Oct Highlights

Let's see...

Visit to Jo's. I didn't want to stay home alone that week cos of the reactions people get when I tell them the block of apartment where I stay used to be a hospital. These people would joke about the unseen and the morgue and etc. Their stupid jokes didn't help me at all while I'm trying to get used to the place! So when Rick went away for a week, I went to Jo's and stayed away from these friends. Jo and the kids helped a lot cos after I came back, I wasn't pissing in my pants anymore. sigh.... but anyways, spending time at Jo's was great...not to mention the shopping. hahah

finished a crochet project. this is warmer than it looks. hmmm... it's black with pink flower buttons. the pink i used for my shawl. horrible lighting.


Baked a Japanese Cake according to the recipe Vic sent me. didn't line the bottom enough so water seeped in while it was baking but came out beautifully though a bit too moist. added more lemon cos the hubby likes lemony things but I didn't like it cos it was wayyyy too tart for me.





hmmm.... jewellery....here are some of the pieces I've made in Oct. Lighting in this country is horrible for photos.




and sewing... hahah made a winter coat... it's not that hard to make a coat...(dressmaking is easy if you get ready made patterns!)...just the amount of work!!! and of course the fabric i chose was beautiful to look at but a pain to work with! and obviously I made mistakes here and there and by the time it came to hemming it, I was wayyy too sick working on it. but overall, I thought it looked very well done! although from the pic, the back looks funny. Hubby assures me I did a good job though...

a dress before that...looks more like the primary school uniform! should have chosen a diff colour! Just as well, I have never worn one.





A dress for Chinese New Year assuming by then I can still fit in it! . This fabric...sigh... cost me £9.90 per metre. I needed 2m and I am a housewife with no income!!! sigh...

 And the grand finale!!! As I was piling on weight like there's no tomorrow... I have convinced myself to break my own rule and overcome my allergy to exercising and convinced the hubby I needed help. Tadaa!!! A cheap Cross Trainer from Argos. Putting it together was fun and tiring cos the hubby was away when it came. the first 2 weeks, I did an hour about 15km on average every other day. This past week, I'm doing 20 mins about 5km every morning. Bloody hard work if you ask me! I must be out of my mind! All this just so I won't get too many 'Geez! You've put on weight!' or 'OMG! You're SO fat now!' Hubby assures me I'm not fat and he loves me the way I am.. but then he's not going to complain if I have a fitter body, is he???








And Jo and the kids visited us and we had loads of fun but too much walking. Poor kids! and the hubby's been away for 3/4 of the month. That's it I think for Oct!...



4 comments:

escape2 said...

i like the black or grey (?) dress. well, if you think the colour is too dull, you can always lighten it up by accessorizing. i am sure you have loads of them....and make them chunky ones.
i think i know what is wrong with the winter coat....dun be mad ah...it is slightly askew towards the right of the photo. the lines are not straight ;(
but i still think you did a great job. who would have made a winter coat using their own hands? looking forward to see more creations.
and ooh...i can taste the cheesecake in my mouth
can gimme the recipe? my aunt is here and she has not stopped baking since she comes back...haha....so a ready baker

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

I like the coat.

Bea said...

esacpe, the coat is meant to have right side buttons and have a collar that has a side parting. the pic doesn't look clear. and it's actually the hem that's the problem cos i cannot iron the hem cos the silver in the fabris melts and so i can't get the hem straight. and the fabric is also a bit too bulky. if the coat is a bigger sized coat, it'll probably look better. if i can find the recipe again, i'll sent it to you.

SJB, thanx!

Betty said...

Wowww!!!! So talented lah you...i don't have the time and money to do those. Bravo to you...But i sure can help you promote it. haha...Well done Bea. They look simple but nice.

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