Welcome to Lullubee, Tiffany and I are delighted that you've stopped by. Here, we like-minded-makers can chat about the latest and greatest craft ideas and techniques. I'm looking forward to our artsy little chats!

Handmade and embroidered pillow of my daughter's artwork

When I was a kid, I used to make my family and friends presents for all occasions. I wonder what my grandmother was actually thinking when she opened the little gift from me and found a carved piece of soap that resembled a miniature vase? What ever she thought about it, she proudly displayed it for all to admire! I still craft today, it gives me purpose and a sense of accomplishment; I think you probably feel the same way. I'm awestruck and overwhelmed at all the new gadgets and trinkets at my favorite craft and fabric stores. My mind starts to work in over-drive as a browse through flea markets and antique stores, thinking about what I can make from the dusty treasures that surround me! I usually come up with ideas that have evolved because I needed something that I couldn't buy or my children's musing inspired an idea in me. Sometimes a color or the way the light is reflecting through a window gives me an idea.

Handmade silk hair bow

If you walked into my house, you'd notice the handmade things sitting around like the differently styled chairs painted in various colors and designs or the big rag rug made from hundreds of fabric scraps tied together, the curtains made of strips of antique fabrics or the teddy bear blanket that I made for my kids. You'd see needle felted piece sitting all over my work table, which is also the kitchen table. Maybe you'd notice the multi-colored pieces of cardboard leaning against the wall for photo backdrops, the photo lights, cameras, tri-pods, the crocks of old paint brushes, jars filled with many types and sizes of scissors, the over-flowing drawers of wire, boxes of beads, the pin cushion stuffed with many types of needles or the area for my tools which include a drill and hand saw. My artistic interest are varied to say the least.

Rag rug made from hundreds of fabric scraps

Interestingly enough,Tiffany (founder of Lullube and artsy friend) and I met in a needle felting class that I was teaching in Tel Aviv. Full of crafty ideas and artistic enthusiasm, Tiffany and I were peas in a pod! Tiffany has a very intersting artistic and business background that she'll share here later.

Handmade quilts

In the meantime, please browse through our Lullubee site and get ready for the next project! I'm pulling out my leather scraps and sewing machine as we speak....