It feels like there’s a thousand things going on in our lives right now and I’ve just been too slow updating the blog (huhu) so I’ve decided to make a quick(ish) round up of my favorite things, projects and happenings as of late…
JO TURNS ONE
The family drove up to La Union last week for Craft Camp PH and the day before camp was our Jo’s first birthday! We didn’t get to prepare a party but we did gather friends and family who were there the same weekend for lunch and cake at Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel. It was short and simple and was really just about doing something with the kids…but of course, I still managed to make some birthday trimmings in a snap!
That afternoon we spent some time frolicking and relaxing at the beach, where Jo took a long peaceful nap in my arms. Then, we capped off that day with pan fried chicken and ice cream waffles at Pancake House.
Obviously, this needs a post or two of it’s own, which are coming, but I just had to mention it already! I’m really so grateful and fortunate (#blessed) to be part of this project and work alongside these creative women. What an awesome weekend it was and though it poured pretty hard the second day, every one still had a very sunny disposition, just raring to learn new crafts!
I’m actually still very much hungover from it all and terribly miss waking up to crafts and the sound of crashing waves…
CRAFT AND SHARE
It happened close to a month ago but it’s one of my best workshop experiences to date! Craft Party PH partnered with Share Movement and put together a crafty event where all proceeds went to the Joseph Feeding Mission.We did our signature Craft Party which involved rubber stamp carving, clay plate painting and stationery making. This is our first ever charitable project and we’re so happy to have done it with Share Movement. Founder, Jam Pangilinan, is such an inspiring, driven and generous person, that being with her will make you want to become a more giving and helpful person as well. It’s easy to see why so many people, brands and businesses support this movement — it’s no-fuss, it’s simple yet it works towards the profound. It addresses a very basic need, to feed the unfed, and while doing so gives hope and life.
To find out more about what took place at Craft and Share and also see the rest of the beautiful photos from that day, read Jam’s full post here.
COLOR YOUR NI-QUA
It was also through Craft and Share that I was gifted a Color Your Ni-qua kit! It’s basically a pouch that contains an order form and colored leather swatches. The kit allows you to easily custom order the Ni-qua bag you like best in the color and size you want. You can also specify if you’d like your initials engraved on it. You simply fill up the form and send details to Ni-qua.
I knew exactly what style I wanted upon seeing my options — the Dottore — , but choosing the color was tough, because a lot of them are really nice. I ended up committing to Olive Green because Kayo insisted that I can always easily find neutral colored bags so might as well get something a little more exciting. Also, this green is so classy and vintage! How can I not! I’m happy I went for it because I’m really loving the color!
To find out more about Ni-qua, visit they’re website www.ni-qua.com. Also, Ni-qua is launching their new collection next week at Century City Mall where you can join the “Bespoke Your Niqua” workshop. Go here to register.
Finally, I’d like to announce that we’ve added a page, entitled WORKSHOPS, to this site featuring workshops and events we’re involved in, either as instructor, organizer or collaborator. I do hope you visit once in a while because there’s lots of great and interesting things still happening before this year ends and I wouldn’t want you to miss any of them!
So that’s about it…so far. I hope you enjoyed that recap of our eventful lives. My girls and I will now get ready to go to Craft Party PH’s Spooky Stamps happening this afternooon. Hope you all have a fun weekend too!