The Crafting High from the 2nd Craft Soiree
|August 23, 2012||Posted by fozzy under Nuffins|
I stumbled upon Alessa’s blog, Life After Breakfast, by jumping from one craft and design blog to another. I’m super glad I did. The post there was about a Craft Soiree. My eyes twinkled. Wow there’s such a thing?! HERE?! I WANT!
So imagine the level of happiness when a post went up on her blog about a second installment. I signed up IMMEDIATELY. In a nano-second. I so wanted to join it. The idea of meeting other people who share the love for handmade made my insides smile. Sharing craziness about art materials, paper cuts and inspiration. That would be a brilliant way to spend an afternoon.
Each crafter was to bring ten handmade items that will then be exchanged with the other crafters. I decided to make calligraphed cards (and here be the stupid instance of me not taking photos of them).
I arrived rather late because of the horrid traffic, and was met by a lovely energy of almost 30 crafters chatting away. I felt like a kid walking into a classroom on the first day of school.
This was my table! And I finally got to meet April (Designs of an Artisan) and moved to proper acquaintances beyond Twitter and Instagram. Also happy for today because I get to pick up a new stash of washi tapes from Mansy (Hey Kessy).
Maan’s packaging has calligraphy! She attended the last batch of workshops. You can check out Pop Junk Love and her work (with her sister, Roma) over HERE.
The group’s exchange loot. And a yummy, moist cupcake. As well as a glorious cup of Benguet coffee. I’m so in awe with all these knitted crafts. You see, thread and I, we’re not very good friends.
We pin all our crafts on the cork wall after talking about what we do. Everyone had a childish smile while doing so, like that knitted doll.
Alessa printed out inspirational stickers. This would be my favorite.
The afternoon was splendid. The loveliness overflowing. Everyone’s so nice. So appreciative. It’s so inspiring. It’s so encouraging having these things. It shows that the world isn’t going down the toilet as an ugly mess. I’m definitely joining the next Craft Soiree when it happens!