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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Lowly WormMy son has recently been reading a lot of Richard Scarry books. We bought some online and we also borrowed a few from the library. His favourite character is Lowly Worm (who doesn’t like him?). Then I saw this blog post that made me want to sew my own Lowly Worm doll and I was on the search for a Richard Scarry’s Best Make-It Book Ever! (apparently this is not that easy to find since it was printed in 1977). I finally found one on eBay and it’s the cutest thing ever. Lots of crafts and fun stuff to do, and all the pages are in colour.

Anyhow, I did end up making my son a Lowly Worm doll this week and when my hubby gave it to my son on Saturday morning, he’s been carrying his wormy friend around with him since then. So cute.

We also made some cupcakes this weekend. I think I added WAY too much confectioner’s sugar in the buttercream frosting so when I had out the cupcakes, people are totally going to have a sugar rush from eating them (whoops). Perhaps I should have tried to correct that by adding more butter… I made the cupcakes and frosting using the recipes from Martha Stewart’s Cupcake book.

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Well, it was 13 years ago that my hubby and I started dating. Wow, time flies. Now we have a son and are expecting our second child soon.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and a Happy Chinese New Year everybody! :)

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New Year Post

Well hello friends & followers. It has been ages again since my last update. I am very unmotivated to update my blog. I feel like nobody reads it but I suppose if I actually updated more often then perhaps people would visit more often. I would use the excuse “I’m busy” but the real reason is actually “I’m lazy”.

Anyhow, happy new year everybody! I cannot believe that it is 2009 already. Valentine’s day is tomorrow. The hubby and I have some time alone tomorrow without the kid. Lunch and a movie. Things certainly change after you have a kid.

My son is now 20 months old. He is going to be turning 2 very soon. Time flies!

Life has been generally very good. I am happy at work and it’s been wonderful seeing my son grow. He’s such a clever boy! I also have a lot more “free” time now in the evenings after my son goes to bed. It’s nice to have time to myself again.

With my free time, I have been sewing again. Hooray! Sewing and crafting makes me happy. :)

Here are some crafty things I have done lately but haven’t had a chance to post about it…

  • Made my first quilt
  • Created some “Shadow Boxes”
  • Sewn my first baby girl dress (I have only sewn doll dresses before!)
  • Made a ninja outfit for my Sonny Angel
  • Made a cute little linen bag
  • Made a Valentine bunny softie

My First Quilt Shadow Boxes Baby Dress
Nimble Ninja I Made This Bag Valentine Bunny

I have also been very attached to my iPod touch lately. I wish I originally just got the iPhone instead, but the iPod touch is still pretty darn cool. I can download video podcasts, check email, surf the web, go on facebook, and twitter on it. Technology rocks. One of these days, I am going to convince myself to write an iPhone/iPod app.

Sometimes I think I have too many interests and hobbies. I am just so ambitious that I want to do everything! It makes me upset that there is only 24 hours in a day. But this also makes me realize that there are reasons why there is 24 hours in a day and putting limits on yourself is necessary. Rest is good too. Which is the reason why I will end this post now.

Thanks for reading. Happy Valentine’s Day & goodnight.

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Week 3 – More Crafting

Well, looks like I get another week of crafting since the baby isn’t here yet.

Here are some pics of the bread pudding that I baked and the bear softie that I made last week:

Cinnamon Bread Pudding

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I made a small tote bag for my mom on the weekend for mother’s day but I forgot to take a picture of it! Oh well. I have also sewn some more Blythe doll dresses (will probably post pics and sell on Etsy later).

I made this today out of leftover green polar fleece. I think he looks sort of goofy but I kind of like how it turned out. I named him Mr. Teddy Green. Yes, how original…

Green Fleece Bear

Mr. Chan & Mr. Green

Mr. Green & Solomon

Now I need to think or another project for tomorrow…

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