Monday, January 30, 2017

Hi, it's me!



Hi, it's me again. 

You must be wondering why I wrote 'again' when this is my very first post and this is clearly a brand new blog. Well, that's because silly me wanted to try setting up my own domain last year for my blog shop but decided to continue on with my etsy shop  instead and when that domain ended, I lost my blog that I started many years ago (because I forgot to back it up... oh well). 

So here we are. A fresh start. A clean slate. A brand new beginning for what (I hope) will be a place where you will want to stop by when you are having your morning breakfast or during your coffee break or you know, when you just want a blog to read. And I do hope that we can get to know each other a little better in the coming days as I share snippets of my life, my illustrations, crafty ideas or maybe even some parenting anecdotes I pick up along the way. 


And now, a little about me. My name is Evelin and I grew up in sunny Malaysia. We have an excellent variety of cuisine in Malaysia so most of the time, if you meet a Malaysian overseas, they will inevitably talk about how much they miss the food back home (yes... no kidding). In 2012, we moved to California. A year later, our family of two became a family of three. 

I love to draw and used to draw while the teacher was teaching. It wasn't too hard to hide considering how I was always seated at the back row. I used to read voraciously and am trying to pick up reading regularly again. I love coffee (It just smells so good). I love all things paper-related. I love bookbinding and used to conduct workshops back in Malaysia. I started cardmaking in 2008 and scrapbooking in 2012 although I don't scrapbook much anymore. I started journaling after trying out Project Life and I love documenting my every day. 

Life has a way of connecting the dots and from my desire to attend CHA to actually attending it and that leading to opportunities to design stamp sets for Pinkfresh Studio and Winnie Walter has really been a dream come true. I remember those days back in 2008 when I wishfully thought if a dream like that could ever come true. 

I am mostly a hopeful person and I'm a night owl. Sometimes I do wish that I am a morning person because my kid is and all I want to do is to sleep-in while he goes, 'Wake Up!' 

If you made it this far, thank you for your patience and I do hope you managed to get to know me a little. I find it challenging to write about myself so if you would like to know more about me, just leave me a comment. As of now, I am still figuring out my posting schedule but I will have blog posts up on Thursday and Friday this week. Come back then and please do leave me a comment. Tell me about yourself. I will get a coffee and let's get acquainted :)

In the meantime, you can check out my Instagram feed as I do hang out there quite often.