Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's Round, It's Real, It's Polka Dot!

Assalamualaikum and Good Day!

Polka dots are back in STYLE, and they're showing up on everything from scarves to blouses, to shoes to smartphone cases, children's clothing, toys and even furniture. All these beautiful dots would be my favorite pattern of the year. They always look simple, clean, fresh and festive! 

"I don't think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot."
~ Marc Jacobs ~

I just love how the fancy colorful dots fascinate us from the first time we look at it. I'm using combination of red and bright yellow threads for the book, and I'm telling myself not to be afraid to use other nicest colors in the world. It'll surely look different and this 'experimenting' phase would be the BEST teacher of the rest!

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
~ Maya Angelou ~

"I can spot a polka dot dress from hundreds of circles away."
~ Jarod Kintz ~

"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement. Polka dots are a way to infinity."
~ Yayoi Kusama ~

It's a A5 polka dots handbound book ^_^

That's all for today. Feel free to leave comments if you like my post.
Enjoy your stay and have a blissful December!
Thank you.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My best Book Covers!

Assalamualaikum & Hello everyone,

All book covers are getting revealed! Are you inspired? Thinking crafty? Let's continue. I believe that craft papers, wrappers, recycle papers and any kind of papers that have patterns on it are GREAT in binding books.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
~ Mark Twain ~

I'm not kind of choosy in picking papers for my book covers. As long as it looks nice, pretty, strong and I feel comfortable with it, I just grab it. Actually, I can hardly avoid looking at papers everytime I go out, so now you know why I have these entire collection. LOL.


“You can't judge a book by it's cover but you can sure sell a bunch of books if you have a good one.” 
~ Jayce O'Neal ~ 


Handbound books are never enough! Don't you agree? Not for me dear! It has been 9 months since I sold my very first handbound book, ooohhh there's so much more to be learned and explored. I should have post this HERE long ago, but I totally forgot to do that since I've already post it on my FB page. My bad. *sigh*


“Love is like a Batik created from many emotional colors,
it is a fabric whose pattern and brightness may vary”
~ Diane Ackerman ~

On top of all, the Brown Series are always my favorite book covers when I think of something natural and simple. For me, brown says stability, reliability, and approach-ability. It is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.

"It is great HOW THE COLOR BROWN AFFECTS US PHYSICALLY; It supplies a feeling of wholesomeness, stabilizes, provides a connection with the earth and gives a sense orderliness"
~ Sensational Color ~

Thank you all,
Have a blissful December!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Seriously Typography!

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Good Day everyone,

It's like a dream comes true when I finally have courage to trust my fingers in typography quilling. It is hard to actually build the confidence to finish someone's birthday card and proudly present it here. This is seriously my first time making it look this way.

“Embossed letters represent the topography of typography. 
~ Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title ~

I cut all strips manually and spend so much time choosing right font to make it possible. I doubt myself and was really trembling, can't stop myself asking "do I do it right?" "why my alpha looks weird?" "is it okay if I put this here?" "should I do it this way?" ooohhh, on and on and on, so much to write here. 

I believe that everything begins at first time, if not now, then when it would be?

"No one can possibly know what is about to happen,
 it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time"
~ James A. Baldwin ~

Forgive me when you see imperfection and so much of flaws here and there, I have to say that all the flaws and imperfection is an art too, it is a handmade after all...LOL. By the way, I did beehive quilling, to fill the upper side of the alpha, along with arranged strips at lower side of the alphas to create uniformity for the card. 

“Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form.”
~ Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style ~

Final touch! I love using linen sheets to create natural mood to the card, it looks so much like grass and believe me, I did try to add some embellishments onto it but nothing can wow me. It looks much better without them.

Thanks so much for spending time here, see you in next post.
Happy weekend and have a blissful day!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wedding Guestbook: Malihah & Malek

Assalamualaikum & Hello everyone,

Yeay, finally finished! 2 months pass just too fast. I had a month of struggling with handbound books and quilling papers, another month for wedding guestbook. It belongs to Malihah, the bride to be, a close friend of my school life, she ordered me a wedding guestbook, pink purple in color (it's oriental fuschia to be exact) and colorful pages as well. What surprised me most is, she's marrying a friend too, used to know him as a classmate, Malek will be her groom ^_^ Congrats friends!

I thank them most for giving me this opportunity, to trust and to support my passion in craft. This is the 2nd wedding guestbook I made. I'm still new to it and yes, I've got to say that I'm happy with the result. Well worth it to spend some times exploring some new techniques and new items to be gathered here on a set of book.

"Life is the flower for which Love is the honey."
~ Victor Hugo ~

"Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet."
~ Katharine Lee Bates ~

"Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons."
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

"You are no longer a couple, you are the one, you share one life and don’t divide it no longer in two. You don’t use the word “I” anymore, there’s only “We”. You belong to him and have no doubts that he belongs to you. So two become one"

I think that's all for now, I wish them happiness and a blessed marriage.

Happy fasting to all Muslims. Have a blissful Friday!
Thank you.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Handbound Books: Sweet Young Couple!

Assalamualaikum & Good Day!

This post is filled with pictures! I found this sweet and cute young couple wrapper by accident and I give it a try to these A6 sized handbound books, and yet my young customer, happen to be a student, like it (^,~)

Similar but different. One with light blue thread and the other one with yellow thread. Both are very nice.

"Saying I love u,
It's the hardest thing to do
And if I ever do,
Girl, I'll always be true"
~ The Moffatts ~

I personally love these books too! They are all sold out and I miss them much but YES, I'm going to find book covers similar to this one so that we won't have gloomy books any more!

This one is A5 sized handbound books, with light pink thread. Nice colour too!

"Sweet, sweet love, It will last, It's blessed"
~ Russel Morris ~

It is a success! Yahoo!

Thank you and I hope you enjoy,
Have a blissful days!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Quilling Papers: January '13 release - Sweet Packs!

Assalamualaikum & Hello dearies,

I almost forget to post updates on quilling papers, and it has been 3 months since my latest quilling paper packs have been released. I'm very sorry for a very late post but thanks to all of you, sweet packs are my HOT selling items so far (^,~) thank you. 

There are 11 packs in a collection and all of them contains 10 colours x 10 strips = 100 strips per pack.
My SWEET packs are available ONLY in 80gsm paper and yes, they are sold in 2 different sizes.

My price:
80gsm, 3.5mm x 297 mm = RM 4.00/pack
80gsm, 5mm x 297mm = RM 5.00/pack

Each packs contains 10 different colours, so it's perfect for quilling beginners who always want to experiment with new colours. I really hope that my SWEET packs will put a smile on your face today.

Happy crafting everyone & have a blissful day!
Thank you (^,~)