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rubber stamp storage

Do you know how long I’ve been looking for the perfect storage for my handmade rubber stamps? TOO. LONG.

The length of the search might have been due to the parameters I set for the ideal containers. They were as follows:

  • Portable – because I like to stamp in different areas of the house
  • Made of sturdy material – because rubber is heavy
  • Must have transparent cover
  • Affordable – because I have hundreds of stamps and could need a good number of containers
  • Stackable
  • Only about two inches deep

So judging from the qualities above, the following were out of the question:

  • Plastic drawers. The small ones are portable but they can be rather pricey. The big ones are not only expensive, they take up a lot of space too.
  • Microwavable containers because they’re not made of thick material.
  • Plastic folio or folders sold in school supply stores because they are pricey as well.
  • Cardboard boxes because they don’t have transparent cover
  • Gift boxes because they come pre-designed and are expensive too.

Really, though, I just wanted something that cost PhP50 each. I am cheap, okay?

Sometimes, stinginess will get you what you want.  A few days ago, the boyfriend and I were at Robinson’s Place when we chanced upon their SALE section and spotted acrylic cosmetic cases. They cost only PhP49 each. I gasped, grabbed 10, and we lived happily ever after.

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These boxes have all the qualities I needed for rubber stamp storage. They’re portable, made of sturdy material, have clear covers (with beautiful silver trim too!), and are less than two inches deep.

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And yes, they’re stackable. Here is Snow checking out the nicely stacked boxes:

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katha magazine is the one

I’ve had this blog for many years. Half the time, I complain about how living in The Philippines is not all sunshine and daisies for a crafty person. Take the lack of local publications on crafting, for example. You take what you can with any issue of Martha Stewart that reaches our shores, but really, these are never enough. Thank goodness for the creative geniuses behind Katha Magazine.

Katha Magazine is a local online publication that showcases many of the country’s creative sides.

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Last weekend, they released their latest issue, Local Colors. Yours truly was honored to be part of this issue. Here was my feature.

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I’m pretty sure I meant to to say “I craft for coffee and cat food money,” though. Haha!

This post is not about me or my feature, though. It’s about how Katha Magazine deserves to win the The One category of the Globe Tattawards. Because it is one thing to inspire people and completely another to inspire them TO MAKE.

You can vote for them HERE.  You can vote for Katha Magazine either via Facebook or Twitter.

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thimblecap has joined the assembly

And by that, I mean THE ASSEMBLY, ZeroThreeTwo‘s store.

My items, however, will not be listed on their online shop, but in the physical one. Which is really all sorts of exciting because I can now say that Thimblecap has penetrated the mall. *squeeeeeeee*

The Assembly by ZeroThreeTwo is located at JY Square Mall in Lahug. It’s right between LBC and Watson’s.

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Here are the items I have on display: DSC_4598

The stack at the bottom are notepad purses.

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And a photo of me sewing the items above, during that one stormy last week:

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Aside from The Assembly, I also have purses on display at The Chillage.

As I type this, I think about the many ways with which we can expand the reach of Thimblecap. I am imagining days of working my butt off, lugging materials around from downtown stores, drinking a gallon of coffee each week, and pretty much loving every single step. Insert second delighted squeal here.

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