To be honest, I was terrified of turning a year older this year. I can’t believe I’m not in my twenties anymore! WAAAH! I want to cry. (Not kidding.) I want to be forever 24. (Still not kidding.) So when I was planning my birthday party, I knew I had to make it superfun to distract me from the fact that I was turning 30. And since I was also celebrating my blog’s first year anniv in the internets, of course, I had to do some cool craft activity!
I invited fellow craft bloggers to join me for lunch + crafternoon at Burger Project. It was my first time to meet some of them in person, but if you’ve followed the craft soiree and other crafternoons, you’ll see many familiar faces.
PJ did the chalk art!
Mansy and her giant burger.
My nephew Kai came with a box of carrot cupcakes for me!
My only photos of Em and Dar…nakatalikod pa! Hehe sorry!
Will post more details later on how you can pre-order your own pair of handwoven & handmade brogues, backpacks, bags, belts, and bracelets! Notice, they all start with a B? Because B is for Breakfast, my favorite meal of the day! 😛
Then we proceeded to crafting! The task of the day was to design two canvas totes: one that we would exchange with each other, and the other will be used to raise funds for classroom chairs for a school in Masbate. The crafters knew about this activity and came with their own appliques and art materials.
Our littlest crafter, Kai finished his totebag before everyone else. Sigh. Don’t you envy the artistic mind of a four-year-old, where creative blocks do not exist?
I painted my own tote for the exchange, too!
Added white birds on mine when it was dry.
Drea, Allie and Koko.
Sharpies on canvas… fun!
And Beam’s illustrations!
Black and white hearts by Noelle
Marielle of CraftMNL gave out screenprinted posters for everyone!
All of us with our crafty canvas totes.
Watercolored quote poster, Canvas Tote & Leather bracelet by LifeAfterBreakfast. (me)
Gift Certificate from Artwine.
Cupcake Charm by Anna Achacoso-Graham.
Magnet from Mariel of SittingPretty Craft Studio.
Scrapbooking set by Jeanie dela Rama.
Knitted Pencil grip by Kaich.
Handstamped postcard by Mansy.
Save/Do MemoPad from Dar and Em of Belle de Jour.
Lace Earrings from Ayra.
Notepad from April of Designs of Artisan.
Paper flower by Victoria Velasco.
Mikko also made these cool gimp keychains, which were give to the winners of the best bag designs, and Kaity gave out her photo bookmarks in select goodie bags 😉
Thanks for dropping by, Muffin, and to Clems and Jas for helping me during the party.
What’s great about having a craft party is that all your guests are super creative, and you get loads of cool crafty gifts! Got amazing birthday loot this year. Thank you!! 🙂
Of course, being my sister-cousin, Noey was there again! 😛
Matching mommas Gin and Joan with Von & JR
Kiddos Isaiah, Kai and Mio with Tito PJ
The family is growing!
Gave away lootbags to the ladies at the party, and braided bracelets to everyone! 🙂
A Vegan Banana-chia-chocolate cake from Pino, PinoKitchenStudio, The Burger Project, and Pipino!
It was a happy birthday, indeed. Thank you for all the birthday greetings!