maki writes, shops and sings

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shop update April 9, 2007

Filed under: Bags,Craft Fairs,Eco-friendly,Handmade goods,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Online Shop,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 3:37 am

Some art pieces were sold at MAAD over the weekend. I’ll be posting up event pictures soon! See what you have missed! >:P *grin*

new snazzy items up at our webshop. start shopping now!


did you drop by our booth? April 1, 2007

Filed under: Craft Fairs,Eco-friendly,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Reconstructed,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 11:26 pm

feeling a little sad that we had to remove our stuff from the Eco Luxe booth (a fringe event as part of Singapore Fashion Festival at Raffles City from 23 March – 1 April) but it means we get to reopen our online shop!! Yays and cheerios 😀 Some visuals, with loving pride.

this is how things were looking on day 1. Can you spot the new goodies? 😀

My fave ‘i ate candy floss’ got sold and I totally expected that! New owner, you deserve it!

Did you pick up our bookmark freebie? Collect all 4 designs (that is, if you read 4 books concurrently. We do not encourage wastage!)

There were some huge installation art pieces that were created out of recycled materials by other artists. THEY ROCK! It’s amazing what they can come up wiith (and the amount of space they have to accommodate them anyway). Kudos to great eco-friendly attitudes throughout the entire event, we say.

Of course, we made it to the billboard of Eco Luxe honor because of our participation. If you saw us there, please leave a comment (and some love). XOXO


featured in Home & Decor March 30, 2007

Filed under: Maki Squarepatch,Media,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 9:37 am

Home & Decor finally covered us in their April 07 issue! That took quite a while considering we submitted all the details in Dec 06 😛 All those items featured have been sold though. And they forgot to provide readers with our URL. Hmmmm. Nevertheless, it’s nice to have our items featured next to Plank’s furniture 🙂

Speaking of home decor publications, I really fancy the ones from UK and Australia. They’re delightful to look at, with many home decor ideas. Totally inspiring. If we ever have a shop (starts fantasizing….), it’ll be fun to whip out some of my 5 year old Australian and British home decor magazines and gather some ideas! 🙂

So here it is… we are in Home & Decor.


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 🙂


MAAD happenings March 27, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Craft Fairs,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 4:10 am

………only happening at MAAD! this april 7 & 8, 11am – 7pm. click on picture to find out more about MAAD (Market for Artists and Designers) 🙂


one of those sundays… March 26, 2007

Filed under: Books,Cats,Friends,misc,Plushies,Sewing — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 3:49 pm

along with all the little things that make us happy.


Singapore Fashion Festival here we come! March 18, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 1:04 pm

Maki Squarepatch is gonna be part of ECO LUXE! wOOt!

Singapore Fashion Festival has gotta be the most happening fashion event in Singapore and we will be part of it!!! ECO LUXE is one part of SFF where vendors from all around the world who specialise in eco-friendly products will come together and showcase (+ sell) their wares. What a riot!

ECO LUXE will be held at Raffles City from 23 March – 1 April. For their exciting programmes, check out Raffles City’s website.

What you may expect there (besides us of course :P): products ranging from recycled furniture to organic material products to….well that’s for you to pop by and find out 😀

Our online shop will be closed during this period (else it will be logistic nightmare for us) except for these categories: clothing, accessories and art. Due to the limitation of space, our goods at ECO LUXE may change daily so if you see something on our shop, do make your purchases early 🙂 (plus we need to factor in GST so our products will be slightly pricier at ECO LUXE). We’ll also be bringing in NEW products that have not made it to our online shop yet. Be the first to check them out ok?

Schedule a trip on your calendar and pop by during lunch or something. Don’t forget to come by our upcoming exhibition too! 🙂

hugs and clown kisses,
the maki sisters (enqi and xin)