Saturday, 28 July 2012

Of being a stay at home mom

3 months ago, I decided to tender my resignation to become a stay at home mom. It took me a couple of months of serious thinking before I was finally able to decide. I have taken a lot of things into consideration.. and decided that this is the best for us for the time being. With this decision, I'll have more time to be with my family, to cook them nutritious lunches and dinners, to fetch my 2 school-going children from school every day without having to worry about them coming back on their own, to teach the children things which I wanted to teach but could not because of the time constraint, etc.

I know that it's a bold decision to make. It took a lot of courage to decide. A lot of colleagues were shocked when I told them that I wanted to quit my job as a Human Resource Manager, not because of better offer but because I wanted to become a stay at home mom.

So here I am, after serving the 3 months' notice... My very first day as a stay at home mom and I'm enjoying every single seconds of it :)

I will start baking, sewing and crafting more during my free time. So, watch out for this space as I will start advertising on things I've made / will be selling. I hope to be able to get positive feedback and supports from all of you readers.

But first thing first,  I'm gonna work towards changing my youngest child's sleep pattern.   I hope to be able to get her to sleep during the night as she has been sleeping during the day and not at night for the past 3 weeks and I have had a lot of sleepless nights this recent few weeks. Wish me luck. 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Work in progress

Some work in progress...

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sewing project

A dear friend of mine asked if I can make her a top/dress similar to the one she has. She said that it is very comfortable to wear and she would like to have another one of the same pattern.

Although I don't really like to work with soft fabric and prefer cotton over any other type of fabric, I took up her challenge to remake the top/dress. 

Alhamdulillah, I am able to make it. Gonna hand it to her tomorrow.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Bag to store laptop's adapter

Made this bag a few days ago for my husband to store his laptop's adapter. Outer fabric bought from Ikea, and the inner fabric bought from Jakel.

Hope you like it dear :)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Amirul's birthday celebrations

I took half day leave on Amirul's birthday, rushed back from office and was on time to pick him up from school. His face expression when he saw me outside his school compound, was priceless. We then went to pick up both Faiz and Nuha from the babysitter's place and headed home.

Amirul wanted a chocolate cake for his birthday. After lunch, we made chocolate moist birthday cake together. When my husband was back from office that evening, we celebrated Amirul's birthday.

On Sunday, I made another chocolate cake for Amirul's birthday party. This time around, I made my chocolate signature cake with oreos cream filling and chocolate ganache as frosting, on Amirul's request. Amirul wanted me to write "Happy Birthday" on the cake, so I whipped a simple buttercream for decorations. He loved it, although the decorations doesn't turned up well.

Happy birthday Amirul sayang. We all love you very very much!!

* Amirul wanted a pet fish for his birthday present. Nanti kita beli ye sayang.