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Left polo from pixiemarket, $30. My polo $3 Old Navy + embroidered patch.

I added a Gudetama face to this one. I’m not happy with the outline, but I think next time I will use a different technique.



October 12, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

I took this picture of my boyfriend awhile back, and always had this running idea to make him into a Van Gogh. His beard was perfect for the curvey texture of Portrait of a Postman. I did this in Adobe Illustrator. I wish I had more time to work on it and add even more layers of brush work, but alas I just have too many projects on my list! I’m really happy with how well this turned out though, considering I spent about 4 hours on it.

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When I was in middle school, I downloaded a cracked file of photoshop and got really into making “vector” portraits. It was a thing I did because I joined a lot of message boards online (this sounds so nerdy) but it really reminded me of doing a lot of those back then. I still follow a ton of people that had online websites and did graphics and vectors. Some are incredible designers/artists now, (though I don’t think they remember me).

October 9, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

I saw these gorgeous Vanessa Mooney Tassel earrings on Nasty Gal and decided to make my own. The original cost $45, versus $3 for floss and earring hooks I had on hand.


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April 3, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

I’ve been making a bunch of patches as I’ve been inspired by a lot of bomber jackets with embroidery and sassy logos, they are really fun to make, and the possibilities are endless.


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April 3, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

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If I find a good bargain on basics I tend to buy a bunch and plan on painting/sewing something extra to make it unique… Took these sweatshirts I had for about a year and decided to update them. I was going to attempt to make instructions but I never finished photographing of them, so here are just some process shots: (CLICK TO READ MORE)

April 5, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

I have an ongoing quest to recycle any clothes I have bought into something new and different. Here I took an old scarf and my love for black graphic prints and mashed them together.
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March 30, 2015 clothing, diy, tutorials No Comments

Long time no see, blog! It is summer time though, so that means I should get to crafting. Summer tends to lead me to DIYs and designing! I’ve had a long slump, but I went on a europe trip for 2 weeks! It was inspiring! I stepped into this amazing leather bag store in Rome called Il Gancio. They had an array of handmade leather bags. I deeply regret not buying one at the time… but I was packing light! Ahh!


Working on a bag! Live in action!

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July 9, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Some construction images of my weekender bag. I am in need of a new photo set up so I can photograph the bag. I finally finished the bag and I’ve been testing it out. There are a few things I would like to change, but is nice to finish the first prototype in this project. Some photos of my process below:



March 12, 2014 bags, design process No Comments

Happy new year! Glad to say hello to a new year, and ready to continue this blog! I really enjoyed my brainmade holiday crafting and will continue to document my design process, and DIYS. When I wasn’t making crafts on Brainmade, I was also making gifts for friends. Now that they’ve received them, I can post pictures! Here are a few of the gifts I made for three of my good friends. I decided on the theme of travel.

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Each person got a kit! (I had the other blue contacts lens case! All of us are vision impaired!)

I tried out a free t-shirt pattern from Maria Denmark, and I really liked the fit. The pattern was only made of 2 pieces. I decided to extend the the t-shirt and make an A-line pocket dress.

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On that note, Here’s a pic with me squinting in the sun! Hopefully more design updates soon!

January 7, 2014 diy No Comments

Welcome to part 5 of Brainmade holiday! Before we begin, I just wanted to say you can now visit this blog through the URL www.brainmade.co to make it easier! WoooOooOo.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a pair of earrings out of an old zipper. I’ve made these in the past, but it was time to write a quick tutorial for them. I really love these earrings. They are simple and easy to make. If you have any old clothes you are about to throw away with zippers, you can easily swipe one up to make this. I love the look of it because it looks clean and minimal and can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans or a LBD. I think they would make the perfect gift for any friend or family member. You can easily change the look by using a silver zipper or a plastic zipper, changing the length to create a daring look or even add any extra doo dads like feathers. Enough rambling, on to the project!

















Hope you liked it!

December 19, 2013 jewelry, tutorials 1 Comment