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Bella Senna Designs
Orlando, FL
A woman in search of fabric nirvana...
Interests: Fabric, fabric and more fabric. I must admit I do not care for knit very much. I will wear it, but do not make me sew with it.
Recent Activity
So approximately 4 weeks ago, with the gentle nudge and encouragement of my mother I decided to take Bella Senna Designs, LLC to the next level and begin buying fabric wholesale to then turn around and sell retail on Etsy and eventually quilt shows. Once that decision was made, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Just wanted to share another puppy bed made from Moda pre-cuts. This one was made using a charm pack (a stack of 42 - 5'' square) pieces. Of course I didn't use all of the pieces in the doggie bed, some of them went to making catnip toys which the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
I have been shockingly neglectful of my poor little blog this last month. Truly I just haven't felt words wanting to flow through my fingertips onto the keyboard. I have been taking an on-line class called Soul Restoration through BraveGirls. They are really into journal-ling and scrapbook-paper art. This has... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
I have recently become enamored with pre-cut fabrics that include an entire collection of fabric either cut into 5'' squares or 2-1/2'' strips (others are available). These delectable little bundles allow one access to all the fabrics in the collection without having to purchase yardage or fat quarters. Such a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
This weekend I am in Cleveland visiting my mother. Unfortunately the warmth of Florida did not follow me to Ohio. It is unreasonably (not just unseasonably) cold for this time of year -- even for Bay Village. I have actually seen snow flurries which I thought quite rude for spring.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Maybe many of you will not relate to this dilemma, but being a Townsend (and those of you reading this know who you are) has certain how should I describe? - mmm well let's say disorganized areas of our lives. Laundry? Only gets done when there are no more socks.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
What does one do when confronted by a serious lack of motivation??? Obviously I haven't even posted a blog for what, like a month? Zero motivation. I now have one friend with a new baby and a cousin with a new baby and they do not have their new baby... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Crazy, stunning e-mail received last night. I received an invitation/announcement for my 20th high school reunion. Now, I know my age, but I didn't KNOW, you know? I mean, twenty YEARS out of high school. That is simply not possible since in my mind I am only 21. And I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Saturdays are more than just a name of a day in the week. When the word Saturday is spoken, to me it is filled with limitless possibilities. Uninterrupted time at Starbucks. Going on mouse hunts with my boys. Fabric coordinating sessions. Book-store exploring with no time constraints. Maybe even a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Apparently it IS true that things must get worse before they can get better. WHAT A MESS! Jason is cleaning out his $50/month storage unit since we now have the space to store the stuff at home. This is a great thing except that everything I threw into the closets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Today's post is inspired by my sister Melanie. Right around the time of our move we were talking (really "facebooking" between France and the U.S.) about how amazing it was that all the mounds of fabric that had been squashed into every nook and cranny at the old place seemed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
The new sewing studio is coming along. I thought I knew how much fabric I had, but when each box I open instead of books, clothes or cutlery I find more fabric, one starts to panic at the perhaps underestimation of one's fabric space. Sure everything fit in the little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
It has been a month since my last post. Wow - January went fast. Not sure how that happened. are now in our new place which was totally worth the pain of moving. Still unpacking boxes, but that is okay. We think the boxes give the kitties a special obstacle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
Bella Senna Designs is now following Cherri House
Jan 6, 2011
I am getting off to a slow start in my New Year's blogging. Having had a few days off, I tackled several "SCARY" places in my home to begin "PACK-FEST 2011". The good news is, at the end of this journey is a new home with at least 500 sq.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Tissu Tessuto
You know when you are packing for a trip, and you are Just. Going. To. Make. Everything. Fit. in the suitcase? You sit on the luggage, while someone else zips it up really fast before you blast into outer space from the sheer pressure building up. Or another scenario --... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
Merry Christmas to all of my fabric friends! One year (1982 to be precise) my 4th grade teacher read to us The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Hilarious from a 9-year perspective because we could all relate to all characters involved - "the know-it-all", "the-one-trying-to-fit-in", "the bully" (or in this case,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
My favorite time of year is upon us here in Florida. Which is ironic, because growing up, I H.A.T.E.D. winter. But in Florida, it is the time of year one can wear velvet -- my favorite fabric. I have at least 3 black velvet jackets of different length and design.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
Continuing from yesterday's post - check out the bulletin board of ideas in the Art Gallery Fabrics booth... It is absolutely overflowing with juices of creativity! Next up, Izzy & Ivy. They make patterns for children's clothes which are displayed here. I know when my sister & I were little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
My sister mentioned in a comment perhaps linking pictures from the Quilt Market of various creative booths. So, here goes... First up -- the crowd of women before the doors opening at Quilt Market. Do you see the excitement in their eyes?? On their faces?? These are women who are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
Bella Senna Designs is now following Camille Roskelley
Dec 8, 2010
Bella Senna Designs is now following The Quilted Fish
Dec 7, 2010
Finnegan is our baby kitten - probably about 11 weeks or so now. He is a Maine Coon and the mane around his neck is just starting to fill in. The tufties between his toes are beginning to grow longer as are the tufties on his ears. SOOOO cute. He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
Having had an epiphany earlier this year regarding my purpose in life, I began looking at various art schools that had textile programs. It seemed like such a mysterious process. How does one get all those beautiful colors and designs from one's head to a piece of cloth? There are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto
I have been hiding from my blog for a couple weeks. Mostly because I am afraid everything that would have spouted forth would have been ugly. Having just surfaced from a dreadful project abyss, I am ready to communicate with people again. I will share in another post about the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Tissu Tessuto