Blessings for my new yr

My birthday was last month and I’m still assessing my intentions for my new yr. I had a birthday photoshoot featuring some of my latest designs and it was such a moment of pride for me.

The photoshoot meant a bit more to than my personal new year, but also everything that happened thus far that got to this point. Honestly I’ve never been one to celebrate my own victories, but that ends now. I’m making it a point to take a moment not only for praise but to reflect as well. I mean even if I wanted to take a pause to do a little victory dance theres nothing wrong with that either, it’s about time I celebrate the frustrations I overcome. Every moment counts #NoteToSelf πŸ“

The inspiration pulled for my Peau de Soie Satin gown, was #Garnet has the power to bestow eternal happiness, health and wealth, this #Aquarius birthstone develops confidence and self- esteem into the life of the wearer resulting in success and fulfilment of all desires.

My second look was an Ankara bustier complete with boning complimented with skirt pattern cutouts all thoughout.

This Ankara skirt was so much fun!! One of my top garments I ever enjoyed designing.

I will sure some intentions I currently have for my new year:

1. Continue to celebrate my personal victories, both large and small

2. Remain focused in all aspects of my creative process

3. TRUST THE PROCESS!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by,

βœŒπŸΎπŸ’—πŸ’«

Peace, Love, & Light

❄ Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas β„

I had my first photo shoot for infant clothes, and I’m excited about how they turned out 😁

I created a circle skirt out of scuba & tulle. My darling little model is 3 months and she was pleased with the days adventure. πŸ’— surrounded in her very own personal Christmas Wonderland.

Little Motivation, Going a Long Way πŸ’ͺ🏾

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But besides that error, this post makes some valid points. I’m already 2/3 of the way there, just gotta take this fitness thing seriously πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ consistency is key in all aspects in life. Just starting out small like anything else, all little things add up to make a huge impact.

One of the first things that comes to mind is….

“who am I to not be great”

Its kinda like cracking the secret code for a level of a video game that’s been kicking your a** so im going to put this into practice and start taking myself more seriously. I’m eager to see where this experiment will take me.

In any aspect of life what tip{s} have helped you win, no matter how big or small you may view it. A win is still a WIN

As always, thanks for stopping by

✌🏾 &πŸ’— ya’ll

Weekends are made for productivity

It’s not always to easy to motivate myself on the weekends especially after working all week. I mean who really wants to be working after all the time and being miserable πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

– I do cause I have goals to accomplish, at least that’s the new mindset. If I want to live the life I deserve got to work towards it “the goal dont work unless you do” and I realized a long time ago perfecting my craft doesnt make me miserable it challenges me to find ways to figure this out. With every garment I’m learning new techniques & lessons; “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’ t work.”Thomas Edison

With all this being said I am so proud of the progress I’ve made and happy with this latest fitting.

I figured out ways I’m going to tweak the finished product. But I’m a bit clueless how I want to create the top. I was originally thinking an off-the-shoulder crop top, but I’m liking the bandu too….

You have a goal or dream progress is key. What wins did you accomplish this week?/ What are you working for the week ahead?

As always, Thanks for stopping by

✌🏾 & πŸ’—

The Joy of Completion

#tbt (well it’s not Thursday anymore, point just the same)

Old habits diehard, but I can’t expect those same habits to open new doors either. I’m slowly accomplishing all the projects I have started & the simple quote holds true “There is joy in completion.” I keep that in the forefront of my mind whenever I get the urge to drop something & start a new project.

I have definitely taken necessary steps to ensure my Self-ccarries a priority in life and I’m starting to shed what doesnt work and unhealthy. Little bit of motivation that’s helping me along the way.

Deferred Dreams 🚫 Beautiful Nightmares

Came across this post on social media and it resonates so deep, especially from the events of this past week. Every had someone try to inflict their false negative narratives on to you?

Time and time again the old saying holds true “We are our own worst critics” so with that being said I dont need assistance with anyone reminding me my own of shortcomings. That’s why I typically flee from hurtful conversations where the next person is just bringing up situations from the past with no intend to resolve anything. Just for the sake of putting you down, so toxic. So I literally end that negative talk and let them go about their business. I’m all for self improvement, so I’m not insinuating that anytime some is calling you out on your bullsh*t label them as toxic and dismiss them, NO! πŸ™…πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ I’m referring to someone becoming a naysayer and attempting to implant those same false narrative viewpoints in your own mind.

Whatever thoughts they have against you reaching for and going after your goal is an internal problem they have with themself. That type of negativity has no room anywhere near me.

When I had this incounter, it reminded me of the great poets Langston Hughes work, A Dream Deferred

For those who turned their backs on what they really aspired out of life become so bitter and do everything in their power to deter you from accomplishing your goals. Attempt to plant little seeds of doubt in your brain so you dont want to achieve greatness.

But it doesn’t work on me anymore, once a upon a time as a little girl it would have. But now I’m able to identify it and see when it rears its ugly head, so I send it packing. Return to sender, I dont want nor need such negativity. I have my Goal Getter list that must be achieved, with every fiber of my being I believe in myself and my capabilities. Regardless of what you may think its not my business and I’m not concerned. In fact I am just that much more motivated to finish my goals, it’s not a race and bottom line I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, maybe not immediate. But INDEFINITE, I WILL SUCCEED!!!

Thanks for stopping by. As always:

Peace & Love

✌🏾 & πŸ’—

P.S dont take no one’s sh*t especially when you have a goal, that’s yours believe it, work hard at it, achieve it.

Mental Wellness is a struggle we can ALL relate to.

Personally I dont like the term ” #MentalIllness” because it has such a negative undertone. And the stigma that society puts on those who experience some form of difficulty is unearthing. Often leaves the person isolated and withdrawn worried of appearing crazy or outside of the “norm.” (Cause there is no such thing as normal. Just people running around trying to live up to the expectations of others, which is just a recipe for disaster)

Just know it’s more common than you may think. We all have either have a family member, know a friend or you, yourself may be dealing with Wellness issues. Please dont feel as though you’re a “burden” or keep everything bottled in. There are people around you who love you and care. Reach out, believe it or not your presence makes an impact.

In light of all the news of suicides in the media please dont suffer in silence. Even if you do feel alone and think you have no outlets you can always try the National Suicide Lifeline

Please let’s prevent tragedy from ever occurring. Reach out if you need to, they’re available 24/7.

Let’s be kind to one another, more forgiving of ourselves, and less judgmental πŸ™πŸΎ

As always, thanks for stopping by

Peace & Love

✌🏾 & πŸ’—

Be well 😊