Friday, August 29, 2014

Pelhuaz Exquisite Friend of the Week: Plum Papaya

This is a very important Exquisite Friend of the Week, as will be the last giveaway for this period prior my Maternity Leave. Even I'll be around, I won't be posting that often - for obvious reasons... :D

I met Tessa thru one of the crafty groups that I participate in, and felt in love with her creations. She made fabulous toys and cuddle critters - which are my favorites. All of them looks super adorable. 

Let's see what Tessa has to share with us.

Pelhuaz: What's your name?         
Tessa: Tessa                  

Pelhuaz: If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?             
Tessa: Fresh water, family picture album, never ending supply of matches.        

Pelhuaz: If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?  

Tessa: Steak, asparagus, & potatoes    

Pelhuaz: If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars®] character, which one would it be?             
Tessa: Beverly Crusher or McCoy                        

Pelhuaz: What's your superpower?         
Tessa: I can jump to conclusions in a single bound okay seriously...hmm I'm a DIY wanna be          

Pelhuaz: Who do you consider your sidekick?     
Tessa: My Daughter                  

Pelhuaz: What do you do when you are alone in your car?
Tessa: Roll the windows down, open the sunroof all the way, and crank up the music.     

Pelhuaz: What's the name of your Small Business?          
Tessa: Plum Papaya  

Pelhuaz: Why did you decide to open it?
Tessa: Being a stay at home mom I wasn't bring in an income in any more.  How was I going to support my fabric addition? The plan was to bring in extra money so I could buy handmade for my daughter and buy fabric.  I have a goal to start adding to my daughters college fund this holiday season. 

Pelhuaz: What is your favorite item available at your store?      
Tessa: I can't decide between Sherman and Storm.  I love the minute mice they are my favorite to create but Sherman is pretty adorable. Who doesn't love all those colors?


Pelhuaz: What motivates/inspires you?
Tessa: My daughter is my main motivation, she loves soft and snuggly. Now I see creatures and critters I think to myself, I can make that. Hmm how can I make it my way? Colors inspire me too.  Gorgeous sunsets, color palettes, photography of trees, landscapes, sea life.        

Pelhuaz: What do you wish you had known before you started? 
Tessa: Go big or go home.  Social media is your friend, while very time consuming it is your best hope of getting your name out there.  

Pelhuaz: When did you open your Store (anniversary)?  
Tessa: 3/1/2013           

Pelhuaz: Imagine that I’m planning to open Pelhuaz, and I don’t know a thing about managing a Small Business, what will be your best advice?         
Tessa: Create a name for yourself. A business name with meaning, a logo, look & be professional.  Photographs are everything, don't fake it it doesn't look good.  Go big or go home.         

I really love everything about Tessa Store but here's my favorite. As I'm having a baby boy, I'm sure he'll love this blankie buddy! 

Tessa has grant us with a prize for one winner for a store credit. If you win you can use such credit to score one of her fabulous items! Isn't that great?

Enter the giveaway here:

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Note: Giveaway ends August 31 at 12:00 AM EST. Open to Residents of the US only. Winners will be notified on August 1 at Pelhuaz’ Blog. One winner will receive a Store Credit. The Winner have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. For details read the complete Terms and Conditions.

If want to know more about Tessa and Plum Papaya you can reach her at FB, Pinterest, IG, and Twitter.
Good Luck and thank you so much for reading about my friend Tessa and her fabulous store! 

Tomorrow, I'll have our last Exquisite Friend of the Week with a very talented Crafty Friend, don't missed it! 



  1. I love working with Tessa! Im so glad to see her work featured here!

  2. I forgot, my favorite is the new flying monkey :)

  3. My favorite is the papayapus she has made for my son and nieces!