The other afternoon, I popped by The Little Happyshop, Ruth Tan’s cozy, cheerful stationary shop in Holland Village. A former teacher, Ruth began her retail journey several years ago with an online shop. Earlier this year, she decided to “park her wares in her hometown… at a corner of the Holland Village’s ‘windmill’ mall.”
The Little Happyshop carries all sorts of quirky items from Korea, Japan, and France: stationery, iron-ons, tote bags, rubber stamps, washi tapes, hand-painted glassware, and teapots. And Ruth is, perhaps, the island’s friendliest shopkeeper which makes the experience here all the more delightful.
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I’m so thrilled to partner with The Little Happyshop for a crafty afternoon. Join me on Saturday, November 5 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm for an introductory bookmaking workshop. This workshop aims to familiarize participants with basic materials, techniques, and a short history of bookbinding. You will leave the session with two hand-stitched journals, a basic needle, and a bone folder.
SG$46 for the workshop. Limited to 5 participants. This workshop is now full. To be put on the waiting list or to hear about forthcoming workshops, contact The Little Happyshop via phone at +65 6466 8995 or via email at email@example.com. Due to popular demand, we’ve added another session! Join me on Saturday, November 5 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. SG$46 for the workshop. Limited to 5 participants. To register, contact The Little Happyshop via phone at +65 6466 8995 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hurry! There are only a few spots left!
(Additional credits: Photograph via The Little Happyshop’s Facebook page.)