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!
Watch the video tutorial for this craft HERE
Apparently, while my mom was pregnant with me, she took a part-time job at Nordstrom (or was it JC Penney?) wrapping gifts for the holiday season. I don’t know if this story is true, or if I pieced together stories to make it to be true. Either way, it’s a great story to tell. Ang Alamat kung bakit mahilig akong mag-wrap ng regalo.
My mom loves to wrap gifts. I remember how our house in Antipolo used to have this pantry that housed all her supplies. We’d have wrapping paper for all occasions. Her stash of ribbons could rival that of Morning Glory’s (in Divisoria). The use of a gift bag was almost considered a sin. Every Christmas, I was always so excited to see what theme she’d come up with. One year, it was a shirt and tie gift bag. Another year, each gift was unique in its Japanese-inspired origami-like wrapping. Soon enough, I’d taken on the challenge myself. Why buy a gift bag when you can DIY?
I’ve been eyeing this pair of gorgeousness for a while now.
I’m now coming from a self-imposed friendship bracelet making break. For the last couple months, I was eating, breathing, and dreaming bracelets and patterns. Going through withdrawals, I wanted to make a new one. One that was quite simple, requiring no patterns. So, this is what I came up with.
I’ve been having smoothies (and lots of them) this year. Yes, I love me some Razzmatazz or White Gummi Bear from Jamba Juice, but making them on the cheap here at home works just as well. I’ve been freezing my strawberries, bananas and mangoes so I can make my smoothie without ice. Creamier. Yummier. Just throw in some fresh OJ and you’re good to go.
That was until I ran out of OJ. What do I do instead? I make some homemade version of a Banana Split.