I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it here, but I’m a product of Antipolo City. I spent most of my childhood running around our family compound situated at the end of Sumulong Highway. Our compound was known as the White House.
We’ve sold our property there, but a relative of ours kept their home and converted it into a resort. The resort is now named LeBlanc. In the last month alone, I’ve been to LeBlanc Resort twice. Had a Pressed Flowers workshop once, and a family reunion/sleepover once.
Tita Myrna made this mural in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. I wrote about the Antipolo Cathedral in a previous entry HERE.
When we were younger, we kept bugging our parents and grandparents for a swimming pool. It wasn’t until now, over a decade later, that our childhood wish came true.
Food at LeBlanc is delicious. We were served plates of food tasting during the Pressed Flowers workshop. What a treat that was! At our family gathering, my Japanese aunt gave in to my request of DIY sushi. Yummy.
Beautiful flower arrangements are all around LeBlanc. I was so tempted to steal this bouquet to press the petals for later.
The Pressed Flowers workshop was an intimate gathering. It was a group of family and friends–the best kind of crafting, for sure.
I wasn’t able to take photos of everyone’s work (because we were too busy making things). Here are a few shots I managed to sneak in that afternoon.
Gotta love them flowers.
The next workshop will be on August 17, at Hey Kessy Studio in Quezon City. Sign up for the workshop HERE.
Last month, we held another workshop for my latest favorite craft. I spent an afternoon with a few newbie and seasoned crafters, learning the ins and outs of pressed flowers or botanical pressing.
Last month, Anvaya Cove invited I Try DIY to one of their open house events. It was my birthday weekend, so I was a bit hesitant to go. When I managed to book a room for that Saturday night, I knew I had to go! I brought along a few of my crafts cousins/friends to help me out with the crafts table and to spend the special weekend with me!
Earlier this month, Ayala invited us to Anvaya Cove in Morong, Bataan to host crafts activity table during their open house. MacyMarie, and I were on the road early that Saturday morning. It was nice sunny day, making the view even more beautiful.
This past Sunday was spent crafting with a bunch of other crafters, newbies and experts alike. I shared my inherited pressed flowers expertise with them.
I think I was in highschool when my Mom started making pieces with Pressed Flowers. Her pieces were hung in every house we ever lived in. It was one of those special things she gifted at weddings and birthdays. I was never the flower loving type of girl, and yet I’d always marvel at Mom’s work.
This piece right here is one of my favorites. It has an assortment of flowers native to Alaska–picked and pressed at different seasons. It’s hung somewhere in our home in Anchorage.
Let’s make handmade stationery, cards & envelopes together on October 12. Kit includes a special decorative edge puncher of your choice, and nearly unlimited paper!
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Read about the last workshop HERE!