DIY: Flower Power

Happy 2017!

Before we move forward to the best things this year, I wanted to look back on the little happy crafts I’ve done before 2016 ended.

Back in September 2016, I’ve helped out a close friend make her own unique flower crown to be used for their pre-wedding shoot. So since I’ve got  a thing for fabric flowers, I’ve suggested nothing else. 🙂

This is the 2nd flower crown that I’ve attempted and successfully done (I think) hehe. The first one was for my little sister’s wedding. I just assembled the plastic/synthetic flowers she had back then.

For my friend, she bought synthetic leaves and a simple flower crown from craft stores, and we used extra fabrics she also used for her bridesmaids’ headpieces to create different fabric flowers to assemble on the crown.

And this is how it looked on her on the pre-wedding shoot. Her HMUA if you’d like to know is a cousin of hers – John Fredson Maratas who you can contact through facebook account here.




Flashback Saturday: DIY Obsession

I love Do-It-Yourself stuffs. If I think I could mimic and create the things I adore most in stores, magazines or wherever in the wide network sites, I’d try to make time to do these crafts on my low days. They’re like therapy. They make me happy!

My DIY accessories started when I joined my elder and little sisters in Manila because they were both already into it those days. They like sell them and all. My elder sister January taught me how to make them pretty little earrings and bracelets and necklaces, and even until now I search for how-to-do-them videos on youtube and even by just looking into photos in sites like Pinterest, everything in Martha Stewart’s site, and other Google images. 🙂

One of my other DIY loves include the idea of putting personal touches on your own events like weddings, birthdays and other parties – like maybe a farewell party? I go crazy over beautiful and pretty dessert tables or dessert buffets. I even have a board on this at my Pinterest account because they make me smile (aside from the fact that they make me crave haha).

In connection to that, and since this is a flashback post, our ate January spent more than a month vacation just last December and when it was already time for her to go back to New Zealand, I wanted to make sure we’d do something special (aside from the many special times we spent on those days 🙂 ) and so the DIY-obsessed side of me got expose (I think). And since it was still just right after new years and we’ve like eaten around in Butuan City already, we decided to just have a little Despedida party at home. I think there were a lot of ideas playing in my mind but because of the limited time already I only managed to put up a mini dessert table (and grabbed the cakes from the fridge haha – oh and our little sister Johanna added the Toblerone touch).

Our DIY Farewell Desert Table :) What do you think?

Our DIY Farewell Desert Table 🙂 What do you think?

And then the feast started right after the pictorials so here’s a peak of what happened then. 🙂

Our little sister... ooops I mean Ate January :-p

Our little sister… ooops I mean Ate January :-p

Ate January with our little Joseph Julian

Ate January with our little Joseph Julian

with Mama and Papa

with Mama and Papa

with Mama and papa (serious mode)

with Mama and papa (serious mode)


Julian leading the prayer before meals *__*

Julian leading the prayer before meals *__*

And so it begins ^_^  My big and little sisters :)

And the rest is history ^_^; My big and little sisters 🙂