A Craft Gathering

I met Mansy at Alessa‘s craft soiree two years ago. She was already running her online store Hey Kessy for maybe about a year then. Fast forward to today, her online store has its brick-and-mortar version along E. Abada in Katipunan. She gave me and Mikko a sneak peek a few weeks ago and I already knew how amazing it would look after all the finishing touches have been made. Apart from the store, she also opened her studio—open for craft workshops and exhibits.

Last week, she invited some friends to celebrate the shop’s opening. Couldn’t have been happier to spend my Sunday with like-minded peeps.

Check out the washi wall art! Super easy to do, but looks super cute, too! I want to do this on my bedroom door.

Mikko and Ninna picked me up early in the morning for Mikko’s pressed flowers workshop (she’s having another one next weekend, so head to her website to find out more details and register). I sat in the back with Mansy and did my own thing.

After a quick lunch break with Mikko and Ninna, we walked back to the studio and it was already set up for the craft gathering. Check out the papercut nameplates handpainted by Mansy. She also gave us rosemary to take home. Super in love with that jellyfish-flowerpot papercut piece in the background. Crazy detail on it!

Each of us had this on our side of the table. Tea from Tea Tox, hand sanitizer and mosquito repellant from A Vanilla Story, and the cutest “I’d Rather Be Crafting” stickers. There was also a paper bag with…

…clay plates ready to be decorated! Was really excited for this because I’ve been wanting to paint my own plates after buying a few pieces from Mansy’s collection.

Used watered down acrylic paint and letter stamps on my plates. The smallest one was for swapping at the end of the afternoon.

My beautiful mess. Scroll down to see how ultra talented the rest of the guests were! 

All in all a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We had some refreshments after before we called it a day.

Thanks for having us, Mansy. And congratulations again on opening your lovely store. Till our next craft date!

Hey Kessy is located at 71B E. Abada St., Loyola Heights, QC. Store hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 7pm.

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