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follow the paper plane

As predicted by my cats, I am stressing over the workshop. This is my first time. Can’t a girl wish for her first craft workshop to be perfect?

I have yet to draw visual aids for the event. However, I have accomplished a few things that will hopefully make getting to the café a lot easier. Case in point: stamps of landmarks leading to or near A Little Piece of Sky café.

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The stamps above show our capitol building, the paper plane logo of the café, the logo of a local chicken place, and a slice of pizza! The latter represents a pizza place (duh) but I’ll have to note that said slice isn’t their logo. They don’t have one but I felt like carving a slice of pizza. So.

And here is the map!

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General guidelines for those who want to check out the cafe:

1. From Ayala, take the 06H jeepney at the terminal. Get off at 7-eleven (it’s in the same building as Calda Pizza, as shown on the map). Walk towards M. Veloso and you’ll find the cafe.

2. From SM, you can take a 06H jeepney as well. It will have the same route as the 06H jeepney from Ayala.

3. From somewhere in midtown, look for a 06B jeepney traveling along Jones avenue towards the capitol building. Ride one and get off at 7-eleven as well.

By the way, carving outlines (e.g. the plane and chicken stamps above) is one of the things I’ll cover at the workshop. You can sign up via the form below, if you’re interested. Thank you!

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WORKSHOP: Rubber Stamp Carving

I will be holding a rubber stamp carving workshop on the last Saturday of this month. It will be at A Little Piece of Sky Cafe, Guadalupe.

Here is the poster for more info. And the sign-up form is HERE.
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Okay, now that we got the formalities out of the way, let’s scream. AAAHHHH!

I am terrified-excited (tercited?) about the whole thing. I have had countless requests for sewing lessons. While I am a LEEETLE bit inclined to teach, there is always the problem of lugging around a sewing machine out of the house. So rubber stamp carving.

To be honest, teaching a rubber stamp carving workshop is something that I’ve been thinking of doing for a long time now. In fact, I already have a lesson plan in my head! Yes, a lesson plan. And on the 27th, we test if it’s effective, this lesson plan I concocted.

AAAAHHHH!

Okay, enough screaming. Again, the sign-up form is

HERE

 

 

 

 

tutorial: a simple way to give an old magnetic board a new life

For the longest time, I had quite the ugly whiteboard. Not only was it ugly, it was tricky to write on as well. The tricky bit was a result of washi tape residue on the surface. I considered throwing this whiteboard away but pretty paper saved the day.

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My last TO-DO list involved reminders before heading off to a bazaar. I have not been able to erase it because of the aforementioned tape residue.

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So I got myself some pretty paper, Mod Podge, paint brush, and gave the old whiteboard a new life.

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Before I started, I had to make sure that the magnets would still do their job on two layers of thick-ish paper.

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I cut the paper according to the size of the board and Mod Podged away.

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Added three layers of Mod Podge over the paper to seal:

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Prettified the border, too, with tissue paper.

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I HAD to make new magnets too.

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These were buttons with round stickers Mod Podged to the center.

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Here is my “new” weapon for an organized life (I hope)!

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