Meet The Face Behind

MI CIELO

A BRIKA maker story

Kayo Master

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS
"Live every day like there is no tomorrow."
“I've always loved drawing and stitching ever since I was little. I made countless dolls, cross-stitching and knitted pieces.”

“I believe in handmade creations because each item is made with love and each piece is unique.”


“Before I gave a birth to Tristan, I was a paralegal and court translator working for lawyers every day.”


“I believe in handmade creations because each item is made with love and each piece is unique.”


A few months after the birth of her boy Tristan, Kayo began hand-stitching felted flair to add a bit of variety to her baby's boringly basic wardrobe. Before she knew it, the corner of her bedroom was bursting with applique onesies, tops, bottoms and t-shirts.


Her graphic-designer husband half-jokingly, half-seriously suggested that she start selling them because they were so creative and unique (and so they could have their room back). Even though Kayo has no formal design education, she’s been sewing, sketching and knitting for as long as she can remember - her husband has to constantly remind her that she's been training her whole life to do exactly what she's doing now.

What did you want to be when you grew up? 
I wanted to be the Pink Ranger from the Five Rangers Japanese TV show. She was the only femaile of the FIve Rangers and was kicking ass! Besides, who doesn't want to be a pink superhero? 

What three things make you the happiest in the world? 
Tristan's peaceful sleeping face, great feedback from happy customers, and discovering new cultures/people while traveling.

Where's your favorite place to eat in Honolulu?
Morning Class Coffee + Cafe in Manna: Killer Coffee + Yummy Hamburgers + Great People = Fantastic place to go! It comes with a nice Hawaiian mountain breeze too!
 
What's your favorite piece of clothing?
This black simple dress I own because Tristan used to say, "Princess!" every time I wore it when he was little. Not any more, sadly! 
 
 

“Uniqueness is a quality that mass-produced items don't have.”
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