Friday, 25 September 2015

ACG in Action for Crafting for Charity 2015

This year, ACG is in action for another Crafting for Charity (CFC) session !!

CFC Purpose:
Purpose of CFC is to bring together the skills & enthusiasm & manpower of crafters to make saleable items; which will be donated to NGOs to sell at their bazaar day. 

Our first CFC was at National Textile Museum in 2013. You may read the article here - Part 1 & Part 2.

Our second CFC sprouted from a conversation with Farida from SABM (Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia) group after our AGM in June. Prior to that, during relief efforts for the East Coast's 'Great Flood' SABM committee had a chanced meeting with people from Sunbeams Home which led to them running a rural urban educational programmes (RUEP) at Sunbeams Learning Centre in KL.

So back to ACG's involvement.  ACG was invited to collaborate with SABM RUEP team to run craft workshops with teens & kids from Sunbeams Home & Semai teens from Sg Bil, Perak to learn & make craft items for sale at Sunbeams Open Day on 14 & 15 November 2015.

CFC's First Day - 19 Sep 2015

Our first day kicked off with 4 activities conducted by ACG & SABM members:
a. Up-cycled fashion
b. Denim & felt craft for hair & home accessories
c. Umbrella painting
d. The 'Sotong' bag (tote bag from tee-shirts)

Jane briefing the kids

 Up-cycled fashion with Jane

Up-cycled scarf - into a swanky jacket

 the 'Sotong' bag - a carry all tote bag up-cycled from a t-shirt

 Ellie Ng giving ideas on denim & felt craft for hair & home accessories

Denim hair accessories

Jessrine briefing the kids on umbrella painting with acrylic paints

 Kids creative designs for umbrella painting. Nice isn't it? Only one unique design for each!
You can vie for it on their Open Day & Charity Bazaar. Buy a Raffle ticket and a lucky draw will be held every hour and the lucky winner will get to bring home this umbrella!

CFC's Second Day - 20 Sep 2015

Second day activities were based on making smaller crafts items such as :
a. Fabric-bound notebooks
b. Yarn crafting - pom-pom making
c. Yarn wrapping - monograms
d. Shibori - fabric pleated & wrapped on a pipe & painted with batik paints

Everyone was inspired from a simple design and proceeded to create their own designs by adding various embellishments.  They will continue to make craft items and teach others in the Home to make it too.

ACG & SABM will check-in a few weeks to ascertain progress, design packing & labelling & decide on pricing. These are hand-made items and will be priced accordingly. 

Speech giving before activities start

 Making yarn pom-poms with Fid

Designing fabric-bound notebooks with Zarina

 Again, unique designs by the kids. Fabric bound notebooks with pom pom & other embellishments

 Shibori - fabric pleating session with Jane.

Yarn wrapping - monograms (alphabet) with Lynn & Eva (Eva is missing in the spot... she is lepak-ing in the other craft stations)

Before ending the craft-making sessions, Jon presented Rainbow Looms for the kids to enjoy crafting during their leisure time. These were sponsored by Mastura.

 ** For Nora to be given to the Semai (orang asli) community in Sungai Bil, Perak.

 ** To Steven Loh, principal of Sunbeams Community Learning Centre 

 ACG members were surprised to receive goodie bags from SABM RUEP's team, Ms. Rosemary. Thank you so much.

Last but not least, our group photo to end the session. All smiles!!

ACG would like to say "Thank You" to
  • All crafters for sponsoring / donating the materials for the craft making sessions, valuable time given in for CFC sessions, sharing knowledge and inspiring the kids as well as the adults.
  • SABM RUEP team, Sunbeam & Sg Bil for the opportunity to craft & inspire the kids. Not to forget the scrumptious tea time snacks too.
  • Volunteers for helping during CFC sessions.

Photo source: SABM's facebook & ACG members - Jessrine, Fid & Jon.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Come help us celebrate 22th Annual General Meeting!


Do come join us -

9.30am       Set up :
                 * REGISTRATION /MEMBERSHIP table    (Eva & Fid)
                 * ACG  T-SHIRT SALE  table                        (Umi)
                 * MEMBERS GIFT SWAP table                    (Adam)
                 * POT-LUCK  & drinks table                          (Jane & Jan)
                 * PRE-LOVED BOOK SALE table                (Annabelle & Felicia)
              Welcome members, frens & family.
                  CASUAL sitting - bring picnic mats & cushions if you'd like a more comfortable bum

                  DRESS CODE :  As this is outdoor in the courtyard - do wear light, loose & comfy wear.
                  SUNNY CONTEST :  Be a MAD HATTER!!
                                                       Wear/bring/show us your most creative HAT OR HEAD GEAR
                                                       Participation open to the PUBLIC!!

10.30am    Members :  Pls be on time as we need to finish before the SUN reaches its peak!
                                     Agenda includes selecting new committee, amendments and official matters.

                  Frens & family : Feel free to browse through our Pre-loved art & craft books for sale.
                                              Also have ceramic figurines & batik & carving tools - from the
                                              collection of the late Angelina Ibrahim, a former ACG member.
12.00noon Members GIFT SWAP - give a gift that is "HeartMade"  (to quote Mastura)
                  MAT HATTER voting. Choose the winner by secret ballot.

                  Continue to mingle and enjoy the POTLUCK brought by members while browsing &
                  selecting your favourite craft & art books at VERY REASONABLE prices.

                  PRE-LOVED BOOK SALE will continue until 3pm

 1pm         Feeling INSPIRED??
                      Then stay for Ben Toh's ART JAMMING  session. For RM30, you get to
                            put play around with acrylic colours on canvas. NO judgement.
                                  PAINT what heart your feels, not necessarily what your eyes see.
                                       Use the brush, your fingers, splatter paint, scrap it with paper,....
                                            U can be CRAFTY and do COLLAGE with materials found around
                                                 the courtyard - dried leaves, vines...., or items from your handbag ;)

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Crochet with Mis Fid (14 February 2015)

Crochet with Ms. Fid (14 February 2015)

*Are you interested to learn how to crochet? 
*Do not know how to start?
*You need someone to teach?
Then this class is just for you!

Crochet basic class with me who has more than 15years of experience. I will teach you all the basic you need to know to start your fun crochet magic journey on your own

▶Time: 14 Feb 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
▶Duration: 4hrs + 1hr break (1 time)
▶Location: Spotlight,
Ampang Point Shopping Centre, KL
▶Fees: RM160 /
pax, 2-6pax per class
▶Material: basic crochet kit, notes & free pattern exclusively from me included in the fee.

Register now!
☞WA: +6019 398 0624 or

Photo layout workshop - Honey Chai theme (15th February 2015)

Photo layout workshop - Honey Chai theme - with Miezcraft / Namizam (15th February 2015)

Instructor :  Namizam
To book :

Block Patchwork Baby Blanket (7th, 8th & 15th February 2015)

Block Patchwork Baby Blanket with Sarang Craft / Abby @ Spotlight
(7th, 8th & 15th February 2015)

Instructor :  Abby of
To book :  016-7220412

Pick A Project (28th February 2015)

Pick A Project with Rozi @ Spotlight (28th February 2015)

Instructor : Rozi Rahman
To book :  012-2038117

Icord Mugrug (28th February 2015) @Spotlight, Ampang Point

Icord Mugrug with Rozi @ Spotlight (28th February 2015)
Instructor :  Rozi Rahman
To register : 012-2038117

Tatting for Beginner @Spotlight, Ampang Point

Tatting for Beginners with Jon Yusoff @ Spotlight, Ampang Point

Instructor :  Jon Yusoff
To make appointment :  013-383 1515

Learn Basic Stringing @Spotlight, Ampang Point

Learning Basic Stringing with Whimsicalnquirky @ Spotlight

Instructor : Mastura Mustaffa of
Venue :  Spotlight, Ampang Point
For appointment :  016-2089430

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Play Day Gathering (7 Jun 2014 @ KLCC Park)

 We had our craft activity organized by Felicia's Art &Yan's Crafty year 2014 (members of The Arts & Crafts Guild, KL & Selangor)

It was nice meeting new & old friends, getting to know each other & having fun during the activity.
First, we did it at the park but there were too many mosquitoes & stray cats marking at their territory. 

So, we changed our venue to KLCC food court.

Quilling moment. Everyone is busy's the outcome!


After the quilling activity, we had lunch together. The nasi lemak we tried was awesome..and also some other dishes in the KLCC food court. 

Stay tuned to our next gathering.

source taken from our sister blog - Paper Craft My Challenge Blog

Report by Felicia Loh

Friday, 30 January 2015

Copper wire 101

From wire sifu,

There are two types of craft copper wire available in local craft stores.
1. BARE COPPER wire ( left in pic). The color is usually pale and shiny. The pale color can sometimes look similar like rose gold pink. It is not coated and can go thru patina process. This bare copper wire will tarnish quickly too when comes in contact directly with hands while you work with it.
2. COATED COPPER wire (right in pic). The color is usually darker with dark orangish tone. This type of copper wire is coated with a layer of polyurethane that prevents it from tarnishing. As long as the coating is not scratched, torn or wore off the color stays the same.
The reason am writing this is because my students get confused as to why some of their ‪#‎handmade‬ ‪#‎copper‬ jewelry pieces changed color as compared to other pieces they made bought from the same craft supply shop. When i compare both wires together, it is obvious one is BARE copper while the other is COATED copper wire and they are both labelled the same as COPPER wire.
It all boils down to the label. Some suppliers do not label their craft copper wires right! The usual label shud say BARE COPPER or NATURAL COPPER (for coated wires) but there are suppliers that labelled their copper craft wires as just COPPER wire without informing crafters whether its BARE or COATED wires.
Therefore i hoped that crafters can learn to tell the difference when they do come accross copper wires that are labelled as just COPPER wire.
Courtesy of Mastura of

Friday, 24 October 2014

How to be a creative person!

"Cara menjadi orang yang kreatif ialah

  • melakukan sesuatu pekerjaan yang berbeza. 
  • Berkomunikasi dengan banyak orang, 
  • banyak membaca, 
  • menyediakan waktu untuk diri sendiri dan 
  • selalu ingin tahu terhadap sesuatu. 
  • Rajin dan selalu menuliskan apa saja yang ada difikiran, 
  • mengamati sesuatu yang dikerjakan orang lain, 
  • menantang dirimu sendiri dengan pekara pekara yang positif. 
  • Luangkan waktu untuk beristirahat dan 
  • bangun kepercayaan yang positif. 
Semoga bermanfaat." Yusof Gajah

THANK YOU for your wisdom!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ACG Craft Instructor Schedule at Spotlight, Ampang Point.

Nov 2014 schedule is ready. Please feel free to contact the instructor to inquire more.

Thank you.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

AUG- Craft Classes at Spotlight, Malaysia, Ampang Point Shopping Mall

Hi everyone, 
We've always received queries about where we have craft classes... So, thanks to Spotlight Malaysia - our instructors have a wonderful place to run classes. You'd go gaga at all the craft supplies in-store and then have a ball at your craft classes!!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

ACG instructors at Spotlight Malaysia, Ampang Point

Do join our ACG craft & sewing instructors at the grand opening of Spotlight Malaysia in Ampang Point, KL THIS MORNING - 12 July 2014. They will be there in shifts from 10am to 10pm today & tomorrow.

They will be doing demos on various forms of crafts & sewing projects using materials available from Spotlight. Spotlight has been a popular store for our crafters  when they travel to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, etc. So now, you can find similar range of craft materials here in its first store in Malaysia. Another 3 more stores will be launched in the near future. They also have home furnishing and a small range of art materials, eg. acrylic paints & brushes.

Then you can sign-up for further classes according to their schedule. The preparations leading up to this event has been a great example of ACG's solidarity and cooperation among members. If you have been in Facebook the last few weeks, you would have seen >300 posts on our secret group (for only ACG paid-up membership) where they discussed arrangements to meet up and attend meetings with Spotlight's management, to discuss terms & conditions of the future classes so that there are some standard guidelines and finally to support each other as they rush to meet deadline for the opening.

This is the essence of our guild. People always ask - what BENEFIT do i get if i join ACG, hoping for tangible benefits like discounts, etc. But what we have is beyond that, something MUCH BETTER, something intangible like :

* Great CAMARADERIE & strong MUTUAL SUPPORT among members (as per the Spotlight, Parkamaya& National Textile Museum events)
* Access to OPPORTUNITIES and CONTACTS (through our FB & our various blogs, we've got invitations to organise events, attend events, contact with overseas crafters & artists, etc)
* Chance to DREAM!  When we get together, in the flesh or online..we usually brain-storm, think-up ideas to create fun events/challenges (eg. White T-Shirt Challenge, Crafting for Charity). 

So, today and many days to come, we WELCOME new members to join us and contribute your ideas, your dreams, your hopes. 

Join us today & tomoro, meet the members and try out the various crafts! 

And dont forget to sign-up for your VIP CARD to get great discounts 

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