Monday, May 18, 2015

Stamp Making Workshop on June 20

Let's make stamps and use them to personalize tote bags and postcards! Each participant will get a complete set of carving tools and blocks, fabric ink pads, a craft zine, and other essential materials making stamps.

Stamp Making Workshop

Here are some of the stamps I made during a dive trip in Anilao. The patterns I saw underwater were so beautiful and I couldn't pass up not documenting and incorporating them to my works! :)

Handcarved Stamps

If you're curious about what you can make at the workshop, you can read about the previous Stamp Making Workshop HERE.

I also lined up other craft workshops for the months of May and June! Thanks for preparing our posters, Popol! :)

Craft Workshops

Craft Shop

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Giveaway!

Mother's Day Giveaway

Here's our Mother's Giveaway!

Our latest products, We Can Too (a US-based brand) art materials, are all veggie-based, free from chemical nor preservatives! Definitely safe for babies and toddlers! You can now craft with your little ones with no worries using our baby finger paint, crayons, and dough!

We're giving away 5 bottles of baby finger paint to one lucky winner. All you need to do is:
1. Repost this picture or post a photo of you with your baby/toddler, on Facebook or Instagram.
2. Tell us what craft projects you're planning to make.
3. Tag us @heykessy and use our official hashtag ‪#‎letsbemakers‬!
4. Giveaway ends on Monday, 12nn.

We can't wait for you and your child to craft together!

Friday, May 08, 2015

Total Girl Feature

Yay! I'm Total Girl's Role Model for the month of May! Thanks so much to the super fun TG team who visited me at the shop. Definitely one of my favorite interviews! They were able to put into words my thoughts on the Handmade Movement, the local community of crafters and makers, and why finding creative inspiration out of social media is important.

Total Girl

Total Girl

PS The issue also has DIY projects I'm sure teens and their moms would love to try especially this coming weekend! :)
PPS It's the last day to apply as my craft intern

Friday, May 01, 2015

Hey Kessy is looking for crafty interns!

After much planning, we’re now offering a valuable and fun working experience for eager, creative minds to join us as an intern for a two-month period beginning on the second week of May 2015.

Hey Kessy Shop

The main responsibility of the intern would be to help plan and run craft events and workshops, so we’re looking for someone with a bright personality, great organization skills, and who, of course, loves doing arts and crafts.

Aside from being involved in events, the intern would also occasionally assist in photoshoots and play around with new craft materials! It’ll be fun work, but they will also need to handle some clerical tasks - emails, reports, and other admin matters - to gain valuable skills for their future careers.

Hey Kessy

How to Apply
Send an email with the details listed below to with “Hey Kessy Internship” for the subject:
  • Full Name
  • Birthday
  • Location
  • Mobile number
  • School if a student, or current work if employed
  • What is your favorite craft, and can you show us samples of your work? If you have a website or blog that we can view online with photos of the projects you’ve made, that would be even better.
  • Why should we pick you? Tell us something about yourself that you feel would make you a perfect fit for the Hey Kessy team.

The deadline for applications is on May 8, 2015. 

I hope the applicants will be as excited as I am! I'm hoping to share what I've learned as an independent craft brand owner as well as from being around fellow creatives and crafters.

Looking forward to all your emails!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For crafters, makers, letterers, calligraphers, creatives, and artists:

If you have craft projects and artworks that you want to share, craft collaboration ideas that you want to pitch, or DIY tutorials that want us to publish on the blog, here are the guidelines:

Blog Tutorials
Send an email with a short write up about the project. Please include the instructions, materials used, and some photos. Don't worry about the photos! If your entry is chosen, we are more than happy to take care of the photography!

Instagram Photo Submissions 
Tag @heykessy and use the hashtag #letsbemakers so we can see your photos! Also which Hey Kessy materials you used to make the projects!

Craft Project Proposal 
Send an email to with a description of the project that you want to do and tell us how we can participate.

Thank you for your interest in sharing your creativity through the Hey Kessy blog and Instagram account! We're anticipating we won't be able to immediately respond to everyone who send us an email, nor can we publish all the entries, so apologies in advance. Kindly include your name, link to your website or blog, and Instagram handle in your email.

Looking forward to seeing your craft projects! :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Craft Events and Workshops at the Shop

We had a series of craft-filled weekends here at the Hey Kessy shop and studio! Crafters, letterers, calligraphers, and independent brands came over, and made our shop and studio extra brighter and happier.

1. Type Kita hosted a calligraphy workshop taught by Gail, the awesome and kind calligrapher based in Bacolod! She visited Manila just for a series of workshops!

Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy Workshop

2. Mary Imbong finally had her first workshop and demo! Check out her Instagram account to see how she transforms quilled paper strips into awesome art pieces. 

Paper Quilling

Paper Quilling 0024

Paper Quilling

3. Another talented calligrapher/letter who held a workshop at the studio is Anina. Learned so much when I attended one of her fun brush calligraphy workshops!

Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy Workshop

5. Dom of Dom Stamps showed how to carve stamps out of rubber soles! His techniques are different and worth learning!

Rubber Stamp Making

Rubber Stamp Making

Rubber Stamp Making

6. Folks from Mad Tatter bought their temporary tattoos and DIY temporary tatt sheets!

Mad Tatter Temporary Tattoos

INKIES + Mansy


Hey Kessy Shop

My nephew Mawsy and some of my friends from INK also dropped by. I hope we have more weekends like these! It's always a good idea to have fellow creatives around and talk to them about their crafts.

If you are interested in having craft workshops and pop ups at the shop and studio, here are the things that you might want to know. :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

How to Make Your Own Sundried Tomatoes

Notice how much I take advantage of the summer heat for my craft projects? I'm lining up more summer DIY projects, and this one is definitely one of the simplest and yummiest!

I first learned about sundried tomatoes through my sister Germee back in gradeschool. She loved buying cold cuts, different types of cheese, and pickled veggies from a local delicatessen. She gave me a few pieces of the best and first sundried tomatoes I've ever tasted. It was always a treat for me snacking on them. Until eventually, I realized how expensive they were!

There's an organic vegetable store near the studio so I figured why not make my own sundried tomato salad! 

Homemade Sundried Tomatoes


Sea Salt
Olive Oil
Wax Paper
Muslin Cloth

Homemade Sundried Tomatoes 


1. Wash the tomatoes thoroughly, slice each into quarters, and remove the seeds.
2. Cover your plate with wax paper, and lay the sliced tomatoes on it.
3. Sprinkle sea salt and olive oil.
4. Cover with muslin cloth, and let dry under the sun for 2-3 days. Put the plate inside the house at night.

Homemade Sundried Tomatoes

Homemade Sundried Tomatoes

Enjoy your homemade sundried tomatoes! :)
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