Friday, December 19, 2014

Patterns To Print


I have some news. I have a new reseller, which will stock all my bag patterns. Patterns To Print is a UK based site owned by Samantha of Mrs H fame.

Can you see my bag patterns in the shop?

Right now Patterns To Print stocks bag patterns, clothes patterns and quilt patterns. Everything is digital so you get your pattern right away.

Up until 31st December 2014, there's a 20% discount. The code is: HELLO15 . It's a single use per customer code but can be used on multiple products. Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Anyone watched The Missing?

Anyone watched The Missing? It's a 8 part British drama TV series and it's about an English couple who lost their 5-year old son, Olly while holidaying in Chalons De Bois, France.

When my kids were little, I lost both of them once for a few minutes. It was very scary and during those initial moments, you go mad. Thankfully, a stranger lent them her handphone and I managed to locate them. On another occasion, I lost my girl for around 10 minutes as we were walking to the supermarket. I ran around screaming for people to help me and they just stared at me. But my screaming paid off because a little boy told his grandma he had seen a girl fitting my description nearby. I think I never got over losing my kids for those few minutes. What do you call that - post-traumatic syndrome? Almost as if to punish myself further, I seek out movies, TV show, books, stories about missing kids and the aftermath.

So you can see how The Missing is right up my alley. This TV series is told in the present timeframe and 2006 when the boy went missing. Let me just say this first. It's not like the horrible series, Lost with the use of flashbacks. This one's just simple storytelling in 2 timeframe. (I think there's one more timeframe but that one's not so significant) In case you haven't watched this show, I won't give anything away. Just that it has some brilliant red herring. You've got to pay attention. It's also not a whodunit. So don't try to guess who took Olly.
James Nesbitt plays the father who never gave up looking for his boy. He's a pretty good actor. He brought tears to my eyes several times. And so much hurt and grief in that face!
Tchéky Karyo plays the lead detective in charge of the case. He gives off this comforting vibe. Plus the accent! I think if I need a detective, he'll be my number one choice.

So I officially have two new TV crushes.

Unfortunately, the ending of The Missing sucks. I mean, wtf, wtf, WTF!!! Why is the father in Russia? Who's the Russian boy? Wait. Come back, TV writers. Don't leave us hanging. The ending is missing!
Yep, you have to decide for yourself what you want to believe. Cop out. Still, it's worth watching.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Catch Up With Me?

Yo guys,

How's everyone doing? We've been enjoying the long school vacation since November. Sadly on 2nd Jan, the kids go back to school and I have to wake up at 6am again. But I have 2 more weeks of sleeping in. Yay!

Sorry I haven't been posting. My muscle pain got a little too much for me. For a while, it took all my energy just to go through the day without collapsing. And thinking about the situation got me feeling down. And it's a downward spiral after that. But you know I'm a fighter. I always get myself up again. I've been exercising faithfully. Right now, I feel much better compared to November. I believe this is as good as I can ever feel. I had already been thinking of blogging regularly again. But you know how it is. You get into the habit of not blogging...

For a start, I'll tell you of a few places I've been to since our last "meeting". What? You think I stay home all day?

Doll Carnival
In mid November, I went to this very niche, barely publicized event. It's very hardcore and for serious doll collectors. I don't consider myself a serious doll collector but it's rare for such an event to take place bringing in foreign vendors so I had to go. I wanted to go with hubs as I felt shy to go alone but on that day my girl was ill so I bravely went alone.

These dolls are huge and the clothes are so exquisite. Btw, it's the clothes that are for sale. 

I wished I had brought my Nikon DSLR along as there were many creative booth displays. This one of a classroom of little dolls is my favourite.

 Always room for steampunk.

These little mixed species dolls may scare some people. Yes, it's a thing. Dolls with animal heads.

Like humans, dolls need shoes and if you bring your doll, you can try them on.

I bought one doll and I shall show her to you one day.

Public Garden
I brought hubs to a Public Garden market once and since then he's been hooked.

In this pic, we're just walking into the market which is usually held on the 16th floor of Triple One Somerset. FYI, my girl is carrying a bag I bought more than 20 years ago. It's a Guess bag and I'm amazed it never fell apart.

Hubs became insanely besotted with these glasses holders at the Public Garden market and had to have it.

He wanted this shirt too which is too small for him. I had to be the sane one and stopped him.

There are 2 more Public Garden markets this weekend. I think they will be held at the National Museum. I'm pretty sure we will go and have a look-see.

Biology Discovery

Hubs saw these black bread french loaf for sale at Giant supermarket and immediately bought it for his dinner. Later he told us that his poop came out black. At first, the sight of black poop gave him a shock but he quickly remembered the colour of his dinner.


We saw Big Hero 6. It's okaaaaay. I don't know why I have a craving for marshmallows after the movie.

We also saw Exodus. Question: Do you prefer Christian Bale dirty or clean looking?

I almost forgot we saw Penguins of Madagascar just so my girl could giggle over Benedict Cumberbatch's pronunciation of peng-win.

Tomorrow, my crazy hubs and daughter are watching The Hobbit marathon.

See ya.
p.s. i owe you guys one more giveaway.

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