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

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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.

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.

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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