July 7, 2019

Second Time At Montreal

Went back to Montreal again over Canada Day long weekend.

Went to eat, cycle, eat, cycle, eat and cycle.
It had small moments of rain but created beautiful sky that you can't look away.

Old MTL

Old MTL

Old MTL

Old MTL

Old MTL

Old MTL

Old MTL

Old MTL

June 23, 2019

Fanart Sketchbook

I completed using all the pages for square sketchbook so I started new one!

Started dedicated sketchbook for fanart!
Anime, game, manga, anything I enjoy to see.

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May 19, 2019

Shoe Rack

Before we had this default coat rack that came with this house when we moved in.
For last few years we've been using this coat rack and didn't have proper place to store shoes every time we enter our home, so our shoes were huge mess on the ground.

But FINALLY! We built our shoe rack to keep it organized, clean floor, and coat rack that we like!

Show Rack: before and after



In the main floor we have a theme to have all wooden shelf to be stained to give more rustic interior look.
From my past projects I kept consistent with a specific wood stains.
- Kitchen Shelves
- Wooden Gift Box

Shoe Rack


Materials:
- 6pc, 1x8x4 Pine wood from Home Depot
- Minwax Wood Finish - Golden Oak 210B
- 12pc, Everbilt 3 Inch X4 Inch Black Shelf Bracket
- 24pc 6-8x1 drywall screws
- 12pc 4x1 screws

Cut and sand down the wood piece for smoother finish. Removed excess dust with vacuum cleaner and then stained the wood.

Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack


As optional step.
I painted screws in black to match with the brackets to blend in(with any acrylic black paint).

Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack

Shoe Rack


At my local shopping district, they had these adorable outdoor faucet wall hooks. Bought 4 variations for our new coat rack.

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Found this metal envelope at Target's liquidation sale.

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Shoes are never on the ground anymore so it's so much easier to vacuum and it makes the cleaning a little more fun!

Shoe Rack

May 13, 2019

Expo Barbie

EXPO Barbie


Few weeks ago, I went to Montreal for visit. Mainly to walk around and eat.

I was googling Simons for location and while I was looking at the map, I found a sign that says "Barbie Expo". I was thinking "like literally Barbie Expo??" so I googled that and yes! There is an expo for Barbie dolls!
The admission was free so I totally went to check out what they were displaying!

EXPO Barbie


I wasn't a huge fan of Barbie during my childhood, mainly because I realized Barbie is only fun to play when you have closet full of dresses to put her on, which I didn't. But I still remember having Barbie was one of my huge impact on motivation to make something from scratch. I did start sewing bags for Barbie and attempt to make dresses(which failed 95% of the time.)

EXPO Barbie


Even if you're not a Barbie fan it's still cool to see how many Barbies are out there. You'll recognize high end branding, cultural fashions, series of specific theme and celebrities. Myself, I loved looking at miniature costume designs for dolls. So many little details.

EXPO Barbie: Millenium Bride

EXPO Barbie


EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie: Faberge Imerial Elegance

EXPO Barbie: Faberge Imerial Elegance

EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie

EXPO Barbie


I'm not sure how long this will be around. But do stop by just to see other kinds of Barbie that you don't see everyday.
It's also free admission!

 Les Cours Mont-Royal 
1455, Peel street,
Montreal H3A 1T5
(Between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve)

EXPO Barbie
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