Whimsically Practical

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Have you always wondered what your life would be like if you followed your heart’s dearest desire? Have you had moments when you asked yourself all sorts of “What if?” questions?

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Well, this is the kind of thinking that two kindred spirits brought into What If Handmade Shop. Former colleagues at work Melody Chan and Tita Rimando quit thinking of what if’s, and decided to pursue their love for all things handmade. In 2010, they started crafting one-of-a-kind items from vintage and scrap materials. The results were almost whimsical in some cases, but always entirely practical. Their GoGo Towel, for instance, comes with a built-in pouch fashioned from jersey peppered with teeny, tiny holes in order to allow wet towel to air dry. The GoGo Towel, by the way, is made from lovely hand-woven Ilokos inabel. Such careful thought is also evident in their Twin Grocer. These are wet and dry canvas tote bags that shoppers can carry to the market. The wet bag features a “sako” lining that conveniently holds fish, poultry, pork, and beef. What If Handmade Shop also offers door stoppers, shoe bags, throw pillows, and wind chimes.

Plus, some of the goodies are made by members of the Rehabilitation Workshop, a half-way house for the deaf-mute, blind, and orthopedics.

For more information, go to www.whatifhandmade.com, call 0917-7946352 and 0918-9164166, or send a message to whatifhandmade@gmail.com

Photos from What If Handmade Shop

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