Saturday, November 28, 2009

This past week ...

Hi! Firstly, I hope that you've been having a wonderful time in the week that I'd disappeared, and that you're sitting warm and cosy in front of your computer, reading this ...

Some exciting things happened to me this past week:
- I got the marks for all my assessments. And can I just say, they were [are?] a lovely lovely end to my first year as a Graphic Design student.
- I got some really cutesy ribbon roses. In dusky pink. To make corsage brooches.
- I organised my ribbons and accessories. [I know. I think that's exciting.]
- I visited Spotlight, and fell in love with the store! One whole aisle of jewellery bits and bobs! Half an aisle of pure Martha-ness! Ahhh!

On a randomer note:
- I ate two more packs of bubble gum and way too much junk food.
- I finally gave mum her birthday present(s). More on that later!
- I got addicted to Bauns. Which is a super cool Orisinal game. So basically I wasted a whole lot of time playing it, when I could be doing something productive ...

- Overall, I had a very nice break.

What have you been doing this week?

p.s.: I've been trying to upload a pic with this post, but it's just not working ... grrr.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Crimson Thread

A little off-topic ... but if you like Rumpelstiltskin, I would highly recommend you to read The Crimson Thread written by Suzanne Weyn [it is a part of the Once upon a Time series]. It is a retelling, set in the 1800s. It's very cleverly written, and is an amazing read.

Here is what the blurb reads:

The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold."
Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite gowns—with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold. Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him. When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious ...


So yeah, that's the blurb, it is seriously a very good read, with so many twists and turns, you never know what to expect!


Mark this date.

In my twenty years, today is the day I have succeeded in blowing at least one decent bubble out of my bubblegum.

That is big news. Because I had sort of given up on it, seeing that I just couldn't do it. I mean, whenever I tried, I either [accidentally] spat the gum out, or it just didn't make bubbles. Maybe it didn't like me. Either way, I ended up embarrassing myself >.<

I wish, that someday, my bubble would be just as magnificent as the one in the picture.

Back to my assessment now. Keep chompin' on those gums! :D

p.s.: By the way, it was Hubba Bubba Outrageous Original.

Lovely image from

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More randomness

What started off as a quiet blog has gone a bit random [and I love it the way it is! Thanks heaps to my co-authors, Helen and Kunal!] ... and I'm talking about my other blog, A Photo A Day!

In short: We take photos, and we tell you the story behind them!

Please take a visit!

Thanks muchly. Toodles for now! ^.^

Monday, November 16, 2009

Of brooches and washing machines ...

I made a corsage brooch.
I proudly showed it to my grandma.
I grinned and put it in the pocket of my favourite purple hoodie. [Why oh why did I do that?!]
I chucked the hoodie in the washing machine.

And I got an awesome-smelling scrunched up brooch as a result.

Thank goodness it's not that scrunched up. Thank goodness the cardboard didn't disintegrate [I'd've cried if it had]. Thank goodness I hadn't yet attached the pin to it [which means it's not a brooch brooch as of now, but, oh well, it's getting there! :P]!

A close-up of my broochie [which is not technically a broochie].

About that awesome glass bulb. Mum got it from Smith & Caugheys for $1!! And about those ribbons. I got them for 20c and they're actually used as hair bands. I got 10 colours! :D

Exhibition ...

Firstly, I am so, so sorry that I haven't been updating my blog ... I had my assignments, then I just got a bit slack. Sorry!

I went to the university final-year Graphic Design exhibition yesterday. To think, my work will be up there in two years ... :O

Anyway, there was some eye candy. [Which I'm not posting here, simply because it's not my own work, and it doesn't feel right to upload someone else's work without their permission].

And then there was some real candy. Peppermint balls [which I'm eating now] and lollies! And some L&P and wine!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daily Prophet!

Ooh, look who was in the Daily Prophet today! ^.^ Me, myself, and I!!

Ohh ... about the awkward gesture ... I *think* that I was in the process of removing my glasses ... oopsies!

Do you want to be in the Daily Prophet, too? Click here. Make your own, then print it off, or send it to a friend! Random fun during the holidays. >.<

p.s.: Golly, looks like I'm obsessed with cutsie emoticons! :O [I blame Facebook!! >:( ]

Monday, November 9, 2009

Awesomeness Part Four

[Awesomeness Parts One, Two, and Three]

Yea, this coin chair is pretty cool, huh? I'm thinking it'd be quite uncomfortable though ... :/

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Uses ... Old Things ...

I don't know how, or when, but I came across this amazing article on MSN on how to use 50 old items in a fantastically new way.

Some of the uses include:

- An old tomato ketchup bottle for pouring batter for pancakes:

- A cassette holder [remember those?!] for your earphones:

- Popcorn instead of foam peanuts:

- Easter egg cases for storing snacks:

- ... and colour swatches as place cards:

p.s.: I didn't know my iMac could do this: ßø®e∂. If you're wondering how I did that, it's option+alphabets