Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friendship Swap

Final touches on the friendship swap pages. Here's a sneak:
Okay, it's not very revealing, but then, it's not supposed to be!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Miss Spoken

Mommy, you fetching school to 姐姐?

Daddy the battery got phone?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What's for dinner?

Me: What is this?

E: Elephant! Er ... chicken.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tidying My Room

I've had enough of this room and especially my craft table.

It served me well in the previous flat

but here, it takes up too much space in the middle of the room and everybody barely have room to move around. Even E complains she gets stuck while moving among the mess.

I bit the bullet and packed everything into IKEA boxes.
photo from IKEA catalogue
These were a steal when they were offered at a special price last week.  I got a dozen of them and in addition to those I already owned, managed to corral all the scrapping stash.

You know the saying that it must get worse before it gets better. That really applied for this room. Doesn't it look like a hurricane hit it? Or the recent storm?
I boxed and tagged the supplies and cleared the desktop. Finally, I emerged victorious over the mess with this room!
Meanwhile, P found this forgotten pot cover holder and I converted it into a tool holder.

The large guillotine cutter does not fit into the shelves and has been a pain to store. Now my sizzix platform and cutting mats have a home.
I found a stash of flair badges from Club Scrap and decided to put them on the curtain so they can cheer me up when I look up.
Okie doke. I have some swap pages to do tonight and an online chat to attend tomorrow. I also need to plan permanent homes for the remaining supplies still in boxes. You know where to find me if you need me!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

There are actually a lot of interesting greenery where I work.

Because this is a mature estate, some of the trees are probably more than thirty years old.

I spotted some lovely shadows yesterday and planned to bring my camera to take better photos.

But that didn't happen because of the overcast sky this evening. Looks like I need to stay late at work a few days later to catch the right moment again.
Ever encountered a kid who insists he's not tired only to fall asleep mid-sentence? It happened to me last night.  I was lying down with my phone planning which photo to upload to One Photo A Day and I fell asleep. A ten-hour block of sleep interrupted only by E's crying after a bad dream (of not being able to watch tv). I had a strange dream too. I dreamed that two fellow scrappers and I were fixing vine wreaths with scrapping supplies.  I think I need to make that into reality, just like my other colour-scheme dream.  I need to find purple flowers and extra-wide ribbons and try to recall what else was on my wreath.

Will update my photo from yesterday later tonight.

It's the middle of the week, typically known as "hump day", and all I can say is, all things pick up speed when going downhill. Race you there!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Layouts for Me

It's been a looooong time since I scrapped. Finally did some layouts and both are about ME, inspired by a couple of colourful dreams. The first colour scheme comprises white, turquoise and red:

Misting, blings, lace, swirly stamp, transparency - my favourite products!

The next layout is inspired by a colour scheme involving blue-greys and yellows.  I really liked how this turned out after adding some reds into the mix.

Lots of texture from accordion folds, lace and velvet.

Thanks for looking.  Looking forward to the weekend already.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sisterly Conversation

E: 姐姐, you going to school today?
J: Yes.
E: You going to study?
J: Yes.
E: I going to Baby School.
Me: (oh really?)
E: I going to study my name.