basic papercutting workshop II

I am teaching another BASIC PAPERCUTTING workshop this weekend. This will take place on the 2nd day of the Gabii sa Kabilin Mini Maker’s Market.

Click on the photo below if you wanna play with blades and paper with me.



You may also check out CRAFTCEB for other  craft workshops that might tickle your fancy. For now, we have classes scheduled for this weekend. Next week or so, we are hoping to add sessions for the upcoming months. Exciting!

Don’t forget, the Gabii sa Kabilin Maker’s Market is happening this Friday and Saturday. Shopping hours on Friday is from 6PM to 12 midnight. On Saturday, the booths will be open from 12noon to six in the evening. See you there!

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diy screen printed tags

I have always wanted my handmade items to showcase a tag of my brand.  I had embroidered tags sewn to the lining of purses, sure, but I also wanted something that could be showcased  outside each purse. This was a goal that took a long time to come to fruition, alas. This was due to several factors, including:

1. I didn’t want the tag to show the brand name, THIMBLECAP. That’s just a tad too long for a purse.

2. I wanted the tag on cotton. No company in our city offers tag embroidery on cotton ribbon or similar material.

3. Embroidered tags cost a pretty penny.

4. We asked a printer friend how much they’d charge for printing logo tags for us. They never gave us a number and we got tired making inquiries.

So we went the DIY route:


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from doodles to purses

Once we started printing our own fabric designs for purses and bags, we realized that there is no going back. The process has streamlined production and gave me an excuse to make something functional out of my illustrations.

I started with the upper left doodles below. At some point, I realized that it would help to have a size guide since we were going to sew purses in only three types: clutch bag size, pencil case, and coin purse. All three sizes can easily be accommodated with one pattern design filling an 8.5×11″ paper. So all subsequent pattern illustrations I made were done on short bond paper. Talk about convenient!


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