Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Blog Give Away Winner!

My husband was the one who picked the winner and the winner is....
JEN of 10oneworld

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Time for Another Blog Give Away July 26 - August 5

Win 1 of this bracelet

I'm excited to do another blog give away, my second actually.
THE PRIZE : BRACELET similar to the picture above in your favorite color :)
Here's how you can join :
1. Go to my etsy shop and post here your favorite item from my shop.
2. What's your favorite color?
* This will earn you 2 entries *
Earning Additional Entries :
1. Purchase anything from any of my etsy shop ( or Post the link of what you have purchase here = 8 entries
2. Tweet about this give away and post the link here = 3 entries
3. Follow me on twitter = 3 entries
3 .Follow me on my blog = 3 entries
3. Heart my mayaskalupi etsy shop ( = 2 entries
4. Heart my melovesunset etsy shop ( = 2 entries
NOTE : You must post here what you've done to earn additional entries so that it will be easier for me to tally all the entries.
How the Winner will be pick? Each entry will be written on a paper then be put in a bowl, then I'll be the one to pick a winner.
This give away will start July 26 until August 5 (11:59pm Eastern Time).
Winner will be post here on my blog.
Good Luck everyone!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Shop Look! New Products! Same Colorful Items!!

I'm so excited on the items that i'm working on this past few weeks.

Please watch out for the launching of my new line of jewelries/accessories.

<<-------My Work Area

Believe it or not...I work infront of the television while taking care of my baby, and sometimes also, while cooking something in the kitchen (multi-tasking working at it's best).

My melovesunset shop ( re-open on July 21, 2009 (My Sister's Birthday!)

supplies i'm working on -------- >>>

Another Blog Give-Away...Coming Soon!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pixie Clutch


This clutch is sooo cute!!!

I'm done making it this afternoon and it turned out really adorable.This is a lot bigger than the wristlet on my shop.More room for your personal stuff.
Size of clutch :
Length : 10 1/2 inches (widest part on the bottom)
Width : 4 inches
Height : 8 inches

Keykalou blogged about this ( ).She thought of making a clutch out of her Pixie Bag pattern.I read the post yesterday and have thought of making it today and I'm really happy with the result.

I'm patiently waiting for my new fabrics to arrive so that I can start making this clutch but I still have 2 or 3 designs here that's still need to be done.
This particular clutch design will be available on my shop probably on Friday the latest.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My Passion....BAKING!!!

I started baking when I was 18 years old.When I was still very young I really do enjoy watching cooking/baking shows on tv with my 2 other sister.I think the very first recipe that my sisters and I tried was I think an ice cream like recipe that has cream, chocolate, sugar, eggyolks.
Back then I used to try a lot of recipes that I have watched on tv.My mother, and my 2 sisters are my "guinea pigs". They will tell me the truth, if they liked the taste or not.
I only had my formal schooling on baking back in 1999.I took up a 1 month Commercial Baking Course in Phillipine Women's University (PWU) in Manila, Philippines. I had so much fun on this class.I learned a lot of techniques on baking specially on bread making.They thought us how to bake pandesal (Filipino version of dinner roll), baguette, classic white bread, cinnamon rolls, danish pastries, ensaymada (brioche), and different cakes.
I want to take up Culinary Course but we can't afford it.It is too expensive and in the Philippines, our government don't give assistance like a student loan that you can get not like here in the US.My husband once asked me that if I still want to study culinary I can call up a school and inquire about it (and beside there's a lot of good culinary schools here in Vegas)but I'm sure it is much expensive here.My husband and I just moved here in the US from the Philippines March of 2007 so we're still paying A LOT of BILLS so I said no, not this time...but I'm still the future maybe.
I found a good opportunity to develop,improve, and expand my baking skills when one hotel in Makati Philippines hired me as their Pastry Cook after finishing my on-the-job training hours on their hotel.I've worked on that hotel for I think 1 year and 4 months.
Being busy sewing bags, thinking of new ideas and products to sell/make for my etsy shop I thought of baking last Sunday and besides it's Father's Day and my husband likes custard so I thought of baking a custard cake.
It may not be too perfect visually but I tell you this custard cake is soo yummy.Next time I will adjust the oven temperature, and maybe bake it in baine marie.I found the recipe of this yummy CUSTARD CAKE at
I felt happy doing MY PASSION AGAIN :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Winner/s of My First Blog Give Away

After 125 comments...77 individuals who agreed that our precious Maya is absolutely adorable!...and 263 entries...

The Lucky WINNER is...

The Prize : Wristlet Bluer than Blue
El Tantalizing Stitches favorite item from my shop
I have decided to give one more, like a consolation prize...
and the 2nd winner is ....

The Prize : Maya's Kalupi

Thank you so much to all who joined. I really had fun doing this give away.I will definitely have another one in the future.

Note : I was the one who picked the winner because hubby is working tonight...

To the 2 lucky winner please convo me through my etsy shop or email me at your fullname and address.


El Tantalizing Stitches and Sygnetcreations

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Bag Design

"Daisies and Kiwi"

I have finished making this bag 2 days ago and instantly fell in love with it. I love the combination of colors.I used Timeless Treasures, Floral Kiwi fabric.You'll see more gorgeous design of this pixie bag on my etsy shop on the coming days.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Not Your Ordinary Blog Give Away

Do you like to win one of this?
I'm really excited to do this for the very first time and I assure everyone that it will be fun.


I have 2 questions for you to answer to gain a valid entry for this give away.

First question is an easy one and the second is a really tough one. It is answerable by a YES or a NO though, but it will let you think real hard.

1. What's your favorite item on my shop? (put the title of your favorite item, ex. Wristlet - I Love the 70s), (Pixie bags are not included on this give away)

2. Refer on the picture below. Do you think my daughter is adorable on this picture? Yes or No?

- my cute & adorable Maya -

Post your answers here along with your name/etsy name and email address.


The winner will get her favorite item that she picked on my store. I think that would make the winner really happy with what she'll be getting.


1. Purchase anything from any of my etsy shop ( or Post the link of what you have purchase here = 6 entries
2 .Follow me on my blog = 2 entries

3. Heart my mayaskalupi etsy shop ( = 1 entry

4. Heart my melovesunset etsy shop ( = 1 entry

5. Heart both my etsy shop = 3 entries

Note : Add on your post "heart 1" if you hearted 1 shop or "heart 2" if you hearted 2 shops.

This give away will run from May 21 - May 31, 2009 (11:59pm eastern time)

I will write every entry on a paper and will be place in a bowl, then I will let my husband pick one winner.

I'll be posting the winner and the item won here on my blog on June 1, 2009

Good Luck Everyone!

My Favorite Etsy Stores

Here are a few of my favorite things...feels like singing :)
1. POLESTAR ( - This store is my most favorite. I love all the jewelries that she sells on her store. All her jewelry pieces are simple and can be worn with a casual attire. A lot of times I will spend maybe an hour or two just browsing on her store. Sadly, I still haven't buy anything from her shop but definitely I will do real soon.
Favorite Items on Shop : Limoncello earrings & necklace, Stormy Day/Night earrings & necklace, Verdant earrings & necklace, Aurora Borealis necklace, Sangria necklace, Cherry Cherry necklace, Sangria necklace, Sea Floor earrings, Sanguine Drop necklace, and Olive Tree necklace

2. KEYKALOU ( - I just love all of Michelle's bags & wristlet patterns. Actually, I was inspired by her beautiful finished item made from her patterns that's why I decided to start sewing again and open my Maya's Kalupi etsy store. I'm really glad that she decided to change her shop policies and allows selling the items made from her pattern. If you're a beginner, her patterns are right for you to start with.
Favorite Items on Shop : Curvy Clutch pattern, Small Satchel pattern, Lots of Pockets Tote pattern, Box Wallet & Pyramid Pouch pattern

3. HOLLAND DESIGNS ( - The model of the items made from her crochet patterns is her daughter Holland...she is sooo cute and adorable. Love the pictures where Holland shows off her feet wearing her Mom's creations. I know a little bit of crocheting but I think my skills on this craft is still not enough but has plans of learning so I can make Holland Designs cute crochet baby shoes. I'm sure it will look cute on my daughter's feet also :)
Favorite Items on Shop : Sole Lovely Mary Janes, Daisy Baby Flip Flops, Baby's Wreath Bootie, & Flower Petal Mary Jane

4. JAPONICAS ( - I bought a custom necklace from this shop and Jet (owner) is soo kind to replace the custom photo pendant (the glass was remove probably from transit) and adjust the picture of my daughter. I have not receive the replacement yet but really excited to see it. A lot of pretty jewelries and you'll love the vintage look of some pieces on this shop.Will definitely recommend this shop.
Favorite Items on Shop : My Balloons Flew Away necklace (just like my custom necklace but with just one pendant and a cross charm), My Little Garden 6 necklace, Sherry earrings, Breathe bracelet

5.TRENDY KNITTING ( - This shop has crochet shrugs, scarves, and shawls in pretty colors. You must check this shop. Items on this shop looks very comfortable to wear specially on winter.
Favorite Items on Shop : This Gypsy Shawl and Scarf is on my TO BUY list I love it!

6. CITE FUZZ ( - Cuteness!!! This shop sells crochet caps & hats for toddlers, kids, & adults. Their mini monkey flap hat for toddler/kids are soo cute. It will surely look great if you have a baby boy/girl. I want to buy one for my baby girl if we live somewhere cold but we live in Nevada and the weather now is close to a hundred...really hot and it's not even summer yet.
Favorite Items on Shop : Mini Monkey Flap Hat

7. TO SWEET PEA FROM ME ( - I bought some cute bows and hair bands from this shop. Really looks cute on my daughter. You will also love the baby dresses in very cute fabric and baby booties.
Favorite Items on Shop : Bows on Bowtique Section, Lemony Fresh A Line Dress, Isn't She Lovely A Line Dress, & Dots and Flowers A Line Dress

8. LAUREN ALEXANDER ( - A very talented etsy artist, you'll see that on every item on her shop. I adore all her paintings. It reminds me of being free & happy, will put a smile on your face :). I bought 2 prints from her shop I think last year. It is now framed and hanging on our living room.
Favorite Items on Shop : All her artworks (owls and feathered friends)
9. LING GLASS ( - A very unique soldered jewelry pieces made from colored glass. Her stained glass pendants are adorable.
Favorite Items on Shop : Vintage Style Glass Gem Pendant
10. SAY YOUR PIECE ( - I just saw this shop this morning. I checked it and loved it. All her ceramic pieces are adorable and very affordable.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My First Blog Post

Hi to everyone!

I have decided to create a blog for my etsy store and for some etsians to see who's who behind this shop.

I'll be posting my new creations here, little bit about my family, or anything I feel like sharing.I will be doing my best to update this blog, maybe posting once or twice in a week.

Though, I still need to familiarize myself on some things associated in blogging...I'll get by...for sure.

I welcome myself in the world known as blogging...

Maya's Kalupi's Fan Box