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If you like Alfie De Meow’s resin brooches and are keen to find out they are made, now’s your chance!  There’ll be a jewellery making workshop spread over two days (7 & 14 June) where you can learn how to make your very own eco-friendly bio-resin jewellery from scratch!

The workshop will cover the basics of wax carving, mould making, and resin casting.  You will be free to create any design, and it will not be confined to brooches.  You can create a ring, pendant, or any other type of jewellery.  It just depends on how adventurous you feel :)

All tools and materials are provided and no prior knowledge is necessary.

There are only 2 spaces left, so hurry to register if you are keen.  You can register by sending an email to AlfieDeMeow@gmail.com.

Just think how nice it would be to bring home a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery that you can call your very own.

Workshop details (details also found here)
Date: 7 June 2014 + 14 June 2014
Time: 1300-1800 hrs on 7 June, 1300-1600 on 14 June
Duration: 5 hrs + 3 hrs
Location: Transitional by Shophouse & Co (115A King George’s Avenue Singapore 208561)
Nearest MRT: Lavender MRT
Price: *$200

*Alfie De Meow will be donating 10% of the course fees to their adopted cat charity, The Love Kuching Project, a local cat rescue group that promotes cat adoption, rescues cats in need and conducts sterilisation of the community cats in Singapore.

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Calling all cat lovers and feline fanatics!

If you’ve ever wanted to wear your love for cats, you’ll be excited to know about the cat-inspired jewellery label Alfie De Meow.  In their recently launched Etsy store you’ll find a wide range of rings, necklaces, earrings and brooches in various styles – from the colourful and whimsical, to understated chic, vintage inspired, and even adorably kitsch like the range of cat character acrylic brooches.

Stretching Cat earring studs (Gold-plated brass with nickel-free earring post)

Stretching Cat studs

Blue Lover cat house necklace - 3D printed kitty in hand-cast bioresin glitter cat house

Blue Lover Cat House necklace

Pastel Mosaic Kookie Cat range of brooches

Midnight Spell gradient 3D printed broomstick cat ring (flexible, fits US size 6 - 10)

Midnight Spell 3D printed broomstick cat ring

Pyramid Cat Character acrylic brooch

Cat character acrylic brooch – zap you doggie!

I first came across Alfie De Meow at Josh & Elaine’s wedding where she gave out her creations as door gifts.  I got the Cat Hugger adjustable ring that is really cute especially when worn.  It looks like it’s hugging onto your finger for dear life.  It’s also drawn to coffee, I think, because by coincidence I took a photo of the cat hanging from a coffee cup too, just like it’s shown in the store picture!

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The best part about Alfie De Meow is that it has the social aim of helping cats in need by donating 10% of sales to cat welfare groups based in Singapore.  For this year, Alfie De Meow has pledged their support to the Love Kuching Project, a cat rescue group that promotes cat adoption, rescues cats in need, and conducts sterilisation of the community cats in Singapore.

There’s also an interesting story behind this store.  Alfie De Meow was inspired by a calico named Alfie who survived a week’s ordeal of being trapped in a dark, wet drain underneath the store owner’s home when the little kitty was barely two weeks old!  You can read the full story here.

 — DISCOUNT CODE — 

Go check out Alfie’s Etsy store and see what CATches your fancy.  From now until the 30 June, you can purchase Alfie De Meow products from Etsy at a 20% discount using the code “LADYOFLEISURE.

Besides Etsy, Alfie De Meow’s products can be found at Dulcetfig, Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa, and Cat Socrates.

Go get catty!

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So one of things about carrying baby in a sling or baby carrier is that my valuables are usually in the diaper bag rather than on me.  I can sometimes be a bit careless about where I put the diaper bag, assuming that people won’t steal stuff from it since it’s mainly filled with diapers and such.  Or sometimes the hubby carries the diaper bag and it’s so troublesome to have to chase after him when I want to check my phone.  It’s especially troublesome when on holiday and I want the essentials right by my side.  My usual bigger sling bags would be impractical because then I’d have two big bags to handle.  So I decided to get the Urban Safari Crossbody Bag from Conversation Pieces.

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Urban Safari Crossbody Bag (Picture taken from Conversation Pieces website)

It’s a smallish sling bag that I can use to put my phone, calender (yes I’m old school that way), tissue/wet wipes, and some change.  With the zippered compartments it would safely stow away your passport as well if you’re travelling.  The gold chain was a little heavier than I expected, but it it’s sturdy and looks more polished than if it was a string.  With it’s removable chain, it also makes a versatile travel accessory.  You could use it as a sling bag in the day, or remove the chain as use it as a clutch in the evening.

For a more toned down summer look, I wore the bag with a simple black and white outfit.  I like how the aztec print livens up the look.  I generally also like to accessorize simple outfits with little touches, so for the pictures below I paired the bag with the Sandy Beaches Coral Bracelet just for a pop of summer cheerfulness!  It’s all about the details!

What's more convenient than a sling bag?

What’s more convenient than a sling bag?

Easy to get stuff from

Easy to get stuff from

Urban Safari Crossbody Bag with the Sandy Beachers Coral Bracelet

Urban Safari Crossbody Bag with the Sandy Beaches Coral Bracelet

Baby was napping when we came down to take these pics, but when she woke up she was more than happy to lay claim to some new treasures.

Hello from a 2-week old Alyssa!  "It's all mine, Mummy!"

“Hello!  It’s all mine, Mummy!”

Girls and their accessories

Girls and their accessories

I like how cheery these bracelets are.  Easy to pack along for a holiday and match with your outfits.  Pull out the Sandy Beaches Coral Bracelet for a more subtle hint of colour, while the Island Bracelet adds a boho vibe.

Check out Conversation Pieces and sign up for their newsletter to keep updated about the new arrivals.  This is the best time to get stuff if you’re from Singapore since the summer pieces will suit our weather.   Some things sell out quite quickly, so don’t hesitate if you like it!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I received store credit to purchase items for review. All opinions are my own.  

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I had blogged about Conversation Pieces a little while back, and since then Audrey’s added a whole bunch of fun summer pieces!  Being heavily preggers I could only drool over the pictures, but then I spotted the Flowers of Paradise Tunic and completely fell in love with it.  I don’t usually wear prints because I feel many prints don’t suit me.  But this was something I really liked.  With a bright floral print casually tossed across the fabric, I felt it was a lovely summer piece to add to my wardrobe, not least since Singapore is in almost perpetual summer.  Plus, the empire cut would flatter a postpartum physique :)

Flowers of Paradise Tunic (Picture taken from Conversation Pieces website)

I received the package two weeks after I delivered Alyssa, and was very happy to find the top fit just right.  The material is a light chiffon that flutters in the breeze, making it perfect for our hot and humid weather.  And it certainly helped to hide the remnant bulge from the pregnancy.  I paired the top with the Island Bracelet for an added splash of colour.

Great top for going to the park

Great top for going to the park

Island Bracelet paired with the Flowers of Paradise Tunic

Island Bracelet paired with the Flowers of Paradise Tunic

Having a good laugh at something funny the hubby said

Having a good laugh at something funny the hubby said – probably something to do with my forcing him to take pictures for me instead of letting him take a nap :)

As it’s a light piece that folds small, it’s a good top to pack along for holidays.  Whether you’re at the beach or in the park, on a cruise, or even strolling down the shopping strip, you’ll be in a summery holiday mood the whole time when you’re wearing this :)  We’re planning a road trip to Malaysia with the extended family, and I’m definitely bringing this along!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I received store credit to purchase items for review. All opinions are my own. 

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