Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kreative Blogger Award!

Many thanks to Vanessa for nominating me for this award! xoxo Do check out her lovely shop and jewelry at BailyBelle Creations.  She is also having her first Etsyversary Sale now!

This is a fun little award, but its comes with some rules:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

7 Things About Me That You May Not Know:

1. As Tracy (bragginbath) suggested - I can sing good lullabies -> that is actually quite the opposite! ;p
2. My favorite relaxation past-time is to take a stroll or read a book by the beach.
3. The most disgusting thing I have ever eaten is jellied pig's blood and I didn't used to think it was bad.
4. I used to be obsessed about vampires and loved tomato juice because I thought it tasted like blood.
5. I am no longer doing 3 and 4, because I now believe in and follow Jesus.
6. I am rather un-girly, and almost never use make-up.
7. I love cartoons, animation movies and comic books.

Here are the 7 blogs I am  nominating: 

1. WWES (Founder: Monique) -
2. Waterwaif -
3. Moonangelnay -
4. Voleur De Bijoux -
5. Fruits of the Bloom -
6. Diamond Dolls Couture -
7. MissNatch -

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Forgiveness - A Burden

Something happened recently that reminded me of this little parable I came across many years ago...

Forgiveness - The Sack of Potatoes
One of my teachers had each one of us bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes. For every person we refused to forgive for whatever they did, we were told to choose a potato, write on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag.

We were then told to carry this bag with us everywhere for two weeks, putting it beside our bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to our desk at work, etc. The hassle of lugging this around with us made it clear what a weight we were carrying spiritually and emotionally, and how we had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget it and leave it in embarrassing places.

Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for nursing our grudges. Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person while it clearly is for ourselves!

"Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you." - Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Treasury Feature - Beads Galore

Here's the second treasury feature this weekend! I'm so honoured that my Black and Silver Fabric Ball Necklace is in this lovely treasury by young and talented college student Kathryn!

Treasury Feature - Red She Said

It's a treasurific weekend - two treasury features today! yay!

Here's the first - Red Heart Vintage Glass Earrings on this red hot treasury by my fellow WWES teammate and lovely Twitter friend, Josie! Check out her lovely Digital Collage Sheets!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Marriage Recipe of Success

I came across this in the newspapers this morning and thought it's cute...

Marriage Recipe of Success
(Serves 2)

2 cups - Love
1 cup - Respect
1 cup - Intimacy
1 cup - Passion
1 cup - Forgiveness
Flavour with Honest Communication

1 tbs - Tenderness
1 tbs - Commitment
1 dash - Consideration
1 dash - Understanding
Marinate with Support from Family and Friends

Add to taste, sound financial planning.  Blend all ingredients and mix well with tender loving care.  Make sure to remove any hint of temper, jealousy or criticism, and cover with tokens of love and happy memories.  Continue to devote time and effort until cooked to perfection!

Have a Blessed Marriage!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Silver Heart Necklace - Love Always!

Silver Open Heart Necklace - late for Valentine's Day but never too late for love!

Now available here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is here! Besides marking the start of the Chinese calendar, it is also a time of celebration - spring cleaning, visiting relatives and friends, new clothes, and of course, pigging out! :D

This year's 15-day festival begins on Feb 14 (Valentine's Day!) till Feb 28.  In conjunction with the celebratory season, I will be offering a 8%* STORE-WIDE discount in my Etsy shop during this period.  Why 8?  Because it is the number often associated with wealth and prosperity by the Chinese ;p

*All blog followers get an additional 2% off! So hop on! :-)

Please refer to my Shop Announcement for more details.

Here's wishing everyone a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!  GONG XI FA CAI!! :-)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day Surprise!

Aren't these lovely? ;-) Purple flowers to go with my purple hair ;p

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Featured on Etsy Front Page!!!

My Penny Farthing Bicycle Necklace has been featured on Etsy Front Page!  It's the first time for me, and I am sooooo delighted!  Incredible feeling actually... never thought I'll have a chance at this 1-hour fame! LOL

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Purple Hair?

It's been a long while since I last dyed my hair.  For one with so little patience, I find sitting at  the hair salons for hours waiting to get my hair coloured simply too challenging, and most DIY hair dyes out in the market are too difficult to use... literally arm- and neck-breaking!  So when I saw a TV ad for this new product Liese Bubble Hair Color, I was  just dyeing to try it!  I chose a purplish color - Cassia Berry...

Much to my delight, it was really a breeze to use - Simply mix the 2 bottles of liquid together, squeeze the applicator and apply the foam onto your hair, just like shampooing!  Piece of cake!

I am almost tempted to show you my whole face with a head full of purple bubbles, but it is really too comical for public consumption ;p  So... here's the more palatable end result  :-)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Treasury Feature - Vespa... Oh... Vespa

I'm so happy that my Vespa Scooter Necklace is featured in this super cute treasury by MissNatch !


I have been thinking about blogging for a while now, but I guess the first step to everything is always the hardest to take. So here goes my first simple post.  I hope the rest will be easier and more fun to read :-)