Itchyfingers at the Museum

February 26, 2013 at 11:53 am | Posted in itchy fingers | 1 Comment
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Last weekend, Itchyfingers had a great time at the National Museum of Singapore. We were there to showcase our work at the Bras Basah. Bugis Arts Flea Market organised by Public Garden. We were asked by our friend from Brigette’s Little Shop to share a table as neither of us have ever attended any event either as a shopper or a vendor by the organiser. Since we love the idea of a market in the museum, Itchyfingers decided to go for it!

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Our table display for the first day

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These are original acrylic paintings on canvases by Tisu Boy.
There were a lot of enquiries on the originals but we are only selling 
the limited edition blank cards for now. As for the originals, we are 
thinking of eventually selling them to raise some funds for our community
cats in Singapore when more pieces are done

It was a good location but as a large part of the roof were fitted with glass to allow for natural illumination from the sun, it was quite warm as it was a fairly sunny day…But the crowd were constantly coming in, though not as many as I would have expected on a Museum Open House Day. I guess it was also due to a lack of on-going blockbuster exhibits.

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The further end of level two was cooler as it was shaded…This was taken
when the crowd thinned down so I had a bit of free time…hahah

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The folks at level one were constantly exposed to the sun…
There were quite a number of stalls selling food

We met quite a few interesting people, both the shoppers and the vendors….

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This guy was at our table talking to us and we din notice his very special
backpack until he turned around….I had to chase up and secretly 
take this photo cos cannot control my itchyfingers! Wonder how heavy 
is the bag and how much stuff can it hold inside… 😀

Sharing a table may be a bit cramp but we had fun promoting our friend’s lovely handmade pieces too! Hahah…

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Itchyfingers on the second and last day of the event

Also see related posts:
Meet Itchyfingers At the Museum!
Urban Sensation! Festival
Itchyfingers Gone MAAD!

Urban Sensation! Festival

July 30, 2012 at 12:09 am | Posted in itchy mouth | Leave a comment
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Itchyfingers was happy to be invited to join this two-day event organised by the South East CDC at Big Splash@East Coast after the organizer saw us at MAAD@Red Dot Museum last month.

As the first day happened to be a Friday evening, I was alone to do the setting up. The sun was blazingly hot and the sea breeze was so strong, it made the job tougher…


The table was much bigger than the display case at MAAD. Decided not to 
redo a stand and just lay the animals on the table. It was tough to make 
the light-weight woolly animals stand against the strong wind, so it looked
rather messy..Took almost an hour to set up on my own…


The second day I got help from Tisu Boy for setting up. We brought along
used styrofoam boards as backing for the photos as well as to pin the animals
down on the table


I think it looked much more organised

The first day of the event felt a bit like a rehearsal and warming up session for the various performing groups. Even the Minister was invited only on the second day to grace the event as well as give out prizes for a photography contest. Hahah….

While making his round at the various art stalls, Minister Mr Lim Swee Say stopped at Itchyfingers‘ stall for a chit-chat…


Mr Lim asked if the animals were done by itchyfingers. Tisu Girl then 
explained how the furry kids were made…Had to explain twice cos it
sounded a bit complicated…hahah


Looking at the customised miniature dogs, the minister asked if we have
any Golden Retriever. Too bad we didn’t make that yet….Forgot to ask if
he wanna customise one for his son…hahah… 😀

Itchyfingers had a good experience at the Urban Sensation! Festival. The atmosphere, music and performance were all great, and we made a few new friends too. Hope to be able to participate in more such art fairs in the near future! 😀

Also see related posts:
> Itchyfingers Gone MAAD!
> Itchyfingers is Going MAAD

Itchyfingers Gone MAAD…

June 3, 2012 at 12:11 am | Posted in itchy fingers | Leave a comment
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The day has finally arrived for Itchyfingers to go MAAD! Hahaha…As mentioned earlier, we are going to the local handmade craft market! 😀

Turned up at designated time to report and get the slot…It was Itchyfingers’ first time to set up stall but luckily I had a friend who had done it before with me. This was her third time to join MAAD.

The night before, based on the photo from the organizer’s Facebook page, Tisu Boy helped to make a display stand using hard board. This was how Itchyfingers’ case looked like after setting up….


Set against the rising sun…hahah…Actually the bright light was a designer
light that was on display at Red Dot Museum..


A lovely birdy stand loaned from a friend…


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tchyfingers’ new name cards! Should have turned the bears to face the 
camera…hahah 


Just next to Itchyfingers’ stall was my friend’s lovely stall, Brigette’s Little
Shop. It’s named after
 her equally lovely daughter. You can find her shop here. 

It was the starting of the school holidays so the crowd was considered not so bad. Was so happy to have few friends dropping by to say hello and gave moral support. I hope I didn’t disappoint them with my fairly bare display of items…hahah…Didn’t manage to make more pieces due to work. Managed to make a few sales and had a few enquiries for customized animals. Hope those will pull through…Overall, it was a good experience to be able to present our creation. Itchyfingers certainly hope to come back again maybe in a few months’ time when we are more ready!


My friend’s daughter likes Speedy, the Marathon Bunny very much as she
also loves running. Had wanted to give Speedy to her but Mum and daughter
insisted to pay. In the end, we decided to do a barter trade instead! Hahah…
So Speedy was exchanged for a nice crocheted tissue pouch and a cute owl…


So there we were, doing an official exchange, with Aunty Itchyfingers and
Brigette doing a friendly handshake posing for camera….Hahah…Brigette’s
identity is protected with her shop’s little bunny mascot. Wow, I didn’t
notice we were wearing similar white G-shocks! 😀

Also see related post:
> Itchyfingers Is Going MAAD 

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