Last year a very nice lady, Priscilla, wrote to me about NBB and how she wanted some for her mom. No problem but when I found out "mom" was 95 years young I had to know what she was creating. So Priscilla wrote a short bio and sent the most amazing photos. I am honored to introduce to you
Lillian Arena and in Priscilla's words
You sent me an email about craft pictures that my 95 year old mother has been working on using your fine quality Nicole's BeadBacking. Here are some of the pictures from the project. My mother Lillian Arena was sitting in a bead store and Robin Atkin's book caught her interest and her wanting to start this craft project. She purchased the book and started on the project. She has been crafting all of her life being a doll collector and also making cloth dolls and their clothes. Besides dolls her interests have been China painting, working with clay, sewing and participating in several
San Francisco area doll and teddy bear clubs. She is a voracious reader too. She is probably happiest when she is working on crafts. She started her journey with crafting after she retired in her 60's. She finds great pleasure in learning new crafts all the time. When she learned how to
make Kumihimo braids several years ago she and I held a craft day for a small group of crafters near our home. We had a blast. I now have a large box of completed Kumihimo's waiting for me to bead embroider some cabochons to hang on them. Shibori ribbon caught her eye and as
you will see she has incorporated the shibori ribbon in her small doll projects. I fully think she will continue to craft and enjoy all things handmade for many years to come. I am attaching several pictures of her latest project. Thank you for your interest in my mother.
She truly is an amazing person.
I agree Lillian is amazing
Her easy elegance is in her natural beauty
Using NBB for her dolls makes me proud
I really do love each and every one of these dolls.
Thank you Priscilla and Lillian for sharing with us.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.