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?