Thursday, April 29, 2010

Marvin - The Paranoid Android

I fell in love with Marvin, the manic depressive robot when I watched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the first time. He is big but so so cute!

Last week, I tried making an amigurumi version of Marvin.


After crocheting and taking apart countless times, it's finally done...

It's not perfect yet, but I just got so sick of re-doing it again. So this will do!

Marvin,"Pardon me for breathing, which I never do any way so I don't know why I bother to say it, oh God, I'm so depressed."

He is so depressingly funny! I love him!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Curtain in Kiddos' Room

I chanced upon a piece of fabric on the STOFF & STIL catalogue and just couldn't get it off my mind. I am in to Japanese or Japanese-inspired designs on anything. I think they are sweet, cute and clean-lined. They're just elegantly simple.

This is the fabric which got stuck in my head for days before I decided to take action...

Isn't this just adorable?

This fabric is quite expensive, especially for me who does not have an income! It costs almost 80SEK (approximately US$11) per meter. I had lots of idea on how I want to use this fabric, bedsheet, pillow cases, blanket cover, curtains, bags, cushion covers... my goodness, I was driving myself crazy with excitement! (Getting abnormally excited over a piece of fabric is probably an indication that I need a real job...) I was considering for days if I should buy just 1 meter. However, what can I do with just 1 meter?

After another round of self-debate (debating with yourself is definitely another red flag!), I finally decided to go for 1 meter and make a new curtain for the kiddos' room. And the reasons behind this are: a) I love it so much that I just had to have it somehow and since 1m is the minimum I can order, I'll take it! b) a curtain is the safest and simplest project for my skill level. I mean, all it takes is just to measure, cut and sew in straight lines, for crying out loud!

And so, ta-dah! How cute is this?

Kiddos have never needed a curtain because there is a venetian blind mounted between the windows. And now they have a cute and pretty one to decorate the otherwise boring window!

And not forgetting these small, little pompoms to add on more cuteness!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finally my own blog on crafting!

I've been reading (stalking sometimes!) many talented and crafty blogs for the longest time now. Every now and then, when I'm feeling adventurous or when there is a project which looks really simple, I like to have a go at it with my extremely limited crafting skills. I can't really say what I like to do the most, probably because I like the challenge of starting or trying something which I have never done before.

Sadly, I don't have the luxury like most of those creative bloggers whom I stalk! I have to stretch myself and juggle, housework, cooking and taking care of the needs of 4 kids in 2 different age groups. These are actually quite alright but it gets more stressful and time-consuming when you have a 2-year-old, who wants to "help" in every single thing that mommy is doing and a 4-month-old, who besides sleeping and eating, demands attention every 10 minutes! A simple task like putting the clothes into the washing machine can take what feels like forever, because Mr. Mighty 2 decided that there should be a sequence (which mommy just couldn't understand) in putting them in and taking them out, and after this is done a few times, then we're free to start the machine!

Hence, these crafts in my blog are mostly done when all the kids are sleeping (think 10 o'clock onwards), and hubby is surfing the internet and watching tv at the same time. And of course, in between my crafting, I have to tend to crying baby (sometime babies!) and feed my 4-month-old, who obviously doesn't care what time it is, when he wants milk, he gets milk.

Thank you for taking your time to join me in my attempts to get crafty!