there’s hope, afterall

16th Dec 2014

In less than a month, we’ll be moving to a brand new home and I am all excited! I’m already buying some stuff online for the new home (not so expensive stuff tho, since I am saving for wardrobes and air-conditioner. :P)

And then it dawned on me that the current floral-printed sofa set I have are pretty ugly looking now. No thanks to my mom’s pet dog who kept chewing the corners of the sofa whenever we go out (despite all the stern warnings.. ha ha) and 2 years worth of dusts. *blush* I know, I know… I should’ve cleaned them all the time but the the covers are WHITE in color and it’s really hard to get them dirts off. And no thanks to the man who custom made the sofa for us – I wanted it specifically to be a removable slipcover but he end up making a permanent one..

Anyway, about the sofa. I actually plan on throwing them away (or maybe give them away to the apartment’s gardener) when a little voice told me to Google ‘sofa slipcover DIY‘.

I did and I found this page!!

How hard can it be to DIY a slipcover, right? :P

whiteslipcoveredcouch2

Upon reading her tutorial, I somehow could foresee that my floral-printed sofa will be moving to the new house with me after all. *Ü* I am not the type of person who’s good with sewing machine (although back in my high school days, I did make a baju Kedah for myself. lol) and I do not know how my DIY sofa slipcover will end up looking, but I will trust the words from Psalm 32:8.

“I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

I will update you the result of the sofa slipcover once it’s done.

For now, I will leave you with a picture of my dog sleeping early this afternoon. He was feeling so warm that he begged me to turn on the A/C for him. Soon as I did, he fell asleep! *Ü*

chiko-sleeping

in His blessings

15th Dec 2014

About a month ago, while I was in my bedroom with my dog enjoying the cool air coming out from the air-conditioner, I picked up a book at the corner of my bed: it was a gift from a dear old friend who came visiting late last year. Somehow, the book (which has begun to collect dust) caught my attention. As soon as I read the first page, I was hooked. Before I knew it, I found myself already on page 49.

“God leads us. God will do the right thing at the right time.”

Then BOOM! There it was…the answer to all the problems I have been telling God in all my prayers and whines. It was so true and powerful that I went under the blanket and began sobbing uncontrollably. If you have been a long time reader of my blog, you’d probably understand why…

Fast forward to present, I am in the midst of packing to move to a perfect home! A LANDED house! A home with spacy lawn and backyard; a place where my dog could run freely and a place where I can plant flowers and vegetables. God is indeed a good God. He made me wait for a long time because He has plans for me. He kept His promise and He got me the perfect home – I couldn’t ask for more!

“Let us therefore boldly approach the throne of our gracious God, where we may receive mercy and in His grace find timely help.” (Heb. 4:16)

And here I am, seated at my almost-bare mini studio office posting this.

pink-office

Must take a photo in my studio office before I move. :P
(Floral dress & Shoes by ModCloth)

Forgive me please for the messy background. Please also ignore the empty plastic bottle under the table, that was the work of my dog! He enjoys crushing empty bottles and he leaves them all over the house! As you can see also, the book shelf is close to empty. I have removed some books, photos and decos off the wall. I have about 2 weeks left to pack everything and I am not even close to packing a quarter of my stuff. Eeeep!

But as God has said, don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have it’s own worries. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.

To my good olde friend, Mozad.. THANK YOU for the gift of love and the book “Traveling Light” by Max Lucado. May you be blessed abundantly!

little red riding hood

7th Dec 2014

It’s been a while since I last picked up a brush and paint. Somehow tonight, I found myself picking up the brushes again..

red-riding-hood

The painting’s really BAD, I know! It lacks of everything – tone, the correct shades, the right colors…. But that’s how we learn. We learn from experience and we get better from it. I am taking baby steps toward improving my painting skill.

The book of Sirach says, “Put Wisdom chains round your feet and her yoke around your neck. Carry her on your shoulder and don’t be resentful for her bonds. Follow Wisdom, and keep her ways with all your heart. Go looking for her, and she will reveal herself to you.”

Keep searching for Wisdom (or in my case, keep practicing)..and in time, she will come to you!

It’s been a while

11th Jul 2014

Well, hello there blog! How long has it been?

Wow, a lot has happened during my ‘absence’ from this blog. But before I go into the minor details of what’s happening (or happened), let me tell you something: I MISS blogging. I know… ever since Facebook took over my ‘online life’, I seem to be writing (or rant) a lot over there – and so there’s just nothing to write about in the blog.

Until recently when Kenny pointed out that it was through blogging that we made lots of friends, and it was the blog that made us really speak out our true feelings. Which is true! I wouldn’t have good and close friends as far as Spain, Canada & Sweden if it wasn’t for blogging! So this is the reason why I logged to my blog tonight. I miss this blog. And I miss blogging. It is here that I can truly speak my heart out without having to worry if someone would hit the ‘Like’ button on it or comment for that matter. And from now onward, I will *try* to log more and blog more. Ha ha

But for now, I will save my stories for my next post because it’s 1:08AM right now. I’m flying outstation tomorrow to meet someone who might be able to change my course of life and future… and I still haven’t packed!

Will let you know the outcome once I’m back. And if you’re kind enough, please say a prayer for me.. that my future plan will succeed.

God bless.

{recent.work} little einsteins cupcake topper

3rd May 2014

I am so thankful to my clients & customers for all the ideas and themes that they have suggested me or requested for. one thing for sure is that, without this particular client of mine.. i wouldn’t have known about ‘little einsteins’. ha ha

einsteins-topper

i am so old!