Throwback: Dana Cosplays

Last October 2016, we had a cosplay event at work. Employees and their kids were asked to come in Anime costumes and have fun with the program and treats prepared by the generous people from the company.

Of course, I signed up my daughter to the event. I had a lot of ideas in mind for her costume, especially something Card Captor Sakura… but then I received a notice from the company that we did not make it to the cut. So there, my world crumbled down to pieces. Haha. Kidding. But needless to say, I stopped making all efforts at making her a costume since we wouldn’t be going to the event anyway.

HOWEVER!!! 3 DAYS before the event, my former manager informed me to ignore the decline notice since they reserved special slots for us, and so the event continues and so does the excitement. But my world crumbled the second time after realizing we were only 3 days from the event but I didn’t have anything prepared yet.

So in a rush, I had to come up with something. I wanted it to be unique. It doesn’t matter if only a few recognizes it. I decided, I wanted to make her Mikasa from the Anime Attack on Titan.

So with little budget and little time on hand, I DIY’ed her costume and here’s how she looked.


Pretty fun ei? I dunno about you but I really loved it. Sure it looked really handmade, but I guess my daughter can rock anything she wears! (Haha, yeah, ako na ang number 1 fan ng anak ko.) But really… isn’t she lovely? cute? charming? cool?

And to top it all, I was really happy that she liked her costume and she went to the event with me, “in character!”

So that’s it for now. Please let me know what you think!


To God be the glory!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!

The year 2016 has been very good to me. There were a lot of challenges and ‘downs’ but the ‘ups’ and blessings definitely outweighed the bad. I have, as always been, blessed with a loving family, beautiful daughter, inspiring (though at times stressful haha) craft projects, and miracles at work. What more could I ask for, right?

But really, there are more things I want and desire to do and I continue to pray to the Lord to make more of them happen this new year. Aren’t you just excited? I am!

‘Coz I know that the Lord has the best of plans for me and my family and I just can’t wait to see them unravel. So pray, anticipate, and watch with me! Will you?

In line with that… there are actually major changes I am planning to do with my blog.

Initially, I created this blog to focus on and showcase my craft projects. I wanted to make more photo/video tutorials. But as you may have noticed, updating the blog regularly has been a challenge for me. I was always conscious of what to post, how to post, how to take good photos, how to make interesting videos and stuff like that… to the point that I fail to post altogether. And I suppose I’ve been missing the whole point. This whole time!

So this year, things will change. I have decided, to let go! Let it go… Let it go… Can’t hold it back anymore… ^^v

I will no longer post just about crafting, but I will post just about anything! Anything I want to share about myself, my day, my daughter, my husband, my family, my work, my friends, my life, and still, my crafting projects of course.

For 2017 onwards, I’ve decided to just share whatever my heart wants to share with the world!!! Yeah the world! Haha.

So I hope you continue to support me, and visit my blog, read my updates, and share with me your life too.

Excited? I am!


From my family to yours… HAPPY NEW YEAR and cheers to an upcoming year of God’s faithfulness! Much love! xoxo


To God be the glory!