Monday, April 22, 2013

{Craft Workshop} The DIY Bride

Have you ever spent sleepless nights because of excessive excitement your heart feels like jumping out of your body to strut a silly dance and run like crazy?!? This pretty much describes my nocturnal activities lately.

Today, I can finally holler with exhilaration and share with you what has been keeping me up late at night - I'll be hosting another workshop on DIY crafts!!! This time I'll be focusing on crafts that will be helpful to brides who'd like to personalize details in their weddings. I will be teaching fabric, yarn and paper flowers and  will be sharing tips and techniques to create your own bouquet, boutonniere, wedding garter, headbands/headpieces, decor and a lot more!

Participants will be given a kit that includes fabrics, yarns, printed papers, elastic laces, garterized bands, rhinestones and embellishments so you can start working on your DIY projects. Limited slots are available! Please email or text 0905-2212141 for more details.

Hope to see you there!

Pretty poster hand-drawn by Ella of 365.4. Thank you so much ziz! =)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

{Tips and Tools} Lasting Impression


 A toy store is to a child as Lasting Impression is for me. It was 2011 when I first discovered this wonderful craft supplies haven. I stumbled upon their online store and excitement kept shooting up! I know that the only way to calm down was to visit and experience this wonderland situated in Little Baguio, San Juan. It didn't take long before I found myself  walking along its corridors. With my pupils dilated and shortness of breath just around the corner, it was a challenge looking through rows and rows of craft stash without wanting to take them all home!

If you are craft-crazy like I am, Lasting Impression will be your new fave place! Take a look of some of the things they offer =)
brads and buttons
glitter glue, embossing inks, and craft paints

Tim Holtz die cut templates

Martha Stewart paper punchers

EK Tools edge punchers
Washi tapes

Rubber stamps

Ink pads

scrapbook papers
I can't wait until my next visit! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

{Craft Workshop} Paper Pretties at Trade School Manila

 Adrenaline rushed all over my nervous self as I greeted students last April 13 at the Trade School Manila. Though butterflies were fluttering inside my belly, meeting eager students and craft friends gave me a much needed calmness to smile and teach. The goal for the day was to share tips and techniques on how to make Japanese paper pompoms and paper buntings. Everybody was very warm, friendly and excited. We wasted no time and started to create handmade paper pretties.

It was a joy spending time with people who share the same passion as I do. Teaching what I love doing was like a walk in the clouds. I hope that they learned a lot and enjoyed learning as much I enjoyed teaching!

All my love to Trade School Manila for sharing this wonderful learning community, all the participants who shared their time with us and to my ever supportive husband, JM! Thank you for holding my hand all the time. :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{Intimate Event} Mon & Jho

Meeting Mon and Jho for the first time was like catching up with old friends. Over cheese rolls and sangria, the couple shared how important music is to their lives. Mon loves playing musical instruments and Jho's voice is that of an angel's. It was important that their boutonnieres and corsages are music-inspired. With that in mind, I happily wore my crafting hat and gathered materials to create these :)

It was a joy working with these love birds. Congratulations Mon and Jho! May the Lord continue to fill your lives with blessings and happiness.

Cheers to creating more symphonies of love!