Motherhood. What could I possibly say about a subject that is so universal and yet so personal? What could I say which has not already been said thousands of times before? I had to dig deep for this particular piece for sure. My personal experience of being a mom to 2 adorable girls is that motherhood brings up every weakness, every character flaw, every unresolved issue and pokes a big finger in that hole. Again and again I must face my demons, take another tack, and find new ways of strengthening my repertoire, as it were. My girls deserve nothing less than my best.
Sashiko is an ancient Japanese mending technique, used to bind together layers of worn out textiles to give them strength and new life. Over the years, this purely utilitarian stitching developed into quite a stylish art form. You will most often find me in jeans and a comfy top; therefore, worn out jeans in my household are easy to come by. The silk butterflies escaping through the holes in the denim represent beauty and strength I didn’t know I had; that I only discovered as a mother. Thanks girls!