cebu city craft guide: metro ayala

Once in a while, I find cute fabrics in my sad, little city. Examples:

These are designer fabrics and they rarely reach our shores. But once in a while, Metro Ayala offers them for sale. And that’s what we will focus on for today’s Cebu City Craft Guide.

LOCATION: 5th floor of Metro, Ayala Center Cebu. Not from the city? HERE is its own entrance in the mall.

HOW TO GET THERE: This one is easy because Metro Ayala is an extension of the Ayala Center mall. You take the escalator to the 5th floor and right by the kitchenware section, you will find fabric heaven.



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cebu city craft guide: familia house

I woke up quite early yesterday. And before my lazy behind could protest, I stepped out of the house to go downtown and replenish my crafting supplies. I did everything without the help of coffee and was back in our house in less than an hour. Sometimes, I surprise myself.

Inspired by this unplanned shopping journey, I thought I’d do several posts on the best places to buy crafting materials here in my city. Hopefully, this will also answer some of the questions I often get about where to buy sewing or crafting supplies in Cebu.

But first, a few photos of downtown Cebu:

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For today’s Cebu City craft guide, we head on over to Familia House. We start here because this is where I bought most of the supplies I needed yesterday.


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a mini story

  • I have a series of crafts that I cannot wait to share with you guys. For one of these projects, I require the use of plastic toy farm animals. I got a set from a local mall and when I opened the packaging at home, I got this tiny surprise.
  • He ran straight to my miniature sewing room. He looks quite at home so I’ll let him stay; I have many other animals to choose from for my project.
  • The boyfriend and I had a discussion this morning about whether this little guy truly is a cat. He looks like a Siamese-tabby mix, doesn’t he? Or a monkey-cat.

  • During the same mall trip, the boyfriend picked up paintbrushes. Stashed in a glass jar near the acrylic paint counters were these miniature measuring tapes.
  • I simply had to buy the teapot one. It was kismet.

  • You know the single great thing about a mall that’s undergoing renovation? They do lots of sales.
  • I got this plain mini Micky Mouse for a little over $2. It’s the kind that you paint or design yourself.


Which leads us to the question of the day: Would I ever stop buying things simply because they’re cute? If you answered NO, you’re correct.

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