Hi, everyone!

KatrinaGumal is a collection of lovingly handcrafted items, each piece patiently created with care and attention to be as unique and individual as you.

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at katrinagumal@yahoo.com. Suggestions / comments are also welcomed and highly appreciated!

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April 3, 2014

It's been a year...

...since I last wrote. Goodness me! That was a really long pause but, if you'd like to know what I've been up to, do continue reading this post :)

Well, the thing is... Besides jewelry, I've always wanted to have more products under my brand hence, I've been busy learning and trying so many new stuffs. To start with, I learned bookbinding. I joined 2 workshops conducted by Little Syam, where I learned coptic and kettle stitch binding. There was an earlier post on handbound books that I made with coptic stitch, do check it out if you haven't. And right now, I'm working on a few books with kettle stitch.

Then, I've been wanting to make clutches so, I finally decided to get a sewing machine. But, I've been putting the clutches on hold while I try making other stuffs such as baby blanket, pillow cover and napkins. I also got myself an embroidery machine, and I've been doing some embroidery and appliqué. They're addictive, trust me! :)

So, ever since I started bookbinding and sewing, I've shopped for quite a lot of fabrics (designer cotton, minky, linen, as well as local batik). I have yards and yards of fabrics in my studio now, waiting for me to use them up! I wish to do some patchwork, but I find it difficult for me to get precise cuts using a rotary cutter and this affects the outcome of the fabric piecing. So, I'm currently eyeing the Go! Baby Fabric Cutter, and I look forward to get one soon :)

Ooh, speaking of studio... Well, now I have a proper crafting space. I finally turned the 3rd room into my studio, and I'm pretty much happy about it! :)

And, besides all the above, I still have a long list of things to learn and try! So, I'm gonna take one step at a time and slowly, I will start listing new items in my Etsy shop.

I promise I'll try to write more often after this so, do check back regularly ya... And, if you wish to follow me on Instagram, my username is @katrinagumal :) Bye for now, and take care!

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