Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Rabbit Year

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Holidays to all. May this year brings you lots of Good Health , Wealth , Happiness and Prosperity! Gōng xǐ fā cái

1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999

People born in the year of the rabbit often make ideal diplomats or politicians. Rabbit person has grace, culture and beautiful manners. Although rabbit people get on well with everyone, at heart they are basically reserved creatures, and are only really happy when they are engrossed in some sort of scholarly or intellectual activity. They are just too sensitive to the world around them. They are just not able to thrive in a competitive or aggressive environment, and it makes them anxious if someone forces them to take risks. Their inner world is simply too delicate for unsettled or unpredictable situations, and they tend to create a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere on a hunch. This character trait makes them very hospitable and attentive people, who take care of those around. The average rabbit person emphasizes the importance of small details. They pay attention to everything from colour, design and furniture to food and conversation. And only when they are sure that everything has been arranged as they wished, these people can relax and have fun. Person born in the year of rabbit often leads a conservative lifestyle, where one of the most important things is their security. This quality has a negative side also. Opting for safety over risk they may miss good opportunities. This does not imply that these people are frivolous or irresponsible, for when they truly believe in some thing they are serious, perseverant and capable.

Calm as they are, it is not easy to provoke rabbit people. They are sentimental and compassionate. Yes, and they cry easily too. They can be moved by personal problems you share with them. Therefore, if you work as a salesman for a living, you will have much better luck with rabbit people - Nine out of Ten Rabbit people will definitely buy your products!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How sad...the workshop is over:(

busy with binding 
Photo session; Top photo: Carolyn,  Me,  Eve, Ana, Shuku, Zaklean & Agnes
I come to realise that this particular workshop was purely 1Malaysia. Different background with same common interest and passion. I will miss all this girls...Nothing that will make me proud than knowing that they continuously practising the skill they have learnt.. and extend it to another level. Hope the skill will benefit them somehow, some it does to me:) And it will definitely make Larry happy knowing that the legacy continued:)

Here are students that attending the workshop this time around:
  1. Shuku - Music teacher + Jeweler
  2. Carolyn - Landscape Architect
  3. Rebecca Lawrence - Painted Glass Artist
  4. Anastasia Lawrence - Art Teacher
  5. Eve Tee - Crafter
  6. Shuku - Choir/Music Teacher
  7. Zaklean - An Entrepreneur
Get ready for photo session 
Their creation was sooooo beautiful; Carolyn, Shuku & Rebecca
Eve, Agnes & Ana
Snack for afternoon tea - Telur burung puyuh pie:)
Obviously I had a good+fun session and hope to see them again in the future...
love xoxo//syam

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

happy happy day:)

Sewing and drilling session
Time flies super fast today...and my LittleSyam Workshop 3 went well so far. Another day to go. Attended by 7 girls this time ..

and as usual I am so happy being out from the house, and I am so looking forwards to share the knowledge with this 7 students that eagerly interested to learn the skill. 
Carolyn borong the ribbon for her upcoming project
During lunch time we all went for a short field trip to that I considered a material heaven for book binder like me and it is close to my house...There are many shops I wanna show them like paper shop..glue shop... and the auntie that make a bag from recycle fabric..but the 1 and half hours just not enough.. We all went mad with so many things. But unfortunately need to rush back, beat the time to learn the second binding technique, Kettle Stitch Binding for afternoon session.

Trip to Pudu..Thanks Zaklean to drive us...
We had a nice caramel cake for afternoon break, Shereen baked and personally deliver it to the studio....I forgot to capture her Caramel Cake...and it's all safe in our tummy:P

Meet up with this all nice people make me looking forwards for another day tomorrow... My day felt shorter. In a way we all had the same common passion.. Good that the workshop could unite them under one roof.

P/s will share more photos stay tuned:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I am so looking forwards to have my 3rd Book Binding Workshop Wed & Thur ...Yeaaayyyyy...thankssss to Gigi & Asri that help making this possible....mmmmmuuuwaaahhhh:o

P/s Will share more picture soon..till then

Sunday, January 23, 2011

lina&syam footstool collaboration

Presenting to you a collaboration job between Lina & me...She used the silkscreen illustration I made and applied it on her footstool. Patch work detail with selective fabric, this is one of a kind. I love the result of mix & match..Well done Lina:)

Time to Refresh My Mind:)

I just wanna be out from dusty home of mine and I had planned ahead with Gigi to visit my crafter friends's new creative space. Located at new building of Cova Square Damansara.. Oh&Ah are 5 extremely talented designers, where I personally feel that their strength was especially in illustration style. Very playful interesting illustration stroke, with fine detail are applied on home deco, jewelry, apparel, tote bag..etc. They also ventured into fashion...where their fashion collection is so edgy..all available for sale.

We make+design+collect delightful, eccentric everyday objects, like fashion accessories, paper goods, stationery, table/home decor, toys, jewellery, prints, t-shirts and some other silly things in between. ~ Oh&Ah

A MUST visit place, inspired creative studio and worth while shopping trip too...

Check them out at

Located at: NW-02-09, Cova Square, Jalan Teknologi , Kota Damansara, PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

They open up their store for special weekend showcase  from 12noon – 6pm on the following dates in January so better hurry and get inspired. Check them out:
15th & 16th (Sat & Sun)
22nd & 23rd (Sat & Sun)
29th & 30th (Sat & Sun)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Eleven Hints for Life

1. It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

2. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go.

3. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

4. It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

5. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone-but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

6. Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth, even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day
seem bright.

7. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

8. Always put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.

9. A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless.

10. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

11. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one smiling and everyone around you is crying. 

- Unknown

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I live in TOTAL mess..

Can't wait all this mess over:( I am holding my breath and close one of my eye..
Dun like it but got to be patience and smile in order to get better.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Take the first step in faith. 
You don't have to see the whole staircase, 
just take the first step.

I am looking forward for another busy week:
  • 12 handmade journals TICK DONE
  • I finished my Glam Street planner.. I almost gave up..but any how I am going to submit it to client and assumed the job is done, it taking so much time and my third attempt..sewing just not my forte:( TICK DONE
  • Two meeting to attend tomorrow, meet up with potential client for graphic job.TICK DONE
  • Two handmade bags waiting for my attention (customize order)
  • The 2nd round presentation for my Dr Client...(this gonna make me busy)
  • Material preparation for upcoming Book Binding Workshop. 
  • Mmmm children book illustration..haven't start yet
  • Consignment order from Penang...70% to go, will pass to Lina, during her trip to Penang end of month
  • New product for upcoming Bazaar....
Another busy week for me..How about you? My life based on whatever coming, and I will do whatever I feel like to. I am happy with what I am doing now..YES I have to turn down certain offer but at this moment I am enjoying the freedom to be able to choose, to be in control.

12 Journals - COMPLETED

I am very happy with the final look. One-of a kind look for 12 covers. 

Interested to learn? Click HERE:)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

12 Journals - almost finish..

Here are to show making process of 12 journals, customised order made by client, each to be used for every month of 2011. I am behind schedule. Gonna deliver to client tomorrow..will share finish product, and post more pictures soon. 

Nite all..sleep tight:)

Creative Indulgence

Graffiti often has a reputation as part of a subculture that rebels against authority, although the considerations of the practitioners often diverge and can relate to a wide range of attitudes. The developments of graffiti art which took place in art galleries and colleges as well as "on the street" or "underground", contributed to the resurfacing in the 1990s of a far more overtly politicized art form in the subvertising, culture jamming or tactical media movements. These movements or styles tend to classify the artists by their relationship to their social and economic contexts, since, in most countries, graffiti art remains illegal in many forms except when using non-permanent paint.

Artistic graffiti is a modern day offspring of traditional graffiti that has elevated itself from just scrawling words or phrases on a wall, to a complex artistic form of personal expression.

Graffiti found along Sg Klang, self expression by different artist.

Renovation in Progress:)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Binding Workshop REGISTER NOW

Hi all,
I am proudly announce  LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 3 will be held on 26 & 27 January (Wednesday & Thursday) - weekday workshop. Whereby the weekend workshop (LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 4) will be held most probably after Chinese New Year 12 & 13 February (venue to be confirmed). For whoever interested kindly book your seat by email me ( Let me know which workshop you interested to join. 

Name:Preferred name on certificate
Website: (if any)
Preferred workshop: WORKSHOP 1 ( 26 & 27 January) or WORKSHOP 2 ( 12 & 13 February)
(Lunch will not include this time, only afternoon tea due to logistic issue).

Only 10-20 students per workshop and the application will be on first-come, first-served basisHowever if the total of student not reach total of 5, I might have to cancel the workshop. 
Please find some important detail as follows:
WHEN: WORKSHOP 1 ( 26 & 27 January) or WORKSHOP 2 ( 12 & 13 February) 

H.Lin Ho Studio (photography studio which located at 3rd floor, at the left side of the Pejabat Pos Malaysia Desa Pandan. Full address:  34-2 Jalan 4/76C, Desa Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

HOW MUCH: RM180 ONLY (Incl: afternoon tea, handout, materials & certificate). Material will be provided to all the binding methods... Tools will be on loan for the workshop. You could also bring additional materials such as paper, fabric, thread, string or any decoration like beads, button etc. Extra binding kit are available at minimum price during the workshop.

PAYMENT: RM100 deposit direct transfer/cash deposit to Maybank account Samsiah Binti Jendol / ac no: 164052355030. Email or sms me at 012 3666 856, once you've banked-in the money. Balance of RM80 will be paid on workshop day.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Full Refund: Minimum 5 days prior to workshop date.No Refund: Cancellation less than 5 days before workshop date.Should class be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, fees will be fully refunded.

Looking forward to hearing from you 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Uniquez Bazaar @ Great Eastern Mall - Day 2

Caffe Latte to recharge

me and Zaidah
I had a good time today..met with old friend Zaidah and we have not seen each other for 18 years..... I am so touch that she came purposely to see me, and it was a  such a surprise that I have not check my FB and have not seen her message saying she will come by. Some pictures here to share before I say good night.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Uniquez Bazaar @ Great Eastern Mall

It's a great day:) Buyer came early morning and bought quite number of LittleSyam products... so my products and Lina foot stools now can be purchased at Red Envelope, Ikano.

It's been a tiring day...I am so exhausted....but I feel so bless being supported by friends that always believe in what I am doing....till then ....thankssss and muaaahhhh

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Looking at Uniquez Bazaar on Sat and Sun..nothing much can I share here..Wont be able to do much craft this few days due to deadline of design need to be done urgently. I can't share picture here because it is highly confidential document need to be presented to Prime Minister on Friday Afternoon.

I have a number of thing queue need my attention:
  • Consignment order from Penang and that will make me very very very busy.
  • Illustration job for children book also need my attention, but no deadline for this so I will have to make a research first (collaboration with my writer friend Beatrice). 
  • January I hope to have one book binding workshop where I still looking for a suitable venue, which most probably going to be at Bangsar..I won't be able to announce the venue and date stay tune ya..
  • At the mean time I almost finish my graphic job, a note book cum planner for my Terengganu client.
  • Planner for Glam Street need to redo..Client wanted the harder cover..Just got my metal ring yesterday. Will start doing it on Monday.
  • Hand bound books for 12 x A5 size for 12 month journal.

Pheeewww now I can move creating my art & craft and I only have one day before the Bazaar...Try to focus, creating one two new dolls...and handbound books. Lucky that I've created new products like tote bag and t'shirt...not much.. but still...

So folk I hope to see you there to support all indie crafter. This is my first time there..hope to share more stories, after the first day...Till then


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Renovation Day 6

See You There:)

LittleSyam under event  of My Glass Cubicle will be setup a booth:

We will bring the concept of Secret Garden to you..
at Great Eastern Mall, Ampang, 8th & 9th January 2011
Time : 10.30am - 9.00pm
See You There xoxo//littlesyam

Saturday, January 01, 2011

1•1•11 wow what a number:)

late breakfast with warm scone, butter and marmalade. (hot light tea)
But my kid love it with strawberry jam:)

Better way to make it by add on buttermilk instead of only milk..