Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Wishlist

Dear Santa, I've been a nice girl this year. :) So here is my wishlist for this Christmas!

Pushing Daisies DVD (both seasons preferred)
This is probably one of my favorite shows ever! I was sooooooo SAD when it got cut. :'( I've been meaning to get the DVDs for a while now but I couldn't find it anywhere in Malaysia! ;_;

Starcraft II - Wings of Liberty
Yes, I haven't played this game! It's such a blasphemy, but I don't have the extra cash to spare for it... ;_; I wouldn't mind borrowing someone else's account too if you're gracious enough to lend it to me?

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Still one of my favorite bands of all time, ever since Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. They certainly changed a lot for this album, but the songs are still awesome!

Mwahaha! You're probably expecting this lmao. Any of the soaps or creme fraiche shown here are just so tempting! ;-; The shop is on vacation now, but she is running a special Savor Saver sale this Saturday beginning from 10am EST. *hinthint* She says there will be limited editions, old favorites and current stock. Just a tip, but I love anything that sounds delicious and has vanilla in it. Not too crazy about berries or sour stuff.

I always loved the Dragon's Milk perfume oil from BLAP, (not Snake Oil, I couldn't find a picture of Dragon's Milk) it's probably one of my favorite scents in the world! I was so sad when my imp bottle leaked the remainder of my oil all over my glasses container. :(

Some hot cocoa to soothe the soul would be wonderful right now. And did I mention before that I looooove hazelnut with chocolate? Well, I do!

Do you know that I have the emptiest walls ever in my room? I'm still looking for the perfect decoration for my wall, I dream to have a wall full of hoop art someday. :) And I totally looove ThreeRedApple's hoop art!

I had this headband in my favorites for the longest time. It's not high on my wanted list, but I would like to get it someday when I have money to spare ^^

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Inspirational Thursday - Textured Table Decors

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :) I hope all of you are prepared to fill your stomachs on this joyous day. This week's Inspirational Thursday I want to feature beautiful textured table decors that would make a touch of beauty to your dining table or even a centerpiece. I know it's a little too late to get it for your table right now, but perhaps you could plan for Christmas dinner or next year? ;)

I just love the ceramic pieces from this artist! Perhaps one day I will get one of their amazing wall tiles for my own wall.

Her ceramics are just so breathtakingly intricate and beautiful, every detail is just perfect! I wish to someday own one of her pieces as well.

Such a beautiful, dainty and organic design. It's interesting how a simple curve and a bunch of pierced holes could make such a beautiful piece.

How cute is this bowl? It would be so fun to serve soup or ice cream in this.

How delightful is this little tea light holder? When I have my own place, I would definitely get one or two from this wonderful shop. ^^

I am a closet ceramic/pottery lover, the only reason I don't have a lot at my house is because they are fragile and I don't have any place for them. One of my current goals is to have a place of my own someday though, (I'm dreaming here) and then I could decorate it with wonderful handmade items from Etsy~

Don't forget that I am running a 20% discount sale in my shop! :) And now offering FREE shipment for additional items as well for the period of Black Friday to Cyber Monday. (26th-29th Nov) Start your engines and start shopping!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weekly Word Picks - Disco

Although a day late, (my apologies!) I had a lot of fun curating this week's word-inspired collection! :D It was suggested by Cindy from wildwildwest1 (apologies for forgetting last week!) and her really awesome word is...


For the complete Treasury, please follow this link : DISCO

Shiny, glamorous with a touch of 80s. Totally fabulous! So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Items and Break

It's been a while since I posted my new pieces haha, you probably saw all the new pieces in the shop already because I am so happy with all of them :)

Title : Glamor
Price : USD22.00

Title : Darkest Desire
Price : USD22.00

Title : Holiday Cheer
Price : USD20.00

Title : Summer Dreams
Price : USD20.00

Title : Enigma
Price : USD20.00

Title : Robins Eggs
Price : USD22.00

Title : Plum
Price : USD20.00

And finally, one last bookmark.

Title : Anchored Beauty
Price : USD12.00

I only made 2 pieces this week, and 6 the previous. Just feeling really stressed out lately with work (aside from my Etsy shop) piling up. There is just so many things to do, sometimes even I am at a loss as to where to start first. I ended up doing a little bit of everything, which ended up with little progress on everything. So I had decided to take it slower with crafting for my Etsy shop for the next few weeks, until I get my shit together at least.

I will still try my best to update the blog as much as I can, and accepting custom orders. But I will just slow down with creating new pieces as I get my other work done.

Don't forget that I am still having the 20% Holiday Sale in my Etsy shop! And the $800 MEGA giveaway is still running on The Rikrak Studio Blog!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

HUGE Giveaway with total value of $800!

Late last month (or was it earlier this month?) I mentioned that something big is in the works for this month's giveaway, and it is BIG alright! I am a part of The Rikrak Studio's Happy Holidays MEGA Giveaway! There are a total of 32 items up for grabs, and get this, the total value of the entire giveaway is $800!! The giveaway is divided into 5 different packs, each worth $125 and above. Which means there will be 5 winners!

You can win the White Snow bracelet (retail value of $22) from me in the giveaway! :) It is in Prize Pack E which is valued at a whopping $225! The highest among all the prize packs.

The best thing is, this giveaway is open for everyone in the world! So if you're broke this Christmas and has no money to get gifts for your loved ones, consider entering this giveaway (or other giveaways really) to try and win some. Who knows, you may just get lucky. :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Inspirational Thursday - Creative USB Drives

There are a lot of creative things in this world, and I think one of the most creative genre is the geek genre. :) USB drives are getting smaller and smaller nowadays, and it can fit into a lot of things now. Here are a few that I find extremely creative and well pulled out.

How eerily appropriate, both is also used to insert something into something.

I love these USB drives, so much character!

Why did no one thought of this one earlier?!

Can be double used as a paper clip :)

Reinventing the word 'thumb' drive literally lol! This post wouldn't be complete without a severed finger :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly Word Picks - Letter

Another Tuesday, another Weekly Word Picks feature! :) Today I asked a totally clueless coworker for a random word, and him, being engrossed in his work, gave me a letter instead! So I told him, I wanted a word, not a letter! And what word he finally suggested?


So creative isn't it? Boys will be boys.

For the complete Treasury, please follow this link : LETTER

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. This is my 100th post on this blog as well! Woohoo!! Who knows I could keep up for so long? ;) I'm still constantly thinking about how to improve the blog, will see what happens. :)

So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pipit Wonderful Market 5

Craft markets are really inspirational, and the local Malaysia's Pipit Wonderful Market may be the most inspirational of them all! Unfortunately, I weren't able to partake because they had a number cap on jewelry vendors. It is understandable, considering the amount of jewelry sellers out there hahaha. Perhaps next time, when I launched PaperJuice. :)

Now let's go on a visual journey through the photographs I took during the craft market. Look at the vast talent and variety of items offered. I apologize for the so-so quality of the photos, I did not manage to lug the new and shiny DSLR to the market, I was just accompanied by my old and trusty point and shoot.

Probably my favorite booth of the entire craft market - Beanipet's booth! She always have the loveliest and most creative and elaborate booth designs. Last time it was the bed, and this time a hot air balloon of love! :D Just too adorable!

Her theme this time was a bed of clouds, all the beanipets resting on cloud 9. I have yet to figure out how she made that feathery bed-like thing, simply mind blowing! I know the feather-like thing is made of paper, from when I was trying to fight the crowd into the booth and my legs brushing against it. But HOW, I have no idea still!! Just so delicate and lovely. Jun, the maker of beanipets, is adorable too! :)

Cute monster plushies sitting in a vintage suitcase. I want a suitcase like that for my own someday! I wonder if my grandma have one.. hmm...

Odd lizard-like keychain plush toys, I find them oddly amusing!

And a wall of severed wooden fingers! Mildly macabre and very interesting!

I love this booth's deco, they sell decorative pegs, cupcake toppers and various things. (too bad they don't have cupcake samplers lol) I can see that they are going for a more food/picnic theme decoration. But they really should use a red gingham cloth if so!

I have a special liking to interesting packagings, and this definitely strikes my fancy! A bundle of various items all packaged nicely in a food container, like something you could buy from a grocery store, take home and reheat in the microwave! Although of course, I wouldn't chuck this in a microwave, honest!

This booth sells some really adorable stuff!

My favorite is their decorative journals, so adorable! It even has a lace bookmark :D

Another way to decorate your booth - just scatter your items all over the table, lol! But in some strange way, it does look very inviting for people to go forward and dig through the pile to find treasures.

Adorable felted stuff! Those earrings, although not my style, does look very interesting! Never seen those before. :D

They have cute little plushies as well, love the little kitties with their fishies :)

This booth has some really cute and colorful products! Love the lively illustrations.

There was one booth with all these really detailed miniature rooms, like this one with a kitchen setting.

...and this depicting dining rooms. However, I don't think they were for sale at all, merely just to draw people's attention? Too bad it kinds of draw attention away from her merchandises, I can't seem to recall what she was selling...

Probably one of the busiest and most popular booth there lol - Minifanfan's booth!

Her large variety of necklace pendants! She has such a unique and easily recognizable style, love it! The seller herself is really cute too :)

Another booth with adorable soft toys in many sizes!

Surprisingly, there are A LOT of soft toy sellers in Pipit. Cute plushies in various shapes, styles and sizes everywhere! Girls that love plushies would love it.

I love the booth decoration for this as well. He had a pier-theme going on, with a wooden crate, a lamp and a 1-foot tall lighthouse standing nearby. Too bad I didn't get a nice picture of the lighthouse >.<

Speaking of the sea, here are some cute beach ball soft toys! So soft and squishy. Too bad they are too heavy and not bouncy enough to be used as real beach balls. :P

And lastly, a booth selling antique and vintage cameras! All of them are still working too! Too bad the seller did not know when the cameras were made. I picked up the Rolleicord camera in the far back up to check it out for a bit. The weight, the intricate design was so amazing. It feels kind of surreal holding such an old camera in my hands. Too bad it would cost me an arm and a leg. :( Plus he only accepts cash... His table was totally surrounded by guys though!!!

And that concludes my trip to Pipit Wonderful Market 5. Would definitely like to join it one day, so lively and fun! I am broke this month, so I only got one item during the craft market. :)

A manly 3-legged lizard with a zipper mohawk! It's a small plush toy made with recycled materials, it has a keychain ring and a bottle cap opener attached to it's tail. That face, that mustache!! I just can't help myself!

And 3 rolls of gorgeous imported fabric I got for my coworker, she's using them to make a teddy bear. :) Jun from Beanipet was destashing her cute cloth stash, and my coworker couldn't come with me to the craft market due to personal reasons, so I got it for her.

That concludes my report for the Pipit market. So what's next? The Crafty Art Market with Etsy Malaysia perhaps? :D Although due to personal reasons as well, I couldn't partake. Sorry guys!!! But I will come equipped with my new toy when I drop by!