the story of daisy
For years my husband and I dreamed of opening a little shop somewhere to sell his handmade furniture and other goods. We came up with a name that was a take on birdseye maple. When I needed a name for my own sewing goods that were starting to sell I thought I would play off the eye in birdseye. Loving daisies, I put the two together and “daisyeyes” was born.
While I used to cross-stitch when I was in high school and college, the first thing I ever embroidered was a really super thick burp cloth with this little vintage girl on it. Her hair was nothing but french knots and she was eating a piece of watermelon. I moved onto stitching onesies with little animals on the front and silly words on the bum. I quickly fell in love with the freedom that embroidery gives.
My goal all along has been to provide heirloom quality items that answer that picture in your head of that design you have longed to create. I love using embroidered words as a way to mark special events and occasions and as a way to encourage others. My embroidery and textile art is my way of “being in the arena” as Roosevelt so perfectly quoted. Every piece I design and create is a step out of the stands and into the arena. It’s a piece of my heart and a way for me to use the gifts, desires and talents that I’ve been given by God. But as the years have gone by, I am beginning to stretch not only my embroidery muscles, but also revamping my view of education and learning and I am slowly starting to write again.
In addition to all the creative designs that run through my head I’ve got a husband of nearly 20 years and 2 kiddos – one inching closer to double digits and another walking into teenage land. It’s never a dull day in our house.
Send me a line and let’s get to know each other!
daisyeyes06 at gmail dot com