Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Busy...busyyyy day

 It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. Steve Jobs

I had this pretty plant for 7 years now,
and it's only produce flower 2 or 3 times a year.
Not so sure what the name though:) I call it white daffodil.
I am extremely busy preparing myself for 3 bazaars within this 2 weeks, in between consignment order for Tropical Spices Garden, helping out MayaPuri with deco concept & visual for big event and pitching for rebranding exercise plus small design job here and there. I am not sure how could I going to manage all this... but my weaknesses is to say NO to every request...pheeeewwwww
I had nice deep fried potato with rosemary& garlic at Delicious.
Try to do something similar. My version was grilled,
rosemary plucked from my garden, with garlic, salt and oregano powder..
It turned out not very bad:)

LittleSyam Current Activities

EVENT & CREATIVE BAZAAR


Visit me at the following event and bazaar:



  • 16 JULY/SAT/12PM-12AM - Urbanscapes, Padang Astaka, Petaling Jaya

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LITTLESYAM BOOK BINDING WORKSHOP
  • 23&24 AUGUST / SAT& SUN Tentative Date (venue to be confirmed)
Interested to join? Check this link http://little-syam.blogspot.com/p/book-binding-workshop.html

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PIECES

I got to know them when one of the partner from PIECES asking if I am interested of having my LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop at their place. I have paid them a visit, and have falling in love with the place instantly...Owned by 3 beautiful angels, from old shop space, they have turned the place to become a boutique furniture.



They are also interested to have Little Syam products there. This kind of offer will never across my life, something unthinkable, following my instinct...I had my workshop 07 there, last weekends:)..that simple.


They sell beautiful art piece, precious furniture from old one where they refurbish, inject some life and colours. I am so fascinated to found a reclaimed piece door creatively making into beautiful coffee table. They also reproduce and design new piece. Do not expect repetition of the same piece... because each of them are special, limited edition and one of a kinds.

Come and find out what they have at No. 15, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, 50200, Kuala Lumpur.  Tel: +6016 977 4547 / +603 2110 0299  Email: living@pieces.com.my
They are open from TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS from 11am - 5pm (most days)


like them at face book http://www.facebook.com/piecesmalaysia

Happy Tuesday//syam

Monday, June 27, 2011

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 7

It's been such a lovely day yesterday..got to know everyone better and looking at their enthusiastic learning the skill really make me proud... confuse still some of them but I am glad they have managed to finish up all the exercise given. Practice will make their skill perfect.


Top: muka orang tengah lapar..
Bottom: Aena serious face
Right: see the wooden tortoise ..so cute..by Jaszmyn
My workshop at PIECES was such a memorable session, not so easy for me at the beginning when I am over worried surrounded by precious furniture pieces and using people's space. A bit chaotic when the food has been delivered late, with road block heading to workshop venue..ha ha ha. Other than that I am so lucky to get to know 3 Angels from PIECES that been so kind letting me; a total stranger offering their beautiful space.

Beautiful creation of Pooi 
Top: Penny &  Khai Rue
Bottom: Coptic Binding
I met with 6 wonderful students - all girls..with different background:
1) Penny - IT developer & part time graphic design student
2) Jaszmyn Leong - mother to newly born beautiful sophea, handling branding related for well known property developer
3) Khai Rue - Sweet girl from Batu Pahat, just graduate from KBU
4) Aena - Business Student
5) Pei Chee - self empoyed
6) Pooi Fong - working in audit field

Workshop 7 at PIECES


I had a great weekends...fulfilling one..I hope you have a great time too. My week will be busy with one meeting, crafting and preparing myself for Surprise Craft Bazaar at Sunway this Saturday. Say hi if you are around... Do take care:)

Biggggg  hugssssssss //syam



Friday, June 24, 2011

More products for etsy

hello there..






I am thinking of listing this Dolltopia Duckie and painting, added a  collection to my etsy shop..Using new fabric I purchased recently. 

Quote of the Day:)


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Once Upon a Time

I've browsed through old photo of mine, and found picture of books I used to sell at Wondermilk 7/8 years back... Most of the book used Saree cotton with match plain colour cotton at the back. I am fascinated with beautiful pattern...Very ethnic:)



Floral Handbound Book


I've delivered 5 floral hand bound books A4 size today to Dato' Noraini:) She ordered 12 A5 book early this year..and continue to order more...Happy that I've managed to squeeze my time to finish those. I love all of them and very please with the outcome. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I am:)






Kettle Stitch Binding
144 pages
A4 size (21cm x 29.7cm) - vertical
120gsm Craft paper + 1100 cover with cotton fabric
Finishing with elastic band and metal corner
RM98

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don't blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destinyAlbert Ellis 


Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content Helen Keller

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kampung Mangkuk, Setiu, Terengganu
Quote by: Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Northern Lights, 1993

What I go through now was opt 2 which I just follow what my heart says...
never plan things just follow my instinct, 
I love the surprises that I encounter along the way but 
soon I might have go for opt 3 where I have to be in charged and be more responsible
but will NEVER go to opt 1 where I have to fight for unnecessary thing...
I will let people win and go to opposite direction:P... 

Dun you think life is pretty strange...
but if ever I been given a choice I would love to discover 
the mysterious what life could offer me...

Back to Busyland:)

Hi there:) Besides of still feeling exhausted from Terengganu trip, I am so looking forwards for my upcoming workshop this weekends. Total of 6 students are coming and as usual I am soooo excited to meet up with new people that share the same intention of passion to learn book binding skill. I still can squeeze in some space if any of you interested to attend the class. Visit this link: http://little-syam.blogspot.com/p/book-binding-workshop.html for further info.

It going to be a busy week for me, preparing materials and to check the place. When I came back, Arissa are not feeling well and have been absent from school for two days. Syamil are also coughing but still strong to go to school. Pheeeeww.

My Terengganu trip was a very essential experience. The freshly rebranded Sultan Mizan Cup was launched by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. The annual endurance challenge, the newly rebranded Sultan Mizan Cup, is organised jointly by the Terengganu State Government and Royal Terengganu Endurance Stables and will be held at Terengganu International Endurance Park, Lembah Bidong, Setiu, Terengganu from October 7 to 9, 2011.



I went there under MayaPuri Creations are mainly to assist on decorations and flower arrangement. Since the function are for Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, there are many protocol need to follow, many changes has been made but it's very interesting experience for me. And working in design field previously made the last minute changes was something that I could handle easily.


The event was held at a very magnificent of TerraPuri beach side, used to be one of the location for Merong Mahawangsa. The brunch was set up outdoor nearby the beach with huge marquee tent. The concept for the event was depicted from  the theme, Coral which are the mean heritage and treasure of Terengganu. It was chosen to reflect the similarity with the horse; both are Nature’s treasures that need to be taken care of to ensure their survival; and both are vibrant and beautiful.      


//have a good day:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Have a Good Weekend All:)

Fabric from FabricFanatic
Here wishing you "have a great weekend" will be away from computer till Monday.
//syam

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Last Call Before Closing Date


Booked and drop me an email if you are interested, still got few seat to squeeze: http://little-syam.blogspot.com/p/book-binding-workshop.html

Have a good day//Syam

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Tuesday

Keeping myself busy with craft work to be passed to Nirwana under MyGlassCubicle for Art for Grabs...Been quite disappointed at the beginning of not getting individual spot, not so sure what went wrong but I supposed God had better plan to me. I am going to Terengganu for an exciting event job from Friday and will be back to KL probably by Sunday or Monday. Going to be at Terrapuri, Setiu for event deco job..



Here I would like to share simple book that I produced for Art for Grabs available at MyGlass Cubicle Spot. Say hi to Nirwana & Dura and grab my creations there:)

Available at Art for Grabs for RM23 
Just a simple PU Leather Note Book/RM23. 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:
The round colourful decor was randomly arrange, so one note book to another will be different interm of position and colour, same goes to the metal charm on the middle of cover; flower fish, inspire, leaf etc, the cotton cord are in different colour too finishing with 4 metal corner on every cover edge.

An Inspirational quote on the first page, 80 page double sided using 4 different quality paper and colour.


Terrapuri (The Land Of Palaces) is a conservation and restoration project of Terengganu Malay Classic house. Its feature 29 antique hundred years old Classic Houses. The layout of the resort is inspired by the 17th century Terengganu Palace and its surrounding. Terrapuri consists of 20 exclusive restored villas, a Spa, a Malay fine dining restaurant, a private dinning villa, a gallery and a beach house.





Terrapuri sits on the land flanked by the South China Sea on one side and mangrove river on the other (Setiu Wetland).


My friend Safinaz from MayaPuri was awarded a deco job for a prestige event and I am so glad she got it based on good reputation and work well done that she continuously produced over the years. Someone prominent noticed it, and after gone through few proposal and presentation here we come to Terengganu to do the deco. Will share more photos soon.

So you guys nothing is impossible in the world, we need to strive our very best and continuously producing excellence work and being genuine with what we are doing. The rest will fall in place eventually, sooner and later...I am so +happy for her.


I will participate on Supplies Surprise! Bazaar, 
 2 July 2011 (Sat) 12pm-7pm 
Click HERE for full adress and map. 




I am not sure what to sell but things that have in mind will price within 50 cents to RM2.00. I participate just for fun of it and I think I will spend, spend and spend on that day. So join me there:)



My Little Syam Etsy Shop are almost ready and by end of  next week you could find me on etsy. Will be uploading pictures real soon when I'm coming back from Terengganu. I had set up the shop on year 2006 but I have problem to configure how's paypal works...I am a total buta IT person.  Since then the time flies and to make the story short now on year 2011 I am finally managed to reopen my shop at Etsy again. You will find LittleSyam silkscreen products, painting, bags, dolltopias and many many more. I am so excited about offering my products to a bigger audience:) 

...So stay tuned for this. 



//have a fabulous day//syam

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. Lord Chesterfield


Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers. John Le Carre


You have to learn that if you start making sure you feel good, everything will be okay. Ruben Studdard

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Jerry Chin

Leather Bound Book vs Photo Album

At last I managed to finish this project...and I am quite please with the output. It kind of tricky whenever I dealt with leather material. On top of it is very costly,  it required certain level of confidence to ensure all are cut precisely. I am happy with my buckle new closure which look nice and practical at the same time. I am gonna explore more of this on the future...yippie..yippie )-_-(



RM200 postage included (within Klang Valley only)

Paper Thick paper, 180gsm, Beige colour
Measurement approximately 8"(height) x 7.5"(width)
Finishing Leather/Cow Skin, Buckle with metal charm page mark.

Happy Saturday

I had spent a great Saturday with Arissa and Syamil at Creative Muse organised by CutOut Magazine. Eventhough a bit quite for the first time event, but I am sure it going to be as competitive compares to other handmade bazaar. The Weld provide ample cheap parking space, only RM2 on Saturday. Met with many familiar faces, students from workshop & crafter friends.

Creative Muse had a full support from artisan, very good starting and more for the future. I hope to join them the next time around:)

Here I would like to share cute stuff that I bought from our talented local artisan.
1) Natural cotton printed tape from http://fabricfanatics.blogspot.com/
2) Key chain felt figurine, elastic band & sticker tape from YinZ
3) Adorable crochet from Pei Chuey
4) Fabric button badges from Mei http://www.facebook.com/iheartbadges

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hello All:)



Little Syam random products from books, dolltopias, tote bags, hanging mobiles, wind chimes are now available at PIECES amongst gorgeous furnitures they have. They are happily transit at their new home start from today before being adopted by new owner.



This is where my bookbinding workshop will be held another 2 more weekends. If you interested to learn book binding skill email me at littlesyam@gmail.com and for further detail kindly visit this link http://little-syam.blogspot.com/p/book-binding-workshop.html.

Been keeping myself busy which involve loads of thinking; new products, KLDW 2011, custom order, graphic commission work....small work that keep me moving and make me happy...


Some pictures that I would like to share here during my balik kampung...Time are never enough of being there, visiting Mak and Abah...
mom thumb green, she just can plant anything, anywhere and all will grow happily
Arissa wanted to see real perigi, so I brought her to see one...
Belongs to our neighbor's used to be tempat mandi whenever there are water shortage
emak tanam...all menjadi...
I will be happy to be able to visit them as much as I can but my weekends seems too much occupied with events, bazaars and workshop nowadays...even they are being so understanding but it still make me sad:(

Small little things does make me happy...the size does not matter to me anymore....random things that significance. 17 timeless secret of happy people:

Forget the past Take responsibility for your life Build relationships Develop multiple passions Build your character Be who you are Live your life purpose Count your blessings Have positive mind Work creatively Start with what you have Change Use your talents Beware of small things Distill your ambitions Make others happy Practice compassion

♥ love//syam