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Mai Style is about my passion for bead works (jahitan manik), embroideries (sulaman ayak, sulaman ayak kerawang) and confectioneries (kek, roti, dll). For more info contact me at my email add mai_shopgirl@yahoo.com, my facebook or my facebook fan page.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Confession of a beaderholic....

Take a leap of faith into an unfamiliar territory….

A friend once told me that I should feel so lucky because I get to enjoy my work and be exactly where I wanted to be, both at the same time. There aren’t that many people who get to do what I do for a living and still live a descend life. Well… come to think about it, I should feel so lucky even though the money is not very promising. That’s true though.
On a flipped side I had another friend who also asked if I ever get bored staying home all day every day.  I guess some people do find it hard to fathom the idea that I chose to stay home at my own free will. “Don’t you feel cooped out?” or “Why would you want to do that for?” or “Are you sick or something?” and my personal favourite “What are you going to do all day?” are constantly bombarded at me. To that I answered “No, not at all” without the slightest hesitation whatsoever.
But for every good there is always bad, for every joy there is always pain and for every decision there is always consequence… Truth be told.   I am still alive and kicking. I knowingly took a leap of faith into the unknown here since I have done chasing the end of the rainbow. The road less travelled chosen was by far outweighing the bountiful piece of mind gained. Just remember that the day you stop trying is the day you stop gaining….
My version of blue valentine

Cik Puan Siti Khatijah should be so happy

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Monday, October 31, 2011

A prolific beading season....

Biting off more than I can chew..

Timing factor plays a fair bit of elements in my nature of business.  Make no mistake about it. In fact as far as I am concerned it rather poses as stumbling blocks in running a one man (woman)-show business like mine.
When that torrent of orders start pouring in within a short time span, I usually get so overwhelmed with brain storming to make each and every order a stand out on its own until it was too late before I realized that I have unintentionally bitten off more than I can chew.
Coincidently, I also realized that I occasionally do get sidetracked solely as a direct result of my own blunder. Hey… what can I say? I am only a human. But one thing for sure, I never lose sight of the ultimate goal on making the prompt delivery and keeping my eyes for the ultimate price. For customer’s satisfaction is the measurement of every success…..

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beads there... Done that...

No walk in the park……..
It’s a very vicious circle of stretching my heads trying to come up with yet another beading works, especially for a repeated customer.  Trying to figure out the situation is no walk in the park, I tell you. One prevailing notion that haunted me all the time is: Who in the right mind would want similar beadings on their clothes?
Truth be told, some customers do come to me with a preconceive idea of their own, may it be from pictures they saw or a magazine cut out.  Even with this helping hands presented to me, I still would have to come up with some sort of design of my own and stay true to my style of beadings. Otherwise, it would be the case of seen them one, so seen them all.  I would not want that at all..
In case of Pn Akmar’s green baju kurung moden, she gave me a cut out from a magazine to view but gave me a free hand on the final design.  I sure hope I live up to her expectation…