Welcome to my blog! Leaf is my English name translated from my Chinese family name. I grew up in China and have loved art and craft ever since I knew myself, hehehe… When I was 10 years old, I made a wish that I wanted to become an artist when I grow up, and believe or not, I made it! I followed my dreams along and graduated with a major in art at a university and then started teaching art in another university in China at 25 years old. I have taught and have done various kind of paintings over the years, but meanwhile, my passion for fashion design and crafts have always been the highlights of my life, I love all kinds of crafts!
I successfully made my first piece of clothing without any pattern and instruction when I was 18 years old, the first success solidified my belief that I was born to be a fashion designer, I then designed and sold my clothes on the streets of China and I was even able to make good money in the same year. So far, I can’t remember how many pieces of clothing I have designed or made or even recreated in my life, maybe over a thousand pieces?
I moved to the USA 8 years ago, this is the county that is full of creativity and opportunities! People are very nice and helpful here, I love walking at nature with my dog, looking at the blue sky, breathing fresh air.
Over these past years, I have been seeking my real passion in life, I have so much experience with art and crafts, but finding real meaningful things to do in one’s life is never easy. I woke up one morning, and the thought of Recreating Fashion suddenly illuminated me like a lightning bolt! If I sharing my talents with people, that could be much bigger than just a personal hobby!
This blog is where my dream begin, I am going to share with you all of my designs, creative ideas and many kind of craft skills. You will learn how to turn a dated or common piece of clothing into a high-fashioned piece, and how to make beautiful and fashionable accessories to match your every outfit, even make your own jewelries, you can do it! Everyone has so many clothes that they do not want to wear any more, why not turn them into something better and discover the artist inside of you? You just have to give it a try and you might surprise yourself by what you have done! Please follow me here, I will blow your mind away with every projects I created every week!
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Here is the portrait I draw, her name is Maya, she is my first dog and the sweetest!