Workspace Wednesday 110.

July 16, 2014 | Workspace Wednesday

It’s been quite a while since I did a Workspace Wednesday post!

This project started out strong, with grand plans and a gung-ho attitude, but alas – it’s ended in a stand-off. Me versus a big pile of pretty braid. I kinda messed this DIY up!

Rag Rug braid

This lovely braid is the result of hours of sitting in front of the TV diligently plaiting strips of fabric with the idea of making it into a beautiful big rag rug for the baby’s room (like this one). I haven’t had much luck finding a nice, affordable, grey and white dhurrie rug here yet, so thought – why not make a rug instead?!

Because it’s crazy that’s why.

It was only after I’d spent said hours on this braid and was covered from head to toe in loose threads that my wonderful hubby (and I mean that, if it wasn’t for him, I’d still be going) actually calculated how long my braid would need to be in order to make the desired size rug, which turned out to be about 170 metres. 170 METRES!??!? I thought I was doing pretty well with about 17 metres under my belt, but the idea of having to still do 10x that stopped me in my tracks. Mmmm, yeah probably should have calculated the amount I’d need BEFORE I started. Silly girl!

SO. Now I have 17m of very pretty white and grey braid that will probably become a bath mat in the very near future :) Not a total disaster, but I’m just not willing to dedicate the next 3 months to braiding fabric in the hopes that it *might* make a nice rug (which definitely isn’t guaranteed even after all that braiding!). Oh well! :)

Loving… Nectar & Stone

July 14, 2014 | Loving...

OMG you know how sometimes you just come across a website/shop/blog that takes your breath away? That just happened to me! I can’t believe I’ve not known about Nectar & Stone until now, I feel like I’ve been missing out.

So, to ensure no one else feels like that, here’s me telling you to go check out their incredible, sweet, candylicious, frilly and delightfully feminine Instagram feed – you won’t regret it. I don’t think I’ve been so in love with someone’s instagram photos until now… Just check these out:

Nectar & Stone

And if you happen to live in Australia (or even better, Melbourne), lucky you! Nectar & Stone are based in Melbourne which means you can actually get your sticky hands on all these delicious goodies if you want to.. and why wouldn’t you want to? I want to! Someone teleport me to Melbourne, stat!

Nectar & Stone

I can’t be the only one who now has a huge craving for cake, and the desire to learn how to pipe flowers out of icing?! :)

All images from Nectar & Stone Instagram feed

Baby Bump Update

July 11, 2014 | Baby, Personal

Hello friends!

I know, I know, it’s been aaaaages again. I’m sorry! :(

These past few months have ticked by steadily, and suddenly I’m at 33 weeks, finally finished work, my wonderful Mum visited last week, and I’ve been free to potter around home enjoying some downtime and all-important nesting! Yay!

Luckily, I’ve been feeling pretty good – the Bump is a substantial size now (or at least, it feels like it!) and it’s starting to get in the way – I run into things ALL the time because I’ve forgotten just how much I’m sticking out now. I think I’ve also nearly reached the stage where, if I drop something, there’s some serious consideration about whether it’s really worth trying to bend down to pick it up. Hehe, happy days.

Fellow Fellow pregnancy

So I just wanted to share some updated bump shots with you, in case you’re interested. I’ve *still* been completely slack on the photo front and somehow missed weeks 26 – 32, but you get the idea :)

Fellow Fellow pregnancy

Anyone else out there at the same stage of pregnancy? I hope you’ve been keeping well! Not long to go now… eep!

Bloesem Classes

April 17, 2014 | Screen Printing, Singapore

Hold onto your hats, people! It’s the second post in a week – I’m on fire.

Bloesem Shop

I just wanted to stop in and share something super cool with any of you lucky ducks that, like me, live here in Singapore. Do you know Bloesem Blog? Of course you do! (And if you don’t.. get on it!). Well, Irene Hoofs, author of Bloesem Blog (and possibly the nicest person you’ll ever meet) has opened the sweetest little shop right here in Singapore, aptly named, Bloesem Creative Space. It’s devine. Seriously, go there.

Bloesem Shop

Well, not only is Irene selling some gorgeous goodies from her shop, she’s also hosting Classes – run by some very exciting people flown in from all around the globe. I’m not kidding – every single class that comes out has my name on it.

ScreenPrinting

CookBakeShoot

Let’s see… This coming month alone: Screen Printing with Lisette Scheers (I’m already signed up!), Food Photography and Styling with Elodie Bellegarde (Yes please!), and no less than two different workshops with the blogging genius that is Erin Loechner (The Secrets to Blogging Success, and One Stop Social Media Class). I’m SO excited to see this many fantastic workshops happening all in one place.

ErinLoechner

So if you live in Singapore too, and would like to learn something new in a really cool environment with extra awesome people (adjectives ahoy!) I’d highly recommend checking out Bloesem Classes. And if you just want to check out the space first – I’d recommend that too (have a chat with Irene and her sweet staff while you’re there, they couldn’t be more welcoming. OR check out their online shop!).

Bloesem Classes

 

Baking baking…

April 13, 2014 | Personal

Why hello there poor neglected blog, and to you, wonderful, wonderful friends (are you still out there?). It’s been a little while!

I truly didn’t intend for it to be quite so long between posts, but I’m afraid everyday life’s just been taking up all the space in my mind lately! And sometimes everyday life just needs to be given my full attention.. know what I mean? It’s been a crazy year so far, and is only set to get crazier!

You see, for the past little while I’ve been working on something very important. Those following along on Instagram have already had a sneak peek, but I’ve been doing a little baking! Baking of a new little bun…

Bun baking in progress...

I’m currently at 20 weeks – half way, baby! I’ve been really lucky so far with my pregnancy… I’ve hardly had any morning sickness, no cravings, no crazy senses. Just a lot of fatigue and constant hunger! But always for all the wrong foods (muffin pig-out happening here every morning).

We’ve been terrible at remembering to take bump photos (bad first-time-parents!) but we did manage to take this one this morning to mark the half way point. It’s the first time I’ve put on a tight top in weeks, and it kinda shocked me to see how big the bump looks! This is where all my friends who have had kids laugh at me because I’m sure this is nothing compared to how big it’s going to get! The top button of my pants has been undone for weeks too, but I’ve managed to cover that one up fairly successfully so far ;)

So I hope you guys are all doing well, and I’m sorry I haven’t been around much, I really miss blogging! I’ll do my best to keep you posted on the growing bun over the coming weeks/months.. exciting times ahead! :)

C x