Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Omar: Hey... Ching... is it true...?
Me: .........that I have a third nipple?
Omar: What!?
Me: Wahahhahahaha!
Omar: ... coz I'll be jumping for joy!
Me: hahah--...ew, WHAT?!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Work in Progress: In the Midnight I saw Blue

Saw this vintage dress a few weeks back and couldn't resist it because I've always wanted a blue polkadots dress! It was rather long and baggy with a full circle skirt that reached to the ankles (I'm not a maxi kinda lady), so I shaved off the length of the skirt (which took me forever to hem since I've never hemmed a circle skirt before). I also adjusted the bodice slightly (didn't want to adjust it too much because I liked how the bodice was slightly baggy without any major shaping darts), added an elastic to the waist to give it a bit more shape, and also replaced the buttons with gold textured ones from my stash. The material is slightly sheer as it's probably chiffon, and I guess with chiffon you just need to cinch it at certain parts to accentuate the shape, otherwise it flows really nicely.

I was lazy to wash it before working on it so now I got to wash it hahahaha... :p

Monday, May 09, 2011

Her Treasure

The husband and I live alone in his family home, a place that is filled with quite a number of treasures left behind by his late mother when she passed away when he was a teenager. It was a sudden passing, something I imagine would be really difficult to live with. Because of that, the house still has furniture, dining ware, and decorative items that were handpicked by her.

These items all form a little window that allows me to sort of "get to know her". I know she has a soft spot for ducks, she's good at sewing, she's a bit of an English Rose and she loved cooking. Kinda think she and my mom would've got along well together :)
I found a beautiful deer ornament (very solid, fell in love with it at first glance), and also six brand new spice jars (the latter at the perfect timing when the husband and I started buying spices to make curry pastes).

I always wonder whether she would like me if she were still alive and we got to meet...