Got Spotted: Gray Bunny on Top 10 Picks

From our Furry Fandom Collection comes this large Gray Bunny and it’s one of Smart Parenting Magazine‘s Top 10 Picks alongside with Heima Bunny Plush and other bunny-related crafty gift ideas!

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We are so proud of this cuddly buddy. Would you believe a Japanese couple who chanced upon us at Saturday Market, Escolta also got this plush design and we imagine them bringing it to Japan? How dreamy! Thanks again, Smart Parenting esp. to Ms. Steph Esguerra. The plushies we made for Heima Store were also featured on their April 2013 cover. Now, that’s overwhelming!

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– photo grabbed from smartparenting.com.ph

Basic Plush Making Workshop

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Dying to make your own imaginary friends? Join us in our first ever Basic Plush Making Workshop in partnership with Craft MNL– your friendly neighborhood craft workspace and craft shop in Makati. Learn how to make the gray plush (see photo above) and get to bring home plush kits designed by yours truly.

For more details and registration, click here. We are totally stoked to share our humble knowledge in making plush toys. Hop to see you there. x

 

Working Mom Magazine Featured 10a Alabama Group

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We can not contain all sorts of feels just to see  our crafts (and our faces) in the latest issue of Working Mom Magazine.  Monsterella Plush Art together with 10a Alabama Group shares their stories of humble beginnings, passion for arts and crafts, and joys of crafting for everyone. Grab a copy of the September issue to know more about what’s selling at 10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair held thrice a year at a warm and rustic house in QC. Everyone’s gearing up for another HANDMADE CHRISTMAS, for sure.

Thank you for the feature! Hope there’s a lot more coming soon. All photos are owned by Ms. Asa Montenejo of Inky Livie. Cheers to all *Alabamers! See you at the next fair. x

Monster Plushies at 10a Alabama

This is absolutely a late post because the next 10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair is happening this coming weekend. And we’ll be joining again for two days.

The last fair took place last April 13-14 and it turned out well as always. We came up with a new collection of MONSTER PLUSHIES. And to our delight, mostly kids fell in love with them.

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hashtag MONSTERELLAKIDS

hashtag MONSTERELLAKIDS

Monster plushies went together with pug plush pillows, fox and horn-rimmed glasses sleeping masks, plush a new line- TOTE BAGS. Not to mention, CHEVRON TOTES. TEE HEE!
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Our good friend, Sabrina Palmares, also debuted with her charming fabric pins.

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Craft Fair is always a good venue to meet beautiful people and crafty fellas. This is the best part after all the cramming and sleepless nights of laboring your goodies. We meet nice customers and they become our regular visitors, in fact.  We meet old and new sellers/makers and share our business insights. We help each other on promotions and so on. It’s good to know  there’s a community that provides you a place where you feel you belong.

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L-R: Nike of LoveNikitaPh, Geli of Pop Pins, Liz of Spellboundph

L-R: Nike of LoveNikitaPh, Geli of Pop Pins, Liz of Spellboundph

Just a preview of their bits and bobs, LoveNikitaPh is all about crocheted jewelries and accessories, Pop Pins turns bottle caps into cute and witty badges or hair clips, Spellbound showcases charming notebooks good for scribbling, doodling, and travel diary (as for me) because of it’s blank pages. I wish there would be dotted notebooks, too, for calligraphy that is. 🙂

Other wonderful booths as follows

boothsL-R (1st row): Lovely accessories by My Gilded Nest, unique stamps by Rubberducky Stamp Co., and mouth-watering macarons by Merry Macarons

L-R (2nd row): Felt goodies by Gawanifemi, Waldorf dolls by Dolldalita (Iamhandmade), and Hey Kessy‘s collection of stoneware plates (but they sell washi tapes and baker’s twines mainly)

Those are not all so you’d better visit us at 10a Alabama in Quezon City. Refer to the map below.

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10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair takes place thrice a year. For this year, there was in April, July 20-21 (happening soon), and probably by November. So make sure you can catch it to bring home loads of handmade goodies and meet nice and artsy people. There’s a fascinating community waiting for you. Some sellers used to visit and buy, next thing they knew they were setting up a booth already. It can be you as well. 🙂

We’d like to thank our amazing customers esp. the kids. At first glance, they knew they really want to take our plushies home. And for their parents who are so loving and give what their kid wants hehe. To our fellow ALABAMERS, keep being awesome. We hope to meet more and more in this growing crafty community.

Here’s for the next fair!

July 20-21

Fact: We usually launch new collections here so you’d better catch us because they are only limited edition. For this one, we’ll launch new kinds of monster plush, new plush pillows- DACHSHUND, new printed totes (polka dots and more), and new designs for sleeping masks (hint: they are adventurous!). Who are not excited for this? Don’t miss out!

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Hope we can post a sneak peek, that’s if we can still find a time! Watch out for it.

Add us on Instagram or Twitter @monsterellaplus for updates.

See our Instagram gallery.

 

Heima Plushies on the Cover

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This is a late post but still worth posting. We were surprised to see the plushies we made for Heima Store were featured on the last month’s cover of Smart Parenting Mag. By the way, bunny plushies are still up on their website- the original version and the holiday bunny. You may also visit their shops at Brixton st., Pasig (new) and LRI Design Plaza, Makati.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting Facebook Page

WIP: Online Catalogue

We can’t wait to launch our online portfolio! Our awesome graphic designer/friend, Sabrina Palmares, has been helping us on design and web layout. Here are some for a sneak peak!

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Follow Mr. Wandering Gnome’s (Mis)adventures

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So many things to do, so little time. We are currently working on bulk orders (for Heima, Punchdrunk Panda, and Googly Gooeys) as well as new stuff for the next 10a Alabama Arts + Craft Fair (event details on next post).

What to expect on the portfolio:

  • Collections
  • Custom projects
  • Collaborations
  • Events/ News
  • Features

We love it how Sab made a crafty feel on it. Just need to upload photos and make some write ups then it will be up for good. We should get our own domain pretty soon.

Mmmkay. Need to go back to work. By the way, in preparation for the next craft fair, we are cooking something new. Watch out here or on our Facebook fanpage for details.

Love,