So I did it. I jumped into the daily challenge bandwagon. Instead of taking photos or looking fashionable or drawing, I chose to do something that I have virtually no experience with: carving rubber stamps.
Yesterday was the 20-day mark.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably have an idea what my dream house is. Open floor plan (loft optional), drowning in colors and knick-knacks, eclectic, rustic, and unapologetically Bohemian. A studio or a workshop that doubles as a living space is my dream home, to be exact.
Which is why we transformed the general living area of our house into one giant working section. In other words, I brought my mess central into the largest part of the house.
I haven’t blogged about my online shop, have I? I imagine you saying “What? You have a shop? What do you sell?” I understand the confusion since… well, I haven’t blogged about it. I have mentioned it on the Facebook page and on Instagram but this is the first time that I have dedicated a post about it. I thought it fitting considering the circumstances that have converged, leading to this wee bit of a post.
Said circumstances include the official closing of Multiply (I had been selling there ever since I decided to make things for sale again) and me turning a year older today (30).
So here we are:
For now, I offer my items only to shoppers in The Philippines. And yes, I have the “order form” system in place. I hope nobody finds it daunting; I am actually rather nice when it comes to email correspondence. Heh.
I shall explain the name Thimblecap some other time.
In celebration of this announcement and my birthday, I am giving away the following items to one lucky lady (or gentleman) from The Philippines. I celebrate my birthday and I give away gifts? Yes. Apparently, it’s also opposite day.
Here are the items I’m giving away:
Happy middle-of-summer, friends. Since April is my new year, I have decided to revive my old series featuring crafty bloggers from The Philippines. We start with the genuinely delightful Mansy, of Hey Kessy fame. She blogs over at MANSILLIANA SUNDAY and is also responsible for the re-ignited craft movement in Manila.
What do you make?
Stoneware plates and pots, brass, and ceramic jewelry, hand-carved stamps, rubbercut prints, papercut artworks, and washi postcards and pendants.
Favorite craft tool?
My craft knife.
Favorite craft supplies to buy or hoard:
Hey Kessy Washi Tape and craft knives. I make sure that I use them and not just hoard them. ;)
Favorite local craft stores:
Hey Kessy and NBS.
Project you’re most proud of:
Stoneware plates, a papercut of Baguio’s map, and washi wedding invites I did for my friends, Iona and Pao.
Music you listen to while crafting:
Jens Lekman. I also listen to poems from the John Giorno Poetry Systems.
Crafts that you want to learn:
Dress making and calligraphy.
Thank you, Mansy!
Visit her shop of gorgeous washi tapes and other craft supplies HERE.