Projek Mega 2017

This is the 3rd Projek Mega (PM) we’ve had over a course of 5 years. That is since we bought this second hand house and settled in.

The 1st PM involved constructing a car porch which could fit 2 cars and installing an autogate as well. We had the front door of the house modified as well instead of using only the sliding door as the entrance. We put tiles at the backyard too as it was quite taxing to maintain the growing grass.

The 2nd PM –  we added a so called en-suite room at the back of the house.

And finally this 3rd PM – perhaps the one with biggest budget of all involving 2 small contractors.

  • removed old, musty surau-like carpets from all the rooms and replaced it with DiY ‘wooden’ floors
  • changed the bathroom tiles and squatting toilets to sitting ones. fitted 2 bathtubs as well for that SPA-like experience
  • build a new kitchen and dining area with better lighting and more kitchen cabinets. Mr husband says its supposed to ignite that cooking spirit in me. Furthermore, Ee doesn’t really like to eat outside anymore especially when its already dark. He prefers home delivery or Mom’s lousy cooking.
  • replaced the grass with brick stones – with the hope the grass and weeds will not grow in between the bricks. Should we wish to grow a new tree, we’d just remove one of the bricks and make it a planting patch.
  • beautified the porch and the front gate
  • created a space for a reading nook

I wished I took more pictures for the Before and After effect but I was too swamped with work and of course, concentrating more on my pregnancy. As of now – we are only left with installing back our kitchen cabinet. And perhaps servicing our air conditioners in the house.

After that – it’s just cleaning the house from dust and all sorts of clutter as we welcome our little Syazmin into this world. Fingers crossed I’d get more done this weekend.

 

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Parcel Kasih Sayang : Beauty Edition

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Another set of parcels outgoing for the girls in the Wanita Besi Eropah group. Ha ha ha.

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Items include;

  1. A pouch I bought from Sarawak  – can be made into a pencil case or a makeup bag
  2. Elianto facial sheet mask
  3. Lactacyd feminine wipes
  4. Elianto  eye glitter and lip balm
  5. Paper clip bookmarks
  6. KUPON CINTA edisi khas Minci
  7. Pencils for the kids
  8. Handmade Breast Cancer Awareness brooch and Organ Donation shawl pin

I wanted to include some special tea but I forgot. Ha ha. And I decorated every single envelope. He he..

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Blue ink is just not my color

I wonder if I post this on IG as a giveaway – how many would be interested. Its because I received quite a few blue inked pens in my surprise bundle of joy. I tried to like the colour more but I find that I’m a black ink sorta person.

Hmm.. let me just sleep on it tonight.

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Any hard core fans of blue ink here?

Malaysia Clay Art – making my own brooch

I had no idea shops like Malaysian Clay Art exist right here on our very soil of Malaysia until a few months ago. I enrolled myself in a 3 hour class by an independent tutor (meaning she doesn’t work or speak for Malaysian Clay Art) who taught us how to make figurines out of polymer clay. This was something new to me as I’ve never been exposed to such medium before.

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We were taught to create for instance Baymax using basic shapes which was for me really interesting. After the class, I was hungry for more hands on mini sculpting especially when my clay teacher told us how we can make our own magnets, brooch and pin shawls with them. In less than 24 hours, I turned into a #hantuhandmade entity. LOL

I bought my starters kit from the website. I chose its No 1 Best Seller Polymer Clay Set B worth RM55.00. It comes in a box containing 24 different colours of clay with free tools and selected accessories. I thought it was a good investment to get the ball rolling.

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It seems that they were also selling other forms of clay such as the air dry clay, cream clay and even soap clay. The website had abundant information on how to  use these products on top of the many videos you could watch when it comes to being creative.

So far, I have made these Gemilang Brooch which I gave to my teacher as a gift. It definitely needs a bit more refining and improvement to give it a polished touch. Perhaps I can buy the glaze during my next online shopping trip to the site. The clay was easy to use and it doesn’t leave significant stains on your fingers – very easy to wash off.

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Here’s a few Pokeball brooch to show the world that I’m a trainer as well. TEAM INSTINCT GUYS!!

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I also made these mini envelope magnets to hold down important notes on the fridge.

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I have also been experimenting with googly eyes for my Mr Tomato charm.

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My next projects would include making my own hijab pins. 😛

So if you’re keen to pick up a new hobby, do keep this form of activity in mind. It’s very fulfilling to see your own creations made from scratch. Orders can be placed at their website and they could be contacted via Facebook too. Have fun!