Saturday, June 19, 2010

Life Changing...

Meet Baby Dyanna (as in the princess) with daddy.
Born on the 12th June 2010, 3.35kg (about 7lbs), 55cm (22.5").
Normal Delivery.
13 minutes of pushing before she popped out!
All creative endeavours are currently on hold until further notice...
Mommy is currently recuperating.
(I never expected post birth was going to be like this physically, ack!).

My little angel :-)
Mommy love you very much!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Paper Anniversary

Today is our wedding anniversary! First anniversary. Paper. I think I got that right. Paper is so appropriate for us in so many ways. Our love for books. Graphics. Novels. Recycled. What he does - writer, what I do - creative visual artist... Maybe I should do projects based on the theme every year. I wonder what I'll be doing when I hit the metals like silver or gold, probably a sculpture. Ooh, imagine diamonds, what would I do then? It's a thought...

When we were dating a couple of years back, I kept all his phone text messages and one day typed them all out alternating with my text to him. I gave him the printed out copy and the file got lost as my machine crashed and didn't have time to make a back up file. To this day, he walks around with the print in a protective folder in his work bag.

Love you sweetie xoxoxo

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wedding Guest Book: Concertina Turquoise & White

This is part 2, the guest books, part 1 was the buku hantaran. Now I'm going to refer the guy who's wedding this was for as Gorilla Guy because the very first time I met him, he was wearing a gorilla mask and that stuck with me, first impression, hehehe...

The one who contacted me to arrange all this for him was Gorilla Guy's sister, and she wanted the buku hantaran (engagement folder) as well as guest books in the colour theme of turquoise, white and silver. I managed to do that with the folder, found lovely silver plated leaves but I wasn't able to get them for these books unfortunately but I have managed to keep to the same elements.

>When the sister came to pick them up, she brought along Gorilla Guy's fiancee and explained to her this was the reason why she got the corsages to have blue feathers as part of the arrangement to tie everything into their theme. I didn't realise me using feathers would have an impact into their wedding, cool...

Because of Gorilla Guy's heritage, they will have lots of chinese relatives coming to the malay wedding, and Gorilla Guy's sister said she wanted a chinese style guest book but unfortunately chinese guest books are always red (to denote luck) and it totally doesn't go with the theme colour at all.

So I made a concertina style book, that way it could be stored neatly and folded up, and when stretched it spans over 6 and a half feet long. Easy access for guests to sign their wishes without having to queue much.

On top of that, they are expecting a lot of guests and Gorilla Guy sister asked for three books!

Initially I thought it'll be great to make a slip case to store the books together, but because of the three dimensions of the flowers the gaps between each book when stacked didn't look right, and had to think up of another idea and I thought of why not a slip cover? It'll protect the books and it'll look pretty won't it?

Had a bit of drama with that aspect, we don't need to go into details, I'm just grateful it's done.

Three wedding guest books, in individual organza slip cases with pretty fun ribbons with roses at the ends, don't they look like dragonflies somehow when tied...

More images can be found here.

I'm so glad Gorilla Guy's sister likes them as she is the client, and I'm pretty glad how they turned out as well, considering I was experimenting with this, and so now I know what do to with my next guest books that are for a July wedding!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Plaster 101

The significant other and I had an interesting time last night, we made a belly cast... Well, he did most of the work, I just stood there as it was applied on to me.

It took longer than I expected.

He had to be all crafty and learn how to use the plaster gauze there and then.

Lots of water was involved.

We went through 5 rolls which I cut into strips prior.

Cats got very curious to what we were doing.

Didn't realise how heavy it got as we were making the cast with me standing and I had to cradle the breast to hold it up.

Removing from body was easy, popped right off.

So now, the cast is stuffed with newspaper to support it while it fully cures, then I could sand it smooth before painting... only I have to figure out what to paint on it, can't decide...

Thanks to my friend Nadia for gifting me the kit to make it!

I have 9 days until my due date :-D


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