Saturday, May 9, 2009

Doll Making Workshop

I'm conducting workshops on Basic Plush Toy Making all Saturdays of May, 9 in the morning at Cordillera Coffee, SM City Baguio. The workshop fee is only P300, it includes materials and snacks. If you wish to join our workshop, you may reserve your slots via email: or thru SMS 0929•6807986. Please include your name and contact number and we will send you a confirmation.

(Cheska and her plush kitty)

(My students' creations)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Oliver Makes Dolls

As I've mentioned before in my previous posts, I'm now making dolls and I sell them off the internet... I also accept orders for customized dolls. If you wish to know more about my creations, feel free to check it over at Oliver Makes Dolls in Facebook.

There are a variety of designs to choose from, the voodoo dolls above are just some of my bestselling creations...

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Dear Readers (are you still there?),

I apologize for not coming up with something for the longest time. I don't want what happened to happen again with OrangeinaPod. The site will have a major make-over. I think this is partly because of what happened recently... something personal... One thing is for sure though, OrangeinaPod will continue to be a 'blog et podcast' site. Oliver Twist will continue podcasting, delivering meatier materials, hopefully with some mates onboard the microphone, I think that would be fun and more exciting... and I will continue writing about anything and everything from gay issues to the next vacation hotspot, the cute guy next door and the Tony awards...

Things are happening so quickly, I now have a doll business, which started out as a hobby, and I have to keep up with the increasing demands for them... I've been getting invitations from various shops to supply them with the dolls...

Anyway, this will just be very quick. I really apologize for the, again, long 'vacation'... Definitely you'll see a better OrangeinaPod in the coming days...

I love you all.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MyVoodoo is here…

Series 1 of MyVoodoo is finally available. This limited edition kit contains hand-sewn cute voodoo plush doll complete with accessories: binding twine, voodoo sticks, beaded necklace, and a spell booklet for fun.

myvoodoo_01 myvoodoo_03

Other accessories like special voodoo sticks, ritual robes and vests, necklaces and more spell booklets will be available soon. For more information visit

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paper Art: Next Level

Origami is for kids. Make way for paper sculpture. Below are examples of ‘three dimensional pseudo realistic paper portraits and sculptures’ by an amazing paper sculptor living in the Netherlands, Bert Simons.

Visit Bert Simons’ website here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Filipina’s Excellent Customer Service on Trial

Was she just a victim of office intriga?

Saks Fifth Avenue’s jewelry department is lined with items like $3,000 David Yurman bracelets and $1,600 Anthony Nak earrings, and Cecille Villacorta was good at getting customers to buy them.

From 2000 to 2006, she brought in more than $27 million in sales, more than any of the other sales associates at the luxury department chain’s flagship store in Manhattan. In fact, she was the highest-grossing saleswoman in the store’s history, according to her lawyer, and was paid nearly $400,000 in her last year there.

But exactly how Ms. Villacorta, 52, of Manhattan, managed to rack up such sales figures is up for debate — and at the heart of her trial on charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records, which began Thursday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Read the full story here…

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meet my new boys…


I was able to finish two new dolls today… Meet Ichirou and Jirou, they’re my Ninja Boys… Sorry if my post is mostly about my new hobby, I’m just very excited about this…  

More photos…