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A collection of strangely beautiful plush animals either bunny or sheep or whatever you want them to be. We played with some fresh colors and soft fabrics we got and these came out of our wild imaginations (or maybe not so wild). Look at those fluffy ears and cute belly buttons! ACK!

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Also available in gray and black. These are on hand and will be available at some craft fairs soon. Watch out for announcements here or on our Facebook page. Meanwhile, if you want to order online, just shoot us an email at monsterellaplushart@gmail.com. Give something crafty and creative this coming Christmas season or better yet on any occasions.

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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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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

 

collection: monster plushies

Fact: We launch our collections at 10a Alabama so you’d better keep an eye (like these monster plushies). Hee. This collection was launched last April 13-14. Few of our collections were matchbox babies (see the header above) and gnomes, pug and cat plush pillows, vintage cats, and more.

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Not so long ago, we made a small version of these plushies– the one-eyed plush. We just made it for display. It’s like staring at us while we work. The more you see it staring makes you feel ashamed of procrastinating. We procrastinate at times, yeah, but the one-eyed plush keep up focused somehow. This also inspires us to make our own designer plush toys and join craft shows or art exhibits in the future.

6If you haven’t known yet, we consign some stuff at Pocket Universe Art Gallery, 2nd floor Saguijo bar. The owner, Ms. Camille saw this collection and gave us a heads up. Told her about our dream and asked why we didn’t let her know beforehand. She could have given us a chance she said so. She’s out of the country now and promised us to talk about it again when she comes back. Pocket Universe is now managed by Pindiemusic. We just delivered some pugs and sheep plushies as well as polka dot tote bags. Photos on this blog soon. Visit and check out the gallery then chill at the bar. Saguijo is such a home for fresh and rookie bands in the metro. Terno (recording) bands like Up Dharma Down usually performs there. Come swing by.

To wrap this up, this collection was a hit we can tell. Most of the kids (even those young at heart) were hooked and their loving parents didn’t have to think twice. For us, we make plushies not only as toys (well, for the kids perhaps) but as a piece of art, a memento of everyone’s childhood. What best is if we can be part of these kids’ childhood memories, too.

On the other hand, we have yet to realize who our real market is. Back when we had our Totoro collection, parents would buy it for their love children. Because of this, we are more than inspired to create and improve our designs more. We are always thankful to everyone who supports handmade and indie artists like us. Hope to see you at crafts fairs soon or plush exhibits (why not?). Hello, Vinylonvinyl and Secret Fresh, we hope to make a breakthrough soon (dream big). Haha!

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Check out our other craft shows here. Till our next collection. 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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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.

 

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,