Hello there! Welcome and nice to meet you! My name is Erina.
I currently live in a tropical country, Malaysia; it’s always summer all year round. Always hot, hot, HOT! (Am I complaining here?)
Fall (followed by spring) is certainly my favorite season. Love the colorful leaves, clear autumn sky, crisp air, and of course, the cool weather.
Therefore, this is the season telling you to slow down and take a look at Mother Nature how beautiful autumn is before moving into the hibernation period (i.e. winter).
Okay, enough said about the seasons. Hey, this is supposed to be about me page.
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Seriously, I don’t know why I end up writing something about crafts and selling washi tapes online. Above all, I never consider myself a creative person, nor do I have any background in design. I do wish I had.
Update: There are some changes to our store lately. You can find the details in the article – Shopping Guide.
So, hope you don’t feel disappointed if you are expecting some kind of professional work on this blog. I’ll share what I learn along the way.
Likewise, I don’t use many professional tools, although whenever I step into a craft store, I secretly wish to have all the latest gadgets such as die-cutting machines, binding tools, and so on. You know, isn’t it faster just to purchase all without choosing?
Anyway, this little cute tape sort of found its way to me as I’d been thinking if there are any other simple ways to craft.
I’ve always been on the lookout for something light and simple to use without too many tools, especially don’t feel like using glue and scissors. That is to say something easy and simple, just tear and stick.
You might be thinking, “I can use stickers too. Why need washi tape?”
Hope you stick around and find out! 😉
So, what kind of information can you find here?
- Introduce new brands and products
- Review other interesting finds such as stationery, books, magazines, etc
- Share washi tape uses & craft projects (get digital washi tapes in the freebies section here)
- Explore different types of arts & crafts that you can learn and start
- Spread more encouraging words through inspirational & motivational quotes (read more in this article – Let Powerful Encouraging Words Start With You And Me – One Kind Word at a Time)
- Product links to our online store (
currently available in Shopee Malaysia– paused for the time being) or,
- Visit the Product List page if you are from other countries (include affiliate links and you can read more about my Affiliate Disclosure)
- See more unique designs here on actual merchandise such as t-shirts, bags, mugs, stickers, and more
Random facts about me
Aim to simplify things – less is more!
Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
Yes, this is something I constantly remind myself of… be able to create something simple, fast yet beautiful.
Note: Speaking of beautiful, it’s subjective. Everyone looks at things or people differently. The most important thing is that you find it beautiful.
But at the same time, I do appreciate people who can make something sophisticated and stunning.
Therefore, if you see sophisticated projects here or more tools used, this means we are moving on to intermediate or advanced levels. 🙂
Multi passionate… wonder if this is a good thing or not?
Even though I try to simplify and minimize, I wonder if this will take longer to implement since I have several personal interests and hobbies but mainly on the creative side. I simply can’t imagine myself dealing with numbers only.
I dabbled a little in jewelry making, knitting, card making, scrapbooking, cross stitching, sewing and drawing. Though they are fun to learn and do, they are also certain creative projects I can’t seem to connect all the dots. Can you guess which one? It’s knitting.
I saw a beautiful knitted cardigan made by a shop owner. After that, a little voice telling me I should learn to knit this piece whenever I walked past. And so I did.
However, halfway through this “huge” project, I just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel as the patterns all looked the same to me.
Ultimately, I just had to get the shop owner to help complete the cardigan. As a result, two things I learned from this experience: 1) Start with a small and easy project first, and 2) Regardless of the outcome, at least I have given it a try.
Prefer bread & chocolate rather than cake & candy.
Bread is my main breakfast, and love to see and try different types of bread. So, having a bread maker is on my latest wish list! Are you using one? Do you have any recommendations?
Moreover, if I feel dejected, eating chocolate helps me feel joyful again!
Want to learn another language…
It’s interesting to be able to understand and speak a different language. Although I didn’t manage to learn more about French earlier on, who knew I might pick up again later.
Nonetheless, I still signed up for a course on Udemy learning Japanese this time. This is because I bought some Japanese magazines. However, all I “read” are merely those fabulous pictures and guessing the Chinese words that have different meanings!
Besides, I’d also like to mention that English is my second language. Thus, if you see some errors here and there, please bear with me.
Prefer cooling weather!
No joke. I always imagine, “Wouldn’t it be so nice that the weather here is always cooling yet sunny?” Yes, it’d be awesome!
Here are a few more articles to get started but not limited to:
– Let Powerful Encouraging Words Start With You And Me – One Kind Word at a Time
– 11 Reasons You Should Start Crafting
– What Is Washi Tape
– My Top 10 Favorite Washi Tapes Are Simple To Use And Practical
– mt expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
– Make Envelope Letter Set Easy And Quick – Send A Real Mail
– Washi Tape Phone Case: My First Experiment Using Mod Podge
– Product List (Shopping time if you’d like to find out some products!)
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Hope you feel happy, relaxed, and inspired when you arrive here.
Feel free to introduce yourself too!
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