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

 

 

 

 

BLACK THREAD

The second installment to our crafty wear series is a tribute to Black Flag. THIS is the first.

It turned out delicious.

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I admit that I had reservations about the shirts when we got them from the printer. We said we wanted white shirt but we got them in heather gray. But when I tried one at home, all reservations went out the window.

I’ve been using my shoulder bag a lot these days. It’s perfect for craft supply shopping, see:

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These Black Thread goodies are available HERE.

the legend of the pineapple (in papercut)

On any given day, I will have at least a dozen crafty thoughts. They range from new patterns/designs of crafts I am familiar with (e.g. sewing) to ideas best executed using skills I barely have (e.g. papercutting).

I get only about half of these ideas accomplished, though. Success rate is high when inspiration hits me while caffeinated. Take this papercut retelling of The Legend of the Pineapple.

I have been trying to come up with crafty ways to retell Philippine legends. I wanted something less straightforward than drawing or painting, though. One coffee afternoon session brought about the paper cut idea.

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Check out the legend below. I added commentary here and there, because of course. Haha!

 There was once a woman who lived in a farm with her daughter, Pina*.

One day, the woman got sick and asked her daughter to make her some porridge. After the initial protests, Pina agreed. But because she was quite the lazy-*ss (or because she needed her eyes checked), she kept asking where the cooking utensils were.

In exasperation, the woman wished that her daughter had a thousand eyes. The heavens responded with lightnings and thunders of foreboding.

After a while, the woman noticed the silence from the kitchen. She looked for her daughter everywhere until she saw a strange fruit in their yard. It had a thousand eyes. 

THE END.

Moral lesson: Get your eyes checked. Also, don’t go wishing for things on a stormy day.

*Our word for pineapple is piña.

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