Friday, October 31, 2008


I've got so many things cooking under the hood. Been busy with classes, orders, preparing for the Eco Film Fest & a few other things (that will be revealed in time... jeng jeng jeng!). I promise the big blog shop update will be done soon so do stay tuned darlings.

Anyways, thought I'd share a few random things you may not know about me nor necessarily interested to know but hey, it's my blog & I get to blog about whatever I want! Muahahaha! Here goes:

+ I love goreng pisang
+ I drink a lot of water but I'm constantly thirsty
+ I absolutely have to read before I sleep. It helps me "switch off"
+ I'm a huge crybaby. PETRONAS commercials are real tearjerkers
+ I secretly wish I was a performance artist in Cirque du Soleil
+ I'm very messy but I know where everything is.... really!
+ I can not function without a can of Coke
+ I wish I could cook like Nigella Lawson
+ I hate being called Girl or Ah Moi
+ I was a huge Weezer fan in high school
+ I don't, won't & can't karoake
+ I wish I was in Disney World Orlando right now

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fashion With Heart

The following has been taken from here as I'm rather busy at the mo (and lazy)! :P

Bijour Bazaar will be showcasing "FASHION WITH HEART" on the weekend of November 1st and 2nd at ASWARA in conjunction with the Eco Film Fest. To further feel the green efforts that the Bijou Bazaar vendors are bringing to the Fest, most of the items on sale are either vintage, eco-friendly or sustainably made. As a commitment to the environment, the vendors will NOT be using plastic bags for all purchases made by the public. Please refer to their website for more information. The eco warriors with Bijou Bazaar are:

+ The Shoplifters -
+ Button My Buttons -
+ Mimpi by Murni -
+ Saya Sukalah -
+ MyFavouritees -
+ Laqoo -
+ Pop Vintage -
+ Superrolling -
+ Stepz Creation -
+ Wada's Wardrobe -
+ Nikotina Collectibles -

+ a handful of offline people

+ and last but not least RASKAL, Jalan Imbi will be bringing a Bandung label to Bijou: UNKL347 -

Saturday Acoustic Session | 1 November 2008

+ Silwayd -
+ The Peanuts -
+ E.G. -

Eco Film Fest 2008

Mimpi will be taking part in the Eco Film Fest under the Bijou Bazaar flag happening this weekend at ASWARA or what is better known as the National Arts Academy or Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan. Remember, it's happening on Saturday 1 November till Sunday 2 November, from 10 am to 7 pm daily & entrance is FREE!

An excerpt from the Eco Film Fest site:
"Live through the EFF experience and share a creative blend of 100% local music, film screenings, organic food and the latest industry leaders for greener cars, clothes, careers, home improvement, fashion, travel and more; all in one place at one time in a large open, outdoor/indoor, free environment!"

Click here for details of the programme.

A map to ASWARA, the event venue.

The festival layout. Yes, I'll be at the Greenscape.

Come on over & live green people. It's the new pink I hear ;)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Got Air, Will Dive

I just got back from Tioman & already I'm missing it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Here I Come Fishies

I'm going scuba diving this weekend! Woohooo! Finally get to practice my scuba skills after a 4 month hiatus & I'm so excited! Here's an account of my very first boat dive.

So please note that I'll be away until Tuesday & I will attend to all emails & orders then. I also have a big shop update coming soon so those of you who aren't already on my mailing list, sign up now by sending me an email with the subject header "Add me to the List NOW!"

Have a great holiday weekend ahead of you (I know I'm kinda early but I'm super excited!) & to those of you celebrating, Happy Deepavali!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Read All About It!

Click on the image for a larger view.

Mimpi has been featured on Malaysian Today alongside Soak Republic, Nikotina, She Bop, My Favourite Tees & Candy Treats. Go grab a free copy of the newspaper NOW!

Thanks Jolene for giving us young entrepreneurs (or not-so-young in my case) the spotlight! Really appreciate it. A big THANK YOU as well to Maryam & to special mention goes out to Iwan for calling me just now! ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I'm currently lusting after this office space design as seem on Martha Stewart (I don't care what you say, I love the woman!). It looks so clean, organized & chic, everything my office space is not. I'd show you what my work space looks like but I'm afraid you'll all come after me with pitchforks & torches! It's that bad.

Hey, I hear geniuses are often messy...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pink Goodness

(l - r) : Jamie & Emilia

New pink fairy cameos just arrived yesterday, YAY! Aren't they just the sweetest shade of pink goodness?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Just The Thing

Just the thing to cheer me up: a new video by Kokokaina! Enjoy...

Lost Phone

I'm a mourning the loss of my mobile phone. It was my lifeline to this blog & so replies to emails will be slow somewhat until I can find a suitable replacement. I do apologize if anyone tried to contact me during the weekend. I just got my new SIM card today but will be more or less internet-less for about a week although it looks I'll be spending more time at the local Starbucks. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008


See you there ;)

The Small Object

I am so obsessing over this blog of the crafty maven behind The Small Object. Her products are so insanely cute & practical! And she seems to have such a fun time making them too.

I'm also in awe of her general craftiness (I don't mean that in a bad way, duh!). She has provided heaps of free tutorials for all sorts of fun handmade projects that I'm just itching to try. I don't know how she finds the time to run her business, be crafty, live a full & eventful life & blog about it all at the same time... Did I mention that I'm in awe?

The Celebration Candle Kid has got to be my most favorite thing at The Small Object.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

More Remakes

Click on the links above for more info & to check for availability. Please note that these designs were remade by popular request. More remakes coming soon!

Note To Self

Good advice eh? Seen at Spagat Shop, a great place to get some quote-worthy cards.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Someone's Got To Do It

If you've ever tried online shopping before or are a frequent online shopper, you must have felt overwhelmed by the massive amount of e-shops out there at one point or another. I typed in Malaysian blog shop on Google & got hit back with over 400,000 results!

Fret not because there are a few intrepid ladies out there who scour the net to find & review all those blog shops out there. Well, maybe not all 400,000 but you get the picture lah! Go pick up a Star newspaper today & take a look at the Youth section for an article featuring these lovely ladies & their review blogs:

Soh Yien Yee of A Shopaholic's Den
Boo Sha-Lyn of Diary of An E-Shopaholic
Charlotte Khor of Little Accompaniments

Charlotte Khor of Little Accompaniments wearing an Emma on Star today!

Here's the link to the article.

Congratulations ladies & I can't thank you enough for helping blog shops like mine reach a wider audience & for the support you have shown. A special thank you to Charlotte of Little Accompaniments who pointed out the article & check it out, she's wearing an Emma ring during the interview! Awesome!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Especially For You

Oldies but goodies made especially for all you lovely ladies who have sent me emails asking for remakes of the items below.





Click on the links above for more info & to check availability. If you'd like to go ahead & order, please fill out the order form & email it to me.

There's a new category at each section called Available Remakes so be sure to click on that in the future & don't worry, there will be more to come. Do check back from time to time ya?

Raya & Beads

So how was your holiday darlings? Mine was fabulous although I was busy... as usual! Had quite a bit of orders that had me working all throughout my so called "break" & I somehow managed to pick up a new hobby!

Not really sure how it all happened actually... I was in the bookshop a few days before Raya & I picked up a book on Bead Embroidery by Rosita Jaafar because it looked interesting & it's great to support local crafters *ahem* plus I wanted to spruce up my baju Raya with something sparkly. Next thing I know I'm at the millinery store & I've just spent a bomb on seed beads, crystals & spools of thread! Me + colors + craft supplies = not good.

Anyways, I managed to finish beading my baju Raya in time & I'm officially hooked! Bead embroidery is so incredibly simple & rewarding if you have the patience for it & boy, do you have to be really patient! The picture above is just a random one I pulled off the net by the way. I'll post up pictures of my handiwork as soon as I get the camera back from the bf.

Besides my foray into bead embroidery, I also somehow managed to put on about 3 kilos in the span of 1 week. Now, how did that happen I wonder? Hehehe. This satu bulan beraya mentality is soooo going to start showing at places I don't want to be showing! Ah well, at least there's the hope of getting duit raya. Hey, I'm not too old OK! Really.