Friday, November 26, 2010

The MAYA & RUHI Marie Antoinette Collection in Kuala Lumpur

The eagle has landed!

Or rather, the Fedex guy has delivered the boxes containing the MAYA & RUHI Marie Antoinette Collection to Ms Rachel, and will be on the display shelves as of 29th November.

So if you're keen, on any of the pieces, Ms. Rachel is the person you want to get. You can email her at for more info, or to make a reservation (most of them are one-piece-only).

Below are a few pieces from the collection. To see the entire collection, click here.

The Dauphine necklace

Silver Joie earrings

Indulgence rings

Macaron earrings

Gloire necklace

Princesse in pink earrings

Lorraine earrings

Naivete necklace

Time To London

In a week's time, I shall be off to London, where me and Those Two will spend an entire month with Our Dad. In the next seven days, I have a ton of things to wrap up and take care of: get bills paid, get dog settled at sitter's, get school bags sorted out, get presents bought, get suitcases packed...

Frankly speaking, I am not looking forward to the sun rising at 9am and setting at 3pm, and shops shutting at 6pm. But, hey, it's a change. We will be freezing together, as a family, at least. ;)

What I AM looking forward to are the museums (Again. Of course.), the yarn shops (with my newfound crochet obsession), and the relatively healthy diet (read: Pret A Manger sandwiches. Love!). Also, the many friends and relatives whom I haven't met up with for a long time. :)

As such, the blogging shall be fairly erratic for the next month or so. But rest assured, the giveaways, and updates will follow through. Eventually. :)

(pic via J.A. Alcaide)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Locks of Love

Maya had been toying with the idea lately, of getting her hair that is down to her butt, trimmed right up to the middle of her chest.

But when I told her about Locks of Love, she decided to chop it all off for a good cause.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organisation that oversees kids with medical hair-loss problems, including chemotherapy, receiving hairpieces made from donated hair.

I had the honour of snipping her massive braid off. But we had to get to the hairdresser's to get it trimmed into decent shape...

I am SO proud of my Maya! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Monday!

Ruhi is disgusted by the smut on this novelty mousepad (yes, I taught her well). And THIS is what I call a Kodak Moment.

Friday, November 19, 2010

On My Lust List

Aren't they just DAH-LING? All from Etsy. Click on the pics to see more.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

More Crochet Conquests

Yep, that about does it, folks. The fruits of my crochet addiction these past few weeks...

Good enough to sell you think? I figured if I were to feed my crochet obsession, I'll have to find some use for these woolly lovelies. Coz they're pretty useless to us in these tropical parts. :S

As such, I am seriously toying (contradiction in terms) with the idea of a new Etsy shop filled with crochet chic. But that'd be closer to the end of next year, I guess, when woolies are a bit more in demand. That'll give me time to get things crocheted too. ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crochet Conquest

One of quite a few, if I might add...

This one is a lovely peach, pink, orange, brown and ochre mix of 70% wool and 30% alpaca. I initially thought alpaca was some form of synthetic or the other, until I googled and found out it's the wool of a Peruvian goat, apparently very fine and quite sought after. ;)

This is actually a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law who lives in London. But I had to take a pic of it worn. Coz it just looks so much more "alive" on a model. Especially one who's giving Derek Zoolander a run for his Blue Steel. ;x

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gratuitous fabulous jewelry pic

I mean, seriously: how fricken crochet-tastic is this?! Handmade in Istanbul, at StudioKarma, on Etsy.

This one has gone to a loving home, but there's more amazing stuff at the shop. Click here to see.

Monday, November 8, 2010

November Giveaway Result

What happens when your weekends are even crazier than your weekdays? Yep, things get delayed. Sorry, folks! :S

Maya does the honours this month. And her T-shirt says it all... ;)

And the winner is...

Congratulations, Princess Toodles! Please email me your mailing address, and your prize will be on its way! :)

Thank you so much everyone for playing! It has been really good fun. Hope to see you around the blog AND at next month's Giveaway!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Party On

Yesterday, we celebrated the 10th birthday of my nephew, Nicholas...

As soon as we got there, Ruhi wrote out a plan on the whiteboard:

Maya's things-to-do list was somewhat more detailed and accurate:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Addicted To Crochet

I have tumbled hopelessly off the jewelry wagon, and landed in some seriously sticky crochet mud.

Last night, I sat in front of the TV, from the evening news, to The Mentalist, through to CSI:NY, and then House - crocheting all them hours straight. I am surprised my fingers have not knarled into knots in cramps.

Here are some signs that you too, might be a hopeless crochet addict:

* you zone out for hours on end, hungry for the next row to be completed, and then find yourself eager to start the next row.

* you carry your latest project around with you in a nifty little bag, in case you might want to whip it out and get some stitches in, while on the bus or waiting at the ATM.

* you ignore all pending work of every other kind, to get some crochet "work" done.

* you are sad your children don't have the same burning passion for crochet.

Yes. Hi, my name is Pearl, and I am a Crochet Addict.

Today, I shall be on a self-imposed rehab, cold turkey. I will NOT crochet. Until I get a few hours of jewelry in.

(pic via

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monthly Giveaway

...and a Happy Monday to all as well! I've come out of 3 days' hibernation from potent painkillers for my migraine attack, and am feeling pretty brand-new, and, well, happy. :D

Believe it or not, they've started putting up Christmas decorations downtown, ALREADY. So this month's giveaway is something more elegant and dressy, looking forward to the party season.

This classy number is of Swarovski pearls, and worked with my signature wire-wrap style, and measures 5cm from the bottom of the ear wire to the bottom of the last pearl. Cool, sexy and sweet, all at the same time. ;)

Just leave a comment at this post if you are interested in receiving these for free! The winner will be announced on November 7th's post, so you have until then to leave your comment... Good luck!