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Memories of how I started my handmade business in 2003 when I have participated in 2003 with my younger sister. I was interviewed by a reporter from “The New Paper” together with the lady beside me whom also the winner of the contest.

However, I have stopped for a few years to go back to my full-time job due to the high rental in Singapore. In 2008, I have started my handmade business again on the website and still continuing till today.


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On the October, 01, 2014, there will be an increased of postage rates at all my e-stores. I would like to apologise in-advance to all the customers of mine for paying slightly higher postage fees than usual when you purchase after 30th September,2014.

Q: How much will I increase the postage rates at my e-stores?

A: That is depending of how much SingPost will increase the postage rates of my usual International Registered Articles. Hopefully, I will not increase much, as I have always said that I do not earned any things from the postage fees. I seek your kind understanding on this matter.

On 3 September, SingPost has released the news that they are going to increase the postage rates from 1 October,2014.

Kindly read the following which I have extracted from “AsiaOne”.


Local rates will increase between four cents and 20 cents while international rates will move up between five cents and 25 cents depending on the weight.

SINGAPORE – With effect from 1 October 2014 , local postage rates for letters weighing 20g or less will be adjusted by 4 cents.

The last time postage rates were adjusted was 8 years ago in 2006.

Since then, costs have gone up nearly 50 per cent – labour costs have risen about 31 per cent, fuel about 32 per cent and inflation has gone up 26 per cent – yet SingPost has been investing in service to serve Singaporeans better.

SingPost will also revise its international postage rates to partially offset the increase in postage for outbound mail as a result of Singapore being re-classified twice by international body Universal Postal Union. These have resulted in SingPost being charged more by other countries for delivering the mail that Singapore customers send to recipients in their countries.

Terminal dues for international mail have risen by up to 42.6 per cent and will further increase by an additional 37 per cent by 2017.
– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/singpost-raise-postage-rates-october#sthash.vxSQcNId.dpuf

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Tartine & Mascara

The talent on the other side of the world by Tartine & Mascara


First of all, I would like to thank you Laeticia, the owner of “Tartine & Mascara” of choosing me as one of the partner for the ” contest” at her facebook.

If you would like to participate in winning the following pouch, kindly go to Tartine & Mascara’s Facebook. You just have to go the her Photo section and find the photo of my pouch plus follow her instructions of how to win this pouch.

You have till 12 September, 2014, Midnight (European timing). Good Luck to you!




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Rainbow Loom is so popular in Singapore too. I started to loom when I saw shops are selling the kits and refills. As such, I have decided to purchase it but to my surprise, I am also addicted to it.  I started to loom and use it as a hair band. It does secured tightly.

As time goes by, I am not satisfied with just the given colour bands from the kit, therefore, I have decided to buy more of other unique colours.

I have enjoyed looming and find that there are too many for my own use . As such, I have decided to loom it for my return customers.

Each rainbow loom bracelet will be randomly pick while stocks last (will replace with other gift).

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discountDear Customers/Friends,

From 21 – 30 June, 2014, new customers will receive a 12% discount code at the back of my “business card” for their next purchase at my two e-stores.  As for the previous customers whom bought from me before, I have already sent a mass email to them.  Kindly refer to your email, but, in the event, you have accidentally deleted the email, you can send an email to me for the discount code.

Note: This 12% discount code is valid for minimum 10euro or above and NOT valid for customisation . Thank you!

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Dear Customers and Friends,

It has been a long time since I have stopped writing on my blog. I was so busy with my sewing, thinking of new designs and with the elderly in the families. Although, still have not fully solved, but I believe God will see us through it.

Currently, I have registered myself in Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/lovehandmade) and instagram (http://instagram.com/lilyhandmadesingapore#) . Come ! Follow my  “Pinterest” and “Instagram” under the name of “lilyhandmadesingapore”.

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I have increased a few more of the appreciation gifts for return customers. All the above gifts are either purchased it during my holiday trips in Asia or imported from South Korea or China.  They are cute and practical to use. To show my appreciation to my return customers in their supports,  I will enclosed one of the above item in their return purchase.      .^_^.

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Screen-capture from DaWanda blog

You can go to this link to read more about the interview:- http://blog-en.dawanda.com/2012/07/09/interview-with-lilys-handmade/

Thank you, Azra for selecting my submission of  “Monday Seller Interviews”.  I am very glad and happy to see it on DaWanda’s blog. This opportunity has allowed my current and potential buyers to know more about me and my creations.

I hope you (buyers/friends) have enjoyed reading it.

Lovely regards from Sunny Singapore!

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Merci beaucoup, Cécile! For selecting me to be featured in Coudre magazine, June 2011. I am so delight and glad to see my handmade products being published in overseas magazine.

To my surprised, I saw so many talented crafters/designers in Europe and with their beautiful products too.  Although, I may not understand French but I have typed it out at the Google translater to translate the write-out in the magazine.  I would like to apologize in-advance if you find the message may sound funny as you know, the internet translates exact word by word, therefore, the placing of sentences may not very right.  But you still can get some right information from it.  Of course, those who understand French will be better, as you will get the right juice out of it. Enjoy reading! .^_^.

Translated Using  “Google Translate”

Cravings of shopping? Take time to visit let the charming boutique Lily’s Handmade. You will not be disappointed! Colorful, whimsical, original, modern and feminine, the creations of Lily are all imprints of an exotic charm to none. Reasons naive mind manga, so kawaii, adorn the covers of mobile phone or iPad, the handbags, the CD rack, the sleeves up, the card holder, charms, barrettes and other accessories, some would say futile when they are indispensable to our daily life.  So take our inclination for shopping and do honor to the lovely models of Lily.  Headquartered in Singapore, this young designer has created the e-shop in 2005. Graphic-designer by profession, she has chosen to devote herself  to the creation of textle with (love and patience). 100% cotton, polyester, lace, felt are the preferred materials for Lily, who sews and embroiders by hand and machine, including using the button-hole stitches and other method of  sewing. Coast inspiration, everything is about to create: the motif  of a gift wrap, dishes for children, fabrics, drawings, anime, the objects of  her childhood memories of trips or …   In the near future, Lily would make a new products for the male and toddlers.  A project that no doubt will make people happy!

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Why some of the buyers’ package/parcel will arrive as early as 5 working days but some as late  as more than 18 working days?

The above question has been asked by many customers and me, myself too. Therefore, I have decided to asked one of our local postal service provider.

Each letter/parcels/packages will be processed either on the same or next working day upon receiving it from the senders (depending on the cut-off time).  After which the postal service provider will consolidate into big bags and ready to air-delivery to the respective countries.

The critical part is that each big bag(full of letters,parcels/packages) will rely on which route this plane is flying.  If you are lucky, your package/parcel is on the plane which flying directly to your country, it will reach your place very fast.  If your package/parcel is on the plane which is embarking to other country first before flying to your country, it will take a long while to reach your place. Of course, it is still depending on the custom clearance of the receiver’s country.

So now! You have known the reasons of your order which sometimes reach your premises  so fast and sometime so slow.

I am really seek your kind understanding and patience towards your order.

Thank you! Merci! Danke!

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