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Neglected my blog for quite awhile, but now I’m back with freshly made stamps!

My first set of round stamps 🙂
Inspired by postmark stamp, with designs that include a few of my favourite objects!
Alpaca, flowers, tea cup with macaroons… the list goes on.

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I love how small things can be so inspiring and whenever I run of of ideas I know I can just incorporate them into my designs.

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Looking at the mess makes me feel very accomplished!

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Placed them by the window for some natural light! 🙂
I think they look so cute side by side!

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Printed and refined for mounting!
Hopefully I get to sell them at fleas or online and find new homes for them 🙂

Oh yes, talking about online, I’m planning to open an etsy shop, though everything’s not confirmed yet, but i’m still planning and very excited to execute my ideas! Will definitely update on blog/facebook for more info!

Thanks for reading!

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Custom piano stamps

Sorry for not posting anything for sucha long time! 😦

This is an order I made in Jan but forgot to share them here.
This set of stamps was meant to be a gift for a piano teacher 🙂

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Hope you like them and I can’t wait to share more of my work with you!

Till then! 🙂

Crafty Workshop @ Gardens By The Bay

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RUBBER STAMP-MAKING WORKSHOP

Level : Beginners^ Open Class – 1 HOUR

Date : 17 MAR 2013
Time : 2:30 – 3:30PM
Venue : Super Tree Grove, Gardens By The Bay
Instructor: Rachel Ma

Learn the bare essentials of rubber stamp-carving and make your own 5 x 3cm stamp with your name/initials and a garden motif of your choice.

Fee : FREE / pre-registration required.

This community event is sponsored by Gardens By The Bay.

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SIGN UP NOW:
Email [ gardenofyouthsg@gmail.com ]

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This workshop is a part of the event Garden Of Youth and I’m so glad to be part of it!
Do join us for a time of craft and good music! 🙂

Workshop: Garden Life

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Finally back to blogging after so long! 😉
Gonna share some photos I took with my phone during last Sat’s beginners class!

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Melissa very hard at work!

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Stacy attempted carving using Speedball rubber block!

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The participants were extremely hardworking and engrossed with carving!
I’m really glad to know that they enjoyed the workshop! 🙂

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TADA! Their first attempt in making stamps and I would say they did a pretty neat job! 😀

I think one of the reasons why I’m addicted to carving is that it’s not just about the final outcome but also about the process of making! Something we tend to forget while doing the seemingly mundane tasks in life.

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We had waffles/coffee/ice cream too~
Always know when to take a break! 😉

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Images I prepared for the workshop. The theme was Garden Life!

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Messy table as evidence for hard work!

It’s really awesome to spend my saturday with the lovely participants!
Feels great to share my craft with others and I always learn something new after each workshop.
It was a small group but definitely a very rewarding one!
Looking forward to the next workshop and meet new friends 🙂

If you’re interested to learn how to make stamps/ a new craft, follow DROOL on FB for more updates! 🙂

2013 First rubber stamp-making workshop!

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When: 23 FEB 2013 Sat (10:00AM – 1:00PM)

Where: The Daily Scoop, Chip Bee Gardens (Holland Village)

What: Learn the fundamental techniques of rubber stamp-making.
Based on a new theme of GARDEN LIFE, you will learn the proper way to hold the knife,
to cut the rubber in lines and curves. Includes 1-1 coaching on how to do it right.

Why: You know you want it!

How: Sign up here or read more here!

February is approaching very quickly so sign up before it’s sold out! 😉
Look forward to see you there!

HMM craft fair 2013!

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Last Saturday I was one of the vendors for the first Handmade Movement’s craft fair 2013!
Even though it was raining the whole day, the crowd made everything better!

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This is me setting up the booth!
I took less than 20 mins to set up so is it a good thing? Haha!

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TADAA! Done with setting up! Waiting for the crowd to come~

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The Travelling C.O.W and Milo van were there too!!
And despite the rain everyone just had to get food from them! 😉

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My friendly booth neighbour Hui Ying of My Grandma’s Patchwork!
An amazing and sweet lady! Go check out her grandma’s awesome handmade!

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Really touched by the supportive people who came, gave compliments and bought stamps from me!
I hope you’ll have fun using them like how I enjoyed making them!
Greatly blessed by friends who came to support too! :’)

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A photo of my babies before bringing them to the fair!
Hedgehog and bear were sold out during the fair,
do drop me an email at rachelalama@gmail.com if you’re interested to purchase the others!

Ending this post with a BIG THANK YOU AGAIN!
For YOU who supported DROOL in many different ways! 😉

2012 Year Review!

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Okay! Decided to review some of the tiny things that happened in 2012 for me!

2012 Year Review:
jan-feb

mar-april

may-june

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sep-octnov-dec

This year has been the toughest year throughout my high school life
and I’ve been through so much emotions, dilemmas, struggles and decision making
which I can’t simply put them into this year’s timeline.
But through all the teeny tiny experiences I grew to be stronger, wiser and more courageous!
Nevertheless, God blessed me with angels, strength, breakthroughs, comfort, hope and
opportunities that gave me a clearer picture of whatever that I’ve went through!
His plans and ways are definitely greater and higher!

Thank you for everyone who lent me a helping hand,
gave me a smile,
gave me a pat on the shoulder,
message me words of encouragement,
stood by me when I need support,
prayed for me when I was lost for direction,
made me laugh and cry
gave me a hug and said everything’s gonna be fine!
Many many more…. Thank you, thank you.

I won’t be who I am right now without You and people who supported me,
I won’t be making the decision I’ve made and be proud of myself.

I’m ever so thankful for the simple things in life
which I will treasure for life and I continue to look forward to many many
more beautiful and exciting things in my life!

“You don’t need to know what tomorrow holds; all you need to know is the One who holds tomorrow.” – Joyce Meyer

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!

Announcement: HMM Craft fair 2013!

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Hey guys!
DROOL will be joining Handmade Movement craft fair in January!

Handmade Movement is Singapore’s Indie Craft Fair,
coming to you on 19 January 2013 at Fort Canning Green.
Come visit my booth and say hi!
There will be good music, food and most importantly handmade goods during the fair!
Check out their website to find out more!

I’m in the midst of preparing for the fair and will share more with you soon!

Tis the season to be jolly!

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❅ MERRY CHRISTMAS, FOLKS!❅

Hope everyone enjoyed Christmas this year!
Just wanna share some photos of my Christmas stamps for this year before the new year comes!

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I had lots of fun making them and I hope you’ll like it as much as I do 🙂

I’m looking forward to January’s bazaar organized by handmade movement!
More details and photos up soon!