On Design Aesthetic

One thing I’ve been particularly frustrated about this week is feeling like I don’t have a strong sense of my own design aesthetic. I’ve never been naturally good at editing things down (I’m probably a “more is more” type of gal, curious & interested in all things), and it seems like curating your design style…

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Handmade Tassel Earrings

Jewelry making is one of my oldest hobbies. I’ve been doing it almost as long as I’ve been sewing. I used to sell jewelry to my classmates (and sometimes teachers) from fifth up to ninth grade. Earrings were always my favorite things to make. I would make custom earrings for everyday wear and fancier styles…

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Denim Midi Skirt

Constructing clothes using my own sewing patterns is really a problem-solving exercise. I don’t always love to do it (especially when Butterick and Simplicity patterns make the sewing process much simpler) but it really is rewarding to figure out how to turn flat pieces of fabric into a 3D garment. The most challenging part is figuring out how to…

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You are Beautiful

“Maganda” means “beautiful” in tagalog Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in (definitely got that from Pinterest) 🙂 Behind the Print Though I was born and raised in California, I’ve recently been trying to get more connected with my native culture, especially as a source of creative inspiration. With…

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Tropical Bouquet Print

A couple nights ago when I was about to fall asleep, an image in full color popped in my head – mustard yellow background and tropical flowers in purple and teal. This happens to me regularly — an image comes to mind, and it could be anything from colors, clothing designs, illustrations – and I have…

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Seek Peace and Pursue It

  I saw a photo of an all white room on Instagram. I couldn’t stop thinking about that image and – it looked so serene, peaceful, and beautiful. It made me think of the power of images – it’s amazing that one photo could make me feel so calm. It inspired me to create a graphic…

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