Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Penang - Day 2

I was totally knocked out by the time we left QEII but Day 2 in Penang was only just about to begin..... :D I am a real sucker for craft work... and when I have these expensive toys dangling so temptingly in front of me, there goes Sleep :D Thank you WMS for the panda eyes! LOL!

Punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, .punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch................

The results of sleeping at 2am... I believe these lovelies will be feeding my paper crafting craving soon. I was already seeing greeting cards, book marks and gift tags in my happy mess as I went to bed... or was it in my dreams? (lol)

When we got up, we decided to skip breakfast - to save our stomachs for lunch :D MS took me to the Spring Chamber @ the Sun. "Where???" you ask. You're forgiven... Not many people know that the Sun Yet San Memorial Centre along Macalister Road actually houses this neat little joint. Tucked away inside are also a cafe lounge and a gift boutique. Aaaaaaaaah! But, first a little diversion...

We were SO lucky... the centre was also hosting a craft fair and so this greeting was a total surprise. The rumbling of the stomach was forgotten and we were immediately feasting our eyes on this array of shell-crafted animals... See those cute little darlings on the right? Now if only babies were made from stockings :-)

Cute little felt dolls & animals..... and what do we have here on the right? Pencil companions (?) These are little stoppers you put at the end of pencils and they are made from Amos clay...

Kusudama origami ornaments (Japanese decorative balls)..... painting of river stones...

Look at this very cute door knob cover in the shape of a little girl with her bonnet & long skirt (In case the photography is so bad & you can't make head or tail of it, this is the backview)... ooooooh, and a lovely pyramid box that opens out into a container for your sewing equipment - it can't be anything else cos logic tells me the puffy triangular pillow inside is the pin cushion :-)

And how about this very innovative hotpot carrier? My head was swimming, I was overwhelmed with ideas for craft work :-)

Finally, back to our fine dining experience... The set lunch was a steal because at RM28.00 per head, you couldn't be getting a better deal - classy ambiance and beautifully presented western cuisine (that didn't shrink in size just because it was promoted as a set lunch!)

The mushroom soup was very different from our churn-of-the-mill type - you need to taste this for yourself to know what I mean. For the main course, both my friend and I ordered grilled lamb but she took carrot cake for the dessert while I had mango pudding. As usual, this glutton here couldn't contain her impatience and she forgot to take a photo again (of the mango pudding) :D Sorry!

Well, all good things had to come to an end... after the very sumptuous treat, my friend drove me to the jetty to catch the ferry home. Moral of the long rambling? Life should be filled with more little adventures like this :D :D :D

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Blogger Janet C said...

Love the punches. Where did you buy them?
Must visit the craft shop during my next trip to Pg! Can see some lovely things there.
The food looks yummy! ;)

November 25, 2009 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Olenka's Stitches said...

You've got great craft tools and your paper craft looks gorgeous!

November 29, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

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