A peek at a prototype pillow using vintage African textiles on the front and recycled fabric remnants on the back. This particular mud cloth panel had intricate stitching on the ends that I wanted to salvage and incorporate into the front of the pillow. Excited to have the lovely ladies at Stitching Change work on these for an upcoming project (when we can all be together again😔) The mission of Stitching Change is to empower refugee women to strengthen their families and community by creating sustainable income through handmade products. Through a volunteer network, the women are taught sewing skills to create products and build bonds with each other while sewing together. The last image is of the recycled fabric remnants from @scrapskc used on the back of the pillow. #socialgood #stitchingchange #vintagemudcloth #fabricremnantsintonewdesigns
Last week I spoke with a writer about all of the Scandinavian influences I infused throughout the SweetWater cottage. I spoke about how the connection to the natural surroundings was as important as the calming, natural textures and color palette used within the home. Scandinavians also embrace the hearth as the center of home, a place to gather and connect. This gathering can take place cooking in the kitchen, sitting around a fire, or even simply lighting a candle during a family meal. These images show some of the gathering spaces in the Sweetwater Cottage. The second image shows the view of Lake Superior from the kitchen stove. I’ve loved seeing so many people post about connecting with family and cooking together more. Are any of you embracing home differently being at home more these recent days? How are you creating calm moments with others and for yourself? View more Scandinavian inspired moments of the cottage in my stories today. I’ll also share more details soon when the article is published. #scandinavian #mindfulinteriors #hyggehome #sweetwaterhyggecottage #hyggevibes #northshore #lakesuperior #scandinaviandesign #inspiringsimplicity #minimalmood #flashesofdelight #lonnymag #sweetwatercottage #lutsen #minnesotamade #remodelista #northlightlodging #boldnorth #lonnyliving
This has been a coffee table book for far too long! Perfect time to dive in. #slowstitching #mendingmatters
Enjoyed yesterday and today,the 1st day of Spring, planting the garden with my girl! Channelling our focus on faith, positivity, prayer and family time.
BEFORE/AFTER Infusing warmth and texture was a critical part of the transformation of this mountain home. Adding this sustainable wood cladding at the stairway entry creates a warm, modern welcome. Photos by @place_interiors Catch a glimpse of the outdated white finishes that were throughout the home In the last image. #sustainableinteriors #mountainhome #lightandbright #howyouhome #interiorstyling #handmadehome #createplace #intentionalliving #thehappynow #howwedwell #mindfulinteriors #reclaimedwood #mountainmodernhome #beforeafter
So grateful and honored to be named @haloempowersyouth Artist of the Year for starting the HALO maker program. Mostly grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing young ladies and share these skills with them, empowering them to fund some of their critical living expenses. Really excited for their futures! HALO builds up homeless and at-risk youth with so many impactful moments and life skills to change their direction in a positive way. All of these HALO core values inspire me to continue sharing my time, talent, and treasure with them. #maker #lifeskills #empoweringyouth #collaboration #socialchange #halomakers #kcmaker #reclaimedwood