Tuesday, March 13

10 years ago... + Giveaway!

Have you ever tried to remember what you were doing 10 years ago? From a creative point of view, and especially when you are a bit lost about the directions to take in your life or in your job, it helps to look back and analyze projects that were close to your heart.

Sequins & beads embroidery on leather {from Hermes} and fabric {from Japan} 
Handbag project #1 - 2002

Today I was accidentally brought back 10 years ago when I found out embroidery pieces on leather made right after I graduated from fashion school. They were meant to be used to make leather handbags... but I got stuck as I didn't know how to professionally sew the leather. And typically, I didn't look for the answer but rather switched and started making  my net shopper bags {yes, the story started 10 years ago!}.

Beads and sequins embroidery on leather - 2002
Handbag project #2 - 2002

Sequins embroidery on wax fabric from Ivory Coast {Africa} and leather
Handbag project #3 - 2002

What do you think: did I stay true to myself?
Share with me your thoughts about my work, and what you like me most doing {embroidery on bags, Mini Me dolls and dresses, birthday party styling, blogging...}. Should I focus on one thing or continue to develop many skills?

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Edit 2:48pm 13.03.12 - Because I feel very grateful for all the support received over the past two years, I have decided that it was time to give back something to my trustworthy followers and fans :-)

GIVEAWAY :: Give me your opinion in the comment section by March 18, 2012 midnight {Singapore time} and stand a chance to win an embroidered passport holder in felt! {made by me of course}

Winner will be announced on Monday, March 19. Good luck!

Edit 18.03.12: this giveaway is now closed. The name of the winner will be announced on Monday, 19th of March, 2012 in a separate post.
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notabilia said...

Develop all your skills! You are very talented.

Marie Maglaque said...

Thank you so much Pooja! You have been an amazing support ever since we've met! Your comment qualifies you for the giveaway ;-)

Mariella said...

I agree with Pooja, focus is a good thing but if you have many talents why limit your possibilities? follow your passions and your heart, I know it sounds like a cliche' but it's the only advice I can give you

Jahje Ives said...

I agree - you are so talented! I would say though I have a real love for the mini me dolls and would love to see more of those, maybe some animal ones. I do love the shoppers too - they are like works of art you can use!

Anna @ Around My Table said...

Marie, you are multi talented, which is easier to reach to right target group for your creativity. I'd also like to see animals, like the horse you did for our first party. Loved it!

Marie Maglaque said...

Thank you ladies, your words are so sweet, supportive and encouraging! I will continue the Mini-Me dolls and try my best to develop other plushies... that might lead me to open another Etsy shop dedicated to kids!... I have been thinking about it since last year, but don't have a clear concept in mind yet.

I will proceed to the draw later today, wishing you all the best of luck!

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