Piyo and Miffy’s Union

It’s Piyo time again! This time with a handsome partner in hand.  

 It’s a gift done for a wedding couple! As you can see, it comes with a veil for the bride and a bow tie for the groom. 

  

 We wouldn’t go into details again about how we made it, you can read it from our previous tutorial here.
The festive season is approaching, what should we make next? 

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A Safari Themed Wedding

Hello! We recently did a styling for a wedding. The couple requested it to be animal themed and a happy occasion calls for happy colours!  

We bought plastic animal toys which we used to play with when we were young and painted/ spray painted them.   

 The “raw” animals.

 It was so fun painting them! 

 We even have some spotted leopards! What have we turned the animals into!? Happy animals!   

     
  Time for some styling and posing, arranging the animals.  

 The party has started, complete with party hats! We really loved the whole colorful setup which ties in so nicely with a happy wedding. 

Colours of Penang 

Ohpoppu goes to Penang! We have wanting to there for the longest time! It’s a place where culture and modern art meets. The walk along the George Town was really exciting. This street is known for the wall murals which have been painted on old walls to give it a new lease of life.  And there we go, snap and snap and snap!

  Even the shutters/ door have some ingenious art.

 So many wall arts at every corner and oh so colourful!

  The welded wall caricature that bring comical and historical facts of Penang together.

 We even spotted an uncle using recycled materials like milk tins as drums! Now, isn’t that art in itself?

 Some wedding items which are of the not so conventional colours.

 Oh my, this takes the cake! It’s so innovative and immediately we thought of ABM’s weaved chair.


How awesome this trip had been! Check out that map.


A pink tank threatening to fire it’s arms.


We wonder if the boss of this place loves colours. Even the gas tank is red and mint yo!

Penang Street Food 2 

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Penang Peranakan Mansion is another place worthy of a visit. It truly illustrates the rich culture of the Babas and Nyonyas, where it is a popular scene in Malaysia and Singapore for drama shows. We saw many wedding couples here for photoshoot as well!IMG_3578

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Check out the Penang Clan Jetties – each of the jetty has a different surname of the clan. Families are still living on stilt houses, to stay rooted to their clan’s heritage.

  


Even this heritage spot is filled with colours, colours, colours everywhere! So many photography points!


What happy signs!

Such a nice short getaway if you are in Asia. Besides there are always budget flight tickets! 

Family Day Fun

So we had a chance to participate in the decoration part of a family day event. We had months of preparation and endless meetings. Though we enjoyed it thoroughly, we also noted some points on which we can improve on in future.  

Beautiful chaos during one of our assembling sessions.

  

Happy coupons for all!

  

And.. It’s up on the actual day! Love the carnival-ish colours.

One of the food collection point. Note to us: never underestimate the height of the set up and overestimate the size of our signs. 😆

Last min heart stopping save for the stage area. We only got to know that the dimensions had been changed to become bigger – which makes our banner smaller and not enough to cover the whole backing.

Look at the colourful streamers at the side of the main stage banner! 😍 Not forgetting to mention the tees worn by all the committee, don’t we all scream happy colours?

The decorations might have just been showcased for a few hours, but the correspondence that came with the banners, coupons, information, videos etc had to be proof read, edited, colour coordinated so many times. In the end it was all worth it we say!

AEIOU Cafe 

The name of the cafe reminded us of the Wheel of Fortune game show and the deco of the place also transported us back to the 80s.

 Such a cute and catchy name though it becomes quite a mouthful.😆

 Exterior of the cafe, some pieces look like they are from our grandparent’s house.

 Pre-loved pieces. There must be a karang guni in the house.

 It looks like they are avid collectors of everything.

 We wonder where they got their pieces from.

Their food menu seems quite unique, like a fusion of different cooking styles.

 Mixed root chips, a healthy starter. Sort of. 😁

 Duck confit was not bad.

 Salmon with some pasta. A little too salty for our liking.

 The cakes were topped with crumbs which added texture to it.  The cakes were baked in house which was a win-win for us.

 Such a cuteeee sign!

 They even sell some knick knacks.

 And that’s just us, being Happy!

Thumbs up for trying to put a new spin on the otherwise repetitive cafe menus, however it was nothing to shout about and it is slightly on the pricey side.

We loved the vibes and decoration of the place and would definitely be back to try that kopi avocado! 😜

a.e.i.o.u

111 King George’s Ave, Singapore 208559

Tel: +65 6291 2698

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Tues-Sun) Closed Mon

Fabric Market in Nippori, Tokyo

Hello Ohpoppu-nation! We have showed you the Hong Kong Fabric Market, now for the one in Japan! It’s a feast for your eyes and senses!  

 Here we are, feeling oh-so-excited! We went to Tomato, it has been mentioned that if u never go to Tomato, it is as if you went to Paris and never visited the Eiffel Tower!

 Can never resist Japanese prints! 

 Did we mention how pretty they are?? Wait till you see the next photo!! 

 *Hyperventilates* Sanrio characters!!! Why so cute?! How can we not bring you home? In fact, we wanted to buy the whole place home! 

 Cannot decide? Put them all on one bag we say! Best of all worlds, hee!

 Some cutesy prints that you can purchase in smaller amounts. 

We only visited Tomato and some small shops along the way, if time is an issue, just drop by Tomato, it has everything! Otherwise, the following two blog links has more recommendations if you want to see more of the area. 

Tokyo Craft Guide and Blackcabbit.  

We say never miss this the next time you take a trip to Tokyo! 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Hello all! It’s been awhile, and father’s day is just round the corner so let’s look at some gift ideas for that fabulous dapper dad!

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A card is always the sweetest gift we can gift to our dads. Tutorial by CraftyMorning.

Tiles

Next up is a handmade tile with your dad’s favourite place or it could be a selfie you took with him! See custom handmade tiles by Brit t Co.

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A carry all passport holder for all the knick knacks by Invite.L.

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Now, which dad doesn’t fancy a tech gadget- Asus transformer book.

Dads, although they don’t normally express themselves as much as mums do, but they are always toiling for the family and on top of the gift, don’t forget that hug and that “I love you dad”.