Liekeland Love

Yesterday, I stumbled upon Lieke van der Vorst’s works – which I’ve seen around every now and then, but never researched enough to know the illustrator behind the beautiful artworks.  And just like that, she has become my current illustrator-crush (is there such a thing? hahah I’m sure we all have our illustrator-crushes!)  I googled for more information about her, and found this interview she did in English, which confirmed my feelings that she is just as wonderful as her illustrations.  Here are some of my favourites among her plethora of amazing works- my most favourite thing about her is the mini caravan she refurbished into a shop (one of my dreams!  A traveling caravan-shop!) to sell her wares at the Dutch Design Week.  Enjoy!~

liekeland lieke van der vorst


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Oh, while you’re here, do check out today’s Etsy Finds (or here) – my totebag is one of the many products featured!  Hurray!

Grass Puff Pouches

Tadaa!  I hope you like the new look of my website!  I’ve just had a few nail-biting days working on the website – transferring hosts, domain transfer, moving my website contents etc etc… honestly I have no clue (well, very little) and was trial-and-erroring my way around.  But I’m really happy with the current results, hurray!  I will tweak the website here & there every now and then to achieve how I want it to look like eventually; which is rather fun, hehe!

Some new blockprinted pouches just went up in my shop last week – go grab one (or some!) if you like them!  Enjoy~

grass puff pouches by Whimsy Milieu

New Handpainted Necklaces

I get all excited when I put up new items in my shop – it’s the moment when my creations meet the world haha!  Here are my latest necklaces – handpainted (yes, every single one of them), with a cream-coloured acrylic backing, and hangs off a waxed cotton cord (I’m not a fan of chains…they feel so cold against the neck).  Here goes~

Cat Necklace by Whimsy Milieu

Foxtail Necklace by Whimsy Milieu

Grass Puff Necklace by Whimsy Milieu


Just click on the images to be transported to the item in my shop.  Or click here!  Or here!

Stay tuned for some new, fun cushions – they’re sort of like the necklaces above.  Hurray!~

Happy Chinese New Year

On a whim, I decided to search ‘Chinese New Year’ on Etsy, and guess what I found!  Here are my favourites~

Happy Chinese New Year to all who are celebrating – wishing you all a new year of happiness, health, and prosperity!  Gong Xi Fa Cai!~~~

Happy Chinese New Year


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Of Pancakes & Diamonds

Is it just me, or is this year going by super fast like a bullet train?  (Sorry!  It seems like I start every other post lamenting about the the speed of time, haha!)

I’m here again to shamelessly inform you of new things in my shop *blush*


A mini leather wallhanging to motivate you.




A handful of painted diamond necklaces.  Mind you, these are handcut, handsanded and handpainted – no lasercutting involved!  And only one of each – all one of a kind.

Just click on the images to be transported to the item in my online shop.

Happy Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday!

And to those celebrating the lunar new year, Happy Chinese New Year!  I’m missing all those CNY snacks, delicacies, cookies…ok gotta stop that before I start drooling.

‘Til next post!  x

Hello February

Gosh, we’re already into the second month of the year…too quick, too quick!  It’s been two weeks since my last post…and I did not blockprint as much as I planned because I was also working on something else – the good news that I mentioned in the last post.  But first, here are some of the new things in my shop.

Leather badge by Whimsy Milieu

Leather badge by Whimsy Milieu

This leather badge is inspired by the plastic nametags I used to wear in school.  Personalise it with whatever name / word you wish – a handcut, handstamped, handstitched leather badge just for you!

Blockprinted pouches by Whimsy Milieu

And more pouches in the shop too!

So, here’s the good news – I will be having my first ever solo exhibition in the coming April!  Hurray!  Lotsss of preparation works going towards that, so wish me lots of luck!  Here’s a little snippet of what it’s going to be like, and I might also post some sneak peeks along the way~ (follow me on Facebook and Instagram too!)  Have a super fabulous week ahead!

Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to you all, and I do apologize for not updating this blog while on vacation…there was too much going on and also lack of time & mental space to just sit down and blog.  ;)

This year, I am going to try to make some changes to my blogging habit – not entirely sure what yet, but I won’t be doing anymore of the monthly bits – they were quite good in the sense that I could remind myself of what went on during the month, but in retrospect, I was probably just doing them to fill up this blog, hah!

I’m also getting around to making some (hopefully major) changes to the website…and I hope that gets done before we say hello to yet another new year!

Since coming back, I have worked on some blockprinted goodies – I have a feeling that I’m going to be super obsessed with making blockprinted items this year.  I also have some very good news, which I will share in another blog post~

And…I have just updated my Etsy store with some new blockprinted pouches I made this week.  They are all one of a kind, as I blockprinted every single piece of fabric of each pouch, instead of a single large roll of fabric!  What can I say; I love the process!  :)


By the way, all my rings are also now on sale – from $20 down to $15; get them now!  :)