OMY Singapore Blog Awards 2009 Pajamas Event & DIY Robot Mobile Phone Holder!

September 19, 2009  at 10:50 AM
Today's entry is going to be quite a long one, but I can assure you, the following images and videos will surely stir some commotion. Behold: The Singapore Blog Awards 2009 Pajamas Event! : D

The award ceremony for the Singapore Blog Awards 2009, was held at swanky Supperclub with Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo as the guest of honour. Performers for the night included Chinese instrumentalist group, The TENG Company and singer, Chen Diya.

Here's a video of The TENG Company in their awesome performance at the event:

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Laokokok for winning the award for the Best Individual Blog category. Keep up the good work on your blog, Laokokok! : ) And also congrats to those who won the other categories : )

Laokokok is really erm..... Lao Kok Kok (old dude) : )

Winning finalists' blogs can be seen here:

Here are some wacky pictures from the event:

This is Hock Chuan looking sexy and fabulous in his PJs.

The very adorable QiuQiu in her very pink get up : )

Wild- Mistevious Stevie (second from left) and Fauzi Rassull (far right) : )

Fellow Individual Blog Finalist Gordonator : )

Royston Tan and FM Music were there too : )

Here's the article and vodcast of some of the pajamas quirks:

穿上性感睡衣 bloggers炒热派对气氛

Well, guess who won the Best Dressed prizes : )

From top left:
Best Dressed 1-Fauzi Rassull
Best Dressed 2-Me : )
Best Dressed 3-Yutaki
Best Dressed 4-QiuQiu
Best Dressed 5-Mistevious Stevie

I also met the lovely Leonny from Our Everyday Things. Do check out her wonderful blog : )

And Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo received a hand-crafted gift from me:

And here's a really simple tutorial on how to make your own Do-It-Yourself Robot Mobile Phone Holder : )

For the Robot we will be needing:

1. Cardboard (thick)
2. Corrugated Cardboard
3. Acrylic paint
4. Plastic tube (optional)
5. Acrylic varnish (optional)
6. Penknife
7. Strong glue

For the gift box / packaging:

1. Cardboard (thick)
2. Carpet grass
3. Acrylic paint
4. Acrylic varnish (optional)
5. Nice ribbon
6. Penknife
7. Strong glue

Here is the digital mock up of the Robot which I did before making it. Let's do OMY Robot 01 : )

Starting with the Robot head, measure and cut out rectangular pieces from the thick cardboard. Glue them together but leave the top of the head uncovered. This is the part where we have to create a slot for the mobile phone. For the slot, cut out more cardboard and glue them together so that they look like a holder.

Follow the same cut and glue method for the body, but leave some allowance for the tank wheels later on. Glue the head and body together.

For the tank wheels, cut out round edged rectangles (2 for each tank wheel), then close up with the corrugated cardboard. Repeat for the other tank wheel.

Glue the Robot parts together and start painting over with acrylic paint. In this case I only painted the head, and the body. Then, glue on the eyes and mouth. These can be any sort of material. I used felt wool squares for the eyes and cardboard with red paint for the mouth.

Add a plstic tube to its head when all the paint is dry (optional). There you have it, your very own Robot Mobile Phone Holder : )

If this is a gift for someone, you could also make an outstanding gift box by using simple materials and easy steps. Here's how:

Cut out the cardboard in the shape of a box but leave one side open so that the receiver can take out your gift easily. You can glue the sides of the cardboard with carpet grass (optional), and then glue the cardboard together. Paint the outsides of the box with acrylic paint and then varnish (optional).

And there you go, a very sweet and simple gift box : ) I've added a triangular cardboard for the OMY logo in this case. You could on your own, add nice stickers or words. Then finish up with a lovely ribbon.

Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial : )


Special thanks to Pearly, Catherine, Andy and Flora : )
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