Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Resolutions 2013...

flash back a year ago.. I wish and I hope I can accomplish what I set for year 2012..
and now coming to year 2013.. a lot has happened. More memories and happy times and also down side.
But overall I thank You Lord for making my life fuller than ever, for your guidance in my life, your patience towards me and my family.

This year I wish for :
more happiness, more quality time with my family and more patience for me.
Less stress work.. lesser worriness and less problem in our lives.

I hope all of my family member are in good health, more prosperous, and live a happier life.
Welcome 2013 and
farewell 2012.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas gifts from my hubby

Something that I wont buy for myself... a book. Not just any book. It is a sewing book.
Thank you honey!
and for him I bought this...
as usual. Guys stuff. or thingy. which he claims will make him a better photographer. hehe. Anything just to make him happy.
Love you :) hehe

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From our family  to yours... wherever you are :)
Here is how our Christmas 2012 went..
Lots of food, gifts and abundance of love.
It is perfect.
Love you Jesus!
For You have sacrifice Your only son... so that we all can be saved.
Thats how much You love us. Thank You Oh Lord!.
May we all live abundantly in peace, joy and harmony.. in good health throughout the years to come.
Merry Christmas everyone :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hair bow clips

I learned to make these through one of the blog. Thanks pinterest! Here are the tutorials from other blogger.
 And here are my tutorial..
and the results...
If I can do it, you can too :)
Happy crafting!

Monday, December 17, 2012

What a normal day should be...

I read about the tragedy news that happened last Friday in US and it really broke my heart. I wept and shed tears for all those victims, especially the small children. It happened in a far away place (that I never set my foot on) but I can imagine how painful what the families going thru. Yes, I pray Lord. Oh Lord why this happen? Why have bad people out there? How can we protect our children and the future of their lives if so many bad things happened?
I don't know the answer but I wish I can have a normal days just like I had it when I was a small child.
Oh how I wish it was something like this...
peaceful, quiet afternoon.. with my baby taking a nap in her rocking sling
pick up all the mess - a sign of lively and active toddler - in my house
running my sewing machine and make some beautiful dress for my Chloe..
have a sip of tea in the kitchen while waiting for my washing machine run slow and completely stop

its raining outside with some strong winds but I am grateful
because I know that my family survive another day
with a grace from God.
Thank God for my good day. Pray I sent to those families whom I know God has another plan for their lives.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New halterneck dress for Chloe.

I am so glad I can finish the new dress for Chloe. I did a similar one before (didn't take any photos of the process) with cotton fabrics.. and it looks very vibrant and colorful when Chloe wears it.
So this time I use satin fabric.
I love how it turns out. :)  Tada. Chloe in her new dress. :)

I'm not sure if you all want to follow my way of sewing as in most of the time it is try and error kind of things, so if you are beginner just like me -with records of 1 out of 3 dress is successful most of the time :) - and want to know how I did it, here it is  :

- firstly, of course have a fabric and some thin fabric for the lining inside.

- then make a pattern. Take any dress she own and trace the outline. Any pattern that looks similar like this will do (as I said it is try and error so I dont use any measurement hehe). As long as you give about 1cm bigger than the dress itself it should be fine.
- then fold your fabrics and cut it following the pattern. Make it 2x
- and do the same with the lining fabrics (its white for this dress)

- next, sew it together and remember you have to sew on the false side so when you flipped it out you'll get the right side done nicely. (hope pictures explain it better :))
- and sew them together until it looks like this. (sorry, I dont know how to explain better hehe:)

- next, make the collar part ( I forgot to take picture when making the leopard halterneck dress so I give you the picture of the polkadot dress)

- last one is the tricky part..Since my fabric is satin, it is kinda slippery and I feel its better to use hand to stitch the collar to the dress.
- well not so good with my stitching but as long as it holds on firmly and doesn't compromise with comfort I'm fine with it. (not for sale so abit 'messy' is fine with me haha)

- Finally... the result. 

What you think guys? err ... ladies ? :)
note : this tutorial is for beginner only, any expertise please excuse my way of sewing :) I promise I'll do better next time round.

Happy sewing everyone!

Happy Anniversary from my hubby...

2 weeks ago...
This is what real life is... :)
Happy Anniversary honey. Love you too! :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

As much as I love my inlaws...

I also have this feeling of being taking for granted or even worse... being taking advantage of. :(
I'm sad.
I've been living under the same roof with them all for almost 5 years, yet I still get hurt or having these kind of feelings.
Why I have this kind of negative feeling? Why I can't be just like other normal people who loves their families without holding back or expecting any returns (in terms of love, respect and sort of things).
And these feelings are always there... inside me.
Well...right now I'm just praying for the best..
For my mum inlaw - to be more wise with everything she says..  or does.
For my sis inlaw - to be able to get a job that suits her so she would be able to live on her own,
For my brother inlaw & his family - for them to be able to move out of our house and be independent on their own.
And for myself...
I pray Lord... for a peaceful mind and grateful heart
as I've been short of patience and feel bitterness inside me.
Bless our family O Lord... once more. and not let us drown in unhappiness.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This is a good reads

I found this blog : Resolved to worship.

and amazed by how wonderful this family is. They are good-looking couple with 8 adorable kids. Sounds unreal? Go to their blog and read it, friends..

I need to learn more from them.
First step... have a strong faith in God.