boynamedsewHi, I'm Ayan! I'm a mom to a beautiful baby girl, wife to my best friend, sister, student, lover of coffee, fitness, thrifting, and all things DIY. I use this blog to document anything sewing, crafting, cooking and fitness related, & to connect with other crafty people. Thank you for browsing!
Finally got a chance to wear that beautiful orange crop top last week. I really love it! I got so many compliments. Pretty amazing for only $3! I think I’m going to make a couple of tops like this actually, it seems like it would be an easy project.

Finally got a chance to wear that beautiful orange crop top last week. I really love it! I got so many compliments. Pretty amazing for only $3! I think I’m going to make a couple of tops like this actually, it seems like it would be an easy project.

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How gorgeous is this patterned crop top? It looks like a homemade item, which I LOVE finding at the thrift store because of how unique they are. The black top is from free people; it has panels of lace, and it’s perfect to throw over maxi dresses, or even over a cami to give an outfit a chic, boho vibe. I’m really excited about the last top because it’s a beautiful silk blouse in a pretty green color. I love simple tops like these because they’re easy - you can wear them with just about anything but it still looks really dressy.

I did some damage! Lavender merino wool sweater? Yes, please. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air button up? YES! I picked up these lovely items a few weeks ago and I’ve been loving them. I love layering the button up under a sweater to add a POP of color, and I’m loving the sweet, feminine vibe the lavender sweater gives. These 2 pieces really add some dimension and beautiful color to an outfit - perfect for spring time! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Hi! Hope you all had an awesome holiday! I definitely did, but now it’s time to get back into the swing of things! Here are a couple things I’ve been working on recently for some lovely customers <3 I’ll be back soon with more pics of sewing projects, and definitely more thrift finds and outfits! Thanks for reading :)

What&#8217;s new for this week? I want to show appreciation for everyone on my facebook/tumblr page, so I&#8217;m hosting another giveaway! Also, I&#8217;ll be having a Black Friday sale where you&#8217;ll be able to find GREAT deals on ALL pads regardless of length and absorbancy. Please check back tomorrow for more info on the giveaway and info on when the sale will be held. Thank you all!
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What’s new for this week? I want to show appreciation for everyone on my facebook/tumblr page, so I’m hosting another giveaway! Also, I’ll be having a Black Friday sale where you’ll be able to find GREAT deals on ALL pads regardless of length and absorbancy. Please check back tomorrow for more info on the giveaway and info on when the sale will be held. Thank you all!

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Hey everyone! I’ve been cutting fabric, measuring, and sewing like crazy this weekend to get make items for my first stocking, getting testers ready, and an item sewn for an auction for a wonderful cause. After taking part of a HUUUGE giveaway for Binky D & Max&Meena, I gained over 1000 likes on my business facebook page! How AMAZING is that? I’m beyond ecstatic! I’m so lucky and thankful for my sister in law for supporting me and giving me the push to really get myself known. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without her, and I’m truly grateful for everything she’s done. To celebrate this momentous milestone, I’m doing a giveaway of this rainbow chevron cloth pad on my facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boynamedsew/206718482843553

Check it out, and enter if you’d like!

Hey there! I’ve been really busy these last couple weeks. I took part in an auction for a fallen soldier and his family, worked on my cloth pad patterns, got my store set up, created a facebook page for my brand… Recently, my SIL invited me to join a huge giveaway put together by BinkyD and MaxandMeena along with other awesomely talented mom’s who make amazing homemade baby, toddler, mom, and eco friendly items. Because of this HUGE giveaway, I went from 16 followers to OVER 600!!!! I am so incredibly thankful and humbled. I feel really pressured (in a good way) to create a product I can be proud of, and of course I’m still a newbie, but with every project I make I can see definite improvement, which makes all the frustration so worth it. I have so many new ideas brewing in my head, and I’m so glad I get this chance to truly express myself through creating, with the possibility that one day I can get paid to do something I love! Who wouldn’t love that??

In other news, school is still kicking my butt.. but I only have exactly ONE MONTH left until winter break!!!!! This has been such an exciting and challenging semester for me, but I’m SO HAPPY that I only have 2 semesters left to finally graduate with my Bachelor’s.

I just wanted to give you all an update on what’s going on with me.. and to share some of the cloth pads I’ve been working on. I’ll be posting more soon!

Hello there! I wanted to share a few pictures of Amani’s first actual Halloween. She is completely obsessed with Mulan so I wanted to sew her a Mulan costume for Halloween. I found really inexpensive cotton woven fabric at my local fabric store - SAS Fabrics in Phoenix, for 2$ a yard. I got a yard of purple, green, pink, and burgundy, I didn’t need that much in the end, but I got extra in case I messed up. I also got a clear hair comb piece and flower piece as well for 0.30 cents. Amani’s costume took about 2 days worth of total work. I made the pink kimono first using Prudentbaby’s YouTube video on how to make a kimono cardigan, then just added the green trim around the neck line. Then I made the skirt, & cut it diagonally on the bottom. Afterwards, I made the obi belt by folding a large purple rectangle like an accordion and then put snaps on two ends so then together. Finally, I took a long burgundy piece, sewed the 2 ends together and flipped it inside out to make it look cleaner, then added elastic so that it would hold not only the obi belt together, but also stabilize the kimono. To add a girly touch I made a purple fleece fabric scrap into a bow and sewed it onto the belt. I added kam snaps to the pink kimono on both sides as well. Making her costume was so much fun! I can’t wait to make a costume every year for my girl!

It took me a while to try to figure out a costume that would work with my turban, and the more I thought about it, the more confident I felt that I could pull off Frida. I’ve always been fascinated with Frida, ever since I was first introduced to her in high school by my friend Carrie. I’m enamored by not only her art, but also her amazing sense of fashion. My husband jokingly said I could dress how I normally dress on Halloween and no one would think it was weird, haha! True story. The most amazing part of my costume is that it was completely FREE!  The only part I needed to actually make was the floral crown. I was able to find fake flowers already attached together with plastic rings in my house - kind of like a vine of flowers. I then cut a black elastic band used for hair and weaved it into the plastic rings then sewed the 2 ends together. Literally took me 5 minutes. I had everything else in my closet. For makeup I just used an extra layer of my regular foundation, the beautiful wet n wild red lipstick I featured in an earlier post, Mac’s peach twist blush, and darkened my brows with the black shadow from Urban Decay’s Vice Palette. I used Maybelline’s black mascara in between my brows to create the unibrow. Haha pretty decent unibrow, right? I really wanted to share this because I want people to know with just a little planning, creativity, and a little elbow grease, you can make amazing costumes you can look back on and be really proud of :)

I hope you all had an awesome holiday and a great upcoming week! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon!

Hey everyone check out this AWESOME giveaway put together by crafty moms. All you have to do is like the page of the company you want to enter. All of these items are FREE! There are cloth diapers, teethers, pants, undies, cloth pads, and so much more! This is especially great for the new mom who really wants to try cloth diapers!

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