Firstly, let me announce that the price of ‘Nona’ yarn has gone up from RM2.50 about 1 ½ years ago to RM3.00 last week.
Predictable. The government may deny all they like – prices go up, dear, they rarely go down. I needed the dark grey yarn to complete my hexagon crochets. Another colour, soft blue, was unavailable. So, I have to kiv my crocheting activities for a while unless I decide to abandon my colour arrangements and just make the best of what I have.
My weekend here in Kota Kinabalu was not without any crafting activities. I managed to clear some felts in my stash. I have been wondering what to do with them for some time, so when I saw the lovely (and easy) felt hexagon coasters tutorial, I didn’t hesitate. I strictly adhered to the tutorial, using 4 different colours for each coaster, but I stick to using only white thread.
The tutorial was prepared by Nancy, Do Small Things With Love, while the hexagon template was prepared by her super creative friend, Mollie, at Wild Olive. It’s a delightful way to pass the time and I did it while watching my favourite shows. Before I knew it, I was making another 2 :
Although I was totally engrossed with the coasters, I made it a point to do a bit of cross stitching as well. Here’s the latest development of my Margaret Sherry’s Hedgehog, compared to last time:
On another note, a slight tremor measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale was felt by residents in Ranau, Kundasang and Kota Belud yesterday. It is believed to have centred around Poring, Kundasang. Last April, it was 3.2. Thankfully, there’s no report of any damages.
My very good friend hails from Ranau and most of her family live there while I have relatives in Kota Belud, the Rice Bowl of Sabah. Kundasang is our favourite holiday spot, with many lovely places to see there such as the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the Sabah tea farm, Poring hot springs, National Park, amazing vegetable farms, etc, plus the temperature there is way cooler than in Kota Kinabalu. I hope it doesn’t get worst, that’s all.
By the way, I really recommend everyone to hop over to Wild Olive, it is a really, really super-cool blog with many, many ideas for making cute stuffs. Enjoy the ride! 😀