A few of my favorite things

Always make time for the things that matter. Two of my favorite things in the world: making things with my hands and the ocean. These are some of the books I’ve worked on in the past 3 years. If there’s anything that gives me joy, it’s when I’m making something. Whether it’s a batch of my chocolate chip cookies, a…

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Hello, I’m still here.

I can’t believe my last post was four months ago. And this after a promise to take my camera out more so I could actually post more. Ah well, life happens. I’m back because it’s a holiday and I’m on what they call a staycation. Aside from the unbearable heat, I really don’t mind staying home. Been able to catch up…

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Made It Myself: Paracord Bracelets

I’ve been on a workshop streak with Mikko’s I Try DIY. This time around, I learned how to make bracelets out of paracord. These bracelets are more stylish than functional, though. (: Each participant gets a bottle filled with enough materials for six or more bracelets. There’s also a “buffet” that participants can “steal” from in the course of the…

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Made It Myself: Braids and Seed Beads Bracelets

Spent all of Sunday afternoon finishing up my handmade gifts for my friends in the office. I originally wanted to make my own version of these morse code bracelets, but I got reacquainted with this necklace I pinned a few months ago. Instead of necklaces, though, I made bracelets. I used silver seed beads, but ran out in the middle…

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Passion Project: Polished

Right after we released The Friendship Bracelet Book, I was already drawing ideas for the second Berry Books release. This time, it was Mimi who would be the EIC and I would be the “creative editor,” (Mimi coined this position, hehe) also known as the person in charge of thinking up nail art designs. I had a tiny notepad where…

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I Try DIY Craft Huddle: Paper Folding

I always hover around the origami paper section in Saizen,but never really buy because my origami skills are very basic. I used to be so jealous of my classmates in grade school who could turn paper bills into polo shirts or hearts (like magic!). I could make a paper boat, if I remembered the right order of folding. Haha! So…

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Crafty: The Crochet Book

Got this Cath Kidston Crochet Book at 20% off at Kinokuniya when I went to Bangkok last month. I only discovered the bad reviews when I got home and Googled it. Haha! I finally got around to opening it this afternoon and it really is this lovely book-shaped tin that had me sold. I don’t care if the yarn isn’t…

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Nailing It: Ombre Stain

When I saw this tutorial on The Beauty Department, I knew I had to try it. Someone commented that it looked like I dipped my fingers in blood, haha! But in reality, they kind of reminded me of rose petals. I’ll try mixing up colors next time for a dip-dye effect.

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Let’s Get Crafty

Whenever I go shopping, I have this habit of saying, “Kaya natin gawin yan” when I see an item that looks nice, but is ridiculously overpriced. For example, I’m not going to spend a thousand hard-earned pesos on a bracelet that I can make from the handles of an old paper bag. My friends already tease me with #shitdiygirlssay whenever…

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Pennies And Dimes For A Kiss

Music Monday Tasty Tuesday Inception Cookie a la mode β™₯ Wishful Wednesday { via Parfois } Thoughtful Thursday {via Design Sponge 1, 2} Fashion Friday Shopping at Forever 21 by conversationbreak featuring boatneck tops

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