India and Nepal in 10 Frames

1. My first breakfast meal in India. I loved the grilled veggie and cottage cheese cubes. 2. We went up a hill in Jaipur via these elephants. They were enormous! We were told that they would start their day really, like at 7am, and by 12nn, they’d go home to rest. You could see them […]

Washi-lined Envelopes, Paper Straws, and Resignation

Two weeks into my corporate freedom, I’m able to focus more on crafting and doing the projects I have long been planning for. Yes! I already resigned from work! :) I didn’t expect I’d have worries and hesitations during my last week at work. Before leaving the company I worked for two years, without a […]

Some Things, End of July

1. I had two large tables made. It’s true what they say that having a designated work space in your room improves productivity. 2. Mawsy and I watched Despicable Me II. The little boy was super happy – that’s an understatement by the way. He started laughing and talking really LOUD when they started showing […]

Papercut: Headdresses

Surprisingly, it was way more challenging photographing this papercut headdress than making it! I’m not kidding! It was pretty hard to look for a good angle because the headdress was white and too thin. I used rock paper for this piece. It’s more durable and easier to use if you’re working with intricate designs. Here […]

Papercutting + Bookbinding Worshop on July 28 :)

Isa and I are collaborating to bring you a Papercutting + Bookbinding Workshop. It will be on July 28, Sunday, 2-5PM. Each participant will get a kit containing all the necessary materials to make papercuts and their own journals (practice sheets, templates, personalized cutting mat, frame, washi tape , paper, thread, needles, etc.). Yummy snacks will be served […]

10a Alabama Fair on Juy 21, Sunday

Hello fellow craft lovers! :) I will be joining the 10a Alabama Fair this coming Sunday, July 21. As always, I can’t wait to reunite with my Alabama family. Most of these crafty ladies have been my friends ever since Hey Kessy started in 2011. Here are some of the things I’ll be selling: 1.       […]

98B Future x Saturday Market

The next 98B Future x Saturday Market is this weekend. Unfortunately, I have a workshop and an arts and crafts fair to go to on Saturday and Sunday. It was my first time to join this fair last month. I am inspired by this group’s advocacy. Through fairs, film showings, artist residencies, art exhibits, and other […]