I love celebrating the Chinese new year, it's such a happy and special time, you can decorate the house with adorable animal images, eat delicious mooncakes and thanks to the astrological predictions you even get to know what the year has in store for you ;) As a bonus I've just come back from Singapore where the whole city was prepped up for the occasion:
I visited Gardens by the Bay and the theme was Chinese signs and dahlia, the flower associated with the Ram:
I learnt that as a Monkey my flower is the chrysanthemum, so excellent because I adore them!
The whole outfit except for the shawl is me-made btw
If the year's animal is good for me^^ I make a little something in honour of it and since the Ram is supposed to be quite my buddy I sewed a top which I have yet to finish (I never have the correct zipper in my stash) and in the meantime here's a cute little necklace I made using hama beads:
The crop top is from a Female magazine pattern, I love it to death, more on this later!
I found the pattern on the internet and thought that white would be too classic so I used the same pink as the chrisanthemums in the pic above :) The chain is long enough to be pulled over so this necklace was really quick and easy to make!