Friday, May 28, 2010

Inspiration Friday

I'm working on my last few custom pieces and I badly need an extra shot of inspiration! I'm dusting off the cobwebs in my brain (It's summer, forgive.) so that I can create something clever and unique for my extra special and extra excited customers. Because as corny as this sounds, there really is so much of myself and my thoughts in every single item I make.

Inspiration is as fickle as girls. But usually, I get moved by interiors, antique, big cities, everyday objects, movies, fairy tales, new supplies and the people who share their talent through their blogs and etsy shops. I guess it also helps that I have an active imagination and a very reliable internet service provider. ;) I found A LOT of visual stimulation online to get me started!

I know it's hard to achieve, but can't a girl believe?

Finally, Bend & Snap was part of a fashion spread in this month's issue of Chalk magazine. It's pretty small, pretty subtle... but still, pretty awesome right? Thought I'd share it with you! :)

How about you? What inspires you?

Monday, May 24, 2010

I Love You, Goodbye

If you were at the Grove by Rockwell during the weekend, you might have popped by my booth, engaged me in much needed chin-wag and wrestled with the crazy Manila heat. I joined my first ever (and last!) bazaar before I turned into the next corporate junkie. What what!

Yes, I’m starting work soon. The kind that involves a boss, an office and thinking. Yay!

I’m a little melodramatic though that my Bend & Snap stint is over, but I keep reminding myself that it was my sense of wanderlust and a desire for challenges that brought me to this happy place – my blogshop! And so while I’m a bit hesitant to put down the pliers, I know it’s time for a different adventure.

I haven’t won an Oscar but who cares? I can DIY one. Ha! So allow me to have a moment for my big speech…

Thanks to my family (especially my mom) and my wonderful friends who encouraged me, helped me out, gave me great advice, made me laugh… all those things you find in a Hallmark card. Thank you for allowing me to take the driver’s seat and going with the flow!

To those who followed my blog and supported my craftivity, thank you very much. You make me feel so lucky that I was able to accomplish one of my dreams. There are fluffier ways of saying it, but I proved the whole “if you think you can, YOU CAN!” notion. You cannot help but do great things with that kind of mindset!

End... Scene!

So, the Supersale Bazaar was kind of like my graduation. Thanks to all those who came and helped out! I appreciate it. If you missed it, below is a glimpse of what it looked like for me.

Le booth!

Le jewels!

Le git!


The best salesperson and friend, Michelle. Thank you!

Monica, my partner for the clothing line. :)

My happy working elves (kidding!!!) Monica, Michelle and Donna. THANKS!

Another thing I must tell you is this. I will be dumping/ consigning the last few items that I have. I’ll keep you posted on that one. I still might be open to the idea of creating custom pieces because, well, addictions are hard to break.

Bend & Snap (and dearest vacation) --- I love you, Goodbye!

In glue I trust,


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine

One day at a time.

Today is a Sunday and I feel giddy, fresh and clever. It's as if cartoon birds might just fly through my windows and braid my goldielocks locks. The job hunt is looking up and today I woke up with much needed clarity!

Now, on to pretty young things. Here's virtual style muse and friend Rosanna of "Little Miss Dress Up", wearing one of my creations. Her pretty little face is popping up just about everywhere, including EDSA. Congrats, Sans!

PS, thank you to all the ladies who are constantly ordering from me. You are keeping me busy and inspired to get off my hump during my personal Vietnam. Thank you so much! Your words make me happy. :) Make my heart explode by posting your BAS photos on our fan page too.

Carry on,