maker’s market cebu + hello, creepy dolls

You know how I have always complained about the lack of handmade fairs in my city? Well it finally happened.  We had one; organized by CraftMNL and ANTHILL Fabric Gallery. And I was there, woot!

Okay, it seems terrible of me as a Cebu craft blogger to write about the fair AFTER it took place. My only defense was that I got busy. Yeah, yeah, what else is new, right? But truly, I was. Not only did I have to spend twice the amount of time on sewing and general handmade production, I also had to prepare for my second rubber stamp craft workshop.  Oh yeah, we also joined an art toy show and spent many hours making our pieces as well.

Before I talk more about the toys, check out what I wrote about the Maker’s Market HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Back to the toys. Or Blister Sisters, to be specific. 7586_969730086376303_5771837254458727055_n

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When the boyfriend was invited to join the toy show,  our first idea involved making cat softies. The theme for the show was Kaiju, by the way. We were shopping for materials for the softies one afternoon when we stopped to have lunch. And that is when the following idea took shape:

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grilled chicken sandwich is an ingredient for creepy ideas

 

The Blister Sisters have doll parts for the head, arms, and legs. The torso is a miniature house made of matting board.

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gratuitous photo of palette

 

For the finishing touches, we added miniature sweets inside the torso houses. Bathed them in two layers of Mod Podge and packaged in macaroon boxes.

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Creepy cute, yes?

5 things i learned from my first rubber stamp craft workshop

I found myself utterly swamped in the wake of my Craft Workshop. And so this post comes a week and a day late. I give you this recap via a list of things I learned from my first craft workshop.

1. Crafty people are early.

The workshop was scheduled at 4pm but when we went to the cafe to set up at 3:30, half of the class was already there. The venue was only a block from our studio so we walked. When we arrived, carrying boxes and whatnot, and found the place occupied with students, I sorta panicked. It didn’t help that I misplaced my purse (it contained a huge amount of cash and important keys) before going to the cafe.

We started the workshop at 4:30pm. Hopefully, my students weren’t that bothered with the wait. If you attended the workshop and you WERE  annoyed with the delay, let me apologize here. Sorry!

2. Shared tables lead to friendships!

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follow the paper plane

As predicted by my cats, I am stressing over the workshop. This is my first time. Can’t a girl wish for her first craft workshop to be perfect?

I have yet to draw visual aids for the event. However, I have accomplished a few things that will hopefully make getting to the café a lot easier. Case in point: stamps of landmarks leading to or near A Little Piece of Sky café.

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The stamps above show our capitol building, the paper plane logo of the café, the logo of a local chicken place, and a slice of pizza! The latter represents a pizza place (duh) but I’ll have to note that said slice isn’t their logo. They don’t have one but I felt like carving a slice of pizza. So.

And here is the map!

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General guidelines for those who want to check out the cafe:

1. From Ayala, take the 06H jeepney at the terminal. Get off at 7-eleven (it’s in the same building as Calda Pizza, as shown on the map). Walk towards M. Veloso and you’ll find the cafe.

2. From SM, you can take a 06H jeepney as well. It will have the same route as the 06H jeepney from Ayala.

3. From somewhere in midtown, look for a 06B jeepney traveling along Jones avenue towards the capitol building. Ride one and get off at 7-eleven as well.

By the way, carving outlines (e.g. the plane and chicken stamps above) is one of the things I’ll cover at the workshop. You can sign up via the form below, if you’re interested. Thank you!

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