My name's Deb, how lovely to meet you! I'm so glad you stopped by...

In November 2008 I made my first sock monkey (yep, that's him alright)....and as they say...the rest is history...

In February 2009, Sock It To Me! was born and my life used to consist of Teza by day (Good afternoon, you're speaking to Chaos Control & Crayon Girl, how may i help?) and monkey business by night.

It was very exciting but I left my home and reality for a crazy journey of enlightenment around Asia. So, here I am soaking up the sights and sounds of sunny Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and working for CLEO, the coolest mag ever. Thanks again for stopping by, sit back, relax and Happy Reading!

xoxo Miss Deb

Friday, March 20, 2009

To foreign lands we shall go...

Hello there sugar...how you going? Yay for Friday huh? This has definately been one of my more challenging weeks...

I have some news to share...

Well, after an uphill battle since last December with Immigration to get my residency I have finally decided to head back to Malaysia and from there fulfill one of my ultimate dreams - to travel South East Asia properly...
Unfortunately according to immigration, after taking my $400 - I don't 'qualify' so my current work permit won't be renewed which means my time in this beautiful country is up....for now. I know that New Zealand is my final destination ultimately so I'll be back sooner or later...:)

But enough with the boring depressing bits of the story...and on to the exciting unknown! I booked my ticket yesterday and spent all of last night lying awake in my room in what seemed like almost an out of body experience. I was absolute exhausted but sleep wouldn't come AND I couldn't motivate myself to get out of bed either...I tried to watch a movie but realize I'd left my laptop charger at work so minutes into it my Macbook when to sleep...same went for my phone charger so I couldn't text an SOS to a fellow insomniac...it was like divine intervention telling me to just BE. To exist and feel the weight of my decision. I was thinking about all the gear I'll have to sell and what to leave til the latest possible moment, what if I couldn't sell it before I left, what to take with me, what was too precious to take or leave etc. It was like my mind was having its own thought relay race - one thought tagging the other and all trying to reach the finish line to get my attention. But I have to say once I finally crashed out to the sounds of birds chirping outside my window it was a deep satisfying dreamless sleep.
I had to feel the sadness, frustration, vulnerability to be come strong again and get excited.

I'm ready now...I could sense this major change looming for me so now that the storm has been and gone, I'm slowly piecing together my plan of action. I'm headed to my hometown first, there's no way my parents would let me go anywhere else before seeing them :) While I'm there, my best friend Doris will be in town for a few weeks so lots of shopping and catching up to be had...then a few weeks later a trip to Vietnam to see my best friend Gareth while he's there for a week....then maybe back to Malaysia for a bit before meeting Dean in Thailand or picking him up at the airport in Malaysia! It's going to be utter mayhem...it's going to be AWESOME! I promise you'll get updates here though so it'll be like you're right there with me...trust me, I'm going to miss all of you...there's no substitute for the Kraftbomb and blogger sisterhood but maybe its up to me to start the craft-revolution there! We could start an exchange program where crafters from all over the world can get together for a stitch and bitch to soothe the soul hahaha, good excuse for you to come visit me! We all know inspiration comes in the form of chilling out with a Mai Tai in hand on a hot sunny beach after a tough day of shopping X I'm hoping to source tools / materials for less too so let me know what you'd like me to look out for for you okay?!

Anyhoo, puppies, I'm off to grab an iced cold Teza from the staff fridge and do some paperwork before the weekend kicks in.

Take care and speak soon!

Miss Deb

Update: I just had an idea...and I've promised to jot them down or share them so here goes...

So you know how I've started keeping a visual diary with photos, drawings, scribbles, ideas etc? Its now become more than just a notebook or diary...looking at the pages makes me feel better when the days get me down or inspire or motivate me to indulge my creative side and sometimes just taking time out for myself to write in it helps centre me...so i wondered if you'd honour my wee book by leaving your mark on a page for me? It sounds so cheesy, like leaving an autograph for friends in high school but this seems different...I thought I'd cut out pieces of paper to fit my notebook and you get to draw, decorate, cut and paste pictures and photos or write something on it for me to add to my visual diary...I take it wherever I go so it would be like taking you with me! I want to remember all the good times and gorgeous people that I've had the privilege of crossing paths with! X

What do you reckon, sweetpea? Keen bean?


  1. Wow what an exciting adventure lies ahead for you....I am quite envious!

    this post made my daaaay!!
    I shrieked when I saw that you WILL be meeting up with me..it was like..Okok..ur coming back!?!? when when when..and then after reading that it was a loud....YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
    OO babe..did I tell u my schedule YET...OMGOMGOMG!!:)

  3. Oh Deb will be sad to have you go! But glad it is the right thing for you at this point in time. When are you leaving?


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