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 to live an inspired life.

My Story

Eddie Mazarura


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 traditional 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 12 years, I have worked with several schools including The Hewitt School, Dwight School, Beginning with Children Charter School, Packer Collegiate, Avenues: The World School and All Saints Day School in NYC and Hoboken teaching enrichment programs.  I am constantly online and 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 a coupla years, I took that giant leap forward to combine my two loves: working with children and the art of creating, to create my dream job.