Thursday, January 4, 2018

My favorite craft activities for 2017

I cannot believe that my  last blog post was from 2016. I am such a bad blog mom. But I have my instagram account @nanaydiy which I always update. But to recap my year of not posting, here are my favorite craft projects of 2017. 

1. Tassel earrings were the trend of 2017, and they were not cheap. I found tassels at National Bookstore and already made three sets in one sitting. This photo was also featured in National Bookstore's instagram account @nbsalert.

2. 2017 brought us (me and my husband) a lot of school related projects. One of the first ones we did was for my son's Community Day where he came in as a fisherman. We made the net and the fishes for him.

3. My son also celebrated his birthday in school and I made personalized bags for the kids!
4. To cap my list is the rocket bag I made for my son who loves the solar system. We always use it to place his toys, candies and trinkets.




Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Costume DIY

I've never experienced halloween when I was a kid. But now, it's like everyone is celebrating it, even the small barangays. It's another opportunity for kids to dress up in costumes and who doesn't think dressing up is fun? 

I go online and in the mall to search for the best costume for my son, and to be honest the prices aren't cheap. I found the pikachu costume that I wanted but my husband pointed out that if Leon doen't like it, I'd be wasting P1,500 and I think he's right. My search is not over though, everyone will be in costumes and I'd like my son to be wearing one too.

The gods must have heard my search which led me to a Toys 'R Us pop-up shop in Shangri-La Plaza (beside Kidzoona). They were selling old costumes of okd popular characters like Teletubbies and Sesame Street. I was browing the display and found the yellow teletubbies costume, Tinky Winky. I suddenly have an idea to just rework the costume into a Pikachu! 

Tinky Winky's costume for only P150!
Remember the teletubbies? 

Removed the silver square in the middle portion.
Sewed the details, which was 4 brown patches on the sides and the tail.
And with a Pikachu hat, I think we nailed it! Everyone loved the costume and was following my son around the mall yesterday. But he was running around and enjoying the treats . He was a bit oblivious of him wearing a popular character. I am just happy he enjoyed the party.
Another photo of him, enjoying the carpet in one of the shops. 
After going around though, he wanted to remove his costume to enjoy his treats. Happy Halloween everyone!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Local love at HUB Escolta

The noon sun was up and the heat was scorching. After a quick trip to Quiapo and before we headed to Divisoria, Wesley and I took a time to visit the newly launched HUB in Escolta.

As we approach the First United Building (they arethe oldest building in Escolta and they have the oldest elevator too) you can can hear the spng Legs pipe up the speakers and see foreigners dancing on the side-street. Now that it somethingyou don't  see  often or hear anymore in Manila. Our curiosity was picqued and we can't wait to check out the discoveries inside. 

The entrance going to Hub is inside of the building, and there was a small exhibition that hang on the walls leading yo the entrance.
Stores of local items lined up in constructed booths. Handmade bags and pouches.
Local fashion.
Postcards, books and memorabilias.
I love these partition out of yarns and strings.
Flowers always make me smile.
Origami! I wish it were a thousand though.
Clay masks for the home.
Funky crafty signage.
Some unique wood pieces.
Canvas bags and aprons.
I almost bought this bag.
Another funky bag I'd llike to take home.
Some vintage and pop love.
Very unique General Merchandise.
The best time to visit may be at around 4pm, so it's so hot. Bring extra cash for the finds that you might stumble into. Take time to visit and share some love in Escolta. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dapitan Arcade

Braving the afternoon heat, Wes and I took a jeep to Dapitan, out to explore for some items for the house and our other projects.

When we got there, we found out that our favorite shops that were situated outside were no longer there. We were bummed about it, but we were there on a mission so we just decided move inside and explore the arcade. 

As always, there are a lot of quirky finds and here are some of them.

From vintage sewing machines to snazzy Rimowa-like luggages, these coin banks add a special touch.

For those who are planning on Nautical themed party, now you know where to score these.

Ibjust found these lamps very unique.

You can find a lot of tin vintage signages also.

Resin cast wall decor for your coffee shop dreams.