Hi everyone! I know the site has been quiet this year, but I’m back (at least for a bit) and I come bearing great news. I co-wrote a book! I’ve been teasing a lot of pressed flowers photos on @mikkomix the past couple months. Most of the photos were a peek behind the scenes, as I was shooting tutorials for Nature Art Workshop!
Summer has hit Manila, and kids need something to do! I’ve recently been asked if The Friendship Bracelet Book was still available. I did some research, and found all the places you can download the craft books from. Yay! I’m finishing up a few more mini-zines, so just keep an eye out here on the site!
Summer 2013 was all about paracord bracelets. It was my new arm candy of choice. I was starting to hear a lot about it, so when I spent 2 months in Alaska, I made sure to get my stash of cord. Soon enough, I was selling bracelets and holding workshops for it.
If you’d like to learn how to make these bracelets, here’s your chance. Knots About Cords will soon be available at bookstores and newsstands near you! Along with my favorite people at Summit, we worked real hard to make this available for you. Learn how to make an assortment of bracelets, rings, necklaces and other projects.
The book comes with a starter kit of paracord and locks. Should you run out, don’t be dismayed, projects can also be done with other types of cord!
The step-by-step photo instructions are easy to follow!
Look out for my favorite design, the Three-Color Cobra. This style was seen on the runway last year. I think it was Tommy Hilfiger‘s collection.
Grab a copy of Knots About Cords now!
Another birthday, another book!
It feels like only yesterday when The Friendship Bracelet Book came out. Two years later, here I am grateful for another crafts book I was lucky enough to work on. I was a squealing mess when I finally got my own copy of the book.
Today is my day, and I think life has given me one of the best gifts I could have ever gotten. It’s been a lifetime dream to get published. When I set out to reach that dream, I thought I’d be authoring a novel. Who knew my book–first book–would be a crafts book for kids and teens.
Of course, after I post about gift wrapping entries weekly, I find that I abandon my blog completely for a few weeks. I have no excuse other than life getting in the way of blogging. I don’t necessarily have a DIY to post here today, but I wanted to share what’s been going on outside of this blog.
By the end of the month, something Macy, Alessa and I have been working on the past few months will become available at bookstores near you! I’ll give you more details on that once it comes out. All I can promise is that there will be a very cute accessory giveaway in tandem with the release! (Note: I just realized that Alessa just blogged about this too!)
I’ve gotten several orders since I started accepting bracelet orders. I’ll be making bracelets for a children’s party, for a wedding entourage, and fulfill requests from friends and family. Since my first international order made it across the waters safely, I’ll also be putting up an etsy store. I should buy more watch faces so I can sell those babies on etsy, too. Want to order? Send an e-mail to mynameismikko[at]me[dot]com.
My very good friend Macy works for Candy Magazine. For the month of March, she let me contribute to candymag.com‘s diy section. This is where I share a few projects the readers might want to take a stab at. And if you haven’t done so already, go grab a copy of their March issue! I helped out with the Entertainment section of the magazine. It’s my first time being published here in Manila! Seeing my name in print never fails to give me the giggles.
Lastly, I’ve recently accepted a job offer. After ten months of (partially) bumming out here in Manila, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and will be working full-time for a really fun company. I promise to keep posting here. Not even a full-time job can take me away from my crafting!