I’m a frustrated arts and crafts-er despite being an artistically inclined person. I always seem to want to start projects and learn new crafts, but halfway through I start to either get bored with it or I’d forget to continue. Well two weeks ago, DMC, my favorite go-to shop for thread and needlework supplies, invited me and a few bloggers for an afternoon lunch at Early Bird Breakfast Club to introduce and talk to us about arts, crafts, and 7 women who currently dominate the world of it. After the short but inspiring event, I was more than determined to get back on continuing some projects I’ve started!
We were greeted with displays of different kinds of crafts from embroidery, knotting, dreamcatchers, string art, knitting, crochet and cross-stitching among others.
Upon approaching our table, I was greeted with this adorable place card with my name on it, and and even more adorable flower holder in the form of thread stacked on top of each other! (I may or may not be stealing this idea–you’re welcome to steal it too *wink wink*)
As we were served food, we watched short videos introducing each of the 7 ladies and their history with their crafts.
Appetizer: Fried potatoes and sausages
Appetizer: French Fries in a jar and mango iced tea
Main course: Adobo flakes on rice (SO GOOD! 10/10 would recommend!)
Dessert: I forgot what this was called but I think it was some sort of french toast with nutella. (oops, I forgot to ask, I just scarfed it down)
Introducing the 7 women who dare you to Dare your Mind to Create:
Karla Quisimbing, Mikko Sumulong, Trey Ajusto
Lenora Cabili, Marielle Nadal-Reyes, Candy Reyes-Alipio
(photo credits to Tippy of GoogleyGooeys!)
*not in photo: Alessandra Lanot, she was abroad during the event but prepared a video for us to watch as well to know all about her craft and advice to all who want to make and do arts and crafts
7 Advice from these inspiring crafters:
- Take something ordinary, pair it with something unexpected to create something extraordinary –Alessandra Lanot
- Don’t be afraid to try something new. You can make anything with your hands as long a you put your mind to it. –Candy Reyes-Alipio
- Go for it. Be adventurous. Create something that you love. –Karla Quisimbing
- Start small. Don’t go for big projects and you get discouraged halfway through cause it’s taking so long. –Lenora Cabili
- See the potential in things. –Marielle Nadal-Reyes
- Never be afraid to make mistakes. –Mikko Sumulong
- Know the basics. Don’t be limited by the misconception about the craft. –Trey Ajusto
After the event, we were given a canvas bag full of crafts made by each of the 7 women we met that day. They literally handmade something for each of us! I think my favorite would have to be the dreamcatcher, definitely :)
If you want to meet these amazing women, DMC is holding a craft fair entitled DMC Handcrafted to reach those who want to start crafting and those who are already into crafting. It will be held on the weekend of January 30 to February 1 at Century City Mall Event Center, where you can also buy handmade pieces or make your own little projects. Partner crafters will be at the fair to hold workshops for those who want to learn new skills.
For more detailed information, refer to the posters below:
I, for one, have been itching to start on my embroidery projects again. Last year, I went on a shopping spree at DMC in SM Megamall for embroidery thread and tools. I somehow stopped on my project but after the event, it has sparked up my interest in the craft again! So, shall I see you on the weekend of January 30 to February 1? I hope so!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for DMC. The thoughts and opinions on this post are entirely my own.