Saturday, October 13, 2012

DIY Studded Converse

Boo-yah! My Converse is now blinged with studs!

I love it! It wasn't too hard to do. I did it while sitting in the passenger seat on the way to wave rock!

Now, what to do with all the left over studs?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fancy Pot

Terracotta pots are always the cheapest pots, but ohhhh so boring. It's just so blah! So I decided to paint one of my pots.

Here are some examples that left me drooling!

{Source: Marry This }
{ Source: The Proper Pinwheel }
{ Source: Dellie }
I really love the pastel colors! Cheery and bright.

Unfortunately, I only have a red spray can and gold acrylic paint. Even then, there doesn't seem to be much in the spray can, so gold it shall be. 

There's not much contrast between the gold and the orange terracotta. I was a little sad that it didn't have that pop of color. Hmmm... maybe I'll update the pot later on with better colors, so in the mean time...Ta-dah!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

white t-shirt make-over

I have this white cotton t-shirt from Uniqlo. It was cheap, something like $5 bucks! Anyway, I bought it and haven't worn it since. It's a little too baggy, a little plain and pretty much non-flattering. It's an okay shirt to lounge about at home or to sleep in. But no way was I gonna wear this out. I had some sequinned fabric from a skirt that I hemmed, so I decided to add some jazz to lacklustre t-shirt.

I used a fitted top as a template and cut around it. I also trimmed the sleeves as they were a little long.

And here was Panya eyeing me from the hall way. She just woke up! And wanted a snack!

So here is my jazzed up top! It's way better than before. More fitted and a little bit more interesting than a blah baggy t-shirt! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Repetitive annoyance at work

Does somebody’s repetitive annoying behavior grate your nerves? It’s funny how a simple, innocent act of putting your cup down can annoy the hell out of someone. But if that person BANGS his cup down after every sip, really, how can you not get annoyed? BANG…. BANG… BANG

Why? Are you trying to reinforce your existence?Bang = Hi, I’m still here, not going anywhere!

Do you have some motor skill deficiency? You can’t control pressure, grip, speed? But you play cricket rite right? Oh! I get it. You’re too strong is that what you are trying to get at?

Your sense of weight a bit wonky? A cup weights, oh I don’t know, a couple of grams, a few hundred grams? Definitely not the five thousand grams by the way you are banging your cup on the table

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Oh! Bought these orchids at Ikea. It was for mothers day but I decided to keep them for myself!
Aren't they pretty?
I want to start a hobby cultivating orchids!
But maybe I should make sure they don't die before I decide to go buy more orchids!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Panya is in her pet bed!
I removed the legs ages ago because when panya jumps out, the whole thing would scoot away from her and freak her out.
But even then, she hated it. We would put her in and out she jumps immediately. Booo.
I even contemplated turning the pet bed into a planter. Really.  The pet bed was just collecting dust in the corner.
But hey! She is in it! Without us forcing her into it!

Laundry reno

Our laundry was in serious need of an overhaul! It had pink walls, and pink linoleum flooring. Panya's kitty litter and food were in the laundry too and it's annoying having little bits of kitty litter and food get stuck under the linoleum.

Here is a pic of our laundry with the linoleum flooring ripped out. Should have taken a pic of the old ugly pink linoleum flooring. But anyway, here's the pink walls and pink tiles.

We had some left over white paint, so that's the wall color. And we also had some left over tile paint, so that's the tile color. I didn't want to re-tile the edging, and besides, by the time the cupboard, laundry cupboard and washing machine go in, there's really not much visible tiles. And painting was easier. :)

Ahhh.. now it looks a little bit better.

Then the hard work begins, tiling. We opted for large porcelain tiles. We also bought a tile cutter, as we had to cut  around the drain and all that.

Oh it was hell. 

Here are all the tiles we broke trying to cut through the thick porcelain.

 Hey, that's how the pink linoleum flooring looked.

In the end, we ended up hand sawing the tiles. It was pure hell.The screeching noise, the sawing that took off a millimeter every 5 minutes. We sure were regretting using thick porcelain tiles.  We were too cheap to go rent a wet tile cutter. So a couple of hours we spent trying to sawing off a 10 x 10 cm square. 

The next day, our neighbour asked what that noise was all about.  erm..... 

But it was allllll worth it when your laundry turns out like this! complete with little mosaics for edging. 

Pretty, no?

Panya  checking out here new food/litter area. Yay! Grouted!

We put in an Ikea cupboard for some storage space, and we can say that everyone, including Panya, approves of this laundry! Not bad, hey?