Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Spoon Necklace - sealed stamp

Sorry for MIA forever... Or maybe you're used to my absence? (it happen.. many times already.. and I am deeply sorry for my absencessss..)

I have never work full time before. It's crazy that my colleaguess who start work from 930 and ends at 2300... and show up at 930 sharp the next day.. How on earth could you do that? To stuck in that office for over 12 hours? Luckily I am still a newbies in the offices, not much work. But I was grantee by my supervisor that my workload will be increased by 60% next month. God bless me..

Ok, that is my reason for absences.. I am figuring out how to manage my time to blog/ craft / write letter/ make envies.. It's getting better. I am here finally, at Tuesday's night.

See that cute little thing up there? Yup, my latest craft, spoon necklace.

I love the stamp from England. Hong Kong was a British Colony until 1997. I kind of miss the colonial era. This 97 cents stamp from England touch my heart. I cut it from the envelope, stick it in the spoon. Seal it with Epoxy resin. Now, the memory is alive, stay with me, forever.

Simple to make your own!

1.Saw the spoon handle in half.

2.Bend it backward with force.

(I asked my dad to do the first two steps. Thank You Dad! )

3. decorate your spoon.

(Tips, Cover your pic/stamp/drawing with mod podge or PVA glue. So that it won't bleed when you pour in Epoxy resin.)

4. Pour in the mix of Epoxy resin. Patiently wait for 24 hours. Yup, it take a day. It's worth it!

(Tips, you can wait for one or two hours and put in some beads / buttons. So that the beads won't sink in the bottom. It give the spoon a little texture. )

5. Voila, Wear with pride!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Envies adoption programme

Dear adopting families,

Thanks the amazing force of the internet and lovely bloggers. The requests of adopting the envies has been increased suddenly.

Unfortunately, I have only got one pair of hand and one set of mind. It may take a month or two for the envies to reach you.

I have just got a new job (yay). I am trying my best to adapt to a new job and save time for making envies.

Please stay with me, be patient. The envies are going to your way.

Thanks for your kind attention..

Ms. Five

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September - Mail Incoming

Can you believe the summer is over? We are actually in September! And this is the best month I ever had in the entire year! I got a lot job interviews (meanwhile I am still waiting for "You're Hire!" phone call.. waiting suck. but chances are coming! ) and I got a lot of lovely mail ! Thank you for sending me lovely post. I have to share with you, no matter how far you live!

Kid come first. Ok, I don't remember when and why I mail the panda postcard to a kid. (Ok, I don't really keep track of my outgoing postcards..that's why I say"I don't remember" ) I bet he/she is very young, judging from the handwriting. I love the hand-draw heart and Polar Bear and Penguin!
From Mail incoming Sept

Darja! This postcard make my day. Not only because I like the white flower from Japan, but also Darja remembered me while she was traveling in Japan! Very Very sweet of you! If you are interested in learning Chinese, ask Darja. She writes perfect grammatical correct and colloquial Chinese. Oh, I forgot to tell you, she is a German girl !

Cutest Stamp Ever!

PostMuse send me a postcard first via sendsomething.net. And our correspondence start by exchanging postards, not letter. Simple and plain. I am a caffeine-holic. Post Muse take my caffeine addiction to a higher level. Now, not only I am addicted the drinkable caffeine, but also the readable one!

Calvin and Hobbs Stamp!!!!

Postcrossing - Postcard from Russia.

Four postcards from postcrossing arrived my mailbox last week. But this one worth mentioning is because .. I really love stamps from Russia. They are very colonial and elegant.

New Pen Pal - Melisse.

Melisse is from New York. She found me through indiefixx penpal project. (speaking of pen pal project.. I have no clue how to work on the new system.. Any tips? ) The first letter that she sent me accompanied with a letter-press Hello card from WeHeartPaper! I really want to learn how to make letter pressing. It's not very popular in Hong Kong, not to mention doing letter press in small scale. But, hey, I am gonna visit U.S. someday and found out how it's made! (Or I will simply buy tons of letter pressed card instead.. :p)

Sara from Oh, my darling project. This is a very lovely project. You will have a group of pen pal. And you will keep exchanging correspondence within your group. I haven't write to any one in the group yet. But I am going to ! Thanks Sara for this card!

Sofia. The first Pen Pal I encounter this year through indiefixx. I feel like I am at the beach right now when I open the mail and find the sand and seashell from Sweden accompanied with vintage beach postcards! Oh I love summer~!

Nature themed stamps from Sweden

Last But not least,
Fabulous Felicity! Very cute hand made stickers and a very Japanese booklet! Look how she turn a paper bag into a environmentally friendly envelope.

I love BIG 5 on the envies! Addressing me as Five or 5 will make my day and put a smile on the postman's face!

Thank You for the package!

You do not need a fancy or expensive paper to write a letter. Write on the inside of paper bag and put the letter into envies made from magazine! It cost you nothing, except the very inexpensive postal stamps.

Happy writing!

Ms. Five

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hurtfully hilarious.

Not a big fan of 3D / 4D animation.
I enjoy simple cartoon, like those early 2D Disney cartoon.

I like this one. Simple, hilarious, and hurtful. Poor Daddy!

If you like simple cartoons too, check out
this blog!

Happy Wednesday!

Mail - Incoming ( Finally! )

I promised to make a mail post. Here it is! I make it! finally..

Opening with the first letter I got from Germany via Letternet. Germany postal services provider is nice enough to sponsor the Letternet programme. Letter lovers from all over the world can register and request a pen pal - but you can only get German as your penpal. This make sense, it's Germany supporting the whole programme, right? Go sign up, try it out!

Letter writing does bring me to different kind of old-fashion practice. Letter writing itself, is precious tradition that we should preserve and keep it working. The other old fashion thing I did is Mixtape - ok, it's CD not tape. When I was in High school I used to make one or two mixtape to friends. But it didn't last long since downloadable mp3 and Youtube available to the world. I discover, people out there is actually carrying on the tradition! Goodnight Spoon hold a Mixtape Swap! See what I've got!

Love the colorful cover! Thanks Cherish.

From Mail Incoming - August 2010

"Letters" from my dear friend, Ms Ma. This pretty letter set she designed is now available to download for FREE! Click here!
From Mail Incoming - August 2010

The cutest postcard I ever got via Postcrossing!

She even put on a selection of stamps on the postcard! This is my favorite postcard from Belarus!

Postcard from Finland via Postcrossing with Moomin stamp!!!! I love Moomin!

The first handmade postcard I ever got is from Felicity!

She is generous to share how to make this postcard! Check out her Dotty Postcard tutorial! (I like the bikini one.. =p)

Sarah Striker is a penpal I knew from a swap. She is the youngest penpal I ever got! Sorry, Sarah, sorry for making you wait for my letter. It's on the way! Please forgive me!
Very cute letter set!
From Mail Incoming - August 2010

Zine and costume made ATC from Olivia! Reading her zine make me think, America, really is a place packed with difference kind of people. Some are weird but most of them are AWESOME! Thank you for showing me your neighborhood!

Thanks again for costume made me an ATC featuring two things I like the most, Giraffe and Tea! Look, she is very elegant lady giraffe enjoying her afternoon tea.

Thank you all. Thanks for taking time to sit down, holding a pen, writing to a girl you never met before, sticking the stamps, and going to the post office, just for me. I am honor and flattered.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Make it up to you'all

Zillion Sorry I MIA for so long! Excuse... Erh.. I got no excuse except I am super lazy. Ooops.. truth is ugly. Sorry again.

A best friend of mine, who happen to love letter writing also, draw me some letter paper~! They are cute and awesome~!

Just have a quick look here.

No wonder we are best friend. Candy Ma, I call her Miss ma, is a teacher in primary school and not surprisingly, she teaches Visual Art! She is much craft-ier than I do. From Binding books to sewing fabric Cupcake, nothing scare her. Crazily in love with teaching, kids, and the traditional language of all time - Chinese (she professionally studies Chinese, i.e., she analyze text. Scary! ). Obviously, drawing is one of the things that she fond of.

One day, she mail me a letter set she draw. I cannot help but sharing with you all! With her generous permission, I am now sharing SIX letter paper she designed for you!

Yup, it's six. Including the above three letters, there are still three other designs, Go Download it here! You'll know how talented she is!

Print it out and start writing ! =)

Speaking of which, writing letter, it has been a long time since my last mail post. I have got tons of Great mail, I am going to share with you soon. I promise, here.

The blog writing mood is Back!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quote from Sherlock

If it's the rubbish that keep cheer me up and stay alive - I don't mind being ordinary. Do you mind?

Quote from Sherlock, Season 1, Episode 3 - The Great Game.

I love detective novel and TV show. Really, I do.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Make my own Journal

Have I ever told you that my family name in Chinese, Ng, means FIVE? If I directly translate my last name into English, I will be addressed as "Ms. Five".
It's cool, isn't it? So I put this salutation on the cover of my newly made journal, do you like it?

This is a very easy to make journal, paper, glue, and card stock (or photo). Thank for the video tutorial here, make my night funnier.

If you look closely to the crown, he is holding a banner with Chinese writing on it. 香港 means Hong Kong. The banner was a matchbox cover. Before encountering this matchbox, I had no idea that Hong Kong had a history of making matches!

Friend of mine, a rich one, subscribe to Nat Geo for three years and never read any of them. She, gave all here precious Nat Geo Mag to me. Ok, No, I don't think I will read them all. Nat Geo actually is a great source for collage! The image is InCreDiBle~! I like Hamming Bird, A Lot!

Original From..
Crown found here.
Match Box found here.

Hamming bird from Nat Geo Mag

Great Find today: Delightful Jazz just for you~!

Have a funny happy week~!

Friday, August 6, 2010

View from my window

From the view of my apartment. I live in the 16th floor.

The green part of the photo is the park my dog always go to. (98% of park in Hong Kong said No Dog. Including this one. ) A little space that make me believe, I am breathing, though difficultly. It said, hey messy you, I am so green and breathing, how can you be suffocating? Put yourself together~!!!!

A little park, give me a chance to live longer and happier.

Just across the road, Still filled with residential skyscrapers.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ride with me .. to the Near Space

Cautions: You might experience faint, nausea, uncomfortable during the ride to the near space. Hold tight to the BALLOON ~!

Magnificent views isn't it? Time to tell you the truth, which you can check out Here, the serious article about this great ride.=)

I have heard that Thursday is the grumpiest weekday of all week (Surprisingly, not Monday..), so may this video remind you, the world, is really insanely beautiful and amazing.

Happy Thursday~!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This is where I live

Maybe you would be interested to know where I live, the city of buildings, Hong Kong.

Here it is.

I can barely breathe. Totally suffocating!!

The city for buildings, but not human. Someday, the buildings will turn into living robot and kill all the human. I mean it.

photoshop workbook

I just start penpaling at the end of last year. The first Pen Pal, Sofia, found me from the Pen Pal Project by indiefixx. And She is E-N-G-A-G-E-D!

So I decide to make her something special. Something that she could write on. Photoshop is very very new to me and thanks to the free tutorial by Pugly Pixel I have acquire some skills that sufficient for me to make the following stationery! Ok, I declare that I am now photoshop-holic. Any dose that could cure my disease?

The marriage register I found via The Graphic Fairy blog and the sillohette by the Vintage Moth. Two great blogs that has tons of vintage and contemporary Clip Art. I think this may serve as a register list or a piece of paper that with the Love Vow on it! I printed it out on a heavy weight paper and going to send them to Sweden!

(Click to Enlarge. Welcome to print it out and write all over it! Happy Writing! )

The Prugly Pixel not only has the sweetest and useful of tutorial, but also a lot of lovely image to download! I got the lined paper just from the Prugly Pixel freebie package! And I merge it into the wallpaper offered by the Graphic Fairy. Oh, don't you just want to write on that ? Yup, I am going to write on this paper I just made and send them over to Sweden!

Happy Travelling!

Postally yours,

P.S. Here are some great blogs that offer tons of clip art image
  1. Agence Eureka. Very Very resourceful blog. Easily to spends hours and hours just surfing it.
  2. BiliOdyssey. Explicitly vintage-like clip art.
  3. Arachneas Attic. Vintage images totally on public domain, totally FREE to use!!
  4. Vintage Printable. The name said it all.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The kindest person on earth

From Postcard from the postcard project

From Postcard from the postcard project

From Postcard from the postcard project

From Postcard from the postcard project

Aren't they gorgeous? I truly believe it's always a blessing to have the ability to give. Elizabeth is absolutely blessed. She run an amazing and generous project on her blog call The Postcard Project. Just drop her a line and the kindest postcard will arrive in your mail-box. Not a swap, Not commercial activities, just pure kindness to send you a postcard. To make your day.

It's Elizabeth who inspire me of the Envie adoption project. Of course, my silly project have nothing that could compare to hers. Not only you could pick your theme of postcard, Elizabeth even decorate the postcard beautifully. Drawing of the Japanese style animated girl is her strength. Do check out how delicate and beautiful they are!!

In April this year, I send her an email and suggesting we could do a trade. She send me one, and I send her one. Three months later, today, I open my mail box and Voila, the second postcard from Elizabeth! I never expected the second one to come around! The 20's Empire State postcard from the U.S., I just Love Love Love it!

I do believe, truly believe, Love is all around!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Things you must do to make me happy

A very funny and sweet list I got from wordfilled envie swap from swap-bot. My partner send me this check list, "Things you must do to make me happy" is hilarious!

Here it is. Free for you to download!

How to use it? Whenever you have a fight with your love one, filled out this envies and present to him/her. Force him/her to do things that could cheer you up~!

Tip: Always tick "From Now On" and "Or else", it's more effective this way. XDXD

Wish you guys all the best and a lovely day!

Thank you for adopting (and featuring) !

The Evnie Adoption Programme is going so well!! Thank You for participating AND mentioning about this small silly programme in your blog! The envies has already went to the U.S., Canada, Germany, England and even Africa!!!!! Woo.. They are around the globe! Oh, Yay~!

Huge Thanks to first two bloggers who adopt the envies even before I work out the little details! Faiza is the friendliest blogger I ever know who brave enough to drop me a line and interested in my silly programme. The geneous blogger Zoe, even send me a postcard in return!

This was the "logo" for the first batch of envies I send out. Look how hilarious they are~!.. haha

The programme bring me so many surprises! Ana's blog is always with positive energy. Her blog always bright up my day and remind me how great the nature has to offer us. She is kind enough to suggest that we should have a envies swap. I love the catoon envies she send me~! yAy.

It's the programme that brought me one more penpal from Germany! Tanuki wrote me email and tell me that she know how to read and write Chinese. I am so so so Surprised! Because she really write like a native Chinese! And here we are, penpaling started!

Maria blogged about this little programme on her blog even before I send here any envies! Our world is filled with kind and lovely people. You are all gorgeous! Internet, what a great invention!

Thank you every who adopted the envies! And Zillion Thanks to everyone that mention about this silly programme on their blog! You guys are geneours and Amamzing !

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Writing letter is ROCK ~!

About a month ago, I worte a letter to The.Handwrittern.Letter.Project. The project invite people (need Not to be a designer, which I am not.. totally. )to send their own designed letter-head writtern letter. And I have been designing my plane letter head for quite sometime. So I decide to send to the Project any way. I got nothing to lose, right?

I don't think I would have got any reply. It's because the project haven't been update for quite a while. I wrote to the project anyways.

And today, Mr. Oldham reply my mail~! Oh Yeah. The host of the T.H.L.P is actually a graphic designer. Surprisingly, the mail he sent me without any graphic. But with a lovely opening line~!

Oh.. Everything like he said, lovingly penned to me.

It's ROCK to write letter ! Yeah~~~ Go write a letter!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trifle thing about my father

I want to post about my mail. Unfortunately, my dear card reader is dead. My laptop computer with implanted card reader also unable to read my memory card from my camera.

I don't want anyone to think that I am dead or something. So I decided to post something.

My dad is very smart in a cunning way. So here is a little story about me and him happened this afternoon.


Just something I made is generous and amazing blog that provide tons of tutorial from web design to jewelery making. The latest post is about how to make penny pendant. And I REALLY want to make it.

So, I ask my dad,

Can you drill a tiny little hole in this 50 cent coin?

He answers,

No. It need special equipment. What are you drilling it for?

I want to make a pendant. And I see people doing it in the U.S.

If it turn into a pedant, it must be ugly. And Don't break my drill. Don't even try to do that when I'm not at home.

And 5 second later,

He came to me silently, and handed me a Japanese 50 Yen coin - With a huge hole in the middle.

I said, it saves a lot of trouble. Except I want a gold one.