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another centerpiece

the fickle minded in me loves to turn things over and over here at the house, the “put-it -here-move-it-there” in me makes hubby and the kids a little intimidated because everyday they would see me thinking at the couch, they would play in chorus, “oh, wonder, what’s mommy gonna do next with her little thingies?”

like what i did with the center table during the weekends.

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all the same porcelains, i know, i guess, i just so love them all-together. little accent was the yellow wood shavings made from thrift. the lid of the urn was broken by my kid so i had to replace it with those lucky bamboos i had posted it here. see, now, the bamboos have some little shoots, i keep replacing the water almost everyday!

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colors cool me down

a busy weekend, more blustery days, plus an erratic internet connection, and worst of all, an UNANNOUNCED MORNING POWER INTERRUPTION! my, i need colors to warm up my fretful self ^_^

some blue ceramics with blue and yellow wood shavings which i collected from a carpenter's shop

blues and yellows with some dried flowers, a candle and a figurine adorned this side table

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once a blue junk

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found this moon cake tin can from my cousin's storage

though i felt bad, i never tasted the moon cake, i was glad she let me have this, as i have multiple ideas what to do with it...

instead of sleeping in the storage, it's now displayed in my counter top, as storage for this little confectioneries, or it can be a trinket storage...

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DIY: flower arrangement

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got this geometric shape plate at a bargain shop for 30 pesos

i cut out styro i found in the storage

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bought this plastic sunflower bunch for fifty pesos

cut out the stem depending on the height you want for the project

glue it on the styro and add some twigs and greens depending on your planned style

smaller ferns and flowers cost as little as 20 pesos for a bunch, and the moss cost 10 pesos for this project

THE FINISHED PRODUCT...costs no more than 150 pesos ($3)

I DID PLACED MY NEW PROJECT HERE

 

cross stitching i made for mom

Procrastination is taking a toll on me. I found out that  my unfinished cross stitching projects in the storage has found new denizens: termites! yaiks!

My SIL introduced me to cross stitching in 1993. i was hesitant because i’m sewing lots of baby stuffs, then. when our singer sewing machine broke down, i had the chance to do these simple projects…

a very simple project i gave to my mom

my mom's favorite

Jesus' face in silhouette. mom was in awe when i finished this one.

my work stills hangs above mom's altar...

surely, i missed my mom, who appreciates those simple cross stitches…i am missing the hoops and the needles, too.

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Blue Monday: salvaged curtains

it saddened me that i hadn’t had new curtains for the longest time. and,  suddenly, it gladdened my heart when last saturday, when i was rummaging things in the storage, found and idea to re-do some old curtains of my mom.

here’s what i sewed during the weekend…

found  silk fabric from my mom’s old sheets and i transformed them into little blue swags which i paired off with white sheer chiffon to create drama on a false window. then i added also mom’s old room curtain with blue prints and sewed them pleated style.

viola! my DIY curtains with zero dollar spent!

i fancy those made to order modern silk and lacy curtains, but since i have no budget for that, i may have to used up my sewing ability to come up with something that would fancy my pockets. this way, my blue-themed curtains “newly” hangs in my windows…

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