// these hand-sewn cotton bags for shopping in bulk, sewing more out of excess tea-towels I have at home.
// this meat-free request at a cafe, it’s getting easier nowadays.
// shopping for eggs, look ma, no disposable plastics!
// a foot soak update, less than $2 spent.
// this sourdough toast, best eaten plain.
// this morning ritual that saved a lot of yeast packaging being discarded.
// this repurposed Nutella glass jar, so the kids can see their savings grow, instead of a number.
// this diy all-purpose citrus vinegar cleaner.
// this glass pot to replace my 9-inch baking tin cum food saver, because it comes with a cover.
// reading for pleasure, 15 minutes every day.
// something’s brewing. more on this 3 months later 😉
// patching with a few simple (though ghastly unhidden) stitches.
// a practical reusable souvenir.
// an updated valentine’s day gift from 15 years ago, wool felted balls replace disintegrated worn out plasticky alphabets that spell out my name.
// luggage with a broken handle turned storage box.
// back to regular bread baking schedule.
// a very festive looking but zero plastic waste lunar new year decoration. newspaper + rubber band + red colour paper + leek + metal s-hook.
// pared down from a larger table bouquet.
// and whatever that can be salvaged.
// a stroll to soak in the festive mood.
// finally keeping these away,
// and displaying these instead.
// even our fish tank gets a makeover.
// pretty stickers for a new journal.
// assemble a sewing kit: finally, all the essentials in one box.
// handmade and used for 2 whole years.
// leaving my green garden to fate: the prettiest of the lot came from some unknown seedlings.
// frozen, because they were all bruised on our way home and there were too many to be eaten at one go.
// reusing a discontinued plastic membership card into a bookmark, absolutely no step-by-step instructions required.
// a plastic-free vegetable peeler.
// mini-adventure : a bus ride to nowhere.
// while giving away some children’s toys stashed away in the store room, we get reunited with a long forgotten one.
// simple 10-inch sponge cake sans buttercream fillings and chocolate icing, adapted from 2 x 8-inch recipe here.
// unplanned sand play, because school holidays are coming.
// freebie picked up on the way home.
// packaging instructions + magazine articles in japanese language translated.
// sauce dish with the right size modified for a favourite tea cup, because I like my drinks warm.
// handy-woman repaired sliding door all by herself.
As I go through the photo folders in my hard disk, I found some random shots of things that caught my eye, made my day, or meaningful enough to make me press the shutter, but just don’t seem to fit in anywhere or significant as a post. So I thought I will gather them all as an entry on a weekly/fortnightly basis, definitely better than stowing them away.
// these first few top leaves from my avocado plant.
// wooden stuff, all in one place.
// finally, I can cook and boogie.
// 100% hand sewn, because someone has been bugging me for a water bottle holder with carrying strap.
// because the plastic round case that came with the needles broke, so I made this by folding a layer of felt into 2 after getting an idea (that is amazingly no where close to the original) from a DIY one here.