About

My Philosophy

Workshops Essayer is your home for inspired living. I love to highlight my favorite craft DIY’s, design tutorials and recipes for all kinds of yummy dishes, drinks and treats. At WE, I believe all you need is a hint of whimsy, a dash of impish charm and a sprinkle of inspiration.

My Story

ddie Mazarura

Founder & Principal

Looking back on it now, I realize that I was born a maker.  I loved making things from a very young age.  Every time I came across something I found fascinating, I wanted to learn how to make it.  I learned how to sew, knit, cook and other basic crafting skills so I could learn to make things I loved.  And the older I got, the more intense my unquenchable thirst to learn new skills became.

And this thirst led me to launch Workshops Essayer in 2011, and to a job I love: introducing and teaching others of the joys of making something with your own hands.  For the past several years, I have worked with several schools in Hoboken and NYC teaching enrichment programs.  I am constantly on apps like Pinterest finding new and interesting things to explore not only for myself but for my students as well.  And then I present my own take of the project along with the tutorial right here on this blog.

This is my dream life: I get to eat, sleep and breathe making things!

I graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology  with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications.  After working in healthcare PR for many years, I took that giant step forward to combine my two loves: working with children and the art of creating, to create my dream job.