Monday, November 24, 2008

Sneak Preview

Where all the time goes.. nothing special happening in our little castle lately, except my DH made my fabric shelving system. I've been unpacking the boxes as you all know. I desperately needed some kind of housing for my fabric collections.. It looks pretty good,(minus the messy part) don't you think? I will need to re-arrange all the stuff after the unpacking is done. I am kind of worry that this shelving system is not big enough to organize everything.. (sigh~)

I have so so much stuff according to my little princess and DH..(hahaha) but I always have a room for fabrics and etc..


Friday, November 14, 2008

Show & Tell

I love Friday, yes.. I do.. I thought it will be fun to dedicate Friday as Show & Tell.
I am still unpacking stuff, Its been 4 months since our belongings arrived from California. Everyday is like a Christmas for me and my little princess because we are keep finding things that are buried in the boxes somewhere. My DH doesn't seem to impressed with it since we are making so much mess (hehe).
I found all the children's clothes I designed and Handmade. (Hooray~~) I haven't seen them for a long time. I just love to looking at them. yeh.. I know its kinda crazy.. My little princess out grow of ruffles and laces already, Not me. She wants to be cool, like Hannah Montana.. (smile)
I can't even beg her to model my designs..

Constructed the actual dress after the drawing

Don't you think its pretty?

My little princess modeling the dress. Pretty retro and funky. Did you know that I have to pay her to do modeling for me? Oh~ yes. Ice cream and some color pencils..

I will dig some more of the pictures and the clothes to show and tell...

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, October 24, 2008

"What do you know for sure?

If I could save the time in a bottle... time flies so fast before your eyes.. I've been busy helping a friend who is setting up her first business here in Melbourne.. I learned new things every day. Today, I stayed at home doing pretty much nothing.. Lucky me. I was reading Oprah website and found something interesting.. Here is the question of the day.."What do you know for sure?"
I do know for sure is that "followe your heart, it will lead to where you want to go" .. How about you?
Here is what Oprah knows for sure:
1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)
2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.
3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.
4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)
5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.
7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)
8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.
9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.
10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.
11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.
12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.
13. Let passion drive your profession.
14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.
15. Love doesn't hurt. It feels really good.
16. Every day brings a chance to start over.
17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.
18. Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.
19. When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.
20. "Trouble don't last always." (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite: This, too, shall pass.)
All sounds very true.. My favorite is No.20.. what is yours?
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Favorite Month..

I Iove OCTOBER, not just because I was born in october but love the fall season (of course only in Northern Hemisphere). I have recieved a big package from a dear friend in California. She is a very talented Artist, is her blog, Its worth check it out.
I was jumping up and down. Look what was in side the box. I especially felt honored to recieved her childhood dresses. Thank you Kathleen.. I miss you so much.. (crying..)
Kathleen's cute princess clothes..

Happy Octorber!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Spring Garden.

Spring is in the Air..

I have to admit that I don't have green hands, feet, mind.. etc. etc.. I kill most of the plants, but I love to look at a beautiful garden.. I don't know what was I thinking when we decide to buy over an ACRE of the land and a house. Its very pretty at the moment since everything is blooming. My DH is doing wonderful job taking care of our garden at the moment.

Its especially lovely when its raining.. I didn't like the rain too much but with all these trees and flowers .. I love the rainy day now, less things to do, watering that it.. My favorite flower is Peony which we don't have in our garden but thinking of getting some this weekend. Previous owner obviously loved the gardening.. Perhaps I should buy gardening books to study..


Monday, October 6, 2008

Long time no see

Where all the time gone~~ Its been so very very long since I did anything with my blog. We've been cleaning out the house and some of remodeling too, still long way to go. Here are some proof of what I've been doing.. House was painted in blue, pink, purple,, you name the colors we had it..(lol) even the floors, we had to repainted the whole house..


Still unpacking in progress...

Still sorting out stuff..

I made promised to myself that I will keep the blog regularly.. (smile)


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We have Moved..

Finally we have moved to our new, old, house. Its not home yet, we are still doing some renovation. My DH is working very hard..(smile) Its nice to wake up in the morning with the birds chirpping and greens everywhere..

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Day Trip

Yesterday was the last day of Easter holiday. We just went out and drove away from home.First destination was Ballarat, about 1.5 hours from Melbourne. I've never been to Ballarat so it was interesting to see what was around.

We had a quick bite in Ballarat and head off to Daylesford, on the way to Daylesford we stopped at Newlyn just because I spotted a small Antique shop and a barn full of old furnitures.

It was very cute nice Antique shop fill with old signs, tea cups, wood working stuff and more and the barn full of " Please take home and fix me" Furnitures
were very interesting and found some pieces I don't mind taking home.

Finally we arrived at Daylesford, main street where we had afternoon tea and walked around. I found very cute and interesting vintage store called " Junk Style " while walking along the Vincent street. Colorful Dressform was eye catching, when I went to upstairs it was a piece of Haven on earth for the Vintage Chic lovers.

Daylesford lake was very small and beautiful. It was a very short day trip since we left home quite late. I am sure I will be going back sometime soon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Big Moving

Its been almost 6 months I landed in Downunder from beautiful California.
Finally all my house stuff is ready to travel to Downunder.. How exciting!
I missed all the things I have left behind. It will still take 8 to 10 weeks before I get to have them back.. Life is full of waiting .. someone once said.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Flowers + Flowers

It was very nice day at last, Cool change has arrived. Hooray~
Its been so so very hot lately. Sandy and I made a lot of posy today.
I love smell of roses, its so divine. Who wouldn't like the flowers?

Sandy made this beautiful arrangment for me and Joy.
Roses and Green can create a very simple arrangement. Our house is full of divine smell of roses..

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Its already March. All my friends and family up in the Northern Hemisphere are greeting Spring while I am greeting Autume.. I love Spring.

I took a lot of pictures of flowers Sandy"s who owns a beautiful flowershop in Hawthorn. (That's in Downunder, Victoria)- Budz Florist , She is one of nicest person I ever met since I move to Melbourne.

Julie Grace...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Special Pattern Books.

I love to make cute unique children's clothes, My love of making stuff started when my little rascal princess arrived 7 years ago. I used to make little stuff when I was in high school, that's a long long time ago I must add.
I think Japanese patterns are very cute and simple. I have a lot of Japanese Magazines but wanted to get more pattern books. Here are some pictures of the books I would love to get..

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

First Step..

There are so many interesting blogs out there, trying to get attention's of the world. Here is one more. I have created this blog to share my favorites with other like minded people. Who know's what this will lead to..