Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

THE BIG DAY

2nd December 2008














1.00 am – Contraction getting intense. Gather bags and kids. Made phone calls to relatives and text my mom at Mecca. Leave kids at granny’s house.


2.15 am - Arrive at labour ward. Bla bla bla. Fetal distress. Emergency c-sect….


4.15 am – My baby was born.


6.30 am – I can move my hand. Text the good news to the world.


Still in pain after 9 days. No more c-sect pls.



What I did few days before the BIG DAY.

|| Open a Go Green stall. More of clearance sale for Envirosax because they’d revised the price and I will (actually HAVE TO) start selling it at the new price NEXT WEEK.














RM26 > RM30 (mikado, monochrome and flora single)

RM28 > RM32.50 (kids’ single)

RM110 > RM120 (set)


|| Took 3 days leave to spend time with my mom + dad + brother + nephew who are going to perform their Hajj.


|| Went for my therapy @ Sox World. Bought
(LOTSA) socks for my confinement period and for those who are going on Hajj. It is cold there. Also bought Sox for my in-laws last time. They also are going to Mecca.














|| Help my brother to resolve the tricky “baby-wearing” method to use in Mecca. It is hard tho because the big baby is wearing ihram and couldnt spread his legs... *but... the bright side is.. my nephew is skinny*



















|| At the same time….well, someone interested to tryout my baby sling
, just to get the “baby wearing” feeling (my cousin NA carrying her sister JAJA).













|| Send my family member to Kelana Jaya at 4am. *Sleepy Nazreen* haha

Saturday, November 22, 2008

zoo again and again and again...

My hubby was kind enough to frame my ZOO drawing because my dear kids really love it. They learn a lot from that esp the meow-ing and roar-ing parts. Were looking for a thick white frame with a white board, but to no avail. So we just settled for the brown frame with a beige board. It actually looks good since the frame matches the road.

We hang it for a while at the living room so the kids could look at it everyday (wah, sudah syok sendiri ni). After my maternity leave, I will definitely bring it to my office.

The nyonya at the frame shop told me, "Wah... talented kid u got meh... U shud bring her to drawing competition anywhere lor..".. Ow, thank you, thank you. Now I am confused.

complicated life (dramatic, no?)

I am in the midst of completing a shades of green crochet blanket for my baby (I dont mention which baby, so, it would be fine if I complete it in another 2-3 years time, no?).











Am also trying to crochet a simple bootie (in case HE IS A BABY BOY). But…. There’s a problem tho. I couldn’t manage to crochet SIMILAR bootie for BOTH SIDE. One is perfect while the other will be *shorter*, if not *smaller* or senget or suddenly become square or totally ends up with different design (like, one without a button and another one suddenly got button *%&$&!!). **Lotsa trial and errors involved here**.














I don’t know why this time, SIMPLE thing seems VERY COMPLICATED. I had crocheted many other things before. No mistake in the calculation. Why…o…why…

Saturday, November 1, 2008

ZOO.. again

There are some ppl interested to know DETAILS on my winning entry from drawing competition last week. Here are the explanation (boy, I hope everything else is easily recognisable) ;

Monday, October 27, 2008

sneak preview - designer's bean bag

Designer's bean bag for kids. Fits newborn to 5 years old. It will be available on my online store next year since the custom-made production will commences next month. Here's the sneak preview of the bean bag and my kid relax2 on it while watching TV. Very convenience. Comfortable. (Yes, only that size. That pattern/shape. But, different DARK colours available).

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Drawing Competition : ZOO

We had a drawing competition last Saturday (251008). There were six of us, - my eldest sister NO, my brother MI, me, my nephew HAZIQ, my niece SARAH and my son NABIL. My dad was the judge for this competition, carrying the theme ZOO. My mom was only a supporter. These are the entries (some of them are VERY ABSTRACT) and the last one is *ehem* the winning entry :o) - (it was actually disqualified because I finished it one hour after everybody completed theirs) - but win anyway...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

enviro-pron / enviro-bib

My kids / nephew really insist to have their own Envirosax but they are too short for the bag. So, here it is... Sometimes it acts like an apron... and sometimes as a bib during meal time...

**green (baamaapaa) and black (mono fleurs) Envirosaxes in action.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

50th post

1. My online store is currently under maintenance. For a month.

2. Swimming secara beriya when u are so pregnant, not a good idea.

3. Play golf when u are so pregnant, also not a good idea (**dont comment).

4. Go for babymoon, is a good idea.

5. Thanks Yan, Azrul, Dayang, Ida for your envirosax orders! Go green!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Go GREEN is the NEW pink

Introducing ENVIROSAX... yeah... mye already have it :o)

I recycle, I do composting, I refuse to use plastic bag, I think before I buy, because I strongly FEEL I need to do my bit for the environment everyday. So, for today till next week, I will try to get as many people to buy the ENVIROSAX (just SMS me) because I'll be attending a course in Port Dickson, Malaysia and I can't do much for the environment when I stucked in the lecture hall for days...

I have not upload this in my online store. yet. Next week maybe. There are actually more, but ... mm... just make do for the time being. Need to prepare some gift sets now (Thanks Shahid for the order)..

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

KEYCHAIN!!

First of all, thanks Sej.
She emailed me 4 pics of Royal Selangor keychain (cum charm cum neck piece) and asked me to choose ONE design - it costs her a fortune, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR IT. She is into pewter very much and she said leather was so yesterday... iya ke? sob...sob...

So, here they are... I choose the first one with my full name engraved :o) For my office keys.

I need another two ideas. Remember I need three? (view : keychain. IDEA PLEASE)

Friday, October 10, 2008

keychain. IDEA PLEASE.

I was keychain-less since 2000. I have trouble searching for the most suitable key chain design that reflects ME. Last time, i have those cuddly little stuffs (stuffed green dinosaur and a green mouse), but I dont think it is relevant now. Am a mom and a diplomatic officer. Stuffed dinosaur/mouse??? Hanging from my handbag?? Nah...

Then, i came across my old whale pewter key chain with a dashed of green *thing* (dont ask, really didnt know the material). Last time it was a hit. That too, i throw away. Come on... whale??

Then come key chains from all over the world with the word like "Birmingham" or "Dubai" or "Victoria Stat***" or "Korea" or "Fremantle" and many more... Well, I dont promote places/products for free, so, take those out too.

I dont know... Why we need key chain anyway? (dont answer). Where is the most suitable place to hang the key chain (key-la *duh*)... I have a very brutal fren who settle for tokitoki... and a Datin in my office have these big funky furry thingy as a keychain... Ironic.

Tolong bagi idea. I need three for my car/house/office keys. *Since I am into leather right now, I really think leather keychain will suit me the most... Ideas?? What type of design is IN nowadays?*. Or you could just buy a key chain for me. I'll use it.

Yours truly,
keychainless lady since 2000

Monday, October 6, 2008

of the journey

seeing the kids having fun in the car makes my exhaustion fades away... The last raya with two kids. Next year, there will be another baby seat in the middle (iya, MUAT, we've tried). Another *stressful* raya story to tell. haha... Nah, it was fun. Really. Thanks to my patience hubby. We went back to KL on the 3rd raya. We stopped by at Pulau Gadong, Malacca for the Meet Uncle Cepoi session. We have a safe journey home.

of relax second raya

We were exhausted (actually I WAS). We decided not to join the crowd to JB. From Kluang, we went to Batu Pahat for Nazreen's first bowling trip and trip up-and-down escalator for 8 times. It was a stressful day for Nabil, tho :o) He was frustrated with the longkang and keep asking why the ball likes to go in the longkang. But, he got strike once and couple of spares. Then, we move up for another night in Muar *tiring*

*i am 7++ months pregnant for God's sake!**

of first raya

This year we celebrate raya at my hubby's granny house @ Muar.

Hard to get a GOOD family portrait with two kids who prefer running around rather than wait for the cameraman to count... ONE ... TWO... THREE... Well, we tried. but to no avail :o) We went to MANY places last time (about 20+ houses in a day) but this year, the kids were pretty exhausted after 2 houses (and mommy wants some rest too), so we stayed back at Tok's house while others continue with their full-of-sugar journey.
Then, we went to Batu Pahat... and overnight @ Kluang. *tiring* - well, the cloth organizer seems to be a VERY GOOD idea at this point of time.

(Notice the small one changed 4 times???
) - it was actually 5 times. I missed the last one.

of raya prep

We got raya bottles for the kids (yes, accessories also have to be brand new... and BPA-free), now each have more than 10 bottles :o) We also did not bring any BALIK KAMPUNG BAG to kampung. One cloth organizer for kids and another one for mommy and daddy. Easier to dig in as to compare with bags. We left the organizers in the car and only took out neccessary stuff of the day (in the envirosax) because there are more than 100 peoples overnight in the house. We might lost our stuff (or kids) in that big crowd. .... And... let's not forget, long trip will not be completed without our platypus rehydration pack...

Monday, September 29, 2008

BOY

After I successfully delivered all PINK gifts (view : PINK season), I started to receive orders for baby boys... so, the BLUE season is finally arrived. Here are what I just delivered today and we have a list for delivery after raya. All for baby boy :o) so, it is true, there is a season, huh?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

baazar 02

view : baazar
We managed to pull it off. My ever-so-lovely hubby agreed to manage our stall that day and the organizer was kind enough to give us another lot *for free*. I was there for less than an hour so I didnt have much to tell. But, my hubby said many of them complaining on how hard it is to get an affordable baby / maternity wear nowadays AND THEY REALLY HAPPY with our offer. We only took home less than half of what we brought there and our online store received an incredible hit afterwards :o) Talk about instinct. Kudos to KapasWear!

PINK season

Recently, we received many orders for baby girl gift sets... Man, I didnt expect this time of the year is blooming with "pink" bundle of joy. Most of them requested for PINK, so, I left with no other choice but to play around with pink and co.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

classic

2006 : Papa and Nabil bonding moment

DRIPSTIK 101

These are the benefits of using Dripstik..
(i) I don't have to stay there and hold the ice cream for the lil guy

(ii) He can learn how to feed himself and hold the dripstik properly

(iii) He can put (or leave) the ice cream anywhere he wants and take his own sweet time to finish it

(iv) No puddle in the house - I only have to clean his face.


** but it only happens like... once in two months.. (??).. I dont like the idea giving sweet stuff to my kids, but somehow, dont forget - there are atuks.. and nenny who really like to see their cucu happy with ice cream once in a while...

bazaar

There'll be a one-day bazaar for Raya on the coming 25th at my office. I took a leave that day for my ante-natal check up... then only I knew about the bazaar. I received an email offering a stall for a RM20 rental fee (9am - 4pm).. mmm... since many people will jual kuih (typical bazaar thing) or tudung2, I was thinking of finding someone to sell our baby wear on that day. But who..?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

my heroes

What? Seriously? MEternity??? Aiyoo... Really look fake la. Plus the logo below. Was thinking of erasing it, but, not worth it la... wasting time.

**My favourite photo of my heroes



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Crochet Cell Pouch

My kids really loveeeeeeee to play with my cell : they slide it endlessly until it kinda loose : they dialled any number they want and they like to throw it here and there... So, I have to spend a fortune to repair it last week. Am too attached to my cell and I refuse to buy a replacement for it.

So, i made this crochet cell pouch (am using a 50g thread to give extra cushion) in about 30 minutes flat during lunch hour (yes, I have a ball of yarn under my table) and guess what... it solved all problems!! They can't slide my cell anymore because it is hard to get the cell out of it : they cant punch any button they like anymore because i only left the screen open.. and they can throw it here and there (but not too much) because it was cushioned :o)


Tot of doing it in different colours to suit my attire everyday. Cool eh? Kids can actually strike our creativity in a very irregular way.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

THANKS NOORLIN

Thanks for your order. I owe an apology to my beloved fren [NOORLIN from NEGERI SEMBILAN] for the delay. Anyway, she received the baby gift set yesterday and really likes it. This is my first time using black and guess what, black rocks! Mmmm... more black after this...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ap.pap.pap

Announcing the arrival of ap.pap.pap....
Here :
http://nabell.ecrater.com
Still updating.

[and some products are still on the way to Malaysia]

Friday, August 29, 2008

heavy downpour

It has been a very tiring week. I have to juggle between works, family and err… exams. I could manage to answer those papers although the first question sounds like this : “List down the details of United Nations Nuclear Weapons Convention”…. Easy, huh? The study period is the most torturing part. One day, during a very heavy downpour, I asked my husband to take care of the kids for one hour or two because I need to study. This is what happened (actually I was on my way to get something to eat downstairs)… All of them were caught red-handed. Especially the GURU. (and... ok... I joined them afterwards)...


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

new one

due to a high number of vote for me to buy the new one... well... OKAY, I'd bought the new digital camera yesterday. cute silver-blue camera. Thank you for voters out there. You guys really helped me this time (since I am the one who vote for RM300 REPAIR).

I will update my e.commerce website in September. And I will introduced some new irresistible products for newborns... esp baby girl :o) Since I can feel I am carrying another baby boy, I tailored my product to also suit baby boy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

crochet

I love to crochet and knit. I've started crochet project ( : purple and maroon baby blankets - two of them) since I was pregnant with my first baby. But, it was not completed. I will continue the project next month. I also have a list for crochet projects after that. Gonna do it with my mom. She made me a lot of crochet clothes when I was a baby. And she still keep it for my baby. See how strong it is? One day, she asked me to search for some crochet patterns for our project. But, as usual, surfing work got diverted by links provided... and these are what I found..
Brothers, please don't do this to yourself..



















Moms, don't do this to your child (the green one is cute, but, naaahhh)..