Sunday, May 2, 2010

A very meaningful song.... Love Me by JJ Heller

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He’s the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, “Dear God won’t you please
Could you send someone here who will love me?”

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She’s the woman whose husband has run away
She’ll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner
Then he would’ve stayed
And she says…

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He’s waiting to die as he sits all alone
He’s a man in a cell who regrets what he’s done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
“Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home”

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
“I know you’ve murdered and I know you’ve lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you’ll listen, I’ll tell you that I...”

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew

Listen to it here.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Playing with my Hipstamatic

Here's some photos that I took after dinner at Epicurious @ Robertson Quay today... "Where's dinner?".. well, I was so hungry that I didn't manage to take any photos of my meal until my plate was empty and I thought to myself, I should have taken a photo... :)

Shots taken using Hipstamatic for Iphone
Lens : John S
Film : Kodot Verichrome
Flash : Off





(My favorite pair of shoes, handstitched, different design on each side.)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April : Cherry Blossom Season : Meet the Princesses

Have you met my Cherry Blossoms princesses? You might have as I featured them in my April newsletter. Click here to subscribe.

April is a season of Cherry Blossoms especially so in Japan. It is a such a big festival that people often take long lunches just to enjoy the beautiful view at the park under the Cherry Blossom trees.


In view of this beautiful and significant festive, I have created 3 beautiful necklaces of these princesses.




Who do you think is the fairest of them all?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!!

It's been so long since I had a good long break... (ok..I know I just took leave during my birthday but it's different! :p ) This week has been awfully quiet (at work) I guess most people took leave to fully utilise the long weekend. I had nothing plan this weekend, just to stay home, chill, shop and probably house cleaning. :) How about you?

Anyhow, I still had time to window shop on Etsy. Here's some goodies that I found!





"Home of a funky and fashionable bird "
Bird's Nest Charm (Red orange wire, Pearls)
by BukABuDesign


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!


Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeee
Happy Birthday to ME!

Yes! It's my birthday today and I had a awesome day! Here's why
  1. Brunch with the horses
    Had a wonderful brunch at the Riders Cafe which is next to a stable of horses and a horse riding school. It's just so serene and peaceful having my crabmeat vin blanc pasta and watching the horse trotting by. I was with my hubby of cos. You may be surprised but this is a rare sight in Singapore to find a place like this.

  2. Presents from my Sister (down under)
    I just received 6 books (hurray!) from my sister who's in Sydney. I love her to bits. These books just made my day!
Here's a segment from one of the books I received, especially for those whose birthday is today

(excerpt from Fortune-Telling - Birthday Book)
March 24
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You are naturally industrious and self-sufficient. For those you love, you will exert all your energies toward making them happy. You are very affectionate, especially intuitive, somewhat psychic, and never enthusiastic.

It's quite true for me. It takes alot for me to be enthusiastic. Is it true for you?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Movies - Dvds Galore

I bought 3 DVDs (1 blu-ray, 2 normal DVD) this weekend. I have watched these shows before but I think I will watch them again, thus I purchased the DVDs to keep as a memento or when friends come over.

Here's what I bought
  1. Clash of the Titans (1981)
    - I watched this during my uni days in Australia (borrowed it from the school library) during one of the winter nights. I thought it was really funny watching the "technology" of those times and how much we have improved now. There is a coming re-make of this movie soon, thus it is just fitting that I watched the original one again.


  2. Labyrinth (1986)
    - This is MY FAVORITE movie of all time. I love love love (repeat this 1million times) this so much. I remember watching this when I was a kid under the recommendation of my art teacher in our pursuit of creativity. I "fell in love" with David Bowie in the show.. hahaha :) I still love Bowie.. but not as much these days.. The show is great. Love it.. I still love to watch it again and again. Alot more creativity and twist than the recent Alice in Wonderland I must say.

  3. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    - Okay. I bought this for the fashion mainly.. humor & Meryl Streep. It is one of the shows and I would have it on the TV when I organise a all-girls get together at my place.
What do you think of these movies and have you bought any DVDs recently?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Treasury - Spice Up Your Life

It's been a while since any of my items got featured in a Treasury. It is always an honor and an AWESOME feeling to be included! I feel so much loved when that happens. This time, my Chupa Chups Lollipop necklace was featured (the purple grape one). It makes its mark on the Main Treasury called "Spice Up Your Life" by flapperdoodle. It is a collection of all 90s favorites e.g. Spice girls... :)
Here are some of my favorites.
  1. Vintage Ruby Slippers by vintagemarmalade
    - These shoes are so Yummy! They reminded me of Dorothy's Red Shoes from Wizard of Oz. Er.. It's red right? .. But sob! :( Why is it in size 8?! I am a 5.. way off. It's really pretty and glittery, nevertheless.


  2. Black and Gold Glitter Long Sleeve, Open Back Mini Dress by PiidaDiida
    - This is SO SO sexy! I would wear this in a heartbeat. I love the open back. Great for girls night out partying.


  3. Chupa Chups Lollipop Necklace - Grape Purple by Piggy
    - Lastly my cute retro lollipop necklace. Seriously, I think the purple color is alot nicer in real life as compared to my photos. I think the necklace is totally adorable. My favorite is the green one. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Buying Jewelry 101 - Guide to Necklaces Lengths

Ever gotten confused about the length when buying necklaces online?

Here's a useful guide.
  1. Collar - Length 12" - 14"
    Three or more strands of beads which lie snuggly on the middle of the necklace. They compliment boat neck, V-neck and off-the shoulder clothing.

  2. Choker- Length 14" - 16"
    Compliments any neckline and can be worn with formal and casual clothing. This is a good necklace length for a child.

  3. Princess - Length 17" - 19"
    Suited with high and plunging neckline clothing. Perfect length to support a pendant.

  4. Matinee - Length 20" - 25"
    Ideal with casual or business attire. Also suited to long sundresses and formal gowns. The extra length gives the wearer a sense of luxury and confidence.

  5. Opera - Length 26" - 36"
    Worn as a single strand or doubled to create a choker. It can also be knotted. Perfect for high or crew necklines also.

  6. Rope - Length 37" or longer
    Elegant and sexy. Can be knotted, doubled over and even slung over the shoulder. Clasps can be strategically placed to allow the necklace to be broken down into shorter length necklace and even bracelets.

  7. Lariat - Length 48" or longer
    This is not joined at the ends but tied in a knot or wrapped around the neck.
My favorite style is the Princess as you can see in most of my necklaces in my shop. How about you?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kabuki Kitties



I recently read up about Kabuki.

Kabuki (歌舞伎 kabuki) is the highly stylized classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. The individual kanji characters, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as "the art of singing and dancing." These are, however, ateji characters which do not reflect actual etymology. The kanji of 'skill', however, generally refers to a performer in kabuki theatre. Since the word kabuki is believed to derive from the verb kabuku, meaning "to lean" or "to be out of the ordinary", kabuki can be interpreted as "avant-garde" or "bizarre" theatre.[1] The expression kabukimono (歌舞伎者) referred originally to those who were bizarrely dressed and swaggered on a street.

Thus I was so thrilled when I found these Kabuki hello kitty charms (authentic Sanrio ones!) and made them into necklaces. I love hello kitties especially the specially made ones that pays homage to history and culture.

What do you think? What inspires your work?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Addiction


I recently got hooked onto Farmville & World Cafe on Facebook. I am on it EVERYDAY. I plan my schedule around my crops, harvest and dishes! I think it's really bad. I should get off it soon. I think it's affecting my shop and lack of sleep. :(

How about you?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Disappointed



I went to watch Alice in Wonderland just yesterday with my hubby. I blogged about it last week. I was so excited about the movie as well as the Mad Hatter tea party that we were going to have. The tea was great. Although it was difficult trying to find my fork and eat my cakes in the dark (lol!).

On the movie though, I was really disappointed. :( I guess I expected more twist in the story. I was too straightforward for me and it was too short. Overall I felt that the Alice in Wonderland version that the Syfy took was ALOT better.

Sigh...

How did you find the show?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What's In Your Shopping Bag?

It's the start of a new month (March!), did you buy anything last weekend or today? For me I just got this awesome set of paintings from Dialmformichele on Etsy.

Here they are! What do you think?



I think they are perfect to grace the cream walls of mine. My hubby & I are building up our collection of paintings & prints on the walls. So far we have 6 prints & 3 paintings. It would be great to have another 3 paintings to match balance out.

What did you buy this week / last weekend?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Buzz Buzz Goes the Bee


I was so thrilled when a buyer told me that she found my shop from the awesome site / blog! The blog post was regarding a selection of bee related jewelry. I love all the pieces selected. One of which is my "I LOVE Goth-loli Kitty Necklace". Can you spot it?!

I didn't even know that bees were hot this year! :P

Have you ever had a sale that was "triggered" or "referred" by a blog feature?! For me, it's my 2nd time. Both times, the blog feature wasn't deliberate i.e. I didn't pay or ask the author to feature my work.

How about you?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Alice in Wonderland - Mad Hatter Gold Class Tea Party

Hallo world! Are you ready for the "Alice in Wonderland" movie this March? Have you bought your tix?


I just booked 2 tix with my hubby to the "Alice in Wonderland - Mad Hatter Gold Class Tea Party". It is a package where you get 2 Gold Class movie tickets at the Golden Village cinema and enjoy a Mad Hatter worthy tea party!!

Here's what we'll be having!

Hot Savouries
Choice of Pumpkin or Mushroom Soup
Chicken Pie

Sweet Treats

Opra Gateau
Macaroon
Almond Tart
Chocolate dipped Strawberry
Cookie & Cream Cheese

Free Flow of Tea

So excited! Can't wait for it. Have you got your tix? What packages or promotions do your local cinema offer?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trends & Fashion - Bib Necklaces

Bibs are in! Have you seen them around, they are the next fashion statement. From dainty & sweet to bold & dramatic. Bib necklaces come in all shapes, sizes & styles to fit any individual / personality.

Here are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rabbits, Bunnies & Hares....

Sorry for not updating the blog world for quite a bit. I have been a bit tied up at work (day job). But I was really happy today. I listed something this morning and it was SOLD by lunch! :) *happy*.

It's my Peek-A-Boo Rabbit necklace. I think bunnies are going to be HOT this year. Probably due to the coming Alice in Wonderland movie (to be released early March). I can't wait for that movie to be out. Till then, big look out for more rabbits, bunnies & hares ... esp the white ones.. keke :)

What do you think of them?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

What's in Your Shopping Bag?

It's Sunday and I went shopping with a fellow crafter & friend from Hong Kong! Charmaine was dropping by Singapore on her way back home. We had a great time checking out the supplies shop and stationary / packaging shops.

I got this cute mug. Ain't it sweet? I can't wait to use it. I love the cute red riding hood character. Reminds me of my Red Riding Hood necklace.

What do you think? Did you buy anything today?



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tagged!! - 10 of my Favorite Things

I was tagged by Nicole sometime ago to do a blog post about 10 of my Favorite things. So here goes, not in any order!

  1. Macaroons - I simply LOVE LOVE them. So light & tasty treats. The really good ones are quite expensive in Singapore. Nevertheless, I can never control myself to get some every time I walk pass a Macaroons / Pastry shop. My favorite flavor is Hazelnuts!

  2. Souffle - This is another French dessert that I simply must have if it is ever on the menu. I recall visiting a restaurant in Paris which specializes in Souffles. They have the savory ones which we do not get in Singapore.

  3. Sex & the City - Even though the TV series has stopped running and the movie is out. I still love the show and somehow you never get tired of watching them over and over again. Even if it is just to check out the fashion, bags & shoes. :)



  4. God - HE is my everything and without him, nothing around me would matter and anything is possible with Him by my side.

  5. My Hubby & Family - He is my life partner and best friend. He makes me laugh & giggle like a little girl. We share everything (almost) and I thank #4 for making him mine. Family (mum, dad, in laws, siblings) is always something close to my heart.

  6. Pigs - Love them since I was little. I think they are just adorable whether they are babies or adults. Thus my shop name I guess.



  7. Moscato or Ice Wine - My favorite drink. I can drink this all night long...

  8. Music - I am always humming a tune, whether I am walking along the street or having a shower. I love music of all genres but rock, alternative, punk, jazz, house & chill are some of my favorite.

  9. My bed - The place that I spend at least 7 hours in. Got a nice king size one that is simply divine.

  10. My Car - I don't owe a very fancy car (I drive a Toyota Altis) but I simply can't live without having one after driving for so many years. Even though Singapore is a small country. The convenience is something that I have gotten used to and taken for granted sometimes :P Although now I have to share it with my hubby.. kekek :)
Not sure how many of mine are also your favorites.. but do share yours.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Favorite Words


I was just reading the latest Quit Your Day Job Series on Etsy and I found something in common between Laura and I.

Our favorite words when checking emails first thing in the morning : "Etsy Transaction"

I couldn't agree more.

How about you? What are your favorite words? :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Material Girl - BBC New Series

I got recently hooked to this new BBC series, Material Girl. Anything about fashion gets me hooked!

If you are a S&TC fan, you would love it too. Do check it out.. :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lollipops

It's been a long time since I suck on a lollipop. I remembered that it was always a treat to buy a Chupa Chups from the lollipop stand near the cashiers. The lollipops were wrapped with brightly yellow & red colors.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I found these charms! They are so brightly colored and adorably cute! They are Chupa Chups licensed merchandise charms (not some cheap fake goods). I only managed to grab 8 and I am keeping 1 (or maybe 2) for myself!

Available in yellow, orange, blue, purple, clear & pink colors. I will list them progressively.. Do check them out!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Treasury West - Little Red

I am honored to be including in another Treasury West collection again! It's great to be loved! This special collection is called "Little Red" by umemavi. It features a selection of all things relating to "Little Red Riding Hood". I am thrilled to be included.


Here are some of my favorites.
  1. Japanese sewing set - little red riding hood by Noei
    - I think this will make a great present to someone who LOVES to sew. I love the cute purse which can also be used as a coin pouch after the sewing materials have been used.


  2. Little Red Riding Hood Mary Jane Shoes - Size 5 by emandsprout
    - These shoes are just SUPER adorable. I love the ribbon detail, cute eyes & rosy cheeks.

  3. Little Red Riding Hood. Necklace by piggy
    - Last but not least my cute red riding hood necklace. I love those boots & the stunning cherry blossom bead is a nice touch.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Unclaimed Items



Overall my years of selling online, I sometimes come across "unclaimed" parcels that were returned back to me. Most of them were returned because they were left in the post office "unclaimed".

My next steps are usually to inform the buyers that their purchased item was returned back to me and if they require them to be resent, additional postage costs will be required. Most of the customers will reply and I will resend the item.

However, there are some that DO NOT reply, and I end up stuck with these items.
  • What should I do with them?
  • Should I resell them?
  • How long should I wait before I "resell" these items again?
  • Have you experienced this before? What would you do?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Treasury West - Inspired by Tiffany Co.

Apologies for the delayed blog, I just came back from my work trip to HK. I was so excited during the past weekend becos my cuff bracelet was featured on the Etsy mailer which caused a sudden surge in demand / sales for this bracelet. *happy*

I was even more thrilled to find out that my Tiffany inspired aqua chalcedony earrings are featured on the "Inspired by Tiffany Co" treasury by SeaPinks.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's the Weekend - How about a Threesome?

I am busy packing my luggage for my trip and I am going crazy as I still have items to pack and sent out, photos to take and I need my beauty sleep for church tomorrow...

So while I am busy packing, here's a fashion video to keep you chill & relax! Watch out for the threesome at the end. :)

Love alot of the pieces from Chanel... It's Chanel, what can I say. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Etsy Mailer : Naughty vs Nice

One of my items made it to the Etsy mailer yesterday!! *WooHoo* It was a collection of Nice vs Naughty items for the coming Valentine's Day. No prize for guessing which category it fell into :)

Here's my featured bracelet.

What do you think? Are you feeling Naughty or Nice this Valentine's Day?


Is Your Marriage Fireproof?

I have been so busy these days as I prepare for a short work trip to Hong Kong next week, just for 2 days. It's just bad timing as well that my hubby is going through a rough patch and prefer that I am around.. :( Nevertheless, we'll still spend time during the short weekend.

So in honor of marriage and what it means to me :) Here's my favorite movie so far!! Made me laugh and cry buckets. Hope you'll enjoy it too!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Stumble Wednesday - Miss Dolly

Stumbled upon these beautiful dolls by JooSweetie last week and I just have to feature and heart them cos they are so pretty. I have my eye on a few. But can't decide which I like best.

Here are my favorites. Which do you like best?


  1. Marilyn Kokeshi Doll Necklace
  2. Audrey Kokeshi Doll Necklace
  3. Little Red Riding Hood Kokeshi Necklace
  4. Little Mermaid Kokeshi Doll Necklace

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

7 Deadly Sins - Wrath

I wanted to blog something happy initially as I finally got over my Monday blues. But something happened to me today that compel me to blog and get some feedback from my blog friends.

Million Dollar Qn
Have you ever gotten to ANGRY with a customer that you REFUSE to do business with them?



For me... YES I have gotten angry with some customers but to the point of not ever doing business with me, NO. I think customer service is very important personally and no matter how angry we may be due to unreasonable or ridiculous customer, it still pays to be polite and objective. I tend to "play the ball not the man".

What do you think?

What happened you might ask?
I was asked by a friend to inquire about an item from this seller. My friend told me that this seller has not been responsive to her so things might be different if I was the one asking since I am a fellow crafter and I have not conversed with this seller before etc.

Anyway, things went on great and I was going to purchase 2 items, 1 for my friend and the other myself (yes I was tempted to get something for myself). As my friend wanted to pay via another mode of payment, I thought it may be more convenient if there were 2 listings and my friend can just purchase it herself. After that last convo, I got a reply asking me to tell my friend to refrain from contacting them any more whether it was via her directly or proxy.

My reaction : What the Fxxx?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Blues

It's Monday. I got the blues. I had such a great weekend, attended a wonderful wedding, crafted and spent quality time with my in laws & husband. But then comes Monday.. it's been a really busy day for me, meetings after meetings. I just hope the day is over soon... *sigh*

How is your day so far?

Here's my Monday Blue Heart....