I am my grandmother’s granddaughter. Ever since I can remember, I saw her making her own dresses and her home decorations. Although simple in nature and in materials (this was in a small town in Dominican Republic, way back when), they were beautiful none the less. She used what she had available, and made the most of it. She taught me how to make “dulces” sweet concoctions that are a mix between jams and hard candy, with fruits from the tree on her back yard. I watched her make stunning embroidery until she was unable due to age. She passed away a few years ago; two months shy of her 100th birthday. I now decided to take her legacy, and started embroidering and sewing again.
I attended Design & Architecture Senior High fashion program, so I am no stranger to the process of well made, durable design. After years of making piñatas for my Wunderland Home & Celebrations company, I decided a new challenge was due. So, here I am, bringing you wares with small town/countryside flair that are a bit rough around the edges, yet, will last a long time. The designs and patterns you see here are created by me, unless otherwise noted, such as a vintage embroidery drawing I might use for that “yesteryear look”.
The jams and bake goods that we offer at farmer’s markets are all done in small batches in our humble kitchen. We use all natural and fresh ingredients that you can taste in every spoonful. We cannot ship them yet, but as soon as we can, we will let you know.
Yahidith Monnalisa, Owner/Designer