This is a super belated post! But it’s one of my summer highlights so a documentary here is in order. Besides, I’m just this ecstatic to share with you how my first craft soiree adventure went!
The moment I saw Alessa’s blogpost about the soiree invitation, I knew it was calling for me and immediately sent a reply to her. I initially thought of making cards as paper-crafting is my strong point (or maybe my only experience so far? Will need to branch out soon!) but she suggested a insta-party set. Ok, party styling kit it is! More about that in a separate entry.
My sister joined me in this adventure to help me make and carry my exchange items to the venue. She’s that supportive and caring. ;___; The place is predictably Pipino, Alessa’s vegan restaurant. We’re both interested to try out vegan cuisine so it’s a double adventure for us. Actually, make that triple since we have no idea how to get there! We half-commute and half-cab our way to the restaurant. As Manong Taxi driver doesn’t exactly know the place, my sister whipped out her phone and launched google maps to be our guide. Yay for data plans!
And now the rest of the story will be told with picspam
Pipino’s bright and artistic interiors. The high ceiling and huge window gives this place a light and airy atmosphere. Also love that chalkboard menu and faded red brick accent wall.
Promises for the Plant and Cupcake Stand. They have interesting cupcake flavors such as Red Velvet, Choco Banana, Green Tea and Banana Chia.
Bigger Chalkboard Menu!
Cork Board Bulletin where the Mio Alphabet project is displayed along with collerals from other activities/events that Alessa supports.
Some of the food we had: Low-fat and Cheese-less Vegan Lasagna and Macy’s Kahlua Cupcakes (SUPER YUM)!
Vegetable Curry with Tofu Chips
The first friend I met during the Soiree was April. I knew it was her since I stumbled upon her blog via Lorra a few days before the event. I started with… are you April? HAHAHAHA. How stalkerish is that? She gets a star stamp for flying all the way from Davao to join the event.
Lorra came in a bit later but she’s one of the people I’ve been dying to meet. Got to know her when she ordered from the shop. Imagine my excitement when I discovered she’ll be joining the soiree too! *squeels*
April (Designs of Artisan Blog) & Lorra (Stars for Dreams)
Pat (www.facebook.com/paveee) and the super creative Nikki of Junk Studios
Macy of Macy’s Fields (http://thebestkindofnice.blogspot.com) and Koko (Team Publisher of Candy and Summit Books)
Performing Artists Kaichy (http://kaich.tumblr.com) and Anna (http://facebook.com/anna.achacoso). I envy that divine lighting in the photo. Hahaha.
Mikko of I try DIY and Em.
Graphic Illustrator/Designer and Tattoo Artist Wiji of Curious Studio and Mansy of HeyKessy (http://mansillianasunday.tumblr.com). I keep on accidentally calling Mansy, Kessy. Sorry! HeyKessy is such a catchy name.
Macy shared when she started baking and where Macy’s Fields came from. Koko plugged The Friendship Bracelet Book published under Summit Media.
Lorra shared about her love for notebooks and amusement for inspirational quotes in broken English. Hahaha. Mansy in action!
Marielle before and after pic! Kidding. Here Marielle is showcasing her craft exchange item and plugging about CraftMNL. Go check it out!
Wiji showcasing her art and distributing her acrylic laser-cutout necklaces.
Alessa in serious business i.e. choosing from Wiji’s necklaces. In the second pic, Noelle is sharing her tote bags with surfer girl design.
Nikki sharing her pop art from recycled materials and Beam.. well being herself. Love that smile and energy!
Representatives from DMC who sponsored the materials for the bracelet-making crafternoon!
Class Picture!!! lol. Thanks to my sister for taking them. ;___;
These people are just AMAZING! I’m so fortunate to be part of the first craft soiree, meet creative crafters and be inspired by them. The good news is… Alessa is planning to host more soiree in the future! I hope you’ll join them!