“Having created a generation of crafters gives a feeling of personal accomplishment in the world of fast-paced digitalization”– My Little Craft Corner.
Do you remember your home economics class where you learned cross-stitching and sewing? We would give our moms a list of craft materials for class, and excitement fills our bodies because it is that time of the year again when we can go to our favorite craft store.
But did you know that making crafts is not limited to the four walls of our classrooms? It can also become a hobby for those who love to create and let their imaginations run wild. Are you interested? Then it’s time to grab the materials, and we know just the place— My Little Craft Corner in SM Seaside City Cebu.
My Little Craft Corner: The Humble Beginning
Who would have thought that a woman’s passion for crafts led her to establish a beloved craft store in Cebu?
Ms. Lui Concepcion has always been interested in crafting since she was in the 4th grade. She said they made crafts for a school project, and she instantly fell in love.
During the height of the Cross-stitch craze in 1994, Ms. Concepcion franchised Stitches N’ Things and opened at SM City Mabolo. However, by 1998, cross-stitch’s popularity waned, and interest in other crafts such as knitting, crochet, bargello, free-style embroidery, candle-making, and scrapbooking intensified. So there was a need to re-brand, and Stitches N’ Things transformed to Country Crafts, still at SM City.
During all the years that Country Crafts operated, they were able to gain loyal customers who grew up to become mothers themselves and who still purchase school and personal craft needs from the store.
It is incredible that not only did Country Crafts establish itself but also formed a heartwarming connection with loyal customers since the 90s. Country Crafts then created an online alternative named My Little Craft Corner in 2020. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic and the economic crunch that followed, Country Crafts stopped operations in 2022.
But guess what? Passion for crafts never dies. They continued their online store until they finally opened My Little Craft Corner retail outlet in Talisay City. And just last October, MLCC Kiosk at SM Seaside City Cebu welcomed once again its loyal hobbyists and customers.
My Little Craft Corner: Your One-Stop Shop for Crafting Needs
My Little Craft Corner offers all the necessary supplies for crafting, even those difficult to get your hands on. Aside from that, they also give FREE lessons in selected crafts such as:
- Crochet, Knitting
- Free Style Embroidery
- Embroidery on Plastic Canvas
- Paper Crafts:
- Flower Making,
- Paper Embroidery
- Craft Box Decoration
- General Crafts
- Macrame, Friendship Bracelet, Beadwork
Learning how to craft is fun at My Little Craft Corner. In addition, their staff are ready to help you to start or continue your crafting journey.
My Little Craft Corner also offers the following:
- Gift Wrapping Supplies
- Handmade, imported paper
- Ordinary and special ribbons
- Special Glue and Adhesives
- Customized Framing
- Free cost estimate for all kinds of framing
Of Crafting and Digitalization
Is crafting still relevant in this generation? To that, Ms. Lui Concepcion says yes. According to her, “the digital world makes crafts better and more interesting.” She learned that through digitalization, patterns come out brighter and more precise. Through digitalization, hobbyists can learn how to do different crafts through online instructional materials. Ms. Concepcion even mentioned trending crafts, such as Diamond Painting, Amigurumi, Polymer Clay jewelry making, and more. And what is most exciting is that a good variety of patterns from all over the world are now more accessible and a lot cheaper, even for free.
“Crafting will always be there,” This is what My Little Craft Corner believes in. Because of this, My Little Craft Corner is here for Cebuanos, every Filipino who is a hobbyist, and those who are interested in crafting.
“Hobbyists will come and go, so do fads and interests, but speaking from experience, it has become a way of life, like an old friend who has a calming effect and can be re-acquainted with again and again within a lifetime.”– Ms. Lui Concepcion, My Little Craft Corner Owner.
My Little Craft Corner makes crafting more accessible and affordable for the Cebuano Masses. With a passion and drive to influence happiness through hand-brain activities, My Little Craft Corner helps shape the crafting community of Cebu one stitch at a time.
Head to My Little Craft Corner Cebu at SM Seaside City Cebu for all your crafting needs.
- Opening Hours: 10AM to 9PM (Mall Hours)
- Contact numbers: 09772430076
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mylittlecraftcornercebu
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: 2nd level SM Seaside, Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
BY BUS: You can take a MyBus ride from/to BDO Fuente Osmena. You can also ride any MyBus from SM City Cebu, Talisay, Mandaue City, Parkmall, and any Cibus to get to and from SM Seaside City Cebu. The Drop-off point is at the City Wing Entrance.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “SM Seaside City Cebu” in Cebu. Parking space is available.