About Hilo & Bobbin Atelier.

Hello lovely, it's Lydia here, the hands, heart and brain behind everything you see here at Hilo & Bobbin. All designs were thought up in my little brain and can pop up on any given time of day... hello 3am Lydz wide awake thinking up a fresh embroidery turned cushion. #madscientisthere 🙈

So how did all this come about? Cue flashback sound... now. 🌫

It all started with an old singer sewing machine. I'm not talking about one of those gorgeous antique ones, I'm talking about the yellowing plastic 90s ones that sit in the back of the linen closet gathering dust. My parents kindly volunteered my sister and I to join a quilting group once a month with said singer sewing machine. As a teenager I thought it was the most lame thing my parents made me do, after all I was an angsty struggling artist type who loved to sketch 🙄. For a long time I didn't touch that machine ever again and never spoke of said sewing lessons. Until I grew up. To be honest, looking back, I am forever grateful for those sewing lessons. I didn't know it at the time but I realised that sewing is a handy skill to have. My sewing journey kind of snowballed after that. Enter my first embroidery machine and the rest is history. Eventually it made sense to turn my craft into a business. 

My passion for crafting is deeply rooted in the belief that handmade treasures carry more than just aesthetic value – they hold memories, stories, and a sense of nostalgia that enriches the soul. While my children undeniably inspire me, crafting is more than just a pastime; it's an innate part of who I am. With every stitch, I pay homage to old-world charm, embracing the slow pace of creation in a fast-paced world. Each piece I create is infused with love and nostalgia, designed to evoke joy and cherished memories for years to come. From exquisite linens to rare vintage finds and bespoke pottery, these curated collections reflect the essence of home – a sanctuary filled with unique, quality pieces that tell a story. 

Join me in celebrating the art of craftsmanship and the beauty of handmade treasures at Hilo & Bobbin Atelier.