Name Tag, Props, Candles, Cake, Dessert, Egg… for our 1 YO Princess

Similar to all 1 year old birthday celebrations of our kids, way advanced planning was the norm for our SAHM to make sure everything falls into place on the big day.. and of course much of her time, effort and energy were poured in..

So, apart from the most time consuming pom pom skirt in our previous post, these were the remaining items to prepare, i.e ordering of the cake, decorating the cake, buying some special candles, preparing photography props, securing the venue (thanks to our Uncle for the wonderful place), dyeing the eggs, ordering cheese tarts for dessert, steaming the chicken drum stick (thanks Mom for getting us one)… etc.

So here u go for some of the pictures of the cake deco (ribbon around the cake + name tag made of flexible wires  + special battery-powered blinking 1 YO candle beside the cake)

Subsequently, some special props to spice up the photography session… the props were mainly consist of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs (since it’s CNY anyway) + funny and meaningful dialogue boxes + smileys.. (if you have followed our blog since its birth, you may find the monkey zodiac prop very familiar… YES, you are right! It’s the one Mommy did it last year!! 😄)

Some dessert for everyone after the reunion dinner on the same day…


Lastly, our princess and SAHM with all the props in the wonderful antique-feel living room (can’t thank Uncle CH and family enough for their hospitality… 👍🏼☺️👏)


ZY’s Pom Pom

Time really flies and without we actually noticing it, ZY has grown up to be a little lass (still an infant though.. ^_^).. Well, on her 1 year old birthday, mommy has set her mind on preparing/ sewing / knitting (however you name it..) a piece of Pom Pom for her…

By the way, Mommy has gone through so many sleepless nights just to get “all the pieces in place” while juggling all the other household chores / entertaining the kids / etc etc … by looking at Mommy’s sheer determination to bind all the cloth together really amazed me…

So here u are, the end result of all the effort…

And when everything else were put together…

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CNY Year of Rooster Rock Painting Part 2

Since the trial sesson was quite successful (in terms of the durability of the color when placed outdoor and the mood that it creates), Mommy took a step further to create more art pieces using the rocks… Of course, some are also exported to Grandma / in-law’s garden… 🙂

Here comes all of the CNY themed paintings…


Some of them were treated to “home” studio photo session…

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After the photo session, the rocks were “deployed” to their respective positions in our garden.. These are meant to last until next year (and many years ahead for those common CNY themed rocks)

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Minifury’s Art & Craft Blog’s 1 Year Anniversary (CNY 2017 Artwork)

It’s time to pass on the baton, from Monkey to Rooster… So Mommy has transformed the “wall of fame” to suit the theme of the year with the help of the boys…

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Let’s start with the main actors…

Rooster a.k.a Chick @ Egglet – The boys helped in cutting and pasting.

Money Chicks – Didi’s thumb print coupled with Koko’s creativity to bring the chicks to live.


Paper Plate Chicks – With Mommy’s help, the boys helped to cut and paste.

Milo Chicks – guided by the boy’s preschool teachers…

Lastly the Firecrackers & Oranges – Didi’s Palm and Thumb print (after much persuasion) on the leaves and oranges… Koko helped to draw the outline of the oranges, leaves and firecrackers… Mommy of course made all the finishing touches…




Rock Painting for the Year of Rooster (CNY 2017)

Chinese New Year is always the best time of the year (for the kids especially… ^_^).. and it is also a great opportunity to bring your creativity to the next level!!

This year Mommy decided to buy a pack of pebbles/stones/rocks (whatever you may call it..), which is usually used for gardening… So, before the start of this activity, the rocks were washed and dried.. Then Mommy would draw the pictures/lines for the boys to follow so that the end product would at least resemble something.. 🙂

Acrylic paint, paint brushes, recycled magazine sheets, and lastly (to make the coloring last)… clear silicone sealant… were used in this process..

So, here you go some pictures of the “artists” in action…

The end product displayed on the vase in our compound… these were the ones from the 1st trial….

And finally some for export (gifts for Grandparents.. ^_^)



Christmas 2016 Art Work

School Holidays!! Which student wouldn’t jump at the idea of spending the whole 3 weeks out of school… 🙂 Anyway, just before that, these 2 guys had their annual concert and Christmas Celebration in school… So, since they got such nice costumes for their concert, their teacher decided to let them wear the same costume they had worn during the concert (which was a few days earlier).

But….. just the concert costumes would be a little boring, isn’t it? So, Mommy decided to add some “stuffs” to their costumes just to spice up the Christmas mood a little bit.. 🙂

Apart from that, Mommy and little bro had some spare time to come up with the interesting Christmas Tree while big bro is out for swimming class… Here it is….


JMC 3 Souvenirs

JMC stands for Junior Music Course by Yamaha Music School. It is meant for kids aged ~ 5 years old… So, at the end of each level (this time being the 3rd time), there will be a mini concert performed by all the students.. All students need to participate in a group singing/dancing session and a percussion performance.. on top of that, every student would play 2 repertoires and to sing / dance a song by themselves… Of course, the best part of this whole event is the gift exchange…

So, as a tradition, Mommy and HY would prepare some souvenirs for his beloved teacher and friends ahead of the event.. A nice sheep inspired by a facebook post for the teacher, a collage to illustrate the 4 seasons and button bookmarks were the end products of this exercise…

The best piece of art would be the gift for his beloved teacher, Ms Ow, who has encouraged and challenged him to do better since the start of his musical journey in Yamaha…


So for the song, titles Songs of the Seasons… Mommy and HY made a collage as a prop for his sing/dance session.. Here you go, all 4 seasons at the same time.. 🙂


Last but not least, not to miss out his “fighting comrades” a.k.a his classmates, the button bookmarks….

And here is the satisfied look after few days of hardwork [of course the sweaty look is for another reason which has nothing to do with this “exercise”.. :)]