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ChippyChipDovey giveaway on FB

ChippyChipDovey has reached its 50 LIKES and we are giving away not one but 5 pairs of Twosome earrings (Freshwater Pearls in 925 silver) worth $16 each.

In three simple steps, simply:
1. Like ChippyChipDovey’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/#!/ChippyChipDovey
2. Like and Share the giveaway status.
3. Leave a comment under the status saying “I ♥ CCD” (so that I know that you have shared this)

*Ends on 17th August. Five winners will be selected.

Good Luck!!!!

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Working Monday: Overdue?

I am still around. :) Though I have not been updating my blog, my etsy store is listed with new items every week. :)

The moment November springs on us, December will be here very soon. I love December, the joy of giving. Christmas is approaching and while thinking of creating unique gifts for my friends and relatives, I would like to share my joy with you.

More and more creations wondered in my mind as I surf the WWW and etsy for inspirations and ideas, my very first handstamped necklace. It is a simple charm necklace customized with your own initial letter and colour of the briolette. :)

I will be listing more of the handstamped necklace this and next week. Check back often.

November and December are also months of Company gathering (our so call Dinner and Dance) and weddings. This time round, I created more elegant and subtle earrings for wonderful dinners and night outs.

Sparkles

Belle

Bliss

All earrings are handcrafted with 925 sterling silver findings. Not easily tarnish and great as gifts. I will be adding some of these items to ES Creations for local buyers. :)

Shop-dipity!!! 

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Working Monday – Jumping Pearls and Randomness

How was everyone’s weekend? It’s working Monday again. I have not done much on weekend except to relief a half day class for a friend. Managed to get a pack of Garett Popcorn. I must say it was pop-licious. Totally love the caramel which melts in my mouth. I had a wonderful evening with Jonathan all thanks to lovely mother who helped to babysit the children. I took the opportunity to visit Old Airport Road’s raving for “老伴” beancurd. The beancurd is sweet-licious. Dad said, the beancurd is suited more to youngsters. He still prefers the traditional kind. The beancurd is really soft, just like jelly. No wonder Dad does not really like it. Just one weekend, I managed to taste two heavenly food. Feels so blessed. :)

Mum and Dad have left for Bangkok for their lovey-dovey trip. I too wanted a getaway with Hub so much. :(

Monday was not really blue for me. I managed to create three earrings using mother of pearl for listing.

Breaking Dawn

I love the use of 14k gold plated findings and charm on this pair of earrings while gold filled wire to attach the pearl to the charm. The whole creation reminds me of the break of dawn where the glistening sun arises from the blue horizon. Each day is full of hope. :)

Another two pairs were of the same design except that they are in different colours. They are simple yet dainty, elegant yet versatile for everyday use.

Quiescent – Opal and Rose Bronze in 925 silver findings

Quiescent – Nude Pink in 925 silver

As compared to my previous creations, I have used better quality materials like 14k gold plated and 925 silver. These materials have better tarnish resistance as compared to rhodium thus a hefty price tag too. :) In another words, these can be kept for a longer period of time and thus really nice to give as keep sake.

These items are available at ChippyChipDovey {shop}.

Did a customisation for mustache ring and necklace. They are still available for sale. :)

Still stuggling with a bridal customisation for her bridesmaids. My neck is getting nowhere waiting for my materials to arrive from US. (So eager to complete it that I may even start replacing other materials if it’s still not arriving anytime.) :(

Mother-in-law is sick and I dropped by her place in the afternoon. When I reached home, it was already about 4pm as the children wanted to visit NTUC. I managed to whip up a meal in half and hour and is really proud of myself. I got to really thank my Philip Air Fryer and conventional microwave oven. Cheeros to them :)

A dish which I have always wanted to try. All thanks to Kaiden who is learning stem vegetable in school now. To show him how an asparagus looks like, I bought a bunch of it.

It’s the season of Korean grapes again. Kaitlyn loves the grapes.

So much for randomness!!!

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Working Monday

Maybe I shall declare Monday as working monday. :) Ever since Kaiden joined Kaitlyn in her school. I have gotten more free time in the morning to do nitty gritty stuff on my accessories. Stuff including taking pictures of the items, photo editing and with bonus, able to list some of the items for sale.

Took the chance to visit NTUC just now and saw some cute cookware for sale and I could not resist putting them into my basket. New background for my photoshoot. :) A high tea cup for my long earrings and a heart shape dish for laying the accessories. Who can resist a heart shape dish? :)

Since I declared today as Working Monday, I definitely have some new stuff coming up. :)

Firstly would be the colourful chrysanthemum rings. Breaking away from the usual antique copper, silver or gold ring base, I chose the coloured enamel ring bases to match these lovelies. Ring bases are imported from USA, thus less commonly seen on the market. A swarosvki crystal flatback stud is added to the center of the chrissy for a more classy look. :)

And my pick, definitely the vibrant yellow chrissy with the sea green ring base. :) LOVE IT!!!

Secondly, are the little flowers clips, Cheryl. They are sold in set of 3.

Kaitlyn loves the yellow. :)

With the same type of flowers, I created headbands which are suitable for newborns and babies. :) Somehow, Kaitlyn prefers the headband version. :)

They are available in four colours.

I will be listing these items whenever I have time in between at  ChippyChipDovey {shop}. Definitely will make sure all items are up by the end of today. Happy Shopping!!!!

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Over the Weekend…

I joined a bazaar with Flashlightbatteriess and was pretty disappointed this time round. The bazaar was held at Soul, a pub at Odeon Towers. It was super cramp and pretty dark due to the lack of lightings.

I arrived at the venue about half an hour earlier and the queue was already a bend and around the building. I was pretty lucky to be able to get a spot in the bazaar. There were some who were really late, could not even get into the area. In the end, the organisers had to do a refund informing them that they ran out of tables. Some who did not want to leave actually set up their tables along the road. Though glad that I have gotten a table, my space was not exactly pleasant, I wasjust outside the female toilet and the walking space was hardly squeezeable for two people. :( Comparing to others, I was considered pretty fortunate. I tried walking around the bazaar and could see two rows of tables hiding in both corners of the pub without lighting. There was a room filled with sellers and tables as well which I would not even dare to step in. Shoppers who stepped there, claimed that the room to be a battlefield before they walked away.

I am totally disappointed with flashlightbatteriess this time round. I think they should at least survey the place before they commit.

On the bright side, for the bazaar, I actually stepped myself away from the computer and worked very hard through the weeks to create more jewelry and accessories for the event. Now that the bazaar is over, I shall be launching them on ChippyChipDovey {shop} as well as ES Creations. On top of those, I will be placing some of the items in the Toys Outpost box in Vivio.

Bloom

A set of victorian rose ear studs for your selection. They come in 10 different colours. The rose cabochon are specially imported from USA. Each flower is made using the fall and spring 2011 pantone colours. I am so in love with these sets of ear studs. Firstly, the colours are vibrant and gave out a natural sheen. Secondly, they are not painted thus even if I accidentally drop it, a little chip will not make a difference.

Can’t help but kept some of the colours for myself. :)

I also created 2 sets of earrings with the rhodium and gold plated four petals flowers earstud imported from Japan. I attached a pure white czech teardrop glass bead to the stud. With the beautifully crafted ear stud, a simple white glass is good enough to show its elegance and beauty.

Silver Blossom

Gold Blossom

Komoko

This pair of earrings was crafted with nine swarosvki pearls stringed and wired into a loop before attached a rhinestone charm. Though a simple pair of earrings, the shine from the pearl crystals and bling from the rhinestone are definitely souls attracting. :)

The bazaar is already over but I am not stopping my crafting and beading hobby. Stay tune for more items which are coming soon in both ES Creations and ChippyChipDovey {shop}. :)

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Antropologie Inspired Yoyo Clip by Dearest Kaitlyn

Remember my previous tutorial post on a Fabric Yoyo Bobby Pin? This time round, instead of getting the fabric yoyo from Daiso, I decided to gather my own fabric and make the yoyo instead.

While I was doing my usual accessories making stuff shopping at Chinatown. I spotted this amazing fuss free yoyo maker from one of the shelves in Golden Dragon, a store that sells anything you need from knitting to crafting and to fabric. :) Definitely one of my must go store if I were to shop for crafting items. :)

There are four sizes to choose from: small, medium, large and extra large. I chose the large. Just a little size bigger than the Daiso’s yoyos.

This time round, I have gotten my inspirations from here:

{Source: Anthropologie}

For this tutorial, I decided to leave the sewing to my little girl, Kaitlyn. On and off, she picks up sewing skills from Granny and she was so happy to join in my crafting hobby. :)

What you need:

  • A ‘quick’ Yoyo Craft Maker
  • Some fabric
  • needle and thread
  • Embellishedments such as ribbons, lace or buttons
  • Clippy clip

Let’s check out the maker.

It’s pretty self explanatory. Place the cloth in between the two pieces of yoyo maker, then I helped Kaitlyn to cut around the maker leaving about 3mm allowance. The yoyo maker has many holes and all Kaitlyn had to do was to pick up the needle and thread, did a running stitch around the maker. While she did that, she had to be constantly reminded to push in the protuding cloth while sewing.

After she had finished sewing a round the maker, she removed the fabric from the maker and I helped her to pull the thread to gather it into a yoyo. I finished it up with a knot. Kaitlyn then chose the embellishments that she liked. She wanted the silver ribbon to go with the purple button for her friend, Emma and herself while pink button for Ulrica.

Slowly, she attached the ribbons and buttons to the yoyo with my help. Help must be rendered while using the hot glue gun. :)

Below is how they look when they were done.

Instead of bobby pins, Kaitlyn prefered the clippy clip. I squeezed the hot glue onto the back of the yoyo and she attached it to the clip.

She was so proud of her work. Presents to you Kaitlyn in her handmade version of ‘Antropologie’ Fabric Yoyo Clip. :)

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A Pat on my Shoulder

A new week has started. Whenever the start of a new week, I would asked myself what I have done the previous week and all the time, I ended up always feeling lousy for not achieving much. :( I then came to realise that it’s either the achievements are so minor that I could not see it or to me, it’s not an achievement at all.

The previous week was pretty eventful. :)

On Monday, I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary at home with the children. Prepared western food dinner and steak dinner. Sumptuous. :) Thanks to Karen for reminding me. I also had a wonderful time with her children. My children and I went to her house and all the five of them mingled and played in her house. :)

On Tuesday, I had a meet up with Jonathan’s family for lunch.

On Wednesday, I went to MIL’s house in the afternoon to fry prawn crackers and it literally took up the whole afternoon.

On Thursday, it’s back to my usual schedule of chauffeuring my children up and down. It was a hectic Thursday. :(

On Friday, a time I could heave a sigh of relief. Hubby prepared a wonderful Zi Cha dinner :)

On Saturday, I attended Kaitlyn’s friend, Jasmin’s birthday party. It was pretty fun to group of children playing together. :) And at night, I met up with my own family members for a Teochew Porridge at Orchard Hotel.

On Sunday, I had to be at my MIL’s place for praying (Hungry Ghost Festival) and dinner.

It was quite a well planned week. :)

In between times, I managed to do some beading as well. :) Among my beading boxes, I found these turquoise nuggets gemstones.

I decided to create something out of it instead of letting them sit in my boxes. :) The simplest usage for these beads are to make them into necklace just like my coin pearl beads.

I tried single nugget stone. It was simple and classy. Then I tried with three nuggets.

Since this looks heavier and wider, I made this into a choker which was slighter shorter than the single turquoise stone necklace.

I also made use of the night to complete my Iris studs which have been lying around. I am in love with the colours. :)

While waiting for Kaitlyn to be off from school, I made use of my time in the car to make more knotted friendship bracelets. {smile}

Well, after I started recalling what I have done and jotting them down, I realised that I have achieved much more than I expected and that boasted my moral a little. I am going to plan what I will be doing this week so as that I could count every tasks that I have done as an achievement.

Don’t you think I deserve a pat on my shoulders? :)

What have you achieve last week? Care to share?

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ChippyChipDovey’s 1st Ever Giveaway

ChippyChipDovey will be opening its etsy shop tomorrow. :) I will be listing items randomly at different time of the day when I managed to break away from my two little children. :)

To start off, ChippyChipDovey is going to hold its first giveaway.

The lucky winner will walk away with the

Purely Love necklace (worth $15)

This necklace was designed to commemorate my hub’s and my 10th year wedding anniversary which is on 8th Aug 2011. :) Hoping that our love will forever be pure, simple and always close to my heart. :)

The heart is made of swarosvki crystal in White Alabaster. Attached to rhodium chain and lobster clasp extension.

Want to win? You have 6 chances to enter the giveaway.

Here is how:

(leave a separate comment for each item that you have completed. Remember to leave your mode of contact (i.e email) to get in touch when you win)

1. Subcribe to ChippyChipDovey’s blog (Click on email subcription) 

2. Like CCD on Facebook

3. Follow CCD twitter

4. Spread the word via your blog, facebook and/or twitter and leave a link in the comments {up to 3 entries}

Winner will be announced on 14 August 2011. :)

Good luck!!!

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Who Says Headbands Are Only for Children?

I am so excited when one of my favourite bloggers, Ashley of LittleMissMomma, decided to set up the headbands challenge for people like me and others who do not wear headbands at all and for those who are headbands addicts. :)

I don’t know whether is it the culture or the fashion sense of Singaporeans. I don’t really see people walking around with their headbands on. The most common ones would be those simple hair bands where we use to push up our messy fringes. I always use that when I was in Secondary School to avoid being caught by the discipline master for my long fringe. LOL

Fanciful headbands are always thought to be for babies and little children. I would always comment about being how cute they are when them in one. Come to think of it, if the headbands are on me, wouldn’t it be too over? All righty! Now I am going to ignore what others would be commenting. I think is the self-consciousness that is preventing me from wearing it out. :( Who says adults can’t wear headbands? 

Ashley has given me another perspectives when she shared with her readers the different ways of wearing headbands. :) Not owning any headbands and wants to take up the challenge, I resorted to making them with the excuse of National Day approaching. (Singapore National Day’s main colours are red and white) :) I am sure my little girl Kaitlyn would be so excited to have those headbands adding to her accessories collection. :)

To start off… this is me! In my usual attire for sending and fetching my children. :) and I am going to add these handmade headbands on my head. :)

First, Kaitlyn’s favourite. The three rosette flowers headbands which she feels that it looks like Mickey Mouse silhouette and she is going to wear it on the school’s National Day Celebration. :)

Next is my personal favourite. :) So far comments from my SIL and friend that this is not as nice as the one above. :)

How about this one? The Polka Dot flower ruffles.

Using the same crafting method, I made another one with chiffon to gain that fluffy feel. :)

With some leftover lace… I crafted this beautiful jade green fabric flower. :)

Wanna see more ways in wearing headbands? Head over to LittleMissMomma’s headband link party. Many are sharing their own ways of wearing their headbands. :)

Hmmm… so anyone would like to comment which one looks best on me? :)

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