will go medieval on yo’ S

And by S, I am talking about SUMMER.

The creative people behind Folk Fiction and Happy Garaje are organizing a Medieval Day and it’s looking like it’s going to be one for the history books.

 

I was just lamenting that there are not that many handmade fairs (or bazaars, for that matter) happening in the city. But a day after the last bazaar we joined, we got a message from the organizers of Medieval Day and the rest, as they say, is history.

Inspired by the Game of Thrones Tribute exhibit that will also be happening at the event, I carved the following stamps. Turned them into fabric using textile ink. Their last stop will be pouches, of course. 

Stay tuned for updates!

meet mr. teapot

I used to be someone who was difficult to buy gifts for. There was a time when all I wanted in life were books and my friends found it hard to buy me new ones fearing that I might already have copies of what they want to get me.

But I got into all things cute. These days, I will gush over just about any teapot, anything craft-related, or anything made of delicious fabric.

This is Mr. Teapot from Joy. Isn’t he strangely wonderful? The boyfriend says that this piece is so weird, so whimsical, and so colorful that it pretty much sums up my life. I think I agree.

Speaking of the boyfriend, here are clips that he got for me one random afternoon.

And another random gift from Ann. A Vera Bradley e-reader case in beautiful turquoise and apple green!

The beginning of March has been quite nice for my cute-loving heart.

weekend at the eskina

*eskina means corner in our dialect, FYI

The weekend bazaar offered me many things, but mainly, it gave me a taste of what it’s like selling during a non-Christmas season. It also gave me a tan. I am not complaining; cloudless skies is a good thing, especially for a bazaar happening outdoors. I am simply stating that my face is now a new shade of brown. It’s a blessing in disguise, really, because now I have even skin tone.

Here was my display during the first day:

I shared the booth with three other crafty ladies.

Mix & Match Handmade Accents by my college buddy Ann:

Papersandtschai journals and stationery by Tschai:

And oh-so-pretty washi tapes by She Crafts:

Meream, beer crates, and a beautiful tree trunk.

While the afternoons were unforgiving, the nights at the bazaar venue were lovely. Despite the loud music, that is.

This is where I say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who dropped by our booth of handmade goodies. Thank you to the organizers for the invitation. Thank you to the nice people who said that my items were cute or that they recognize me from TV or that they follow my blog/Facebook page/Instagram. You are all sorts of wonderful but I bet you already know that.

See you at the next bazaar! You may also check out my online shop, THIMBLECAP or grab some of my items at The Chillage here in Cebu.

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DIY stamp printed purses

Sometimes, on the road to a certain goal, some unsavory things happen. At this point, you have three options: 1) keep at it until you reach said goal, 2) wallow in your misery, or 3) do what you can with the resources you have and aim for a new goal.

On my road to construct clapperboard purses (lower right one HERE), I hit roadblocks that were certain to make any sewing-enthusiast question every choices she has made in her life. At least, that’s what I did.

Thankfully, there was a voice in my head that threatened to unleash hell if I didn’t use the interfacing and fabric that I already cut. This is how the stamped purses were born. The first batch were these flat ones. I used the black fabric (back of the purses below) and interfacing that I had prepared for the clapperboard purses.

They turned out so cute that I had to make more. The ones with bottom look extra nice.

These purses will be debuting at the Eskina! bazaar today.