Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jumping on the bandwagon

So I did that and now, I'm currently hooked on the Rainbow Loom (no pun intended!)


I know, I know... it's a little late since this has been around since last year and I actually saw this at the mall last December and ignored it. Now, it's popularity is gaining traction and it's hitting Manila like a heat wave in summer. 

It has rekindled my interest in jewelry-making.



If you are into this thing, you'd recognize the pattern and yes, I'm a big fan of double braids. They look so feminine with the proper color combination.

My daughter is 4 years old now and with some assistance, she is able to make a simple fish tail. However, she lacks the patience to finish a whole bracelet... thank goodness. She's a little too fond of neons and I don't think I can rock a neon pink bracelet at the office. She did insist I use the short fishtail she finished so we turned it into a charm and is now dangling happily from my wallet.


Anyway, this is my way of saying "I'm still alive!!" and that the corporate world has not eaten me alive just yet. I miss crafting and I am still crafting only I lack the time to take photos of the things we make at home.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Love from a child's point-of-view

Last February, we had the opportunity to visit my daughter's pre-school. And posted in her nursery classroom's wall...



As part of one of their lessons, the kids in my daughter's class, aged 3-4 years old, were asked about their concept of love... what do they think it means, who do they love, how do you show someone you love them. Amidst all the other kids usual answers of hugs and kisses and mommy and daddy, Andrea's answer stood out... 

"Pasyal sa SM" ("A trip to the mall.")

Yep, that's my daughter. Apparently, we take too many trips to the mall for the activity to invoke love in her little heart. Nothing beats simple pleasures :)

To everyone out there celebrating the special bond of love between mother and child... HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

NOTE: This post is written as part of Brilliant Earth's "Love and Appreciation: Bright Like a Diamond Campaign.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends

Hello, my name is Janelle and I'm addicted to flocked toys.

They are so cute and soft, I can't help myself.

Here is another line I started collecting accidentally.


There are around 30 characters to collect, I think. Plus a few houses. I only have 21 characters so far, a couple of the accessory sets, no structures/houses. And I say I collected them accidentally because I didn't really want to collect them... only they went on sale at a local mall (averaging approximately $2.20 per character) so I bought everything they have available. 

I want to get this house:

Photo source.

And this house too:

Photo source.

The second one, when closed, looks like a cute lamp. It's battery-operated and lights up. Even on sale, both houses are still a little expensive for me though, so I'm hoping to find ones that are used but still in good condition.