Friday, April 29, 2011

Changi Chapel & Museum

My colleague & I made a trip to Changi Chapel & Museum near our workplace after 4 years in Singapore Prison Headquarters. We had to sneak there during lunch time! :D

In honouring the spirit and commitment of those who rose from the depths of adversity, the Museum inspires future generations to come and deepen their appreciation of the heroic and inspirational stories that unfolded in Changi during the war. The Changi Museum is dedicated to all those who lived and died in Singapore, in particular the Changi area, during the dark years of World War II.

Main entrance

The Chapel.

Well wishes and messages from visitors.

Tsurus (Japanese cranes) at the museum. Messages of world peace were left by Japanese visitors.  More info on Tsuru here.

Sand from Changi Beach, believed to be the first killing ground in Singapore. It was the site for the massacre of 66 Chinese men by the Japanese soldiers.



There were many exhibits surrounding the chapel (photography not allowed) - stories and pictures of Prisoner of Wars, old Changi Prison and its workshops. The trip was educating. :)


Address
1000, Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707

Operation hours
9:30am - 5:00pm daily; last admission at 4.30pm
(Including Sundays and Public Holidays)

Admission
Free

Getting There
By MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and Bus

SBS Bus No. 2 from Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4), or
SBS Bus No. 29 from Tampines MRT Station (EW2)
Alight at the bus stop at the Changi Museum (after Women's Prison / opposite Changi Heights condominium)

Source(s):
http://www.changimuseum.com/Home.aspx

Monday, April 25, 2011

Silhouette

Have you heard or seen about Silhouette? It connects to your computer like a printer, but it cuts paper/vinyl instead of printing. Retails price US$299.99.


What the machine is capable of:
  • Scrapbook pages
  • Cards Custom apparel 
  • Vinyl d├ęcor 
  • Etched glass 
  • Sketch designs 
  • Temporary tattoos 
  • Paper crafts

I've seen how awesome this digital cutting machine is and I'm absolutely tempted in all directions to make a purchase whenever I see it on promotion *pulls hair*.

Feel free to check out the website or Sihouette Flickr group to view projects. I am particularly impressed with Make it and Love it's creations here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Get well soon cake

I spent my morning making a get well soon cake for my freelance baker friend, See Toh Jia Xin. We've known each other since 7years old! :)

She is in the operating theatre now for her back surgery. Pray that God will watch over her and bless her with a successful operation!!

The cake was a perfect hat for kitty Summer before attaching the bottom tier.



The cake..

And, here is Summer, posing with his 'hat' before it's gone. :P

Friday, April 8, 2011

Toddler's Dress

Yet another first! A dress I made for Ee Hui's baby girl, Yun Xuan. 
I curved the front neckline cause square neckline seemed uncomfortable. 
I'm thankful for having an overlocker to finish the seams nicely. 

Close up on the armhole.

Fold the dress and put it into the re-useable 'wrapper' neatly.

Draw the string and all ready to visit its owner! :) 

Delivered! hehe

Pouch's fabric: Cotton from Spotlight
Dress's fabric: Double cloth cotton from fabrictales.com
Pattern from following book:

New book I bought from Taipei. Step by step pictorial guide helped me understand the instructions much better. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Special Delivery!

A parcel arrived in my mailbox! Wanna make a guess what it is? :) 


Neck pillow! I won it from Mommy Sew Pretty's giveaway
It's meant for little kiddos but fits my neck just fine. hehe. 

Thank you Eunice! It's adorable!