Last week we did a little owl-themed tea party for Maya and her 7 friends.

There were owl sandwiches:


Maya made some doily placecards for her guests:


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There were fresh flowers and touches of the forest on the table:

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See the rest of the photos after the jump!


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A Carnival Baby Shower Tea Party!

Last week we did  a carnival baby shower tea party for Roan!


These beautiful vintage spinning carousels and the sign above are printables that you can find here and here!



We had cucumber sandwiches,


scones with jam and cream,  and lots of other teatime treats, like cookies and quiche and cake.


Everyone also had popcorn, little marshmallow dumbbells, soymilk pannacotta, and their own teapot.



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There was a tea station where the guests could pick from a selection of teas and pick a teapot to brew theirs in.


Custom hand-painted cookies among the teatime snacks:

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Everything was so bright and fun and we had a great time putting this tea party together.

But in our opinion, new babies are even more exciting than carnivals coming to town. More detail shots in the full album on our facebook!

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Birth Announcement

I lettered a birth announcement! I think these are my new fave.


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mikey + char

It’s been a while, but we’ve finally gotten around to posting the photos from the Llorin-Tan wedding! Ina and I made a slew of pretty things for Mikey and Char.

Starting with this paper flower bouquet, made of a vintage poetry book and wrapped with lace from Char’s mother’s wedding gown:

And we made a few paintings with lines from their favorite songs to be placed around the ceremony and reception area:


The table names were white and gray painted on gold:

We designed the invitations, with Ina doing the layout and me doing some calligraphy. We made two versions, a white one and a dark gray one, just because the couple couldn’t choose which one they liked better. We like both.

We made a few rosettes too, hangin’ out behind the groom:

Some gold-striped straws with custom paper flags:
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I don’t have photos of the table setup, but I calligraphed gold names onto black card, and Ina illustrated a wrestling belt with the couple’s names that we then used as napkin rings:
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A few weeks ago, I was asked by Restock to do their latest wall art installation. They wanted the full text of the book Hope For The Flowers, and I gladly complied. The whole thing took about 5 days of shuttling back and forth in the mornings and maybe 3 straight-to-midnight days of full-on painting. I can’t say it was grueling work at all. It was the most fun I’ve had on a project, being surrounded by the Restock crew who are the best, plus getting delicious coffee and pizzadillas and meeting new people. Here are some photos (I just took them from friends and family and Restock’s instagram)!

Go visit Restock. It’s on 7635 Guijo Street, Makati. It’s filled with good art, all local and all for sale, as well as great furniture – also for sale – and while you’re there, you can get some magazines and enjoy the best coffee.

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Sam’s Sweet Sixteen

Here’s a little throwback to Sam’s birthday party last February!

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There was a glitter tattoo booth.


The centerpieces were various succulents and cacti, which doubled as party favors.



There were also palm tree garlands and custom posters Ina designed herself.






The littlest teacup is now 16.

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Splash Island

Great summer deal for your friends and family!

pink teacup splash island

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This Valentine’s Day, Bun Appétit commissioned us to make some painted cookies for their booth at the Salcedo Saturday Market! A lucky first few got a Friends-inspired cookie with their sandwich order! Here are the cookies before they got packaged up in individual glassine bags with gold twist-ties:

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Tell the lobster in your life you love them! And eat a cookie. Because those are good.

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Hello teacups! Here’s a little freebie for Valentine’s Day! Click here to download some cute watercolor greeting cards you can print out and give to a special someone. Lots of love, scones, and pink confetti from all of us to you!

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happy new year!

Christmas is over and it’s time to get back to the usual, which in our case means florals! Here are some new painted cookies we’ve done. Custom cookie orders are open, as usual! Drop us a note or find us on facebook!

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