself from laughing. Forget to mention about the place we stayed. Novotel Forest Resort located at Creswick. Nice and peaceful and surrounded by golf field and greens.

Can't wait for next holiday!!