Thursday, March 31, 2011

tip: homework pleaser

I have to admit, there's no way I'm a patient Mum...for the past few days, I've been teaching big M how to read and write alphabets (in phonics-I learned it through youtube) and letters...but my temper towards her had been very very fowl and her not concentrating did not help improve anything.  Basically, am not a patient Mum :( .... so, I was figuring out a way to make her study!  I've tried giving stickers but that didn't last long...finally, I thought stamps would take her fancy and they actually did work...for a day, at least :) is still very hard to make her concentrate even now :@, so I've been taking her to the office after school when she has no extra lessons :)...any tips would be much appreciated 

I made some stamps of her favorite characters to keep her motivated

I guess more stamps are needed :D


photogenic day

I was just checking my memory cards and found these pictures I took in Melbourne last January.  I really really like how the pictures turned out.  They're really beautiful...I feel like making a picture book for the kids...One of these days I really should make them a book each...

These photos were taken nearby my sister's apartment in Toorak.  The next day they went to this park, they met Peter Alexander!!! YES! THE PETER ALEXANDER :) and my sister was star struck, only to realize who he was after he walked away with his dogs :).

This matchbox is so cute.  I got it from Crumpler :)


Thursday, March 24, 2011

a day at taman safari

This week is the children's term break, so they're having a week off from school.  They've been swimming for the past two days and I took a day off yesterday to take them to Safari Zoo.  The drive there was quite long, it took us almost 3 hours to get there (we stopped at Cimory for a quick break).  We finally arrived there a little before noon...We bought some carrots and bananas before entering the zoo and we fed them to the animals.  One time, we forgot to close the window and when the zebra/llamas came, big M just jumped off her seat and cried...which made lil M scared and jumped off my lap hahahahahhahaha...

A little word of advice...PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD!!! IF POSSIBLE, DON'T BUY ANY FOODS FROM THERE...not only are they expensive, they're not really peanut salad (gado-gado) came with worm!!!! arghghghgh...extra protein T_T .... but everything tasted horrible there.

The happiest moment was when we've finally arrived at its recreational area, we met Big M's school buddy, Big D!!! What are the chances!!! So we ended up spending the times together there :).  All and all it was a very good day and the children had a blast :).

The Orang Utan was so cute..once he heard the zoo keeper's car, he ran all the way across
the field and gave his hand (as pictured) for food and started clapping

D and M went Pony riding :)...while lil M chose the train ride (beware of those with kids...
the train ride was kinda scary because of some caves we had to pass..and on the last cave,
there were crappy dinosaurs with scary sounds and it was very dark)

Posing in front of Baby Zoo entrance

Big M and a toddler Orang Utan :) I'm so happy she was willing to do this

D and his Auntie and cousin :) on a camel ride!

Big M on elephant show...we paid for the elephant painted tee and M was garland by the
elephant while I snapped away :)


Monday, March 21, 2011

val's 4th birthday

Big M's good friend at school was celebrating her 4th birthday last weekend.  The party was so fun...and I was hoping big M would choose a more "appropriate" party theme after attending Val's little pony party...but instead...she wants a party with SPONGE BOB as the theme :'( booo hooo....why oh why...anyway, I sewed the apron and matching chef-kerchief for Val :).

lovey dovey pose for Mommy :)

Val's apron, modeled by M

lil M and Big M

Nail art @ Gandaria City...quite about 4USD for both hands :D


boy's pj

Another order received for boy's pajamas, for Liana's almost 4 years old son :).  Sleep tight...sweet dreams :)


happy birthday, jamie

We received goody bags order for Jamie's 4th birthday.  It was done last week :).  We hope you had a blast, Jamie!!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

short trip

Last week I had to attend International Furniture Fair in Singapore with my Dad, in the end we decided to bring along my mom and the 2 little misfits and since hubby can't come along, I took the nanny with us.  We went to Singapore zoo and the kids had a blast!  It was so much fun and big M was so excited, when she arrived, she said "O my Gosh...O my Gosh...!!!".  Too bad it was raining the other half of the day.  Little Misfit was too scared playing at the pool.  

lil Misfit was a bit stressed out with the kangaroo

Sneaking a little swim before leaving for the airport


past bazaar

Finally!  I've found some time to put some pictures up.  It's been quite hectic!  The bazaar was definitely a success :)  Thank you for supporting Sewmanics!  We are currently renovating our website and I promise, we'll put some pictures of some our new children clothing :).  For now, you can always email me for personalized PJ, goody bags or Birthday presents :).  

We were very fortunate to be invited to the bazaar by our Photographer friend, Feity of Baby Bean Portraits.  She decorated the whole outdoor gazebo so prettily :).  She even gave free shots for the guests.  Thanks, Feit!  It was wonderful!  Can't wait for our next bazaar together ;).

A customer and lil misfit at our booth

Baby Bean Portrait

Our booth and the decor from Baby Bean


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ladies and kids bazaar @ Pakubuwono Apartment

Been so busy this week...nanny-less and tomorrow my Mom will be going to another underwater competition trip.  PLUS, tomorrow and Friday, Sewmanics will be at Ladies and Kids Bazaar at Pakubuwono Apartment - Basswood Tower Verandah...hectic hectic :) so, if you guys are free, do come by our booth and say hi :)


alphabet pillows

Awhile ago, Chia's good friend, the renowned photographer, Moreno & Co, ordered some alphabet pillows...L, O, V, E, D, B and Z turns out quite well :).  The picture was taken by Moreno's family bb during a pre-wed photo shoot (the couple happened to be my friends too).  I bet the actual photos would turn out lovely :).

Moreno & Co photo shoot


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

sewing marathon

for birthday goody bags...all done now...almost :)...all 45 of them fiuuuhh...thanks for helping, Chia!!! :) she did all the applique and half the sewing :D hehehehehe...isn't she wonderful ;) and I hope Ike's child will be happy too :)...these are definitely lovingly us


hairdryer pouch

Sometimes my friends ask the oddest thing for me to sew...this one is a hairdryer pouch for Cath....


a few publications

Awhile ago, these two articles came out.  One was a feature of Sewmanics and flower pouch tutorial from Genie Tabloid, the other one was a tutorial for diaper pouch from NOVA tabloid.  I think I should make that tutorial available online, eh?? :) Thanks for featuring me :).



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