Wooden Embroidery Hoop and Fabric Wall Hanging

It's been a couple weeks since my Mom left. She spent nearly a month here to help me out with a few workshops, events and bazaars. Philippines is on a Holiday High, so we were quite busy managing all the craft sales at the different craft fairs and bazaars, as well as from the I Try DIY Shop. Tutorials took a backseat, but I'm definitely back with a vengeance. Mom left behind this cute wall hanging. It's such a simple project, I don't even know why I never thought of it!

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Font Fix: Mix Narrow Serif


Here's your font fix for the month!

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Manila Bulletin: Pressed Flower Pieces at 10A Alabama

At the last 10A Alabama Crafts Fair, I finally debuted my new Pressed Flower pieces. And as if everything were planned, it was the first event that Mom got to help me with this bazaar season. She is the whole reason I got into the craft or artform anyways. Most the flowers I used for the pieces were pressed by her over a decade ago. It felt like everything coming full circle.



We brought with us an assortment of framed pieces, and prints and postcards of my latest pieces.

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You're invited to the I Try DIY Paper and Puncher Party!

The I Try DIY shop has been up and running for about a month now. The reception from all of you has been overwhelming, and we would like to thank all of you for that. We decided to celebrate with a completely free casual workshop party. We'll let you play with our stash of Martha Stewart punchers, Sharpies, scrapbook paper and other fun craft goodies. We can only accommodate a handful of people, so hurry and sign up now!

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Font Fix: Mix Connect Dots


Here's your font fix for the month!

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How to Make Ribbon Roses


One of the first few things I remember learning from my Mom was how to make these adorable roses out of satin ribbon. It's perfect for gift-wrapping, accessories or decor. It can be used for non-traditional bouquets, too! It's really easy to make, I promise.

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Bind Your Own Books and Zines

I regularly hold Pressed Flowers workshops, and each participant gets a printed copy of my Pressed Flowers Mini-Zine. I've been asked if I have the zine printed somewhere. Of course not, silly. I Try DIY. Here are two ways you can print and bind books or mini-zines yourself!
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