Tuesday, May 27, 2014

About the Hobby Show 2014 - Show Time!


Here we are! Just a month ago The 38th edition of the Hobby Show Tokyo was over and I had delivered my biggest project yet when it comes to birthday parties! I imagined, created and produced the decoration of a booth featuring three party themes (Frozen, Peter Pan & Tinker Bell and Pirates parties) for the launch of Japanese DIY/ craft magazine, Tukutte!
The whole project was planned over 2 months, the crafting took 3 weeks and the booth set up 6 hours. The exhibition lasted 3 full days and thousands of people attended the show (122, 021 people in 2013 - source).

It was exhilarating, exciting, sensational, thrilling, stimulating, fun and tiring all at once. I met new, talented people with whom I may collaborate in the coming months. The whole experience gave me more strength and passion that I had already, and although it was challenging at times to be on my own in a foreign country, I was also incredibly blessed to work with the nicest and most talented people, and to have the full support of my family. Thank you!

Now let's discover the pictures together :-)



I imagined the decoration of the shelves above as colourful as I like my parties to be: pretty papers  used for gift wrapping, decorated letters, cute birthday cards (real cards that I have collected over time from my kids birthday parties), festive paper garlands, bunting banner and the fancy balloons that I stuck on the wall. The paper lantern above the central table was made after a Martha Stewart tutorial I love. I added the star garlands that represent the magic falling from the sky in Peter Pan, in Neverland - and the pixie dust of Tinker Bell too.


THEME 1: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL 
(as featured in the first issue of Tukutte magazine)

I have previously written several posts about the Peter Pan & Tinker Bell party, which was created for Tukutte magazine, with all the crafting details. You can catch up with the reading by clicking the following links: Part 1 -, Part 2 -, Part 3 - crafting process, Part 4 - full magazine feature.





THEME 2: FROZEN inspired party

It's no secret that the latest Disney movie is all the rage at the moment among girls - of all ages. My own daughter inspired me to work on this theme for her 7th birthday which happened to be last February. For the Hobby Show I started with what I already had from her party and crafted many more items to have a full set for my table. It includes cupcake and cake toppers, goodie bags, bottle and straw decorations, paper tiara and wall decoration. I included crochet decoration (stars from IKEA, snowflakes made by my Grand-Ma), mt seals & white paper pompom flowers (from DAISO). The goodie bags come from Beautiful Revelry and all the paper details were crafted using my Martha Stewart punchers and papers from WRAPPLE.



THEME 3: PIRATE PARTY

The Pirate party theme is one of my favorite to work on and I have held pirate parties in the past for my children. I enjoyed creating a full set of paper goodies for this feature though and I wish I would own real gold glass bottles. I spray painted the ones featured below which wouldn't make them suitable to use for a real party. I like using cardboard to craft decorative items, and I drew the swords for the cake on it before covering them with silver adhesive paper. You could as well imagine making cardboard swords as a goodie bag for such party. The flags were made using a black fabric on which I sew the white skull - hand drawn and cut directly from the fabric. The treasure chest was thrifted and it comes in really handy! I thought of spray painting it but opted to keep it as is.



We had the visit of our models for the Peter Pan & Tinker Bell party featured in Tukutte: Chloé and Ariel (7) and Mathias (4) were excited to see themselves in the magazine and attend the Hobby Show. The girls were able to attend a few creative workshops the day they visited, and it made them really super happy!

Mathias, Ariel and Chloé


* Read Part 1 - The Crafting Process {click here}

* Read Part 2 - The Set Up {click here}

* Read Part 4 - Sophie et Chocolat's booth {click here}



~ THANK YOU to our SPONSORS ~

WRAPPLE wrapping and DIY store (Parco Shibuya, Tokyo)
Martha Stewart Crafts (Entrex)

Thank you to Chikako Yamamoto of DDbistro for providing the beautiful sugar cookies!

2 comments :

  1. Congratulations Marie! It's been a long time since I visited your blog and I am yet amazed by your creativity and vision!

    Here's to a greater 2014 for you!

    Cheers!

    Judith (from Singapore)

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  2. @heyjayel Thank you so much Judith for your sweet comment and your words of encouragements. I have been enjoying my work lately after a rather difficult year in 2012. It's satisfying indeed to see a vision come to life, and I am hoping for more beautiful moments such as this one in the future!
    Big hugs!
    <3

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