So happy I got to tick off several items in my craft bucket list today!
1. Create my own scent, make solid perfume:
Got my recipe from BUST magazine, and tweaked it to my liking. Ended up with this rollable solid perfume, which smells like that Olive spray from Body Shop with tangerine notes and a hint of mint.
2. Make my own jam:
I got the recipe from BUST magazine as well! I tweaked it again, and the result is this Chili Strawberry Basil jam:
Here are my handmade homemade items, decorated with washi, lace tape, and a calligraphed label:
3. Make my own decorative tape:
Today I also attended Art Fair Philippines 2013 (post about it soon!) and left it feeling inspired and fangirly.
Everything was incredible. All the artists are so talented and creative–go see it for yourself, the exhibit’s still up till February 10.
Here are some of my faves:
“Dream Awakening” by Daniel Dela Cruz (metal sculpture)
“Cessation of Birds’ Song (Dusk)” by Geraldine Javier
“Untitled 1-10” by Bernardo Pacquing
This piece made with thread on silk by Eugenia Alcaide
“Moon Roof” by Louie Cordero (with a shell frame)
P.S. I’m working on a project involving another item in my grand bucket list, which is to self-publish a book. This time it would be filled with some flash fiction that I wrote and handmade mixed media collages involving crafts I made recently. So excited about this, stay tuned!
P.S.S. Just saw more than ten sets of fireworks, it felt so magical. My year of Magic and Wonder has been unfolding like a very good dream recently, thanks to the Universe. Happy Chinese New Year!