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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?

zazzle and the story of the product tags

When we included apparel in the Thimblecap line, the need for new product tags arose. The ones we use on purses are on the small side; they looked a bit off hanging from the shirts and printed tote bags.

Thank goodness for Zazzle. Zazzle has products that are perfect for handmade sellers looking to improve their approach to packaging. Their sticker labels come in different sizes. They offer post-its, too, for thoughtful sellers who like to write notes to their lovey customers. I was quite taken with their postage stamps but I don’t really have use for them.

The tags I had made are actually business cards. The size, thickness, and the fact that they can be printed on both sides make the cards perfect for use as hang tags too.

The front contains my shop name and relevant websites. The back contains my thimble logo and a blank space for writing the price. The background is this fun pattern I made using my stamps.

Punched a tiny hole by the upper short side, tied with string, and attached to my products using safety pin.

Beautiful!

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Get to know Zazzle products HERE.

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anthill x thimblecap

Something awesome happened early this year. I was able to do a design collaboration with ANTHILL!

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Anthill is a social enterprise store in the city. They are one of the few places in Cebu where one can soak in culture and style. Not only do they support local communities and help spread the beauty of Philippine-made fabric, they also support independent makers. I’m just a girl with some stamps and it was incredibly thrilling to have been able to work with Anthill.

I was given several meters of neon weaves in four colors and had a crazy, good time. ‘

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We used travel and crafting-themed stamps. The name of the finished items: Passion Pouches.

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Shop HERE.

 

 

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