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
She also has our cat plush.
The girl in panda mask is one of our avid online customers. So stoked to see her at the event.
Ms. Trina of Bags by Rubbertree! The crafting apron shall serve her well in making quality leather goods.
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?
Another avid customer- Ms. Anna. There’s no fair that she didn’t buy from us. Thankful for her endless support.
Sporting her Monsterella loot! (Photo grabbed from her Facebook timeline. )
Our favorite Alabamers!
Eureka Design Co. brings us neon dream catchers and colorful collection of art prints. Check out their new designs.
Solid Perfumes by Aromateria. I got the Austen scent and it’s heavenly. MUST TRY.
And favorite guest!
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.
Some photos turned out blurred. We posted them anyway :P.
Check out previous fairs here.
- 10a Alabama haul (joischan.wordpress.com)
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.
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.
If 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!
Check out our other craft shows here. Till our next collection. x
Finally, our wix site is up! Need to upload more photos, though. Check out collections, collaborations, and more. Click the “Portfolio” on the navigation to be redirected.
Special thanks to Sabrina Palmares for the design and layout.
There’s a need to take blogging seriously for Monsterella despite of being occupied with loads of plush studies and of course, production. We’ll try to blog once more and we hope we can keep it well. From now on, we’ll post more about our works, design, and events. Indeed, we had many things to share with and we hope our fellow readers would enlighten us more. Feel free to leave comments and share ideas. We’d love to hear from you.
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