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About Hilo & Bobbin


Hello there, my name is Lydia.

I'm the hands and heart behind Hilo & Bobbin.

The name Hilo & Bobbin came from 2 words. "Hilo" which is a Spanish word meaning thread pronounced e-low and "Bobbin" which is the spool that holds thread in the sewing machine. Two things that you cant sew with out. 

I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband and two kids, a girl and boy. They are very different little people. My girl loves pink and yellow, is always dancing & cartwheeling around our home and loves to watch girly tween dramas. My son on the other hand runs around the house with his volume at, what feels like, 100% and cant sit still even when he's eating. 

They were and still are the inspiration behind my work. Every kid is different and I wanted to create intentionally made decor items that can be as unique as our kids.

But there is still a big part of myself in all my work too. I've been sewing since I was 15, mostly quilting. I've carried what I've learnt in quilting through into my banners and cushions. I've used the traditional art of patchwork in the lettered banners. I've also added my never ending love of embroidery into my cushions. And I'm just starting friends. I have so many ideas running through my head at any given time of day and I hope to share them all with you. 

So thank you so much for spending the time to get to know me and my passion. I would love to get to know you more too. Head over to Instagram and say hello. I'd love to meet you!