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The 2nd Craft Soirée

It was ‘Craft Christmas’ all over again last Saturday! The 2nd Craft Soirée was held last August 18 at Pipino. This event is something that I came up with because I wanted to meet other crafters, and also for us to celebrate love for the handmade. (Read about the 1st Craft Soiree here.) It’s a huge success every time, and it seems more and more people are coming out of their ‘craft shells’, so I’m thinking of hosting the event every quarter!
The idea of the Craft Soirée is for each crafter to bring an x-number of crafts for each member of the group, and in exchange, each one will take home 1 craft each from everyone else. Each participant talks about what she does, her craft specialty, and the craft that she made for the group. It’s also a venue for sharing ideas, suppliers, and of course, meeting new friends!
In the beginning, everyone so quiet. Traffic was so bad that day, so we decided to serve lunch first, so we could wait for the other participants.
Thanks to my super supportive hoosband PJ for taking care of registration! 🙂
Crafters ranged from casual crafters to pros (pros meaning those that make sell crafts for a living). The crafters were divided into 3 groups. Each one brought at least 10 crafts to give away. So happy that crafters April, Mansy, Beam, Mikko and Lorra from the 1st Craft Soiree joined us again!
Check out the show-and-tell in photos! 🙂
Jeanie
Twitter: jeaniedelarama

 

April
Facebook: designsofartisan
Twitter: iam_artisan

 

Mansy
Twitter: mansilliana

 

Ella
Twitter: ellaasantos
Imana

 

Maan
Facebook: popjunklove
Fozzy
Facebook: thefozzybook
Twitter: thefozzybook
Roma Orate
http://roma10amor.multiply.com
Facebook: roma10amor
Twitter: roma10amor

 

Jenni
nikitaaccessories.multiply.com
Angela

 

Isa
Twitter: isakalabasa
Lorra
Facebook: StarsForDreams
Twitter: starsfordreams

 

Daniella
Facebook: doodledan
Twitter: daniellahao

 

Sevy
Twitter: sevycorcuera
Jamie
Roma Angsalud
Facebook: popjunklove

 

Fran
Twitter: oceansandwaves
Koni
Facebook: Candidly Pretty

 

Trey

 

Beam
Facebook: shopartwine
Twitter: shopartwine

 

Victoria

 

Mikko
Facebook: itrydiy
Twitter: itrydiy
Iya
Facebook: shopiyamisa
Twitter: IyaMisa

 

Celine
Cherish
Facebook: ilovesavikoruja
Sonia
Twitter: soniahime
Alessa 😛
The Craft Loot!
I wanted the crafters to share what they do with other people, too. Since the Craft Soirée is a closed door event, I asked everyone to pin a craft on the cork board, so that more people can see and appreciate their handmade products.. You can view the crafts up close at Pipino!
Here are more photos of the event:
Craft madness. The room was exploding with so much talent!
Illustrations by Jamie
Lorra’s personalized goodies
Mansy and April picking giveaways from the prize table
Screenprinted shirt by Dan; Origami boxes & crocheted earrings by Mikko; Cord bracelets by Roma; Felt keychain by Beam; Sticker sheet by Alessa; Clay magnets & Bracelet by April; Illustrated diskettes by Angela; Handprinted cards by Lorra; and a canvas Craft Soiree tote!
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