September Fairs and Events

You should know by now why craft fairs/bazaars are popping out everywhere like shrooms. Are you one of those who start Christmas season as early as September? Dusting off old Christmas tree and ornaments, taking out the colorful lanterns and lights, and making the long list of Christmas gifts! Oh well, you should be ready for this most-awaited season of the year. Especially for finalizing your wishlist or gift list. We already had a client who got a plenty of mini sheep plushies for Christmas gifts.

If you’re looking for something made with love, one of a kind, and heartfelt such as plush toys to give away for Christmas as well as other occasions or just to keep for your hardworking self, catch us on the following dates:

Sept.14 – Artesania Arts and Crafts Fair

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Sept. 21 Saturday Market at Escolta

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How about learn how to make you own plush toy and give them away? Save money plus make your gifts more meaningful!

Sept. 22 & 29 (both Sunday) Basic Plush Making Workshop at Craft MNL

Read details/ sign up here.

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It’s one helluva September we have there! We also joined BGC Art Mart last August. Wishing for more for the upcoming BER months. We are aiming to be regular on the said fairs (Escolta, Artesania, BGC Art Mart). Please watch out for 10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair before the year ends as well as Christmas bazaar at Cubao Expo, QC. We’re thinking of making various Christmas-themed plushies now, don’t miss out! x

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Why is it cool to shop at 10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair? Because each crafter/maker mans their booth and they are always ready for a chat. Read more about their crafts on the latest issue of Working Mom Mag (we’re featured, too)! Grab a copy now.

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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

10a Alabama Fair in Photos (July ’13)

Here are some photos taken last Arts and Crafts Fair held at 10a Alabama, QC. In fact, it’s been a year since we first joined the said event. Belated happy 1st birthday to us!

Awesome people who brought our new collection home

Angel of My Gilded Nest

Angel of My Gilded Nest and her husband

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She also has our cat plush.

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The girl in panda mask is one of our avid online customers. So stoked to see her at the event.

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Ms. Trina of Bags by Rubbertree! The crafting apron shall serve her well in making quality leather goods.

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Ms. Denise of Simone’s Closet. She makes stylish accessories (like the necklace she wears) and clothes.

Saab and Meelo sweet treats! The blue crafting apron suits her well, doesn't it?

Saab and Meelo sweet treats! The blue crafting apron suits her well, doesn’t it?

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Another avid customer- Ms. Anna. There’s no fair that she didn’t buy from us. Thankful for her endless support.

Photo grabbed from Ms. Anna's Facebook Timeline

Sporting her Monsterella loot! (Photo grabbed from her Facebook timeline. )

Our favorite Alabamers!

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Designer’s Crib– our booth partner whenever we join big fairs

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Eureka Design Co. brings us neon dream catchers and colorful collection of art prints. Check out their new designs.

Spellbound Ph for your paper needs.

Spellbound Ph for your paper needs.

More shops!

Solid Perfumes by Aromateria. I got the Austen scent and it's heavenly.

Solid Perfumes by Aromateria. I got the Austen scent and it’s heavenly. MUST TRY.

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And favorite guest!

Hagia-chan!

Hagia-chan- it was her first time to visit 10a Alabama and she loved the resident cat there.

It was another exciting fair and it’s always a pleasure to meet new faces as well as the familiar ones. Kidlat Tahimik also paid a visit to each booth though we didn’t have the chance to have a photo with him.

Hope many would shop again for the next and last fair for this year. It’s probably around November, we guess. Check out 10a Alabama on Facebook for announcements.

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Some photos turned out blurred. We posted them anyway :P.

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Check out previous fairs here.

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.

 

10a Alabama Arts + Craft Fair (Nov)

It’s our second time to join 10a Alabama Arts + Craft Fair this year. First one took place last July. We had a booth for a day in the previous one so we decided to sell for 2 days this time. And we did the right choice. This craft fair is by far the most fun and appropriate for indie sellers like us.

Girls love our sleeping maks

Taken by Lorra of Stars For Dreams

1. New collection of sleeping masks 2. Earth supports handmade 3. Sab’s postcard 4.  (Few) Loots! 🙂

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My camera button was busted so I wasn’t able to take a lot of photos. Sadness. Anyhow, the event was filled with more craft makers/sellers this time. I heard it’s the biggest line up ever. We also saw new and old goers. It seemed our craft fair experience leveled up after this. We got to chat more and promote the advocate. Good thing about the fair was people are interested to chat about your creations. They appreciate the effort, passion, and time that we give upon making it. Some of them get inspired as well. They want to begin their own craft even just a hobby.

A new collection of sleeping masks was launched at the fair such as fox, hamster, and raccoon designs. Our hipster glasses were the best-sellers though. Surprisingly, all our plushies were sold out especially Totoro and pug pillows. Some went back the next day to get their own. We couldn’t be any happier.

Our friends from Designer’s Crib Interior Graphics made their way to join in the event, too. They sold handmade pouches, tote bags, wall decals, and designer pillows. Click their photo on the right side bar to be redirected to their fanpage.

Curious bee by Sab Palmares

We’d like to thank all the buyers, supporters, friends, and fellow crafters as well as the organizers of 10a Alabama.

Let’s continue supporting handmade by attending this kind of event. See you next year.

Love,