Monday, September 29, 2008

Knitting On The Car

I always get car sick whenever I try to knit while I am in a moving car, so most of the time I just sit on the passenger seat without doing anything. What a waste of time.

I know some people can knit while they are travelling in a car. What I mean is as a passenger and not while they are driving. Knitting while driving can cause you to have a car accident, so don’t try it! LOL!

Speaking about accident, if you need to find an auto body shop to fix your car you can find it online. You can even see ratings, reviews and get estimates over the web, such as auto body downey here.

I Lost My Hook

So after several days, I finally managed to finish 1 square (sigh!). I wanted to cut the thread but could not find my scissors. So, I put down my hook and got up to get a scissors from my desk. After cutting the thread, I was ready to start another square only to realize that I lost my hook. I looked everywhere and yet the hook seemed to disappear into thin air. Since I didn’t have another spare hook of that size, it seemed to me that I had to buy another one if I wanted to finish the blanket. However, when I was about to sleep, I checked my pocket one more time, and guess what? I found it! I found it very weird that I found my hook in my pocket because actually that was the first place I checked when I realized that I lost my hook and throughout the day I checked it many times. It was as though “somebody” borrowed my hook and put it back into my pocket. Spooky!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lifetime Decision

When I was expecting my first daughter, I have never heard about cord blood banking. I only knew about it much later on. When I was expecting my second daughter, I was seriously considering to preserve my baby’s cord blood because I know that the stem cells collected from cord blood can be used to treat 70 diseases, including leukemia, anemia, lymphoma, diabetes and cerebral palsy. However, after further consideration, we realized that our financial condition really could not permit us to do it. I am really disappointed that we missed such a great opportunity to preserve our baby cord blood. I wished that the price to store cord blood was not that expensive so it is more affordable for more parents.

Only recently I learned that Cryo-Cell offers affordable pricing/financing plans and options. They help families make the best decisions that that fit their needs and budget. In fact, parents who have ever stored cord blood stem cells with ANY bank (private or public), qualify for Cryo-Cell’s Returning Client pricing.

I am really interested in one of their current offers, UCord 21-Year Storage Plan for only USD3,495 which includes enrollment, U-Cord collection kit, processing and testing, outbound kit shipping and return medical courier service (U.S. and Puerto Rico only), and 21 years of pre-paid storage.

Probably next kid :)

Crochet for Grandma?

Who said that only grandma wears crocheted wearables? It's an in thing right now to wear crocheted wearable. Even stars also wear them nowadays. Look a this picture on the left. Don't they look fabolous wearing crocheted wearables? I bet it cost very expensive, because as far as I know, there is no machine in the world that can crochet. It's handmade!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hand Made Halloween Costume?

So it's the time to find a perfect Halloween costume. I am wondering whether there is anybody who makes their own crocheted or knitted Halloween costume.

Although I think by making your own costume, you can have a one of a kind costume and guaranteed that nobody else will be wearing the same costume in the party, but it is also a difficult task to do as it will take a lot of time to make the costume.

As for me, I prefer to buy my Halloween Costumes online. It’s more practical and the price is also not too expensive. I don’t think I want to waste my efforts to make something that I only wear once in a year.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crocheted Pumpkin Bookmark

The Halloween season is already knocking on the door. If you plan to have a in-house Halloween party for your children so that they can celebrate the holiday in a safer, friendlier environment, probably you can make several of this crocheted Pumpkin Bookmark as a party favor. It’s easy to make and it will encourage your children to read.

GPS Tracking Kid

I always teach my eldest daughter to stay close to me whenever we go for shopping. Normally, I always hold her hand, but sometimes I need both my hands to pick something up or to choose something. The problem with small children is that when they see something interesting, they tend to forget about what their parents told them.

When my eldest daughter was about 2 years old, we went to the Mall, and in a second, suddenly I realized that I didn’t see her by my side. I panicked and quickly called her name. Luckily, another shopper around there quickly told me that my daughter was just behind the display counter.

I think it’s a good idea for parents to place a GPS Tracking inside their child’s backpack or pocket. It will allow us to verify and monitor our child's location in case they wander off by themselves.

Another Project on My Long List

With so many projects that I want to do, I am starting to think that 24 hours a day is not enough for me. I need more time than 24 hours a day. I also started to think that sleeping is such a waste of time. We need to sleep at least 6 hours in that 24 hours period. It means one quarter of our life is use up just for sleeping. I just wish that I can knit or crochet while I am sleeping. I can knit or crochet while watching TV, I have read that some people can even knit while they are reading, why can’t we sleep and knit at the same time?


I don't have any dogs, and I actually don't understand why people like to have one. My husband on the other hand has always had dogs, since he was a small boy. He told me that having a pet is good as it will teach children to develop responsibilities from a tender age. Not only that, pets also bring more happiness into people's lives.

According to a survey, owning a dog came up tops in the happiness index, with 81% of the 2000 people surveyed stating that their happiness "significantly improved" upon getting a dog. I guess the saying "Happiness is Pets" is quite true.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What Is On My Hook?

At this moment I am making a crocheted top using thread. Some people don’t like to crochet using thread because it takes a long time to complete the crochet design. I do agree that if thread is used in a crochet design, it will take a long time to complete the design however, you will always get nice results by using thread as the results will not be too bulky. If you are using yarn to crochet, normally it will result in a much thicker finished product and it when you wear it, it might make you look fatter than you really are.

Anyway, when I finish my top, I will show the results here.


Have you ever heard of Elann before? It's a discounted yarn online shop based in Canada. I found out about the shop only recently and am now having a good time browsing through the online shop. They have a good selection of yarns with very reasonable (read: cheap) prices. To tell you the truth, I have a lot of yarn at home now and I don't think I will able to finish it by next year or the year after next. However, after looking at Elann’s collection I am tempted to buy some more yarn.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Win A Trip to Atlanta

Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia in May, 1886. John Pemberton concocted the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard.

In celebration of John Pemberton, iCoke has a contest going on. If you are a Canadian and you read this, you can Win a trip to Atlanta Georgia for 4 person. How can you enter the contest? Very simple. You just have to collect 500 units of Coke’s virtual coin.

Members can collect iCoke coins by entering a valid PIN code online during promotional periods. Promotional PINs are alphanumeric codes found on specially marked Coca-Cola© products and on special promotion materials, such as iCoke contest cards. In addition to the big prize is also giving away secondary prizes such as Cineplex Odeon and Best Buy certificates.

So have fun, drink a Coke and stand a chance to win the contest at the same time.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fiore Bag

I found another nice designer crocheted bag. The name is even similar like mine. I love the flowers details. I guess that is why they name it Fiore. Because Fiore in italian means flower.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Say It With Flower

If you run out of ideas on what to choose as a present for your loved one or your close friend, you can always choose flowers as a gift. A gift of flowers is fit for any occasion, be it a birthday, Valentine’s day, a wedding, an engagement, a graduation, or just a gift to express your love.

My husband has a habit of giving me a stem of rose whenever I am angry with him. Even, in the middle of the night, he will go out and buy a dozen roses for me if I am angry with him. offers a large variety of gorgeous, fresh cut flowers at incredibly low, wholesale prices! They offer 50 Long-Stem Roses For The Price of One.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Nice Handbag

Have you ever seen a women carry a crocheted handbag? Probably you have if you are into this handycraft thing. But, if you are not probably you haven't seen it. I notice that crochet is become a trend now. I saw a lot of crocheted handbag in stores. I even notice that some of the famous designer also carry crocheted handbag in their stores.

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