Friday, July 25, 2014

Craft Project: Tutu and Headband for Chicay. Happy Birthday!

I always like it when I get to create something so wonderful that will become a part of a little one's life event, such as 1st birthdays.

Just like these head piece and tutu that I made last year for my niece, Chicay.

The fabric flower was made from organza with white beads on the center. It measures about 2.5 - 3 inches in diameter. It was then sewn on a plain white headband that fits a toddler perfectly - not too tight, but not too loose.

I also made a tutu for her, not the usual no-sew that you see around the web. But instead, I sewed it on my mom's trusty old sewing machine.

My cousin, Zoan, wanted to have it paired with a top that has a Tinkerbell print so it will go along with the birthday party's theme. Well, I tried to look but failed. However, I came across a kiosk that does heat press t-shirt printing service. They printed a Tinkerbell character and did a heat press magic on the plain white onesie. Then I added sequins and beads to accentuate the sparkles around Tinkerbell.

And before I shipped them, I made a large pouch from the extra organza fabric to hold them together.

There you go, that's Zoan and her daughter Chicay on her 1st Birthday Party wearing the tutu and headband that I made for her. Nice isn't it?!

** photo grabbed from my cousin's (Joanne Gonzales) Facebook account.

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Mini Crafty Haul from Paper Chic Studio

Last year's BPI Big Holiday Outlet Sale, which happened in December, I chanced upon a small corner of crafty goodies there. It was Paper Chic Studio - on sale! This online store sells arts, crafts, and party supplies. They have washi tapes, bakers twine, rubber stamps, and so much more!

I've been wanting to buy from these type of online stores, it's just that I don't want to spend so much on shipping fee (kuripot, I know! lol!). That's why I took advantage of the opportunity of being there on the outlet sale and bought these from Paper Chic Studio.

Here's what I got:

Bakers Twine - this 15-yard sampler pack of Eco-friendly & Bio-degradable made from 100% cotton is perfect for DIY, labels, wedding favors and anything crafty projects you have in mind. And if I got it correctly, as per Paper Chic Studio's shop, the color of this Bakers Twine is Denim. Bought it at Php50, the same price on their shop.

Standing Favor Bags - I have them on Solid Aqua Blue and Solid White. It measures about 12.5cm wide x 7.5cm deep & 20.3cm tall. Originally, they cost around Php180 per pack. I got mine at Php100 each!

Masking Tape Set and Thank You Message Stamp - Masking Tape set costs Php80 per box on their online shop, I got a 10-peso discount for this. While the Thank You Message Stamp has the same price of Php30, in which the cheapest I've ever seen at the time. Would you believe, I saw one online shop on Instagram selling this type of message stamp for Php90?!

To sum it up:
Bakers Twine - Php50
2 Standing Favor Bags - Php200
Masking Tape Set - Php70
Thank You Message Stamp - Php30

Total: Php350
(Savings: Php170)

It was really fun, especially that I felt like I'm on cloud 9 with all the crafty stuff in front of me. I just have to be a "responsible" buyer and bought ONLY that are useful for me. My hoarding days are over, so what I just bought is enough and I'm happy with my haul! *grin*

'Til next!

Paper Chic Studio