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I Didn’t Throw It Away

I’m a hoarder. I can’t bear to part with many things. “Goodbye” is the hardest word to say in my opinion…even if it’s just to inanimate objects. Let me tell you about the things that I’ve kept for 20 years or more.

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Anyone remembers owning one of these? I’ve had this recorder since i was in primary 3 (or was it primary 4? My memory’s a bit fuzzy). I’ve always loved music and wanted to learn to play a musical instrument (I’ve since learnt to play the ukulele). Now that I think about it, I wonder why I didn’t just join the school band to learn. Instead I was in the Art & Craft Club and the Choir.q I kept this coz this is the first instrument I own. I still take it out once in a while and play the tune of Do-Re-Mi (one of the few tunes I remember clearly the notes to)… not that I’m fantastic at it. ^^;

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Here’s my first autograph book with words of wisdom written in it from my primary 6 friends (I still have my secondary and JC autograph books as well). I found these cards in this book. I remember typing out the words on my typewriter and drawing the decorations. I gave them away to my friends. I can’t remember what the Sailor Moon card used to hold (a hairband maybe?) but it shows how much I love Japanese manga/anime characters even back then. My autograph books hold memories of the friends I made all those years in school. A few years back, we had a gathering. I brought along this autograph book and everyone had a good time reminiscing about those carefree years.

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I also have these McDonald’s containers. If I remember correctly, they used to have ice creams in them. I don’t know why I don’t have my favourite character: Grimace. There’s no particular reason why I still keep these. Guess they are just cute containers that I can’t bear to part with.

There are many other things that I have kept for 20 years (and counting). But I shan’t show all of them (otherwise this blog post will take you ages to finish reading) to you. The photo below shows the ones that I found while having one of those spring cleaning sprees (Yes…I tend to keep things, store them away, forget I have them, then discover them again when I spring clean).

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Clockwise from top right corner: My primary school song book filled with children’s songs and Singapore national day songs. Two coin boxes. Look at the classic look on the Koko Krunch koala. And I haven’t seen Apple Puffs in ages! Inside those coin boxes are lots of 1-cent coins, a couple of Funworld tokens (I love going to the arcade!), a decapitated LEGO man and his accessories. The sticker albums are a reminder of the hobby i had when I was much younger. Not all of them are complete though. I especially love the poster that came with the Mask sticker album and the fashion closet in the Barbie sticker album (not shown).

Just one last item that is really dear to me coz it was lovingly made by my mom.

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A crochet vest in my favourite colour! I love wearing a vest when i was younger. Mom made me lots of things but this is one of the few that I still keep. Maybe because it is blue. Whatever the reason, now you know where I get my love for crafting and crochet from…my mom. ;)

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This post is part of a blog train hosted by Agatha from Green Issues by Agy on “I didn’t Throw It Away”. We have become such a throw-away society, but there are some things in our households that we still keep. Why is that so? Perhaps this blog train can unlock the reasons behind it! Follow the daily posts on this blog train and read about the stories behind the things we have kept for many years and why we didn’t throw them away.

Tomorrow, Audrey from Angelhearts Crafts will blog about the things too precious to her to be eaten by the rubbish bin.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Project Wawa crochet workshop

Yarn Bombing SG group organized it’s first crochet workshop/ Project Wawa meet up today. Held at Hanis’ cafe at the National Library, 9 people gathered to learn how to crochet a Mini Wawa Doll.

I am honoured that they chose to use my Wawa Doll pattern. Thanks Mona for printing out the patterns to distribute to the participants.

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Here are the Wawa Dolls. We aimed to make the small one at the end of today’s session.

I thought 2 hours was enough to finish one Mini Wawa Doll. There were a number of newbies who has never crochet before. So we had to teach the basics first. Most of them managed to finish the head at the end of the session. I showed them the various stitches. So hopefully they can finish up on their own.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in yarnbombing

 

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First published pattern

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Yesterday was my birthday and this is my most treasured birthday gift from mom. It has a pair of charms on it that says “mother” & “daughter”.

And to express my gratitude to all who remembered me on my birthday, I thought i’d give back to you (yes…YOU… the one reading this post) in the form of a pattern. The pattern for the Wawa Dolls that i posted the day before yesterday is now up for download on Ravelry. I really hope you like it. It is my first written pattern, so if you find any mistakes, do let me know. If you do make any Wawa Doll, do show me a photo or two of it.

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Thank you, everyone, for being part of my life.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Jake and Mei the Wawa Dolls

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Jake loves playing with water. He even loves the rain. And boy is it pouring out there!

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The wind is blowing, the thunder booming and lightning flashing. It hasn’t rained this much for the rest of the year. It came pretty suddenly too. But Jake is one happy boy.

Mei doesn’t really like the storm. She prefers blue skies and gentle breezes. On stormy days like this, you can be sure to find her all wrapped up and trying to hide.

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(Jake and Mei are my original designs. They are going to be part of the Yarn Bombing SG’s upcoming SG50 installation called Project Wawa. We hope to get people to make 50 of these Wawa Dolls amigurumi to be put on display next year.)

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2014 in yarnbombing

 

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First drawing workshop

Today i accomplished one of the items on my to-do list: conduct a drawing workshop. Kawaii Manga Drawing Workshop For Kids was what i called it. I had 8 (+1) participants between the ages of 6 to 12 years old (+ a 4 year old who was assisted by his brother).

What is “kawaii manga”, you ask? They are super cute drawings with big head and a smaller body…just like these:

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These are postcards i gaveaway to 3 lucky Instagram followers.

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I am so glad the kids enjoyed themselves (see their drawings below) and they love their personalized folders (as seen in the pix above). One of them even asked, “Next week have some more, right?” Unfortunately, I can’t do another session next week. Maybe next year i will have a few sessions instead of just a one off workshop.

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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in drawing

 

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Crimson the Black Bat

There was a Mystery CAL in October but i wasn’t able to follow through due to a busy schedule. I am so happy to be able to finish it today.

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Meet Crimson the Black Bat. He was part of Dr. Hookenstein’s plan to take over the world on Halloween. But look at how cute Crimson turned out! He loves flying around in the night (& sometimes in the day too).

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in cuteNkaboodle, pet series

 

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Yen is home!!!

Remember Yen, my travelling owl? She’s finally reached home. Her adventures took about 8 months to complete.

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I love the little butterfly that seemed to be stuck to her head. I also love the hand-dyed small silk pillow that she received at a wedding she attended.

I wonder if i’ll be sending her off to another adventure. Maybe not too soon. She must be tired from all that flying. ;)

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in bird, traveling swap

 

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