Monday, December 31, 2012

First kick-off to Year 2013

This is the first day of 2013. To kick-off the year, my craft is featured in the DIY section of Majalah Remaja - 1st Jan 2013 issue.The craft that I have shown in this magazine is the usage of Fabric paint on a bag. There will be many "first" to come.Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013

Today is the last day of 2012. Time flew so fast. As for me, this year has been fairly good and full of adventure in cake making and decorating. It has been quite an accomplishment in learning to bake 16 different cakes, pastries, sweet buns, macaroons as well as decorating cakes with butter cream icing, royal icing and fondant......enough knowledge and experience to start a business in bakery...hahaha!!!. Some of my customers were quite concerned that I may changed the shop to a Cafe...Hahaha!!!. Well I don't know what I am going to do with the knowledge that I have acquired but you will noticed soon. As it is, I have already start teaching Cake painting at the cake center.

Anyway, I would like to wished everyone a Happy 2013. Thank you so much to those who had spend the time learning from me and supporting my business. I will try my best to give you a better service then before this coming year. We have already added new selection of items for you to shop online, we will add soon new crafts for you to learn and who knows.. those who comes to learn from me will also get a taste of my homemade cakes....hahahaha!!!

Let us promise ourselves to take good care of our body and soul as well as our loved ones......
"PEACE AND HAPPINESS TO ALL...see you in 2013"

Note: We are open on the 1st Jan 2013.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Two Elegant Trunk

I have been requested by the customer to paint these two trunks for her grand daughters. The choice of the background colour is made by the grand daughters. Since I am working on a tight budget, I decided to make the design simple and straight forward like having flowers (roses, daisies and lavender) at the corners only. Painting the background itself already took almost one full day. I think I'm growing old....I felt so tired after the task...hahaha!!!  Actually, there are lot more challenging design that can be done on this trunk but it would mean I have to spend a lot more time and the price will go higher of course. May be I will experiment it on another trunk. Currently I am doing another big item...just finished based coating it....I need a break after that laboring task.....hahaha!!!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Creative Cottage Shop is closed today Friday, 28/12/2012. We are open as usual this Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Update on Shopping Online @ Creative Cottage

Our shopping online on our web site has been updated with new information. New products for DecoArt (such as Crystal Gloss Enamel, Glass Paint Marker, Stecil Paint, Re-usable Stencils and additional colours for Sosoft / Gloss Enamel paints), Dylon (such as Fabric Dye, Fabric Marker and 3D paint), Fimo Polymer Clay is available now. Yet to come is products of wood items. Feel free to visit and browse around.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Folk art cake painting class - daisies

Come and learn to paint Daisies on a Fondant covered cake this Sunday 30th December, 2012. Make it a day to remember as 2012 draws to a close. It will be at ICCA, Kota Damansara where you spend 2 hours learning and experiencing some thing new. Rm 200 per person with everything included. You just need to bring your own apron and kitchen towel.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2012

Merry Christmas to those who celebrates and Happy Holidays to everyone. We are open tomorrow as usual and also on 25th Dec. 2012. If you are free, come and visit us at Amcorp Mall. It is also a good time for you to learn something new, call and make appointment for painting class. If you are still looking for a special gift for Christmas we still have some Christmas items to sell.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Kicthen reminder board

Acustomer had asked me to refurbished this Kitchen reminder board with something more personal as a Christmas present to her mother.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Flower pots and mugs for Christmas

You can painted up flower pots to make as hampers if you put some goodies into them. If you want to give a mug as Christmas gifts, have it hand painted to create a special one.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Decorative Candles and bottles for Christmas

These are some of the candles that I have decorated for customers who wanted to give away as presents for Christmas. Other than candles you can also paint up recycle bottles with Christmas motifs using enamel paints. If you are interested to get one or learn how to do, come and visit us at Amcorp Mall.  

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Simple Gift For Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner. You still got time to do something for your gift like painting on gingerbread cookies using the food colouring and paint the plastic container with enamel paint to match it. It is a simple don't really have to make cookies...just buy them and you can use recycle plastic container to packed is the sweet thoughts that counts.

By the way, we are open on Christmas day as usual. If you are not doing anything, then come and learn to paint.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Majalah Remaja Dec 15, 2012 issue

Just to let you know that my craft has been featured in the latest issue of Majalah Remaja under the DIY section. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pinting on metal items

These metal items belongs to a customer who had requested me to paint Hydrangeas and oranges for the coming CNY.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Latest Issue Jan 2013 Majalah Keluarga

The latest issue of Majalah Keluarga Jan 2013 has featured my craft in the DIY section. If you are interested to know more please grab a copy at your local news stand.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Batik Painting can be fun

These two friends took time off from house work to come and spend painting batik. It is quite fun to do and the end result is magnificent if you do it following the technique.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Photo shoot session with Majalah Keluarga

Had a photo shoot session recently with Majalah Keluarga for their March 2013 issue. This is for their DIY section in which I have done four different items.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Canvas painting by students

These are students who are adventurous enough to try and paint something abstract. It is has a lot of effect and technique on it but the result is always spectacular.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My craft in Magazines

My crafts are featured in the latest issue of Majalah Rasa and Apartmen. If you are interested to know more, grab a copy for your local news agent.

Painting using enamel paint

Enamel paint can be used mainly on smooth surfaces like bottle, porcelain, glazed ceramics, tiles, mirror and plastics. These are some students who had done it on bottles and plate.