May I tell you...

Monday, April 7, 2014

May I tell you where I've been and where I am going?

I finally traveled to a far off place where milk and honey exist, but in the faces of people. 
I spent time with souls who are friends and those whom I love greater than I know what the word great means.
I met people who challenged me and some who left me hurt, only to find that hurt burns away like fog hit by rays of sun.
I sewed new things and mended old things with a smile on my face.
I realized that I like to do other things than my passion of sewing and some of these things include cooking, writing, film and photography.
I found a new home in my old skin of 34 years of age that you can read about here and see here.
I've decided that those two online places are far more a reflection of me, so follow me there if and when you'd like.



PS. I have a new found crush on Yoko Ono.

Two Things

Monday, August 26, 2013

Update: I've decided that I'm no longer going to pressure myself into creating or making for social media purposes or image. Instead I'll do so as long as it either benefits my local community, friends, family or my home. So here are the two things I've done creatively that I'd like to share.  

1. I recovered a dress form to act as a "jewelry stand". I like being able to mix and match before wearing it.
2. I redecorated the back of the shop and created a reading corner. It's funny that I'm now into reading more than ever as opposed to my youth. If Sister Susie from HF Elementary could see me now.

What two things have you done lately? I want to know!


Collage my Heart

Monday, August 26, 2013

I'd been thinking about collage art for a quite a while, especially after returning from Paris last summer. Paris in all its glory opened my eyes to art beyond fabric or paint, and particuarly that which incorporates photography. For a gal who didn't study art in collage (I have BSs in Public Health and Chemistry), I felt like a child in a candy store visiting countless Paris museums, day dreaming about colors and hopeful to one day create an inspirational piece about my 2012 France trip. Those day dreams have finally come to fruition through the simple medium of collage, an art technique that suits me just dandy. Collage feels quite natural and personal to me, as if I'm free style rapping or writing a poem. The biggest revelation from being collage active is that it expresses all of my artistic interests in one placd. And, if I am to be an artist, then I must create unique impressions from my heart.

With my new undying affection for collage, join me this month at my shop where I hope to collage among friends and build community at the same time. I'm envisioning nights of paint, photo, glitter, paper, scissors, good snacks, laughs and more. Make sure to bring your beverage of choice.
Hope to see you soon!
PS. The fabric collage I made below is called Zion ;)

Girls Brunch in Bushwick

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Creative Color + Block Art

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Last week I was fortunate to join West Elm Columbus Circle for a very colorful AM session of DIY block art. My job was to show attendees just how easy it is to add a lunch of color to their everyday by simply carving a block of linoleum, dipping it in fabric paint and stamping everything from pillow shams to duvets. Here are a few pictures of our day and proof of how color is contagious :) 

Last summer I was fortunate to travel to Paris. It was my first time in Paris and I can honestly say that I fell in love with it. From museums to art to food, I left France with starry eyes and by far, a desire to hopefully live there one day. Till then, here are a few images (top two) that remind me of it's "circus" feel and vintage spirit. The bottom image is actually a textile design that we've produced at Sew Moni which I'm hopeful to have printed some time soon. xo Moni

Get Creative With Color : Sew Moni Collaborates with West Elm

Saturday, July 13, 2013

On Saturday July 20th, from 10 a.m - 11 a.m, Sew Moni will be collaborating with West Elm to get creative with color.

Check it out on Facebook! Get Creative With Color

Sew Moni Collaborates with West Elm

Friday, July 12, 2013

We are really existed about collaborating with West Elm on July 20th, from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. You can call it a match made in Decor heaven.

west elm

Check out the event on Facebook
Also be sure to check out West Elm for all things Home Decor related:

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It is that time of year! People getting married left and right. New families are being created. New homes being bought and then there's the tedious task of decorating your new home. More importantly how are the lovely images from your wedding day going to be displayed. Here are a few ways you can display your wedding photos in your new home. Cheers to new beginnings!

How to hang picturesi so want to do this!!
Block picture frames..

Pandora Tunes

Thursday, July 11, 2013


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