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Fash Bash here we come! March 28, 2007

Filed under: Bags,Craft Fairs,Fash Bash,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Plushies,Shopping,Vintage — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 1:01 am

it’s long awaited and it’s finally here again! we’re talking FASH BASH, the hippest event to go mad shopping for anything unique, anything branded and anything totally hip and fashionable. this time bigger, better and more happening (so they say..and i believe :D).

Maki Squarepatch will be having a little stall there so please come by, say hi and check out our stuff along with everybody else’s. We will most likely be bringing down some of our vintage numbers too, dresses and stuff, to give it a good mix alongside our handmade goodies (made from pre-loved and some vintage materials sometimes, yes!). Here’s the info you need to know:

FashBash — branded fashion to buy/sell/barter

14 April 2007, 11am to 9pm

Curiocity Gallery, NAFA Campus II
38 Bencoolen Street, #A1-02 [Map] & [Pictures]
A 10-min walk from City Hall or Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations.

Wanna know more about Fash Bash? Click here to go to their website 🙂


happy lunar new year from the maki sisters! :) February 17, 2007

Filed under: Art/Illustrations,Emailer,Handmade goods,Reconstructed,Sale,Shopping,Vintage — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 8:17 am


think the image above looks familiar? that’s cos you probably saw it here!
we added new goodies and some items are on sale so check them out!

hearts & mandarin oranges,
enqi, xin & maki squarepatch


shop update February 12, 2007

more stuff added – bags, clothes, dolls and cushions! click on picture to go to our shop. oh and some items are going on sale 🙂 want something customised as a keepsake? email us 😀 some of the stuff we’ve customised can be viewed here.


mypaper covered us! :) January 30, 2007

Filed under: Art/Illustrations,Handmade goods,Media,Plushies,Reconstructed,Sewing,Shopping,Vintage — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 11:07 am

mypaper’s issue today! 30 january 2007. first thing xin could say was ‘i look worried’. indeed she did cos she was frowning! it was a nice full page article on crafting with instructions in mandarin and some tips too. so go pick up your copy today and learn some crafting/sewing tips! 🙂 we’ll try to post up some simple stuff soon on our website/blog so keep an eye out for those.

also wanna give a special thanks to the writer who covered this and the funny photographer whose name is b-o-b bob 🙂


Vintage clothes and cats December 11, 2006

Filed under: Cats,Maki Squarepatch,Vintage — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 12:55 pm

there’s something about people who love vintage clothes and cats. usually they love both. at least the ones that i’ve met. the weather is finally good enough for us to be out for a bit and take some photos. xin looks glummy in photos (which kinda reminded of me this purse that we sold) but that’s cos she hasn’t found her photo face yet 😀

i’ll get my act together and post up the vintage goodies soon. like this
week. too much caffeine in me and i need some sleep badly. so some random candid shots at the super amateur photoshoot. no fancy models. no plastic. all very real people. and very real cats.

kitty says hi while we’re taking photos. SO CUTE LAH! looks like our tigger,
only slimmer. and yea this awesome 60s flower power dress is for sale.

we popped by D’apre Nous to drop off some stock and saw this cute (and
shocked) kitty. SO CUTE! Kawaii ne!

Well, till next time!



maki squarepatch in orchard! November 25, 2006

Filed under: Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,Reconstructed,Shop update,Vintage — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 1:49 am

how could i miss out on such an important update???? must be the flu bug getting to my head. anyways sorry for the lateness of this!! so here’s the hype this weekend! maki squarepatch will be at The Atrium, right outside Plaza Singapura, as part of the Creative Community’s Green Field event so catch us there this saturday to sunday, 10am to 9.30pm. we’re really excited about this and for those of you who have yet to see our stuff in real, you can do so this weekend! 🙂

we’re also gonna be at Takashimaya’s iFourum in the following days in December: 9, 10 16 and 17th. so see ya there!




yummy yellow sundaes November 22, 2006

Filed under: Online Shop,Reconstructed,Shop update,Vintage — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 11:06 am

yellow stands for sunday

maki squarepatch’s online store is finally OPEN! we’re kick starting this store with our first collection: yellow stands for sunday. this collection centers around the nostalgia of good old times shared by xin and i. inspired by dad and mom’s love for nature and outings on sunday afternoons, yellow stands for sunday introduces loads of bright yellow prints and floral vintage dresses/fabrics picked for their strong reflection of a good sunny flavor. some of the stuff that can be found in this collection: a selection of dresses handmade by our granny back in the 60s, cute patchwork purses adorned with garden animal patterns and maki squarepatch’s very own makiki dollies: a variety of dolls (from heavy to flat ones!) made entire from scrap fabric and pre-loved clothing. this series includes items such as pen holders, wall-hangings, book ends, or funky cloth sculptures to adopt for a new space.

maki squarepatch can be found at MAAD from november to december 2006 so check out our calendar frequently for more updates!



p/s this page is still in progress. between stitches and patches, we’ll be working on the design! 🙂