Saturday, June 29, 2013

More New Pendants!

I can't help it! They are easy to make in big batches! My favorite is the grizzly bear. Below are some pendants that I made with photos that I took and printed out myself.

Aaaaand I've been delving a little bit with laser cutting. Since I won a laser cutting voucher giveaway some time ago. These are brooches, and I will be listing them in the shop soon. :) What do you think?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Temple of Heaven

The visit to the Temple of Heaven was brief, but the setting sun shining gently on the building was spectacular! We had to walk pass a large park filled with seniors to reach it hahaha.

After the temple we went to watch an acrobatic show at a building in the middle of another park.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Capital Museum

I'm not too keen with museums but this was part of the optional tour everyone else signed up for so I decided to go around and take some photos anyway.

There was a Buddha statue exhibition in one of the halls, and the statues there are gorgeous!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekly Word Picks - Pie


Pecan Pie Plate - TheCuratedKitchen // Birthday Polymer Clay Cake Topper - HelloPlumStudio
Redware Antique 19th Century Dish -DailyMemorandum // Wedge-shaped Pie Box Kits - alamodo
Red Diagonal Stripe Treat Sticks - ThePaperedNest // Cherry Pie Baker's Magnets - CreaShines

For the complete treasury : Pies

This week's word was chosen by a close friend of mine. :)
So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Can't visit China without seeing pandas! Actually we went to the zoo just to see the pandas hahaha. We didn't even explore anywhere else beyond that. Only about two was up and about, including the one above who was enjoying his lunch.

Others were like this, sleeping like a log.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Some of my Favorite Brooches

Ever since I lost my brooch by leaving it behind two years ago in San Francisco, I had been looking for the perfect brooch to replace it. My red coat collar looked sad and empty without one. Unfortunately that seller I bought from at Renegade Craft Fair does not sell online, if she does I just can't find her even through Google. So I thought hey, it would be fun to get a brooch on Etsy! And here are some of my favorites that I found.

First up, are wooden/laser cut brooches! Like the one I lost. (twas a very cool looking space gun)

Geometric Deer Brooch - SketchInc // Wooden Keyboard Brooch - bRainbowshop
Constellation Brooch with Ursa Major - TheTwentyFingers // Vintage Combi Brooch - SconnieAndJam

Next up, nerdy brooches! I'm a nerd and I cannot lie. Also, Game of Thrones is pretty awesome. I would have gotten the Night's Watch brooch if only my coat is black. Unfortunately I do not own a black coat.

The Night's Watch Game of Thrones Brooch - kateslittlestore // Blue Polymer Clay Brooch - madamaRobe
Hand of the King Wooden Brooch - Chuddywinks // Retro Robot Wooden Brooch - ladybirdlikes

And last but not least. Every other pretty brooches that I like that don't belong to the two above categories!

Mushroom Cat Polymer Clay Brooch - catmadecom // Miniature Kitty Brooch Pin - MountRoyalMint
Friendly Narwhal Porcelain Brooch - LilaRubyKingShop // Embroidered Fiber Brooch - SewSweetStitches

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Palace Pt 2

Summer Palace part 2. Interesting details of the garden. :) There are cute little doors and windows around every corner.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Palace Pt 1

Summer Palace is a gigantic summer resort built by the Empress Dowager Cixi, one of the most fearsome empress in the history of China. The Kunming Lake actually covers majority of the area of the summer resort, and it was used to grow fresh water pearls to be used for cosmetic purposes by the empress.

I had wanted to make only one post for the Summer Palace, but there turned out to be more photos than I thought so I'm separating it into two. :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekly Word Picks - Sweet


LOVE Necklace in Pink Gold - laonato // Honey Almond All Natural Soap - MilkAndHoneyNaturals

For the complete treasury : Sweetness

This week's word was chosen by moonmud.
So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ming Dynasty Tombs

As the name implies, this is the burial site of one of the emporer's from the Ming Dynasty. It was... a lot bigger than I thought! I only got photos of the structures on land though, the tombs are underground and lighting is pretty terrible down there. Plus it looks more like an underground military site (empty though) than anything else.

The tour guide was giving us some warning (for fun!) about taking photos in the tombs, since we might capture something unclean with our cameras. I didn't, thankfully!! But my dad did!!! I don't know whether it was his camera's problem (he uses a cheap compact digital camera) or anything, but the photo was pretty eerie looking with white smoke and what looked like distorted fingers. However, a few nights later my dad had a nightmare and he deleted the photo lol!!