It's 'Me' time

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My poor blog, it's been awhile.

I've been so busy doing things for other people, I've had to put all the things I've wanted to do on the backburner.

I've come to my senses and with my 30th Birthday coming up, it's time to make a change and put 'Me' first.ย Or as they like to say in France* 'I have no more fucks to give'.

*They don't really say this in France...

PS. This is one of my favourite images that I took when I was in Ghent, Belgium, early this year.

StampsByBirdly X VioletLebeaux Stamps

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Along with my shop launch designs, these stamp designs from last year's Public Garden market have been added to the store.

These have been designed by Violet Lebeaux and carved by me, how cute are they! Unfortunately, not all designs are available such as the Christmas stamp but some of the others are and hopefully Violet will design more, I love her designs!

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Serpentine Pavilion 2013

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I was recently in London but missed on seeing this year's Serpentine Pavillion (which I was very disappointed about) but to cheer myself up, I'm posting pictures from last's year, which was by Sou Fujimoto.

I had a really bad cold that day, due to bad weather and the hotel didn't have any hot water that morning, but we sat and had a lovely Fortnum and Mason's breakfast and climbed onto the clear platforms.

Maybe it was the flu but I remembered it being a surreal experience. This structure that looked like a cloud from a distance but had amazing detail when you got close to it, truly unforgettable. There wasn't a single bad angle, everywhere you stood, there was something captivating to look at, especially when people walked through.

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Maker's Block 2014

DSCF6892 After a spot of craft shopping at Chinatown, my friend Ade and I decided to stop by Maker's Block, "a build, craft and design experience" held atย Suntec City. I spotted the event announcement on Instagram and since I've never heard of this previously, I assumed that this was the first time it was being held, and you could definitely see its growing pains.

The booths were a good mix and wereย quite interesting. I loved the book table and the various DIY craft booths. There were lots of events going on as well for all ages and since we had an hour to spare, Ade and I wanted to join the miniature clay workshop. Having spoken to the people running the workshop early on, we headed to the desk she pointed out to us to do sign up, we were then directed to the back of the event hall to sign up instead, which we were quite happy to do. Unfortunately, once we found the table, there was a confusion of sorts as the people there tried to direct us back to the original desk we were at.

In the end, we decided it wasn't worth the trouble and left the event for some tea. It was a little bit disorganised but such a promising event is worth the trip to check out. I hope it comes back next year.

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Bonus! Teatime at Gelare, I haven't had the waffles there in years, this is the churro waffle with strawberry and chocolate caramel ice cream. yum.ย DSCF6899

Singapore Museum

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My last trip to the local museum was when I was in primary school, so late last year, I decided to spend an afternoon at the museum.

It was a lot more modern than I remembered (read: aircon) and the exhibits were much more interesting that I expected. There was a lot of colour, a lot of heritage and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Vintage Charm at Queen St Flower Co.

DSCF6209 I recently discovered WeTeachMe and after browsing for awhile found this gem. I quickly sent the link to Ting and we both signed up. In typical Ting fashion, we were a little bit late for the class but quickly settled in. Our lovely instructor then took us through the basics of picking flowers , stripping the leaves and 2 methods of arranging. It was extremely informative and at only 2 hours long, just enough to be fun and enjoy the lesson.

I should mention, I've since tried to do my own arrangement at home but it definitely requires more practice.

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Brownpaper Collage

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I recently hosted a giveaway on Instagram, I had cleared out my drawers and there were a lot of stuff that hadn't been used so I put them together into kits to giveaway. If you entered my giveaway, thank you and I'm so happy with the response I got, but why let my winners have all the fun.

I got out these brown paper bags (one get these in the supermarket) and decided to create some collages with loose stickers I had in a box. I have to admit, some are better than the others but I reckon they turned out pretty well. I enjoyed myself and I hope the winners of my giveaway will find delight in them too.

If you're curious as to what's in the kit, there's an image at the end of the post with a sample.

Did you enter my giveaway? Are you excited for the arrival of this kit in your mailbox?

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