Tag: hobby

My calligraphy wishlist

My calligraphy wishlist

This year, I have been having the best time with my calligraphy works even though I don’t have much spare time. I absolutely enjoyed practicing hours and hours, albeit doing same strokes over and over again. My death grip is no longer deadly as I’ve […]

What is the best comeback blog post?

What is the best comeback blog post?

I don’t know but I’m starting mine with this – Hope all is well, my friends, wherever you may be. #calligraphy #calligraphypractice #calligraphygeek #moderncalligraphy #pointedpen #dippen #handwriting #penhscript #calligraphykh #sreisaat #cambodialife #expatpost #pinayincambodia A photo posted by Sreisaat_in_Cambodge (@sreisaat) on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:21am […]

Shopping for art’s sake

Shopping for art’s sake

Hah, it’s been awhile again. I wasn’t up to writing (again) because Rafa (Nadal) lost in the QFs of this year’s Roland Garros tournament. ย I was beside myself (slight lang, hihihi). Thankfully, my husband knew exactly what to do to get me out of this funk — he took me shopping. ย And when I say shopping, I meant shopping for calligraphy supplies ๐Ÿ™‚ ย So I want to share some of my spoils.

But before I went on a splurge, my husband and I went to Home Top first. For quite some time now we have been meaning to get new frying pans but we couldn’t find ones that we’re looking for. While checking out the frying pans, I overheard an elderly expat couple at the aisle opposite us discussing to Buy spandex table cover. Didn’t mean to be eavesdropping, but, really? A spandex table cover? It’s the first time I heard that, pardon my ignorance. Anyways, we found what we’re looking for — a decent non-stick frying pan.

His and hers frying pan, lol.
His and hers frying pan, lol.
Sponges! There can never be enough of them.
Sponges! There can never be enough of them.

We bought two, of course. We also got dish-washing sponges.
We then drove to Aeon Mall for my calligraphy supply – check out the stuff I picked up. My last splurge was in early January this year when I ordered various nibs, pen holders and ink from an online shop in Manila through my sister, DonyaBooding. Aren’t sisters the best? ๐Ÿ™‚ This time though, it was my husband who offered after seeing that a) I needed cheering up after Rafa’s loss, and b) I have the knack for hand-lettering and calligraphy. I kid, I kid!

Pencils, erasers and Sakura Gelly Roll pens!
Pencils, erasers and Sakura Gelly Roll pens!

I was surprised to find Sakura Gelly Roll pens at PBC. They’re only $0.85 each.

Dotted notebook, calligraphy ink, white art paper and a wooden block.
Dotted notebook, calligraphy ink, white art paper and a wooden block.
A plastic nib case to house my nibs. The nibs were purchased in Manila.
A plastic nib case to house my nibs. The nibs were purchased in Manila.

And because I’m exploring other tools, I got these brush pens. So now I’m both into dip-pen and brush calligraphy. Bah, yabang!

Pentel colour brush pen in blue and 2 refill cartridges and a Faber-Castell artist pen in orange.
Pentel colour brush pen in blue and 2 refill cartridges and a Faber-Castell artist pen in orange.

Some of you might scratch your heads and wonder … since when have I been artsy-fartsy? It’s kinda, sorta, hidden, just like my talents are, lol. Seriously though, learning calligraphy is #40 ย in my bucket list. And this year is the year that I get to pursue this creative hobby. So watch out for more artsy-fartsy goodness in the future posts.

FYI, I D-I-Y

FYI, I D-I-Y

Hey there, I’m blogging again! YAY! I thought I wouldn’t let the holidays go by without posting something. So here it is. We’re having a really nice, cool temperature in Phnom Penh these past few weeks. A fine weather, really, and our teapot is working […]

Wordless Wednesday: It all began with a ride

Wordless Wednesday: It all began with a ride

Someday, when the time is right, I will tell you a story like no other. A story that is true, as true as the sun rising in the east. A story that began with a ride… Tweet

Crafting with Sreisaat has a new home!

Crafting with Sreisaat has a new home!

Yes indeed!
After a deliberation I decided to consolidate my blogs into one. Being a serial blogger, I am finding my main blog is taking much of my time and because of this my other blogs, including Crafting with Sreisaat, were relegated to the backseat. I think consolidating will make blogging easier for me and for you, my friends, to just visit one blog.

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I am quite happy that WordPress.com and .org offers a hassle-free export-import tools that I was able to migrate the contents in just a few minutes. AUTOMATICALLY. And that includes ALL my posts, pages, comments, photos and other uploaded media. Too bad I could not take with me those who are following Crafting with Sreisaat. Sorry friends, but please follow me again, this time in this new domain name, and I’ll follow back. *Update: I found out later today that some pictures in my posts were missing, especially those which are in gallery format using sliders. I wonder where the pictures have gone?

Please check out my newly-transferred posts under the Crafting with Sreisaat category. You might find something you like there — mostly crochet items and a few sewing and paper craft stuff here and there. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or any other inquiry regarding my crafts. Oh, and don’t forget to follow my blog with Bloglovin!

Stash-Buster Challenge 2013, Project #4: Tablet/e-reader sleeve

Stash-Buster Challenge 2013, Project #4: Tablet/e-reader sleeve

Hi. How are you all? Things are hectic at home at the moment. Nothing major, just spring cleaning of sorts. It’s the height of summer in the kingdom and it could get really, really dusty. Add to that, my two dogs are shedding at the […]

Stash-buster Challenge, Project #3: Colourful granny squares

Stash-buster Challenge, Project #3: Colourful granny squares

Hi there. I’ve been meaning to post the finished baby beanie that is my second project for the Stash-buster challenge. So here it is: The pattern indicates that the finished beanie should measure 6.5inches. As you can see, mine is just 6inches. I don’t know […]

Stash-Buster Challenge 2013, Project #2: Baby beanie

Stash-Buster Challenge 2013, Project #2: Baby beanie

I’ve been quiet these past few days but my silence doesn’t mean that I’m in the throes of idleness. It’s actually the opposite of that as I was busy revamping my other blog. It has a mini shop of postcards and I wanted to do a total makeover. Since I am no-web designer, it didn’t happen but. at the very least, I managed to organise the categories and tags.

Anyhoo, today was a good day. I’ve accomplished a lot of tasks and it was only tonight that I was able to sit down and touch my crochet paraphernalia. Since the news of a new family member’s arrival, my goal is to finish one project for the baby once a week. Sounds a lofty goal but we’ll see…

This week, I’m meaning to do a baby beanie. We do not know of the gender yet so I’m going to use gender-friendly colours until I am told so ๐Ÿ˜€ I already started on this very easy pattern for a baby beanie. All double-crochet stitches (US) and if I can finish one a little later tonight I’ll post the picture.

Meanwhile, here’s a sneak peak of my beanie. I love the colours. I think most of you will be reminded of autumn ๐Ÿ˜€ (which we don’t have here but I have the good fortune to witness when I went to Japan some years ago)

I’m using a 5mm hook and medium acrylic yarn. After three rounds, I measured to see if it is the right size. Smaller by half an inch ๐Ÿ™

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Jar of hearts and other heart stuff

Jar of hearts and other heart stuff

So this is an update of yesterday’s post. Yesterday, I ended my post with a picture of crochet mini hearts and left a question about how am I going or what am I going to make of them. I draw my inspiration from Pinterest and […]