• craft,  family,  family activities,  firsts,  friends,  fun activity,  parent child activity,  simple art & craft

    Let’s play with… Chalk!

    I used to love playing with chalk when I was a kid. There was always some kind of chalk lying around the house back then. My mum used to sew all sorts of stuff. Clothes for my sisters when they were kids, mend her clothes, mend my clothes, make flags, etc. In her sewing kit you will always find triangular chalk meant for marking fabrics. I also made sure I had a nice supply of the white chalk my primary school teachers love to throw at us. I bought the chalks lah, not collected them from being thrown at lah. I was a good girl you know? Naturally, these all…

  • craft,  wordless wednesday

    Wordless Wednesday: Label of love

    I was out delivering tickets to my winners from The Megabugs Return! Exhibition last week and stumbled upon this work of art. What a nice surprise! It reminded me of a Hong Kong movie I had watched on the telly a few days prior. Thank you Starhub for the free channels during the long National Day holiday weekend!! We don’t subscribe to the Chinese channels so being able to watch mandarin movies (even the really corny B grade ones) was a treat for me. The movie was called《单身男女 》Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. in a nutshell, the movie involved lots of post-it label messages and miming across office buildings between…

  • craft,  Creativity 521,  family activities,  Let's make...

    Let’s make… DIY Yakult Cars

    Last year, Pamela from Tan Family Chronicle shared on her blog how she made this very easy DIY car she fashioned out of empty Yakult bottles and plastic bottle caps. Eh I tell you ah, she is really very precise with the details man! You need to see how she made hers then you will know what I mean. I thought the cars looked really cute and easy to make but I always forget to save my Vitagen bottles. We were at Pamela’s place recently for a play date and she showed us the cars she made. Eh, very cute leh! Fast too! Xan was immediately hooked! Pamela said she…

  • craft,  mothers,  parent child activity,  recycled art,  son

    Happy Mother’s Day

    Xan’s school organized a simple Mother’s Day celebration in school on Friday. He kept talking about the card he had made for me with the teachers in school for days. “Mummy I made a heart-shaped card on a stick for you!”, then goes on excitedly to describe it as best as he could. Although I was excited to see the card he had made for me, I was dreading the interaction I have to have with the other mothers. In fact *whispers* I can’t stand a few of them. 😛 Growing up, I’ve always had more guy friends than girl friends. Sure I played masak masak, dressed up my 1…