Monday, December 09, 2013

Postcards for Sale

We’ve been waiting for this moment for 12 months (and we're sure some of you have been as well)! The complete set of all the postcards-of-the-month for 2013 is finally available for purchase, and all of them can also be bought individually :)

Compared to the previous ones we gave for free, these postcards are thicker and the back surface has a matte texture that’s just perfect for writing.

To make sure they get to you in good shape, all purchased postcards will be sent accompanied with a piece of board to avoid damages.

These wonderful illustrations were made by Paul Imbong (, and we've already forced him to promise to make more postcards for Hey Kessy this coming new year. Yaaayy! :)

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Craft Fair Booth Tips

Hello fellow crafters and makers!

It's the season of Christmas fairs and I'm sure there are already numerous organizers who have been emailing you. My 10a Alabama friends could attest to how I'm very particular with the way I decorate my craft booth and arrange my products at these events. Paul advised me to have a mock set up every time we join. I take photos of the table set up the night before and use them as my guide on the day itself - cuts my preparation time to half ;)

Here are other things that you should consider when assembling your craft booth:

Hey Kessy Washi Tapes

1. Make sure that you have your brand's signage. It's easier for people to remember your brand name and logo. It also reflects that you take your business seriously even thought it's basically a one-man enterprise. ;)

I sell handmade stoneware plates, papercuts, stamps, and jewelry at fairs and I usually share a booth with Hey Kessy but I don't have my own sintra board yet. People get confused sometimes. Hehe. I'm working on it already!

Hey Kessy Washi Tapes

2. Your business cards should be placed in a prominent spot. It should contain your brand name, your name, contact details, and links to your website and social media accounts.

Hey Kessy Booth

Hey Kessy Booth

3. Level your products using different display racks.
You don't need to buy or have expensive display racks made. Before I had the multi-level brown standee, I used empty shoe boxes, bottles, cake stands, etc. I'm sure, you can find things at home that can use. Just improvise and be creative!

Hey Kessy Washi Tapes

Hey Kessy Washi Tapes

Keep in mind to group your products according to type so people would not see your table as one big mess. It also helps them get to know your business, what you are selling, and who you are as a crafter or maker better. If people are confused with what you are selling, chances are, they would walk away without buying anything.

4. Your packaging materials should have your business name. You can have stickers with your logos made or you can always carve your own logo stamp. This affirms your branding.

Hey Kessy Washi Tapes

5. Be considerate to your booth neighbors.
Don't go beyond the area assigned to you! Make sure that your table, chairs, display racks, decors, and storage boxes are just within the perimeters of your booth.

Seatizen's Festival

Make time to go around and get to know the other booth sellers as well. Who knows, they could be your future business partners and people to collaborate with :)

6. Be on time.
Go to the venue an hour earlier than the opening. It's better to have ample time to decorate your booth and arrange your products. You wouldn't want to be entertaining early comers while having to rummage for your products in your storage boxes! It's such a hassle and you wouldn't be able to talk and get to know them better. :)

7. Don't forget to bring spare change. Most of the time, buyers don't have the exact amount. You need to have coins and small bills or else, they'd be disappointed and not buy. No, no. They will most likely not go out of their way to have their bills changed then go back to your booth.

8. And a calculator! Especially for people like me who don't really fancy dealing with numbers. I'm just lucky that my booth partner, Mikko, is a Math whiz! ;)

Washied Christmas Glass Balls

Woah, only 20 days before Christmas! We haven't put up our Christmas Tree yet but we have our ornaments prepared already :) These Christmas balls, which can also be used as terrariums, are perfect as gifts or decors for the holidays!

Washied Christmas Balls

Washied Christmas Balls

They are super easy to decorate - just cut up small washi pieces, glue them on the glass, and voila! Don't stick to regular Christmas colors like red and gold. Go and experiment with different colors, designs, shapes, and combinations! ;)

Washied Christmas Balls

Our Christmas Ball craft kits will be available at the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar at Cuenca Park, Alabang, on December 7 from 8am to 7pm. We also have craft workshops on Washi Jewelry and Handmade Stationery. And have we mentioned there'll be washi promos? ;) 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013


It's been quite an exciting year for us here at Hey Kessy, and as we celebrate our anniversary month this December (we'll be two years old), we can't help be look back at the people, projects, and events that made this year special for us.

Excited about the new dress she got from ninang!
Nonetheless, it's really the future that gets us giggling with excitement so much that we wish it was next year already! We've got a lot more surprises coming, and we want to share our enthusiasm with you through this month's postcard: The Excitement :)

Stick around for the coming days, weeks, and months as we reveal and share with you the many different reasons why we're overjoyed and looking forward to doing more crafty goodness!


Big thanks to illustrator Paul Imbong (visit his website at for the December postcard of the month! Get one free for every package you order this month :)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Who's the Next Hey Kessy Washi Artist?

Remember our first three Filipino-designed washi tapes? Good news fellow crafters! We are coming up with more original designs and have recently collaborated with another Filipino artist. For sure, you'd love the design!

To find out more, watch the video below :)

Can you guess who it is?
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