Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I'm Ruth, and everything you see here has been hand stitched by me. I inherited a love for sewing from both my grandmothers, developing a love for Liberty fabrics at an early age when raiding my Nana's fabric collection and spending many happy afternoons with my Grandma knitting scarfs for my teddies. These days I can mostly be found chasing our two children at home, doing the nursery run or attending groups at our church in Putney, but I fit in some stitching whenever I can. It's a real joy to share my creations with you here!
Little Dove Designs is named after my first baby, Jemima (Jemima means little dove in Hebrew) who was stillborn at term in 2016. I first began to use my sewing machine for embroidery when I found myself trying to find purpose in a maternity leave without a baby in my arms. Sewing scripture quietened my grief and allowed me to focus on the truth of the words I was sewing, which then became visual reminders as I hung each finished piece up. Wonderfully, my days have since become much busier, with two siblings for Jemima filling my time, but I still treasure the moments of quiet I get to meditate on God's word with my sewing machine. My prayer is that each piece I make will be a little reminder in your home to lift your hearts to Jesus too.
Every item in my shop is handmade so your piece will be unique! I love to take commissions and you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an idea that I can create for you. At least 10% of all proceeds go to charity; I'm currently supporting the wonderful work of Tommys the Baby Charity.
Thank you for visiting Little Dove Designs, it's lovely to have you!
Photo credit: Kimberley Johnston