Abigail’s mini Christmas tree

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Truth is, this mama is a kid all over again when it comes to Christmas. My favourite time of the year, it is! Now that Abigail is 1.5 year old, I think it’s just right to introduce Abigail to Christmas: both the festivity and the real meaning of Christ was born. We started early this year and decorating her Christmas tree was the first thing we did. We bought that Christmas tree 2 years ago when I was still pregnant with Abigail and because it’s about her size we decided to turn it to Abigail’s Christmas tree so she can decorate and play with it. Well she didn’t quite get the idea just yet but she was happy over the moon (and very very curious) when I unpacked our Christmas supplies we had from last years. She loved playing with the ornaments and tried really hard to hang them on to the Christmas tree, though often ended up in giving them to me and just let me hang them. Husband couldn’t join us this time because he’s currently working in remote area but next week he’ll be home and we can’t wait to have him around and have fun together in this Christmas time. I’m thinking of having a family Christmas tradition of our own, something that we’ll keep doing every Christmas. I can’t wait to share what we do later. Right now, I’m working on some personal  DIY projects for Christmas decor around our house and I really need some extra power to really finish them in between my mama chores.

So, let’s get ready for Christmas!

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My kind of books

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Back in those days when I wasn’t a mama yet, I really loved reading books (as in novels). And ever since I’m a mama, I’ve tried to read a few books but I just never really finished them. Well, probably it’s just me who show more commitment to reading. I still love reading, though (as in blogs, news, magazines, articles online besides children’s books). However, these days, I prefer books or any materials that can boost creativity (I’m talking about creative ideas with pretty colours, tutorials, tips and trick) as they are much more exciting, more applicable and less time-consuming. And I’ve found that they are quite a mind-therapy to me. Well, at least for now. So yes, books above are now hanging on my wish list. I’ll probably add them as my next year’s book buys. I’m still hoping to get back to reading real books but in the meantime those books above will do enough.

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Inspiration: Pegboard

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We’re actually thinking to revamp our home office one of these days. It’s now a little bit messy around our home office (or we usually call it “studio”) with clutters of things (mostly my craft supplies). And after scrolling and browsing through Pinterest, we finally decided to add pegboard in our studio to store our craft supplies. This pegboard thingy is actually such a brilliant idea because we can store and display itsy bitsy of stuff. Those supplies can serve as nice decors too, when they are put together nicely. Above are some inspirations I gathered on my Pinterest. It’s gonna be a bit tricky and requires quite some DIY skills of my husband’s. We’re excited and really cannot wait to see the make over result. Wish us luck!

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A bunch of new patterns at Linoluna

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Linoluna just launched a bunch of new series of cushion covers a while ago and last weekend we had a fun photoshoot of these new collections in our house. We hired our friend which is also a photographer, Bima, for this session so all of those photos were taken by him. Also, we have a pattern designer, Citra, who designed all those pretty cushion covers. Well, the herringbone series are actually designed by my husband. This business just gets more exciting and challenging at the same time. We are grateful for everything and hopefully won’t stop learning and exploring. You may take a peek at Linoluna webstore, some of them are already available online or you can also browse other stuff that might interest you :)

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My #crochettuesday

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When I say crochet is addictive, I really mean it. I haven’t got bored and haven’t stopped since I started 2 months ago. I even encourage myself to create new things and learn new patterns every week that will be posted on my instagram under the hashtag #crochettuesday. I’m also doing this to get more productive in between my free time. Pictures above are some of what I’ve made that I also had on instagram.

Husband is now assigned to work as a field engineer that requires him to work away from home for two weeks (but two-week-full of holiday afterwards, yay!) and I feel that crocheting is the best cure to my loneliness at night when Abigail is sleeping.

Anyway, for those who wonder, there are quite a lot of free crochet patterns online. My favourites are Red Heart and Garn Studio. I also love to browse and purchase patterns from Etsy but sometimes I just improvise. I feel that as a stay at home mother, it is actually important to add creativity to our mundane daily routines. And it just feels good when this brain just keeps on generating ideas.

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