It has been a couple of exciting months for us at Craft Party PH and we are really grateful for the support we are getting from so many different people. We’ve been working very hard putting together monthly events and workshops and it’s all been worth it because of the relationships we are building and new things we are learning.
So here is an update of what we’ve been up to lately…Also, taking this opportunity to thank the many people and wonderful brands who have shown their support to our little crafty community.
Mia and I, being Moms, have always wanted to do events where we can involve our own kids and also create a venue for other Moms and their children to do crafts together. We finally made it happen at our Halloween themed Craft Party last October 24! It was a rubber stamp carving workshop, paired with trick or treat bag decorating and creative mask making. We called it Spooky Stamps and held it at our favorite bibimbap place in the metro — I Am Kim!
It was a fantastic turnout! Twenty five kids joined that afternoon, each and every one of them enjoyed making stamps with their Moms and decorating their own masks.
I should also mention that, for the first time, we had the stamp carving taught by another instructor and it’s none other than the skilled and super-carver Karla Pasion, owner of Kraft Kart. We are proud to have Karla be part of our team because she really is so talented and hard working. She joined our second Craft Party back in July and that’s where she first learned how to make rubberstamps. Since that time, she would carve practically everyday and her diligence and passion for the craft really honed her skill. Now she’s running her own customized stamp biz online and has become very capable of teaching it as well. She did very well teaching at Spooky Stamps and the mommies truly appreciated her clarity in instructing them.
I, together with our crafty intern, Fhely, took charge of helping the children make their masks. It was amazing to see what these little kiddos came up with!
Yes, this event was called Spooky Stamps, but all we had was fun fun FUN! Even the snack we had were a lot of fun to eat. Many thanks to I Am Kim for the delicious spread, for Nikkimbento for the super adorable Halloween themed bentos and Pastry Armoire for the delectable desserts!
Happy our first ever parent-kid workshop was a success! It will definitely not be our last because these little ones are very close to our hearts.
We extend our gratitude to the following brands who sponsored this event:
Hodge Podge (character bookmarks)
Biscuits Kids (hair ties and bow ties)
Filed (doodle diaries)
House of Style (accessories)
Pulseras by Kim (temporary tatoos)
Craft Avenue PH (ink pads and carving blocks)
Pastry Armoire (Bibimbuns)
PULSERAS (TAKE 2!)
Pulseras by Kim has been a real breeze to work with and jewelry making turns out to be an activity many are interested in. So it was a no-brainer to collaborate with Kim once again and do another workshop together! This one was held last Nov 7 and took place at Dipdenza Coffee, Fort BGC.
It was a lot like the first one we had but not exactly the same. In this session, participants were able work a lot more with brass plates and metal stamping. And because we had the venue all to ourselves, nothing stopped them from hammering those accessories all morning and creating very personal pieces. A lot of them, being mothers, stamped their children’s names on their bangles!
One of the participants, Christina, was actually supposed to attend the first workshop. She was registered and all, but at the last minute discovered she couldn’t make it. She really felt bad about missing it so she promised us that if we hold a rerun, she would invite many of her friends to sign up as well. True enough, she was able to get many of her other friends to join and most of them are based in the area. So it was a perfect and convenient creative me-time session for these ladies! Love it when we get this kind of support! Thank you, Christina!
We also had two returning participants — lovely mom and daughter duo, Malou and Indiya. They sure enjoyed the first workshop so much that they signed up again.
And again… Many have expressed interest in joining another one so, yes, we will definitely work on another collaboration with Kim next year. So just stay tuned!
Congratulations and many thanks again to Kim for making it such a wonderful Craft Party for everyone. Your skill and handiwork truly inspire us.
Extending our gratitude to the following brands who sponsored raffle prizes for this event:
Dipdenza Coffee (Venue & Breakfast)
Ni-QUA (Holiday Gift Catalog)
Spotless Online (Watches)
Blessings by Fad (Tote Bags)
Impresa Fashion (Circle shawls)
Tabitha’s Shoppe (Kimonos)
These two events were surely a blast! I’m sure it’s not so hard to tell that we’ve been partying hard at Craft Party PH lately! Part 2 will be about firsts — a mall event and getting invited to speak about Craft Party PH as an inspirational endeavor…so stay tuned. Meanwhile check out our final event this year at our workshop schedule page. Hope you can join us! 🙂