patterns

patterns: sashiko, embroidery & mending stitches

sashiko (japanese embroidery), embroidery stitches and mending stitches are so filled with lush texture and layers of pattern, that they are my must-share this week. 

use these images to inspire a unique take on the top stitching of your next quilt, repairing a hole in your denim, or to enhance your next embroidery project. 

or simply be inspired by the texture!

xo, laila

found in nature + patterns: cacti

i recently returned from hawai'i, visiting the island of oahu. 

since this was my second trip there, i had already seen lots of the traditional sights (diamond head, waikiki beach, etc.) so one of the few things on my to-see list was the koko crater botanic garden! 

inside of the giant koko crater, they have arranged an organic display of local plant life and region specific flora.  since it is rather tucked away, and the paths are unpaved, you feel like you are wandering the crater- discovering your own favorites out in the wild!

i especially loved the tribute to the americas with emphasis on the southwest. i have been keeping an eye out for interesting textures and patterns and these cacti were spot on! spike on? ;)

enjoy these pictures + the inspiration! 

xo, laila

 

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patterns: around town (part 2)

the birds in the sky-

they must flock here

grouping and swaying 

and flittering their wings

at the corner of grand and berry

... always in the same place

they fly in circles.

baiting me with the way

they tease in and out of focus

feathers glimmering in the light.

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