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Proud member of
- Team Eco Etsy
- Vancouver Etsy Street Team

From the moment I saw my grandmother's sewing box, her old spools of thread, fabrics and embroidered thimbles, I was impressed by how warm these things made me feel.

As a child, my mom used to teach me art at home. Her pottery work and dyed fabric pieces always surrounded me. They were symbols of great pieces of art when I was a child.

Now that I'm older and married, I make as many things as possible with my hand like my grandmother and mom did in their time. I try to incorporate their teachings in the pieces I create now.

Currently, I live with my husband and babies in Vancouver, British Columbia. We have always had a love for nature. We try to minimize our use of…

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  • Joined September 1, 2008

Favorite materials

natural fabric, reclaimed fabric, embroidery, natural dye

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About

Proud member of
- Team Eco Etsy
- Vancouver Etsy Street Team

From the moment I saw my grandmother's sewing box, her old spools of thread, fabrics and embroidered thimbles, I was impressed by how warm these things made me feel.

As a child, my mom used to teach me art at home. Her pottery work and dyed fabric pieces always surrounded me. They were symbols of great pieces of art when I was a child.

Now that I'm older and married, I make as many things as possible with my hand like my grandmother and mom did in their time. I try to incorporate their teachings in the pieces I create now.

Currently, I live with my husband and babies in Vancouver, British Columbia. We have always had a love for nature. We try to minimize our use of mass produced goods at home.

I prefer to use natural fabrics and materials. I also like to upcycle items from around our house and community. Even though some products are not natural, upcycling prevents waste from going to the landfill and gives used items a new home.

Thanks for visiting my shop and being interested in my work. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or requests please feel free to email or convo me.

Thank you!
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