a skirt-y tale

Once upon a time (read: last month), I stumbled upon a gorgeous floral fabric at Metro Ayala. It was cotton and it cost only P35 per meter. That’s less than a dollar, FYI. Because nobody in their right mind would resist pretty and cheap cotton, I got a meter and proceeded to hack it to make myself another full skirt:

I used this full skirt with pocket pattern. Construction took me a coupe of hours. Unfortunately, when it was time to attach the waistband closure, I realized that I was out of hook-and-eye.

A 5-minute rummage through my button stash resulted in sewing magic. I saw this lone button that looked like it was made for the pretty fabric.

How awesome is that? If this isn’t true love, I don’t know what is.

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botanical watercolor workshop at mandaue foam

So all my watercolor shenanigans have resulted in me teaching others how to… er… conduct their own watercolor shenanigans. About a month or so ago, I received an SMS from the lady who owned the restaurant where I had my very first stamp-carving craft workshop. She asked me if I was willing to hold another DIY class in behalf of their client, Mandaue Foam. I said yes and because there were some interest about some of my watercolor pieces on Instagram, we decided on a watercolor workshop.


What I’m trying to say with that incredibly boring introduction is that I had a lot of fun teaching. Hands down, one of my favorite workshops. It helped that Mandaue Foam was all sorts of fantastic as far as hosting went. They provided snacks. The venue (their H. Cortest branch) had great light. And they provided great freebies with the kit.

Here are photos from the workshop:

Handbook front and back covers


Workshop area


Making friends
Workshop kit, with the free vintage-y frame from Mandaue Foam
Getting ready to paint
More exercises
Painting their final pieces

Will update this post once I have the photos from Mandaue Foam. Thanks to my participants for joining! Hope you had a great time. And thanks to Princess and Patty for having me!

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