Showing posts from December, 2015

New in...Timberland

I posted the obsession for these booties back in October, and guys, I'm happy to report I finally have them. These were the only thing I was looking for during Boxing Day, and guess what? Found them in a mall close by the day after, and they were on sale! so happy. Happy New Year to me....mwahaha!

Thanks again to my "sponsor" dear hubby:D

Anyhoo, wishing all of you an awesome New Year! Sending you the warmest hugs. XOXO

Handmade holiday outfits

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great Christmas:) Was Santa good and gave you what you wished for?

It was one full of yearly traditions for us.

Since I started sewing this year, I thought I'd do the kids' Christmas Eve Mass outfits. Man! What was I thinking? Anyhow, I didn't think I could do it, but it got done including my own. (I didn't finish mine until a few hours before the mass though...I may have been overly ambitious....)

Here are some other pics taken the past few days, including Boxing Day:)

Do let me know how yours went:)

Season's Greetings 2015

Wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday season:)
To those who celebrate, Merry Christmas!

Long over long

As a vertically-challenged person, I've always read that proportion is the key to dressing and that long stuff doesn't really look too good on us.

I must really thank the Olsen sisters for making me get out of this box. They are a lot younger than I am, but we're about the same height, and I see them rocking these oversized and long outfits for years, and to me, they look great.

Do you like long baggy outfits?

The Olympic Coat (and some videos)

I got this coat awhile back, but haven't worn it in quite some time as it's one of those things that for some reason ended up in a corner of the closet. I really should start cleaning out my stuff, yo!

This is the Hudson Bay Official Canadian Olympic Team Coat for Sochi 2014.

How can you go wrong with a hooded coat?

This outfit was what I wore to the little one's Christmas Concert in school yesterday. I made her the dress below. She basically asked me, "Where's my green outfit?" the day before the concert. I bought the fabric, washed and dried it, then sewed it using a pattern I've done before to make it go quick. The things you do for your loved ones, I tellz yah....

The kids in her class were supposed to be like Christmas tress, so we added some ornaments.

And the aftermath...we were all so hungry for dinner!

What have you been up to lately?

PS In case you have some time and you want to see some crafting stuff, I posted two YouTube vids...hehe

Look at the back!

These pants look really plain in the front...

...but check out the back of the right leg!
On the crafting front, making stuff for myself has taken a back seat as I make Christmas outfits for the kids. So far, I have this shirt done. Let's just say I'm a bit behind schedule...ahem....

This is the first tailored shirt I've done, and man, talk about ambitious. This was really beyond my skills set, but I really wanted to learn how to make it, so I persevered. Blood and tears, let me tellz yah...but it's done, so I'm happy:D

Are you all set for the holidays?

Bold and bright

This is another dress that does not make a lot of appearance on the blog, but am really quite fond of. I can basically eat anything when I wear this....mwahaha....

Do you have a piece of item that you like but just seem to be relegated to the back of the closet? I wonder why that happens....

Either way

This dress does not make a lot of appearance on this blog, and I honestly don't know why coz it's one of the comfiest items I have, and plus, I can wear it as a top.

I thought I'd share today the Christmas window display of Hudson Bay at their flagship store in downtown Toronto (like the Macy's in New York).  They always do great ones every year, but I think this is the first time I'm sharing them on this blog.

(Sorry for the reflection. I just took these on my phone.)

New in...coz I can't make everything:P

I've been pretty good so far with my resolution of not buying stuff I can make, so yay! Alas, there are still many things I can't make, so here are my latest *hauls.

I went into Sephora just to buy gifts, but hubby said that I might as well treat myself to one item, so I'm pretty stoked to have this Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book. Just in time for the holiday pictures:D

Bought some books and mags. Woot!...

...and a great cutting mat from Fabricland, which is really becoming my second home. And guys, if you need cards, be sure to check out Josie's Etsy shop here. I ordered a handmade birthday card from her and it is just lovely:)

Do let me know about your new hauls:)
*This post has been sponsored by my dear husband. Thank you:D Promise I'll make you something soon...eventually...


I'm one of those people who like to learn visually. May it be through YouTube or sites like Craftsy, I just find it easier to see techniques when demonstrated through videos. It's the next best thing to being taught in person, IMO.

 The pattern for this shirt is from the "One Hour Top" class on Creative Bug, done by the ladies of Fancy Tiger Crafts. This top is so easy to sew, y'all!

 I used the same fabric from this dress.
Wishing you all a great December:)