My friend Alicia Sy recommended this weekend fair at 10a Alabama in Quezon City. It happens seasonally. This was on Nov 10-11. They usually do crafters fairs three times a year. But I gather last weekend was so successful they will have another one before Christmas.
I don’t get excited by bazaars. Except maybe the one in Ayala Alabang. I’m hoping the particular seller of native trays is there again this year. And the seller of white cotton sleepwear. But that’s a different story. It seems these days it’s all about pop-up stores, trunk shows and these one of a kind fairs.
Here, the artists and crafters themselves man their own booths.
It’s lovely. Etsy heaven. I’m thinking Malugay, CubaoX and Williamsburg. And yes, very (female) hipster.
The house is the permanent showroom of Resurrection.
This cupboard! With working hinges and drawers that slide easily. Side note, I love all the louvres and brise soleil in this old house.
Remember when milk used to come in bottles?
Old computer casing, repurposed.
This side table with drawers looks vintage but is a new design. Made of old wood.
Another side table. This one is vintage. The group had the top and one of the drawers painted. It actually has a matching table painted reverse, but that has been sold.
How cool is that work table?! It’s huge. I would get it and even use it as a kitchen island except that we don’t have space for an island.
Books with pen and ink drawings of Philippine landmarks by architecture grads.
Pardon the sweaty look. The girl in black shorts was the one who drew the books.
Support the hand makers.
Greek and Latin wooden letters. Old wood. I was looking for ? but they didn’t have it. Too bad, ?ß? would have been cool.
Vinyl record bag and book ends, anyone?
The crafts all had an Etsy vibe. Food inspired fashion accessories made of polymer clay.
When Lily saw these hand stitched cat ears hair clips she said, “I need this!” And she really does need it. The kids love doing improv theatre before going to bed. Usually Sophia narrates while Lily and Stella act. They wrote a play about cats. So the cat ears are perfect for them. This is the woman who sewed the ear clips.
Stella had an idea.
She got her ears. Then Soph got hers too. All hand made.
Screen printed cards and fabric. This group offers screen printing workshops in Malugay St. Makati.
Soph bought a hand-stitched Totoro plush toy from these girls.
Decorative washi tapes from Hey Kessy.
Cute bakers twine that I’ll never ever need. But why do I want them?
Erasers turned into hand-carved stamps by mansillianasunday. Very clever.
Packaging ideas from Hey Kessy.
I fell in love with her work. Check out Rubber Ducky Stamp Co.
Beautiful carved and etched rubber stamps. I am reminded of my deep 1 cm cut in my left fore finger from 5th grade, etching class. I stabbed myself with an etching knife while trying to make a rubber stamp. Ugh.
I bought the bird stamp from Rubber Ducky. And here she is with the rest of her stamp cousins I got from around the world (India and China).
This woman makes miniature rooms out of paper and other materials.
From Junk Studio, book lockets. My daughters loved these. Stella chose “Where The Wild Things Are” and Lily chose “Madeline”.
The book locket artist.
It was a crazy lovely time with my three little kittens. We went home with so many handmade purchases. Even our yayas were inspired. This week they’d been crafting at home.
I was the happiest! Got this 1973 bar cart in very good condition. The top shelf even comes off as a serving tray. OMG! I felt like hopping and skipping.