Monday, May 28, 2007

Z's 4th birthday party - pre-party part 1

A sneak-peak of the birthday theme I'm doing for Z's birthday this year.

Think blues, think traditional theme with a modern twist. ;-)

More on this as I get closer to the party date (which will be in August).

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

first impressions DO matter (granted, to some more than others)

Imagine walking into your home's compound through similar doors everyday, and on concrete slabs or wooden decking over shallow water.
Aahhhh... such bliss.
A pretty and calming picture painted in your minds yet? ;-)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

pattern play: Sorbet 1

this morning's design exercise

this is Sorbet 1

Sorbet 1 could look quite-at-home on wallpapers to grace one's lounge (or any other room) and/or on scrapbooking papers. What say you?

wheels on blonde (wood)

Cool modern vintage-y rides I like. How nice it'll be to have these for the lil dude (or for the mum to feast her eyes on! ;-)).

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

colours of the world

How prett-ily cute is that wall map?? Would be such a great colourful addition to Z's room.

Tell me I can get one just like that here in M'sia. No? Ah well...

parallel display

- photo from Terramia -

Shelves I like! Wall I like!! Floating cabinets I like!!!
Maybe... an idea to consider no doubt. ;-)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

a blue affair

Made this last year for a joint buka puasa-cum-birthday dinner for a friend's (Ms M) husband and son. Yup, father and son share the same birthday - pretty cool, ey?

Anyway... Ms M then attached these cards to little chocolate-filled glass jars made famous by IKEA.

- special thanks to Ms M for her constant support and encouragement on my humble work :-) -

Friday, May 4, 2007

they colour me up ...

A glimpse of (part of) my weakness. Handbags!! These here are the ones that I'd say bring out the 'fun side' of me (if there is one to begin with! haha). They're by far, the most colourful and most bold in design.

Orla Kiely and Cath Kidston make such beautiful things... I really can't help myself. Really. ;-)

Ooh... Marimekko's great too.


Isn't this just beautiful?
Love the colour, the shape, the gentle curves, the little bits you can pull out as extra seating, table or storage and then keep them back in under the table - how brilliant is that?

Form and function at its finest this one is.
I likeeee! And I wannntttt!! :-)

"Mr Preppy & Mr Grungy"

... Z with his other cousin ...

Thursday, May 3, 2007


A baby shower for my sister-in-law, at my parents' in February '07.
Theme was scrapbooking and rubber duckies, with blues, yellows, whites and browns as main colours
seen in decorations and favours.
Games: treasure hunt, baby-items list, measure mommy's tummy and the main activity was to make a scrapbook page each for the mom-to-be.
Favours: individual chocolate pots, mini fan, a rubber duckie and some mints.

... running theme for the shower - from the invites, favours and general colours ...

... individual 'sinful' chocolate pots (made by my sister - she's clearly the better one in the kitchen ;-)) ...

... favour bag with favours thrown in ...

...some of the prizes for games ...

... venue 'dressed up' for the day - clothesline included items given to mom-to-be earlier ...

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


I get such a thrill and burst of energy thinking up and planning a themed party.
The photos here were from my son's 3rd birthday party (Aug '06).
The theme was POLKA-DOTS in blues, greens, whites and browns.

... the invite ...

... the favour bags, each decorated differently with theme colour dots ...

... close-up on them favour bags, with TQ tags attached ...

... into the bags went a 'doodle book' each ...

... a do-it-yourself, dot-it-yourself art kit ...

... which came with 'instructions & a selection of circles cut from origami papers ...

... how a finished D.I.Y. D.I.Y. artwork may look like :-) ...

... the birthday cake (made by my sister) ...

... and everyone went home with a polka-dotted cupcake each ...

~ am now in the midst of planning and preparing for Z's 4th birthday party ... watch this space for updates on the party planning (theme and the whole works ;-)) ~

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

{a little note to say... }

... some of my cards sold under my home-based biz Notes & Wraps ...