Crafting a Prettier You

You’ve probably seen flower crowns grace the head of lovely Cebuanas who stroll down Osmeña Boulevard. Or have stumbled upon photos of personally crafted notebooks online. What about a cute rubber stamp made out of a block of eraser?

If you don’t consider yourself an artist, making those crafts might seem hard, or worse, you won’t even think of making them at all.

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But with the summer crafts workshop I’ve attended in Café Caw last May 15, I myself, plainly curious with no history of making crafts, have been pushed to make my own art.

Although the rainy days are nearing, doing these summer crafts can still become a pastime whole year round.

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Pretty ladies pose with their very own flower crown. Amazing!

Three Cebuana artists have helped my hands forge my very first array of artwork. Let me share what I have learned with them.

Gizelle Faye Bunagan of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts headed the Summer Flower Crown Making; Meream Pacayra of Bored and Crafty for Rubber Stamp Carving; graphic designer and illustrator Sam Despi for Summer Illustrations in painting.

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With the resources available online, one doesn’t have to attend to workshops to learn the art of craft making. You can read Do-It-Yourself (DIY) blogs or watch video tutorials.

Alongside the workshop, Café Caw also launched The Happy Shop, a crafts shop that exhibits Cebuano-made products like bags, soaps, shirts and accessories that brings out the Cebuano vibe in the buyer.

Café Caw is located at Hernan Cortes St., Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu. They’re open Mon-Sun:   7:30 am – 11:00 pm.

The next time you’ll hit the roads in Cebu, try wearing those hand-crafted arts you’ve designed yourself. For sure, you are as pretty as what you made.

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