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

Damask from Damascus?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Damask fabric is said to have been created in Damascus, Syria. Damask fabric can be identified by its striking pattern. Damask fabric is multi-functional and that is why we love it at Sew Moni we love Damask. 


It's been too long!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Odilon Redon - Bouquet of flowers, c. 1905. Pastel on paper, 80.3 x 64.1 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA


Monday, March 11, 2013

I'm thinking about starting a class that teaches people how to apply studs. After buying these Steven sneakers I'm addicted to all things studded and shiny. How about you?

Surfs up!

Monday, March 11, 2013

You'll never guess what we are up to next?

Clue: Surf
Clue: Boards

Any guesses?

Going to the chapel...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

While visiting Texas I've watched more western movies in three weeks than ever and decided that I'd embark on a new journey regarding my business. It's nothing too different from what I do daily (sewing + teaching) but it does demand a bit more of me creatively, which I love. {If I can't be positively challenged by this passion of mine then its a bust ;) }

Without further ado or too much jargon, I introduce to you my first half design for my collection, Monica & Michelle.

Monica & Michelle will be my premier wedding and special occasion line made with love and heart from Brooklyn. A portion of profits will benefit various non profits that cater to women and children. And all dresses will be made with the hope that the wearer will share her story with our network, weather it be a sentence to a novel.

I think it's high time we start calling out each other's successes and taking note of our untold stories.



PS. The collection is named after my sister and I.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Something I just can't live without.


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