Thursday, August 25, 2011

That Last Slice x Mimpi Murni Collaboration!

That’s right folks! I teamed up with cake maven Aishah of That Last Slice to come up with a sweet little something especially for this festive season: sugar cookies with customised Selamat Hari Raya messages packed in a fabric box & topped with a grosgrain ribbon!

Aishah is well-known in KL for her yummy cakes so when she approached me late last month before Ramadhan to help her come up with a packaging for her specially made, limited edition cookies, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. I am after all a dessert maniac so this is like my dream project!

The sugar cookies are made with the best quality ingredients & customized with Selamat Hari Raya messages in assorted colors & in two different shapes. There are heart shaped cookies in bright happy colors with the message “Salam Aidilfitri” & scalloped rectangular cookies in sweet pastel colors with the message “Selamat Hari Raya.” I can attest to the fact that these cookies not only look good but are very, very yummy as are all of Aishah’s delectable creations!

In all honesty, it took me a good long while to come up with this idea to make the fabric box packaging. I wanted something that was useful yet looked just as good as Aishah’s cookies so it took quite a bit of trial & error before these boxes were made. They are made with two layers of Japanese cotton fabric & are reversible. You can fold down the top of the boxes to any height you want & as they are soft, they can hold almost any shape of items. I’ve made a bunch of these boxes for myself to hold my little trinkets & bits and bobs around my house so I find them exceedingly useful as I hope you will too :)

If you’d like to purchase a box (or two) of this limited edition Cookie Box, click here for more info. They are RM60/12 cookies + fabric box. Feel free to email or for more info or to order.

P/S: Please note that these are limited edition & are only available while stocks last. You’ll also need to pick up them up at either Ampang or Bukit Jelutong.

The behind-the-scenes shots we took of each other & a shot I took of Aishah’s adorable 1 year old niece

One last shot of the cookies + fabric box! ;)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Will Be Back Soon

Looks like this week I'm going to be busier than usual with last minute Raya orders, so I'm going to hunker down & bulldoze ahead. Till then, I hope you guys can bear with me. I'll blog when I can but I promise I will be back real soon.

The picture above was from a couple of nights ago when the husband broke into his secret (albeit illegal) stash of fireworks. We can't wait to spend our first Raya together as husband & wife as we even have color coordinated baju kurung & baju Melayu!

-Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cranky Princess Art Prints

Here’s a little something I came across today that totally made me happy. Heather Ross, who designs & illustrates the cutest textiles in the world has come up with these Limited Edition Cranky Princess Art Prints. I’m especially in love with the Princess & Pea illustration but they’re sold out, so I’m crossing my fingers & toes hoping she’ll reprint it soon. Cute right?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mimpi Murni ♥ I.M. Magazine

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I seem to be saying this more & more these days, and every time I type these words I tell myself to not let it happen again but eventually my schedule gets crazier & I can’t keep up. So here I am again saying, sorry for leaving you hanging folks! Raya is getting closer & more custom orders are coming in so I’ll try to blog when I can. I really miss surfing the internet, looking for interesting things to share & spreading more love for all things beautiful & crafty.

In the meantime, check out my article that came out in this month on I.M. Magazine! Thank you Christy for featuring Mimpi Murni. Much appreciated! Btw, I can’t help but say that I love how colorful the pictures of my jewelry look in the layout above. I even almost clapped with glee when I saw the page! Hehe.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DIY: Washi Tape Magnet

Like most avid crafters, I love washi tape. If you haven’t already heard of it, I’d like to invite you to crawl out from under that rock & welcome you to the wonderful world of Japanese masking tape. What is essentially pretty, patterned rolls of gampi paper with a slightly sticky side, washi tape is cute yet tough & I use it on just about anything I can get away with. If you’re anything like me, then these magnet washi tapes made by twirlingbetty are sure to get you excited. She even made a lovely tutorial so that you can do it yourself! Have a looksee & while you’re at it, also check out Ira’s equally fantastic tutorial which has step-by-step pictures to help those of you who are more visually inclined. Have fun!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Paris Picnic Guide

I don’t mean to torture you folks who are fasting today (I’m on a P break) but this little Parisian picnic guide is so adorable that I just had to share. I’m a girl who loves to picnic but haven’t done so in ages, so this post really got me dreaming.

Via Oh Happy Day.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

How I Love Todays

Every day I say a little thank you to God for allowing me to do the thing I love best for a living: crafting. Work is not a job for me, alright. It’s more like a way of life & a pleasure :)

Print via workisnotajob.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Made By Julene

You all know I have a soft spot for paper cut art right? Well, I think I found my ultimate paper cut artist crush: Julene Harrison of Made by Julene fame. I love how the Gin & Jacquie describes her artistry… “The intricacy of her hands in story-telling motion and shards of sweet images astounds the heart. She weaves a dream on paper laced with words of famous quotes and touching messages.” Oh yes, indeed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Little Paris

If you’re lucky enough to make your way to Paris, I hear this book simply titled My Little Paris would be an awesome guide to the best kept secrets of Parisians.

Taken off the website: “Mais attention ! In our book, we unveil insider addresses and tips that Parisian ladies have never shared before. You will try their killer secret detail and become addict to their hidden fashion designer. You will want to change your lingerie to change your life. You will pretend to be a connoisseur. You will learn how to fight the Sunday night blues and master the way to spice up a dull Parisian evening.”

Check out the official website & buy the book here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Magical Notebooks

This line of notebooks by Celestefrittata brings together two of my loves: the magical world of Harry Potter & handmade journals. I’m particularly in love with Care of Magical Creatures, Astronomy & Advanced Potions notebooks. How about you?

Friday, August 5, 2011

DIY: Lace Shorts

Love lace shorts? But are you like me & have yet to find a pair to suit you? Well, DIY it! Here’s the simple tutorial (if you don’t have a sewing machine, just hand sew it).

Via Honestly WTF.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

From Me To You

These animated gifs (or cinemagraphs) by photographer Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg are genius. Not quite a video but it’s a like a photograph come to life. It really makes me think of how the photographs move in the Harry Potter books. How about you? See many more on Jamie's blog, From Me To You & Kevin's site, Cinemagraph.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

To Be With You

I've blogged about The Honey Trees before but I can't get enough of them. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mimpi Murni ♥ Her World

July was so crazy that this totally slipped my mind to blog about (although I tweeted & Instagramed it! Hehe): I was featured in Her World magazine for my lip balms & a work in progress, solid perfumes!  Along with Michelle of Kinder Soaps & Majorie of Pom Poms, we were featured last July for 3 ladies who make our own beauty products. Yayness! Thanks Her World, love you loads.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Fasting!

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all fellow Muslims a blessed month of Ramadhan. May Allah grant us the will & patience needed. Here are some great info & fasting tips for a healthy Ramadhan.