Archive for May, 2009

i love plush and i love quaint villages so here is a series by Eanie Meany:

the patchwork of fabrics is amazing in this piece! <3!

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It has been officially a week in my new home. i think everything is in place now… even brownie is getting all comfortable and lazy again. heh.
one thing new, this place seems to be ALWAYS warm. (except for the day of rain…other then that… ALWAYS) i don’t like it warm but i guess i gotta get use to it.

anyways, watched "Angels and Demons" on Monday and it was quite good. i was getting all overly excited upon seeing all those famous artworks which appeared somewhere in my Art History and of course also getting ll overly excited whenever i saw places (Vatican City, St Peters Square, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona) i have been to on screen ("I was there!"). Ok, but besides all that the chase was good and the music just kept you forever on your toes. haha. the twist was also played out well, except i already knew the plot and the mastermind that it didn’t surprise. but, oh wells.

And an update on Momshoo… we are now selling at a Concept Story in Haji Lane! yes, another avenue to advertise and sell. i am happy!

Oh and I will be going to Melbourne with Jane to see Elaine in July. I can’t wait! hoho. exciting.

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I feel disorientated now in my new home.
everything is not in the right place plus there are still boxes around..
it will take time to get used to. hmpf.
anyways. watched American Idol Finale on thurs and it was such a treat with all those big stars. heh. The results was shocking, yes, but i wasn’t rooting for anyone so it really did not matter who won. oh and the best performance of the night? David Cook with ‘Permanent" definitely. it was emotional, and he as always connected with the audience. 🙂 some of the duets were good, some wasn’t. i think Kris and Keith Urban was nice, Allison and Cyndi Lauper was good, and of course Danny and Lionel Richie was very good (mainly due to the chemistry, Lionel Richie was so friendly and was really all out to share his song with Danny, i think that was what made the duet so enjoyable to watch). And then there was Adam and KISS. which i did not like due to the genre of music. and of course the Golden Idol Awards were so fun to watch! hahaha.

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i have been browsing flickr and etsy (and moping that there are no sales…) as always.
These are so cute…
(they are called lumps)
"Everybody’s had a Lump in their life at one point without even knowing it. Ever had a lump in your bed? A lumpy soup? Fallen and gotten a lump on your head? Where do you think those came from! They were little Lumps, wiggling their way into the tiniest places and getting comfortable."

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i just packed six boxes of books and i am now tired. the books don’t seem to diminish on the shelves though… sigh.

long way to go. i think i shall go sew and continue later. :))

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i need to learn how to write whimsical stories for my plush and characters.
I love this one by Everyeskimo:
and here is it’s story:
A foundling. A lost child looking for a home. In this world they come in all shapes, sizes, kinds and colors. They are full of ideas, imagination. Little imps who foster all kinds of hopes and dreams.

No. 241 is a particularly young foundling. And he loves blowing bubbles. If you have any milk, watch out! He keeps a straw handy for milk bubbles. The pretty white orbs just make him collapse in a fit of giggles.

He’s a sturdy fellow, that’s for sure. A whole 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide, he’s completely hand-stitched from recycled, vintage and wool felts. (A little bit of everything for good hybrid vigor.) He’s stuffed with a combination of organic jasmine rice and new fluff for a nice heft and squish. And of course, he’s one-of-a-kind!

(absolutely cute. and while i am at honing my writing skills, my photos need to look more attractive too! )

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time to relocate again…
yepps. I will be busy these few days with all teh packing and dusting and cleaning as I will be moving to Toa Payoh on Friday. 🙂
Hopefully this means more convenient public transport (i will finally be near a MRT station!) except to teh driving school… sighs. oh wells, something gotta give.

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I went to watch "天冷就回来" or "If there’re seasons…" yesterday night. It was so good, a truly Singapore musical. I think this is exactly how Singapore musicals should be like. the standard was not as good as intentional musicals but the simple storyline and the familiar songs made it a really heart-felt, Singapore musical. it is just that kinda musical that makes you think how much culture and history your country has. i loved it.


What holds the show together is definitely the music and songs by Liang Wern Fook, very easy on the ears, some very familiar and nostalgic. But there were many a times where i had to glance up to read the translation of the lyrics as it was like chinese poetry being sung. very beautiful though. 🙂

I especially loved the numbers when the whole ensemble sang together. very nice coordination despite the simple dances. the last song "Singapore Pie" was definitely a bonus and the dance was more complex and elaborate.


The cast were very into the show and the delivery felt very sincere which made the show so enjoyable to watch. The male lead, George Chan, seemed to be more comfortable in English and it felt weird listening to him in Mandarin but i guess i am in no position to comment on that since my Mandarin is no better. Anyway, he is a great dancer. 🙂 and then there is Joanna Dong who acted as an aspiring Broadway actress. And she makes a wonderful appearance as a cat. i thought she was mad at first! heh heh.


I also loved the stage set and backdrop (except for the tree at the start of the show… that was a little too over-done…) and of course the street-lamp! Reminds me of Little Prince. The stage set for the New York back drop was amazing. 🙂


Anyways, after the show, we went to the temple for Vesak Day (the first few hours of Vesak Day…!) and watched many people doing the "three steps one bow". In the midst of the people, i saw a man carrying his sleeping son, a mother straddling her two children, young kids, an old man who cannot bow on the ground but still joined in anyway. All i can say is it is amazing the strength of their faith and the determination these people have. (just to inform you, the whole route takes approx. two and a half  hours to complete and there are both downhills and uphills. All these covered by walking three steps and doing a bow to the end… )


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felt creatures

i haven’t done this in a long time…

some interesting plush i have been seeing…
by Melissa Sue:

this bird is really cute.

and by Feltathome:

this makes anyone want to keep a pet spider huh?

and… i’m flying!

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This May MAAD was rather quiet. the sales figures are quite dismal but i managed to spend the time doing something fruitful… designing my next products. i have been planning this for some time but never got down to doing it. now i finally have! yepps. so my soon to be released Luggage Tags have been designed more or less.
here is a full page of the designs:
yes,yes, cute egg people. 🙂 i was thinking this could potentially become my new range of badges and plush toys too! but i will start with the luggage/bag tgs first. :)) strange things happen when inspiration strikes. heh. anyway, Shannon kinda gave me the answer to why MAAD was so quiet this time round… Long weekend. the typical time for short getaways for Singaporeans. so i guess the Flu Outbreak isn’t stopping anyone. 😛 oh well, at least it was nice and relaxing with music (which i recentaly found out is mainly the vocals of Olivia Ong, a Singaporean singer) and air-con… etc. i got surprised when i met Meijiao and Amanda too. 🙂
on a sidenote, i finally watched "Lake House" on Saturday and it was so much better than expected. the old review was really quite bad but this show was quite good not just in the beautiful lake house scenes, the story line was actually quite well thought through! it got me a little confused thinking of all the time-lines so this is for the confused people out there:
i hope you can read my handwriting. this is the timeline (according to me) of the two leads in the movie. i think it helps. haha. and yes i had time to do this during MAAD. heh heh. despite having got that all figured out, i still think the movie is worth at least one more watch. 🙂

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