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Sunday, 29 May 2011


I'm including a little gift with every purchase of my handstitched journals from now on :) It's just a token of my appreciation to my customers. I do appreciate each and everyone of you and really want to make the buying experience from Angelicquirk better and better :)

Hope you're having a good Monday! My Monday is super busy! Have been completing some journals, stamping on paper bags and general preparation for craft market in Sunway University happening tomorrow and Wednesday :) I'm sure it'll be fun! :)

On another note, I am still deliberating a lot in my mind. So much to think and decide...oh, decisions, sometimes I wish I don't have to make them.


Friday, 27 May 2011


Are you pondering on anything today? hmmmm..... I have a lot on my mind lately. Too much actually and that's making me feel really stressed out. I think I better go list down everything, take a deep breath, have a cuppa coffee and start putting the important things to do first and listing it down again in order of importance.

Even then, I'm procrastinating... yikes. Better get started on listing my to do list soon.


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hot Bangkok!

The hubs and I went for a short break in Bangkok over the weekend. We were hosted by the very lovely Samuel & Charis who took time out to bring us about :)

The weather was scorching hot and we were hot, sweaty and sticky all the time! There was definitely a lot of walking around which I didn't mind except for the heat. I love the coffee in Bangkok. For a reasonable price, I actually get to enjoy nice brewed coffee. I am so missing the coffee there right now!

We went to Chatuchak Weekend Market, had dinner at a seafood restaurant next to the Chao Praya River, shopped at Platinum, had North Eastern Thai food at Som Tam, delicious mango sticky rice at Mango Tango, wished I had more money to buy all the fabric in Chinatown (haha), went to Khao San (just for fun) and that's about it!

Didn't do the normal touristy thing this time, as in, we didn't visit the temples or the Grand Palace. We've been there before. This trip is more for supply shopping and taking time out of the country.

What I miss most about BKK? the c-o-f-f-e-e!!! hahaha....


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

From where I stand...

....I can see the past. Things that have taken place leading me to this place that I am now. Do I regret certain decisions made? Well, we can't live life with regrets now, can we? So, as much as I reflect back and think that there are things that I could have done differently, I remind myself not to regret them. 

Every decision we make, pushes us in another direction. There is always two or more ways we can deal with a certain situation and there is never a right or a wrong to a decision made. It is our choice. Of course, I'm not talking about morally or ethical decisions... that would probably have it's impact if we made the 'wrong' choice.

From where I stand now, I can see the present. I have my share of uncertainties and stress... some of you may not believe but that depends on how you live your life. At this present moment, I am trying hard to build my online crafting business and as a freelance writer. For the simple reason that I don't want my brain to turn into mush, I decided to apply to be a freelance writer. A lot of thinking, analyzing and deciphering to do but I guess that is good for my brain cells.

From where I stand, I may not be able to see the future that clearly but I'm working towards it. I want to accomplish my niche. I am not just sitting at home and letting my brain rot :) I never am able to understand how some say they cannot stay at home because they will be bored to death because I never can. I blog, I surf the net, I craft, I read, I write, I clean, I wash, I exercise, I play with my cat, I take time to enjoy my coffee and then work some more. Crafting is work, ok? :) If you don't believe it, try it!


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Handmade Gifts from the heart

What is your preference when receiving gifts? Would you like to receive handmade gifts? Or would you prefer store bought ones?

There are a few friends I know who would definitely appreciate and treasure handmade gifts but I'm not sure about the rest. Would they consider handmade gifts 'cheap' because there is no price tag or brand on it?

That is my challenge when it comes to gift giving.

As crafters, we will most often than not, create gifts for our friends or loved ones. We spend time thinking on what to create, what colours and materials to use and then start creating. Handmade gifts are gifts made with love and a lot of heart. They should be appreciated more than store bought ones, don't you think? :P


Friday, 6 May 2011

Batik Journals

Last 2 weeks ago, I had the privilege to meet up with the people at Kita-Kita in Damansara Heights and was given the opportunity to handstitch some journals using Malaysian Batik.

I really love how these batik journals turned out. I have always had a love for things that has an ethnic identity, be it Malay, Chinese, Indian or tribal. I like how there is an identity behind our individual ethnicity. That's why if I visit a country, I want to experience their way of life, see the things they see and not go shopping in malls. We have malls here too..

I love the feel these journals exudes. It's different from the ones I normally make with Japanese or American fabric :) I would have to say, they are all pretty, but they have all have different feelings to me.

Really hoping that these journals will be well received and be loved by their new owners :)


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Wednesday is fun!

It was a fun day at Sunway University today :) What am I doing there? LOL... not to enroll for any classes or anything but I was one of the 5 vendors selling our items there. 4 of us were selling handmade items, 1 was selling clothes, scarfs, etc.

Although we were hidden in the Student Centre, we still had a steady stream of crowd. Would have been better if the big banner outside the Centre was not blocking half of the glass door but thank God, people still came in to check us out :)

The organizers (Sunway's Entrepreneur's Club) were very nice and friendly. They came to help me unload my things and even guided me to park my car. Then come tear-down time, they helped load all my things into my car. Am really grateful to them for being so helpful :)

I loved the atmosphere, the air-conditioning (lol!), catching up with Mei, Kricia, Melissa and chatting with the students :) Forgot to take pictures today though... so this is just a boring post without photos :P


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Post Crafty Art Market 3

Crafty Art Market 3 was last Saturday! It was a fun day but the crowd wasn't as encouraging as the previous market... probably due to the fact that it was a long weekend. I think most people went outstation for a holiday instead of hanging around the city.

It was still a great day, nonetheless. Great weather as it wasn't glaring hot but still humid and that's why we're all sticky :P and great vendors :) I enjoyed chatting and getting to know some of the vendors I have yet the chance to meet up with.

Was super tired after that and took Sunday off to relax ;P Monday came and I crafted a little. Basically spent the whole day cutting fabric for new journals! Loving the new fabrics! :)

Made these with the new fabric. I love each of them... they all have a different mood to them, no? :)

They will be photographed individually and posted in FB and on Etsy soon :)