A Ballerina's Dream- Designing Ladies 2006
Ballerina's Dream has been created as a love tribute to classic ballet, teachers and dancers. Dancers need to sew their ribbons and fix their shoes in a proper way and the necessaire is just for these purposes. There are four ballerinas from famous ballets: Giselle, Petrouska, Firebird and Swan Lake. Point shoes are all over, inside center band, side bands, charms, scissors fob and the holder's card. The pincushion design is based on the music sheet of the Nutcracker Ouverture Miniature by P.I. Tchaikovsky. So there are true musical notes but...... with glass beads!
A Canadian Journey- Designing Ladies 2006
This design has a true story since it was inspired by my first journey to Canada in August 2005. My husband had worked as a medical doctor in Canada at the beginning of his career and wanted to see again this wonderful Country and to take us to Montreal and Quebec.
Hallowitch Sewing Box - Designing Ladies 2005
The name of this box "Hallowitch" is a combination of the two words, Halloween and Witch, and it is a very amusing word. My daughter Sofia has designed this piece at age eleven. The whole process started when she received the invitation from Judy Odell, our dearest friend in California, USA. I guess not many little girls or teenagers have received the honor to take part to an international Designing Ladies’ project. We do not know what Sofia will do in her future years, but we know that design and colors will always have a special place in her life.
Italian Bouquets - Stitcher's Evening Bag - Designing Ladies 2009
An old-fashioned sewing purse with tape measure case, scissors bed, pinbox/pincushion, and scissors fob designed by Giulia Manfredini for the Designing Ladies 2009 project of Judy Odell. Stitched with the beautiful The Thread Gatherer Silk’n Colors threads on Meadow Rue linen from Lakeside Linens. For this special piece, we commissioned six Rose pins and a wonderful Cameo Floral waxer. Please ask our Company if you wish to purchase these accessories.
Italian Renaissance Sewing Box- Designing Ladies 2005
This box has an old-fashioned look because it is a reminder of late Renaissance times of my town. Massa, a little town in Tuscany, near the sea coast and surrounded by wonderful marble mountains, was once called "Massa Picta" which in Latin means "Painted Massa". Many houses of my town were colorfully painted with bright reds, pinks or deep yellow sand or Sienna colors, making a strong contrast with the white marble of doorsteps, windowpanes and floors. Those were the times in which our magnificent castle was full of nobles, music and art. The Marquis Alberico I Cybo Malaspina and his wife Isabella wanted the town to be splendid and renowned.