Forest Flame Millinery

Friday, March 18, 2011

Trip to HK

I just came back from HK. Yes, I do feel silly, spending $400+ on a budget airline ticket and stayed only for the weekend. But I needed a break and so yes, that's it. It has been a long while since I took a budget airline and it wasn't pleasant. The flight was ok, the plane was ok. Well, NOT the people. Why are the people less civilised compared with those on CX?  Anyway, can't be bothered to know as I doubt I want to take any flight from budget terminal again.

As usual, no photos. I don't bring camera nor take pictures when I travel. Everything is in my head. My brother drove me to 深水埗 on the second day. I couldn't find the white feathers I was looking but bought yards and yards of lace. Had my favourite hot and spicy 米线 at an eatery along Yu Chau St. It is a must- eat whenever I am in HK. Many HK restaurants have the Michelin rating and I began to wonder if it is easy to get a rating. Two restaurants I went to in 銅鑼灣道 have Michelin rating! My brother said they are HK Michelin! Interesting.

My brother and his family stayed in an apartment at NorthPoint in HK island.It is big with 3 bedrooms and 2 toilets. I thought all apartments are tiny in HK? I feel uncomfortable because the apartments are so close to each other that you can see very clearly what your neighbours are doing from any of the windows. The people opens their windows and go about doing their things at home, and they can be nonchalant about the lack of privacy. As my brother puts it, "Welcome to HK".  I try to avoid eye-contact whenever I am near or walked past a window. It's just so weird to see your neighbours so near.
There is no place to hang your washing too. So everyone hangs their washing on the window and everywhere in the house. I didn't want that and had my laundry done for HKD32 per pound. All done in 2 hours time. I like HK island but I prefer to live in Kowloon. When previously, my brother's place was at Hung Hum, it was so easy for me to go to 深水埗 as the apartment provides complimentary shuttle to Tsim Sha Shui MTR.

Sometimes, I wish I live in HK. Why? The weather, the foods and the shopping, especially for someone like me who makes hats. I can get so many materials that I can't find in Singapore. Well, I live in hope that I get a chance. But first, I need to start buying lottery. No way will I be able to afford the high rent in HK.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lovely Silk Roses For Your Wedding

It takes a lot of time to make these beautiful roses. They are made from 100% silk Habutai and Dupion and are different from those artificial flowers you buy from florists. I don't know why the florists call their artificial flowers 'silk-flowers' when they are so obviously not silk.

Each petals are cut and prepared before curling and assembling. It takes hours to make one and that's why they are so unique as few people are willing to spend one whole days making a rose. But the effect is stunning and worth the effort!

Here's a few I have completed and will be setting them on hairclip and/or headband this weekend, together with birdcage veil. I think they are lovely, maybe not my photography skills. But this is the best I can do indorr since it is going to rain soon.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

So event coming

Hi everyone!
Things was hectic at work, there was setting of common test paper, preparing students for practical exam and now ... omg! The endless marking. I gues it is all about time management and finally, convince my daughter to be my model. Here's some new and some old (well, old as in I made them last month but couldn't find time to take photos).

My designs is available at Singapore Art Museum Night Bazaar on 18 March (Fri) 7pm to 2 am. I am so happy that I get balloted for this event. I have always enjoyed the Night Bazaar at SAM. Do come down to join in the festivities on 18 March.

I'll also be listing these designs at my etsy shop in a couple of days time. Or do join me at my facebook page for latest update.

For those who like some shine, I have these rhinestone studded headband-tiaras. The rhinestones are shoudered (not glue) and will stay in place. Put them on and be a princess!