Craft with ParenThots

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, General | Posted on 25-05-2011 | 3,853 views

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Join us and ParenThots this Saturday, 28 May 2011 for 3 hours of crafting.

Goodie bags

We are going to have 150 goodie bags to give out (50 every hour)! Inside the goodie bags, you can expect to find stuff from our kind sponsors Kleenex, MPH, Scholastic, Soda Kids and The Junior Academy.

Craft activities

Among the craft activities are:

* Craft with recyclables by Crafty-Crafted (http://www.crafty-crafted.com/); (that’s US :D)

* Crafting with felt by SekociNorlie (http://sekocinorlie.blogspot.com/);

* Quilling by Miyyah@ Kertas (http://miyyahatkertas.blogspot.com/);

* T-shirt painting by My Glass Cubicle (http://myglasscubicle.blogspot.com/); and

* Fondant crafts by WhipNWhisk (whipnwhisk.com/).

Prizes to be won

When your children are done, we will take their photos with their crafts (only for quilling, T-shirt painting and crafting with felt).

The best craft for each of these 3 categories will win RM120 worth of KLUTZ products.

The winners will only be announced on ParenThots in the first week of June.

When is it all happening?

Date: May 28, 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 11am-2pm

Venue: Main Atrium, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya

No registration required. No fee to participate. However, this is NOT a babysitting service. You will need to guide your children and even craft with them. It’s a great bonding opportunity for parents and children.

For enquiries, email parenthots@thestar.com.my.

We recorded 100++ visitors online on Wednesday :)

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 24-12-2010 | 3,659 views

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Wow Wow Wow! Thank you very much to all our readers out there for making our Craft blog a success ๐Ÿ˜€

A couple of days ago I’ve witnessed for the very first time, 100++ visitors online at any ONE particular period in this blog! I couldn’t believe my eyes so I refreshed the page and it dropped slightly ๐Ÿ™ Anyway, I managed to print screen this…

Thank you once again for your continuous support and have a very Merry Christmas everyone ๐Ÿ˜€

Crafty Crafted Studio – New Addition

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 09-09-2010 | 3,026 views

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We have a new addition in our Studio. It is the kids’ current favourite spot ๐Ÿ™‚

A place where they can express themselves with graffiti-like art ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out our fee structure here.

Craftmaking teaches creativity

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 07-09-2010 | 7,059 views

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We are in The Star today 7/9/2010 pg IT7 ๐Ÿ˜€

Read the article here.

We shared the page with 3 other moms who have banked on their

hobbies and build successful businesses on the Web ๐Ÿ™‚

In the papers on Independence Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 01-09-2010 | 7,078 views

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31 August 2010 was Independence Day for our country Malaysia ๐Ÿ˜€ And on this special day also Ethan and I were featured in the papers (The Star).

It has nothing to do with Independence Day though ๐Ÿ™‚ It is all about our Studio.

Collaborating with Craft Haven

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 16-08-2010 | 4,885 views

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Good news peeps! Since many of you have been e-mailing me asking on where do I get my supplies from, we are proud to announce that we have collaborated with Craft Haven to bring you the latest in craft supplies. Check them out here.

Crafty Crafted Studio Subang 2 is now open

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 13-08-2010 | 9,890 views

We are now OPEN. Click here for more details.

The Soft Launch of Crafty Crafted Studio and ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 11-08-2010 | 3,045 views

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Great News! We have finally launched our Studio on the 8/8/2010.

Read all about it here and here is the entry by a fellow blogger who attended the launch.

We also participated in the recent ParenThots Family Day on the 7/8/2010. Read all about it here.

It had been a hectic but enjoyable weekend for us and here’s thanking all those who made both the above events a success.

From our hearts, THANK YOU very much ๐Ÿ™‚


The poster boy is THREE

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 21-07-2010 | 4,083 views

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Ethan, my poster boy is THREE years old today. If you’ve been following this blog, you would have watch him grow from a 12 months old chubby baby to a ‘no longer chubby’ย  toddler and now… an active little boy ๐Ÿ˜€

As he grows, so does this blog and we are proud to announce that we are expanding our studio beyond blogging. We are now about less than a month away from the official opening of our brand new Studio in Subang 2.ย  If you wish to be in our contact list for the opening, please do not hesitate to drop your contact details here.

This will be your chance to catch Ethan ‘live’ in action ๐Ÿ˜›

Cheers and have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

ParenThots Family Day is back!

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 13-07-2010 | 4,343 views

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We were there last year and it was a blast. Read all about it here. It is back this year and we are going to be there again ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes peeps. Crafty-Crafted Studio will be participating in ParenThots Family Day again and this year we’ll be holding craft workshops for kids. Click here to register for the event. Registration for the workshops will only be open on the event day itself so mark your calendar and make a beeline to our booth to register your kids as seats are limited.

Date: Aug 7, 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 9am-12noon

Venue: Padang Astaka, Lorong Utara Kecil, Petaling Jaya

See you there ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh by the way, entrance is FREE ๐Ÿ˜€

Playhouse Disney Contest – The Result

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Contest | Posted on 09-07-2010 | 6,952 views

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I would like to thank everybody who had submitted their entries for the Playhouse Disney Contest. It’s nice to see parents teaming up with their kids to come out with wonderful masterpiece! Below are the Top 3 winners in no particular order.

Sean of cre8tonebabe.blogspot.com has always wanted to be a pilot. He has a very clear ambition since he’s 1 year++ย  till now.ย  Being a pilot is his ‘big dream’… The love logo on the plane is an indication of his dream to bring his loved ones ie Daddy, Mummy, mei mei(sister), wai gong(grandpa), wai por(grandma), ah gu gu(mummy’s little brother), big gugu (mummy’s big brother) and jie jie (gugu’s girlfriend) to fly in his aeroplane; everyone he loves on board his plane. So sweet of him ๐Ÿ™‚

Krystal of zekerene.blogspot.com wants to be a little gardener when she grows up. With a garden as lovely as hers, I won’t mind being a gardener too ๐Ÿ˜€

Chloe of chloeruoyi.blogspot.com wants to be a teacher of a multi-coloured nation. So sweet! Those are definitely happy looking students she got there ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations to all 3 winners. I hope your sweet ambition will come true ๐Ÿ˜€

We’ll be contacting the winners in a couple of days for the prize collection.

Thank you once again to all who have participated. Watch out for our next contest coming up real soon ๐Ÿ™‚

CONTEST – PLAYHOUSE DISNEY goodies up for grabs!

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Contest | Posted on 18-06-2010 | 34,080 views

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PLAYHOUSE DISNEY’S GOODIES UP FOR GRABS!

Calling all Mommies (and Daddies) with kids between 2-6 years old

Exclusive Contest: Watch and Win Cool Playhouse Disney Goodies

โ€œANGELINA BALLERINAโ€ DEBUTS ON PLAYHOUSE DISNEY

ON JUNE 21, MONDAY, AT 4.30PM!

Angelina Ballerina will pirouette on to screens in Malaysia on Playhouse Disney (Astro Channel 613) beginning June 21, Monday, at 4.30pm and will air daily on weekdays at 4.30pm in June. The series will feature energetic music-and-dance-filled adventures starring Angelina Ballerina, the little mouseling with big dreams!

Inspired by the award-winning childrenโ€™s book series by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig, Angelina Ballerina follows 8-year-old Angelina as she attends Camembert Academy, a school for Performing Arts where she experiences new forms of music and dance.ย  This brand new series on Playhouse Disney introduces preschoolers to the joys of movement, artistic expression, musicality, imagination and coordination and brings music and many forms of dance, including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, classical and ethnic dances from around the world, straight to these kids.ย  A team of accredited dance instructors and music education specialists helped develop the showโ€™s arts education curriculum.

Angelina always works hard to reach her goals and learns from her mistakes.ย  As the little ones share Angelinaโ€™s experiences, they will be inspired to go after their big dreams too!

To welcome Angelina Ballerina, Playhouse Disney is also delighted to bring your preschooler dance-related new episodes of My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Handy Manny and Chloe’s Closet airing from 2.00pm onwards on the same day!

NOW…

While your kids watch the show, we encourage you to spend a fun afternoon to explore with your little one, creatively, on who/what they want to be when they grow up:

– Step 1: Create an image of your preschooler’s “big dream” using thumbprints on a piece of art paper (can be both yours and hers or his)

Example:

When I grow up I want to be Mr. Cool Guy ๐Ÿ˜€

OK, so that is so lame. I know you can do better ๐Ÿ˜›

– Step 2: Email your creation/s through to merryn@crafty-crafted.com, before July 2, 2010, Friday

– Step 3: Top 3 lucky contestants with the most creative designs win – each goodie bag contains RM150 worth of Playhouse Disney premiums!ย  Participants will need to check the results in http://www.crafty-crafted.com or http://www.submerryn.com on July 9 to see if your art piece won! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a bonus – The top 3 winning entries will be published in http://www.crafty-crafted.com with a link back to your blog (if any). It’s also a chance for you to be ‘discovered‘ by Playhouse Disney! So what are you waiting for? Get creative and start finger printing NOW ๐Ÿ˜€

P/S: I won’t be the only ONE judging the entries, so no point of bribing ME ๐Ÿ˜›

GOOD LUCK!

*This contest is open to readers residing in Malaysia only*

Ethan in KidsNews

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 26-04-2010 | 7,408 views

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On the 15/02/2010, we appeared on TV3 in their KidsNews segment. They have finally mailed me the DVD and here’s the video to share with you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy.

Craft-blogging mums

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 14-04-2010 | 14,950 views

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Remember I posted about our craft blog being featured here?


Well, today our craft blog is featured in the prints – The Star, page T17 to be exact. ๐Ÿ™‚

Craft blogging – the new mummy therapy

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 14-04-2010 | 4,445 views

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Hi fellow craftiers ๐Ÿ˜€

ParenThots

We’ve got good news! We are featured in ParenThots.

Snippets of the article..

โ€œInitially the purpose of introducing Ethan to arts and crafts was to keep him quiet because with my husband at work, I had to handle Ethan on my own. I almost went crazy. I didn’t know what to do with him and I discovered that he actually doesn’t like to be in front of the TV too long. So, the only thing I could think of was to let him play with colours.

โ€œI share instructions for the crafts in my blog so that if parents have the time and patience they can actually create some of the crafts with their own children. Crafts is something parents need to do it with the children otherwise it’s hard to cultivate the interest in the child. The child will get bored and not know what to do with the paper or they won’t know how to create the crafts.

Read the complete article here


On air

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, General | Posted on 22-02-2010 | 3,321 views

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It was the second day of Chinese New Year, 15 February 2010 to be exact. At 9.31am I got an sms from a friend, “Your face is on tv now”. I was like.. huh? By the time we switched on the tv, everything’s gone~ler. Yes, Ethan and I were featured on Tv3’s Kids News that day. Remember I blogged about our first recording? Unfortunately, we did not get to catch it..

Yesterday was my first day back at work. My students excitedly told my colleague that they saw me on tv, and he told me about it. Immediately I went to my students and lessons were ‘abandon’ for a moment there talking about my one minute ‘fame’ ๐Ÿ˜€

It seems that the students were more excited seeing their teacher on tv than me knowing that Ethan and I were on tv! Why was I not excited? Because I did not get to see ‘us’ on air~lor… So no feelings at all..

I contacted TV3 and they told me that they’ll arrange to give me a DVD copy of that episode. They might even have another episode aired before the end of the month. Keeping fingers cross now ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll keep you guys posted.. Happy Weekend..

Birthday Cake Ideas

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Food craft | Posted on 15-02-2010 | 11,605 views

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A loyal reader Kimmy is celebrating his birthday today. I don’t bake so I can’t post up a birthday cake specially baked for him. What I do though is browse for cool birthday cake ideas and found this site instead. So Kimmy, here’s a flip flop birthday cake to give you a smooth journey throughout the many more birthdays to come ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Birthday Kimmy ๐Ÿ˜€

Our first recording

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Art Crafts, General | Posted on 10-02-2010 | 3,709 views

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A team from a local television network came to our studio to do a recording coverage on Ethan’s art and craft activities today.

Ethan waiting patiently for the crew..

One corner of our studio

These are what he demo for the crew and he did them so well ๐Ÿ™‚

Some of the wall decor

Craft Demonstration – ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Art Crafts, Bookmark, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ladybug, Origami | Posted on 29-11-2009 | 6,246 views

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Our craft demonstration during the ParenThots Family Day is finally over. Here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

The booth before the 'crafty' touch :)

The booth before the 'crafty' touch ๐Ÿ™‚

Crafters at work.

Crafters at work.

Ethan's artwork for display.

Ethan's artwork for display.

Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork :)

Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork ๐Ÿ™‚

Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.

Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.

The art and craft work on display.

The art and craft work on display.

Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..

Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..

The scorpion boy! :P

The scorpion boy! ๐Ÿ˜›

The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!

The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!

Kids having fun...

Kids having fun...

Visitors filling up the blog subscription form.

Visitors filling up the blog subscription form.

Finally, the people who made it possible that day. A million thankx go out to Kimmy and family, my parents and also my Darling husband for helping me out. I can't possibly make it without you guys. :D

Finally, the people who made it possible that day. A million thankx go out to Kimmy and family, my parents and also my Darling husband for helping me out. I can't possibly make it without you guys. ๐Ÿ˜€

Craft Demonstration – ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, General | Posted on 05-11-2009 | 6,614 views

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I’ve been invited by ParenThots (the Star’s parenting website) toย doย some demonstrations on myย craft works on their Family Day. Full detailsย here:ย 

ParenThots Family Day

Date: Nov 28 (Saturday)
Time: 9am-noon
Venue: Kelab Kilat, Bangsar, KL (it’s opposite Pantai Hospital)
Entrance: FREE

Description
There are good old fashioned games:
– Buzz wire
– Throw the ball at a pyramid of cans
– Throw a ring over the bottles
– Darts
– Penalty shootout

There are races:
– Three-legged race
– Egg in spoon race

Events:
– Hula hoop contest
– Currypuff-eating contest

There is free sampling:
– Cupcakes
– Baby food

There are demonstrations:
– Crafts (That’s ME, yes ME! Come! Come and meet me LIVE in person! :P)
– First aid for children

There are other stuff:
– Clowns
– Inflatables for your kids to bounce on for 3 hours (if they want to!)
– Face-painting

Prize sponsors:
– MPH
– Kidz Spot (in Tropicana City Mall, PJ)
– Scholastic Books

Most importantly:
– It’s a fun outing with the kids
– It’s a chance to mingle with other parents
– It’s a chance to meet ParenThots
– It’s a chance for ParenThots to meet you
– It’s the BEST fun you’ll have this November
– There is free food and prizes to be won
– Entrance is FREE!!

What do you have to do?
Register attendance by emailing parenthots@thestar.com.my. Give us your full name, IC number and how many adults and children will be attending.

The first 100 to register will receive a SURPRISE GIFT on the day.