Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday7: 2012 Highlights

I began teaching arts & crafts when I was only 17 years old. It started as a summer project for the neighborhood kids. It took over my life for about 8 years, which was when I decided to focus on my design work. Last year, I promised myself I'd go back to holding workshops. 
In May 2012, I partnered with DMC for a series of craft workshops, and after that, held a few more crafternoons in watercolor, jewelry-making, calligraphy, and stamping. What I love most about the crafternoons is that I now teach adults instead of just kids, and that I meet so many awesome people at the workshops. I promise to bring you more crafternoons in 2013!

TWO: CRAFT SOIREEWhat began as a 'weird' idea has sprung many new friendships. The Craft Soiree was something I came up with early last year, and to my surprise, so many eager crafters joined! We just had the 3rd craft soiree last Dec8, with over 20 crafters participating in the craft exchange.

THREE: NEW CRAFTY FRIENDS FOR LIFEWas it only this year that I met these people? It feels like I've known them longer. I have 2012 (and the power of e-mail) to thank for having them in my life now.
Love and shoutouts to Mansy, April, Jam and Anya! :)

FOUR: PINO, PIPINO AND BURGER PROJECTThank you to everyone who has supported our restaurants in the past years!

FIVE: BEST VEG MEAL OF THE YEAR: RESTAURANT ANDRETo this day, I still dream about the 7-course veg meal I had in Restaurant Andre in Singapore. Just a tip: they only serve vegetarian options by request. This restaurant is really worth saving up for!

SIX: BEST BEACH TRIP OF THE YEARAnd the award goes to...Mangenguey Island in Palawan! It's a no-brainer. When I asked PJ about his highlights of the year, our Mangenguey trip is right at the top. I would love to go back!

SEVEN: 2012 COLLABORATIONSThe Friendship Bracelet Book with Mikko & Macy  |  Punchdrunk Panda Camera Straps  |  Anthill Fabric Gallery x LAB x CarabaoCrafts  |  Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Planner with Viviamo  |  Cuentos y Recuerdos with Poveda Alumnae  |  Illustrations for

World Teachers' Day with DepEd  |  Watercolor Workshops & Designs with Rags2Riches  |  Cake Collabs with Gel of SwellSweets

Thank you to everyone who believed in me this year. Can't wait for more great things in 2013! :)