Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fashion Makerspace: Fashion Sewing 101 (FS 101)

I've been planning to learn or re-learn how to use the sewing machine hahahah but I've always thought that the fees are kinda expensive since I am not sure how long this obsession with sewing will last.

I've found Fashion Makerspace when I was actually searching for classes and its not for sewing. Browse through this website and found this class Fashion Sewing 101 and its just SGD 15.00.

Its a 1.5 hours workshop wherein they will teach you the basics of a sewing machine and some basic stitching too and if you're in the morning or afternoon session there's a trip to the textile market.

Let's start my adventure in sewing...

They are located at 10A Trengganu St S(058464) if you follow their map on their website you wouldn't be lost. The place is easy to find, it's just right beside the seafood restaurant.

Walk up to the 2nd floor and you found it.

I was not able to take any inside when I came in, my shy side came out hahahahah.

Anyways I went to my station, there are several but since I am a leftie I did try to find the corner space and lucky for me its right beside the instructor.

This is what was waiting for me on my station.

The lesson is divided into 3 parts.

Part 1: How to operate domestic machines and use the tools necessary for sewing.

The instructor Ms Hailey will go through a bit of theory which I found very interesting she explained each part of the sewing machine and what it is for, this is the part wherein its better if you take down notes, along the way she will also give you tips, if you are like me who tends to forget this, it will come in handy. 

The best tip I got was about the bobbin, the metal is way better than the plastic and it all boils down to practicality of usage.

Part 2: Hands-on stitching practice and sewing tips

In part one Ms Hailey did explain the different parts of the sewing machine and now the hands on part.

She will demonstrate in details how to thread the sewing machine she made it look so easy and it was kinda easy except for one instance that I had with the plastic bobbin hahahahha see she was right metal is better.

Again she will be giving tips on how to do things and it was really good and you could apply it right away.

After threading the sewing machine, it's time practice some stitching.

It was fun hahhaha I was laughing at myself. Ms Hailey did say that patience is needed when doing the curve stitching and I think I left my patience at home :-).

Ms Hailey and her assistant Mary will be going around the table to assist in case you need help.

Part 3: Visit and explore Chinatown textile market

I've never been a Chinatown going person except when I have guests from overseas hahahaha so going for this trip was a treat. Ms Hailey will show you the shops were they themselves buy their sewing materials.

I won't be going into details about what happened and what I learned, you should go and experience it for yourself. The fee is totally worth it, you will be able to learn so much.

And if you do decide to go for this class please come earlier they really start on time.

You might ask so what's next? well I am going for their Fashion Sewing 102 of course.

Till then...

10A Trengganu St
Singapore 058464

11:00 AM to 09:30PM (Mon to Fri)
11:00 AM to 05:00PM (Sat to Sun)


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Free Printables: 5R (5X7) Celebrating Love Table numbers

I was supposed to go to Malaysia today with a group of colleagues for a 1 day Durian trip and guess what??? I was not able to wake up by the time that I did they are already on their way... and my BFF's are hating me right now hahahahhah hopefully they forget all about it by Monday :-)

So since I was already awake I did a bit of work related bored and decided to browse my files and saw this super cute "celebrating love" vector which gave me an idea, too lazy to make an invitation so what's the next best thing? Table numbers!!!!

Here you go... all you need to do is either print them out using your ever reliable printer. Just click the picture and it will bring you to the download page.

I've designed up to 30 tables

Here is a blank one, if you are using any photo editing tools.

Got more than 30 tables? Don't fret here is a PDF file for you.

Or you want them all?? Click HERE
There it goes, hope you like our printables for today. And if you do use it please send us a photo :-)

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

20 Inspiration Quotes from The Adventures of Miss Chuchubells

If you are following me on Instagram or Facebook you guys would know that I've been posting some motivational or inspirational quotes.

It all started with coffee related posts since I love coffee so much that I can't literally function without my morning dose, then it hit me... with all the negativity around us why not put a little positive vibes in the morning into the internet hahahah I know I know there are already a thousand and one positive quotes daily from other websites that bombard your Instagram or Facebook feed, not another one you might say...well my answer will wouldn't hurt you right hahahahha and it's way better than reading some negative article or someone ranting about almost anything under the sun.

And believe it or not it does help me go through the day, reading those quotes that I post will be my mantra... it's not easy practicing what you preach but what is most important is that you give it a try... haiz!! there are some trying times.. I will be so worked up over some issues and I am seconds away in posting some rant on my Facebook and then toink!!! I will see my morning post and it will bring me back to reality.

Well if you might to I do it?? hahahahah I am doing it during my morning commute with the help of Pinterest and my ever trusty app Instamag is available for both Android and IOS.

I've started posting these quotes in March on a daily basis and here are my 20 favorites to share with you guys...

I hope you liked it...and if you do please follow my Facebook page or Instagram account for more daily motivational quotes.

If you have any favorite quotes please share it at the comment section and maybe just maybe I will be able to use it for my daily post.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Batam Trip 2016 ( One Day Batam Tour )

Since school holidays are almost over me and Hubbyness decided to squeeze in a last minute trip. Initially we wanted to go to Bintan but since it's a last minute thing like, a week to book hahaha. We went Lucky Plaza in Orchard road to book our trip after walking around and inquiring at several travel agency we ended.up at Travel Plus Aviation at Lucky Plaza. Ms. Ann assisted us, she suggested that we should consider going to Batam instead, told her that we don't want to stay in the city and that we will prefer to stay in the resort. She have us several suggestions and we ended up booking a 3D2N package with 1 day Batam tour with Indonesian buffet lunch and a 60 min massage, 2N accommodation at Batam View Resort with breakfast total damage was SGD 380.00, which I thought was not bad hahaahahha.

Oh I think I should let you guys know that am writing using the bloggeriod app, I have written a few post using it but I was all short post wanted to try to write on the go Hahaha am actually in the ferry now.

And I am also using my OPPO F1 phone to take pictures.

And since it's the NBA finals, Hubbyness is busy watching the game on his phone.

Decided to start writing and blog on the go.

We are quite excited, been to Batam several times but I didn't join any tour it was always the free and easy type of holiday.

So here it goes...

Woke up around 6am which is kinda late since we had planned to take the train to Habourfront.

Left our place around 7:15 booked a cab through the Grab app, arrived at Habourfront Ferry terminal around 8:00am went straight to Level 3 to find the Majestic Ferry Counter to collect our tickets.

The lady in the counter gave me our 2 way tickets and boarding pass and was instructed to proceed to check in right after since our ferry was supposed to leave at 8:45 am.

And she also gave me two stickers to stick on our t-shirts once we arrive in Batam so that the tour guide would be able to spot us.

After we had cleared the immigration which was super fast we went to the waiting area.

After a few minutes our we boarded the ferry, I was not able to take a picture of the ferry.

Settled in our seats

And away we go... The ride took around 45 mins. Welcome to Sekupang Batam

After clearing the immigration we have to find our tour guide noticed the group of people and decided to check it out

Found him Hashanah

Mr Harry our took guide collected our ferry tickets and tour vouchers, he also collected the payment for terminal fees and taxes SGD 56 for the 2 of us.

After he had settled we boarded the bus.

When everyone had boarded our tour guide Mr Harry started.

He started explaining what are we supposed to do today and the pick up time from the hotel.

His command of English is good he is also quite funny.

Oh when you arrive please get in the bus earlier since me and Hubbyness decided to smole hahahaah we were not able to sit together.

I was seated right behind... The ride was quite bumpy, AC is good.

Our first stop

We walked our way to the Cultural Dance show it was roughly a 5 minutes show, there is no admission fee but you will be encouraged to donate 10,000 rupiah per person which I think is reasonable.

And of course Hubbyness can't resist to take a photo with the 2 performers.

Next stop was the shooting range which is just beside the Cultural Dance thing by

And boys being boys, Hubbyness have to give it a try, since it was not included in the package he paid 150,000 rupiah

Channelling his inner sniper self hahahaaha

Next stop was the temple.

There are 3 mini temples, you are allowed to go inside pray or take pictures just remember to remove your shoes.

Between these mini temples are small gardens

And outside at the parking lot are more Budhas was only mange to take 2 photos

Next is Lunch!!!!!

The spread is quite ok, there was gado gado, rice , noodles, fried chockeb, sweet and sour fish, beef , sauteed veggies,fruits and dessert.

Shopping Time!!!!

I think because we just ate lunch add the drive I was so sleepy during these next stops.

POLO Factory Oultet

Another factory outlet

Next was 1st Factory Outlet, Mr Harry gave us 50,000 rupiah

The shop mostly sells t-shirts

Unfortunately we were not buy anything

Next stop Massage!!!!

The inclusion in our package was for an hour massage. However you could top up several services for an additional fee

Add 30 mins 10 sgd
Aroma therapy 12 sgd
Thai massage 5 sgd

I've opted to go for the Aroma therapy and Hubbyness for the Thai massage.

They gave me this bottle to pass to my masseuse

I've enjoyed my session although Hubbyness didn't.

After our session we were given a hot ginger tea which was nice to end the session.

You will be encouraged to give tips to your masseuse 20,000 rupiah ( 2sgd)

Mr Harry informed us that another bus will take us to our hotel. We quickly cross to Golden Trully Mall to get a data sim card, it costs us 65,000 rupiah (6.50 sgd) for a 3GB plan.

Now off to our Hotel Batam View Resort.

I will write another post for our Batam View Resort Experience.
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