Don't let anyone tell you that organising any event is easy. It's not, but do take my word for it, it's fulfilling especially when you see everything you envisioned come together.
Thank you Hello Deer for your wonderful space & to everyone who came to support Malaysian Etsy crafters & artisans, you are amazing! It's because of you that we get to do what we love best. Big props also to all the Team Etsy Malaysia members who took a risk to join the very first Handmade Love Market.
I have a tonne of pictures from my Sabah holiday & the market to edit plus so many thingsto share with you so stay tuned k? Xo.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Don't forget kawan-kawan, Team Etsy Malaysia's very first market at Hello Deer is happening this Saturday! This has been in the works for a long time & it's just in time for Christmas so I hope to see you there. And hey, if you're feeling lucky, do join the lucky draw by simply sharing about the market on your twitter, Facebook or Twitter. Here are the simple steps explained:
Friday, November 2, 2012
Come one, come all! On the 15th of December, Team Etsy Malaysia is hosting a Handmade Love Market at Hello Deer, just in time for some Christmas shopping. Here are the list of Etsy sellers all offering unique, handmade goodies…
Mimpi Murni - succulent arrangements (& something new I'm working on with a buddy!)
I Heart Badges - button badges
Notbook Notbuk - notebooks & journals
Sew Fabby - gadget sleeves, bags & baby stuff
Bisou Bonbon & Bisou Rose - bath & body products
F64 - prints, films, cameras & darkroom services
Nukilan - stationery, tiles & mugs
Beadcraftz - jewellery, soaps & more
Guiirin - tags, postcards & accessories
totoro2008 - sewn pouches, dolls & bags
Mettaville - journals, magnets & jewelry
MaykeMe - ceramic figurines
Nottypooch - recycled banner gadget sleeves, marshmallows & baked goods
Snazzy & Such - pouches, bags & kids clothing
Okinokiyo - sun hats
Love And Craft - supplies, accessories & bags
KatrinaGumal & EmiKaz - jewelry
The Lollipop House - jewelry & bags
huhubag - bags
Remember now, it's on Saturday, the 15th of December from 11am - 7pm so don't miss out! There will be a lucky draw as well with over a dozen prizes to be given away, so watch this space.
P/S: If you make cool things & you're an Etsy seller (or would like to be), come be part of Team Etsy Malaysia. Here's how: http://www.etsy.com/teams/5026/etsymalaysia
Check out the following links for more info on the market:
Monday, June 11, 2012
The truly awesome folks of Wondermilk have done it again. They’ve outdone themselves. Yet again. Wondermilk now has a brand spanking new space they’ve called Hello Deer, right alongside their Uptown cafe that is open exclusively for events like parties & markets! I’m soooo super excited to be one of the first few vendors to peruse the space during their launch party THIS weekend *clapping hands in glee*
I had the pleasure of seeing the space before renovations were complete & even then, it looked wonderful, I kid you not. Personally, I think this new space is a stroke of genius & I can’t wait to see more exciting things from Wondermilk. Do drop by if you’re free over the weekend & make sure you come over to say hello k? I’ll be there on Saturday only though so be warned ;)
Friday, March 30, 2012
Hello dreamers! You better not miss the 7th Cuppacakes Show, I kid you not. I’ll be there with brand spanking new handiwork that you won’t want to miss. Pinky swear. And if that’s not enough reason, how can you resist FREE cupcakes, ice coffee & postcards plus all the fun in store for you & all the other wonderful vendors handpicked by the team behind Wondermilk??!? Like the poster says, everyone’s invited & admission is free so make your way down to Wondermilk, Uptown Damansara this Sunday on the 1st of April from 12 noon – 7 pm. Love you all long time!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This Saturday promises to be a barrel of fun for KL-ites as 3 markets (Chic POP Street Market, Crafty Art Market & Bettr Weekends Market) are merged into one massive shopping-fest with 100 booths selling everything from stylish clothes & handcrafted knick-knacks to organic bread. And to make things even more awesome, there’s a Swap Party where you can shop without spending a cent & of course, the Craft Party yours truly is pulling together. Wheeeee!
So, I’ll be seeing you this Saturday? ;)
Friday, October 14, 2011
Just a quick check in to let you folks know I'll be at Wondermilk's new cafe at Publika for their Cuppacake Show. See you there! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Friday, July 22, 2011
This year I managed to resist the temptation of shopping for clothes but when it came to the food (namely the desserts), I just had to succumb. From top to bottom: That Last Slice had macarons & coney dogs to die for, The Last Polka’s homemade ice cream is a must try (my absolute favorite is the Salted Gula Melaka) & Raindough’s colorful treats.
Right before I packed up for the night, I managed to snap a couple of pictures from more of my favorite vendors (see Part 1 for more). From top to bottom: Syamly’s LightBloks are a crowd favorite as usual & Things Eye Made’s new & very cool set up.
Well, that's part 2 of Urbanscapes 2011 (part 1 here), captured by my camera. If you went & blogged about it, do share the link to your post at the comment section below. I'd love to see/read your perspective!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hey folks! So sorry for the lack of blog posts this week. Been super busy catching up with orders & emails that something had to give. Anyhoots, I finally finished editing all the the pictures I took at Urbanscapes & I took so many that I’m splitting the pictures into Part 1 & Part 2. Enjoy!
Stay tuned! There are more pictures at part 2…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Yes, indeed. I survived the throngs of people, the wet field & pockets of mud, the heat & humidity & the best thing is, I also managed to resist all temptations to spend money… until I took a whiff of the food & desserts that is! Most of my money went to That Last Slice, Raindough & Chef Tony’s Gourmet Popcorn, I kid you not.
But seriously, I had an awesome time & the TiC Turf set up was fantastic! I mean, helloooo? DJs right smack in the middle (music was a little loud but oh well, never mind because the music was great & the DJs were eye candy hehe), carnival games that were free of charge, garden tables & chairs for people to chill on, some quirky backdrops to cam whore at, fairy lights, Chinese paper lanterns, balloons… I only wish every market was like this.
Needless to say, when I managed to sneak away from my table a couple of minutes (thanks to Cheri who helped out that day!) I took as much pictures as I could of the going-ons of Urbanscapes. I’m in the midst of editing them but I should have them up soon, fingers crossed.
I must say the folks of Freeform really outdid themselves this year. Kudos to the team & my special thank you to Karen for taking care of us TiC vendors & being such a sweetheart. Woman, if you were stressed, you didn’t show it! Shout out also to Gwen & to former TiC editor Sueann for her continued support.
Watch this space for pictures from Urbanscapes 2011!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This Saturday at Urbanscapes, come look me up under the Tongue In Chic Turf, ok lovelies? I don’t think you will be able to miss the Turf as a little bird told me there will be fairy lights & balloons but do keep your eyes peeled as they don’t call this the largest creative arts festival for nothing ya’ know! No self respecting fashionista will want to miss the specially curated TiC Turf filled with unique wares plus yummy food to tickle your palate. This is my second year at the Turf & I feel awfully chuffed (& grateful of course) to be part of it.
Anyhoots, I’ve kicked up production to high gear hence the lack of updates of late & right after this little post, I’ll be back in my craft room whipping up some more goodies. Are you lovelies excited yet? I know I am :)
P/S: Here’s a great read on How To Survive Urbanscapes 2011 for the ladies out there. Do note that the field might get muddy, so wear your most mud resistant clothing & for god's sake, don't wear anything with pointy heels lest you want to sink into the ground with every step. Your safest bet would be slippers or wedges, or better yet, boots!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I had a blast at Wondermilk’s Cuppacake Show last Sunday! Held in conjunction with Citta Mall’s launch, there were free cupcakes at Wondermilk for the first couple of hundred (if you missed that, you could’ve bought cupcakes at 50% off), then free face painting, free popcorn, free candy floss & free performances! It was awesome!!
High-five to everyone who dropped by my table & sorry if I didn’t get a chance to say hello properly. There were so many people at one point that I felt like my hands & mouth were moving at lightning speed & my brain couldn’t quite catch up. Does that make sense? Haha.
Anyhoots, a hearty congratulations to Wondermilk for opening their second branch with a third underway & opening soon! Man, those folks are growing by leaps & bounds. They are a true inspiration to indie businesses here in Malaysia & I’d like to emulate what Jezmine tweeted: *tabik hormat sambil berdiri* (a standing salute). Thanks Wondermilk for letting Mimpi Murni take part in your awesomeness even if it’s a small part. Yay!
Here are a couple of shots I managed to sneak in…
(Top) the inside of Wondermilk’s new cafe at Citta Mall. All the tables & chairs were cleared away to make space for the crowd & performances. This was taken when the cafe wasn’t filled to the brim with people. (Bottom; left to right) 1. Mira & Imran have got to be the cutest couple ever! They even rock in face paint! 2. Lilith & Asher also took part which thrilled me to no end as I’m in love with their wooden alphabets & animal prints. Animals in suits & smoking a pipe? Yes, please… 3. A spiffy giraffe. I wanted to take this fella home but opted for a white rabbit instead. I still want the giraffe though.
Monday, July 11, 2011
That's Aishah from That Last Slice, me & Jezmine of Old Blossom Box. I just love this shot! Thank you Ifzan!
Ok. My head's achy again. Going back to bed now. Night!
P/S: I scheduled a post which will be up tomorrow. I'll try to blog again when I can but this week is going to be craaaaaazy so can't promise. Follow me on twitter to get bite-sized updates k?
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thought you’d be able to relax after Chic Pop? Well, think again! In a mere 17 days from today you MUST, and I mean it, check out KL’s best creative arts festival; Urbanscapes! Taken from their Facebook: Urbanscapes is the first and only all-day “user-generated” creative arts festival in the Klang Valley. [It] aims to bring together communities and participants from the fields of music, the arts, design, film and other creative discipline under a single banner to showcase the best of the local scene.
And the best you shall get!
Taking place for the first time at Padang Astaka instead of KLPac of previous years, you will be sure to have lots to do with shopping at the Tongue In Chic Turf (where I’ll be at) & Frinjan Books Bazaar, catching a show or two from an awesome line-up of musicians & performers, taking part in a lively discussion at BarCamp & heaps more! It will be a day of sensory overload, I promise.
Here are the deets…
When: 16th July 2011
Where: Padang Astaka, PJ
Time: 12pm-12am (They’re serious! 12 hours of non-stop fun)
I’m frantically trying to get my stuff sorted out after Chic Pop but I promise to bring you lots of whimsical goodies. Watch this space!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
As usual, I had a lot of fun at Chic Pop under the Markets@Jaya One! Even with the crazy heat & overwhelming crowd, I really enjoyed meeting the many folks, some familiar faces & some new, who took the time out to drop by my table to say hello or to give one or two of my creations a good home.
I added a few new pieces to my display but the pictures turned out kinda dark since I only had time to snap them in the morning when the sun wasn’t quite out yet. Luckily, Zaahira (thanks babe!) was nice enough to send me an email of the pictures she took & I love my trees for the buntings + how colorful everything looks! Check it out below…
Did you make it to Chic Pop at the Markets@Jaya One? Which one was your favorite booth & what was your favorite purchase? Do tell!
P/S: I'm so sorry to hear from a few people that they had trouble looking for me at the market. The layout was a little weird & the crowds of people + racks of clothes blocking this way & that probably didn't help. Next time, if I get hidden away somewhere, I'll be sure to put out "breadcrumbs" k? ;)
Friday, June 24, 2011
I’ll be at Markets@Jaya One bright & early tomorrow under Chic Pop Street Market so look for me at table number 27 (marked with a heart), within the vicinity of The Bee restaurant. My neighbors amongst others will be Old Blossom Box, Things Eye Made & Trendy Confessions so I’ll be in good company (here’s a complete list of who will be there). As you can see, the market is going to be H U G E & pictured here is just a fraction of what’s in store because it only shows the vendors under Chic Pop, whereas there are still the Crafty Market & Bettr Weekend section! Didn’t I tell you it’s going to be huge? Bring lots of extra shopping bags folks, you’re going to need it. See you tomorrow!
Monday, June 20, 2011
So my lovelies, how was your weekend?
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sorry for the lack of blog posts this week my lovelies. It’s been crazy around here with orders (alhamdullillah!) but today I decided to give myself a break & thought I’d better pop in here to say hello. Well, hello :)
Bet you noticed that nice poster at the top of this post. It’s for the biggest market I’ve ever taken part in since Urbanscapes & I’m super excited! The market is a combination of the “fabulously fashionable Chic Pop, the lovingly handcrafted Crafty Art Market & the holistic Bettr Weekends” so there’s sure to be a little something for everyone! Needless to say, it’s going to be massive.
Don’t miss out!
What: Markets @ Jaya One
When: 25th June 2011, 10am - 6pm
Where: Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Click here for more info
I will be taking part under Chic Pop & will be bringing in my all-handmade lovelies: jewelry, lip balms & buntings + a few more surprises up my sleeve so stay tuned! Click here to RSVP to the event on Facebook. See you soooooon!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Wheeeeeee, I can’t wait for this Saturday’s Crafty! I was starting to feel a little rusty after taking a couple of months off to plan my wedding & this market couldn’t come at a better time. Do drop by for an awesome dose of creativity & handmade lovin’ while supporting some local & indie crafters, mostly from Team Etsy Malaysia of which yours truly is a proud member. You won’t regret it, I promise. Here are the details…
Date : 30 April 2011, Saturday
Time : 11am – 6pm
Venue: Jaya One (in front of The Bee)
Crafty's FB event page here