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Canberra Park (Sembawang) - Playground, fitness and leisure in the Northern Singapore

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It has been too long since I last blogged about an outdoor playground. This time, I have no excuses to ignore this FANTASTIC park that is situated in the Northern part of Singapore. (Note: There are a lot of photographes that I will be sharing.)

Canberra Park is situated opposite Blk 325 Sembawang Crescent and next to the Skypark condominium (still under construction). It is not too far from the Sembawang MRT station but you need to take bus 962 at the bus stop on the right side of the Sun Plaza shopping mall and alight at the second bus stop.

Upon entering the park, you will be welcomed by the dinosaur skeleton. My kids went "WOW"!


But they could not resist what is behind the skeleton.


3 kids can slide down together at the same time!


 Lots of motor skills that the children can enjoy.

Lots of wide runaways for the children to run and play. They are not steep, even a toddler or preschooler can enjoy.

We were curious what these were. Unfortunately, they are not in operatio…

Preschooler game - A great way to test colour blindness

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I was afraid that Small E was colour blind initially. One time I taught her colours and asked her what the colours were, she will always answered the wrong one. Sometimes it was on purpose, sometimes she was trying her luck and testing her mummy's patience.

So one fine day, I decided to test her using tools I bought from Daiso Singapore - clips and divided container. These are my stationeries for my house.


I placed one colour clip on each divided slot and encouraged her to do the same as me. She could not sorted out correctly in the beginning. But after a few tries, she could do it independently and even copied me by saying "NO" if she placed the wrong coloured clip in the wrong slot.

Now, I used this sorting game to engage her when I wanted a minute of time to do some stuff at home. At least I know she was not colour blind afterall. :)

Handsewn bed quilt - Biggest project that I ever done - WIP

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Hello weekend!

For the past few days, I am keeping myself very busy till my right arm is aching and I decided to take a break from sewing. Here I am, blogging about what I did.

Last week, I bought 2 lovely books from Kinokuniya at their member sale - Patchwork Tsushin and Basic Embroidery books.

As I browsed through the Patchwork Tsushin magazine, I was captured by one of the handsewn bed quilt by 藤田久美子 or Kumiko.FUJITA (website: http://www.quiltersstudio.jp/). I wanted to handsew one for my child. Even she herself agreed to make one for her own bed.

Without much delay, I quickly prepared the template using cardboard. I used them for my fuzzy cutting for each of the blocks. I was unprepared for the amount of blocks I had to sew as it was huge for me. I did mini ones before but never at this scale.

I selected the Petite Marianne series from Lecien as my main hexagon blocks. These images suited my big hexagon blocks perfectly. The only thing was I did not have enough to cover all hexagon…

Clearance beads for sale

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Selling all my beads. All are last pack. Combine shipping possible. Please click and browse through from my facebook page. You can PM me if interested or email at joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com.




Preloved Beading Books for Sale

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I am selling my beading books as I no longer bead. Though preloved, they are in good condition with no pencil marking and bends. Instructions are given in the book. Price is between $10-18 plus shipping. International welcome. Email me if you are interested in any of the book.

Click here to view more photos of each books.