Archive | September, 2014

My Amiguru-Minis

21 Sep

 

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Lately, I’ve been crocheting smaller dolls.Β  I realized they’re much simpler to make than my big dolls.Β  I call them my amiguru-minis πŸ™‚Β  I used almost the same pattern for the superheroes and just made everything smaller πŸ™‚

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They look like chubby baby superheroes πŸ™‚

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Mini shield for Captain America πŸ™‚

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Here’s a yuppie zombie I made based on the pattern of Christen Haden’s book called Creepy Cute Crochet πŸ™‚Β  I just added arms and legs.

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And since I’m such a fan of Game of Thrones, I crocheted my favorite character, Jon Snow.

“You know nothing, Jon Snow.”

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Can’t wait for the fifth season πŸ™‚

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And finally, I was able to crochet Elsa, a character the litte girls love.Β  I haven’t even seen the movie! Haha!

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Just to give you an idea how small these doll are… Here is cute little Erin holding Elsa πŸ™‚

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I’ll be making more of these amiguru-minis πŸ™‚Β  Stay tuned πŸ™‚

I really want to do more characters from Game of Thrones but their costumes are so detailed.Β  Oh let’s see what I can come up with πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a restful weekend πŸ™‚

 

 

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Ria

19 Sep

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Here are snippets of one of my beautiful February brides this year πŸ™‚

Her name is Ria πŸ™‚

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Wedding preps were in Makati Shangrila Hotel πŸ™‚

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My portable studio already set-up.Β  Thank you so much for assisting me that day, Ham πŸ™‚ I think that’s your hand seen in the mirror.Β  Haha!Β  My NTL airbrush machine is ready as well as my favorite palettes and loose powders from Shu Uemura.

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Here is the bride, Ria πŸ™‚Β  Such an elegant beauty.Β  Makeup is done.Β  Ria just wanted something very fresh and natural for her wedding πŸ™‚Β  I used neutral colors on the eyes with a thin liner on the top lids.Β  I also chose a light shade of pink for her lips

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Thank you so much, Miss Helen, from L’oreal Professionel for doing Ria’s hair.Β  She wanted a loose, low side bun πŸ™‚

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Almost ready to change into her beautiful gown.

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Ria was a stunning bride, indeed πŸ™‚

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Thanks again for trusting me to do your makeup on your wedding day, dear Ria πŸ™‚

You looked so radiant that day!Β  Wishing you and Philip all the best!Β  πŸ™‚

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Spring Rolls and Baguettes

10 Sep

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Dante and I, once a year, we always have that trip… the “let’s go somewhere we’ve never been before” trip.Β  Hehe!Β  This year it was Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam πŸ™‚Β  We didn’t know what to expect.Β  We didn’t have any itinerary.Β  The plan was to eat, sleep and be merry for four days.

Our first authentic Vietnamese meal was at this place called Nha Hang Ngon πŸ™‚Β  Recommended by a friend and was also suggested by the concierge at our hotel.Β  It was a really nice place!Β  It didn’t look so much like a restaurant but more like someone’s house πŸ™‚

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First we had the salad roll with shrimp and pork.Β  These are dishes rolled with rice papers πŸ™‚

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Personally I’m not fond of bland, green, healthy stuff.Β  Haha!Β  But Dante loves these πŸ™‚

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But in fairness to this salad roll, it tasted really fresh! πŸ™‚

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Moving on to another dish, I ordered the fried pork and crab spring rolls served with vermicelli and fresh herbs πŸ™‚ I liked this very much!Β  It’s like an extra large lumpiang Shanghai πŸ™‚ Hehe…

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Can’t live without rice.Β  We ordered the steamed broken rice with grilled pork chop πŸ™‚

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I also ordered fresh grape juice πŸ™‚

We only spent about Php400.00 for this meal!Β  How reasonable for a great lunch!Β  And it was a really nice place πŸ™‚Β  Would definitely recommend this place when in Ho Chi Minh πŸ™‚

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Another place the concierge lady at the hotel recommended was Nhu Lan πŸ™‚Β  I told her I wanted Banh Mi and she told us to go here.

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I was so amazed how reasonable the prices were in Ho Chi Minh! We can totally eat all we want here! Haha!

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This Banh Mi place had a different vibe from the first restaurant we ate in πŸ™‚Β  The first place was more pang date-date.Β  This place had a carinderia vibe which is what I loved about this place πŸ™‚

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Came at the right time πŸ™‚

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I first tried Banh Mi at this vegetarian place called Wabi Sabi at The Collective, Makati πŸ™‚Β  I am so not a vegatarian nor do I love eating vegetables but I really fell in love with the Banh Mi in Wabi Sabi.Β  It tasted like real meat.Β  Haha!

Below, my friends, is the real deal πŸ™‚Β  Banh Mi means bread… a baguette, specifically, that was introduced by the French πŸ™‚Β  It’s a sandwich with meat and vegetables πŸ™‚Β  LOVE THIS.

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A closer look at my Banh Mi πŸ™‚

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Of course, again, we need rice.Β  LOL!Β  So ordered barbecued pork with rice with our Banh Mi.Β  Haha!

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Dante’s favorite… more spring rolls.Β  You can have them both, Dants πŸ™‚

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This is the meat they put inside the Banh Mi πŸ™‚

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And the perfect looking baguettes πŸ™‚Β  They remind of me of the texture of your rings, Dants!Β  Haha! πŸ™‚

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Saya kumain sa Vietnam, affordable na, masarap pa!Β  Puro gulay pero ok lang… paminsan minsan lang naman.Β  Haha! πŸ™‚

My Yogi Bride: Isabel

3 Sep

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning at the Manila Peninsula Hotel last February 15, 2014 πŸ™‚

Gorgeous and flawless yoga teacher, Isabel, was getting married that day! πŸ™‚Β  I first met Isabel during a photo shoot for Metro Weddings Magazine.Β  She was one of the brides that were featured and we clicked instantly.Β  Thankful for that day we met! πŸ™‚

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Here were Isabel’s beautiful bridesmaids helping her get ready πŸ™‚

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I need to do yoga again.Β  I want arms like Isabel’s.Β  Haha! πŸ™‚

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Isn’t she lovely??? πŸ™‚

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One of my favorite hairstylists to work with is George Aliben for Kiehl’s πŸ™‚Β  Here he is attaching Isabel’s veil.Β  Thank you, George!

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Isabel was glowing inside and out.Β  She was a stunning bride! I loved her bouquet, too πŸ™‚

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Thank you, Isabel, for such an easy, breezy day!Β  Good vibes all around! πŸ™‚

Congratulations once again and thank you for making me part of your wedding preps.Β  Truly a pleasure πŸ™‚

Til we meet again πŸ™‚