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Food of the Day!

Dalcha ingredients Rice ingredients Ready to serve... I am in the mood of cooking. Menu for buka puasa is Briyani Rice and Chicken Briyani with Dalcha. I am more excited on the process of preparing it:) Not bad but the rice need to further refine, should added on more spice, probably much better with ghee than vegetable oil.

Little Syam Book Binding Workshop 2&3 October 2010

Hello all, I am proudly announce  LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop will be held  again for the 2nd time  on 2 & 3 October (Saturday & Sunday). For whoever interested kindly book your seat by email me ( littlesyam@gmail.com )   your detail as follows: Name: Preferred name on certificate: Address: Telephone/Mobile: Email: Website: (if any) Food: (Kindly stated if you are vegetarian etc) Application closing date will be on 20 September 2010. Due to limited seat of only 10 students per workshop (location at Taman Botani)  the application will be on first-come, first-served basis .  However if the response is overwhelming, I would probably need to split the group to the following week of Sat & Sun or first week of Sat & Sun following month.  There are also a possibility of different venue/location to accomodate number of students. These are to be notified through email once I gathered number of participants after the closing date. .................................

Food of the Day!

Beautiful organic shape from Roti Jala/Net Bread. Nice to be enjoyed with curry gravy that goes along with it. Made of flour, eggs, water and Tumeric powder for colouring with sprinkle of salt. Need a special mold  to drop the mixture onto the flat pan. The mold can be found easily from 2 Ringgit shop, or any kedai runcit). Very enjoyable process.. end up with a nice presentation. You all should try:)

Hello There:)

I hope to feel happy. I want to know that I made something beautiful and that I inspired others to do the same. And relaxed. dream big, but also  plan ahead.  do your research.  make lists.  check them twice. make yourself a nest    egg.  it will cushion your fall when you make the leap. don’t be afraid to  ask for help.  we all started  somewhere. This is not my word but found this in  http://illustrationfriday.com/    Words by Christine Castro from  http://maganda.org/ I like it because it relates to what I feel at this moment. I’m taking a step back. And most of all, I’m enjoying my new perspective.

Dolltopia Owl

Latest collection of Dolltopia...taaaa daa Owl/Burung Hantu..Suitable as travel pillow with kekabu inside... There are 5 of them..One of a kind. Dolltopia Owl Dimension: 17" (height) Price: RM88

Mom's

All these can be found at every corner of my Kampung House. Mom  who seems to be able to get plants to grow well , where every single thing bloom and live in harmony.  Lemon, Durian Belanda & Green Pea MisaiKucing, Bunga Butang & ? not so sure what its name but it produce a nice sweet smell. Ulam Raja...beautiful red colour Wild Fern, Pegaga, dan wild Pokok Pepulut (it produce a thorn small fruit where when it dried it will stick to the pant) Pokok Ketam Pokok Kacang Botol, nice for ulam Pokok Kantan, it produce a flower that can be add on into asam pedas for a nice aroma, look very exotic Lumut that grew on brick, velvety kind of feel  Pokok Bunga duri? Unknown Nice Close up of beautiful.... weed  Pinky nice flower? Unknown Ulam Raja Coffee, I like the nice smell of the white flower Belimbing Besi, with striking deep red flower

Apam Kampung

The list of foods in this month of Ramadhan are flooded. Ramadhan Bazaar can be visited at many housing area with endless list of foods, which can be enjoyed by all races from different background. As for me the Ramadhan month is a sharing & family affair to thank Allah for the bless and rezeki. We had a big buka puasa with Kak Yam, Maya & Shakib  and friends from my husband workshop... Expect more than 10 people at home everyday and we have practice this for more than 6 years now. Lucky that I have a "personal assistant" Atie, that are so good in cooking and housework. I can't imagine to handle all this by my own. Here I would like to share a unique Apam Kampung (that's what they call it) where the mixture filled inside Rambai leaf, which is quite rare, as for me the first time I ever encounter with this unique Apam. The smell of leave added a nice aroma to it. Thumps up!

Boxy Bag

Another creation of mine...bag that have big space...for people like me that like to dump everything in it. It has extra pocket inside...easy to fold...and strong... Dimension: 11 inches(width) x 11inches(height) x 11inches(depth) { LIMITED EDITION } Price: RM39.00

Have a Good Weekend All:)

Gonna spend my weekend in home town Gemas, and will break the fast with emak and abah which is incomparable with anything. Here is my hand bound book with individual silkscreen cover. 2 Illustration of my trademark "Cap Ayam" and Nature both hand silkscreen individually so it appear similar but not exactly the same..with different colour use and stitch individually using Coptic Binding technique. Using craft paper for inside pages very suitable as a journal, which accompany me in my bag whenever places I went so I could jot down ideas,  visualise inspiration, write down info & appointment etc. RM28.00 Hand Bound Coptic Binding 4.5" x 6" 144 pages front & back

Syam in the mood of La... la....la...

Colour Smeared Overlapping Arissa drawing

Next Step

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill. When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must,  but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns. And many a fellow turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don't give up  though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow. Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man. Often the struggler has given up, When he might have captured the victor's cup. And he learned too late when the night came down, How close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt. And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar. So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem worst that you  mus

Nature..Absolute Stunning!

I am so inspired by nature. Syukur, the path I chose , moment I have now, permitted me to look at nature in a very close, micro distance. And it make me feel the existence of You. Thank you Allah.... Plant found in Tokyo, Japan Dear God, I thank you for these feet, these eyes, these hands; I pray that wherever I go I will be able to see you in the world around me, and to always see honestly; I pray that whatever I touch will remind me your eternal presence in all things....

Studio Space - Loft Style

Isn't a dream of every designer/crafter to have space of their own to do thing that we love..kind of like a loft style? Friend of mine Gigi introduced this space that can be rent to use for our activities on sharing basis..It was soooo great..superp.. Kids Workshop, Creative Bazaar and our activities can be done within this space...such a good progress for all of us,  and location and space are just perfect:) I am so happy. Cheers to Me, Gigi, Lina & Safinaz....Yeaaaayyyyy. Stay tune ..will updating on the progress really soon..

Arissa & Cupcake

Time flies really fast. Today was the 7th day of fasting. Body started to get used and adjusted to the fasting habit and Arissa kind of feel better without nagging and complaining of being hungry or thirsty like the 1st and the 2nd day of fasting. Syamil...seems OK so far.  Today treat to both of them is a cupcakes...yeaaayyyy:) Not so sure how the taste like though:)

More Lalala Bag

STILL AVAILABLE Dimension: 17 inches(width) x 11.5 inches(height) Double Layer with pocket { LIMITED EDITION } Price: RM62.00

Selamat Menjalani Ibadah Puasa dan Salam Ramadan

Ramadan - a month of obligatory daily fasting in Islam is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. Daily fasts begin at dawn and end with sunset. Special nightly prayers called, Taraweeh prayers are held. The entire Quran is recited in these prayers in Mosques all around the world. This month provides an opportunity for Muslims to get closer to God. This is a month when a Muslim should try to: See not what displeases Allah Speak no evil Hear no evil Do no evil Look to Allah with fear and hope " O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become God-fearing." (The Quran, 2:183) The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer w

Lalala Bag & Tote Bag

This is the improve version of Lalala Bag. I am settled for this for time being. STILL AVAILABLE Dimension: 17 inches(width) x 12 inches(height) Price: RM48.00 STILL AVAILABLE Dimension: 17 inches(width) x 12 inches(height) Price: RM48.00 SOLD Dimension: 17 inches(width) x 12 inches(height) Price: RM48.00 STILL AVAILABLE Dimension: 14 inches(width) x 14.5 inches(height) Price: RM28.00   RM25 STILL AVAILABLE Dimension: 14 inches(width) x 14.5 inches(height) Price: RM28.00  RM25

Kuih Bakar Recipe Kak Ita.

Kuih Bakar recipe given by Kak Ita...less sugar..I forgot to get sesame seed...for finishing. Oklah for first attempt:) Flour Sugar Coconut Milk Pandan Leaf Egg Cinnamon Powder, Star Anise Powder & Cumin Powder Sesame Seed

Syam in the mood of La... la....la...

I've been doing totally nothing this 3 days... I am supposed to go out for Creative Indulgence today..but the word LAZY, seems in capital letter and bold. My body felt aching..I need extra push and inspiration.. Still got a long list of things to do..but yet I feel those can be delay like nobody business. There are an order made for dolltopia, but since there are no deadline..so I am in La...la...la.. mood. I went to get some groceries from Tesco. This picture was snapped from cereal box I purchased, which really inspired..Love the illustration, kind of wood cut style, with beautiful colour. My purchasing drive was mostly because of the attractive packaging. Packaging act like a silence salesman. Instead of providing a protective layer it does  performs many other function as well.  Packaging can lend a special character to a product, enabling it to be distinguished from the competitors’ products. Important functions can also be assigned to packaging, including roles in adver

Book Binding Workshop 31 July-1 August 2010

Had my first Little Syam workshop for bookbinding which is super great:) Small class about 9 students enrolled.. I am really happy with the overall workshop which I felt so relaxing with good students. Meet with nice people..nice venue and it is like an escapism for a weekends, learning a new skill surrounded by nature. Not so sure when the next workshop yet since Ramadhan is around the corner.. perhaps on October... or could be at different venue.