Sew Carefully – Wall Hangings and Soft Sculptures

sew carefullyVintage linens, silks and cottons are hand painted and embellished with hand stitching, buttons, beads and lace and are then re-purposed into wall hangings, soft sculptures and anything else that comes to mind.

I share a studio with my husband, John, the Bear River Bodger  who makes beautiful Windsor Chairs.

If you would like to see our work, please visit us in our workshops and studio, located on our small hobby farm where we raise heritage Berkshire pigs and keep free-range chickens, as well as maintain an extensive vegetable and fruit garden, keep bees and a whole host of other ongoing projects.

Visitors are welcome to take a guided tour of our little piece of heaven. We’ll show you the chair making process, or share my enthusiasm for hand sewing. And, at any given time there may be piglets in the barn, chicks hatching, a greenhouse full of tomatoes or maple syrup boiling.

Other times we may just be relaxing in the flower garden!

Open May – Oct, Sun – Fri, 10am – 4pm. Other times by chance or appointment.

Location; 6258 Sissiboo Road, Bear River, Nova Scotia
Phone; 902 467 0939
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For as long as I can remember I have always made things.

As a child I would make soft toys using remnants from the local fabric store. As a young adult, I enjoyed using the same remnants to design my own clothes or beautiful items for my home.

Once I became a mum, my life became hectic and wonderfully busy; the sewing machine made way for books, toy trucks, paints and crayons.

Now that my family are grown, I find myself with the time to once again indulge in the creative process of using my imagination to make beautiful things.

Vintage linens, silks and cottons are handpainted and embellished with hand sitching, buttons, beads and lace and are then repurposed into wallhangings, soft sculptures and anything else that comes to mind.

I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.