Sunday, November 11, 2012

Collecting Hedgehog

 illustration by whimsy whimsical

spot the hedgehog happy pair at my little cozy corner (work desk)

Like most of the girls, I am obsessed with something. Some people like to collect owl (that's the most common thing to collect, IMO), anything pink, cat, dog, anything related to France, etc. But I have a quirky obsession with hedgehog (or you can call it porcupine, they are from the same species).

Hedgehog items/collectibles are soooo difficult to get by. Whenever I go travel, there's nothing on hedgehog and everything on Etsy is very overpriced (I know, they are handmade/art). However, I couldn't resist to get this illustration from Whimsy Whimsical. Yes, hedgehogs are whimsical animals. The beautiful print reached me on Friday and I was really mesmerized by it. I am going to put it on my 'wall of art' at home.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I Still Love Blogging

I still love blogging, but unfortunately (and shame on me), I couldn't find time to blog as devotedly as I should be. And look at the date! One year apart. And it's always at the end of the year that I will review back what I have done and what I should have do more/better. And here I am, trying to pick up my blogging habit again, every time of the year. Yes, really shame of me, I couldn't prolong this practice for very long. But I never gave up. So I will try again....

2012 has been a very messy, hectic, and yet the most fruitful year for me. My craft business has run for 1.5 years and I can see that it is growing into something. The first half of the year, I was running around craft markets and fashion bazaars. I worked 7 days a week, 16 hours a day (8 hours for sleeping) all on my own. Pushing trolley and setting up my booth at weekend markets has been a routine and at times, it has became horrifying tiring and very heavy hearted to wake up on the bazaar day morning. The so-called creative business has become somewhat monotonous. It was after June that I slowed down on the market movement because I moved to a bigger shop and the audience that I generated from going around marketplace and craft fair started to drop by at my brick and mortar shop. 

And at this bigger space, I was able to invite teachers to held craft workshops. Response was overwhelming. Thanks to the experienced teachers (Florence and Kak Syam) who has been extremely supportive. They are very nice lady and easy to work with. I am very happy to have met great people like them, whom inspired and helped me in some way or another. 

And I am listening to Christmas songs already (Michael Buble always), while making a pledge, to continue blogging as religiously as I could.