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Always At Your Service…


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Do let us have the opportunity to be at your service!

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Latest Update (8/2/2018)

I have set up an Etsy shop under the name

‘SYMPLECRAFTS’

for all my handcrafted items.

If you are looking for cute and quirky printable/customized items, feel free to visit

‘SYMPLEPRINTS.

 Happy Shopping with Us and Cheers!!

Never, Never…Part 3


From the previous posts, I mentioned about learning knitting and crocheting at a very young age and ‘tension’ was my nemesis…

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… even till this day.

Then again,

A problem is

So it got me into thinking…one of the definitions for the word ‘Problem’ is “a thing that is difficult to achieve”.

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When we stopped doing something, does it mean that we have given up?

The encountering of problems might just be one of the reasons for the pause, on the other hand, we might just need to search for THAT MOMENT to start doing it again.

In the past, crocheting/knitting was just a hobby for a ten-year-old girl. With very limited resources in the past and hmm…perhaps limited talent; this little girl found no reason to continue nor did she has the patience to do so. In another words, there just wasn’t enough motivation for her to overcome the ‘problem’ that she was facing.

Since then, she and this hobby were travelling on a parallel track until the universe decided they should meet at an intersection point…many, many years later..yes…many many many years later…

Follow Your Bliss

Maybe my chronic illness is a blessing in disguise as it re-opened the door to the world of yarns and needles for me during those home-bound years.

I can still remember myself staring really hard at those unused balls of yarn and an almost rusty crochet needle after digging them out from one of my drawers.

“SHOULD I START CROCHETING AGAIN??”

That was my internal struggle…

And so, I finally picked up that crochet needle and started crocheting away, using my muscle memories and of course, the help of YouTube to refresh and reteach myself all those forgotten crochet stitches. I have to admit, it was still a struggle initially when the same problem hit me right at my face.

T E N S I O N S

But this time, instead of giving up, I just kept frogging as long as the yarn doesn’t give way…LOL…and I started learning from all my frogging experiences so that I could do better in my next project.

On the other hand, if you are a crocheter/knitter reading this post, you might be able to understand that the ‘tension’ problem can never be solved using only one formula since different techniques require different tensions and of course, the yarns play an important part in this as well.

Therefore, I truly believe that as long as we don’t give up, no matter how many times we need to frog (ribbit…ribbit…), our unique learning curve will be formed during all those freaking and frustrating frogging moments…LOL…

This post has been lying inside my draft section for many many months, perhaps years?

Hmm….anyway, I am happy that I am able to unclog my writing block today and finished this post.

For all the lovely and wonderful souls who have been with me from the days of “Clouds N Cups” till today, thank you very much for reading this post.

Have a wonderful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 🙂

The Wisdom in Asking Questions


Woke up around 5 something in the morning and started crocheting the owl key chains for one of my custom made orders.

As I was stacking those colorful and unfilled pieces up (the fun in making colorful projects) and looking at my other owl project, this scenario came to my mind:

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Have you ever encountered people asking you a very simple question and yet you just have the toughest time or feeling too awkward to give them an answer?

At times, we tend to just blurt out questions with no consideration of the person’s feelings just because we wanted AN ANSWER to satisfy our curiosity at that very moment — and I am guilty of that.

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Simple and seemingly harmless questions can and will transform into daggers when they are being thrown out at the incorrect moment and hit the bull eye of one’s heart.

Therefore, besides cracking our heads in trying to give people their answers, we may need to spare a few moments in our lives to develop the wisdom in asking a good, sometimes stupid but definitely not a question that would hurt.

Did I offer peace today?

Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?

Did I say words of healing?

Did I let go of my anger and resentment?

Did I forgive? Did I love?

These are the real questions.

I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits; 

Here in this world and the life to come.

Henri Nouwen

afterthoughts

This is just a short post inspired by my crocheting projects as I am still in the midst of getting my blogging mojo back.

If you lovely souls are interested to read more on owls and ‘asking questions’, here are the links for the posts which I’ve written in the past:

 

Thank you for reading this post and have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

 

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Our Ambition(s)


via Happy — creativeartworksblog

afterthoughts

This is indeed a very good wake-up-call shared by creativeartworksblog. 

If we were to focus on the sufferings caused by the pains given to us by life, we will never be able to understand why there is THE NEED to stay happy even while we are still in the midst of all those sufferings.

This makes “I want to be happy” a tougher ambition than “I want to be a doctor/lawyer/teacher…etc”

Pain is certain, suffering is optional ~ Buddha

What do we want to do when we grow up/older?

Let’s think about it…

Have a wonderful Monday ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Spark Up!


Spark Up October

afterthoughts

Still having writing blocks and getting stuck at drafting part 3 of “Never…Never…” but never mind, here’s a cutie to start this wonderful month.

In the meantime, if you lovely souls are interested to know what we’ve been up to so far (besides blogging….*glup*…), do follow us at the following social media platforms:

  1. Facebook – SympleStuff
  2. Instagram – @Symplestuff
  3. Pinterest – @Symplecrafts

Have a great month ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀