Showing posts from May, 2014

Kid's game - Motor and observant skills using washi tapes

I was packing and organising my craft room to make way for more stuff and to allow my two kids to be able to play with a bigger space on the floor last weekend. They no longer like to play at their toy room anymore. Guess my craft room is more fun to be around and besides I am always inside this room.

I used to have two mahjong-sized tables in the middle of the room, against the two sides of the wall, opposite each other. So we left the centre small area to walk. Plus my cupboards and shelves and 2 more long tables against one side of the wall. I decided to keep one mahjong table (which serves as our dining table these days) and clear one side table for Big E to do her stamping, colouring and homework.

The room is now more spacious to walk in, play and laze around. (I can even lie down and relax! Those friends who have visited this room can relate.)

I cleared up lots of containers and baskets and a game idea just popped my mind this morning. I told Big E to try to toss a washi tape in…

April Artistic Trading Cards

I was the hostess for the April Artistic Trading Card. I love hosting as I can be the last person to finish the design since I did not have to factor in the posting days. The theme I gave was buttons. I have lots and lots of buttons in my drawers for my sewing. What a great method to use for the cards, don't you think so?

Here is my simple card. Love using washi tapes.

Here are the ones from the group.

Which are your favorites?

SAHM Survival Tips - What to do when we are sick

Happy Mother's Day to all mummies out there! Be it you are a stay-at-home-mum or a full-time-working-mum, your child/children must have showered you with lots of love and their handmade gifts for you.

For me, I just want my children to recover from their sickness (including myself who is recovering from cough and running nose.) It is extremely heartbreaking to see my children coughing and sneezing for 2 weeks despite visiting the doctors 3 times and more and a visit to the hospital A&E last night. The virus seem to stay in the house and could not break out sooner. (Luckily the man in the house is ok.)

I never looked back at my decision to quit my Marketing job 4 years ago. Yes, we have to sacrifice on some luxuries like overseas trips, eating at restaurants, buying clothes, toys and gadgets. However, in turn, I will be with them 24/7 and involve in their growing up days and get to experience their first milestones. I don't want to miss any of those. I am a sticky mum. :)


Weekend painting - Doodling

I love to read about kid's crafts activities on blogs, not so much on books thou. Especially from our Singapore Mom Bloggers website.

I have not enrolled Big E to any art classes yet. I wanted to because I can't draw well. I also have no idea how to teach her. Or maybe I never put in any effort to teach her and draw simple things, like cars, trees, houses, clouds, birds, flowers, etc. Please recommend me any good books on drawings if you know of any. :)

Yesterday, we were up before 8am. I decided we should doodled on our dining table. Big space and inaccessible to Small E, so that she will not disturb her sister and got herself in a mess. I searched for mahjong paper but could not find in our house. So I used the brown paper instead. I also bought her some rollers and sponges to explore.

This was what she doodled. She did not have the patience to paint for long. Just 10 mins. I asked her why she stopped. She said that she wanted to watch My Little Pony in okto. The other reas…

Prima Doll Stamps - Fun colouring for Kids

As a SAHM, my pockets are tighter, especially when it comes to scrapbooking materials. I have to justify with many reasons why I need that particular die cut, stamp, paper, ink or tools before I bought them. It is a very tedious process as there are too many things on my wishlists and too many attractive goodies that each brand offered. I also love to watch youtube videos and the stuff they demonstrated were too good and cute. It was hard to resist most of the time. Sometimes, I wish I can work again to have some income. But then again, some things were bought and treated like a white elephant. This is very bad as it was a bad judgement. I will try to minimise that.

One of the best way to minimise the cold status is to integrate the scrapbooking materials and tools into my kid's art and craft. I have lots of wooden and clear stamps which I could stamp on white paper for her to colour with her colour pencils or crayons. Big E loves to stamp and play with the inks.

Recently, I boug…