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

saturday market

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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.

workshop

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

PS

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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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

 

Monsterella at 10a Alabama Arts + Craft Fair (July)

July 8, 2012

Craft fairs and bazaars are really tempting especially in peak seasons. We know how important it is to join such events to sell our very own handmade plushies. We started as a consignor in Twee Shop for Global Pinoy Bazaar held in Rockwell last December. There, we also met Nikki of Junk Studio whom we usually see in numerous bazaars. Recently, we both joined Latagan Flea Market c/o redslim08 wherein she invited us to join 10a Alabama craft fair as well.

We were thrilled because we knew it was really a warm place for crafty people in MNL. They hold craft fairs quarterly (we think) and made a community for crafters and customers. Just like our fave, Got Craft? in Vancouver and London.

Fast forward to the main event, we chose the second day to set up our booth. We’re pretty busy with other bulk orders so we could only choose one day. Huhu. But we’ll certainly get 2-day slot next time.

Jordan manning the booth

Bazaar means big production, therefore, a big challenge to a us (two-man team). We have to gear up as early as two months for it. Meaning as early as now if we would like to join the next fair in September. Our fruit of labor: cat and pug plush pillows, candy panda and owl sleeping masks, and 2-in-1 keychain/necklace matchbox babies. Quite few but enough to be nearly sold out. Imagine us going home with big smiles on our faces. Wee! ^_____^

Beautiful people who bought our handmade goodies:

Thank you!

Chanced upon Ms. Paula Peralejo

When we were asked “Why buy handmade?“:

Joycee and Ms. Marielle Nadal of Craft MNL

Take a peek at the shops!

There were more other pretty shops yet we were not able to shoot. Anyhow, our first craft fair experience at 10a Alabama was superb. We love the ambiance of the place, it’s serene and vintage-ish. We like the fellow crafters and the crowd for they truly appreciate handmade not only by purchasing but also to get inspired, to learn something about crafts, to know the stories untold behind each piece of art, and most of all, to join a community who values art and handmade.

For those who had been there in the past 10a Alabama art fairs, see you again. To those who would like to drop by next time, we heard the next will be around September. We’ll update you here or check out 10a Alabama on Facebook for more updates. They also hold other events aside from crafts fairs.

How to get there:

Special thanks to:

Nikki of Junk Studio for inviting us to join.

Arlene Barbaza, one of the organizers of the event.

Sinag de Leon, for being so friendly and accommodating to us and for the “exchange crafts.” She makes paper cut-out designed frames while her daughter makes accessories out of bicycle art. Also, little we knew, she’s a super-athlete!

Ms. Marielle Nadal of Craft MNL.

Support Handmade,

Joycee

Why buy handmade?

Why buy handmade?

Photo credits: Craft MNL

Crafted as “art” not only a “product.”

We came up to this when we were asked “Why buy handmade?”. Why do we say so? Simply because every item we make is out of passion, dedication, and art. Check out Craft MNL for more info.

Craft MNL is a community of artisans, crafters designers and creative entrepreneurs who learn, create, share and celebrate the work of our hands.

Craft MNL is a venue to share skills, tips, craft leads and challenges with artisans, to learn from each other, and to collectively discover more about Philippine traditional craft, its methods, and about local materials.

Nikki of Junk Studio, also has her own five reasons why we should love and support handmade.

Support handmade doesn’t end with just purchasing it. Learn some DIY projects as well and make sure to use eco-friendly materials for it. Let’s reduce the waste our Mother Earth already has and convert it into something creative and unique.

We’re proud to wear our “Support Handmade” shirts. Been hearing a lot of compliments so we’d like to reproduce soon. Wait for the updates here.

How about you? Why buy handmade? (Reply in the comment section)