Friday, August 31, 2012

!!!!!!! with a correction

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Sorry guys! I typed in the wrong URL to the shop. It's fixed now so whenever you want to access stillcarvings' Etsy, you may just type in =)

Thank you!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri // and a sneak peek.


Assalammualaikum all!

stillcarvings would like to wish you Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. It has been a month of abstaining from food, drinks and all things that are forbidden during the month of Ramadan. Tomorrow, 1 Syawal 1433, we are forbidden from fasting as it will be a day of celebration for us, a day of rewards for all the prayer and knowledge that we have gleaned for one month straight. Syabas to everyone who did more than the last Ramadan. Hopefully whatever we have learnt will be practiced all the time in our everyday lives.

I am just thankful that I get to experience yet another Ramadan and also Syawal. Al-fatihah to those who has passed and left us, they will always be remembered. I missed my grandmothers greatly during the fasting month but this has assured me that feeling their presence is a great blessing from Allah SWT. 

Hope everyone will enjoy their Eid celebrations tomorrow! Remember to drive safe, drink lots of water and stay alert at all times! Take care of your speech, your actions and your reactions for it would be a waste of your Ramadan to revert to your old bad habits. Forgive your families and your peers. Keep on gaining good deeds eventhough Ramadan has passed.

I'm off to do finishing touches to the house. If you're reading this and you know where I live you are more than welcome to come and visit =)

Aaaannndd I hope you get the sneak peek *winks*


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

stillcarvings Update: Dreamcatchers // and an announcement.

Assalam all,
Lo' and behold! We be selling them Dreamcatcher this September. All handmade, no cheats! Ok, maybe we don't grow those feathers on our backs but we do weave the webs ourselves - not from our behinds like spiders though, we use a special device called our fingers.

But of course the Dreamcatcher Bracelets will still be sold separately (extra announcement, this).
Picture courtesy of Rina from stillcarvings' first Dreamcatcher Bracelets release. Thanks babe =*

As with the initial announcement. Alright, here goes, this will be the most correct time to announce this I suppose. It has been months since my fiance and I came to this conclusion. As you all know, stillcarvings supports charity causes 100% and we strongly believe that this talent of ours is given to not just use it to our own advantage, but also to give back to the Lords' creations. Therefore, I am so happy to announce that for every sale made from the stillcarvings creations, a percentage will be donated to Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al Hajah Maryam.

Why this organisation? Well after the Special Olympics Charity Bazaar that we joined last time, I felt a really special connection to them, apart from having made friends with the lovely ladies of Pusat Ehsan themselves! They were just next to our booth and they are a bunch of cheery and very supportive ones! Plus, I simply LOVED that they sew and quilt lovely lovely things (that you can buy also!) so they get my vote.  There are many other reasons for this but I will talk about that in my future posts. It's all about supporting an organization that wishes for a greater good - much like stillcarvings.

I should thank a lot of you for giving stillcarvings your support. May Allah grant you abundance of rizq and a good place in jannah. What started as a hobby has now turned into something valuable and dear to me. This has been more than just a self-justification and satisfaction thing, it is more than that now and you should all pat yourselves on the back for being such good sports.

Til the next post! Ciao!!

p/s Ramadan is ending soon. Lets spend these last few days praying to Allah SWT. Hope that this will not be our last Ramadan so that we may be able to enjoy such a beautiful month once again =)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A stillcarvings Journey: New York/London

Alhamdulillah. Another milestone for stillcarvings.
I owe this pic, and all other things that I do, to Miss Hana Tajima of StyleCovered and Maysaa.

She has inspired me to reach out and do so much.

On her: Weave&Chain Bracelet and also the Tribal Braid Bracelet with Hex.

You know, with all this containment of joy, my heart is just going!

Monday, August 13, 2012

stillcarvings September sneak peek

stillcarvings September Sneak Peek from Nisa Halim on Vimeo.

Hello all! The time is near and stillcarvings will announce itself sometime in September. Presenting Joey, my cat, whose demeanor steals the spotlight everytime! Pretty obvious in the vid isn't it? We were doing the shoot together, but obviously he wouldn't let me work with ease!

Sad that Ramadan is ending but I'm actually quite glad that office ends at 2pm - ample time for me to concentrate on reciting and bracelet making. A lot of surprises to be announced come the time you guys. Can't wait!!

Hope you are as excited as Joey and I!