Handcrafted: DMC Arts and Crafts Fair

I rarely get to invite people to do guest posting in my blog. A lot of famous bloggers in the other parts of the world consider guest posting as a good way to generate content for their own blogs. I haven’t thought about it (as you see, I have never asked someone to guest post in MommyGinger.com), but this event made me consider and do it.

I received an invite from DMC, a brand that I love so much. I grew up using products of DMC since I was (for those of you who don’t know) addicted to cross-stitching one point in my life. I would frequent their store in Megamall to buy things that I needed for my own projects. I was really disappointed that I couldn’t go to this event, but I really wanted to know more about DMC. My close encounter with them was those years of cross-stiching and that was years ago. I missed that brand so I invited one of my friends, Donna, to attend the event and do a guest post for me. Here is her experience during that event.

My son and I love crafts. This is our way of bonding with each other. I cherish our craft projects so much. My son and I have come up with a ‘tradition’ that we started and that is to create do-it-yourself gifts (our little own crafting project) which will be our Christmas giveaway to our family and friends. With this, I have built a good stash of craft materials — some have already been used and some are waiting to be used for a project.

When I got invited by Ginger to the DMC event last January 13th, I got excited. This event made me walk down the memory lane as I also got addicted to cross-stitching when I was younger. I used DMC threads on my projects. I wanted to finish cross-stitching one project that I sometimes forgot to sleep! Haha! I stopped cross-stitching, because some of my friends told me that I won’t be able to get married because I’m doing a grandmother’s hobby. Waaah!

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Recently, I tried crochet. I even bought a book about the basics of crocheting. My mom is such an expert at crocheting and she was even able to create one cellphone pouch. As for me, I was only able to create one bracelet. Haha!

Even if I suck at needlecrafts, I still love crafts in general.

At the event, it was a pleasure to see different works of people who embraced crafting so much. Upon seeing their masterpieces, I realized that one can create something if you put your mind and heart into it.

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DMC handcrafted leaflet back 55 x 85

DMC handcrafted leaflet front 55 x 85

DMC presented the stories of seven women who have incorporated crafting into their lives. They are: Alessa Lanot, Candy Reyes-Alipio, Karla Quimsing, Len Cabili, Marielle Nadal-Reyes, Mikko Sumulong, and Trey Ajusto. Their stories indeed inspired us to delve into crafts. Their main message is that anyone can do crafts.

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Karla Quimsing, Candy Reyes-Alipio, Mikko Sumulong

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Trey Ajusto, Len Cabili, Marielle Nadal-Reyes

On January 30-February 1, 2015, DMC will be holding an arts and crafts fair at Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. The event aims to reach to those who want to start crafting and who are already into crafting. DMC challenges everyone to think outside the box. It aims to unleash the creative side of human beings. It hopes to make us realize that making mistakes is okay as the mistake may be the start of something new. The 3-day weekend craft also provides a venue for people to buy handmade pieces or make their own little projects. The crafters mentioned above will be holding workshops for free, just email dmc@focusglobalinc.com to confirm slots.

For more information about the event, you may visit DMC’s Facebook and Instagram accounts (dmcphilippines).

*Guest post by Donna Donor, Workshop Director from Manila Workshops

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