Monday, April 26, 2010

Super Short Hair - Should I or Should I Not?

I have been having bad hair days lately. This mane of mine just seem to take on a life of its own and plays surprises on me. On a good day, it would be extremely tame and sleek. On those bad days, I wished I could seek solace in some faraway planet where I won't be recognised.

Truth is, I have been contemplating chopping off my hair (it is a bit of a bob now) down to those pixie styles that are so IN at the moment. So, it's no surprise that many celebrities have opted for super short bobs and pixie cuts. Aside from being low-maintenance, a short style puts more focus on the face and adds more attitude to their overall look. Check out the celebrities' pictures from Total Beauty. These celebrities make cropped hair look gorgeous ... and tempting too!

I like Paris Hilton's style!

Fantasia! What were you thinking with that crop?

Friday, April 23, 2010

WishingWiffie's Pretty Handmade Pouches

I have been browsing around extensively on the web to get inspirations for my designs. I must say I am totally amazed at how talented people can be.

I came across this extremely cutsy blogspot selling handmade goodies. To start off, it has an interesting name - Wishingwiffie. It just gives me the feeling of having wings and flying around without a worry in the world. Well, I have not got down to asking Yi Ting, the owner of the blogsite what it means but rest assured that I will do just that.

Well, that said, I must get back to saying how cutesy her designs are. Besides her pretty necklaces and bracelets, she also have cute pouches. Everything are of pretty reasonable prices and I ended up getting a pouch that has designs of planes and rockets on them.

This is the one. Ain't it cute?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy - 3 times over!

Today, I am so so so happy. In fact, I am happy - 3 times over! Let me tell you why:

Happy No. 1

My blog got a major facelift and looks super gorgeous and pretty now! Don't you think so? And the best part? I did this entirely myself using some really cool templates, headers and buttons from the awesome site - ShabbyBlogs.

Megan is the author of ShabbyBlogs and she is absolutely fantastic and extremely creative. There are tons of freebies at her sites and her how-to-do tutorials are so easy to follow! My blog would never have looked so beautiful if not for her. Thanks, Megan!

Happy No. 2

The world is just filled with talented and creative people. When would I become one of them? Anyway, I found this fantastic site - that has lots of cool handwritten fonts you could use. Kevin and Amanda are the geniuses behind this site. They take submitted handwriting samples and turn them into beautiful fonts for all to use. And did I mention... for free? The next great thing is they also have scrapbook fonts for use and yes...absolutely free again.

Happy No. 3

The best part of today - was knowing that a fellow crafter had her project printed into product cards for distribution at scrapbook retail shops!

Lia is the most talented girl I know. She made the gorgeous box frame for my blogshop (see here)... pretty, ain't it? Anyway, a picture speaks a thousand words. Take a look at her project and visit her at Organised Clutter!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I am back!

After a long 6 months hiatus, I am finally back. You see... I was busy preparing the launch of my blogshop - Crystals & Gems.

Crystals & Gems is an online handcrafted jewellery boutique that offers beautifully designed and handcrafted jewellery. Every design is handfinished by me using stunning Swarovski crystals, precious gemstones and lustrous pearls. Every piece is unique and special...

So now, besides splitting my time between my day job and the blogshop, I also strive to keep this blog as alive as possible. I have some new directions for this blog and will be unrevealing this along the way. So keep reading...