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The times... they are a-changin'.

"Purple rain, purple rain I only want to see you Only want to see you In the purple rain." - Prince

New in...some K-beauty stuff

You guys, my love for the Korean show Descendants of the Sun has led me down the rabbit hole of Korean skin care after drooling over the flawless skin of all the actors and actresses on that show. I know, I know...I'm 10 years behind this trend, but better late than never, right?

So, I've always double-cleansed, but have tried using sheet masks just recently and I love it! I'm lucky enough to live not too far from Pacific Mall, which makes it easy to get Asian goodies.

 Then, I got The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho, and I became obsessed with the whole Korean routine! This book is well-written, and I learned more about the famous "10 steps". I also love how it's part travelogue, where the author discusses some aspects of the Korean culture in a very light-hearted way. I highly recommend this book (I even have this downloaded on my phone so I can read it anytime.)

And so, this is what happened...a stop at The Face Shop. Its stores are literally eve…

Second edition

This is the second time I've sewn from this pattern (first one here). I wanted to make a plain version that's good for day-to-day wear, so I picked a cotton/lyrcra fabric. I really do love how easy this dress is to make and wear, you know?

Here are the other stuff I've knitted/sewed lately:
1) Crofthoose Hat (pattern here)

2) Love Birds Jumper (pattern here)

3) Jalie ballet leotard (sewing pattern here)

Anyhoo, is there something you've made or bought over and over because you really just love it?

I'll bring you down to Chinatown.

We've finally been having spring-like weather over here...woohoo! To take advantage of this, my husband and I decided to go downtown during the weekend just to walk around while the in-laws took the kids. Good times:D

Here are some pics we took. You won't see any snow, you snow!

In Chinatown (Spadina area)

Lunch time Checking out the fruits at a market
Fabric shopping at King Textiles

Walking around Queen St West

City Hall

How was your weekend, guys?

Currently Loving #28

Not too many today, but man....this set is pretty special because I'll be loving these for awhile...hehe....

1) Song Joong Ki
I blame Rowena for this obsession. She first posted about him here. Rowena then blogged about  the Korean show he's in called Descendants of the Sun and why she loves the show, so I clicked on the viki link she posted to watch the first episode, and I'm hooked! (The episodes are sub-titled.) SJK's Captain Yoo character is very swoon-worthy, and he's not too bad in the eyes either...ahem... And Rowena, you were right! Once you hear him talk, that's pretty much it.  (Can I just say how much I squeed at Episode 9?!? I got all the feels for that episode:D I've seen up to episode 10 as of writing this.)

(PS If you've read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, he is pretty much who I have in mind for Prince Kai... sigh....)
2) NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint I've always loved NARS colour products but have never tried the foundations, …

It's all black and white.

This is a colour palette that you can't really go wrong with:)

Happy Monday, everyone!

Craft all the things

Because we're still seeing some snow around here, the knits are still out!

And speaking of knitting, I recently passed Level 2 of the Master Hand Knitter program. Such a difficult level, but so worth it in the end. I was happy when I got the news from my co-chair! Will be enrolling in Level 3 (final level) as soon as I finish some other projects. Wish me luck, you guys:)

 On other crafting news, I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet. I learned when I was a kid, but have completely forgotten how to do it. Why do I want to learn again? Because it's all about the granny squares. I mean,  look at this awesome tunic from Zara!

And here are other stuff I saw in Zara that are inspiring me, sewing-wise:D I wanna make outfits like these! (I should point out that most of the time, how I actually look in these outfits are never quite what I had in mind...just saying....)

What have been inspiring you lately? Any new finds?

It's baaaaaaack!

The winter-like weather has reared its head again...windy and snowy and cold...oh my!Well, at least I can wear this sweater longer.

Has spring arrived where you are?

(My birthday months starts today...woohoo:D)