Oct 23

Reviving Crafty Pinoy

It’s been a long time since I last posted here in Crafty Pinoy. Four years! I guess I just never really knew what to do about this. Or, the fact that I was never really solved with the idea of blogging about crafty materials and other people’s crafts. I grew up with artists for parents who made sure my sister and spent all our summers at home learning an art or something crafty — it’s not like I’ve never done any arts and crafts.

I guess it was more of the fact that I never really found the time for doing something crafty. My work as a web designer keeps me really busy — sometimes I get so drained from my job that I just want to spend the weekend resting. But the thing is, having a job that requires creativity sometimes put me at the point of losing inspiration. And whenever that happens, doing arts and crafts never failed to get that creativity back. So there. I no longer have an excuse to do arts and crafts during my free time. ๐Ÿ˜€ Besides, I miss spending “arts and crafts time” with my younger sister Joyce — I think finding time for crafty stuff will not only help me relax, but have some quality time with my one and only sibling.

I honestly don’t think I’d be able to blog really often here, but it’s definitely not going to be once every four years ๐Ÿ˜› Hopefully I’d be able to share with you my weekend crafts as often as I could. Stay tuned, and allow me to welcome you back to Crafty Pinoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 24

Gold “Christmas” ribbons

Aside from collecting papers, I also like ribbonsโ€”all kinds of ribbons!

I bought this gold ribbon from JR Fabric in New Farmers Plaza for the simple reason that I thought it looked pretty and I might eventually find some use for it. I was buying silver ribbons at that time for the home-made invitations my sister and I were making for my wedding, but the gold one just looked so pretty.

gold lacey ribbons

I’ve actually already made use of this gold ribbon already: prettying up gifts to friends and relatives, as well as decorating our home for Christmas.

A roll costs about Php250 (that’s about US$6) last year when I bought it. It might be cheaper in Divisoria though, but I haven’t really looked there yet.

If you’d like to know where I got my ribbons, here’s the contact info of the shop where I bought it:

JR Fabric
New Farmers Plaza Upper Ground Level
Araneta Center
Cubao, Quezon City
Tel. 911-1411

Jun 25

Personalized ribbons

Here’s a cool way to spice up your wedding stuff:

personalized satin ribbons

I used these personalized ribbons for a previous wedding invitations client. You can have them made in Divisoria (sorry, I already forgot the name of the store) at around $6 per roll. The price varies depending on the type and size of ribbon that you want.

Thing is, you’ll have to get at least five rolls since they’ll be custom-made. Well, you can always use the ribbons for decorating gifts if you can’t use all five rolls right? ๐Ÿ˜‰