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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 🙂


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.


thank you Jaclyn :) March 8, 2007

Filed under: Craft Fairs,Handmade goods,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Media,Plushies,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 8:00 am

just wanna say a big thank you to Jaclyn for giving us a small feature on the latest fashion read Kate magazine, a cutely sized magazine that’s easy to carry around! i really dig mags this size btw. it gets dog-eared less easily in my huge (and usually messy) tote bag.

thanks for popping by MAAD last weekend and picking up Kissy Kisses! as a memoir for Kissy Kisses, now renamed CLOWN under its new owner 🙂 here’s its picture again:

glad it made it to a good new home! and here’s us being covered in Kate. whoopee!


MAAD’s first plushie exhibition ROCKS March 6, 2007

Filed under: Art Exhibition,Craft Fairs,MAAD,Maki Squarepatch,Plushies,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 6:09 am

wow it was a MAAD weekend of fun and ogling at all the lovely entries that were submitted! alot of the artists and designers couldn’t bear to part with their plushies hence they were mainly not for sale. some pictures of the exhibits:

and ours here!!! :

click here for more visual candy.

coming next: MAAD on 7 & 8 April! Xin will be coming in with another art exhibition. stay tune for more excitements!


enqi’s 2004 birthday present March 1, 2007

Filed under: Maki Squarepatch,Plushies,Sewing — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 4:45 am

in the formative years of maki squarepatch, xin was already brewing up a mini storm in her little room/craft studio/drawing room. i was given this for my birthday 3 years ago, safety pinned birthday note intact and all. still, i can’t quite figure out what creature it is. is it a penguin? i dunno, it’s too cute anyway and i still adore it lots. thanks xin! it’s wonderful to have a craftster for a sister! 😀

on second thoughts…a penguin with batik diapers?

reminiscing on a rainy day,


holland village, anyone? February 14, 2007

Filed under: Art/Illustrations,Bags,Handmade goods,Maki Squarepatch,Plushies,Reconstructed,Shopping — maki ♥ squarepatch @ 9:50 am

for those of you who frequent holland village alot, Antipodean is now stocking some of our dolls and bags. So check it out! 🙂 Xin’s paintings can also be found there. For other works, click here.


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.