HEY KUMO’s Birdy Girls

The Birdy Girls by HEY KUMO

In September, while planning for our Taipei trip, we decided that we would be super productive during the trip and try to get some things done for HEY KUMO and the shop. We had been looking for the longest time to get things laser cut (sigh, it’s hard to find people locally. When you do, they have high minimums or they blow you off for your low quantity. Same difference). So, we geared up, finished off some illustrations and sent them off to the fine people at FabCafe Taipei.

The “Fab” in FabCafe stands for “fabrication”. The place is one part makerspace and you can purchase tickets to use the in-house laser-cutting machine and the 3D printer. You can enjoy a cuppa in the “café” half of the space. They currently have locations in Tokyo, Barcelona and Taipei. To learn more about FabCafe, please see here.

HEY KUMO - The Birdy Girls brooches

from FabCafe Taipei

photo courtesy of FabCafe Taipei

from FabCafe Taipei

photo courtesy of FabCafe Taipei

That is our stuff getting some laser cutting love. We quite like the smell of burning wood and the smoke shrouding it all. Truthfully though, after ten minutes of hawking around the machine, the crepes we ordered arrived and we decided to leave the supervision to the lovely staff. The crepes were delicious!

After returning to Singapore, we worked on them some more and got the packaging done too. They made their official debut at our November 2013 appearance at Public Garden! Deadlines work wonders.

HEY KUMO - The Birdy Girls brooches

The Birdy Girls Brooches are available on the Small And Able online shop!