December DIYs

>> December 20, 2012

I felt really inspired to do some tiny DIYs in the house because  :

1. My hubby's coming home for Christmas.
2. Pinterest is awesomely influential.

The outcome wasn't really superb but I'm happy it didn't end up in disaster. A few things I have learned with these DIYs:

a. It's not always as easy/simple as it looks.
b. Needs lots of patience and time investment.
c. Cats should be locked up in the bedroom while you work.

So anyways, let's start with our Christmas tree. My cats have controlled my life for years now. My rights to use the microwave, to have nice flower vase and other table top decorations, to have a nice couch  - and to have a Christmas tree had been stripped off. So I made a stick-on Christmas tree.

Made from cut out colored paper, paper snowflakes, and used elmer's glue to stick on the dry wall.
Now we know who destroyed the snowflake.
The hanging Christmas balls I used to accentuate our window. Every day Lottie wrestles with the balls hoping it falls off. The Christmas bowl ornament was just made from plastic ornaments I found in the department store and stuff it with more Christmas balls. Every single day too, these get bitten off and balls keep disappearing. 

Lastly, this DIY has taken a lot of my time. I got this headboard idea from Pinterest. Researching further, I found out that it will be more than challenging for me to build this by myself if I follow exactly the materials used and how it's built. The moment I read polycarbonate sheet, I immediately backed off. There's no way I can cut that sheet by hand, by myself. So I just improvised and used materials that I know I can handle by hand. I'm such a tiny, inexperienced girl to be able to cut hard wood and polycarbonate stuff :P.

So here it is! It looks so amateurish, but it's good enough to accentuate the empty wall in our bedroom. It feels so romantic and not that Christmassy at all, so I guess it will stay up all year.

I can't even make a non-crooked shot.

Pardon my crooked low quality shots, I was in a hurry and just wants to blog blog blog before it gets forgotten :P.

So instead of translucent polycarbonate sheet to put on top of the frame, I used 2 sheets of Jusi fabric and stapled it behind the frame. Easy enough!

Anyways, I might need to revisit this post when I get a chance to post exactly how I built it in an amateur fashion LOL.

So ciao for now and happy holidays!


Bubble Blahs

I work and live at night time. I am a person deprived of natural light. I rarely cook in the morning as I'm almost always asleep, else busy with house chores. As much as I love natural light in my photography, I'm afraid I don't usually have that luxury, unless I sacrifice my sleep, or make an effort to stay up longer during the day to do a cooking + photo session. So I depend on my flash, and sometimes, available light from my fluorescent bulbs. Although, in my opinion, nothing beats the natural light, I am, so far, satisfied with my shots using my flash that I learned to love.

I always look forward to the weekends for some sunlight.

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