When I got back to crafting a few years ago, the first big project I took on was The Friendship Bracelet Book. When I designed and made all those thirty or so bracelets, I went straight to DMC Philippines for my thread. I had remembered stealing the same ones from my Mom’s cross stitch thread stash and used them to make my bracelets instead.
The I Try DIY shop has been up and running for about a month now. The reception from all of you has been overwhelming, and we would like to thank all of you for that. We decided to celebrate with a completely free casual workshop party. We’ll let you play with our stash of Martha Stewart punchers, Sharpies, scrapbook paper and other fun craft goodies. We can only accommodate a handful of people, so hurry and sign up now!
I Try DIY has been up and running for nearly three years. I admit, the blog was born out of being unemployed for the first time in over a decade. It was a pastime, for sure. Amazingly, over the last couple years the blog grew into something more than just a hobby. In fact, I treat I Try DIY like a baby. This baby has grown over the years, and I’m proud of what it has turned out to be.
Until recently, I never felt the need to add a copyright notice on the site. After discovering a few sites who have used my tutorials in full on their site, I went ahead and added the following to the footer of this site.
It’s been busy at the I Try DIY HQ. We had our first bazaar this Christmas season, put up crafts stations at a couple birthday parties, churned out a lot of halloween tutorials for the site, and worked on new workshop offerings! The biggest undertaking though is finally complete, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
We finally opened the online I Try DIY Shop! After a couple years of selling craft tools and handmade goods at random bazaars, we thought we had to make our items available to a bigger crowd. We have a wide array of craft tools, decorative punchers, stamps and stationery items.
First off, congratulations are in order for Real Living PH for celebrating their 11th anniversary. A lot of good stuff in the July issue. Antipolo, my hometown. Stylist’s secrets to decorating. The special throwback to old Real Living sections was a good one, too.
They even made their first-ever list of 25 Creatives to Watch in Arts, Crafts and Design. And my oh my, I am so honored to be one of the 25 they chose!
I’ve been scouting for blog ideas since I moved back to Manila six months ago. I knew that a blog about the move would get old really quick, and shopping blogs were a dime a dozen. A fashion blogger, I was not. The life of my chictopia account was short. I now browse, and never post.
The last couple months, I found myself pretty much unemployed and looking for something to keep me occupied. Perusing blogs, I scratched an itch. The itch was to create stuff. To pass time, I started to make friendship bracelets. Soon enough, a sewing machine landed on my wishlist.
My hope is that with this blog, I don’t lose my want to make things. I’ll document my inspiration, the items I use, how long it takes me and how much it costs. It is my hope that i try diy won’t be shortlived.