Thursday, May 27, 2010

Me and Fat Connection

If you have been wondering why did I use the so uncool, not so lovely name Fat Connection, here's the story.......

My first lino craving, can't find the print out.

It all started out when the creator of Fat Connection ( incase you don't know, well....that's me ) was just a wee little girl. She had excess fat here and there, and her elder sister nicknamed her Ahfat (basically means fat, so naughty of my sister :P). She grew up in a time when getting into the world wide net was still quite a fresh thing. A time when there's icq, msn and forum, and you are required to have a nickname as your identity. It's also a time when people are still not comfortable about revealing their true identity to the world unseen to them/ to the unknown.



Being a girl who's uninnovative and increative with wordings, she started to use the nickname given by her sister, so she is then known as Ahfat in the virtual world.
Although Ahfat isn't good with words, she is rather good with her hands. She loves to draw and do all things crafty. After years of doodling, she eventually created her 1st very own piggy characters.


Besides drawing, she loves to sew too. Her very 1st sewing project is a cross stitch that she did in Primary 6 (12 years old), since then she is addicted to sewing. She started with lots of cross stitch projects and later moved on to other sewing project to make further use of the cross stitch projects that she has completed.

When she started to sew and sell her handmade stuffs to her friends and colleagues, she knew that it's time to have a name for the things she made. With the nickname Ahfat and her 1st self created piggies in mind, Fat Connection is what she could thought of (well... being not so creative with wordings....)

customised order

So Fat Connection first started out in selling only handmade pouches. While venturing in the craft world, Ahfat saw lots of cute craft materials and heard lots of compliments about Japanese fabrics. She longed for some Japanese fabrics, and when she finally got her very first piece, she immediately fell in love with it. It's not just the prints, texture and quality, it's also the feeling of it running so smoothly under the sewing machine. It's simply a pleasure to sew with Japanese fabrics. And that's why Fat Connection is now stocked with Japanese Fabrics and many other craft materials.

4 comments:

Creative B Bee said...

Thank you for sharing 'yours' story.

Neky White said...

Great story.. and original name too ^^

Pauline Perh said...

Creative B Bee and Neky White:
Thank you. Just want others to understand, whether stylish or not, beautiful or not, Fat Connection is just me.

XUE said...

I can understand now, why this name means so much to you as it is a part of you. Mine means as much to me too. Happy weekend !