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Saturday, April 10, 2010


I'm moving my garden to a tumblr home. It’s got better sunshine warm enough for the bees and dragonflies, and it’s got a new seascape that I’m inlove with. (But I would surely miss blogger's comment button.)

Let’s be merry and love like crazy!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Enchanting Fearless Guru

18 letters to go...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

makes me smile

sea breeze potpourri + make-believe sea creatures

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dream Catchers

These girls came to me before bed. Maybe they had invited Morpheus for a tea that he forgot to spun me a dream.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Doodle Therapy

Sometimes all I need is my favourite pad and 0.1 fine pen to lay my mind off to worldly things, to dance away with my make-believe creatures. The above photo is just a part of the unfinished illustration which I plan to finish hopefully tomorrow night.

Friday, March 26, 2010

wishing for a dreamless sleep

I am a vivid dreamer and about 99% of my dreams I remember. The minute I wake up, my mind adjusts back to reality as the dream scenes comes to me in backwards. It used to be a habit, a practice that I mastered until one day and onwards, the remembering comes out naturally.

The hardest part of dreaming is feeling every bit of you is AWAKE. You feel the water rushing in your body, you feel the little waves on your feet, you feel your body explode - in slow motion - literally, your knees ache of running, you feel the weight of your body when you fly, you smell damp morning soil on your bare feet, you feel the clothes your on, you can see veins when you hold hands.

I don't mind dreaming really because it's mostly kind of amusing. But the latest morning dream I had is tormenting me. The most vivid yet, the most tragic, and the most cried out after-effect I've experienced. It was soul-draining.

With that I would like to call out to Morpheus to leave me for a while. At least let me have a good dreamless sleep tonight.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Scream MEGA!

This is what I'm planning to do with MEGA. I'm going to make a cute naughty little girl-MEGA out of it bathing in ice cream. Sweet eh?

I hope I can sculp this little guy's head. Husband tells me I should just stick to what I'm comfortable (in pens and paint) and stay safe. But I don't want to. Even if it's scary just thinking about the process - the mess and big oops that could happen especially that this is my first time to customize a vinyl designer toy - it draws me even more to explore new techniques and level up for the challenge. The first challenge though is getting that Magic Sculp!

I'm also going to sew her a onesie or jammies recycling my boys' baby clothes. Oh I can't wait!

So what do you guys think?

paperfashion blog love

I fell inlove with her strokes. Check out paperfashion.
Paper and fashion never looked this good.

Monday, March 22, 2010

i wait for you

Today, I saw him at MinD Arts Festival in a glass box, silently keeping it's awesomeness yet. I can only dream of holding him sooner. I have been sleepless, endlessly imagining what I could possibly do to make him unique and definitely "my creation". I thought of crazy wardrobes, sketching here and there, constant research. But then all I can do is wait. I hope when he comes I'd be as ready as ever.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Immortal

These jellies are immortal. They are able to escape death by reverting back to their "baby" stage. And it has been reported that they are silently invading the oceans. Pretty amazing huh. In a matter of years, I bet scientists would tap their secret code and kind of inject it on humans. Now that would be creepy.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Handmade Mini Portfolio Book

And so the hunting begins...

Monday, March 8, 2010

fashionably dreaming in wonderland

I don't care if the story or plot or characters are predictable. I simply enjoyed it in yummy 3D nonetheless.

Besides being so delighted with all the wonders of the Underland and the madness of the creatures, I am most stunned with the on-the-spot haute couture that Alice wore. She changed outfits 5 times! Her fragile pale structure made it more appealing - not that I prefer skinny and pale - I just think she's the right character for it.

I empathize for the grown up Alice beause I dream in full color every night like a delusional maniac too. Having said that, yes, I remember every bit of details of each dream. Except that I can't see my dream people in real life - thank God! I talk to them, make them understand they're not real and that they are just in my dream which of course made them more confused and once it even made the "Dream Queen" so upset that she ordered unimaginable chaos because I wasn't suppose to tell them that truth. I had been their enemy for weeks! But as Alice says "It's only a dream. Nothing can hurt me."

I can also dare things when dreaming, make bolder acts even if it means death. I mostly do heroic stunts because I know that nothing can hurt me because it's my dream and I can control it and I can always choose to wake up. I used to have a dream journal but... Maybe I should start one again.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Creative Mission

I wonder what my Creative Mission is. What can I do creatively to make this world a better place? Sounds like a line from a song but that's been the question that's singing in my head every night before I go to bed. *Gosh it even rhymes.

I need to somehow connect the dots (projects, collaborations, etc.) and create a pattern of self-conciousness that would lead to a more meaningful end-product. Flashback to graduating from college I always knew I wanted to be part of a big advertising agency and make super ads that could move people and well, generally sell. But then, advertising seemed more like a show rather than the truth these days. Or maybe I haven't been into that side of the fence anymore.

My greater mission should be more than just being a good mother to my boys and a good wife to my one and only. I must do more so that when I die, I turn back into a faerie who smiles with pride from heaven.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Kukibulchik Shop

I've finally put up my very own Etsy shop! I've got one listing yet, and countless in my head. Just making things happen one step at a time.

Meet The Frugal Frox Lady

Meet Xiomara.
Follow her unpredictable style, frugal outfits at
photocredit: Tabitha Vu

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

come and meet MEGA

After over one year in the making, MEGA by FooDog will be revealed to the public for the first time. MEGA is a designer toy concept and is the first of its kind to be created by an Emarati. For precautionary measures, MEGA will be confined to a protective environment for your viewing pleasure.

I can't wait to get hold of you, you little sweet nose.

See you tomorrow, thursday, February 25, 2010 between 7 to 11pm at Gate Village - Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Information Graphics in Silver

Congratulations to my husband, Dwynn, who got a SILVER MEDAL for this year's "Best of News Design" from The Society for News Design. Whohooo!

Presenting his award-winning information graphics and design:

A very tricky presentatioin of an entire year of economic trajectory which he managed to lay everything out in one spread, creating an interesting design. That is information graphics at its best!

SND is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print/web/mobile publications and products.

You deserve it hon, congratulations!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

E, enchanted blossoms

he loves me; he loves me much.

(Just some hints from now on.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

D, such a dandy

dandy is he who elevates æsthetics to a living religion.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

love letter bouquet

So I have been surfing wedding blogs more than usual these days because my fabfriend Fyns is getting married - for the second round - and being the faerie that I am, I am helping her hunt for inspirations and ideas.

Look what I found. My jaw dropped.

And in an instant, I remember my wedding (2004) bouquet: it wasn't what I had in mind. The florist had her way and made it into a gigantic ball bouquet. I remember how devasted I was. All we can do is take out the first outer row of roses to make it at least 10% lighter. It was very heavy. I didn't want to hold it.

Love letter paper bouquet! It would've been PERFECT for me, for us! Because my little love story started with letters - yes even if we were only 3 chairs away from eachother. Crazy silly people inlove! Why haven't I think of that before!? Oh I know because I was worried about the little girls' fairy wings, and hand painted flower on my flowerfriends' dresses, and a lot of other things! But you know, the magic of true love couldn't get a lousy bouquet ruin the weddign day eh?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Because I was so disappointed about DSF (see, only a bunch of items were on sale and they were all boring), I bought a funny footed tights by Claire's instead. Can't wait to go on a circus ride.

Monday, February 8, 2010

i need a doll.

Someday I'll have you and your trunk.
I'll make awesome outfits and we will play dress up together.

And you will be my baby girl.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SENSE OF SIGHT : My Sister & I

Kahlil's "My Sister & I" clearly stood out from the rest of the sets. Maybe because it wasn't typical, or it surprises the audience with its technique. But I think it is because he taps reality boldly. It is such an honor to be part of his project. Well done Kahlil!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

wearing his t-shirt again

Husband's Levi's t-shirt (tied with a knot), my rolled-up Levi's jeans, ukay halter string polka dot top, New Look sandals, really really old heart buckle belt from GAW.

Friday, February 5, 2010

7 sets in 1 day.

Ok so I've made 7 sets in a row yesterday. Scary. It was a smooth-sailing shopping - all the great finds were showing up on my face and really all I can do is just make a story out of them.

Once upon a time, there were seven sisters getting all the pretty things in fashion. One day, the stylefaerie came to visit to play.

1. Sweet Grunge in July is heading off to a wedding. She is not afraid to mix the sweet and the edgy. Wearing her favourite boots on a pale blue vintage dress, she is the coolest bridesmaid I've seen.

2. Dull and Happy is very dull indeed yet pulls off her getup quite so. She tells me she is most happy when she goes around town looking for old things - books, toys, handmade jewelry. Today she's meeting an old friend.

3. Flaunt your love is going on a date. She talks a lot about how love can be very scary sometimes. She loves it when people stares at her, asks for her number, or offer her a ride home. She thinks she's the most beautiful among her sisters. She has the kindest heart. She wants to be a wife and a mother of 6.

4. Nightingale beauty is a classic chick. She has a rare talent of hearing animals talk. This scares her and prays one day she can hear no more. She keeps this to herself.

5. Wonderland is the most playful. She doesn't like to get "squeezed" in by whatever and whoever. She's always laughing and moving and making silly faces, yet very mysterious. She always remembers her dreams and talks about it the minute she wakes up. Sometimes she writes them down on her journal.

6. Good Mourning lost her goldfish today and so is not in the mood for any adventure.

7. No Secrets is the youngest and my favourite of them all. She is free-spirited and light. She loves life in general and respects the planet. She wants to be a fairy when she dies.

And they all had great time and live happily ever after.
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