D-signs: of prints and dresses

OK, I really do want to learn to make clothes. But, aside from my attempts at the craft by cutting and hand-sewing this and this from scratch, I’ve mostly just restyled other garments by hand.

I thought I could make time to take some lessons but I’ve had my hands full for I don’t know how long anymore that I end up doing other fashion related designing instead.

The past weekends, when I do find the time to do something I enjoy, I ended up making graphic designs for dresses. You know, those designs that should be digitally printed onto the fabric? Yeah, it’s been popular these past years, hasn’t it? And I’ve been obsessing over making digital print designs myself for years… for about 3 to 4 years now, I think.

I’m just glad that before I expire, I did get to do it. And I made several! I made 20!

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But I’m just posting thumbnails, of sorts, of four of those here.

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Only now, I’ve been obsessing over having them actually made. You see, I’ve not only made the print designs but came up with dress designs for the prints to be on too. Boo!

If ever I do get the chance to have the dresses made, even just a fraction of I’d be ecstatic, I’ll be posting them here, naturally.

Will grab some dinner now… starving…

Thanks or swinging by!

And They Shall Live Happily Ever After…

I haven’t been around in months for a number of reasons but I’ve been itching to post this… And, well a few more. But for tonight, just these:


Jason and Debra had been married for almost three months now and I just got around to posting this. But I’m so glad for these two, especially for Jason to have found ‘The One.’


Mr. & Mrs.

The venue: Aziza Paradise Hotel in Palawan.


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A very fitting cake topper!!!

The crazies…


Ella and Ica





Photos courtesy off Ella… Thanks Boonchoi!


And here we are (Gianne, moi, Cara and Kat) @ Tom n’ Tom’s, celebrating in our home city…

Will have to wake up early for the kids tomorrow, then it’s a whole day at work. Just waiting on The Mister, gone to training zhiuzhits…

Blessed evening…

Fifty-five Years in One

… candle.


Who’s birthday is it?


Mum’s! This was 2 nights ago.


But why do we blow candles on our birthday?


In celebration for the years that we have actually lived, yes? But does blowing out the candles mean that those years are past and it’s time to start a clean slate, of sorts?


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Of course, we can’t start with a clean slate because what’s happened has happened and what’s been said and done have said and done, but a kind of a fresh start? But of what exactly? The thing is some things, well most things, don’t get done in a year, do they?

Anyway, life goes on…







Thank you for dropping by…


Signing out…


Mon A. Ferretti

So, a few weeks back, I was in Cebu. Returning to Bacolod, headed to the bus station, I decided to drop by the Basilica del Sr. Sto. Nino. Walking the streets of Colon, thrift shops were shining like beacons. So, I decided to swing by one as I thought I still had time to loiter.

As I was about to leave the shop, a pink chiffon item caught my attention. At first hesitated, fearing it might be pricey. But I thought I’ve got nothing to lose by asking, and so I did. To my surprise, it was just for 20PHP- less than a dollar!. I was ecstatic!

I was even more surprised when I checked the the tag, which was still on, and found out it was an Alberta Ferretti!

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Stitch details on the bodice and hem.

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Who’s been lucky?

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So I headed to church with a spring in my step…

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Just Breezin’ Through, Dear Cebu

Oh how I miss Cebu… a lot! It’s been home to us for over almost a decade and I have fond memories of our family and friends there.

The Mister and I stayed there for a few days weeks ago, and of course, met with friends…
















It’s a Girl Thing

Weeks after Karen’s wedding and just days before Kholeen’s trip back to Norway, Hazel, Di, Kholeen and I met up for dinner and dessert at Felicia’s Pastry Cafe, popular for their delicious desserts.

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Thanks for swingin’ by…


Of Wedding Bells and Rings

My cousin Jason and his fiancee, Debra are getting married on the 12th.

And we got this in the mail…



Which opens up to these…


Meet the blushing groom…


So, so, sooo happy for him that he’s finally found his queen.FB_IMG_1427798630977

Jason & Debra from Studio Fotogold on Vimeo.


Cara, Kat, and myself had hoped to attend. But as we all have work and attending entails taking a leave from work and an expensive flight to Palawan, Mum and Ella would represent our family instead.

If Dad had been around, he’d be so happy and proud… And we’d all flock to Puerto Princesa for the wedding, definitely…!

But with things as they are… Oh, well…

And since MasterD and MissL flew to Manila last week and I miss them a lot, last Sunday was bonding day for us girls…


We went hunting for Mum’s outfit for the wedding…


And before I let you off, here’s a throwback…


Jason, moi, Cara, and Jason’s twin, Joseph, sans G…

Growing up, we had been like siblings with them being all boys and us all girls. When we young, we were very close though there’s been years in between when our families lived in different cities. Then life happened and we lived, struggled, and luckily survived.

Our lives are so different from what we’ve imagined, but I’m quite happy despite the slips, tumbles, and falls. And I know they are too. I’m grateful for the times we’ve spent fighting, laughing, and crying. Love you kiddos.


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