14 August 2009

A Gift for a Future Bride

I know it has been a while since my last update. I have been busy vacationing and make new projects. Sorry for the lack of updates as I am having computer problems. I had to borrow Kevin's computer to upload my pictures, do some editing and blogging.

The reason why I am doing this project is because Kevin's cousin is getting married on September 6th. I am making her several items for the wedding. One of them is a garter belt. Since one of the color themes is eggplant purple I decided to go with a light purple satin to contrast with the deep purple. This is what I came up with...

I have horrible photography skills so the pictures don't look too good. Sorry! :|

Materials used: satin, thread, threading needle, elastic, lace and ribbons

02 August 2009

A gift any Mother would love

Alright, I know that mother's day was awhile back. But this very project is the reason why I wanted to start this blog so I thought this would be worth sharing. I was thinking of a perfect mother's day present I could give to all the mothers. Flowers would be the most typical gift. However, I am personally against buying flowers as gifts. Even though they are absolutely beautiful, they die within a week or so. So I didn't want to waste my money going that route. Then I thought it would be neat to buy seeds and a flower pot so they could grow their own flowers! But, what are the odds of them actually doing it? So then I thought, "Hey why not give them flowers that they do not have to water and or maintain!". Those decorative flowers in the stores were way too tacky. So I came up with the idea of origami flower pots as gifts! So this is what I ended up with...

Materials: origami paper, construction paper, floral tape and wire, ceramic pots, styrofoam, decorative rocks (to cover the foam), hot glue gun (to glue the rocks in place), ribbons and charms.

These items can be purchased at almost any arts and crafts store.

01 August 2009

A Proper Introduction

Okay so I wasn't able to post anything until...now. I've been super busy with school and work. After my spring quarter ended, I decided to take summer session at a nearby community college. I wasn't able to work on this project blog until now. Now that I'm finished with summer school I have free time to explore my creativity!

So, time for a proper introduction...

I’ve decided to create a blog dedicated to my personal work and projects (creations, reconstructions, photos, designs, etc) to share with the world. I want to get feedback, suggestions, advice and ideas on how I can improve.

My ultimate goal is to open my own e-boutique. However, I don’t have the confidence or skills to do that yet. So I will post my creations in my blog for the meantime.

Criticisms are welcome. :)