nest

there was no sitting on the iron throne for me, alas

… because

1. I was too shy to have my photo taken while there were other people waiting for their turn,

2. I was also busy manning our booth, and

3. I was gripped by nostalgia when I saw our old university lobby that I didn’t grab the chance to sit on the throne before the event started.

I did, however, take photos:

*sigh* so near, yet so far

awesome people in awesome costumes

…MORE

goal: help make weddings instagram-worthy

Well, I hope.

A former officemate contacted me a couple of weeks ago about making decor for her wedding. She wanted map-covered 3D letters and a bunting in turquoise and apple green. I said yes for two reasons:

1. I wanted an excuse to buy Mod Podge. They are not available locally, you see.

2. I happen to love wedding-related commissions.

It was my first time working with Mod Podge. This thing is so incredible, I may have asked the jar to marry me while working on the 3D letters. The boyfriend was quite taken with the old school vibe of the label, too.

As for the bunting, I turned to the ever-reliable freezer paper. I thought about painting the letters directly using paint and a paintrush but it was one of those moments when I was simply, unquestionably overestimating my skills.

            

I found the fabrics for the bunting while looking for materials for another project. I love it when that happens.

I should have displayed the finished bunting hanging from our red/white Volkswagen but can you feel the summer heat from the photo above? Yeeeeah, there was no way I was going to take ten steps to said car. This is the tropics. The sun bites here.

meet mr. teapot

I used to be someone who was difficult to buy gifts for. There was a time when all I wanted in life were books and my friends found it hard to buy me new ones fearing that I might already have copies of what they want to get me.

But I got into all things cute. These days, I will gush over just about any teapot, anything craft-related, or anything made of delicious fabric.

This is Mr. Teapot from Joy. Isn’t he strangely wonderful? The boyfriend says that this piece is so weird, so whimsical, and so colorful that it pretty much sums up my life. I think I agree.

Speaking of the boyfriend, here are clips that he got for me one random afternoon.

And another random gift from Ann. A Vera Bradley e-reader case in beautiful turquoise and apple green!

The beginning of March has been quite nice for my cute-loving heart.

weekend at the eskina

*eskina means corner in our dialect, FYI

The weekend bazaar offered me many things, but mainly, it gave me a taste of what it’s like selling during a non-Christmas season. It also gave me a tan. I am not complaining; cloudless skies is a good thing, especially for a bazaar happening outdoors. I am simply stating that my face is now a new shade of brown. It’s a blessing in disguise, really, because now I have even skin tone.

Here was my display during the first day:

I shared the booth with three other crafty ladies.

Mix & Match Handmade Accents by my college buddy Ann:

Papersandtschai journals and stationery by Tschai:

And oh-so-pretty washi tapes by She Crafts:

Meream, beer crates, and a beautiful tree trunk.

While the afternoons were unforgiving, the nights at the bazaar venue were lovely. Despite the loud music, that is.

This is where I say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who dropped by our booth of handmade goodies. Thank you to the organizers for the invitation. Thank you to the nice people who said that my items were cute or that they recognize me from TV or that they follow my blog/Facebook page/Instagram. You are all sorts of wonderful but I bet you already know that.

See you at the next bazaar! You may also check out my online shop, THIMBLECAP or grab some of my items at The Chillage here in Cebu.

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