Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Little Ballerina - W.I.P

"Ribbons, Tutus and Ballet Shoes. That's what Little Girls are made of."

Wishing all you sweeties a wonderful week!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mickey Mouse Name Garland for Aloysius

One more order ready to be mailed out by tomorrow. I had a blast making this new theme for Aloysius and hope I nailed it! hehehe!!  Thank you, Jasmine for your enormous trust and thank you for giving my the opportunity to create something beautiful for your baby boy. This was definitely a super fun order to do!

I'll start wrapping and packing this lovely garland and soon as I'm done, I'll start on my last big order for this amazing year! You guys have been amazing.. Thank you...

"To Laugh at Yourself Is to Love Yourself" - Mickey Mouse

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Teddy Theme Garland for Jarvis

First order of the month is now completed, wrapped and mailed out. 

Thank you, Jocelyn for your enormous patience and trust! It was a pleasure doing this lovely banner for your baby boy! I'm glad you liked it and hope he will too someday!

I have to give special thanks to all of you girls and boys for your awesome orders. You guys are just amazing...really. Thank you for sticking around and for waiting so patiently for your turn. I know some of you have booked me for some months back, like the lovely Jocelyn, so just want to say that your trust and support means everything to me! Love you all to bits! *kisskiss*

It's now late and I'm sleepy... and off to bed I go. It will be another busy day tomorrow for me...*Blessed*.
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening to the rest of the world. Be always safe and embrace another beautiful day!

Friday, November 6, 2015

"Miau Miau" The Rag Doll

So yesterday I was browsing through Pinterest for some machine sewing inspiration and I came across beautiful rag dolls that immediately caught my attention. I needed to make one so badly! Oh my, the design selection was endless! That's the problem with Pinterest, It's just so addictive that the next thing you see yourself doing is just sit on the sofa for hours and forget your household chorus. My inspiration level was shooting through the roof yesterday and the need to make one simple doll was extremely urgent that I forgot to make myself lunch! 

I had all the materials off I went drifting my way to the sewing machine. I designed my first rag doll ever and It took my almost the whole day just sewing it! But I'm feeling pretty good with the end result! Well, not the design I had in mind but my daughter loved it! Oh, did my mention that the main fabric of this doll was my leftover curtain from Ikea? Hooray for fabric leftovers! 

She was thrilled when she saw the finished doll! She even slept with it! Oh and Miau Miau was the name she came up with! <3

Now that I have a bit of rag-doll-making-basics, I feel inspired to do my next one but this time an improved design. I'll add different fabrics and maybe I'll add some cute little summer dresses! I can't wait to get started!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

W.I.P Jarvis's Teddy Garland

After weeks of preparations for the craft fair, I'm finally back working on my name garlands. Here's a little peek on what's happening behind the scenes with Jarvis's soon-to-be garland <3

What are your plans for the week?

"When life gives you Hands, make Handmade"

Wishing you all a wonderful and productive week!

Monday, November 2, 2015

I Survived My First Craft Fair!

Many of you know that yesterday I joined my very first craft fair. Wanted to say thank you to a lovely artisan friend, Irene Koh from SoulCraft for inviting me to join her and a big thank you to Artisan Market for allowing it to happen! I'm so happy to be accepted to join this fair.

Yesterday was definitely a fun day but I have to admit that I got quite overwhelmed before the Big Day. What should I prepare? What items should I display? How am I going to design my booth? It was really a nerve wrecking experience to deal with in such a very short period of time. But I'm so thankful it all went wonderfully well, thanks to my lovely husband who helped me to the preps for the booth. Oh, without his carpentry and DIY skills I wouldn't have survived! Thank you Darling!

Looking back at the whole experience, I must say that all the worries and countless hours of working was all worth it! Maybe I would have done some things differently but I would definitely join another craft fair again if given me a chance!

The best part about that day was not about how much or how many items I would sell at the end of the day (crazy right?), instead, I was looking forward for the feeling of what was like joining a craft fair. I was seeking for the excitement and for the experience because, in case you don't know, joining a craft fair was a "to-do" in my life bucket list. And I'm so blessed it finally happened! Words can't explain what an accomplishment it was for me! I met awesome and talented artisans at the fair in which I was so grateful to have made friends with! Thank you all for the lovely environment you all created!

Ok, so everything went pretty well....exceeeeeept (there's always something bad right?) I FORGOT MY CAMERA! How silly of me not bringing the most essential tool ever! Yes, I did bring my phone but the most silliest part was that, because of the excitement, I didn't take that much pictures like I should have! I'm a disaster. Well, I took some...snatching pics of people and their booth but I wanted more! And I was imagining taking awesome and good quality photos with my camera to show you all what a great day it was. Anyways, here's one taking with my phone!

Here's Liz B , Gladys from Hangmade by Gladys and Irene Koh from Soul Craft!

Thank you all once again! Thank you Family, Friends and other vendors for making this fair so fun! And thank you to our lovely shoppers for buying Handmade <3 Without your wonderful support, I wouldn't be here running my little business!