Goodbye 2017, you weren’t perfect but I was able to reach my goal of going to Japan! I visited Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.
I was often times overwhelmed and overstimulated but I can’t wait to go back. People keep asking me what my next travel adventure will be (To be honest, I’m just trying to save money this year) but I can’t stop thinking about Japan! Maybe I’ll go again!

January 9, 2018 Uncategorized No Comments

Hi. I went to The Broad, Designer Con and explored Los Angeles a bit. Here are some clips. Designer Con was amazing and overwhelming. Can’t wait to go again next year (hopefully!)

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November 28, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

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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!

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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:

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March 12, 2014 bags, design process No Comments