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Spring is in Full Bloom

With Spring comes glorious blue skies, the occasional rainstorms, blossoming flowers, bustling farmers markets, and of course, allergies, like woah.  I’ve spent the last few days laid up in bed wishing I had the slightest urge to, at the very least, to work on some embroidery, but with a few attempts, I found it not possible.   129 more words


Meet the Maker - Bella Love Designs

Meet: Bella Love Designs

Colleen hand stitches embroidered products for the home. Many of her embroidered pieces include quotes which are both positive and motivational. She describes her pieces as “boho shabby chic”. 592 more words

Bathing Nancy & A Special Mother's Day with Merci Maman

Don’t you just love a soft squidgy baby bum?! All those velvety wrinkles and rolls make you want to eat them up so bad! If you follow ‘the rules’🙄 your baby will have spent a lengthy 10 days or however long it has taken for their cord to drop off without experiencing the delight that is a nice warm bath, so their squidgy bums are more than ready for a good old dunk. 457 more words


An opportunity to work on a special piece for Artist Dana Awartani

Artist Dana Awartani made this beautiful piece for the Kochi Biennale 2016-17. I helped execute the piece and it was a humbling experience. There are 8, intricately hand embroidered, white sheer fabric pieces hung beautifully at the David Hall in Kochi. 20 more words

Fabric Development

from Italia to Australia...

Another piece from my Italian great-grandmother’s glory box… {Bisnonna Francesca (Cesca in my books)}. This hand-embroidered pillow sham from 1920s Calabria travelled in the hull of a ship across the world to a new life in Australia and remained tucked away for many decades… a keepsake of another place and life that might have been.


About Bakhia work in Chikankari

Bakhia work is also known “Bakhia” or shadow work. Here the work is done from the back, the stitches completely covering the design in Herringbone style. 157 more words