The Owl and the Pussycat

Or should I say… the Owls and the Pussycat!

 

I have been working with my mom, on late nights, to mass produce wrist rests and softies for a “Sale for a Cause” I am planning to launch this August. Part of the proceeds will be donated to aid my nephew who continues to battle Hemophilia. But before we could even get started, I received an order to make an owl and a cat wrist rest for the client to gift her mom and sister. Yey!

I was really happy that she took her time to go through my fb page and look at my sample photos. Unfortunately, the fabric print she initially liked was no longer available; but good thing Cotton Depot in Glorietta 5 had a similar one.

So I went ahead and made the ordered softies. But while I was making them, the poem The Owl and the Pussycat kept coming to mind. Was it because I liked the poem that much? Was it because of the poem that I even loved making owls and cats? Nah. It was most likely just a cute coincidence. But perhaps it was also because of a funny short film by Nestle Ph that was aired here back in 2011.

You may watch the video here:

 

 

The short film has a lot of funny things and jokes in it but it does have a moral lesson to it: to never give up and do your best at all times!

 

And that is what I hope to do for the next couple of weeks. To do my best! In making more Owls, Cats and other softies that will create smiles in others’ faces – to ours, to yours, to the clients’, and to my nephew’s.

I know I started making owls since 2009 and the cat wrist rests I’ve forgotten. But doesn’t really matter whether it is the poem or shortfilm that inspired me to making more Owls and Pussycats. I just love them and I know I will continue making more. And I hope you will love them too!

 

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The sexy owl and the ma-ekek owl. The client originally ordered the ma-ekek owl but I just had to make the sexy owl. Then she didn’t know which to choose so she bought both of them!
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The Owls and the Pussycat
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I was supposed to make a tag, but I ended up making a card instead. Happy birthday bunso (youngest)!

 

Won’t you? Would you? Just let me know and comment below!

P.S. I was supposed to launch the sale first week of August but since I myself is undergoing physical therapy, we had to slow down production for a bit. But do not be dismayed because the softies are definitely on their way! The sale will be launched locally here in the Philippines but if you are interested to get them internationally, feel free to email me at eclations@yahoo.com for more details.

 

Stay tuned!

 

In everything, give thanks! To God be the glory! 🙂

Block Party Ph: Wanderlust 2016

I have always wanted to join the Block Party Ph at Ayala Alabang Village. And it finally happened last March 19, 2016! It was something I have planned a couple of months back. But then I had the miscarriage and was at a dilemma whether or not I could, or if I should, continue with it. But, I was just so happy I got a go signal from my doctor to participate. It was 10 days after I had a miscarriage, I had finally gotten out of bed rest, and my doctor recommended I do activities that relieve me of my stress and turmoil of emotions (ha!), but also with a stern reminder that I should not over-exert or tire myself.

Although I could not do the stuff I had planned on making for the event, I was really thankful my Mom was there to craft for me, to support me, to accompany me. My mommy sure can craft!

And so, let me share you our products and photos:

1. Felt Rose Topiary – something we love making in eclations. It can be a party or room decoration, a centerpiece, and now even has that owl clip embellishment which serves as a note/card/calendar/letter/whatever holder. 🙂 And oh, the mixed rose topiary was sold even before the bazaar so you won’t see it in succeeding pictures.

2. Owl Softies – Oh how I love owls! My mom kept asking me why I only make owls (and the wrist rests at #3) and not other animals, but I also do not know why, except that I just find owls so cute! Haha. Perhaps I should update my brand to Owlclations. These are in fact owls I have created for previous events. And thankfully, I’ve sold them all out that day to the lovely miss Champagne Morales.

I also plan to make more owls out of my stash of fabric at home so I can finally de-stash and de-clutter and just sell these products on future events. Please follow my FB page if you are interested to get one for yourself.

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3. Cat and Bunny Wrist Rests – a product I started making for a colleague 2 Christmases ago. I have continued making them since I wanted to make something not only “cute” but functional as well. These actually come with what I call “pun tags” but I failed to take photos of the tags themselves. I will probably just make a separate post on that one. hihih.

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4. Flower Topiaries – Yeah I know, you’ve seen these in #1. But take a look at this photo and notice the paper flower versions. Simpler but not less lovely, right?

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4. Flower Magnets – yeah yeah, I know. Flowers again. and I suppose you noticed that these are same flowers that make up my topiary. But what can I do? These flowers are so cute I just love making them and I find may uses for them. In fact, I have attached 3 of these roses to one of my new shirts (perhaps I’ll make a post on this as well).

And if you are interested in making this flower, I do have a tutorial here. But I also plan on making another video tutorial specific to these refrigerator magnets so do wait for that. 😉

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And except for the tags I failed to capture in photos, that was pretty much it. My condition prior to the event hampered me from delivering more, but I am happy I got to experience this fun bazaar. A shoutout to my lovely assistants who stayed with me throughout the day.

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And also another shoutout to my bestfriend! I just have to say, this girl is God-sent. Every time she went to my area, I sold something! Guess her charm really draws people in. I should have her stay with me the whole day next time. :p

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And of course, my daughter and husband also had lots of fun with the food and other activities in the area. Watching my daughter get creative and enjoy playing out doors was priceless!

 

So much thanks go out to the organizers and sponsors who made this happen!

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To know more about what the Block Party events are all about, read here. (Note: Official Wanderlust photos taken from their FB page.)

And if you want to stay tuned for future Block Party gatherings, like and follow The Block Party on Facebook.

It was a blast! A fun and wonderful experience! We sure hope to see you there next time! 😉

 

To God be the Glory!