Hi everyone! What a high these past months were! There were a lot of surprise and planned bazaars, surprise and planned TV exposures, surprise and planned orders.. all of which I most thoroughly enjoyed. It’s definitely not the time to say that the whirlwind of events is over because its just the start of December. Hoorah, Christmas time!
And what better way to start this merry season by doing some homemade projects? Here’s the shameless me in ANC Shoptalk’s feature of Artwine. I showed off craft skillz that led me to creating this little venture.
I actually still cringe every single time I see this. But i hope you didnt! Instead, i hope it inspires you to make your own versions of these four lovely crafts. I would love to see them! Will be posting separate blog posts for each project so i can give you clearer steps minus the stutters!
A few months ago, Total Girl asked me to do a DIY project about customized t-shirts. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to use Artwine patches cos they’re just perfect for personalizing stuff. Aside from felt appliques, I also used craft gel (with glitters, girls absolutely love sparkly things), fabric scraps, ribbons and textile paint.
I’ve always wanted to makeover a clock! Just get a really cheap one (I bought this clock for Php50 in Divisoria) so you can afford to experiment and have a couple more to give away as gifts. The numbers are of course from Artwine which you can most conveniently paste on your mechanical masterpiece.
For this project, I used a doily for the base. It makes this piece instantly delicate and vintage-looking. I can imagine it hanging in a cozy kitchen while I drink cupcakes and tea in rose colored tea cups. I’ll be inviting everyone over just make sure that you’re in your best Sunday dresses!
Aside from doilies, you can also use printed paper, cloth, paper plates, box covers, old CDs… as base. To make it personalized, why not blow up you picture and put the clock’s hands on your nose! : )
It was very sweet of Andrea of Unang Hirit to call me up again just a month after our first guesting in the show. This time, they needed Artwine’s tips on how to prettify school things especially for those who are running on a tight budget. What a great challenge it posed for me!
Here is Lin Ching happily waving the flipflop pen holder which students can use to disguise the cheap ballpens : P Chances of losing your pens will be reduced to zero with this standout and unforgettable design!
In this unflattering shot, I was showing how to give your old bags a makeover — with Artwine brooches, of course! Holes and pencil marks can be concealed with your favorite felt animals. Brooches can be used to replace keychains too! I also added fringes, ribbons, and trimmings to give a plain carry-all a new look.
I’m happy that my babies get the exposure they deserve. And that they were able to help give tips on a better, prettier and tipid school year!
Look at those elephants, they’re just faking their sleep. They were actually stomping excitedly on their way to Quezon City!
Somewhat easier and less stressful than Artwine’s first Unang Hirit feature, that morning was just as enjoyable. I am grateful for Ate Gina who helped me carry all those stuff that day and who braved the journey from Las Pinas to Quezon City with me even though she easily gets nausea from long travels. Extra helping hands are the best!
Our first 2010 TV feature came early this year, this time from a competing show of the very first one we were in HAHA! Our guesting in Unang Hirit was one of my most stressful preparations ever! One because I had no clue at all about the script (only a vague direction of what I was supposed to show) and two because they only informed me about this feature hours before!
Not sleeping to finish everything I had to demo and to catch the 4AM call time resulted to this:
Most of it were of course stock products at home which I most fortunately had. I just tried to take a nap while waiting for my turn in their outdoor studio which I think looks fantastic. They’re using natural light primarily which is awesome.
Here I am at around 5 in the morning.
Here I am with Jason slash Artwine’s Design Consultant slash my loving boyfriend slash hero of the day! He helped me the whole night til that morning so as to survive that shoot even if he had work that day. All that while still looking this handsome. Unbelievable!
I was pleasantly surprised to get a few calls that morning from friends who saw me on TV. I didn’t know I had friend who are such early birds!
Despite the stress, I am still grateful for Aleine and Andrea of Unang Hirit for the recommendation. They’re great, hardworking gals who remind me so much of my younger days.