April 30, 2013 by Nisrin
We had a temporary break due to some technical issues with our site. Thank you Ismail for rectifying it for us. Therefore an update is so needed!!!
We had a mini celebration about a month ago for the launch of anorganisedmess.com! It was a private affair with dear friends from our college days who had been with us from the very start of our DIY days up till today!
Us showing off the fabric brooches we made as favours for the launch party
Our dearest Mariya baked a very delicious red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting to complement the fast food dinner we had, delicious Rite Pizzas! Anyway the pretty buntings were printed from dailysuze.com
DIY mugs for the gentlemen made by Mariya. Her handwriting is just so pretty! How I wish for a Mariya font, probably one day we can create a font type inspired by her handwriting! Anyway no guessing which mug is for the gentleman who helped us to create this site!
Mariya also did the body scrubs for the ladies and the brooches were done by me! A tag team effort for the launch party favours for our dearest friends. It’s now official, Mariya (lickthefrosting) and me (Pulcher) have got this site up and we will be working together towards our dream! We hope you will always be with us throughout this journey and we thank you for the support. The start of our journey. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
It’s now official, Mariya (lickthefrosting) and me (Pulcher) have got this site up and we will be working together towards our dream! We hope you will always be with us throughout this journey and we thank you for the support. The start of our journey. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
April 6, 2013 by Mariya
Two weeks back was my parents’ 31st wedding anniversary and prior to that, the sister and I were cracking our brains for ideas. Remembered my mum telling us not to spend so much money (last year we surprised them with a stay at Royal Scotts) so we settled on a home-cooked lunch.
I decided to set up a corner in the balcony for the lunch and I thought it was a pretty good move. The natural lighting was perfect for photos and it was a nice change from the usual dining area. I wanted to recreate a “restaurant setting” where the sister and I would take turns serving the food to them and that sort of gave them a bit of privacy as well.
The decorations were simple and very cost-effective – the overhead banner was made of crepe paper and I used doilies and paper flowers for the “LOVE” bunting on the wall. DIY projects really give you the room to work with what you already have (yes, I’m quite cheap like that).
We turned the sideboard into a display area. I attempted two watercolour pieces, (I was obviously trying to outdo myself here and it looked very amateurish!) and coupled them with haikus.
The food was largely prepared by the sister. Dabbled at cooking the filling for the shepherd’s pie and I must say it wasn’t too bad. Dessert were flower-cupcakepots – chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
To wrap up the event, I asked them to write messages for each other. I actually teared reading them!
Got them a flower arrangement in a vase and a very very pretty mossy terrarium, made lovingly by Nisrin!
Had a wonderful time executing this project – here’s to a truckload of blessings for my wonderful parents… they really taught me the true meaning of love and sacrifice.
March 27, 2013 by Nisrin
I had the honour of creating a fabric bouquet for a dear friend’s wedding. It was the most fun bouquet I’ve ever created. Doing all the blooms from scratch with help from all the awesome tutorials available online. I got most of the tutorials from the links collated at this awesome website: http://kojo-designs.com/2011/09/49-fabulous-fabric-flower-tutorials/
It took me a week to complete the bouquet consisting of almost 40 blooms of 4 different varieties. It was my first try at fabric bouquet and I’m loving it! It’s so much fun, once you start you cant stop!
For the crafty brides out there, do you own fabric blooms, you can keep it for a lifetime!
Or if you’re too busy with your wedding preparation and need help with the creation of the blooms, do drop yourÂ inquiries to us!
March 11, 2013 by Mariya
I believe it’s a quirk of mine to give something handmade/DIY to a friend or family member when their birthday comes. A few weeks back, it was A’s birthday, and I decided to make a jar of (spiritual) inspiration for her.
It started off with a jar, which I bought a year ago probably, in KL. It’s quite difficult to get pretty (and at the same time, reasonably-priced) jars here in Singapore. The range at Ikea is limited… I probably need to hunt them down at old neighbourhoods.
Then I proceeded to write quotes on scraps of paper, rolled them up into little ‘cigars’ and tied them with ribbon.
I don’t know how practical this is, but I am a sucker for pretty things. The birthday girl loved it though!
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February 21, 2013 by Mariya
It all started with the juicer that my father got me for my birthday. It was rather empowering being able to try out various combinations of fruit and getting a different taste each time I made a juice. The only downside of a juicer is the washing up of the various parts (I believe there’s five?).
Last weekend, my group of secondary school friends got me a five-blade blender with a ice-crushing function. This paved the way for more possibilities – now I have the chance to consume more fibre as well (as opposed to juice which doesn’t include the pulp). This afternoon I Googled for a banana-peach combination and chanced upon one which looked promising. I altered the amounts though, and included an extra ingredient, cinnamon powder.
2 frozen peeled bananas
2 nectarines (skin on)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yoghurt (you could use a fruity one too)
1/3 cup rolled oats
a dash of cinnamon powder
It sure did pack a punch. Adding oats is a good way to up the fibre intake and I believe this would make a good breakfast smoothie!
February 3, 2013 by Mariya
Yesterday marked Hardeeâ€™s wedding! As with my other close friends, I asked him a few months back if he would let me have the honour of making his wedding cupcakes â€“ of course I said yes!Â He requested for cupcakes in individual boxes for the ease of giving them out to the guests. The royal icing was in green and pastel pink with rose gumpaste toppers. The top-tier cake was covered in shades of pink roses.
Initially I intended for the set-up to consist of 4 tiers, but because of the relative instability of the table, my fellow assistants suggested that we reduce it to 3. I thought it lacked height, but they assured me it looked fine. We also got the thumbs up from the groom himself, so it was good to go!Â The couple also wanted their initials to be up. These pretty wooden letters and heart were bought from Typo â€“ 3 for $10.
I still have a long way to go in terms of cakes and cupcakes for weddings â€“ I hope to be able to do this for all of my close friends and continue to improve with every assignment. (Long-term plans include signing up for cake-decorating and wedding cake courses!)