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A girl who loves to create, design, sew, and enjoys hanging out with her family!
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I have been busy behind the scenes creating an all new website for KZJO'STUDIO! Everything is now in one place, the shop, the blog, the tutorials! Head on over to to check out the new site. Also you will want to update your feeds for the new blog, you can subscribe over here on bloglovin. (The typepad blog will be shutting down later this month so make sure you update your readers!) Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at kzjo'studio
it's been a little quiet around here lately, but for a good reason! I have some exciting news coming on Monday, that has taken up this week. I can't wait to share! So head back over here on Monday to find out what I have been up too and a exciting new change for KZJO'STUDIO! Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at kzjo'studio
loving // how my inspiration board is coming together for the year. I love cutting, pasting, and making old school collages and mood boards for the studio. finishing // up the last little bit of pattern tweaks for the "Rosaline" pattern. I am just so close on this one, hopefully it will be in testing soon! sewing // a few random projects, here and there. I have been working on a lot more computer stuff!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at kzjo'studio
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. When do I love to be creative? When is the best time of day for my sewing time? How can I be more productive when working on my projects and patterns? For one, I am striving to "shake" this year up and fill it up with "passion" (my word for the year). I have a big goal for the amount of patterns I want to get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at kzjo'studio
4/52 "Girl in Hat" Original: Marker on Vellum Illustrated in 2004 Find in my society6 shop: art prints, phone cases, and clocks. This weekend was a little crazy so this got added to the shop this morning. Happy Monday! Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at kzjo'studio
I am hard at work getting "Rosaline" ready for pattern testing (hopefully it will be sometime next week!) I thought I would manage to get the pattern out by the end of the month, however, I want to make sure I love the finished product, that the quality is spot on, along with trying out some additional fabrications, and that it has everything I am looking for in this pattern including the addition of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at kzjo'studio
I have totally fallen onto the blanket scarf trend bandwagon. I love a good scarf, I love a quick project, and let's face it, I hate being cold. Not only was this project quick and something that I finished up in just an afternoon, but has been something that has constantly been on rotation in my handmade wardrobe. I like to wrap mine twice around my neck and get it really bundle and cozy right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at kzjo'studio
loving // this fresh stack of fabric that I picked up last week! I can't wait to dig in and get some clothing made! finishing // the first round of samples for the next pattern. I am still hoping to have it released by the end of the month! So it looks like I am going to have to buckle down and get it ready to go to testers by the end of the week.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at kzjo'studio
3/52 "Button" Original: Computer illustration Illustrated in 2015 Find in my society6 shop: art prints in 5 different colors and by the end of the week, totes, pillows, shower curtains, phone cases, and mugs in all 5 colors as well. This marks the start of a new set of illustrations that will be running through out the year featuring sewing notions. Happy Saturday! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at kzjo'studio
My studio is where I generally spend my time sewing and working on the patterns or my handmade wardrobe. Since, I am busy working on getting the next pattern out and spending a little more time in the studio, I thought it would be fun to share my sewing space. This is where my inspiration board is and the city on the wall was actually from one of our valentine cards. I drew out a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at kzjo'studio
I have spent a few weeks pondering what word I wanted to set as my intention for the year. I needed, wanted, craved a word that I would be something that I could really infuse and implement into my life this year. I wanted something very intentional, very tangible, something I could focus on, something I could accomplish, and something very me. For awhile, I really felt like flourish was going to be my word,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at kzjo'studio
I am spending a little time this month making a few tweaks and changes to the blog. Not only to freshen it up a little, but hopefully make it easier to find things along with being more user friendly. The biggest change over the weekend is the newly revamped Tutorials page. It's a million times easier to find tutorials, diys, and printables. I hope you'll check it out! Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at kzjo'studio
2/52 "Eleanor" Original: Colored Pencil and Pen on Bristol Illustrated in 2014 Find in my society6 shop: art prints, phone cases, mugs, totes, and pillows The above sketch was the design for the "Eleanor" Cardigan pattern that is in the shop! I start all of my designs with a fashion illustrations, then make some technicals, and after that I draft the pattern. Over the course of the year I will be adding all the illustrations... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at kzjo'studio
I only managed to get a few handmade gifts done before Christmas and they were literally made/started and finished in about the 3 days before Christmas Eve. After the crazy flu/cold/hold-me-up-on-all-my-holiday-game-plans illness of early December, I really had to narrow down what were the most important and what I could actually get finished in the few days before Christmas. Let's face it, I had to be on real-sewing-time not fantasy-sewing-time. So here's what went down:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at kzjo'studio
Lovely blanket! I have been a dedicated reader since the end of 2006/beginning of 2007. My favorite posts aren't really just one particular post, but the actual seeing through the photos, the reading of the posts, and the achieving of goals as a whole makes this one of my favorite blogs and one I look forward to reading!
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I really failed on my December Handmade Wardrobe Goals (between being sick, the holidays, getting engaged, getting married, I was just a little bit on the busy side, but I figure that's ok)...anyways, I am ready to dive in full force and make some major headway this month on my Handmade Wardrobe! Here's the to make list: Make the Hudson pants from True Bias Finish knitting my cowl Make the Syrah skirt from Selvage Designs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at kzjo'studio
loving // that I am an officially married gal! Yes, we totally had a fast engagement (6 whole days), but we couldn't be more excited!!! Our wedding was on December 31st, and it was a very small intimate affair and completely just right for us. We are still planning to have a wedding celebration in July sometime. So the planning begins on that front! finishing // a few long put off projects like cleaning out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at kzjo'studio
1/52 "Ava" Original: Marker on Vellum Illustrated in 2004 Find in my society6 shop: art prints, phone cases, and mugs This year I really wanted embrace one of my favorite parts of the design process which is sketching! In fashion design school, fashion illustration was always one of my favorite parts. I seriously could sketch for hours. In my personal goals for the year that I came up with in November, I wanted to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at kzjo'studio
Here we are into Day 2 of the New Year and already 2015 is looking to be pretty exciting and super busy! Tomorrow, I am going to be sharing a new weekly project that is happening here on the blog. I am so excited for a new challenge and being able to fit some more creativity in 2015. Next week, I am going to be back in the studio working on the next pattern which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at kzjo'studio
You're going to be amazing! I can't wait to see what twists, turns, and adventures that are in store for the upcoming year. Already, I have big plans for KZJO'STUDIO (look for lots of new things in the coming weeks!), a wedding celebration to plan, kids and family to hang out with, and lots of plans for making and creating! 2015 is going to be one for the record books :) I wish you all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at kzjo'studio
Wow, this Christmas was more than I could have even dreamed of, one that will be in the record books forever. First of all, I had an amazing time celebrating with my family and eating lots of yummy foods, prime rib, mashed potatoes, brownies, etc. The kiddos loved all their gifts, even the ones I managed to make and crank out in record time (handmade gift recap is going to be in its own post).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at kzjo'studio
May your Christmas be filled with love, laughter, and a touch of sparkle, and the warmest wishes for the entire holiday season! Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at kzjo'studio
loving // that family is coming into town and the holiday festivities are planned and ready to begin! I think that this Christmas is going to be amazing! finishing // all our holiday shopping a couple days early! Plus, almost everything is wrapped and ready to go. Secretly the wrapping is my favorite part of giving gifts. I simply love doing it :) sewing // last minute gifts for the kiddos. I have always dreamed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at kzjo'studio
my mom is one of those amazing teachers out there who is always going above and beyond. (I might be a little biased but she really is the best!) This year we brainstormed some gift ideas for the kids in her class and we came up with an awesome idea. Hats for the boys and scarves for the girls with their initials on them. We bought the iron on transfer, the fabric, ran the fabric... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at kzjo'studio
Head on over to the shop and enter the code CHRISTMAS at checkout and receive 25% off your entire purchase! It's our biggest and last sale of the year. The sale runs from December 18th through December 25th, 2014 until midnight MST. Happy Sewing! Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at kzjo'studio