Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hello there:)

I've been wordless lately due to the busy schedule I had at this moment. Pheeeewww just finished my Christmas Catalogue design for Delicious... I love all the food there, wild mushroom and bread pudding especially:) Had a photography session with Jaszmyn the multi tasking hard working pleasant client from E&O. I truly appreciate the process that I have to go through before the final design approved.. I am so glad doing stuff for them..High expectation make me work harder:)

I have 2 custom orders for photo album and also a wedding guest book.. 

cover of photo album & fabric sample

I am looking forwards for Art for Grabs next weekends. Been a while since I do any bazaars...but I managed to secure a spot..They are quite picky in choosing the vendor, so it was an honor to be selected this time around..Say hi if you are happened to be there...I am at spot 20 & 21, side by side with Gigi Gee. I am not sure if I could managed to squeeze in creating some new products.... will see how..

I am excited for my upcoming workshop too..I had an overwhelming response...and as usual I am excited to meet my new students.. Around 20 students interested to attend..and some taking morning slot, some are taking afternoon and some are taking both slot...At this moment what I am thinking is the location map to direct to my workshop.. I am renting a simple place, first time trying out having my workshop at Dewan Komuniti.. but I am sure it is going to be a cosy place for teaching. And I am thinking of food I am gonna to serve...a pie made by Eita...and the best velvet cupcake in the world made by Kak Linda... Ha ha ..I am definitely hungry at this moment..

I had a wonderful rushing 2 month this Nov & Dec..the most productive month amongst other months. I definitely riding a roller coaster but I am glad I overcome all the obstacle and challenge and it turn to be an exciting and enjoyable ride after all....

Maal Hijrah are here already, and we going to leave 2011 real soon.... Time flies....too fast for me to catch up..what I am hoping for me and for you is to enjoy and treasure every bit of moment left...take care//syam

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quote of the day:)

Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain - Sharon Salzberg

Farida Aryani

 Here would like to share customize order from Farida Aryani that wanted a note book of A5 size. 

She wanted it to be double thicker than what I normally do, with casing like a sleeve
where she can reuse again and again.

option name and new pink bookmark
She chose pink fabric and I handwritten her name on natural fabric and place it on book 
as well as on the sleeve cover. I hope she will like it:)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our Adventure Book 2:)

Sent this book yesterday to United State, the same version as what I've done for Cherie. This time with customize name Jimmy & Angela on it. I got her order almost immediately after I published the pictures of Cherie's book in my blog. After all the negotiation here I would like to share the final look of the book with all of you:)

The postage took almost half of the price...and when I sent it to post office the estimation of postage fee was exceed higher than what I've calculated earlier :( Anyhow that was the process I got to learn .. and I really hope she satisfied and much as I am happy doing it for someone that appreciate my handmade so much...

Thanks Angela... I hope your fiancé and you will fill up the book with many, many, many happy stories:) //syam

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dolltopia Duckie going to India:)

One of this lucky duckie going to India soon:)
Going to deliver this today for adoption..

I am sure Duckie going to be in good hand..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Children workshop @ PETRONAS gallery

I had such a wonderful workshop session today. 17 adorable kids attended the workshop. Me and my wonderful assistant Eita (tq darling) are so busy passing the skill...especially for book binding session.  This is my first time facilitate for group of children...many things I had learnt for the betterment of my future session.

Demo time

part of kids from different age group...7 to 11 years old.

demo time
group photo with some of them:)

Hopefully they had fascinated and curious by this new handmade passion, I am also hoping that these are like the first step to explore further using their own creativity, experimenting with various endless materials...

Going to have Silkscreen Printing Workshop next month on the 8th December. I gonna teach the basic silkscreen printing; a stencil method. They going to create an illustration that will be transferred on the canvas later and at the end of the day they will bring back a canvas silk screen painting home... Can't wait:) till then//syam 




Open for kids age 8-12 years old.

Admission RM25 only for each workshop.
Materials & lunch provided.
For registration kindly contact: 03-2331 7770, 03-2331 1228 (Rofiah).

Saturday, November 19, 2011

quote of the day

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, November 18, 2011

Final touch-up

I am into UP... Still can't find the original dvd yet ...After making a research I ask Cherie to bring back the book to add on more detail. An additional eyelet and the dark brown ribbon string has been added to the cover. Me are Cherie felt sooo happy that the book now seems perfectly completed. It doesn't give any function just an esthetic and similar to original version of I can sleep well:) 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

LittleSyam Book Binding 12

hello there...
Here I would like to announce there are more seats available for coming workshop 12. I found place where I could rent and use..more comfortable in term of space. Anyone that still interested to join I have an additional of 5 seats left:)

December 17, Saturday

Dewan Aktiviti Masyarakat Kelumpuk Serindit B 
Jalan 5/56, AU3 Ampang, Ulu Kelang, 54200 Kuala Lumpur

Slot A>>> 10.30am - 1.30pm (Kettle Stitch) - RM90
Slot B>>> 2.30pm - 5.30pm (Coptic Binding) - RM90
(price includes material, certificate & simple food for lunch). 

Let me know if you are interested by email me your detail to

Preferred name on certificate:
Website: (if any)

Book your seat NOW and kindly confirm one week  before the workshop.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Busy Week:)

Been such a busy week to me...Sad to say I have to cancel my trip to Penang. 3 graphic jobs need my attention, plus teaching and preparation for children workshop at Petronas Gallery next Tuesday.

My application for Arts for Grab accepted, me and Gigi going to be there:) yeaaayy. This is my 2nd participation in the same event. The first one was last year at almost the same time.

Gonna work like a lightning this week, attending meeting requested a design proposal for christmas catalogue next Monday, I have business plan document, website design & helping out friend doing illustration for souvenir items...adddoiii

Got a few custom order for hand bound books and duckie too:) I have interesting story for this duckie whereby the same duckie was adopted few months back and was sending to India to her friend as a gift for their newly born baby girl. Unfortunately the duckie got stolen from their pram while they walking in the park. So they requested the exact same fabric, because the duckie was supposed to grow up as her first toy.

I am on the midst of applying a bigger workshop space at Dewan Komuniti in AU, Wangsa Maju area, to accommodate number of people applying for workshop 12, which more comfortable than doing it at home. So if ever the application go through as what has planned, I am going to announce for available  extra seat to 4-5 more students.

That so much in plate at this moment..more than I could handle.. but I am going to take it easily. And Syamil UPSR result will be out tomorrow...this make me nervous more than all above...pheeeewww.

Take care folk//syam

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quote of the day

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it ~ Helen Hayes

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Participant Applications now CLOSED!

Wow.. thank you guys.. due to overwhelming feedback for book binding workshop, I got to announce that no more seat left for the workshop 12 on 17 Dec...12 people has booked, and it is more that I can accomodate...unless I found a studio that I could rent.

It's been a while since my last workshop and I think everyone so eagerly wanna learn and been waiting for an announcement...

I am so happy that there are so many people wanna learn this skill from me. It is an essential skill to learn, even if you are not a crafter but making your own book and make a nice gift out of it was valuable and precious. Forget about moleskin book... your version definitely much better:)

I hope I could do different type of workshop next year, the response I've received somehow motivate me to offer more workshops:)

Thank you:)// syam

I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches - Alice Roosevelt Longworth


Here I would like to announce my last workshop for the year:

December 17, Saturday
at No 20, Jalan Pandan 10, 55100 Pandan Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

Slot A>>> 10.30am - 1.30pm (Kettle Stitch) - RM90
Slot B>>> 2.30pm - 5.30pm (Coptic Binding) - RM90
(price includes material, certificate & simple food for lunch). 

Let me know if you are interested by email me your detail to

Preferred name on certificate:
Website: (if any)

Book your seat NOW and kindly confirm one week  before the workshop.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our Adventure Book (。◕‿◕。) done

Hello there.. I delivered a very special book to Cherie today. 

This is not an ordinary book but going to be filled with loads of stories; life, memories, inspirations, photos and love to beautiful bride to be; Cherie. Inspired by movie: Up the wedding photography will take place this weekend at Cameron Highland. Imagine with all props she gonna uses and this leather bound book (coptic binding) just a small part of her many more props.

I am excited and intrigue with the detail of her preparation...Never heard of the movie before, but gonna find dvd so I could watch it. Thanks to Cherie to have me being part of your adventure....♥ ♥ ♥ //syam

Children Workshop @ Galeri PETRONAS

Hello There:) Here I would like to announce kid workshop I gonna to facilitate at PETRONAS gallery for month of November & December. Book seat for your kids NOW. The fee are extremely cheap and your kid going to learn how to hand made card and book (Kettle Stitch Binding). 

Please find detail as follow:

Workshop 1 : Card making & Book Binding Workshop
Date & Time: 22 November 2011, 10am - 4pm

Workshop 2: Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Date & Time: 22 November 2011, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Galeri Petronas, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers

Open for kids age 8-12 years old.
Admission RM25 only for each workshop.
Materials & lunch provided.
For registration kindly contact: 03-2331 7770, 03-2331 1228 (Rofiah).

Limited seats of 25 participants only, advance booking is required.
If you have teenage that love fashion so much, and would like to introduce them to the world of fashion illustration you could book teenage workshop slot::

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, November 04, 2011


Thank you to Pi Chuey & Shirls, student from book binding workshop that become a good friend.
They are such a darling sending this on my birthday. Not forgotten dearest hubby for iPhone too:)
..TQ...TQ and TQ..muaaaah//syam

Salam Aidil Adha & Have a Nice Break:)

Excuse my absent from blogging. Busy as usual with two major graphic jobs and squeezing myself to complete customise order. Here I would like to share some photos, so enjoy:)

Upholstered my second chair with fabric I bought quite long time ago:)

Vintage look:)
A customise order from client. I am glad to help Cherie to realises her wedding dream.
Inspired from the show Up, this "Our Adventure Book" leather/suede coptic bound book
gonna be part of prop for her wedding photo shoot.
Gonna post more photos once I have done with the binding:)
Look like a normal owl I had but this one was like a pillow and the owl was function like a casing.
These are for a customer I met from KLDW, Irene was specifically requested for easy wash.
She gonna choose 3 and I gonna hand embroidered her god son name at the back of owl.
Here I would like to wish all of you Salam Aidil Adha, drive safe and have a nice break:)
Take care//syam

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave - Mary Tyler Moore