Saturday, May 17, 2014

Washi + Papercutting Workshop in Alabang

Ever since I stumbled a store of washi tapes named Hey Kessy, I've been wanting to attend her various workshops she organized for hobbyist, crafters and newbies like me. The only issue though is the location since it's always being held in Quezon City area (or anywhere in the Northern part of NCR) which is on the other end of the map from where I am thus I disregard the idea.

So imagine my excitement when someone posted this in our FB group....

Workshop Fee is Php 1700

I hurriedly checked Hey Kessy's blog to see the details of the workshop and the fee is inclusive of the ff:
- a roll Hey Kessy washi tape
- craft knife
- personalized cutting mat
- different types of paper
- practice sheets and templates
- a DIY frame kit
- snacks  

Finally the workshop is in the South! A few days ago, I've been contemplating on trying my hands on papercutting. I'm curious if it's that hard and what will be my creations during my first try. Someone from up above must have heard my thoughts and this is the answer which I effortlessly didn't looked for.

I know that some of you might associate papercutting to a paper being cut by scissors (that most kids do) but this one is different and way artsy. See some samples below:

Rob Ryan Paper Cut

Layout by Papr

Paper Cut Quotes by Ant Design Gifts

Don't you just love the papercuts? Who knows it might become a hobby of yours truly which I can turn into a business in the future.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

For all the Mothers

"Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels... 
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. 
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. 
Her sons rise up and call her blessed. 
Her husband also praises her: 
Many women are capable, but you surpass them all! 
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised". 

~Proverbs 31:10, 25-30
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Saturday, May 3, 2014


Hello everyone! It's been 2 months that my blog is in hiatus. Originally I was planning to just take a rest for a month but it got extended because of my laziness and the fact that my hands are always full nowadays. It's not easy working from home since I also need to do a lot of household chores (laundry, cleaning our room, feeding the dogs, etc). I end up getting tired even on weekends, making me wish that I have a vacation every two months.

So how you've been? Hope you will all stick by me regardless of my long absence. The past years I've been wanting to have a blog makeover since it's getting a little boring don't you think? The other blogs I've seen have these cheerful colors and they have social media buttons which obviously my blog is lacking. So before plunging deeper to that plan, I decided to sign-up for a workshop which will happen next Saturday and it's all about Getting to Know WordPress by The Happy WAHM.

Photo Credit: The Happy WAHM
My blog is in Blogger platform since 2008 and I'm in limbo if I need to change my blog to Wordpress platform since they offer a lot of blog templates to choose from. In addition, I'm still a newbie when it comes to the technicalities surrounding Wordpress.

On the email that I received after signing up, it says....

What to expect in this workshop.

Everyone will be given a hands-on experience to work on a self-hosted WordPress dashboard.  Well, yeah, we can also create a free site with, but we want you to experience all the fun part of a self-hosted site, and fun has a name.  It's called a plugin.

So you ask, what is a self-hosted site?  And what is a plugin?  Those, and a lot more of your questions will be answered at the workshop.  After all, this is one full day of us being kids, asking all the whys and the what-ifs of WordPress. 

I'm excited since I will have a blogger friend joining this workshop as well. So I already know someone and hope to learn from the other attendees. Let this be the start of my blog evolving into something hip and fun!  :)