Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday Present?

What do you buy for your sweetheart's birthday gift?
I found these cute classic car from ebay france.. Aren't they just adorable?
I wish I were in France so I can buy the car.. It would make a great birthday gift for Mr.Chic.
but Here is the problem...
I need to be in France to buy this.(smile)
So I have to think about some thing else..

Any ideas?

Julie xx

photos from

Friday, July 23, 2010

My new Desk and a chair make over

I had a old ugly desk for as long as I can remember. I am in DIY mode at the moment.
I couldn't find the photo of old desk, (sigh~) I am very pleased how this desk has turned out.
Here are some photos of my new desk and a chair.

What do you think?

Julie xx

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I am dreaming of...

It's cold, it's wet. We are having so much rain this year in Melbourne. Great for the gardens around the town. But this morning I am dreaming of staying in these beautiful French Bed.

Toile fabric is just gorgeous..
Which one is your favorite?

Julie xx

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I love London - Linen Cushion.

I've been sewing like a mad woman. I had this beautiful illustrated fabric for a while.
Easy way to make use of it was to make a cushion cover..
I am very happy how it turn out.

Do you love London?
My cushion isnow available at my etsy store.

Julie xx

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sewing and more sewing..

OMG, what a mess!!! I started sewing costumes for my little princess's school play. I haven't touched my beloved sewing machines for ages. It took me a while to adjust all the settings.(yikes), but managed to do all the serging. Today, I will have to put them all togerther to make a blouse. Wish me luck!!

My new sewing station, I had to bring our extra dining table for all the stuff..

looking for the threads..
all the fabrics are ready to be sewn..

ta-da.. something like this..

Hope everyone stop by here have a wonderful day!
Happy Sewing for me!
Julie xx

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lovely French Dresser by Moi

I have a itch-fingeritis or something like that. I have tons of photos to post from my recent trip to Seoul, Korea but I so missed doing something while I was away so here I am..
Over the weekend, I finished one old dresser to glorious new dresser.



I will be busy this week because I have to sew 10 little shirts for my daughter school play. yikes.
I shall get ready to sew and sew....
Have a wonderful week!
Julie xx

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hotel Interior - JW Marriott Seoul

When Mr. Chic and I were in Seoul, we stayed in Marriott Hotel, Seoul. It's a very busy hotel, but it is very conveniently located at. a lot of restaurants, department store connect to the hotel, Express Bus Terminal where you can catch a bus to anywhere in Korea. Here are some photos of the interior, nothing special but I thought you might like to see how they decorated their room.

This is the view from our room in 26th Floor.

Wish you all wonderful day wherever you are.
Julie xx

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Korean Palace - Kyungbok Place

Whenver I visit Korea, I am like a total tourist. i love to visit old Korean places. I've been many many times while I was growing up in Seoul but I still love to visit whenever I have a change. Here are some pictures of one of beautiful Korean place called " Kyungbok Palace"

Kyungbok Palace was built in 1394, the third year of the Choson Dynasty. Kunjongjon, the largest and most impressive building in the palace, served as the throne room and audience hall. Kyonghoeru, a spacious two story pavilion, overlooks a picturesque man-made pond just northwest of the throne hall. It served as feasting hall for gatherings of royal ministers and diplomats. Hyangwonjong, a secluded pavilion nestled in the middle of a lotus pond at the northern end of the palace complex, is where the royal family could enjoy special private occasions. The Kyongbokkung Palace grounds also contain a 10-story stone pogoda from Kyongch'onsa Temple, one of the most beautiful stone structures in Korea.

You can see the photo of King and the Queen's dress behind me.

King's Seat

Little gazabo in the middle of the pond

Main building in the palace

Sunday, July 4, 2010

National Folk Museum of Korea

I so miss Seoul..
Finally, I am awake from daydreaming, back into reality..
I left Korea about 20 years ago, everytime I go back things changed..
I never pay attention to old Korean stuff but this trip I went to National Folk Museum of Korea, It reminded me my grandmother and my mother's goodies which they no longer have.. How sad!
People like new and fancy stuff thesedays.
Not me. I love old vintage, antique.. I wonder why!!

Wish you happy Sunday!

Julie xx

my hubby is in the pictures..guess where he is..

I took this picture so my hubby can use as the reference.
He so wants to make his own oneday.

Some cute old building used as a gazabo in old days.

Korean writing.

This is an old Korean style House, It is very hard to find
a house like this these days. All replaced by high-rises.

Korean wedding cabinet or cabinet, My mom used have this
until a couple of years ago and she got rid of it.. silly mommy.
I would love to have this in my house.

Korean traditional dress called " Hanbok" I wore this when I was a little girl during
Korean holidays. My little girl now have one silmilar..

This is a typical old Korean bedroom.

I love these colorful silk embroidered accessories, I think
these were for the decorating the women's clothes.

The famouse Korean pottery called " Chung-ja" (blue pottery)
and Baek-ja(white pottery)

I have millions photos from my recent trip to Korea. I will have to get busy to post them all.
Stay tuned for next interesting photos.
Julie xx