Friday, March 26, 2010

This is how I keep Lauri's hair accessories

Lauri has so many hair accessories. At first I kept them in my dressing table drawer. I used empty glass container of baby foods to organize them, but they were too many that most of the time I could not really see what was inside, so in the end Lauri kept wearing the same hair accessories day after day.

A week ago, I decided to use different method. I hang several of long ribbons and just display all the accecories there according to the color (I put them inside the door of the cupboard). For the cruchies, I just tied together in the end of the ribbon. This way, I can see directly what I have without have to waste my time digging my drawer.

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Pin Cushion

This pin cushion is made by my auntie (my father’s little sister), given to me the last time I went back home. She is the one who taught me how to do embroidery.

I could do embroidery very well when I was only 7 years. I used to go to her house during school holidays (it’s my grandparents house, actually and she still stayed there because she hasn’t married yet), and we spent hours together to do embroidery.

I normally did a bouquet of flowers on the corner of handkerchief. At that time, nobody bring tissue at school. We brought handkerchief. And I would proudly use mine, knowing that I did the embroidery myself. Too bad that I lost all my handkerchiefs.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bouncy Cow and Raindeer

Both were having a blast riding it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Using Lauri's Drawing to Decorate the Wall

Lauri likes to draw. Most of the time, I don’t collect her drawing. I only keep if I found it interesting or unusual.

Did I tell you before that my house was full of clutter? I did? OK then. It is still full of clutter now. There was this small divan + matrys under the staircase and we just dumped everything on top of them. My eyes hurt every time I passed that section, and I passed many times a day. So, I decided to clear the stuff and turned the place to become some sort of resting or relaxing space.

I put “Tulip Medallion in Pond” by Denyse Schmidt fabric to cover the matrys and put some matching patchwork pillows on it.

Since the wall quite empty, I decided to put some pictures. Then suddenly, I got an idea, why don’t I use Lauri’s drawings? I gave her a piece of paper and asked her to draw something on it, then I framed it using the IKEA frame.

Awwwwww...... Isn't this cute? She said they are: Mama, Fiori, Me and Papa
She even put some gathering on my skirt

Since her drawing turned out too small, I decided to put some “inner frame” using the same matching fabric.

Hmmmm! Actually not bad. I will ask her to do more drawings :)

Friday, March 05, 2010

Red Patchwork

About 2 or 3months ago, I was addicted bidding cotton fabric for patchwork in ebay. Then I lost interest with them when they were arrived. Only about 1 week before Chinese New Year, I decided to make cushion covers. I picked red as my main color as Chinese consider red a lucky colour. Mainly, I used Henry Glass (Polly goes to Paris) and Jennifer Paganelli (Sis Boom Basic) fabrics (correct me if I was wrong).

I was planning to make about 3 cushion covers, but because both my girls down with flu, I didn’t manage to get them done. Nevertheless, I managed to finish 1 pillow case.

Ta daa...!!

Monday, March 01, 2010