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  • Thank you for loving this new drop 💓 Limited Pre-order slots are open for styles that have been sold out in this morning’s launch 🥰 (Link in bio) Closing tomorrow at 6pm, Singapore time (GMT+8)
  • Thank you for loving this new drop 💓 Limited Pre-order slots are open for styles that have been sold out in this morning’s launch 🥰 (Link in bio) Closing tomorrow at 6pm, Singapore time (GMT+8)
  • 103 2 17 August, 2019
  • I received the prettiest hand stitched pendant necklace in the post this week from @fearfullymadebylaura 😍

Not only is Laura one of the loveliest people I have met on this platform but the detail and care that went into this gorgeous piece of jewellery is amazing. It will be cherished and worn constantly! 
She’s even stitched it in my colours you guys!! Gah, so amazing! If you haven’t seen Laura’s work yet be sure to head over and follow along, support this woman she is doing wonderful things! xx 💛
  • I received the prettiest hand stitched pendant necklace in the post this week from @fearfullymadebylaura 😍

    Not only is Laura one of the loveliest people I have met on this platform but the detail and care that went into this gorgeous piece of jewellery is amazing. It will be cherished and worn constantly!
    She’s even stitched it in my colours you guys!! Gah, so amazing! If you haven’t seen Laura’s work yet be sure to head over and follow along, support this woman she is doing wonderful things! xx 💛
  • 827 11 15 August, 2019
  • Do you ever get that “I worked all day long but got nothing done” feeling? I’ve made the discovery that ever since I moved my studio out of the home, this feeling is kind of hardwired into my psyche- even if it objectively isn’t true at all. When you become used to working literally all day long because you can, with random, sporadic breaks and no real schedule, it can be very easy to feel like all you do is work, spinning your wheels without accomplishing anything real. That was certainly the case for me, and it became very clear just how badly I was mismanaging my time when I started strictly working “normal people hours” (roughly 10am-6pm for me).
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Something my mom always says is that “work will expand to fill the available space.” Basically, if you have twelve hours to do something, you’ll take twelve hours to do it. She’s full of these little aphorisms, most of which I didn’t appreciate until later in adult life- thanks mom! I’ve been finding that something  kind of obvious but miraculous has happened: now that I’m not giving work as much space in my life, I’m forced to be much more organized and intentional about how I spend my time when I am at work- and even though I still frequently have this “I’ve done nothing” feeling, in reality I’ve been much more productive than I ever was working from home. There’s none of this “well, I can just work later” bullshit- you know what I’m going to be doing later? Spending time at home with my husband, taking a bath, hugging my cats, all that good stuff.
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It might not seem like much, but organization and prioritizing tasks has been my single biggest struggle of being a maker and business owner, and I finally feel I’ve taken real actions to improve this area that I’ve always had a hard time with. Moving my studio has been a HUGE part of that and I am so excited to see where it takes me. Celebrating the small successes today! 🎉
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Pictured: me smoothing the edges before baking because let’s be honest here, I am way too lazy to sand all of this shit 💁🏻‍♀️
📸 @julianaaragonphoto
  • Do you ever get that “I worked all day long but got nothing done” feeling? I’ve made the discovery that ever since I moved my studio out of the home, this feeling is kind of hardwired into my psyche- even if it objectively isn’t true at all. When you become used to working literally all day long because you can, with random, sporadic breaks and no real schedule, it can be very easy to feel like all you do is work, spinning your wheels without accomplishing anything real. That was certainly the case for me, and it became very clear just how badly I was mismanaging my time when I started strictly working “normal people hours” (roughly 10am-6pm for me).
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    Something my mom always says is that “work will expand to fill the available space.” Basically, if you have twelve hours to do something, you’ll take twelve hours to do it. She’s full of these little aphorisms, most of which I didn’t appreciate until later in adult life- thanks mom! I’ve been finding that something kind of obvious but miraculous has happened: now that I’m not giving work as much space in my life, I’m forced to be much more organized and intentional about how I spend my time when I am at work- and even though I still frequently have this “I’ve done nothing” feeling, in reality I’ve been much more productive than I ever was working from home. There’s none of this “well, I can just work later” bullshit- you know what I’m going to be doing later? Spending time at home with my husband, taking a bath, hugging my cats, all that good stuff.
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    It might not seem like much, but organization and prioritizing tasks has been my single biggest struggle of being a maker and business owner, and I finally feel I’ve taken real actions to improve this area that I’ve always had a hard time with. Moving my studio has been a HUGE part of that and I am so excited to see where it takes me. Celebrating the small successes today! 🎉
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    Pictured: me smoothing the edges before baking because let’s be honest here, I am way too lazy to sand all of this shit 💁🏻‍♀️
    📸 @julianaaragonphoto
  • 873 18 14 August, 2019
  • Let’s talk about HATE...
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I sent an email out yesterday to my list of 30,000 and, after reading through 100s of beautiful, thoughtful replies, I opened one that said, “You’re a fraud. You don’t make any money. You’re traveling with money from your parents or a rich boyfriend and then posting pictures, selling a course and scamming people.”
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I consider myself pretty lucky because I don’t get a lot of hate, but the first few times I did in the past few years, it’s punched me hard in the gut and made me question myself. Even when the hate isn’t anywhere close to the truth (like with this email), for a fleeting second, I’ve felt like quitting and hiding under a rock.
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What I began to learn gradually though is that when someone takes time out of their day to try to bring you down, it says NOTHING about you and everything about them.
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It’s why when many entrepreneurs start their journey, close friends unfollow and talk negatively behind their backs. How dare you create something that might make you happier than they are, right?
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So when I got this email, I knew better than to consider her words for a second. I hit delete, I sent her love, I hoped she’d get out of the place she’s in now. That’s the same wish I want you to make for anyone that tries to bring you down.
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Be on your merry way and never let them cross your mind again. You got bigger, better things to do babe. ❤️👏🏼
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    I sent an email out yesterday to my list of 30,000 and, after reading through 100s of beautiful, thoughtful replies, I opened one that said, “You’re a fraud. You don’t make any money. You’re traveling with money from your parents or a rich boyfriend and then posting pictures, selling a course and scamming people.”
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    I consider myself pretty lucky because I don’t get a lot of hate, but the first few times I did in the past few years, it’s punched me hard in the gut and made me question myself. Even when the hate isn’t anywhere close to the truth (like with this email), for a fleeting second, I’ve felt like quitting and hiding under a rock.
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    What I began to learn gradually though is that when someone takes time out of their day to try to bring you down, it says NOTHING about you and everything about them.
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    It’s why when many entrepreneurs start their journey, close friends unfollow and talk negatively behind their backs. How dare you create something that might make you happier than they are, right?
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    So when I got this email, I knew better than to consider her words for a second. I hit delete, I sent her love, I hoped she’d get out of the place she’s in now. That’s the same wish I want you to make for anyone that tries to bring you down.
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    Be on your merry way and never let them cross your mind again. You got bigger, better things to do babe. ❤️👏🏼
  • 3,881 239 15 August, 2019
  • Oh those gorgeous blues! This is a tiny commission from this past weekend. On the first weekend of the Rehoboth show a family bought three small originals with the intention of getting one frame and switching out the painting throughout the year. Then they came back the following weekend for three more. What a great idea. Maybe they need 12? One for each month. Which reminds me, I wanted some input from you for my 2020 calendar. I’ll be sending out an email later today about that. So if you are on my email list I’d love your input, and if you’re not, what are you waiting for? The link is in my bio to sign up! Hope your day is a great one! #carveouttimeforart #originalart #blueberries
  • Oh those gorgeous blues! This is a tiny commission from this past weekend. On the first weekend of the Rehoboth show a family bought three small originals with the intention of getting one frame and switching out the painting throughout the year. Then they came back the following weekend for three more. What a great idea. Maybe they need 12? One for each month. Which reminds me, I wanted some input from you for my 2020 calendar. I’ll be sending out an email later today about that. So if you are on my email list I’d love your input, and if you’re not, what are you waiting for? The link is in my bio to sign up! Hope your day is a great one! #carveouttimeforart #originalart #blueberries
  • 1,992 69 13 August, 2019
  • 📣Attention small business owners: the deadline to apply to the Spoonflower Small Business Grant is tomorrow 8/15! Take a cue from makers like Ashley of @lovebirdsewingco (featured here) and see how Spoonflower can help your handmade business succeed -- submit your application by tapping our bio link👆.
  • 📣Attention small business owners: the deadline to apply to the Spoonflower Small Business Grant is tomorrow 8/15! Take a cue from makers like Ashley of @lovebirdsewingco (featured here) and see how Spoonflower can help your handmade business succeed -- submit your application by tapping our bio link👆.
  • 1,285 42 14 August, 2019
  • After a lot of time, tears and thoughts, the day has finally come for me to release my record online. The world can be intimidating and very often, it is far too easy to talk yourself out of things, to hide, to stay underneath the bedsheets because you are too afraid of the what ifs. Let it be known, I will never be happy or see the actual length of my wingspan if I don't try, if I don't leave the comfort zone to say "hey, whatever, this is me." The 13th has always been a lucky day for me and so I knew I'd sleep better at night if I just gave more of myself to the world, and so this is it 🦋 You can find the link in my profile. Every download, share, etc helps a whole bunch!!!! Thank u!  Thank u! 🦋🍊
  • After a lot of time, tears and thoughts, the day has finally come for me to release my record online. The world can be intimidating and very often, it is far too easy to talk yourself out of things, to hide, to stay underneath the bedsheets because you are too afraid of the what ifs. Let it be known, I will never be happy or see the actual length of my wingspan if I don't try, if I don't leave the comfort zone to say "hey, whatever, this is me." The 13th has always been a lucky day for me and so I knew I'd sleep better at night if I just gave more of myself to the world, and so this is it 🦋 You can find the link in my profile. Every download, share, etc helps a whole bunch!!!! Thank u! Thank u! 🦋🍊
  • 7,327 65 13 August, 2019
  • You guys! It’s been far too long! My goodness—nearly a whole week since I last posted. 😱 Time flies when you’re havin’ fun, I guess! Or, well, time flies when you’re dashing around the studio, scrambling to get all that work finished before you leave town for a week. 😆 Y’all ever feel so hopeful at the start of the week, and you’re like, “yo, this to-do list is HUGE, but I can totally do it all” and then you get to the end of the week, half the list still unchecked, and you go, “hmmmm, maybe I was a lil’ overzealous, time to shake off that silly disappointment & be thankful for the duties ya did complete, girlfriend.” Can y’all tell I talk to myself (and my pots) a lot? 😂🙌🏻 #meandmymugsarefriends
  • You guys! It’s been far too long! My goodness—nearly a whole week since I last posted. 😱 Time flies when you’re havin’ fun, I guess! Or, well, time flies when you’re dashing around the studio, scrambling to get all that work finished before you leave town for a week. 😆 Y’all ever feel so hopeful at the start of the week, and you’re like, “yo, this to-do list is HUGE, but I can totally do it all” and then you get to the end of the week, half the list still unchecked, and you go, “hmmmm, maybe I was a lil’ overzealous, time to shake off that silly disappointment & be thankful for the duties ya did complete, girlfriend.” Can y’all tell I talk to myself (and my pots) a lot? 😂🙌🏻 #meandmymugsarefriends
  • 173 1 17 August, 2019

Latest Instagram Posts

  • say hello to Myrtle
sterling silver and denim lapis entirely hand forged

I am putting lots of lovely things in the shop this afternoon!
  • say hello to Myrtle
    sterling silver and denim lapis entirely hand forged

    I am putting lots of lovely things in the shop this afternoon!
  • 0 1 17 August, 2019
  • Wearable pieces are available in the shop! I’ve been working so hard experimenting with where I want this line to go. I’m still feeling things out, but I’m thrilled with the beauty I’ve created so far. Do you know of a local store or boutique where these pieces might fit? Let me know if you’d be so kind! In the meantime, go shop the link in my bio! 🌿
  • Wearable pieces are available in the shop! I’ve been working so hard experimenting with where I want this line to go. I’m still feeling things out, but I’m thrilled with the beauty I’ve created so far. Do you know of a local store or boutique where these pieces might fit? Let me know if you’d be so kind! In the meantime, go shop the link in my bio! 🌿
  • 7 1 17 August, 2019
  • New scents. New wicks. New collaboration.
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Coming soon✨
  • New scents. New wicks. New collaboration.
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    Coming soon✨
  • 4 1 17 August, 2019
  • Starting off a busy weekend of family parties with some knitting and order filling. 
My new Arctic Fox pom on a Pinery double brim in Black and Oatmeal. I think I may need to make more of this colour version.
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#rusticmapledotcom #handknit #doublebrimbeanie #doublebrim
  • Starting off a busy weekend of family parties with some knitting and order filling.
    My new Arctic Fox pom on a Pinery double brim in Black and Oatmeal. I think I may need to make more of this colour version.
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    #rusticmapledotcom #handknit #doublebrimbeanie #doublebrim
  • 21 1 17 August, 2019
  • Ah finally a weekend at home with no plans 😊 Feels good! We will probably spend time time outside today, and then I have more market prep tomorrow •

I watched one of my favorite romcoms last night and had this guy lit. Perfect Friday night if I do say so myself!
  • Ah finally a weekend at home with no plans 😊 Feels good! We will probably spend time time outside today, and then I have more market prep tomorrow •

    I watched one of my favorite romcoms last night and had this guy lit. Perfect Friday night if I do say so myself!
  • 7 1 17 August, 2019
  • My Saturday started with flowers.
  • My Saturday started with flowers.
  • 14 1 17 August, 2019
  • before echo’s glamorous hair cut 🐶 tell me your pets names and what kind they are! and a little funny story about them if you want 🤪 // allllll if you have said i brought home the wrong dog 😂 it might look like it but i promise it’s the same! i know this because he came home and went straight to where he’s hidden his bone 🦴😋
  • before echo’s glamorous hair cut 🐶 tell me your pets names and what kind they are! and a little funny story about them if you want 🤪 // allllll if you have said i brought home the wrong dog 😂 it might look like it but i promise it’s the same! i know this because he came home and went straight to where he’s hidden his bone 🦴😋
  • 213 8 17 August, 2019
  • Saturday morning with Bessie. *Not featured is the toddler who refused to wear a diaper and decided to poop on my favorite rug in our tradition chaotic morning fashion. #yinandyang .
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Dress by @shopeyetoeye
  • Saturday morning with Bessie. *Not featured is the toddler who refused to wear a diaper and decided to poop on my favorite rug in our tradition chaotic morning fashion. #yinandyang .
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    Dress by @shopeyetoeye
  • 401 15 17 August, 2019
  • Having trouble keeping ALL THE THINGS organized in your business?  Feel like you’re barely keeping your head above water and your brain is about to explode because you’re storing your entire list of things to do in your head?  Just me?! I think not!⁠
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Friend, I’ve been there and it’s not a great place to be.  I began using Trello to keep all the things in my business organized, and it’s truly been a game changer for my sanity!  These Trello boards will help you get started with Trello, and begin keeping all those things organized.⁠
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See the link in our profile for more information!⁠
  • Having trouble keeping ALL THE THINGS organized in your business? Feel like you’re barely keeping your head above water and your brain is about to explode because you’re storing your entire list of things to do in your head? Just me?! I think not!⁠

    Friend, I’ve been there and it’s not a great place to be. I began using Trello to keep all the things in my business organized, and it’s truly been a game changer for my sanity! These Trello boards will help you get started with Trello, and begin keeping all those things organized.⁠

    See the link in our profile for more information!⁠
  • 11 2 17 August, 2019
  • Happy weekend lovely ladies! Comment below and let us know what you’ve got going on during three days! 👇🏼
  • Happy weekend lovely ladies! Comment below and let us know what you’ve got going on during three days! 👇🏼
  • 5 1 17 August, 2019
  • Happy Saturday angels🌷⁣
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I haven’t been very active for the last few days, as I have really been struggling with panic attacks and anxiety🌧 Drew has truly been amazing, and supported me through every panic attack. I am so grateful to have him in my life💓⁣
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A lot of the time, anxiety is romanticised and viewed as ‘beautiful’, as ‘trendy’ which really makes me feel sick.⁣
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Anxiety isn’t something that I believe anyone would wish for, whilst truly understanding the illness.⁣
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Anxiety is a constant, overwhelming fear that you are in danger. Heart palpitations and shortness of breath make me feel like I’m suffocating. My hands and fingers turn numb. I can’t talk. I’m far away, with no control or rational thoughts passing. My body shakes and trembles suddenly. I am dripping in sweat and gasping for breaths of air.⁣
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Anxiety is not desirable.⁣
Anxiety is not a trend.⁣
  • Happy Saturday angels🌷⁣

    I haven’t been very active for the last few days, as I have really been struggling with panic attacks and anxiety🌧 Drew has truly been amazing, and supported me through every panic attack. I am so grateful to have him in my life💓⁣

    A lot of the time, anxiety is romanticised and viewed as ‘beautiful’, as ‘trendy’ which really makes me feel sick.⁣

    Anxiety isn’t something that I believe anyone would wish for, whilst truly understanding the illness.⁣

    Anxiety is a constant, overwhelming fear that you are in danger. Heart palpitations and shortness of breath make me feel like I’m suffocating. My hands and fingers turn numb. I can’t talk. I’m far away, with no control or rational thoughts passing. My body shakes and trembles suddenly. I am dripping in sweat and gasping for breaths of air.⁣

    Anxiety is not desirable.⁣
    Anxiety is not a trend.⁣
  • 33 2 17 August, 2019
  • Wicked Pop Candle Co. - Post 2/6: “I worked at a fragrance house and was taught more about the science behind a good candle from one of the perfumers and I HAD to try it out. But I needed something to make me stand out in a large, competitive field, so I chose to tie in something else that I love - pop culture. After testing and research, I started selling my candles locally a few months later.” Second image shows Kristin Bives and Wicked Pop Candle Co in @michianalife Magazine. ----- @wickedpopcandleco
www.facebook.com/WickedPopCandle
www.etsy.com/shop/WickedPopCandleCo
www.wickedpopcandleco.com ---- If you would like to be a featured artist click on the link in our bio!
  • Wicked Pop Candle Co. - Post 2/6: “I worked at a fragrance house and was taught more about the science behind a good candle from one of the perfumers and I HAD to try it out. But I needed something to make me stand out in a large, competitive field, so I chose to tie in something else that I love - pop culture. After testing and research, I started selling my candles locally a few months later.” Second image shows Kristin Bives and Wicked Pop Candle Co in @michianalife Magazine. ----- @wickedpopcandleco
    www.facebook.com/WickedPopCandle
    www.etsy.com/shop/WickedPopCandleCo
    www.wickedpopcandleco.com ---- If you would like to be a featured artist click on the link in our bio!
  • 1 1 17 August, 2019
  • just relaxing over here with a good book 😉 happy weekend everyone 🌺☀️
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{these sweet jewelry dishes are in the shop!}
  • just relaxing over here with a good book 😉 happy weekend everyone 🌺☀️
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    {these sweet jewelry dishes are in the shop!}
  • 12 1 17 August, 2019
  • Coming next month to the shop! 
These are part of a collection of brightly coloured (and some mutely coloured) geometric designs I made about a month ago. They are all currently nameless as all I can come up with is geometric 1, geometric 2 etc 😂 I feel like this set deserves something a bit more jazzy than that!! Thoughts?
  • Coming next month to the shop!
    These are part of a collection of brightly coloured (and some mutely coloured) geometric designs I made about a month ago. They are all currently nameless as all I can come up with is geometric 1, geometric 2 etc 😂 I feel like this set deserves something a bit more jazzy than that!! Thoughts?
  • 4 2 17 August, 2019
  • You guys! It’s been far too long! My goodness—nearly a whole week since I last posted. 😱 Time flies when you’re havin’ fun, I guess! Or, well, time flies when you’re dashing around the studio, scrambling to get all that work finished before you leave town for a week. 😆 Y’all ever feel so hopeful at the start of the week, and you’re like, “yo, this to-do list is HUGE, but I can totally do it all” and then you get to the end of the week, half the list still unchecked, and you go, “hmmmm, maybe I was a lil’ overzealous, time to shake off that silly disappointment & be thankful for the duties ya did complete, girlfriend.” Can y’all tell I talk to myself (and my pots) a lot? 😂🙌🏻 #meandmymugsarefriends
  • You guys! It’s been far too long! My goodness—nearly a whole week since I last posted. 😱 Time flies when you’re havin’ fun, I guess! Or, well, time flies when you’re dashing around the studio, scrambling to get all that work finished before you leave town for a week. 😆 Y’all ever feel so hopeful at the start of the week, and you’re like, “yo, this to-do list is HUGE, but I can totally do it all” and then you get to the end of the week, half the list still unchecked, and you go, “hmmmm, maybe I was a lil’ overzealous, time to shake off that silly disappointment & be thankful for the duties ya did complete, girlfriend.” Can y’all tell I talk to myself (and my pots) a lot? 😂🙌🏻 #meandmymugsarefriends
  • 173 1 17 August, 2019
  • Happy weekend, friends! ❤️ I’m currently in the middle of deciding which project to work on next...🤔
  • Happy weekend, friends! ❤️ I’m currently in the middle of deciding which project to work on next...🤔
  • 26 2 17 August, 2019
  • “Pond Size No. 8”▪️6x6” ▪️oil on wood panel
  • “Pond Size No. 8”▪️6x6” ▪️oil on wood panel
  • 194 5 17 August, 2019
  • We’re less than a month away from @commonthreadretreat 💕 I’m so excited to be teaching an embroidered clothing workshop and getting the opportunity to meet up with all of you fellow Utah embroidery artists! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet check out all of the details at commonthreadretreat.com
  • We’re less than a month away from @commonthreadretreat 💕 I’m so excited to be teaching an embroidered clothing workshop and getting the opportunity to meet up with all of you fellow Utah embroidery artists! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet check out all of the details at commonthreadretreat.com
  • 549 17 17 August, 2019
  • STELLA CHROMA is not just gorgeous polish. We also craft amazing skin care products. Our Emulsified Sugar Scrub and cuticle oil are beloved worldwide, and our coffee body polish and luxe hand cream are growing in popularity. Our Intense Butter Balm is one of those products that you just can’t live without once you’ve used it! Check out our hand and nail products! #stellachroma
  • STELLA CHROMA is not just gorgeous polish. We also craft amazing skin care products. Our Emulsified Sugar Scrub and cuticle oil are beloved worldwide, and our coffee body polish and luxe hand cream are growing in popularity. Our Intense Butter Balm is one of those products that you just can’t live without once you’ve used it! Check out our hand and nail products! #stellachroma
  • 10 1 17 August, 2019