Hello lovelies, and welcome to my (sure to be inconsistent) blog! And what better time to start than March 1st, day one of "March Meet the Maker".
Day 1: Story
I started making things for myself out of a desperate need to not fit in (not actually my intention, but definitely my result). I would see people in foreign magazines and on TV and was Amazed with a capitol A. Goths! Ravers! Korean street fashion!? I NEEDED to look that cool. But I lived in a very small town, online shopping was not yet a thing really, and even if it was, my tweenage self did not have the money. I did, however, have a mom who taught me to sew buttons at such an early age I don’t actually remember learning it.
I started with simpler things: painting jeans and altering pyjama pant patterns to make really wide legged pants. Sewing panels of cool fabric onto tshirts and things. I found shrink plastic, which meant I could make the jewellery I wanted that I couldn’t find anywhere (hint: lots of anatomical hearts and skulls). That was fun, but shrink plastic is not durable. I discovered resin and started pouring that into everything I could. I started making my own sewing patterns and doing more complex revamps of things in my closet.
Skip forward to years later when I convinced a group of friends to go splits with me on a run of enamel pins at cost so I could test the waters of pin making. It worked, I jumped for joy, I immediately went back to making… Anatomical hearts and skulls. See? Consistency.
Over the years I’ve sought out many artistic endeavours, taking silversmith and glassworking classes; working for and with fashion designers and artists. I’m lucky that my current 9-5 is also spent in the creative world.
So hi! I’m Kristina. I like spooky things and buying fabric. I’m also partial to glitter, sequins, and rainbows. My first enamel pin was a bottle of nail polish and my first purse was the leg of a pair of jeans that I bedazzled.
2007-2017. I'm nothing if not consistent (and kinda weird.)