Updated: Nov 11, 2020

Hafa Adai

[a Guam greeting]

Beginning Roots

Fall 2018- My fiancée is in the Coast Guard and received orders to be the Captain on a patrol ship in Guam, a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. As a result, I moved with him from Washington D.C. to Guam. The shift from working full time as an investigator to having unlimited free time left me feeling aimless. In the beginning, I attempted to fill my time with diving, snorkeling, and roaming around the island.  

I quickly realized that I needed to find another hobby to fill the free time I had at home. Therefore, I searched online for sewing teachers in Guam. I came across The Sewing Bee with Jackie Muna. I decided to attend her Level 1 class in which I learned how to make an apron. My true passion for sewing developed after I completed her Level 2 class-- making a robe. Through sewing a robe, I was impressed with myself that I could take fabric off the bolt, and turn it into a functional, and wearable item. From then on, I was dedicated to learn more sewing techniques. Within a year of classes, I was able to make my bridesmaid's dress for my sister-in-law's wedding that was held in Colorado (the photo seen on this page). Within two years, I learned the basics of pattern drafting.

Spring 2020- The Coronavirus hit Guam, and shortly thereafter, Guam was in lockdown. During this time, I began making masks for friends. Then, one of my friends, who is also a nurse, told me that her ears were uncomfortable due to having to wear a mask during her shift. She asked if it would be possible for me to make a headband with buttons on them so that the elastics (from the mask) would not go around her ears. I searched through my fabric stash, and found some knit fabric that I could use for the headband. It was because of her that I began making these Ear-Saver Headbands for others. Below is an example of how the Ear-saver Headbands look.

Fall 2020- My husband received new orders to the Washington DC Metro Area. We moved back in July and since then, I have been busy building this website and starting Treasured Lotus Creations, LLC.


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