Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry Christmas everyone

Hello it's been long since i was out of crafting and blogging also. I have not done much crochet and cross-stitch this year again because of my job which takes a lot of my time and serving the SFC Community.

Around November, my friend Yumi who is now working in Japan sent me these yarns and 2 set of knitting needles. By the way, I'm home in Cebu for the holidays until new year then I'll be back in Olongapo for work again.

These was what I got from Yumi, a box of yarns:

a perfume, and a lot of chocolates also...the yarns are all that's left...:)

Friday, August 17, 2007

this is the link to the summer top:

  • summer top
  • Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket and this is me modelling the blouse....hmmm...seems i have gained a little weight again during my two weeks stay here in cebu.

    and this one is the crafted cd i made for a debutant:
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    which i earned P3,000 for the 60 pieces i made. i wasn't able to make a good shot of the front cover since it comes out blurred maybe because of the metallic paper that i used. the front is covered with baby and grown up photos of the debutant with the line that says "Quennie at 18". It is an audio cd, with the debutant's fave songs. The debutant loved the giveaways and so does her mom and her brother.

    Thursday, August 16, 2007

    My first sleeveless shell blouse

    I am really happy with this first wearable i made:

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    i followed this pattern from sugar and cream's website - SUMMER TOP, but i used size 8 cannon thread with my top while the design on the website used a yarn.

    my mom took several photos of me wearing it but then the camera suddenly got a flat battery and i didn't like any of the photos taken. maybe tomorrow i'll have her take a photo of me again wearing this top.:)

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    A Crafty day...

    i'm still making the cd giveaways. it's good to gain extra money just by making this cds. i remember those days when i make lots by order and sell them, whether it's a birthday or wedding invitation or giveaways. then i just put samples of what i made at my mom's bakeshop...which was a good idea because it makes my mom's shop a one-stop-shop for all those party needs customers want.

    i'll be selling these cd giveaways P50 each, then i have 60 pieces to make. It's a blessing i have money now for plane ticket...:) and a little extra to buy small gifts for friends at Olongapo City.

    I'll be posting a photo of the cd i'm doing now...later when it's all done.

    Then last night, as i went to my stash of yarns i saw these unfinished sleeveless shell blouse i made last year. i sewed the seams...and was a bit afraid it wouldn't fit me even if i have match its size to my blouse. i was so happy when i finished sewing, it fitted me very well too! it somehow took away my doubts that i won't be able to make one and it encourage me to do more crochet. i just need to weave the ends now, but i will post a photo of it tomorrow before i do that.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    I went around the mall yesterday to buy some cd recordables because a friend wanted me to make her daughter a few audio cd giveways for her debut. Of course, I never went out of the mall without visiting the craftshop there. I saw two kinds of yarn that they now sell in packs and, there was only one that i was able to identify, which was like the trellis yarn. The other one i wasn't able to identify. Then i was stacks of redheart, which coats and clark distributed here. I think I remember Mimi saying that coats and clark will be using the brand name of redhearts.

    I have to be going back there tomorrow to see what i can have...:) although i haven't done much crochet and knitting during the past months. i should be doing some after i do my cross stitch. I also saw new supplies of wooden knitting needles they have there.

    Monday, August 13, 2007

    ....just a gathering

    here are photos that somehow was a reunion to those of us in the family who haven't seen each other for a long time: especially with my cousin Zarah together now with his husband Fred who came to visit us and the Philippines:

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    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket this one is the funniest photo. we're all in a line to see whose the shortest, together with my mom uncles and aunt and Zarah and Fred.whose side is the shortest? ....:)

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    i have dropped a few pounds due to my illness, but most of my relatives and friends think it's nice to see me this way than being chubby during the past years.:)

    Saturday, August 11, 2007

    It's nice to be home....

    after a few months. i'm back home in cebu now only for two weeks. it was very unexpected because i got sick with ulcer and gastritis and no one can take care of me while I was at Olongapo City. I can hardly move because of the pain, that's why my mom immediately wanted me to go home. and it's been a week now, i feel better as i've visit the doctor 4 times already.

    it's really nice to be back after a few months away from home and to see my cousin also who got home from US with her husband who we we're all excited to meet. it was also nice to be with my younger cousins who are very restless and noisy. We had some picture taking last wednesday night as my cousin and her husband are leaving again for US after only a 2-week vacation here. It was fun because of my cousins who we're making funny gestures...

    i'm going to show those photos when i get them from my cousin. i didn't do much crafting here at home as my stomache doesn't really feel well yet. i just found a small piece of unfinished cross-stitch i did last year and just let the day pass doing it bit by bit....

    Tuesday, July 24, 2007

    The Wedding

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    This is what I’ve been doing for the past months, working on “THE WEDDING” cross – stitch for my aunt. I will be selling this to her when I go home to Cebu maybe by the end of this year. I haven’t done any crochet and knitting at this moment although I still have a lot of those projects to finish. Maybe I will show a photo tomorrow of a cardigan that I’m doing. Right now I just want to concentrate on project at a time because I don’t have a lot of time to craft now …not like before. Since I don’t have a digicam here, I have to maximize my mobile and use it also as a camera. I just sent the photo through my photobucket account as MMS then post it here…Hmmm…why didn’t I thought of this before? J

    During weekdays the travel to work requires about 2 hours, back and forth, and that is what makes my day very tiring while our work doesn’t really demand much at the moment. Most of us here (my officemates) don’t know if we’re going to last in this Korean Company, since that there management doesn’t really have a system to follow. We’ve voice out all that we have to tell our bosses about our problems here but they said they can do nothing about it because it’s the management that makes the decision..or maybe they just afraid to tell our problems to those who are in higher position to them. They said they don’t have any power to make the decision for us. It seems that Filipinos here are being discriminated by Koreans when Koreans are the one opening their business here, which Filipinos think that they should learn to get along in our culture, because while we were in Korea we also live like the Koreans, like eating there food and bowing to our bosses as sign of respect.
    A lot of my colleagues have already resign from the office and find a better paid job, but I hope and I think some of us here are still hoping that everything will go well for all of us, especially the workers at the yard and that the management would listen to our complaints and demands.

    Friday, June 08, 2007


    I don't have any pictures to post and it's been a long time since i haven't posted here in my blog. I'm still doing a lot of projects lately but mostly during weekends since work requires more of my time. i'm continuing with "The Wedding" cross stitch for my aunt, which i will bring with me back to Cebu when i get a chance to have a holiday by october. I'm also doing a crocheted cardigan, which i have yet to finish. I can't show any photo of it at the moment since I left the digicam with my sister in Cebu. I hope i will get the chance also to use my phone and download the images on my friends PC at home so i can post it here in my blog.

    I have relocated due to my new job and now living in Olongapo, Zambales and alone without my family and old friends....i still need to bring all my craft materials which i have left home in Cebu. I now work here as a ship design engineer at Hanjin Heavy Industries - Philippines, a korean company.

    I'm also happy to hear that there are already 2 distributors of LB yarns here in the Philippines. I would really like to visit the shop which is located in Manila. the shop's name is dreams yarnshoppe and they're not just selling yarns but knitting needles and crochet needles and probably other craft materials that came abroad. the other shop is asia embroidery. i have yet to see how much the yarns would be. maybe, if i get some i'll use it for personal stuff. i might not be able to sell them if they're too expensive.

    Monday, January 15, 2007

    weekend projects

    here are projects that i did over the weekend: the yarns are courtesy of mimi.

    an ipod case: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

    a celphone pouch: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting my friend Del is modelling it., he looks funny when he did this pose..:) it has a string to hang on the neck.

    another celphone pouch for a korean friend: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting this one didn't need a drawstring since it fits the celphone tightly.

    i did also about 3 coin purses that i gave to my friends. 2 in the same color as the ipod case and one in white, which i don't have a photo of.

    Tuesday, January 09, 2007

    It snowed...

    last saturday here in Busan since our stay here. it made our stay complete and we'll be happy to go home...

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    i wanted to post a video here, that it snowed but i don't know how to.:(