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when you are ‘addicted’ into crafts making, you will know how much time you spend on them. Knitting/Crocheting is quite time consuming, and it also draw lots of energy and training on your arm/fingers muscles too…. I had this problem in the past few months. I was pushing myself to finish a hat for my friend who was having chemo. And then after I finished it, my arms, shoulders and fingers did hurt a lot. It’s crazy. I really had to put them needles down and rest for a period of time until I have courage to to pick up the needles again.
What a pity.
BUt, knitting is a hobby, why push myself to the dead end?
That’s why I switched my ‘hobby’ to origami (paper folding), it’s also time consuming (oh well… depends what model you are making…) and buying decent paper is quite expensive too. It’s all about choices, we can always use whatever we have on hand with a good budget. 🙂 I love origami because it will train my ‘patience’ to work on one thing at a time. (I seldom fold few things at a time, unlike knitting, I have lots of WIPs!!!) And Origami is challenging, you may not able to finish it because it can be really difficult and get stuck in the middle of the instructions. It’s really a headache when you get stuck and ask no one for help…….
I did find a origami community, but this is not as decent as Ravelry (for sure!!) , it’s so much harder to search for what you want to see ….
Other than origami, another hobby that I love is Photography. I am not an expert in this area, but I certainly love to capture beautiful things.
Here are some of them:
Keep my long story short, I just had my gall bladder removal surgery on 4th of May, and it ran really well, the pain only last for a week, and now it’s almost 99% recovered. Thanks God!!
And we (erika and I) will go back to HONG KONG to meet up my husband again. WE will go back there for good (for sure) and Erika will start her ‘tough’ education over there. Poor girl, she will know how much the school here if compare with the ones in Hong Kong. She may really find that the teachers are all monsters @ schools. 😛 hahaha.. Just kidding.
We will have a garage sale next Sat to sell off her toys and stuffs.
I may have some more knitting books/magazines/yarn for selling too.
Email me if you want to know more about this garage sale.
welcome the Spring!
we started the Spring with chalk drawing today!!
I found that filling up the whole block looks really good….
and Erika did help out on coloring and drawing too. 🙂
I really love the way she signed her name , now, she is very good in writing word with appropriate way (using uppercase and lower case format) … Thanks the teachers at school teaching her this… 🙂
I painted this “HOPE”….
And then I painted this “JOY” , really love to color the whole block, looks like a little painting on the ground.
Then, we drew the buildings together, so much fun and colorful! 🙂
I was trying to capture all 3 blocks of paintings that I did , however, the sun was really too bright that I could hardly capture them all. May be tomorrow in the morning, I can take a better picture of that….
Please..no rain, don’t wash them away….
I love Sequins, and so does Erika.
So, I bought some cheap sequins from the dollar shops, as well as some foam hearts and eggs.
Then, went to walmart to get some fine pins (27mm long) for decorating the foams.
We firstly tried to decorate a heart, it’s not easy at all, because the pins will easily pass through another side which will hurt our fingers and hands. So, I taught Erika to be very careful the ‘angle’ she chose to pin the sequin on the foam. She is only 4.5 years old, but I am quite amazed that she got my idea and instructions. And she did do a very good job on it.
WE spent a long time to make ONE single piece of heart. Because we tried to decorate the whole foam with sequins
Our next project will be decorate the eggs. I painted them with some pearl colors for the base , and then decorate with sequins, or ribbons for the eggs. This way, we don’t need to pin the whole egg with sequins because we already have the colored base.
I am sure that Erika will love this crafts a lot, as she really loves sequins. She loves sparkling stuffs a lot. 😀
I am so glad that I finally finished the Entrelac scarf, I thought I would need few months to finish it.
It takes a bit long to finish because of the fine yarn, but, because it’s so fine, it looks very gorgeous with the entrelac pattern, it’s so delicate!
It looks really good on Erika’s neck too. I just love the colorway, it’s so vivid the colors, and rainbow colors always matches the kids so well. 🙂
I do believe that ERika loves it a lot as she always wants to wear it when going out.
I am now knitting another hooded vest for Erika,I am using Sirdar Recycle cotton yarn. The color is pale pink, I love it so much that I just couldn’t resist to buy it in Mary’s Yarn store.
The body of the vest is already done, and now working on the hood.
I think I should be able to finish it off in the next two days, then I will knit a hat for my friend who is going to do the chemo.
I feel so sorry for her , but I pray for her that she will get well very soon. (And hope that she won’t suffer too much from the chemo.)
God bless all of you!
Erika was born in Toronto, so, Hong Kong is not her home town, and I treated her as a tourist in our last Hong Kong trip.
we took her to some malls, and whenever she saw anything interesting ,she would ask us to take a picture for her. 🙂
like this one: she loves this chair :
then, we took her to the Ocean Park (something like Sea world), she loves this park as she saw the cute Panda and watched the sea world show. At the same time, she enjoyed the rides there too.
(inside the Ferris Wheel )
(She loves this panda!!)
The day before we left from Hong Kong to Toronto, I took her to the Peak, where we took the Tram up to the Peak, it’s very steep the slope that we almost screamed out.. 🙂 It’s fun!