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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Cards

Ok... so the title is lame... haha... I can't think of any other names for the title as of now... Anyway, it's a straight to the point title... :P

I know I've been away from blogging for a while again and I'm sorry.... Have been busy with some orders and craft market preparations the previous 2 weeks or so... am still in the midst of finishing up an order but decided to take a breather and 'appear' here again. I miss my card-making friends... I so need to make my rounds and say 'hi' to each and everyone on their blogs again :D

Just wanted to share this set of Christmas cards printed based on my illustrations :) This year, I didn't make many handmade cards, instead, I decided to print out my illustrations. Change things up a little, you know? haha....

I am so waiting for Christmas :)


Monday, 31 October 2011

My Happiest Moment

My happiest moment when I'm able to sit down and reminisce about all my happy moments! :) I don't have a single "happiest moment" because there are many moments in my life that makes me really, really happy and it's impossible for me to single just one out! 

taken in St Kilda, Melbourne

Like when my hubby proposed to me, when we got married, when I had my first article published about my handmade journals & crafts (and then a second article & a third....), when we went holidaying in Melbourne (and I fell in love with the beauty of everything there) and most recently when we were in China and I was mesmerized by the natural wonders in Jiu Zhai Gou. There are just too many 'happiest moment' for me and I am grateful for every single happy moment. 

I am learning to be grateful and happy about the little things in life because they all matters :) And what better way to capture all these bits and pieces of happiness than with a camera that has the tagline 'Happy Photography'? :)

I want an Olympus Pen... it's pretty, it's awesome and it's my happy photography camera! :)


Happy Halloween!

Happy Happy Halloween, friends! Hope you all enjoy and have lotsa fun tonight! 


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Little Girl on the Go

I've started drawing again lately. It's something I have not done for quite a long while. I still remember vividly when I used to draw... that was back when I was in secondary school... When the teacher is teaching, when I'm back home.. practically anytime spare time would be spent drawing, reading or watching tv! :P

I thank my hubby, of course, for his encouragements... always supporting me in my arts and crafting endeavours. I thank Rekha for encouraging me to get my illustrations printed into postcards and notebook covers and sharing new ideas with me :)

My postcards :) 6 of my illustrations... I illustrated the back cover as well....

I only printed 3 of the illustrations as book covers... wanted to see how the response will be like :)

I'm going to run a contest soon... Name the little girl and boy! Though, I think the little girl will make more appearances than the boy :P 


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Happy Mail day!

I genuinely did not expect any belated birthday Happy mail since my birthday has came and went close to 2 months ago but whoa and behold!!! I got a happy mail from my dear friend, Amy Tsuruta from the States!!! :)

Darling, you are totally my coffee-lover chica! If I ever meet up with you in person, we are so going to hang out with coffee and lotsa chatter! Thanks for the lovely card and the lovely stamps! They are awesome! :)

Thanks again for the surprise! Hugs!!! I will use the stamps soon! I promise! :D


Monday, 10 October 2011

Umbrella of Love

You know the song from Mary Poppins which goes something like, "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down ...."? Mine is "an umbrella of love puts a smile on your face, a smile on your face ..."

Been dabbling in cardmaking again these last few days. Had to restock as my handmade cards are running low on the stock count and I had to restock my consignment in CzipLee, Bangsar too :) 

Going to make more new designs so that you can have more choices in the coming craft markets! :)


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Couch day, anyone?

I don't know about you but I *am* definitely needing a couch day! I seem to be bustling around a lot after coming back from our 'holiday' (somehow, it's very tiring to go on holidays... LOL... walked a LOT) and have not really had the time to sit down and just be a couch potato.

And I'm the kind who loves and needs *ME* time. I need time alone to just mind my own business. That's makes me happy and if I have not had the chance to do so, I feel like I have not rested... haha... do you have idiosyncrasies such as mine? Care to share? :)


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Coffee Lovers

Painted this little sweetie on the day iPhone 4s was launched, which I found out a day later was also the day Steve Jobs passed away. Am still sad over that piece of news but well, life goes on and I can't stay in this state for whatever reasons. I must live and be happy for that is what life is really about!

This little canvas art is painted with acrylic paint and sealed with Mod Podge. I love that she is hugging a huge mug of coffee! :) See the smile? It's a HUGE one. My normal canvas drawings doesn't have smile this big... you notice, they really don't! Oh, I gave her blush on her cheeks too but it ain't so obvious.. just a dash of colour :)

I'm going to enjoy MY cuppa coffee now :) 

Oh, by the way, you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter too... erm, I think I'm evelintee on Instagram and Angelicquirk on Twitter :P See you! :)


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Here's to the crazy ones....

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

Rest in Peace. You will forever be missed. Your quotes, your jokes, your inventions... Here's to living everyday as if it were my last. Here's to living my own life and not someone else's. Here's to finding my passion and keeping at it. Here's to not settling. Here's to being hungry and being foolish. Thank you for your legacy, Steve :)


Tuesday, 27 September 2011


I fell in love with this stamp set the moment I saw it online and when I saw it at my LSS, I knew I had to bring it home with me. It was indeed love at first sight!

But then I was very caught up with journal making the last couple of months and I could not find time to play with it (insert sad face) but now, I am making an effort to make cards again, so yeay! Do come back more often, I'm definitely updating this blog with A Little Bit of Everything! :)


Monday, 26 September 2011

Travels : China

Of all the places in the world I thought I'll visit, I never thought China would be one I visit before Italy or Greece.. why? I don't know... I always thought visiting China is for old people... so I thought I will one day visit the "place of my roots" (well, 3 generations ago we were from somewhere in the Mainland), when I'm much older and wiser.

But I went to China on my birthday this year with my hubby and his friends. We went to Beijing and visited The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, scaled the Great Wall, walked in the Summer Palace and strolled in grounds of the Temple of Heaven. I also fell in love with Hunan dishes there. Then we went to Jiuzhaigou and was mesmerized by the beauty nature bestowed on Earth and was totally captivated by it. Our last stop was Chengdu where my palate was numbed by Sichuan pepper while we had 'Ma la' steamboat. We also went to the Giant Panda Research Centre where we saw a Giant Panda greedily gobbling up his bamboo shoots, some sleeping in various positions, playing and even some baby pandas!

me in the grounds of Temple of Heaven

I love history of all kinds and I was wrong to think that China should only to be visited when I'm old.. I would love to explore other parts of it and learn more about the history & culture of the people, monuments, places... Photos and stories of the places I visited will be blogged over time here. If you wanna know more, please do drop by from time to time :)


Sunday, 25 September 2011


Anariel sneaked into my handbag and followed me out.. she was inside for a few days without me knowing and went everywhere with me  o.O

Took this photo when she decided to jumped out from my zipped pocket in my handbag and posed next to the little plant... LOL... she decided to come out and take a breather!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Happy Mod Birthday

Made another 2 cards with similar layouts  :) Am slowly making cards again whilst sewing journals. I am getting more effective managing my time :D


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Angelicquirk in FEMALE!

I am beyond excited! Smiling from ear to ear like a little girl being given paint & brushes (this is relevant to me cos I have loved drawing and doodling since I was little)!!!!!!!

A couple of months ago I was approached by Female Magazine for an interview. It is such a huge deal for me to be contacted by them and I have been at the edge of my seat since then, waiting for the article to be published and now, I can finally share it with all of you that they published an article about me in October's issue of Female Magazine!!!

WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!

Please do get a copy of the latest Female magazine, not only because I'm in it (but that's largely the reason... LOL!) but because Female is a fun-packed magazine I grew up with! :) 

So, go and get your hands on October's issue now!!! 


Making Cards again...

This is my second post for today! Please scroll down if you're interested to read the first posting... hehe... 

Well, I have not participated in card challenges for a while.. since I started bookbinding and participating in craft markets, I really have not been active commenting on blogs and making cards for challenges and for that, I apologize. I do 'lurk' at some of my besties blogs, though... I'm never far away... but today, I thought, "Hey, it's time to participate again!".

Here's my card based on Card Pattern's Sketch #133

and then I made another one in another colour! haha... I kinda love them! 

Unfortunately, every time I take pictures during the night, they don't turn out so well even after I tweaked them... hmmm, I may need to learn how to improve my editing skills! :P

Off to make a couple more cards and then it's journal sewing time again! Gonna be cutting fabrics and glueing them to covers tomorrow morning! :)


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

of time chasing

I've been busy sewing and binding books again lately because I'm chasing after time! haha.. There are a few craft markets back to back with each other and I needed to prepare more journals, just in case :) After this week, I am going to busy myself with one custom order and work on my other projects and let bookbinding take a back seat for a week :)

I've been lazy yesterday but today I busy myself with running to the post office and binding my journals together ;)
preparation before binding

letting them cure overnight

Oh, I participated in Arts For Grabs the last weekend and it was fun! I had an awesome time there, as usual!! I've said it before and I'm going to say it again! I love Annexe Gallery! The crowd this time is not as packed as the previous AFG but they are still great and it also gives me the opportunity to walk around and get to know other crafters better! So, I'm pretty happy with that :)

Here's the 'loot' that I brought home with me from AFG! I love everything there but I could only bring home some.. boo hoo... well, there's always next time! :)

Books from local authors
2 bookmarks, fabrics, coaster tile and magnet

This weekend, I'm going to be at the National Horse Show, Cheers2Art and another event if it's confirmed! Whoa... gonna be packed!!! :D


Monday, 19 September 2011

My Birthday Treat!

 My second Birthday surprise this year is from dear darling Mei! We had been talking about joining a clay making workshop for a couple of weeks and was deciding to sign up mid September after we both come back from our holidays but she decided to surprise me with a class right before my birthday! :D

I made a pencil holder (was attempting a mug.... but, erm...) and a small heart with Roy & my name etched on it.... while Mei made some really cute houses with birds perched on top of it! hehehe.. so cute, right?

Here's Mei and me! :) 

Thanks Mei for the treat! It was indeed a great birthday gift! :)



I just made myself a proper banner for this blog after so long! LOL.... and although my eyes have gone @.@ I am very happy with it... kept wanting to look at it. 

And now, I'm wondering why it took me so long to make a nice banner! It's so much more appealing... So, here's welcoming you again to "A Little Bit of Everything"... a place where I share my thoughts, photos, my rants & raves, happenings and of course, my crafting :)


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Unicorn Love

Onwards, forward into the plains... wind on my face and in my hair... magic in the air... and when we grow weary we then we stop by a stream... my unicorn at my tow, we both enjoy the sights. If we see a bird or two, we may talk to them, maybe or stop and chat with a wise old owl  :)

And here's my first birthday surprise! :) A blue unicorn to match my darling Anariel (who is pink, by the way). Darling Mel had a blue unicorn custom made for me to be Anariel's mate but because Anariel's horn broke (sobs!), the maker of the unicorns actually made me another pink unicorn who is the new mate for the blue one! 

His name is Alyan, elvish for Blessed

Left : Alassea the Joyful
Right : Anariel of the Sun

They are getting along very well and enjoys each other's company :) I love my unicorns so much! I try to bring one with me each time I go out... :P


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Bookbinding is so-much-fun!

I conducted my second Kettle Stitching class 2 Saturdays ago but was away after that so I did not have the time to edit and blog about it! *drats, huh?*

It was yet another fun class! Totally different characters and personalities from the previous class :) I love meeting people from all walks of life and with different personalities cos I find people interesting!

They all sewed really beautiful journals but we always run out of time to take pictures... haha... too much fun chatting and sewing and eating!

Then in the afternoon, I had another session for Coptic Stitching :) Another fun bunch of folks, of course! 
Alassea and Alyan decided to join this class and galloped around on the table... thankfully, my students were kind enough and did not mind. Anariel was nursing her broken horn, so she was taking a rest and did not join in the prancing around.

Next class will be on the 1st October! Will you be joining in the fun? :)


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Happy Merdeka :)

Selamat Hari Merdeka to all Malaysians! 54 years since we obtained freedom, it's been a journey :) There's still so much to achieve for my beloved Malaysia. You are capable of so much more! Your people are capable of so much more!!!

Believe in Change :) Do not stay comfortable in our uncomfortable situations and whine... Do something! :)

Happy National Day! :)


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Markets @ Jaya One

Angelicquirk will be participating at this Saturday's Markets @ Jaya One. What is Markets @ Jaya One?

Well, it's a combination of 3 awesome markets, namely Chic Pop, Crafty and Bettr Weekend! :) You'll be able to get your fashion and vintage, handmade items and organic produce fix all at one location. How cool is that?

All you have to do is head down to Jaya One THIS Saturday from 11am-6pm to soak in the atmosphere and bring back some goodies or two! It's going to be AWESOME!

Angelicquirk is going to be at Booth 14. You'll be able to see us near the water feature where Old Town and Nando's are. I am a little bit hidden at the corner but do come and say, 'HI'. I will really appreciate it!

Can you spot where No. 14 is? That's where I'll be at the G/B1 floor :)

And this is the entire layout for you to better see where the Crafty people are!

What better way to spend the weekend? See you there!!!


Friday, 12 August 2011

Making a mess

Do you like making a mess? haha.. maybe kids love it, but not adults, huh? Well, you guess wrong!

Cards-a-making : making a mess

Making a mess can be fun! Especially if you're creating art! Art is very subjective and I don't think anyone is 'not talented' or 'good enough' to do art. What you think is creative may not be so in another person's eyes and vice versa. Besides, art is a good outlet to relieve stress... well, to some of us, at least! :D

I would say I have loved art since a very young age. My mum tells me I draw and colour from very young... I think about 4-5 years old? I remember some of my drawings, actually.. but they have all since gone missing! Oh well, start again! :)


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Kettle Stitching Workshop

For me, there's no better way to spend a Saturday morning than with a bunch of crafty souls who gathered together to learn the ancient art of bookbinding together :) 

I had the honour to coach a group of lovely ladies (& a guy *hugs*) on how to bind journals using the kettle-stitching technique. I also shared with them on the brief history of bookbinding, the origination of Kettle Stitching and Coptic Stitching and the differences.

It was a fun time spent with them and sharing with them my passion for bookbinding. I personally find bookbinding and crafting (be it scrapbooking, mini albums, card making, etc... ) very therapeutic. I guess there's a difference working with our hands and seeing something come to fruition after spending time on it. The feeling is indescribable. 

I love how the students were very keen to ask questions and I love sharing tips with them on how to do certain steps based on my experiences on what I've gone through :) 

I am very blessed to have had a mentor who has great passion in bookbinding and I aspire to be even more generous in sharing my knowledge and passion for bookbinding to my students. 

I will hold your hand in this bookbinding journey and share with you things I've learned from my own journey and hope your journey will always be smoother than mine :)


Friday, 5 August 2011

Workshop here!

I will be conducting my bookbinding workshop tomorrow and was buzzing around like a busy bee the past week gathering supplies and thinking of how to make the environment for cozy and pleasant for my participants :)

I really do hope the girls (& guy) participating tomorrow will have fun while learning bookbinding :) It is very therapeutic for me to sit down and sew journals and I hope they will love it too :) 

Will update more after class tomorrow :) Hugs & lotsa love... have a happy weekend!


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bookbinding Workshop

Are you interested to learn the ancient art of bookbinding? Bookbinding is a fun, therapeutic and thoroughly enjoyable experience!

You will now be able to bind your own journal, album, sketchbook for your own use or as gifts for your friends after this class! 

There's no need to bring anything except yourself to this class! It's going to be totally fun and awesome! :D

If you're interested, please do email me your details at angelicquirk@gmail.com ;

Name :
Mobile number :
Address :
Website (if any) :

Payment details will be sent to you via email. Thanks!


Monday, 25 July 2011

Going Places!

Angelicquirk is going places! haha... pun intended! My journals are being featured currently in Going Places magazine :)

If you're flying MAS or Firefly this month, do check out the magazine on page 80 and you'll see my journals being featured there... it's on the bottom right of the page... quarter page, that's quite an accomplishment, ya? :D

It's a really awesome feeling to have this recognition and to be selected to be published! Thank you Going Places and Triona for this privilege and opportunity! :) I do hope it will create a lot more awareness for me and my brand! :)


Sunday, 10 July 2011

A long awaited Card post :)

Honestly speaking, I haven't been making cards for such a long time! Well, I guess I had a lot of cards still in stock so I didn't really bothered replenishing my 'inventory' but I am so aching to make some! I just had  not enough time in a day!

*sewing journals is time consuming.. well, not if you're only sewing one or two*

So, when I received orders to make cards, I'm really happy! :D Here's an order for a birthday card and 2 congratulations cards for wedding :)

"Love is in the air" & "Love birds"

Sorry about the instagram photos, which is appearing a lot on my blog nowadays (cos I uber love instagram), but it's also a faster way for me to take pics and I love the cool effects! :P 

Hope you like the pics! :)


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

its Urbanscapes, y'all!

Have you heard of Urbanscapes??? Yes? No? Well, Urbanscapes is an uber cool event! There's going to be a marketplace showcasing lots of unique handmade or non-handmade stuffs for sale, performances by artists and games for everyone!

It's going to be huge! It's going to be fun! It's going to be awesome!!!

Will you be there? 

Be there, or be square! :D


Friday, 1 July 2011

Where Journals with a touch of class can be found :)

If you're looking for handbound journals with a touch of class, you should drop by Kita-Kita at Damansara Heights (where Chef & Brew is) to check them out :)

I love that the shop is in a building on its own and the environment surrounding Kita-Kita is quaint yet soothing. It's a place I would love to chill out at and I'm so glad that they love my journals so much, they asked me to make them some with the Batik that they have :)

So, if you need a gift with a touch of class for a person who loves stationeries, you know where to look for it! Bring my batik journal home with you! :)

Will take more pictures next time to post :)