Self Care Moment: I Had My First Two Custom Clothing Clients!

Back in December, a friend of mine from college reached out to me about making traditional African attire for him and his girlfriend. He said he really liked my work and wanted me to make them outfits for his father’s 60th birthday party. I was so humbled by that because you really never know who is…

Why I Chose To Make My Wedding Reception Gown & Lessons Learned

On November 10th, 2018, I had the honor and privilege of marrying the love my life and Chief AGAIN! I emphasize "again" because in my Nigerian culture (most specifically my Igbo culture), we typically have two weddings: A traditional Igbo wedding ceremony and a church wedding (also known as white wedding or American wedding). In…

#SewTheStash2019 & #100DaysOfSewing: All About My 2019 Sewing Challenges

With the first month of 2019 coming to an end, I realized that I haven't shared on my blog two  of the new sewing challenges I made for myself for 2019. It was just a few days into January and I found myself wondering what on earth I was going to do with sewing. Much…

My First Sewing Pattern Review With Simplicity Pattern 8180 | Short Sleeved Men’s Button Down Shirt

Happy New Month To You All! Shame on me for not sharing this post since finishing this shirt for my husband a few weeks back but thankfully it is up now and I can't wait to dish on my first experience of working with a sewing pattern. Weeellll...kind of my first. I attempted to use…

What Indecision Looks Like In A Garment | The Vintage Plaid Top With Waist Straps

Hey Loves! It has seriously been awhile but the creativity is still happening over at Create & Pray. I took a break from the sewing machine about a month and some change into 2018 (outside of giving my first sewing lessons ever to some good friends of mine) but got my creative juices back in…

Am I Back On Youtube?! | [Video] My Loc Retwist Tutorial

Happy New Year, beautiful people! Some of you may not know this, but back in March of 2015 I started a Youtube channel where I did hair tutorials, chatty videos and vlogs. With school and other obligations, I sort of dropped off and sometimes with a long hiatus there is this pressure to return that…