Monday, June 22, 2009

My sister's New Etsy Shop

My sister has a new Etsy shop! Take a look at her items =D They are below $3! Yep yep! By the way I designed her banner and avatar =D Her first Etsy shop Beads World is no longer available, she moved to Ann Bart.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

I'm not feeling well =(

It started last Thursday when I was feeling I'm going to catch a a flu. and the next day I wasn't feeling well at all. I hope the flu will stay away =( I'm drinking lots of fresh juices and water. Hope it will help and medicines too. Thanks to all who prayed for me. Next week is going to be a busy week for me. I need to finish a lot of orders and I will be guesting in our local TV channel a morning show to teach how to make a Do It Yourself headband for students that are going to school this June. I'm really praying I will get well very soon....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot

Just to keep you updated though this is 2 weeks delayed already, the photo shoot for our local newspaper The Philippine Daily Inquirer was taken in Philam Homes Subdivision in Quezon City. It was nice working with Bianca Consunji the editor, the photograper Ryan Tinta and of course Chesca Sumilang the model =)

I will post the photo of the actual newspaper maybe tomorrow =) I thank God for everything that's He's doing in my life. His LOVE endures forever! Praise Him!

Hi, I'm back!

I was so busy lately I just had my 2nd photo shoot of my headbands last Saturday at La Mesa Ecopark. It was my first time to visit there and I fell in love with the park. Knowing that it's within the vicinity of the city. Thank God that the shoot came out well. It didn't rain on that day and the weather was friendly. I'd like to give thank to the whole team! Gracias! Here are the photos hope you will like them!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Congratulations Pacman!

I'm not really a boxing fan but I must admit it I am so proud of Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao for winning last May 2, 2009. He is the pound for pound king in boxing when he defeated Ricky "Hitman" Hatton. Yay congrats! Woot woot woot!

I'm a Busy Bee

Hello everyone, I have been very busy lately. I made a launching for my headdresses a couple of weeks ago. I'm working on my 2nd collection now, I am Preparing for the month of wedding which is June =) Today I came from a shoot, our local newspaper will feature my headpieces. I'm so excited to see the article this week! Yay!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

First Blog Giveaways I won!

Smeeta Etsy Shop

I'm so happy that I won because I never won a blog giveaway! Thanks! Rita the sweet girl behind Smeeta is so generous. She made me choose 2 items from her shop. I can't wait to post them here when I have received them. =)

Monday, April 13, 2009

It's Been a While

Yep, it has been nearly a month since the last I blogged. Happy Easter to everyone! My son and the father of my son and I went to the mall, had dinner and church. The last service in Victory Christian Fellowship is 8:30pm. We were suppose to attend an Easter event for my kid but then we were late.

My birthday has passed last March 15, 2009 and I'm a 30 year old woman. I still can't believe I'm 30 really. Time flies so fast... next thing you know I'm 40. But I'm grateful I reached this age and I have submitted my life to the Lord.

I have been receiving many complaints from my shops that there are terrible delays of the packages from our country. It's sad really, specially when I opened my shop and see negative feedbacks. But it's settled now. I haven't received 4 items from the US since last January. I can't blame my trade partners that they haven't sent the items. I'm still crossing my fingers to receive them. But that's life. Shipping Priority Mail hope will work. It's a way to track for the other party regarding the package if it has been sent or what. I know everything will be settled.

I'm working with my new set of headpieces. I'm excited about it. I got some of my inspiration from DIANE von FURSTENBERG. She is genius superwoman *wink! The photo shoot is schedule on Sunday. I'm still fixing it hope the photographer can make it on that day or else it will be re-schedule. I'm getting excited really.

I'll keep you all updated.. for now I need to post another blog =)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I can't believe I won This Prize!

It arrived last week and I was so happy =). It's a velvet lavender sachet. It really smells good and relaxing. Here's the link of the artist who made it Krishenka

Thanks Krishenka!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank You So Much!

It's nearly 12 midnight here. I checked my other shop MVL and received a message from Etsy that they have featured my item! I went straight to the link and found this Etsy Trends. It's not ending there. Last week I got featured as well on the Etsy Frontpage yay! Here are the photos. Thank you so much for including my pieces. I'm more inspired now to work harder =)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What a Wonderful Week

Tomorrow is My 30th birthday. Yay! But I still can't believe that time flies so fast! There are times I thought I'm just 22 or 24 =) lol. This week is wonderful, I made it to the Etsy Font Page for 2 times! Yay! But I still can't figure out how to make my own treasuriy... It's kind of difficult to get do you think so? Today I'm happy because I got 8-9 sales! Yoohoo! I prayed for it, praise God!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday Fairy
I was hanging around the Etsy Forum and bumped into this thread Sunday Sales Fairy by Krishenka I entered and won! Yay! I'm so excited! I will upload the photo when I received the prize =) In the meantime, I gathered my favorite pieces from her shop. I heart vintage and inspired jewelries and accessories so I thought I want to share the unique creations of the artist.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Vintage Lolita

My Vintage Lolita

Again, I would like to congratulate all the winners who joined the contest! One last yay! Thank you, thank you.

During giveaways I was busy preparing for my new shop. I documented about a new designs for bikimiki but then I decided to just open another baby. It's My Vintage Lolita. Lolita is my 2nd name and the name of my late Mother who passed away when I was 14, that name is so special to my heart. I chose the banner and avatar and I'm so loving it. What to expect with MVL? There will be vintage inspired accessories from hair to jewelries, a touch of whimsical. You will see more of my my favorite things like trees, leaves and birds. So how about bikimiki? It will remain as is, It's a place for my bright and colorful creations I make. I hope you will support my 2 shops. They are really the opposite kind.

I need to go now. See you on my next blog =)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

***5 WINNERS*** Blog Giveaways!

Hi everyone! My 3 year old son helped me to pick the winners. I wrote down all the names who qualified the entries on a piece of paper put them inside a container and asked Akous to get 5 yay!


Winner #1 Littlepapoose - Purse Hook
Winner #2 Digitalmisfit - Oh So Green Tree Necklace
Winner #3 Molly (whimsyhouse)- Felt Ring
Winner #4 Grandma62 - Cupcake Brooch
Winner #5 Naomikimhi - 2 Fat Quarter Fabrics

I will email you all later. Thank you so much to all who participate. There were 32 entries. Hope we all had fun and until the next next giveaways!


Yay Winners!

Later I will post the winners for the giveaways! 5 lucky winners! I'll be back I just need to prepare for the church later.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Card For Hendrick

I made this card for Hendrick and gave it to him when we went out last February 14, 2009. He liked it =). I really want to give him something I made and not a typical Valentine's card.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Blog Giveaways!

Here's the updated exciting prizes!

(each is equivalent to 1 entry, more entries more chances of winning!)

1. Be a follower of my blog.
Visit bikimiki and look through all the items handmade. Come b
ack here and leave a comment saying which is your favorite.
Blog about the giveaway and leave a link here
4. Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link here.
5. For non bloggers leave your valid e-mail address here.
You don't have to be a blogger to win, just supply a valid e-mail address.


Saturday, February 28th. I'll e-mail the winner(s), and results will be posted here. If the winner doesn't respond within 3 business days, a new winner will be drawn. My 3 year old boy will help me draw.

The fun starts now! Good luck!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bright Side

Hello everyone! I did not post a blog lately because I was working on my leaf headbands, I'm a busy bee =). I will upload the photos by next week though.

I got something to share and this is very helpful! I was hanging out in the Etsy Storque a few days ago and I bumped to this article about how to brighten your photos. I was so excited to try it because I did research for free software that could give a bright side of my photos but failed =( ... If you visit it looks now very processional now, I mean the way that photos looks like. It makes really a big difference. I used this free application from

What are you waiting for... Go and try it!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Beach Mode

I know it's February
and 1 month to go it's officialy summer in our country! Yay! Though we have a tropical place, summer starts from March to May. Students taking breaks from their schools. People are planning to go to the beach. I need to save moolah to treat my family this summer. I want us to go to Boracay, or if not this summer maybe after. It's more cheaper because it's not peak season. I want to go to Boracay. Though I've been there so many times it's still my favorite beach. At night time it's never dull, maybe that's one of the attractions of the island.

Now I can feel the fresh breeze in the air... so relaxing... having a long island iced tea while listening to Bob Marley's music... Hey Ana wake up!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Collection

I'm excited to introduce my new collection this March. The styles for the upcoming jewelries and accessories will be classic and a touch of whimsy. My art takes changes as i grow and evolves. I have always had an intense passion for it. As a kid I enjoyed crafting so much. When I grow older I know that this is one of the wonderful gifts I received from God. He blessed me with the talent of art and creativity.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Banner Made

Yesterday I was so tired the whole day. I accompanied my sister to get her supplies for her new shop. We went to her house, took photos, then I got home around 10pm. Yep, she's opening her Etsy shop by this month! Her line would be beads and jewelry supplies. She has crystals, pearls, lampwork, murano, glass, charms, etc. She is very new to Etsy. I think she's lucky to have me because I tell her everything I now about Etsy, and sharing her if I knew something new. Well that is what sisters for right =) I will announce here on my blog when Beads World is officially open. She'll be giving away 10 pairs of Capiz Earrings for the 1st 10 buyers from her shop=). Oh the earrings are so gorgeous! I have this funny story when my sister and I are having conversation I mentioned her about doing blogs would help her promote her store. She was like what's blog? I gave her a smile and explained. She's not a computer or internet person no wonder why she has no idea...

By the way I made her a banner comments are welcome as well as critiques. I have to go now to take a shower then eat lunch. Today is Sunday. I'm excited to go to the church and have a victory Sunday. Our church is Victory Christian Fellowship.

Friday, January 30, 2009


While writing this blog it's 6 minutes to 5pm here. The sun is about to set in a little while. The first photo was taken last year in the balcony of where I used to work. I like the silhouette of the buildings and the reflection of the sun. The second was when I was out and walking on my errands and I captured the beautiful sunset in the busy city. I have comments received that they see some kind of dragon or alligator formed by the clouds. I didn't use any photo enhancement for these photos or others I've taken. When I was starting photography the sun was one my favorite subjects. Whether it's sunrise or sunset. It's so relaxing to watch them, specially at the beach!
Now I miss clicking... =)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yay Got My 1st Follower!

Hello, and it's Thursday afternoon here. I would like to thank Angela she is my first follower here on Blogger. Thanks! You are so talented I like your collages from magazine pages but this one is my fave. Go girl!

I was trying to get through Etsy a couple of minutes ago but I couldn't get in for some reasons. I was thinking their system was down or maybe my connection. But I could check other websites with no problems so most probably it's down. Last night I had a sales on my Etsy shop from the chat room. There is a room called 5 Min Featured Seller and you can always see me there playing. The rules of the game is You have to be the FS for 5 Minutes, whoever buys from you gets the chance to be featured. In cases if no one bought from you, you get to pick who would you want to go then. It was fun, it's addictive actually. You get to meet new talented artists from the chat at the same time makes some sales.

Yesterday I have received 3 packages from the Post Office from my swap partners in Flickr. I joined these 2 swap groups it's the A Little Fabric and A Little Chocolate Swap and Fat Quarter Swap. And oh I'm a also the admin of I Heart Deli Foods Swap. I love swapping and it's obvious =) I decided not to open my packages yet until my camera is back to me. I know it's really tempting to open but I'm scared I might eat them all and wouldn't have the chance to take photos of them. So I need to be patience. Geez I just starred at them just now *wink

In the coming days or maybe tomorrow I will post the fabric and deli foods swaps I made for my partners. I thought I want to share it.

Hello everyone! This is my first time to blog here. I have my other blog in I started there 2 weeks ago. I found the site from a fellow Etsian so I thought why not give it a try. Since I use google a lot I chose Blogger now to be my officially blog site! Yay! I'll be back later because my partner just got home and he wants us to eat lunch. I will write more... See you!