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She Draws, I Thread

‘She Draws I thread’ is a collaboration between me and my five year old daughter, Miya. She draws, and I embroider. Miya loves telling stories through her drawings and I wanted to preserve this beyond leaves of paper that can end up as clutter.

It’s amazing where a child’s mind goes and how their imagination in all their innocence is a mix bag of feelings, thought and uncanny observations of the world – sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, other times fantastical but always wonderful. (sometimes eyebrow-raising too!)

Embroidering her drawings and stories helpS me immortalise these precious moments.

Have a drawing or a child’s art that you want to keep forever? I’ll turn doodles on paper into something special through needle and thread.

To order, drop me a request at Commissions.

Please also check out the FAQ page for artwork limitations and commission lead times.

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About Miya

Miya brings me so much joy. She is unwaveringly kind, loving and adventurous. She loves drawing and I love listening to her stories. We crack silly jokes about her drawings and musings. Her mind astounds me – always filled with creative, imagination and wonder. Below are some of her favourite stories and drawings that I’ve recreated in embroidery.

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A Park Life – March 2017, Disneyland Tokyo

‘A Park Life’ is about a kind princess having a fun and magical day with her friends in the park. Even the sun, clouds, animals and birds come to life. A beautiful day, Mr. Sun is being silly. 

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 The Snail, the Cowgirl, and the Bunny – March 2017

“The snail calls out the bunny for being too slow. “Giddy-up yourself, Slimy Snail! HeeHa, let’s go”, says the Cowgirl instead.”

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Star vs The Forces of Evil – March 2017, Disneyland Tokyo

This is inspired by the cartoon series that Miya enjoyed during a family vacation in Tokyo.

“Star Butterfly is on a mission to save the world. She is more than just a princess. She is kind and knows a lot of magic, always surrounded by good friends. She has to protect her magic wand and fight evil monsters.”

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Rapunzel and Talking Carrot – March 2017, Disneyland Tokyo

Rapunzel was out in the park having a nice stroll when she met a talking carrot.
She muttered in a strange language to the carrot. No one knows the secret language. They will take over the world. 

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Abracadabra- March 2017, Disneyland Tokyo

Princess R and her friends are reaching out to the magical sky! Princess R says ‘Abracadabra!! 

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Twinkle Twinkle - March 2017, Disneyland Tokyo

‘Twinkle twinkle little stars, Princess R is on a mission to save the world and enjoy a midnight feast with her friends at the palace.

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The Dino Cafe

'If Dinosaurs can talk, they should all hang out in a cafe!' said Miya. From top left, Parasaurolophus is playing a tune with his crest. Rainbow T-rex is practising yoga ( ohmn..). The rest of the dinosaurs are hungry. Dinosaurs are friends with humans too. All Illustrated by Miya and thread by me.

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The Little Red Riding Hood

"Im the Big Bad Wolf!" Argh...Run!. This is Miya's version.