Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Still Carvings' Weave&Chain

Weave Chain Still Carvings

Some of the completed orders I've done for my customers (Only manage to take these as the other ones I immediately packed after I've completed them!)

Alhamdulillah. I am just so glad I get to finish orders that have been pending for so long. I'm telling you, no easy street when you're juggling three jobs in one time so suffice to say I am very very happy that I get to finish these. Phewh!

Orders are closed as of now. Will only commence after my break! You only need so much time off when you're doing so many at a given one time. Boy, oh, boy, if only I could get time off for a year haha! Was just telling my cousin yesterday school and work is just the same. The load is the same. Only thing different is that I get paid doing my job(s).

Can't wait for MY long weekend! *jumps in joy*

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Still Carvings Exclusive

This girl here flatter me too much that she deserves an exclusive spot here in this blog. Alhamdulillah, another satisfied customer. Rina, thank you so much for your endless reviews. It's customers like you that keep me going and push myself to do better and think way further outside the box (this box is as big as maybe my car and I've to fight its vigour LOL). I have a list of things to put to life to and insyAllah with this kind of support it'll give me more perseverance to carry on. God's greatest gifts come in different forms, don't they? Have a great start to the week my lovelies xx

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Weave and Chain is here!


Hello Ladies! (and interested gents)

I am so happy to announce that I have added more items into crafted candies in Still Carvings' list of lush things to wear! Just recently, I was making a bracelet for my sister and took a picture on Instagram of it and got a request for an anklet! Of course I was more than happy to scatter my things on the table and work away. I like playing with colour and making little bits of trinkets to match. Voila! After the anklet, I made a bracelet for my sister in law and the result was oh my god can I make more? I want one for myself!

Anyway, if you like what you see and would like to get one (or a fewww) for yourselves, they're up for sale for $15 for the bracelet and $17 for the anklet. I'm bringing in more charms but I can't wrap my head around which ones I'd like to get. They're ALL pretty. 

I'm taking orders if you're interested but yes, do be patient if it tends to be really slow LOL! Get me on facebook inbox, email or whatsapp me on my number. You can even leave me comments in this post. Oh, and if you'd like to get them as a present of some sort, I'll get them packed nicely ;)

And to my previous, current and coming customers, I so thank you very much for your support. There is nothing in this world that feels better than making something that you've worked real hard for and be appreciated for in return. It is all about giving and getting back in return after all.

Hope you like what you see! Order awaaaaayy~~

Anklet $17
Bracelet $15

Photos are of customers wearing their gems after delivery.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How Bizarre

Assalammualaikum everyone!

Wow it's the new month already. Didn't even realise Blogger's changed its interface.

Anyhoot few updates of the progress of Still Carvings:

  1. We took part in the Special Olympics Charity Bazaar at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. It was a first for Still Carvings. It all started with a photoblogging trade, then my D50 kinda busted itself so I committed to another hobby - crafting. I have always LOVED giving things I make to other people, especially friends and family, and would usually get asked if I was selling them. I never did think that I would before but now, alhamdulillah, have been given the perseverance to sit and string and weave and braid, etc. Great calming feeling and always feels good to see the end-product. Plus, I just love working on my sewing machine. Makes me sound pretty old doesn't it? LOL! Anyway, sold mostly handcrafted things, made by my siblings and I, and also my cousin. Sold a few scarves and hijabs for my other cousin too AND the best thing was that I love looking at people rummaging through our trolley of Pre-Loved t-shirts and garments. Was SOOOO happy when a very frenchie chic young girl bought my swallow jumpsuit =') Now I know it's in really good hands.
  2. I'm religiously making bracelets (and most recently anklets) during my free time after work. Last batch of hex bracelets were done last night. I am tres excited to show a variety of other hexes that I have for next batch. InsyAllah will share that in Beautiful Faith! (You know, I should blog this in my Still Carvings blog but it's too much work managing a few blogs at once!)
  3. During the charity bazaar my fabric clutches were quite a hit. I didn't think anyone would buy them at first and I made only two! We weren't even through halfway and they were gone! Got a customer who kept coming and when she wanted to get the fabric clutches they were already gone. So now I know what next to sell to you peeps =) 
And that's pretty much it I suppose.

It's another busy month for the whole family as my cousin's getting married.  I can't wait for the dressy part of it though mehehehe.

I'm just taking life as it flows right now. I refuuuuusee to make a Still Carvings Facebook page because I don't want to be bombarded with orders just yet. I'm doing this slowly and steadily. I am at this stage of my life where my career has finally stabilised hence why I sometimes don't have time to blog, craft, sew and go out as much. My brain is constantly on gear 5 and before this I had a serious case of bruxism. But alhamdulillah, I've learnt to take control of my life (although sans teeth grinding, I now snore HAHA) and yes, sure I think too much sometimes but now I've trained myself to give myself a break. Thanks to PS3's Just Dance though, always fun to get 5 stars and imagine I'm on So You Think You Can Dance.


Jokes aside, there are things that cannot be avoided at times at work and life in general, but you just have to know how to handle it. Always keep in your head that Allah will not test you if He knows you cannot handle it so trust Allah in whatever choice you make. I don't believe in giving up, I believe in trying and reaching that limit where when I feel like I cannot go on, I'll just let go yet have closure with. So far, things are great and I am thankful. Sure there is a recent incident that made me think twice about my age against my position but oh that is just a spot of bother, especially coming from a person who is known to make enemy of everyone and never complete his task when given. May Allah help us all from the agony of Hell fire. People should understand that life is temporary - it is merely a gift for us to enjoy, to learn and to discover about ourselves and be close to Allah but somehow people forget how important it is to live wisely.

See, I have gone out of tandem again. That's my cue to stop, I suppose.

Well this still pending: That hijab turban tutorial I promised a while back. Wait til I really have time then I'll do it =p