So I did it. I jumped into the daily challenge bandwagon. Instead of taking photos or looking fashionable or drawing, I chose to do something that I have virtually no experience with: carving rubber stamps.
Yesterday was the 20-day mark.
Let me preface this post by admitting that I am not very good at sewing small things, especially non-zip pouches or purses. Even though I have a non-flat bed sewing machine, top-stitching the mouth of a very tiny pouch or purse has never been fun. And while we’re in the subject of making purses that are under the “as enjoyable as a root canal” category, I should add that padded cases have also never been one of my strongest suits.
But look, progress!
We have a baby boy in the family turning 1 next month. The party, we were told, is going to be rockstar-themed. And because the boyfriend (the baby boy is his nephew) loves metal music and I like to tackle new projects, we somehow volunteered to make a few items for the party.
First up, these Flying V guitar plushies for the birthday boy.
These were so fun to make that I had to write a tutorial.
To make these DIY Flying V guitar plushies, you will need to download the pattern first. Pattern 1 HERE & pattern 2 HERE. You will also need half a meter of plain fabric for the body, and scraps (dark-colored fabric, specifically) for the scratch plate, fret board, and bridge. Stuffed toy filling is also essential.
My dear Philippines has many wonderful crafters. I have interviewed some of them for the blog. We also have our fair share of handmade supporters. While we may not be very progressive as far as independent shopping is concerned, many people here do appreciate uniquely designed and lovingly handmade merchandise. Fantastic for a handmade seller like me, of course. And even more fantastic? We are seeing many e-commerce platforms that cater to handmade crop up.
One of these is PHINDIES. Theirs is a unique platform, giving buyers a chance to buy handmade items at a discounted price but only for a period of seven days.
This week, I am one of the featured sellers over at PHINDIES. I am selling my rectangular corner tab pouches at a discounted price of P120 each.
Check out the pouches HERE. And while you’re there, get to know the other amazing handmade sellers that have been featured on PHINDIES as well.
Thanks for your support!