this was wednesday

  • Woke up at 8:30AM after only 6 hours of sleep. Five if you deduct the hour I woke after a horrible dream and had to be talked back to sleep by the boyfriend.
  • Left the house at 9AM to get a haircut.
  • Came home at 9:45AM to cook and have breakfast.
  • Got ready and waited.
  • Received SMS that driver is ready for us at around 11:20AM.
  • Arrived at one of the local TV studios at around 12:30PM.
  • And at around 1:30PM, I made a fool of myself. Proof:

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  •  Driven home at around 3:30PM and had very late lunch.
  • Switched AC on upon arriving home and passed out.

“Acting” is hard work, man.  I don’t have the right amount of gaiety for TV, I think.

The shirt I wore for the feature was our DIY or DIE design. We have posted it up on the SHOP, together with our new items.

The TV feature was for a couple of DIY projects, by the way. It was shown yesterday. I didn’t catch it because I don’t have the energy to process my lack of gaiety in front of the camera. Ha.

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tutorial: easy way to turn rings into magnets

You know how when you’re asked to think of a movie title or a song on the spot and your mind goes blank? The same “mind freezing” phenomenon happens to me when I am asked to come up with DIY projects. This usually happens when local TV shows are the ones doing the asking.

So when I was told that I might possibly be doing another TV guesting featuring some DIY ideas, I politely asked the producer to give me several days to prepare. And below is one of the projects I came up with: turning old cocktail rings into magnets!

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “you needed several days to come up with this incredibly simple idea?” Heh. Yeah….

But anyway, here are the easy-peasy steps to follow if you’re in the mood to turn your accessories into office essentials:

You will need cocktail rings (the bigger/flashier the stones, the better), industrial glue, magnets, pliers.

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Remove the metal hoop from your ring using pliers. Just wiggle it until it breaks apart.

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Dab a bit of industrial glue onto one side of a magnet.

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Attach to the back of the ring’s stone. Let dry or cure overnight.

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And voilà! Bling for your notes!

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PS – This sweet and funny card is by Ecka & Pecka.

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DIY or DIE

They’re here! 

Okay, HERE is a little explanation for the excited tone. To say that I am thrilled about these new additions to the shop is an understatement. This time, we are going beyond handmade. We are taking another step to carry the flag of handmade.

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Thimblecap celebrates the makers, builders, and washi tape hoarders. We salute those who make their own jewelry, sew their own clothes, make their own shelves, and bind the books to put on said shelves. We raise our flags to those who reuse, recycle, and refashion.

Here’s to crafters of all kinds — people whose days are besieged with pin pricks, paper cuts, perpetually paint-smudged hands, and unfinished stories.

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DIY OR DIE SHIRT

Dark blue print on heather gray || Comes in baby tee or regular fit style || 100% cotton

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DIY OR DIE SHOULDER BAG

White print on black || Made of bull denim twill || With turquoise polka dot lining || Two interior pockets || Zipped closure

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The shoulder bags will be sewn by me. On top of these shirts and bags, prints will be made available, too. Imagine an art print of this design hanging in your craft room. Nice, right?

We shall be launching these print Thimblecap merchandise this weekend, May 31 to June 1 at the HYPERCEBU fair. Here are more info about the event:  

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