It has been quite an emotionally draining week for me. Maybe because it's December already and I'm feeling that another year has gone past and I wish I could've done a little bit more -- sewn more, created more and just lived more. I have the very spirit of a workaholic and I often feel frustrated when I don't see enough results. Generally speaking, in order for me to get to that working mode, there are always other unrelated chores in my way. I guess it's just what it is, some responsibilities you can't shed once you've become a parent.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Lately, I've become an expert at dealing with hanging-on-a-thread baby teeth. I guess it's just something you pick up on the way. C has lost 8 teeth so far and every single one was caused by apple biting. So whenever I spot a tooth that's too loose for comfort, I offer apple, naturally.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Since I didn't have a fan on hand, I had to keep on twirling around.
Monday, November 28, 2016
I just spent a very hot five minutes taking these photos, wearing a fleece jacket in our summer temperature. I'm not sure if it's going to keep me toasty yet in some extremely humid and cold northern hemisphere climate in Shanghai when I travel next month, but I've said farewell to all my real-deal winterwear. This jacket will have to be a good transitional put-on-once-you-get-out-of-the-plane piece.
I am not fond of winter, especially the type that's accompanied by humidity. After spending 10 years in Cape Town, it has indeed untrained my tolerance for cold weather.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Hi there, I present you this one-piece Spring/Summer dress with a one semi-clear picture. I was quite annoyed that it's the best picture I got after deligently deleting hundreds of unqualified blurry ones. The fabric is of some quite fine 100% cotton gingham. I admit it did make my eyes go a bit while sewing, and I did get the feeling that it would do the same to a camera. I was, quite right.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Is there a list for the world's top unrealistic goal planners? If there was such a thing, my name would be there. No fail. This weekend, I pulled out a bunch of sheet music books purchased years ago and challenged C that if she cracks any Disney song of her choice, I would go for Jon Schmidt's All of Me. It's a joke for both of us, really, but who cares, if there's some slight motivation for either of us, it's a win.