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
Sept. 21 Saturday Market at Escolta
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.
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
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 (monsterellaplushart.wordpress.com)
- collection: monster plushies (monsterellaplushart.wordpress.com)
- 10a Alabama Fair in Photos (July ’13) (monsterellaplushart.wordpress.com)
- Working Mom Magazine Featured 10a Alabama Group (monsterellaplushart.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
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