Hi everyone! My name is Katrina and this is my blog, the demure muse. I am twenty-something year old residing in the beautiful pacific northwest. I’m originally from the bustling city of Toronto but recently moved to the west coast to pursue my dream job.


This blog, like many of my hobbies (jewelry making, sewing, cooking/baking, etc), started as a means of a creative outlet from my day job. Don’t get me wrong; I love what I do and wouldn’t have moved 2,500 miles if I didn’t, but there are only so many episodes of reality TV I can watch after dinner without feeling like I’ve dropped a few too many IQ points while sitting on the couch.

I try to document my personal style so I can watch it grow and evolve over time. Occasionally you’ll see a nail tutorial or two. When I’m feeling extra inspired, I like to share my favourite independent business (I’m a huge fan of supporting small businesses, especially local ones).

If you want to get to know me a little bit better, I recently started a Getting To Know You series with little tidbits of my day-to-day life.

Feel free to ask me anything or leave me a comment (or an email)! No hard math problems though… I haven’t had to solve for any B├ęzier curves in a loooong time.


  • renata

    Hello, I saw this necklace on your Etsy shop and would like to know the price and if you send to Brazil.



  • renata
  • Hi Katrina! I love your adorable blog! Now that you’re in Seattle you should join our Seattle Style Bloggers group. You can find more info on my site lindsayliving.com. Please contact me through my contact form if you’re interested in joining us for meet-ups and general blog merriment. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Simi (Saje Deschanel)

    I love your blog–lots!! <33
    Bonne chance! ;)

  • Excellent blog Katrina. I am a little addicted to your style.

  • Jewelry making, sewing, cooking, baking, home manicure tips! I have found the blog for me! It was awesome to meet you at the PNW Blogger Party. I look forward to reading more of your blog AND trying out some of your projects. That fox stamped shirt has me totally inspired!

  • marz

    Is it possible for one person to be more self absorbed…is your hobby? you.