🥇City of Firsts
In 1976, we opened the first papemelroti in Ali Mall, Cubao, Quezon City. During the opening, Muhammad Ali cut the ribbon and there was a huge cake that almost filled the lobby. One could watch the proceedings from the 2nd floor where our little shop was located.
It was during the summer vacation, so we manned the shop, from making the things to selling it. Tina, (the "TI" in papemelro-TI) who was 7 years old, wrapped the gifts on the floor because she could not reach the counter yet.
A writer from a women’s magazine wrote 3 full pages about our family and the business. Because of her article, people would come up to the 2nd floor, point to our sign and declare, “I know what that means, Patsy, Peggy, Meldy, Robert and Tina!”
Yesterday, my husband and I attended the rebranding of Araneta Center to Araneta City. They featured our store as one of the pioneers (and amazingly the only one left of all the businesses that opened in Ali Mall at the start!!!) Thank You Lord for that miracle! And thank you to the people behind Ali Mall who took a chance on a little craft business like ours!
PATRICIA ALEJANDRO PATERNO
Papemelroti's owner and artist Patricia Paterno has been married for 21 years to a man with a good heart. They have one son who is as funny as his dad. She has been working in the family business since she was 11. When she gets home from work, she stays in her craft room and makes collages, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, and thinks of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away. Visit her arts and crafts blog. She wants to be passionate about God's passions so she also made a blog, Hebrews 13:3, about their service in the QC Jail.
Letras Y Figuras Framed Art Print
This exclusive papemelroti framed art print illustrated by Robert Alejandro is an elegant way to beautify any space. It comes with a gift box so it's also perfect for gifting. Production time: 15 working days A3 Size (20.5"x 15.75") Handmade...
Burst of Colors Desk Pad
For personalized orders please choose "Add your name"Production Time: 7 working days Personalized orders will be processed after payment Make a note or jot down reminders in this handy, eco-friendly papemelroti desk pad. Personalize it with a name. Specifications: Colored label, 3.5"...
Flower Power Collage DIY Kit
Create a colorful work of art with this fun and convenient papemelroti do-it-yourself kit. It includes a kraft notebook, acrylic paint, pencil, brush, gel pen, and flower die cut. Decorate this kraft notebook however you want to! Contains kraft notebook, acrylic...
Affirmation Magnetic Bookmark
Keep your pages marked with this original papemelroti bookmark. You never have to worry about it slipping out, thanks to the unique magnetic closure. Use it yourself or give it as a gift. Original design by award-winning papemelroti graphic artist...
Words That Inspire Scroll: ABC
Hang something on your wall to inspire you. This Christian theme papemelroti scroll poster features encouraging message about life. Original design by papemelroti graphic artist Calej 11" x 8.25" (28 cm x 21 cm) Printed in full color 100% recycled paperboard...
Burst of Colors Enamel Mug
For personalized orders please choose "Add your name"Production Time: 7 working days Personalized orders will be processed after payment Enjoy your coffee or tea with this original papemelroti mug with your morning coffee or tea time. Great to use at home...
Botanical Monogram Decoposter
Decorate your wall with an initial or create a word with this papemelroti botanical monogram decoposter. Great to use it in your own home or to give it as a gift. Original design by papemelroti graphic artist Calej Decoupaged on MDF...
Characters Personalized Penholder
Production Time: 7 working days Choose from the character options above Personalized orders will be processed after payment Showcase your personality as a character designed by award-winning illustrator Robert Alejandro! Choose from the characters in the options above. Add your name...