Tuesday, January 31, 2012

quote of the day

The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know - Rebecca Beard

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quote of the Day:)

I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity ~ Gilda Radner

Quote of the Day

All of us want to do well. But if we do not do good, too, then doing well will never be enough ~Anna Quindlen

Sunday, January 29, 2012

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 13

What a blessing moment I had, having 13 girls for my LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 13.. and what a nice coincident to have 13 students for Workshop 13...

Top: Me & Azzah, Shade & Dye
Bottom: Suraiya, Me, Adlin & Geetha
Top: Patty, Kaylee & Nor
Bottom: Nor, Rebekah 
Geetha, Inara, Patty, Nor, Ruzana, Kaylee, Rebekah, Adlin, Suraiya, Nik, Azzah, Shade & Dye eagerly came all the way to learn the new skill creating a hand bound book. Kaylee was the youngest student and at age 13, she was definitely really really good & focus:) The rest are doing pretty well even though there are some panicking happened here and there. Once everyone get the momentum, they are kind of quite and focus to finish up their own book:) I found that fascinating... quite mean they understand and really into it..

Top: Rebekah, Inara, Ruzana, Geetha & Nik
Bottom: Morning Slot> Kettle Stitch Binding 
My first time having a workshop at The Tea Republic, different ambience, and this time I don't have to think about the food because they take care of it...pheeeew and yeaaayyy. Thanks to ttr that made this workshop possible. Their crew are really helpful too. It was nice secluded corner.... I am too busy, do not have time to check on other vendors and missed their tea tasting session too:(

Adlin & Suraiya > marking & sawing
Nik > sawing time
3 from total students that came was a reader of the article from Going Places Magazine..I am bless again for the coverage they had gave me...TQ to Vivian the editor especially:) Few common friends from Facebook, crafter friends, some recommended by friend or just a total stranger browse through my blog.

Pretty random and I am felt grateful each time and as usual make new friends, wonderful people from various background....It was nice I have all races joining this time and my workshop 13 were truly 1Malaysia:) A few colorful characters really added a spices, filled with love and laughter and all went well...gonna miss all of them..

Photo Session
What an enjoyable session, and I hope they had fun while learning the skill too:) To all students, Sumita from ttr, Rom from outdated and everyone that make it possible...thank you so much from bottom of my heart//syam

Friday, January 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better ~ King Whitney Jr.

Design Job for E&O

Received the end product...menu & christmas catalogue I've designed for client, E&O...yeaaayyyy. 

Gonna start working on new exciting design project for them soon. 
That will keep me busy by then..
I am happy the fact that they allow me to push creativity to the limit :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quote of the Day

hello thursday:)

Busy day...this was what I found out from my letter box yesterday:) December edition of Going Places with article for my book binding workshop on it. Thank You to Vivian, editor from Blu Inc....

I have consignment order for 5 books from my regular customer need to be completed this week..I've almost finish the binding part, gonna create a silkscreen cover and will share with all of you soon:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

See You This Saturday

Spending my Chinese New Year break in hometown and back to KL today...
 Going to be busy preparing material for my workshop by then... 

beautiful wild plant & leaf

I am excited to have another new batch of students, first time having it at The Tea Republic..
and I know it going to be an exciting session...

Can't wait.. See you this Saturday:) //syam

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quote of the Day

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest - Pearl Bailey

The Tea Republic (ttr)

As promised here are some pictures of The Tea Republic, venue for my next book binding workshop held on Saturday next week(28 Jan). The Tea Republic [ttr] is perfectly positioned in a quiet cosy corner on the 2nd floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre (S132, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, a New Wing Annexe).

will have this corner for book binding workshop
It was so great to be able to bring my workshop to a different venues each time. Great experience to me as well as to all participant. There are no limit of trying at different places with different food too each time, it make me happy to see everyone happy:)

Had a discussion with sweet Sumita the ttr owner, and we decided to have my workshop at an open air shaded balcony plus some corner in the shop. I am expecting 7-10 participant this time around this time.... yeaaay...//syam

The Good Societea Market

Wooooo hoooa....This time around I am going to have my Book Binding Workshop 13 at The Tea Republic. Exciting part are they going to have exclusive market setup of 10 selected vendors selling art & deco at the same time as my workshop. I am overly excited...never thought of having it there but out of sudden the plan just slip by to me from Rom the founder of outdated (check their beautiful vintage collection).

I am going to check the place soon and will capture some photos and share it with you guys... I already can imagine how interesting the session going to be.

The application still open for vendors who interested to sell art & deco stuff.. So be hurry (rental RM100 + chair & tables). And anyone could come and shop too, I heard they going to have a tea tasting session at 3pm -5pm... so do dropby and experience the different.

Where: The Tea Republic, Bangsar Shopping Centre
When : 28th January 2012, 11am - 7pm

My workshop application still open for whoever interested to hand bind your own book. Email me your detail:
Slot A>>> 10.30am - 1.30pm (Kettle Stitch) - RM90
Slot B>>> 2.30pm - 5.30pm (Coptic Binding) - RM90

(fee includes material, certificate & refreshment )

Kindly email your detail to littlesyam@gmail.com:
Preferred name on certificate:
Website: (if any)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello there

YES my new year 2012 resolution kind of start on late January....I am being lazy at this moment. Enjoying the very last moment because February going to start busy again with graphic & craft job.

I have 10 simple lists for 2012...no pressure, just to lead a simpler and better life and at the end of the day just be happy. I am blessed for another year to come, surrounding with wonderful friends and families.

Nothing more important than to appreciate small little things that I took for granted all this while.

Cheers All & God Bless ///syam

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Quote of the Day

Sometimes it's good to contrast what you like with something else. It makes you appreciate it even more.Darby Conley

Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next ~ Condoleeza Rice

Monday, January 09, 2012

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 13

Yeaaayyyy...time for another workshop, for anyone who interested to join kindly refer to info as follows. I have a few venue in mind but haven't decide yet, will publish info on the venue once confirmed:

Date    : 28 January 2012
Day     : Saturday  
Venue : To be confirmed

Slot A>>> 10.30am - 1.30pm (Kettle Stitch) - RM90
Slot B>>> 2.30pm - 5.30pm (Coptic Binding) - RM90
(fee includes material, certificate & refreshment )

Kindly email your  detail to littlesyam@gmail.com:
Preferred name on certificate:
Website: (if any)

For confirmation of spot, required to deposit RM50 into:
Maybank account Samsiah Binti Jendol /ac no: 164052355030 
Latest one week  before the workshop and balance of RM40 to be paid on workshop day. Usually I do not ask for any deposit but due too many last minute cancellation and some did not turn up for any reason from last workshop, I shall require deposit this time around. 


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Movie Marathon

Moment when I feel like doing nothing, here some good movie I've watched recently:) 
Movie that I could replay again and again...

Friday, January 06, 2012

Lorry Design

Job from 2011...2 completed and another 2 to go.... yeaaayyyy talking about clean slate for 2012.....phewww