Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ikue's Birthday Present

Ikue is my Japanese friend, labmate and my tutor (assisting me when i first came). this is her 2nd birthday since I came.. last time i got her a small whiteboard set, but this year i decided to make her a DIY present, so after a while I thought I would make her a DIY bookmark and hubby would pick up her birthday card, so it will be from both of us. A bookmark is practical, and she will use it as long as she reads a book ;p

I didn't take step by step process pictures and it took me around 20 mins or so to complete the bookmark, it's my first time. and also first product of my new sewing machine in Japan! :)

Basically you only need fabric (2 types), interfacing (for inside the bookmark) and some buttons. We bought her name in hiragana, in felt type fabric.. and ironed the letters onto the bookmark.

Enjoy the pictures!

After finishing the main bookmark, top-stitched
made a ribbon using the other fabric, and attached a button in the middle.

Ironed her name on the bookmark

Ready to be passed to the birthday girl ~

Happy Birthday gal! <3 Thanks for everything this past year.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Award from Kasia :)

Hello! I received a lovely - and my very first blog award from Kasia [from Koju Bofu]. Thanks bebe! To receive this award I will have to answer few questions, and pass this award to few more blogs =) Here goes..

What is your favourite dessert?
Gimme anything, anything at all with chocolate, or chocolate flavor. My ultimate indulgence.

When you're upset, what do you do?
At this stage of my life, I am more often upset than I have ever been, due to my studies (i remembered studying was a lot easier, but PhD is truly a rollercoaster ride. So as you may have guess (if you are guessing) I channel my regrets and stress related emotions to exercise, and yoga, and just have fun with my husband. And not to forget, to pray, and ask from Allah, and usually it makes me feel so calm right after, like a lull, before it starts again. But I think I am closer to God than I  have ever been, I gained lean muscle mass from my workouts and I am getting more flexible whenever I do my yoga routines.

What was your favourite pet?
I don't have a pet, none here, none in my hometown, but if I do have to pick, ill have fishes, like my dad. :)

What do you prefer to wear, black or white?
It has always been black, but as I get older, I experiment a lot with colors and patterns and color blocking, and I think I am moving to white (but currently I have a lot of greys in my closet).

What is your biggest fear?
Currently, my research.

What is your attitude mostly?
It seems to people that I take things lightly, eventhough i am deeply worried or stressed, because I do laugh a lot too, especially when I am back home after a long day at work. Hubby called me 'lucu kedirik' (means that I always find anything funny, and giggled a lot to myself).

What is perfection to you?
Now. me and kaz. i love him, i love how he completes every little pieces of me. now we are waiting for our little bundle(s) of joy.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate. oh...... (im imagining im swimming in a chocolate sea, that way i can slurp em, and burn all the calories doing the swimming, heavens!)

I am honored to pass the award, to my friends - I wish I could tag you all, but here goes:

Mim - DelancretLurpak
Fieza - FiezaLovesPurple
Amir - AmirFx
Fina - JomKurus
and Ila Baby - Dillaila

<3 and hugs!

will be doing an outfit post tomorrow~~

Thursday, June 14, 2012

new header! ;p

for kasia, annie and my non malay readers (if any), it simply means From Lazy to Muscle. but it sounds better when i use my language, malay. ;p hehehe

Sunday, June 3, 2012

outfit post #2: a beloved piece

In this post, I just want to introduce my favorite piece to complete my modest ensemble, which is my belt. Yes, it was a thrift item, got it for only 100yen.. and it is a very long belt, which is why I fell in love with it at the first sight. As i am currently in between sizes (i am now quite small for my current clothes, but still too big for new sets of clothes - dont you hate it? it's like having a semi-long hair, cant be tied into a bun because it's not long enough) so the belt has helped me to cinch every tops that I have.

That's all . ;p