Wednesday, December 26, 2012

almost useless...


out of this chaos , some beauties will emerge...


53. a complement to your hand-made sacs ;D

lovely to put an art pin somewhere on that hand-made sac of yours. interesting.
(this and other counts on 1001 ways to use my art pins--here)

Monday, November 26, 2012

52. artpins to fixing loose necklines

ready-made clothings as dress or tops can be at fault sometimes because of generic sizing and measurements adapted by the makers to mass produce. if you have a problem with your top's or dress' neckline, as in its too loose/open, here's a handy remedy

 just gather the cloth or fold it overlap according to your size preference over the neckline area and then pin your art pin on--as seen on the foto below ;D

Sunday, October 28, 2012

to break patterns and the milk tea stringed baubbles

its good to break patterns ;D


Photo: another purple beauty collection handcrafted by ann galeon

not once did i regret having bought that milk tea baubble stringed resin beads. i got it from a store, 7-hour drive from where i live. it is not often that i see such pretty, that is why the moment i saw it i never hesitated buying it. i envisioned it'll be as good as this when trimmed in to my workings.

51. a girl's gotta do what she's got to do; pin down (a**)holes--lol-- ;D

 yes. all the holes and the a**holes in life. gotta do some pining on them, as bad as they get.

the tandem of teal and black is always gorgeous don't you think? ;D
for the previous counts on 1,001 ways to use (my art pins) creatively ;D--please do click this--thanks!

for carla

if i have got the time--i like doing what the bosses call --'doing the extra mile ;D.'--for the returning buyers ;D
hi! meet --carla she is a constant buyer of the art-ings i do. she loves to gift her friends with --wirsts cuffs ;D.
she popped in the other day and requested this

 an all-hand-made wrist cuff. 'decadence' one of the series i have created just recently.

  carla asked if i could wrap it for her...shes a doll, so its yes!
 i used thick red felt wool and sewn both sides.
wrapping first with soft tissue the hand-made wrist-cuff, and tied some satin trimmings on both sides to hold in place before sliding it in;
 'cut holes to slide in the lace and tie it to a pretty ribbon and so it secures the gift inside.

 'added some interesting trimmings yet, and a clean slate of pink tag so carla could write a note or two for her friend ;D

there's a pretty heart applique beneath the gift tag!
the p0uch is sturdy and is reusable ;D

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

50. add life to your tops' wide and spacious collars and lapels

hoorraaayy! so far, i have reached the 
50th progressive counting of ways to use (my ;D) art pins.
making and concocting art through the various medium (oh well, that is to say textile as the main. loving the textiles yet) and elements resulting to a 3d usable, wearable--to which i call---art pins, also known as brooch, bar pins.
i am into these and selling them, therefore i;m trying to prove its usefulness and its necessity -lol--by proving that its a basic too, of man's needs. as in: food, clothing, shelter and art pins. yes, in that order ;D. 
and, the counting continues...
(oh by the way, please do click this--to bring you to 1.001 ways to use art pins, creatively. enjoy!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

i[ve been reading a book by rachel ashwell

yes, the woman and her now shabby chic 'couture'. i have first encountered her works and preachings ;D in the early 90s, sans the net yet ;D i mean, thru lifestlye zine write-ups. her ideas and influence is a great contribution to the world of design.  i should say i am just one of the many, many of them across the world whom she has shed a light on---celebrating the beauty of imperfection/s, marred, falling a part, patinas, well-worn, used, dents and marks of time, florentines, history... 
home, and comfort...
 and you know the catch? the 'ideas' she ranted about, and visualized on, more than a decade ago--isn't just a simple quick learning of style,  sponging, and being influenced instantly, -i should say--go sit and immerse with her,and experience similarly at least--the path she tread...
a salute to rachel ashwell

Thursday, October 11, 2012

49. for reminiscing great times; a visual memorabilia

we all have great, wonderful, moments in our life that we want to remember, re-live, and freeze them in time, in any given--mayhap visual form. these are a few of them. 

i am re-living those wonderful sights and feelings i had when my dear sister brought me and my late mama to see the beauty of the grand canyon, staying  and wandering first around sedona. az, immersing on its beauty with the fiery autmnal leaves; feeling somewhat like-- being in the scene of 'a river runs through it'. i freeze those scenes, experience, moments, even the smell of the juniper trees around, in the corners of my heart and mind. the experience was highlighted by climbing the paved way towards the viewing area of the grandeur beauty of the canyon.


Grand canyon Tour
 (foto credit: here

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


inspite of the heavy workloads i have this semester's last stretch (as if it wasn't in the many previous ones), creating pins (in between) sets a fire inside me to finish other tasks at the noble day job, and the custom ones ( i have to study well time management or these will all be craziness). i just hope that i will not have to choose between what to do full-time. the feeling's good here, and the other, --can make the economics goin'. i'm a juggler too.

here are the newly churned ones. enjoy! and oh, they are for sale ;D
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