Introducing the newest member of the Ornament Designs family.

Mia Jean Yuasa
Mia Jean Yuasa

Mia Jean Yuasa was born on February 22, 2017 and I’ve never been happier or busier.

You’ll notice a significant slow down in production of tutorials and videos. There will also be less available in my shops for a while. It’s difficult to continue to make ornaments at the same pace as I used to since she demands so much of my attention. (Not a complaint just an observation.) Perhaps once I get her on a somewhat consistent nap schedule and sleeping through the night I’ll be able to get more work done. But for now, just know that I’m still here, it just might take me a little while until I can get back to full capacity.

Thanks for your patience. 🙂

20 Ornaments in 20 Days Challenge

20 day challenge

I’ve got to get my butt in gear if I’m going to have anything to sell by Christmas. So, I’m going to challenge myself to make 20 ornaments in 20 days. Starting today, June 7th and ending June 26th at midnight, I’ll post a picture of each new ornament on my new Instagram account, Twitter and Facebook.

https://www.instagram.com/ornament.designs/
https://twitter.com/OrnamentDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/OrnamentsByAlyx/

‪#‎ornamentchallenge‬

Here’s day 1-4. Be sure to follow me to see the rest.

Day 1
Day 1

Day 2
Day 2

Day 3
Day 3

Day 4
Day 4

My Itty Bitty Workspace

I live in Yokohama, Japan. My husband and I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, which for 2 people without children is considered a lot of space. Our apartment is about 60 square meters and I believe that number includes our very spacious balcony. Within this small apartment is my very tiny ornament workspace. I’ve got one large bookcase for storage, work table with some drawers underneath and computer. That’s it!

workspace1
workspace2

As you see in the pictures I’ve got it nice and organized now. That will never happen again. As soon as I get back to making ornaments, which will be very soon, it will be a mess.

The opposite side of the room that you can’t see in the pictures is stuffed with personal items like books and clothes.