DMC presents Handcrafted Arts & Crafts Fair & Get to know the 7 Amazing Women Crafters
Every year I want to improve myself to create and learn something new. Last year, I learned to do bento making for my son’s baon.
With the help of my husband, we even made some bento packs for Ren’s classmates on his 7th birthday celebration at school.
The year before that, I got interested in creating DIY stuff. This interest pushed me to create DIY costumes for Ren whenever he needs one.
This year I wanted to learn calligraphy and water coloring. I have a lot of ideas in mind that I hope will become a reality soon.
I got inspired even more when I heard the beautiful stories of 7 amazing people at the DMC Handcrafted Arts & Crafts event at the Early Bird Breakfast in Century City Mall that was held last January 13.
These women Dared their Mind to Create something unique and beautiful and they succeed.
These inspiring artist/crafters are the following:
Leonora Cabili– It was a surprise for me that the blouse I wore at the event was one of her works.
She owns the fashion line called Filip+Inna where her clothes are designed with traditional Filipino patterns from indigenous tribes which are cross stitched onto the clothes. She collaborated with Bayo where my blouse came from. Her brand gained global recognition and was even featured in ELLE Magazine and worn by Tory Burch and Amanda Hearts.
Trey Ajusto– I learned about crocheting when I was in elementary, but unfortunately I didn’t get it and learned how to do it. I let my mom finished my crochet project at school (hahaha). I have a high respect with people who can create a crochet project because I find it hard to do. Trey is a full time crafter and sells her own line of crochet yarn and craft supplies called Gantsilyo Guru
Michelle Karla Sumulong– I remembered when I was in high school I loved creating friendship bracelets. That is why I can relate with Michelle when she discovered doing one. Her works though looks more complicated than my works before. You can see some of her friendship bracelet designs and other works at www.facebook.com/itrydiy and website- itrydiy.com
Allesandra Lanot– she is a crafter and an owner of various organic vegetarian restaurants around Metro Manila. I have visited her blog lifeafterbreakfast.ph and I saw some of her works. She knows how to do water coloring, calligraphy and string art. I will stalk her more because of that 🙂
Candy Reyes-Alipio– She is a production designer. She also enjoys knitting and you can check some of her works at her Facebook page Knitting Expedition. I was inspired by her because she teaches knitting to the women at Mt.Pulag . Through knitting they can earn extra income for their families.
Karla Quimsing– Among the 7 ladies who presented their crafts and arts, I got interested with Karla’s work the most during the event. She creates dream catchers and they are so cool. She also involves her two adorable daughters on doing them. Check her works on her FB page- facebook.com/damgocebu and her blog klaylalay.com
Marielle Nadal-Reyes – Her line is hand crafted wedding decorations. She is the founder of CraftMNL, a studio where crafters meet and do workshops together. See some of her works at yellowbuglove.com
DMC, along with these remarkable people challenges everybody to make crafts that are beyond instructions and patterns and create something that they can call their own. They are encouraging everyone to discover part of themselves and to not be afraid to make mistakes and make crafting a part of their lives.
DMC is holding a craft fair starting January 30 until February 1 at Century City Mall. Here you can learn some crafts or enhance what you already know because there will be FREE workshops with their partner crafters.
You can do crafting with your kids in your spare time as your bonding activity and you can also do this to earn some extra income as well.
Let’s start the year by challenging ourselves to create and learn something new. Tara let’s DIY some more!