Thanks to the local crafts and arts festivals and bazaars cropping up from north (10A Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair in Quezon City) to south (Block Party at Makiling Park), and center (Maker’s Market at Estancia), we’re introduced to the delightfully thriving craft community in the country.
However, if you’re perpetually forgetting to mark the dates of these fairs or are always too busy to go, shop online instead. Let this roundup clue you in on what’s out there.
1. 400 Lux
IG: @shop400lux FB: www.facebook.com/shop400lux E-mail: email@example.com Contact: 0977-210-5316 Click and shop for: Crochet décor; amigurumi toys; art necklaces
One way to satisfy your sugar cravings without any guilt: 400 Lux’s crochet donuts, cupcakes, ice cream cones, and macarons! She also makes sweet amigurumi teddy bears and crochet cacti. (Good news to those who can’t keep any form of plant alive!) Her newly opened Etsy shop also showcases her handmade accessories.
Any seasoned 10A Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair goer could easily spot Femi Cachola’s station, what with the colorful celebrity potheads (the adorable sort) and painted pots that would make you want to grow succulents stat. Oh, and she conducts succulent dish garden workshops too!
3. The Tooth Fairy Crochets
IG: @thetoothfairycrochets Contact: 0998-565-6332 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Click and shop for: Crochet accessories for kids
Mom-dentist Twinkle Portes is the crafter at the helm of The Tooth Fairy Crochet, hence the name. Expect to find wholesome crochet hats and apparel for babies and kids in candy colors. The tiny booties are especially cute! She also does small crochet picture frames that will add the right touch of twee to a wall.
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IG: @sqooid FB: www.facebook.com/SQooid E-mail: email@example.com Click and shop for: Hand-carved stamps; stamped pillows and beach mats
Tish Hautea’s rubber stamp offerings are pretty with a tinge of quirk, just like the name and logo of her brand. She has stamps inspired by nature such as an eagle’s nest, as well as themed designs like fast food eats and limited edition classic horror movie stamps. Commissioned works include a wedding logo and even a baby’s photo for a baptism.
IG: @pluma_ph E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Click and shop for: Type mugs and notepads; hand carved stamps
Geli Balcruz takes her calligraphy from paper to mugs with fun, good vibes-inducing texts such as “seize the day” and “starter fluid.” She has also collaborated with Sqooid for a set of stamps stamped with Pinoy quips like “charot” and “gorabels”. No “chos” about it – it’s “bongga” in a new way.
Head on over to Spot.ph to see the rest of this list.