Donation to Soi Dog Foundation in aid of animal victims of the Bangkok flood

Dear friends, I’m happy to confirm that MMF has donated a sum of USD50 to the Soi Dog Foundation. Thank you all for your support!

MMF will be at the Street Market in 1MK this weekend December 3rd & 4th, 10am-10pm. See you there!

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Help save the animals in Bangkok’s flood!

This picture says it all...the animals affected by the floods in Bangkok.

Make Mine Fabric will donate RM5 from each item sold. The money will go towards helping the animal rescuers in Thailand to save and take care of the dogs, cats, birds and other animals that are stranded in the floods in Thailand. As people are being evacuated from flood areas, their pets as well as thousands of strays are left behind to fend for themselves as water levels continue to rise by the minute!

Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, France and Holland. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand. Their aim is to set an example for the Asian region on how to humanely reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats through spaying and neutering, and to better the lives and living conditions of the stray dogs and feral cats of Asia. For updates on their rescue mission, please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/SoiDogPageInEnglish?sk=info Please help

Your purchase, however small, will contribute towards saving the lives of these unfortunate animals. Thank you for reading this.

*Saving one dog won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one dog!” – unknown

Bangkok flood is at its peak. Rescue volunteers need all the help and donations they can get.

Kids’ Tote Bags – Christmas Sale Offer at RM54 each!

Just made and fresh from the sewing table!

Picture below shows Animals All Over (L) and Orchard Farmdale (R).

Kids' Tote Bags RM54 each

Price: RM54 each (Normal Price: RM60)

What’s included – Each bag comes stocked with a coloring/sticker activity book and 10 Crayola non-toxic crayons.

Dimension – Approximately 9.5″ x 9.5″ x 1.5″ (Note: Height is 14″ from top of straps to base)

Material: 100% Cotton

Washable, preferably handwash or gentle/delicates cycle in the washing machine.

It’s gonna be sewing tonight!

It was already 11pm when I’d sorted out my nightly routine – tucking son into bed, washing up feeding bottles, putting in the laundry and tummy rubs for my 2 furkids. I sank into the couch, and there I was …. just too exhausted to move. It was “sewing night” and fabric bins were scheduled for production. I got some fabrics cut and started sewing the pieces together, and got as far as tacking some bins so I could just sew away later when I get into the swing of things. That was good progress considering it’s a Friday night!

For now, I shall just go curl up next to my sweet son and hopefully, be able to share his dreams!

Widgets…what a cute word!

I spent the last 2 hours fiddling around the “Widgets” section, and gee……I certainly made progress with my blog tonight! I changed my Theme (finally found something that caught my fancy!) and got started on the Learn WordPress.com in 10 Steps tutorial. I am only HALFWAY through! 😦 This is all too overwhelming for me!

Oh well, I think I deserve a pat on the back for getting through the “Widgets” part. There was just this slight hiccup that came with the Theme I chose – it doesn’t give options for the Links widget, which leaves me stuck with a long list of links under the Blogroll category. Now why would I need these links in my web???? Hmmm…… I mean, why would a visitor to my blog need to get inspired or even get support?? Strange, I thought.

Nevertheless……time well spent! Now it’s off to snooze land for me (ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz).

Something new, exciting, and almost certainly crazy!

I used to work full-time, staying up late to review pages and pages of market reports. Since the arrival of my precious little boy, I have been a stay-home mummy enjoying every moment of motherhood. Recently, having turned 2 years old, my boisterous young toddler is learning to play independently and while still needing a watchful eye (at all times!!!), he does allow me some time to sit at my work desk to check emails and stay connected to the world. Alas, I am getting a little restless, wondering if I could do something more than merely playing catch and hide, or attending to the little daily needs of a child that is increasingly whiny and impossible!!

I needed more than just interaction with a toddler, fulfilling my roles and responsibilities as a mother. I had to re-discover myself, re-connect to the world outside, and to keep my sanity. Believe me, I felt rather ‘trapped’ in my own home in the entire first year I dedicated wholly to my son. While I loved every new experience with him, I yearned for the lifestyle I used to have, the freedom….I wanted to do something that would stimulate my senses, provide mental challenge, perhaps a new skill I could learn from scratch and one that I would enjoy putting to good use far into my golden years….. and one day, it just hit me…SEWING! Something that is surely not new to all of us; in fact it sounds kind of ‘old-fashioned’ (to me).

I must say that being a full-time mummy gave me a huge advantage, because for the first time in my life, I could choose to do something totally crazy, something that isn’t about sitting in an office staring at the laptop, something that isn’t about deadlines (really, who needs them anyway?) and yes, all these in a blink of an eye!…without the hassle of drafting that resignation letter which can take awhile to get done, simply because I, for one, have never tendered my resignation with an offer I had already accepted. LOL

But in all serious-ness, ME…the square, serious and by-the-book person I’ve always been…sewing?? Who would have imagined?!?! Here I am with hardly a clue whatsoever on blogging (yep! yet another thing I am gravely challenged in but have plucked up enough courage to get started, anyway!), trying my hand at setting up my very own blog on all things fabric.

So here it is ….  the beginning of a journey that’s to be “A Mother’s Renewed Inspiration”.