Monday, October 20, 2014

Let's Say YES to Books and Fabrics!

Assalamualaikum and Hello all,
It's Monday and I'm ready to rock the desk! 

I've experimented a lot, lately, with papers, board and all yummy fabrics that I've collected so far. I just can't get enough time to blog about these all. Fabrics are totally inspiring me to do more than just covering my books. It's a good thing and I'll treat that as a therapy! 

I'm sharing handbound books that I made using crafts papers, binding thread, board, and fabrics as the book covers, also with elastic band as the closure and cute charm as the bookmark. Experimenting phase are great time to mix and match patterns, and try to create good looking books.

These are A6 handbound books with elastic band closure, from front (above) and back (below) view. I love the stars and the houses, that's why I use them a lot in my book project. Yeehoo!

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself"
~ George Bernard Shaw ~

I made these too, earlier and I realized that I forgot to attached the book closure. My bad, but that's why I call it experimenting phase. A lot to practice and a lot to get used to -_-

“You don't love someone because they're perfect,
you love them in spite of the fact that they're not” 
~ Jodi Picoult ~

Oh by the way, I always use polka dot fabrics in my project. They're simply my best choice when I get stuck, boring or confused. They're always adorable. Don't you think so?

I bet you can see the differences between all stitches, from the picture. But you can read more, HERE

All shots are taken somewhere at Kampung Bagan Buaya, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang. I enjoy snapping pictures here, on a classic wooden bench. How I miss my old bench that was once my favorite place when I was a child. It was a cool village, with small river, goats and chickens around. I really hope you enjoy all pictures, 'cause I really put my full effort into it, YEAH ^_^

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

Before I end my post, I'd like to share some old pictures (part of my journey as a bookbinder) that you may find on my Instagram and FB page. They're maybe old, but they're inspired me everyday. I hope you enjoy!

For more random pictures of my journey, you may follow me, get updated and stay connected.
That's all for now, have a blissful Monday!
Thank you.

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Special MADE: Long Books!

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and hello everyone,

I'm glad that I can finally blog about these two, my favorite long books!

“Long books, when read, are usually overpraised,
because the reader wishes to convince others and himself
that he has not wasted his time.” 
~ E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel ~

The one on the left is covered with black-brown-letter paper and the other one is covered with blue-white polkadot fabric. The books are special because both books have different covers on front and back, We mix & match patterns for the book covers and that was one of the best, exciting process! Special stuffs are totally for special MADE.

It's PAPER versus FABRIC this time >_<

I used kettle stitching with butterfly knot for both books and they have a very nice stud-leather as closure! Despite of using cotton tape for the stitch, I used the leather piece of same colors instead.

I enjoy taking photos outdoors, and take advantage on beauty of nature, but below are some of the indoor pictures that I could share with all of you.

The books are really tall, aren't they?

I'm sharing some of my early related posts that you may find on my Instagram and FB page. You may LIKE & FOLLOW me to get updated, as I always use both sites as the main platforms to announce, promote things and updates!

Can you spot the pencil cases next to the books? YEAH, I made it too! (I'll blog about that later, yeehoo!) Oh, by the way, I cut the leather piece to a nice size and shape so that when you close the book and 'seal' it, it leaves a little space to fit your favorite pen ♥

That's all for now. I hope you enjoy and have a blissful day!
Thank you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TRIshutter Card: Wishes for the BABY!

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Happy Thursday,

Congratulations to all future moms and dads, all over the world!
I wish you all a good health and care as you wait for your little bundle of joy.

I'm sharing my one and only baby themed card that I made few months ago. I think I've been very busy making other things and I kept skipping the post for long enough. I know I should't do that, sorry.

"NICE things feels GREAT when we shared it on time"

The MOM couldn't decide what color to use for the card, it's either girl's pink or boy's blue, plus she was not so sure about the gender of her coming baby, so I combined both colors, in soft ways, creating the romantic mood to the card.

I use my favorite paper roses in bright pink for this card. I really want it to look like a small window decorated with three small size roses at the edge of the circle. A very warm welcome I guess (^___^)

I really love the cute images of the stroller, toys, small oven and little bun in there, with those cute smiley faces. They're really got me smiling too because they're too adorable.

 "There's a bun in the oven"

The idea of placing the little book at the middle of the card was to create a special photo album for the DAD. He never got chance to see all those ultrasound images from the beginning of the pregnancy, as he was working far away. So the MOM wanted to present, all the images well, chronologically, in a special way that the DAD can see their amazing baby grown in her tummy. I was very touched by the mom's intention. I believe that she had been through hard time without her husband near. 

I use simple saddle stitch to tie all photos together, chronologically.

I never kept my ultrasound images of my three kids this way. In fact, they're still in my pregnancy books. This is COOL. I think I should make an album like this one now (^,~)

"You are my sun, my moon and all my stars"
"I love you to the moon and back"

"Don't raise your kids to have more than you had,
raise them to be more than you were."

I think that's all for I have for you now.
Please look forward for my next posts of everything handmade.

Have a blissful pregnancy,
Thank you.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lawn Fawn's PRE ORDER is back!

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Happy weekend,

Some of you know this, and some of you don't, but I'm here to tell you! YES, I'm taking PRE-ORDERS for Lawn Fawn products, once every month. The process includes every items that you may find on their website. You may check my FB page and of course my Instagram to get updated, as I always use both sites as the main platforms to announce, promote things and updates! I'm sorry guys.

Photo: It's a survey everyone! #blissfulkidsandcrafts #lawnfawn #preorder #update #withlove

I know that I'm over excited right now but this is very exciting! I never thought that taking PRE-ORDERS for Lawn fawn products every month can be very happening and inspiring, but tiring too. It's super easy to do: You only have to pay 50% deposit of all items you order and wait. I'll inform you when I receive the parcel and then you can make payment for the balance, and I will post them to you (^,~)

I'm doing my best to embed the post here, so I really hope that you can see it. This is my latest post regarding my next pre-order session. It's still OPEN until it's FULL. So be hurry, I'm right here waiting. You can browse every pictures to see what you may need for your crafts projects. Prices are displayed there too.

The idea of doing this, was that I always adore Lawn Fawn and feel like there's something I would do to share all these cute & adorable scrapbooking items: CLEAR STAMPS, DIES, TRIMMINGS, PAPERS, STICKERS, FLAIRS and other fun goodies, to everyone here, in Malaysia.

Since I can't afford to buy all stamps, dies, papers and other items, to be sold here, I think pre-ordering is the best way to spread the joy of scrapbooking to all crafters, as well as it comforts both side, me and customers, and make me HAPPY too (^,~)

That's all for now.
Happy shopping and have a blissful weekend.
Thank you.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wedding Guestbook: Nadirah & Hafifi

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Hello all,
Congratulations to all newly weds. May happiness be with you all till JANNAH, InsyaALLAH.

This is one of my favorite wedding guestbook that I made on April (-_-)
Yeah, you're right! I shouldn't keep all these pictures in my folder and silence. My bad.
Anyway, let's enjoy the pictures!

I think turquoise are really popular and trending nowadays. Turquoise papers, flowers, fabrics, ribbons, threads, zippers, buttons and even pearls are no longer hard to find. There's bunch of everything turquoise in store! I personally love how it looks with the purple ribbon bound through the book. 

“I’ll write the word blue in green and when I ask you what color it is,
the proper response is turquoise” 
~ Jarod Kintz ~

“Love is a peaceful feeling, like a flower hugging a butterfly.
~ Jarod Kintz ~


I use my favorite paper roses in cream for the book. I really need something bright and wide to be the stars of the book, so the medium size roses would be a big help. Plus, I also add a black paper butterfly on top of the roses, and a bug on top of the love-shaped tags.

"When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of the religion,
so let him fear ALLAH regarding the remaining half."
"When a husband and wife look at each other with love, ALLAH look at them with mercy"
~ Prophet Muhammad S.A.W ~

"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"

"When life is sweet, 
say thank you and celebrate,
and when life is bitter,
say thank you and grow"

Japanese stab binding.

First page of inside pages, with names of bride and groom and and their wedding date.

Second page of inside pages, with names of bride and groom and friendly welcome note.

Next pages and on.

Last but not least,
my name was there too, at the back cover ^_^

Thank you all for your kind and support.
Have a blissful marriage.