Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winner of the Giveaway


Time to announced the Winner!!!


I hope you all had a wonderful wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year! Looking forward for another awesome year.

Anyway, as promise. Here is the winner of the Earwarmers giveaway!



Congratulations Iris! Please email me what color you like so I can send it to you. And please don't forget to send me a photo of you wearing it! ♥




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ear Warmers Giveaway

Sorry this GIVEAWAY is closed.

I had been so busy with my school that I did not have time to update my blog. I still have to review and study for my CPC exam. But taking these few weeks off to relax, read some books,  catch up with my projects, and enjoy the holiday.

Anyway, here's my latest crochet projects. EAR WARMERS!!! I have seen a lot of these being sold at my favorite boutique. So I decided to make my own. 






My favorite is the multi-colored one and I'm especially fond with the buttons. I bought the buttons at Ebay  two years ago.

And here is my friend Allyson modelling the red ear warmers. She looks so gorgeous on it! ♥



And so... since it had been awhile since I have a giveaway here in my blog. So I've decided to have another giveaway before the year ends. All you have to do is...leave a comment below as to what color you want, follow my blog and follow me at Pinterest. I'll pick one winner and announce it here on January 2, since I might be tired on January 1st. Hahahaha! Anyway, looking forward to read all your comments.




Monday, September 16, 2013

Crochet Tunic and Books I Read

I promise myself to update this blog at least once every month. But I was just too busy last month that I simply forgot. LOL!

Anyway, my recent project is Drop Stitch Tunic, I got the pattern from Red Heart. I'm still working on it and since I'm busy finishing my last 2 units of school and studying for my CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Exam which will be on the first week of December. So, I'm really not sure when would I exactly finish this. LOL! But here's a glimpse of my crochet project:


But besides studying and maybe finishing my projects. I found time to start reading again. I have always been a book worm. I used to love borrowing books from the Library when I was a kid. And my first favorite author was Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon, writers of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Series. I also read Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and a lot more.

Anyway, recently I'm back to reading books and I love my Ipad mini because it's easy to upload my books and carry it everywhere. LOL!

So I decided why not start reviewing some of the books I've read here in my blog. And so...here it is...

Few months ago, I've finished reading 50 Shades of Grey by E.L James. This is the first time I read a very provocative, erotic, adult romance. I guess I was following the fad because everyone I know seems to be reading it. So I decided to upload a copy and read it. I must admit the first 2 books was very intriguing. I really want to know what happen next to Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. But I got tired of the characters, the story, and the plot by the time I started reading the last book, Fifty Shades Freed. Overall I still gave the series a 5 star at Goodreads and definitely looking forward to seeing it the movies.



After that,  I read the Caged Series by Amber Lynn Natusch. And I super love this series, I guess I'm a little bias because I love paranormal books/stories. LOL! The story is about Ruby the rouge werewolf and the PC (Petronus Ceteri) Sean. It's a twisted love story mixed with thriller, suspense and drama. I love how Amber (the author) keeps you on edge and wanting (or even begging) for more after she ended each book. I'm still waiting for book 6 (Strayed), book 6.5 (Concealed), and book 7 (Betrayed) to come out. So if you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend it. Go ahead and  pick up a copy, or upload  it in your ipad, Kindle, Nook, etc. You'll definitely love it. By the way, I don't post "spoilers" here but if you want "spoilers"...head over to Goodreads. A lot of people who reviewed this book posted some "spoilers".


And last Sunday I just finished reading the first installment of Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.The movie is out right now so if you don't want to read it just head over to your nearest local movie theater. Anyway,  I decided to read this before I watch the movie ( I hope I won't be disappointed with the movie- cross my fingers). It's a paranormal story of a Shadowhunter  Jace and 17 year old mundane(human)/daughter of shadowhunter Clary Fray. The story got lots of twist and turns that will keep you guessing. I just finished book 1 - City of Bones, so I still have a lot of questions I want answered. This is a total paranormal/fantasy book with a little dash of teenage romance. I can't wait to see the movie version tomorrow, I'll post another review for the movie. But definitely, a good book/series and I definitely give the first book a 5 thumbs up.


I decided to go back to reading romance so I won't get burn out with paranormal books. LOL! And right now I'm reading The Light In the Wound by Christine Brae. I upload this book out of curiosity, it got good ratings at Goodreads. And the plot of the story takes place in Cebu, Philippines (my home country). I have not finish the book yet but it's kind of boring and dragging. Anyway, I'm going to try to finish it since I read a lot of good reviews about it. So I'm not going to review this book yet until I'm done reading it.^_^




So, that's it for now.  I'll be back this week to review the City of Bones the movie and after that next month for more book reviews and maybe craft updates.






Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Sewing Journal - The Red and White Summer Dress

LOL! I'm wondering if someone is still reading this blog. But oh well...this blog is kind of a journal for me. I love posting about the projects I've finished. Crafting and writing about my projects is a stress reliever for me. So if someone is reading this...I hope you love reading this and hopefully you can leave a nice comment below. =))

Okay, I started this project way back in May (2013) when I found this photo from Pinterest, from this blog and from Mod Cloth.



So I decided to buy the McCall pattern and tried to work on it when I have time. 




And finally, after almost 3 months. I was able to finished sewing it today. It got a little imperfections, it was kind of off when I finished cutting the fabric and when I was putting it together. But I was able to tweak it a bit and viola...


Sewing is like a journey for me. It got a lot of twist and turns but it's always fulfilling when I reach the end of the journey. Until next time... ♥♥♥





Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Top 10 Bucket List


I was watching this movie Bucket List and it inspired me to write this post. I narrow down my Bucket List to all the places I want to see (or visit) with my family  before I "kick the bucket". It is a very attainable bucket list but of course I need to saved up  for it. LOL! Hopefully, I'll visit this places in the near future and cross it out of my list.  Anyway, here it is...

1. I've never been to a cruise so the top of my list is of course Disney Cruise.

And visit Castaway Island.





2. I always want to see New York. So that's a must for me. LOL!

Statue of Liberty







3. Oh yeah... I want to go to Hawaii! Honolulu...Waikiki...and all the islands in Hawaii. LOL!


4. Yes, of course. Paris! ♥ The City of Love. ♥


5.  Venice, Italy is definitely part of my wish list.


6. Of course, I want to go to London and visit Buckingham Palace. =))


7. Athens, Greece...is another place I really want to visit.


8. This one I absolutely want to visit...Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island in Bahamas.


9. Spain was always part of my heritage as a Filipino. So I definitely want to visit  Madrid, Spain
10. Nature always fascinates me so I definitely want to see the Northern Lights in Alaska.

 



That's my top 10 bucket list. What is yours? Please share and leave a comment below.



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Latest Creations


It had been a while since I posted here. But I've been busy lately with school (yes, I went back to school). So I barely have time to finish some of my sewing, crochet and knitting projects.

Anyway, since I've change the template of my blog. I figured I'll post my latest creations. And here they are:



This is the iPad mini sleeves I've created for my Ipad. I found this pattern at Pinterest and decided to make my own. It's really easy to make. ♥




And here's a simple smocked dress I sew for Mother's day. It's pretty easy and I found this smocked fabric at Jo-Ann's.

And I'm working on this right now. I'm trying to finish this for my son's graduation next week. But with my busy schedule it's really hard to finish this simple project. 

Anyway, posting more projects pretty soon. ♥♥♥




Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's December!

Wow! I can't believe that it's December 1st and it's a gloomy day here in our neck of the woods today.

As usual I've been busy finishing and shipping orders. It's that time of the year! But no complaints I love what I'm doing and I love posting pic of my happy customers.

I recently finished a black and grey shrug.

It took me 6 weeks to finished this and shipped it to Canada.

But so glad I was able to finished it and Maria...my very pretty friend and customer loves it.

Here are some of the photos she send to me. Yay!

Sooo pretty and love the whole outfit...

And here's a close up photo. So gorg Maria!

This shrug is so comfy and thick. And Maria said she received lots of compliments and even Sumo (her cute dog) loves it and cuddled inside of it. LOL! Thank you again Maria.


Yay! One of my favorite quote is from Pete Drucker... "The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise (or business) is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer."


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By the way, I'll be participating again at Somewhat Simple 12 Giveaways of Christmas 2011. So stay tuned...I'll be posting details in few days. =)


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And I just added a tab for items I sell here. If you wish to order just email me at anacskie@gmail.com. Thanks and have a great day everyone.