For every purchase of the items in my Etsy shop, you’ll be getting freebies.
Yes, you heard me right. That didn’t come up at random. I had to brainstorm for this to make it happen. Not just for the free stickers you’ll be getting, but I’m talking about the free bookmark. I gave one out so now 99 is still available and i’ll be giving this as well as a freebie for the new buyers. Would you like to know why? Coz this bookmark I designed it with my business contact information included in it. Book lovers (hey, maybe you as well) will love and enjoy this free gift. It’s a good idea so that you won’t throw it away just like many business cards you received. This is just my effort to make a sale and show my appreciation for your interest in purchasing my art products 🙂
Stay tuned for the upcoming post. I’m sure you’ll like it! 😉 Visit my Etsy shop here.
There are a lot of things I need to catch up on especially releasing seasonal Etsy products that I made in advance since July. I just realized I couldn’t do all of them at once.
First, in August my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly. My family had to leave Geneva to return to Brunei the next day. It was as if it was a dream. Although I did not get to know my father-in-law as much, but he is a great ‘father’ who taught me many things that my own father couldn’t. He will certainly be missed.
Because of the sudden things that happen in our lives, there are very few changes that have to be made prior to our return to Geneva. First, after a discussion and a suggestion I have made, my mother-in-law remains with us. I suppose this is understandable because my husband is the only child and we could not let her live alone in Brunei, although she has many siblings. They have their own lives, their families, their commitment, and so on, so bring her here, it’s a great idea, and maybe it might help alleviate the grievance. I just hope I could adapt to the changes since I used to be alone doing things around the house like a housewife normally do and taking care of my autistic child’s needs. It’s still early to tell, but I’m just looking forward to a peaceful day.
Reopening My Etsy
Ever since we were in Brunei, I’ve been putting my Etsy on vacation. But we are back in Geneva now, so just a few days ago, I reopened the shop because I have to do the updates which were supposed to be released during the summer. I still don’t know what are you guys thinking about late-seasonal stickers though, but I think a journaler or a planner who documents their memories pretty late (I know I used to do that) would maybe appreciate them. If you guys are interested in having a Cottagecore sticker sheet, cute sticker flakes and art prints, you can browse them here in my Etsy shop. I updated the shop with 17 more items. Hopefully, this time they find home to yours.
This time, there are more art prints that have been produced. Some are old illustrations that I drew digitally and it was the first time, I’m selling sticker pack. Next update I’m going to do more.
Any suggestion on what should I draw next?
No A Baby Anymore
Last Saturday was my daughter’s 7-year birthday. I see how she grows up and quite a few times I felt it seemed like yesterday her height was below my waist and now I could embrace you without getting down to my knee. And you already know how to pout? I know it’s good for her to be more expressive now, but I’m still not used to it. Oh, the good news happened on 22nd October she blew out her birthday candles for the first time. Sigh. I don’t want time to go by so quickly. I realized how valuable every moment is.
Celebrated with the broken red velvet cake I made one day before her birthday. Thank God I can cover it up with the cheese frosting. Lol.
Happy birthday my sweet Omeng. I can’t believe you’re 7 years old already! You’re growing up so quickly and becoming such a big girl *sobs* I hope you know just how proud everyone is of you! May Allah showers you with so many blessings and help you to spend the future with lots of happiness and joy. I love you so much.
I am back in Brunei because my father-in-law passed away last month. Since last month till now I haven’t spend quality time with my own family members and the time that we have here is so limited. I feel like I couldn’t visit them so freely this time. A few visits won’t feel enough. Thanks to my husband the permission was granted that I could meet my sisters and my mother, just us, the ladies (My father and brother had other plan of their own).
Sham’s BBQ Grill
We chose to eat at Sham’s BBQ Grill, Kiarong. There are some good reviews from people who already have gone here. So I ought to try their food grills. It is easy to locate the place. It is just next to Kiarong Primary School you can see the row of buildings before the school. They have few branches, though. Since we were close to another next destination I think it is better to just dine in here.
Review: The BBQ sauce that they used and the juiciness of the chicken wings are superb, super, super delicious! The waitress is super friendly and welcoming. The place is worth photo taking. 9.5/10!
If they add up Tongkeng(chicken butt) in the menu I would rate it 10/10 🙂
I can say after I had Majestic Wings in Jerudong Food Court this place is way better than them.
After our dinner, we went to see Street Food at Digital World’s parking lot. The COVID case wasn’t that high, I was thinking if the mall were crowded with people, here perhaps they are full of people too. However, it wasn’t as I expected it would be.
Yet I was happy I could find foods that I wanted for takeaways and lip tints sold there.
Hi, lovelies! How have you guys been doing? Aside from having a little anxiety about certain things recently I’m doing good (so far).
I guess that’s a normal problem for parents when their child started to refuse to eat their meals. However, as we had a cold in the last couple of weeks, my daughter (who is autistic) had refused to drink her drinks. Since Autism kid is known to be picky eaters, having her to sit down and eating like normal kids do: vegetables or fruits and meat, that kind of method is already gone since she was 4 years old. It is bad enough that we are struggling to feed her, to make her weight don’t go lower than the average weight, right after she recovered from the flu she refused to drink her drinks. I suppose she gets scared drinking water or juice drinks could hurt her throat. I want her to stay dehydrated every day. She manage to drink less than 300 ml a day. That’s barely enough. I know if it’s less than that it will lead to another health problem which my and husband doesn’t want to happen.
Luckily the school has given us a list of speech therapists available for us (before there isn’t any). Speech therapy? But isn’t that only for kids having a speech problem only? We also thought that too. But this had been recommended by my daughter’s school teachers, and we just follow. They said that even though the therapy helps to improve her speech, the therapy also could help her how to handle difficulties in feeding a child. Hearing this I feel defeated. They advised us to find parents who have the same problems so that we could share and perhaps could learn a few tips for raising an Autism child. Yet it isn’t easy to find one though. So that’s one of the main causes of my anxiety that you guys now know.
Actually, there’s more, but I don’t want to stress my reader out so I’m sharing you my good news. I have over 10+ new products I updated on my Etsy shop. Yippee! They were hand drawn and handmade by me. There’s individual vinyl stickers, matte sticker sheets, 30 pcs tear-away memo pads & note pad, functional digital stickers for planner who likes to use them on their GoodNotes, and a print and a printable weekly planner.
And what’s more? I’m giving freebie(s) to every customer who purchases physical items from the shop. Your support of my small business is greatly appreciated. Visit my Etsy shop here.
Oh, in case I forgot to tell you. I joined TikTok! Woot, woot!
I didn’t expect there was a surprise for my birthday yesterday. All I wanted was a gouache for my project and I asked for Buttermilk Prawn for our dinner last night. The kitchen was off-limit only for a few minutes after my daughter arrived from school. I thought my husband had bought me a normal cake, but I never expected it to go that far. Lol. If you guys haven’t noticed yet, he ordered a custom birthday cake decorated with my Hogwarts House, Hufflepuff colors, and house logo on it and placed the Hufflepuff scarf around the cake. Such a surprise! My daughter usually didn’t like to go near the cake if we celebrated our birthdays or her birthday, something about the candle and loud cheer frightened her but this time she came closer and joined in.
The dinner was sooo good. He nailed the taste although it was his first time trying the new recipe. Even though we are away from our family back home in Brunei during Eid-Ul Fitri, I’m so thankful I could spend such a sweet moment like this with just my husband my daughter♡
“Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim readers and Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there, whether you are a past, present or soon-to-be mom (◕‿◕)♡”
Kyaaaa! I did it once again. I reopened my Etsy shop and it’s out on the market.
I opened it on Wednesday to have my seasonal products on sale. It is soon than what I expected. Right now we have two on the list and both are for calendars and planners. So this is kinda a soft opening? Idk. But I should have made an undated planner and made it plain as in not seasonal, but my hand could not stop drawing a rabbit! So I’ve got to sell it fast! Lol.
Nag in The Head
‘You shouldn’t have opened the store with less than 20 listings.’ I remember the tip was shared by a lot of Etsy owners all over Youtube. These words have been constantly playing in my head. It’s a tip. A good one. But why does it sound more like a warning than a tip? Haha. I admit I did some research before opening, I mean, who doesn’t, but I think in my case that’s excusable. It’s not a crime; it’s a little uncertain if someone is going to buy them. For instance, my calendar, which I did last November. I should’ve sold it during that month, but since I’m not ready to open the shop yet and I only made one product at that time, I let it go until it was l…late? Now it’s April 2022 I just listed it in the shop. Lol. But hey, I’m happy that they are out now. I felt such relief. Now, 18 more to go and 7 more are waiting to be listed.
More and more!
You heard me right. Some are on the way. I just have to go through the photo shoot process and do the product details. This is a very time-consuming process. This is why only digital products are available, as they do not require shipping. That part… I still need to dive deep into it to make sure there are no more mistakes in the future. So I’m hoping I can work it out and get it over with and get back to finishing episodes of my Webtoon story.
Gosh! It plays a very important role. Why? In order for people to see and find out what you have in the store, you should have this. They are the methods of promoting your products. All I got is Instagram, Twitter, my YT channel, and this blog to promote my products. Some shop owners I followed are using other platforms such as Tik Tok and Twitch. I don’t know if this really helped, but if you have experience and you use the same strategy as them, feel free to share your experience and leave us some comments. I’m ready to give it a shot.
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