Whimsy Milieu in Uppercase Magazine

Have you got your hands on the latest issue (#25) of the Uppercase magazine yet?  You’ll have to…because there is a small snippet of my blockprinting in there!  I’m so excited and so grateful to Janine of Uppercase for her wonderful effort & passion in featuring the many many talented creatives from all over the world in every issue of her magazine…the magazine that she creates single-handedly!  I truly admire her talent, hard work, vision, creativity, energy, passion, and everything else that goes behind the making of a successful creative magazine!  Ok, enough with my exclamation marks haha – do browse through the magazine below and grab one from the Uppercase shop before it’s too late!



You must be wondering – what is that title?  ……. it’s my first ever solo exhibition!

I’m really excited to share with you the poster/exhibition invite, designed by yours truly~

Animaginarium by Jacqueline Chan



“I have always been attracted to things that are slightly whimsical and surreal. This fascination led me to draw and create things that do not necessarily exist in reality, or are out of the ordinary. I love how it can evoke a sense of wonderment and whimsicality within the viewer and end-user. This body of work draws from my obsession with pairing animal features and natural elements to create peculiar possibilities within imagined landscapes.”

If you happen to be in town then, do come have a look!  :)

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