Monday, August 18, 2014


What do you give to someone who has everything?  Was thinking about this for a friend's birthday and then a mutual friend texted me.  "Gie, perhaps you can make a set of those handmade accessories for her, a necklace, earrings and a bracelet. We can split the cost".   Gosh, of course!! Now why didn't I think of that before.  They would not be the most beautiful gifts but would certainly be the only  one of its kind as they are personalized and handmade especially for her.  I hope she likes them. If she doesn't wear them, then at least it could perhaps serve as some decor on her dressing table and be a topic for conversation ..LOL.

My tools have been left collecting dust in my tool box for ages now. Almost forgot how to handle them. Been side tracked by other stuff and also after doing so much of it, I kind of got a little bored. What happened to that hobby that I used to be so passionate about?  There was a time when my daughter and I, had just started discovering this hobby. We would sometimes stay up so late without realizing until the cock crows.  Each 'handiwork' would bring so much pleasure.. never mind that they weren't perfect! hahaha..  I like the tagline that I read somewhere  'if it was perfect, it wouldn't be handmade'  and looking at some pictures of my earlier work, ahemm.. some makes me cringe but there are those that are quite nice, I would buy them myself.. hahaha...ok, nuff blowing my own trumpet.

Wearing a bracelet, one of my creations for MandyNikko's Collections

Some have been bought by friends, some sold online with the help of my daughter of whose name I used as the label for our work.  She was responsible for taking photos, coding as well as marketing them and deliveries, sometimes hand delivery while I took care of the pricing and purchase of materials. She also did personalized designs, but she too stopped after her graduation and became gainfully employed.  

While this hobby didn't make us rich, it certainly gave us some joy.  Perhaps I should pick up the tools again, look again at all the pictures that a dear friend sent me a while back -  for inspirations he said.

Above:  one of the pictures a dear friend sent to me.. for inspiration.. Love  it so much.

Pics below:  MandyNikko's Collections

The set that I made for my friend for her birthday gift 
The strawberries of course have no business to be there.. 

It just happened that my daughter, Mandy
came home with some fruits for me - strawberries one of them
 and I thought I could use them for prop..

Below:  our earlier work.. most have already been sold. But remake is
possible subject to availability of materials. 

Cheers everyone...

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