Category Archives: make – to wear

this was wednesday

  • Woke up at 8:30AM after only 6 hours of sleep. Five if you deduct the hour I woke after a horrible dream and had to be talked back to sleep by the boyfriend.
  • Left the house at 9AM to get a haircut.
  • Came home at 9:45AM to cook and have breakfast.
  • Got ready and waited.
  • Received SMS that driver is ready for us at around 11:20AM.
  • Arrived at one of the local TV studios at around 12:30PM.
  • And at around 1:30PM, I made a fool of myself. Proof:

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  •  Driven home at around 3:30PM and had very late lunch.
  • Switched AC on upon arriving home and passed out.

“Acting” is hard work, man.  I don’t have the right amount of gaiety for TV, I think.

The shirt I wore for the feature was our DIY or DIE design. We have posted it up on the SHOP, together with our new items.

The TV feature was for a couple of DIY projects, by the way. It was shown yesterday. I didn’t catch it because I don’t have the energy to process my lack of gaiety in front of the camera. Ha.

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DIY or DIE

They’re here! 

Okay, HERE is a little explanation for the excited tone. To say that I am thrilled about these new additions to the shop is an understatement. This time, we are going beyond handmade. We are taking another step to carry the flag of handmade.

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Thimblecap celebrates the makers, builders, and washi tape hoarders. We salute those who make their own jewelry, sew their own clothes, make their own shelves, and bind the books to put on said shelves. We raise our flags to those who reuse, recycle, and refashion.

Here’s to crafters of all kinds — people whose days are besieged with pin pricks, paper cuts, perpetually paint-smudged hands, and unfinished stories.

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DIY OR DIE SHIRT

Dark blue print on heather gray || Comes in baby tee or regular fit style || 100% cotton

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DIY OR DIE SHOULDER BAG

White print on black || Made of bull denim twill || With turquoise polka dot lining || Two interior pockets || Zipped closure

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The shoulder bags will be sewn by me. On top of these shirts and bags, prints will be made available, too. Imagine an art print of this design hanging in your craft room. Nice, right?

We shall be launching these print Thimblecap merchandise this weekend, May 31 to June 1 at the HYPERCEBU fair. Here are more info about the event:  

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little miss

Something that I thought our family of four would never experience happened last February: we have an addition in the form of a baby human!

Yes, I said NEVER. I knew that having kids is not for me even at the age of fifteen. Somehow, I influenced my sister and she and her boyfriend went for more than a decade child-free. But plans change and now we have a Little Miss (who looks a lot like me *aherm aherm*).

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So far, I have not been working hard at keeping my promise to make things for her. I have made her several blankets, this roly-poly dress (not this super cute gingham she’s wearing, sadly), and a mobile.

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But now that she’s old enough for visits to little old Aunty Meream’s house, we can go ahead and start sewing/making cutesy things together. She even comes ready with her very own pin cushion, look!

mayaI kid, that’s not a pin cushion around her left wrist. That’s a plushie that makes sounds. But in my head, it’s a pin cushion and it’s a sign of things to come. We are sure to have many crafty adventures together, I am sure. I apologize for the blurry photo. She’s very good at that “shake limbs constantly” thing that babies do.