Hey Kessy

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetHey Kessy began as an online craft store. Famous for selling washi tape (with their own Filipino-themed designs), the store has expanded to selling stamps, unique postcards, mason jars, cutting tools, jewelry making items, and more.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThey recently opened a store in Esteban Abada so I made sure to take a visit.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThe Hey Kessy store is surprisingly small but makes great use of its space. The front is a full floor to ceiling window  that lets natural light shine through. The colors are simple, white walls,wooden panels, and white shelves all contributing to the illusion of space. You’d think the small area would make the store look cramped and they wouldn’t be able to show all the products they have to offer but that is far from the case.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThis greets you upon entering the store. Postcards, earrings, and clay coasters are displayed on the front table. Paper straws are on a pink shelf, calligraphy materials, liquid chalk pens, doilies, and stickers on another shelf, books on a hanging shelf, Mod Podge, Mason Jars, and corkboards on another shelf.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetClose-up of the table – the superhero themed postcards are awesome!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetMod Podge (in Matte, Glossy, Sparkle, Outdoor and Fabric), mason jars, and wooden frames.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetNext to the Mod Podge shelf are more craft materials: bakers twine, scissors, cutting tools, punchers, glue, corkboard coasters, specialty paper, canvas bags, rubber for cutting stamps, ribbons, different types of clay, stamp making kits, inkpads, wooden tags, chalkboard paint, ceramic paint, and more.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAnd next to that shelf is their famous washi tape collection, beautifully displayed in a custom white wooden cases. Prints for sale line the wall, in harmony with the various colors and prints of the washi tape.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAnd finally, a step away – and leaning against the storefront windows – is the stamp corner. You can design your own tote if you reach a certain amount.

Hey Kessy’s floor space may be small but the item’s they’re offering are amply stocked, enough to show a beautiful, creative space without being overwhelming. It’s a must-visit for all the Manila crafters out there.

Visit Hey Kessy at 71-B Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Check out their website for craft workshop schedules and more!

All photos are taken with a Samsung S5 camera.

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