Monday, July 19, 2010

a weekend of parties w {fluffandstuff}, handmadekl & girls...

had a great weekend, which began with a {fluffandstuff} toy story 3 party on saturday morning. will be posting the pics up as soon as we get them together, but here's a sneak peek for now...


the boys are back in town!
our gift was a framed poster of the three birthday boys with their toy story friends ;)

on sunday, ilaika & i attended the handmadeKL craft party which i mentioned here. kudos to murni for the amazing effort to get us all together and for putting in so much thought to the lil things that made so much difference...


 this was our little corner. darling murni placed us at a comfy table, with enough space for us (ie ilaika) to make a mess and not bother anyone else ;) murni also took the trouble to print out everyone's names and personally chose images that she thought we might want to use. above were my "equipment" - mini curved scissors and a brush which were both provided by murni. ilaika was well-prepared...


 ...and brought her own tools...!


 my wondermilk cupcake which ilaika gladly devoured! 
murni made the toppers for everyone too.


 this was the end result - our lovely tea light decoupage!

ilaika & i had such a great morning getting crafty together ;) too bad we had to rush off before everyone else as i had a waffles & pancake date at 1pm. from what i understand, the craft party went on for another hour or so with games and a treasure hunt too! oh well, hopefully, we'll get to stay longer at the next craft party.

after such a busy morning with ilaika, i was so ready to drop her off at home and meet up with the girls, which is exactly what i did ;) 

i was off to the pink sage to have my waffles...


...and then to damansara heights for what turned out to be a lovely sunday afternoon vino party with three girlfriends and two bottles of prosecco...

at home later that nite, i lit the vanilla scented tea light and showed ilaika what it was for. here's how it looked...


it was a great weekend indeed!

Friday, July 16, 2010

kinder soaps, anyone...?

i had a lil bit of trouble with my skin for a few months until quite recently. it wasn't exactly chronic eczema but it was most annoying to have zits popping up one by one...and my tolerance for breakouts reminiscent of my teen years was just wearing thin (at least back then, i could rely on trusty old mr roaccutane but alas, my dermatologist forced me to end that relationship the day i got engaged).

i tried all sorts of zit-zapping ointments but none seemed to really work. i'm not exactly sure why my skin starting acting up the way it could have been due to numerous factors - lack of sleep, stress, that time of month (or it's effect on my skin lasting way longer than the actual time of month itself!)...could have been all of the above, really. whatever it was, i needed a solution and i needed it pronto.

by a stroke of luck, i'd recently befriended michelle, also known as @salameander of the kinder soap company via twitter. intrigued by her soap-making, i decided to order some soaps from her. 

honestly, my original intention was to find a rich and moisturising soap for use in the shower but when i visited her site, i was really surprised to find that she actually recommends certain soaps for not just the body but also for the face and hair. for someone who has been very particular with facial products, i was surprisingly sold!

so i ordered whatever she had in stock (she'd just been blessed with a darling baby boy so her stock was running pretty low) - dark chocolate soap, clarity soap and spiced coffee soap. here's a lil promise to be delivered with usage of each soap, as found on michelle's site....

don't they sound wonderful?! having placed my order, i excitedly waited for the package to arrive. in fact, i wasn't home when it did and i actually drove to the post office after work to collect it!  both the wait and the drive was absolutely worth it!

i can't quite explain the mixture of scents that touched my senses as i unwrapped the package but it was really pleasant and calming...and ummm clean! michelle not only gave me her own homemade rescue salve to soothe ilaika's mozzie bites, but she also threw in a lovely wooden soap dish and a surprise bar of summer fizz, a blend of sweet orange, rosemary and peppermint essential oils that serve to beat back depression and encourage mental clarity.

the soaps were so pretty that i just had to snap a pic of the first bar i unwrapped. here's introducing clarity soap...


can you guess what i did next? heheh i jumped into the shower, of course!

though i was still a little apprehensive at the thought of using the soaps for my face, i thought - what the hell, it can't get any worse. well, it's been exactly a week now that i've religiously used clarity in place of my usual facial wash and oh boy, it's done wonders! i have not had a single zit on my face for a week...absolutely zilch! isn't that amazing? it could still be too early to tell  for sure but for now, i'm definitely a happy bunny ;)


according to michelle, these pretty black swirls are charcoal, "activated carbon, to be more precise and ironically it gets your skin unbelievably cleansed from impurities"...and cleanse it certainly did. i've never felt my skin feel so squeaky clean! i am so very glad i ordered them. 

thank you, michelle...yours is truly a kinder soap company ;)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

introducing...{fluffandstuff} studio...

as you may have read here, we kicked off {fluffandstuff} a while back. i've finally gotten around to setting up a separate blog to share with you our {fluffandstuff} updates. yay! 

here's introducing...our very own {fluffandstuff} studio...

for now, it has more pics than text but i figured that'll be nice as it's a  (blog) studio to showcase our work. of course, we'll be dressing it up as we go along but in the meantime, do pop by and have a always, feel free to comment and share your thoughts with us....

Monday, July 12, 2010

handmadeKL, anyone...?

i have a really really busy week ahead of working on my first corporate order for bollipops (yay me!) and fluff & stuff is putting together party packs for a toy story party for three lil brothers.

so i do hope you wouldn't mind me redirecting you to another me, if you love handmade stuff and fiddling about with arty crafty fluff, you'll absolutely love handmadeKL...

it is "home to KL's very first craft party organised by Mimpi Murni. this is where you'll find all the info regarding the upcoming craft party & future craft related events."

don't get toooo excited though as it's still in its very early days so the blog content is still somewhat limited (if you go there & you're still craving for more, go to the Mimpi Murni site instead) could however, look forward to the very first craft party and then get all excited cos it'll be held this sunday...

and decoupage is the first on the list for handmadeKL's craft project...

did you just go...decou-what? hehe...are you intrigued yet? 

well, seats are limited and the lovely murni of Mimpi Murni, says there are only 5 precious places left so scoot over to handmadeKL asap and start getting crafty!

pssst - it's only rm30, materials are provided and you get one free drink AND a free cupcake! yours truly has already booked a seat ;) see you there!
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