"Discover Your Passion"

The words "Discover Your Passion" are printed on a little metal sign which hangs in my workroom. Those 3 simple words inspired me to move forward and do what I love!

Over the years I've gone from retail management to designing rooms for clients to starting my own custom home sewing business when our daughters were small and I wanted to be home with them. I have sewn primarily for a very talented decorator/close friend and a home furnishings company specializing in accent tables, pillows ( that's where I come in ) , lighting and selected upholstered pieces. I am grateful to love what I do and to love the people I work with....

But still.... something has always been missing..... and after much soul searching over the last year or so I realized that I miss the creativity of designing my own products. My husband is joining me on this new venture. He has a wealth of experience in marketing, licensing and sales and his help will be invaluable to me. It will enable me to focus all of my attention on the creative side of the business .

The first portion of the "Destination" collection pillows are listed and there will be many more listed in the weeks and months to come. We have an extensive collection of vintage postcards and they were the inspiration for our pillow designs. We print the postcards on cotton canvas and stitch them onto the pillows along with whimsical nautical embellishments. The larger pillows in this collection feature a hand tied rope button made by a retired merchant marine sailor. Each postcard image can be made into one of three or four styles. We will also be introducing a smaller 12 inch by 16 inch pillow in the next few weeks.   All pillows are made to order by me and are 100% Belgian linen. 95/5 feather/down pillow inserts are included.

Inspired by our daughters wedding last year we are introducing a collection of wedding ring bearers pillows.  They are also made from Belgian linen and feature vintage postcard images. To add romance and magic to these treasured mementos we use pieces of vintage lace, some from actual wedding dresses and veils that we repurpose.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our products or you would like a sample of the linen. You can also visit us at our Etsy shop at www.bearlynstitches.etsy.com and at Etsy wholesale if you are a retail shop or designer.

Best, Shannon

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