Are There Many Knitters/Crocheters in Singapore?

When I 1st verbalize my intention to make knitting/crochet my "full-time job" (as my parents would say), u can imagine the shock look on my dad's face! Don't get me wrong, my dad is always very supportive. He just couldn't believe that his "well-educated daughter" can be so naive to think that this is gonna take off :/ Well, I must admit that I'm idealistic & willful when it comes to Knotty Bicsie la :P But this is how u have to be in pursuing our dreams, isn't it?? :)

Thankfully all effort sort of paid off when Knotty Bicsie started getting some media attention & our products & workshops are featured in shops, magazines & Straits Times. & my dad's response? "Hmm... I never knew there are so many people knitting & crocheting in Singapore!" Well, neither did I! I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of extremely crafty Singaporeans "hiding" in our own little crafting attic! If only we can all "come out" & show everyone how therapeutic & rewarding this hobby can be! :)

Recently, I chanced upon yet another crochet enthusiast, who turns out to be friend of my ex-students (yes, credit goes to fb again :P). Rachel makes kawaii amigurumi & posts them on her blog. Even better, she generously shares her patterns & "tricks" on her blog too! Check out her most recent creation - Singa, our courtesy lion :) Really admire her dedication in sharing this beautiful craft. Sure hope to collaborate with her on some projects some day :)

Coming Soon...

It's the time of the year again! Look out for our annual booties sale coming soon in Oct! :)

Me & My Bad Habit :/

Sometimes I do get "bored" doing some stuffs, especially when I'm at those "beefing up" stage of a project :/ So I always find myself working on more than a project concurrently, often too many at a go in fact! :P Guess I only have myself to blame when I feel I'm all over the place ba! *sigh* :/

A Productive Tuesday

One of the reasons why I decided on making Knotty Bicsie a home-studio is so that I can put family as top priority as I work. And as many of u know by now, Tuesdays are my "off-day", when I get to run errands, do house chores, & also to catch up on my production la. So "off-day" really just mean "no class day" ba :P

I'm happy I'm really productive today. Managed to grab a nice breakfast with good coffee & do some marketing after dropping my girl off at school this morning. Once I got home, I started brewing our daily soup (a "must-have" for my family, radish soup today :)), do the laundry, transplanted some new "greens" at our balcony, reply some emails, place new orders for materials... then stomach started growling at almost 12noon :P Perfect timing, since soup is ready! So I had lunch, followed by A LITTLE knitting (yes, I do knit/crochet almost EVERYDAY :P) before bringing Knotty Every out for a "little spin" :P

1st stop: Activated C Studio
Met up with artist friend, Tang Ling Nah, at her studio, which is only 5min drive away fr my studio ;) I needed some advice from her on our Mee Suah 2013. Really appreciate her generosity in sharing with me all the "back-end" things to prepare & do. I've been "away" from the art scene for so long, I've almost lost touch! Thanx for all the tips & reminders, Ling Nah! ;)

2nd stop: Innova Junior College
A group of students from Innova Junior College is proposing a project work related to crochet & they found me on the internet & ask to interview me. Initially we struggled to fix a time to meet, so I offer to meet them in school since I drive. Finally met them & had a nice little chat in their canteen :P Pleasantly surprised when a Knotty Fan SMS me later, telling me that she saw Knotty Every drive past her neighbourhood! So Knotty Every is already a "celebrity" even before the extreme make-over??? Woohoo...! :P

Finally, I stopped by a coffee shop for my yummy ice milk tea before going to pick my 2 Dar-Dars up from school. Evenings are always nice & cosy family time... games, books, TV, cuddling :P after simple home-cooked food. Tonite's dinner - Radish soup noodles & steamed fish, Edda's favourite! ;)

Last but not least, blogging here, JUST before Wednesday! :P Tmr is gonna be another simply busy day I'm sure! Have a good week ahead, Knotty Fans! ;)

Making Some Knotty Noises

Hello, Knotty Fans! I know it's been yet another long long time... SORRY!!! Just that mobile upload to fb these days are so convenient, I find myself posting photos with quick captions onto our fb Fan Page all the time instead :P So are u following our Knotty News on our Facebook Fan Page yet?? :P

I started sending my girl to childcare since April & this sure frees me some time to get busy at Knotty Bicsie again...


Besides adding a few more sessions to our ongoing workshops, we are very lucky to get another regular corporate client at which we conduct various corporate workshops on a monthly basis. Yay...! :)

And I've also started taking in more customized orders again... So Knotty Fans, bring on all your crazy requests & keep our fingers wriggling like mad! hehe... :)

GOOD NEWS!!! By popular demand, we are bringing back our very successful Handmade-A-Fair!!! Once again to celebrate our Anniversary this October, we've invited some super talented crafters to set up "stalls" at our humble studio to bring you an extra-ordinary shopping experience! So stay tuned for our 6th Anniversary promotions... coming REAL SOON...! ;)

Also in the pipeline, we are in the process of cooking up a yummilicious Mee Suah 2013 for next year! Woohoo...! If u've been following us on our fb Fan Page, u will know about our "BIGGEST investment" & "new member" to our Knotty Family - Knotty Every :) Yup, our cute little van, which I'm doing an extreme make-over on :) His "BIG REVEAL" will be at our Mee Suah 2013 of course ;)

Here's a TINY peep at some Knotty touches on Knotty Every so far... (ps: model not included, of course! :P And yup, that's my little monster at home :P)

So u see, even though we have been very "quiet", we are working real hard to bring more exciting stuffs to you in the next few years. & we thank you for your patience & continuous support all these years! THANK YOU!!! (& stay tuned for more juicy news here...! ;))