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Weekday Warrior

June 21, 2017     Like This Post!

This year, I’ve been trying to expand outside of my 9-6 job and do some freelance work/side project fun. One thing that is a “practice what you preach” for me involves sending out emails to people and/or companies and inquire about any sort of freelance or submissions. At the end of the day, what do you have to lose? It never hurts asking even if these people and companies aren’t looking for extra or outside help.

So I came across a “help wanted” Insta post for a pin company and I thought, “hey, yolo”. After some back and forth and some test designs, it ended up being a bust which is a bummer, but these things happen. Companies knows their aesthetic and what their customer wants. I guess I was right at the border but couldn’t fully cross over the line to what they were looking for.

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It’s Not Lady Luck

May 26, 2017     Like This Post!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about motivation and what drives people to try and be go-getters. I have some friends currently browsing for new jobs; some notice how miserable they are in their current situation and are actively applying for new jobs, and some know they’re miserable but can’t seem to find the motivation to apply to job postings they come across. This makes me wonder what the latter can do to find the will to send their resumes out to change their situation. Not everyone is a go-getter. Hell, I’m not either, but I try my best to change my situation if I find it’s not working for me. Adapting for the better can really make a huge difference in your outlook on life.

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Buzzkill

May 17, 2017     Like This Post!

Instagram is a useful source of inspiration if you use it to your advantage. I follow a lot of artists and illustrators, and when I come across their t-shirt designs, I am both in awe and envious of what they can spit out.

I’ve tried to do the “screenprinted t-shirt” thing on Etsy but it’s too much work for what I want to put into it, and really just doesn’t seem worth it. You gotta love it enough to do it because screenprinting can be quite a hassle. This is why I like sites like Redbubble and Society6. They do the work for you and all you have to do is to create the content. I love doing fan art, and people love buying fan art. The down side is that the corporations and top guys think they own the rights to people faces (mostly artists and entertainers), and as a result I’ve had three original pieces taken down.

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Redbubble Update

January 24, 2016     Like This Post!

I feel that these days have been more about me sharing and keeping everyone updated with my shops. But truth is, that’s all I work on when I get home from my job, so that’s become my main topic of conversation on here. I spend my weekends weaving which eats up so much of my time that I find I never get around to working on any other fun craft side projects. I have so many things in mind but I just haven’t started them yet. I also realize a lot of my last few posts are me saying this same thing over and over, but I do feel guilty not doing anything else. I know I shouldn’t feel guilty for not having time and energy at the end of a long day to work on crafts and post about them, but I do. I started this blog in the middle of my unemployment period, and I was able to focus on this blog so much when I was unemployed. Even though I didn’t talk about it, I job searched till no end, and I knew that this would eventually happen – lack of time and blog devotion after I found a job. It disappoints me, but my priorities have always been full time employment. I’m appreciative of the free time I had to work on so many fun crafty projects, and I do miss it. I keep telling myself, a new year is here. Go big or go home. But like everyone else in the world, I have my good energetic motivated days, and I have my bad lazy days.

But I originally had the intention to talk about something else today, so I’ll end my rant and go off in in the direction I intended to talk about.

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Shop Update

January 16, 2016     Like This Post!

(A few of my favorite bags, which you can find in my shop!)

I find myself living a double life these days. By day, I’m a full time designer at a shoe company. By night, I’m a weaving rookie trying to find time to fit in crafty projects while relaxing and not feeling guilty about taking it easy every so often.
I’ve been trying to treat this year differently than last year. I have clearer set goals, more motivation than I’ve felt in a while, and I’ve been non stop during any spare time I’ve got. Fun fact: I fell asleep just before 10pm last night because I just couldn’t keep my eyes open.

So with that said, I’ve updated my shop last week with a small batch of rag weave tote bags. It’s a nice assortment of color variations and occasional trimmings. The new weaves I’m currently working on will definitely add to the wide assortment of colors because they’re all so different. That’s what I love about this project. Not one bag looks the same, or even similar. It’s exciting to see the different outcomes. So check out my shop if you’re interested. Handmade, recycled fabric, fully lined, and reasonably priced. A good combination if I may say so.

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Rag Weave Tote Bags

November 13, 2015     Like This Post!

Rag Weave Bag

Where have I been lately? Finishing up crafts and getting ready for this event I’ll be selling a bunch of my goods at on Sunday. Events always stress me out. I want to do so much, but because of unnecessary stressing and poor time management, I rarely get to accomplish all I want to accomplish. That’s why this time around I kept things simple for myself and I mainly had one goal. ↓

I shared how my dad made me a loom? Well, I’ve been using the crap out of it and I turned my weavings into tote bags.

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