Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia (Europe) where I live with my husband and 3 kids that are true inspiration for my work.
I have a Masters degree in illustration and printing and in 2021 I finished my PhD thesis in the field of Applied Arts and Design from the Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade (SRB).
I have always being inspired with many different fields of art, having the desire to try myself in different mediums, working with different materials. I find inspiration everywhere: in different forms and materials, but also in plants, travels, books, illustrations, exhibitions, fabrics, design blogs, catalogs, photographs, vintage patterns, buttons and laces.
I always loved fabrics and funky patterns, giving them the important roles in my graphic compositions and assemblages, but now I really wanted to learn to sew. I have repaired my mother’s vintage sewing machine, bought some Burda magazines and the first results were very encouraging, pushing me always more, giving me the goal to try more complicated techniques and garment pieces. I have always been more visual sewer, as the sewing explanations were sometimes like another unknown language for me, so with a lot of practice, I have achieved good sewing skills after a few years.
I was trying always to figure by myself how to do something and I think that experience, beside talent is one of the most important factors in sewing. Drawing and making my own patterns now is something that I am really proud of. After creating some really unique and fun pieces of clothes for my daughter, I was asked by some friends to sew some things for theirs kids too, so step by step, my label name was born in 2006. -“Like flowers and butterflies”.
Regarding the field of the surface design, you can find my designs printed as wallpapers through spoonflower and you can buy my fabric designs licensed for Art Gallery fabrics in the fabric shops worldwide.
I am also selling some of my creations on etsy, where I have 2 shops:
PDF quilt patterns
and art prints and home decor:
…and blogging about my adventures, on my blog:
If interested in a product collaboration, please don’t hesitate to send me a note regarding your partnership ideas! I’d love to hear from you.