Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bring Your Own Benta Fair on October 25!

There'll be another Bring Your Own Benta Fair at the studio this coming Saturday, October 25! The following artists, makers, and crafters will be joining us:

Bring Your Own Benta

We'll also have a shibori station so if you want to try out the craft, drop by the studio! :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Let's Be Makers Craft Gathering at the Hey Kessy Studio

In 2011, we joined our very first art fair. With only one product, washi tape, less than 30 designs, and a simple 2ftx2ft table, Paul and I went to 10a Alabama to introduce the product to fellow crafters. That's where it all started. Who would have thought we'd open our own physical shop three years after!

It has only been a month since the opening and yet I've already learned a lot as a craftpreneur. There are new challenges and benefits, but at the end of the day I can't believe how Hey Kessy has grown, and it makes me really happy. As we continue to make more art and craft materials readily available to local crafters and makers, we hope that the Handmade Movement in the country will continue to thrive.

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Last weekend, we celebrated by having craft friends and fellow craftpreneurs over and do what we do best - make! Fifteen lovely ladies came over to spend their Sunday afternoon painting clay plates and tags over yummy picnic food at the studio.

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

I was so excited to see their works knowing these ladies were talented and whose works I personally admired. We also exchanged stories and tips on managing a craft business, dealing with clients, etc. It is always comforting knowing that there are also other people who have the same experiences that we have as craft business owners. I hope that through events like this, we can build an encouraging and supportive community of craftpreneurs.

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

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Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

  Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

It wouldn't be a gathering without yummy food, right? Thanks to Macy's Fields for the cookies and mini kahlua cupcakes. I also shared with them my favorite snacks from Pipino, veggie triangles and cauliflower pops!

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

  Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

  Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Again, I can't thank these kindred souls enough for being there - Mikko, Macy, Tippy, Ninna, Nicolette, Abbey, Bernice, Lorra, Kim, Alexis, Mary, Nica, Iona, Dana, and Anina. 'Til the next gathering, ladies!

  Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

Hey Kessy Craft Gathering

And of course, to our sponsors, A Vanilla Story for the Vanilla alcohol and bug spray giveaways and Teatox Philippines for the tea samplers! You made us all very happy and giddy crafters! Thank you!

♡ Mansy

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PS Here are other posts about the gathering: Abbey, Macy, Nina, and Lorra

PPS The next Bring Your Own Benta Fair on October 25, and the theme is: Flowers & Plants. You may sell artworks, prints, tote bags, books, songs, poems, stickers, temporary tattoos, herbs, succulents, food, or anything that has something to do with the theme. You can register here. :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yoga + Craft Workshops

We always look forward to meeting and working with different groups who are also passionate and creative, may they be crafters or from other communities. So imagine our excitement when the lovely people of One Life Studio invited us over to hold craft workshops at their branches in Makati and Greenhills! :) Join these Yoga x Craft Workshops and have a healthy body and mind! 

Hey Kessy x One Life Studio

Yoga + Mala Bracelet & Wishing Stone Workshop
August, 31, Sunday, 2pm-5.30pm
P2,500 (Early bird rate: Paid by August 15)
P2,800 

After a relaxing 75min Vinsaya Flow Yoga class, the participants will have the chance to make their own mala bracelets which they can use for meditation. They will learn about different ways of using mala bracelets, semi precious stones and glass beads, and knotting techniques.

DIY Mala Bracelets

DIY Mala Bracelets

DIY Mala Bracelets

DIY Mala Bracelets

Wishing Stones

Wishing Stones

Yoga + Clay Planter + Dish Garden Workshop
September 6, Saturday, 2pm-6.30pm

Just like the first workshop, after the yoga class, participants will try their hands on slab pottery by making their own planters using clay. The second half of the craft workshop will be for dish garden making. Femi of Gawa ni Femi will teach the participants about different succulents, how to care for them, and how to keep their dish gardens thriving. 

Dish Garden Workshop

Clay Planter

Workshop fee is inclusive of materials, plants, 75min Vinsaya Flow Yoga class, and snacks by Juju Eats. We can't wait to craft with yogis and yoginis!

To reserve a slot, go to www.heykessy.com/register or for more information, contact 0917.8951762 or 671.5433. :)

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Washi + Papercutting Workshop at Bungalow300

I headed to the south again for another craft workshop. The participants, Wella, Popi, Tin, Jas, Jhen, Vivienne, JM, Sara, and Angel were all excited to try papercutting. :)

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

They came up with different papercut styles, which were all wonderful:

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

Mansy's wip papercuts:

Papercutting Workshop

Tita K of Live Love Lolz dropped by! We always have a good laugh when we watch her show. :)

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting Workshop

The participants got to choose the washi tape design they wanted to use to make papercutting wall art.

Papercutting Workshop

Thanks to everyone who joined and of course to the lovely ladies of Bungalow300 for hosting our workshop! :)

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PS The next Papercutting Workshop is on August 9, 9am, at the Hey Kessy Studio

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Weekend Craft Challenge: String Wall Art

If you're up for a simple craft project this weekend, you might want to try making this simple string wall art! :)

Materials you'll need:



String Art

Instructions:

1.  Wrap the string around the wooden plank. Make sure that there are no spaces between them. Tip: You can use multiple colors of strings for something more colorful!

String Art

2. Use washi tape to keep in place the two ends of the string.

String Art
3. Use a rubber stamp and Versacraft inkpad to personalize your piece. You can carve different stamps and combine different colors of ink to make your artwork more colorful!








String Art



Hey Kessy Shop

You now display your artwork in your room or gift it to a friend. :)
Happy weekend everyone!

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PS We'll be at 10a Alabama Fair in QC this weekend (August 2-3). Hope to see you there!
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