Hello and thanks for visiting! My name is nicole and I spend my days livin' the dream (and working my butt off) on a small farm in southern colorado with my husband and our furry flock. I am trained as a graphic designer and photographer and spent 10 years working in the industry before 'quitting my day job' in 2008 to pursue my own design business and start my jewelry shop, lillyella metal works. After recently scaling back my larger design clients, I now focus on working with other artists and small businesses. This has also allowed me the opportunity to pursue my love of sewing and launch 'lillyella stitchery' where you will find unique and original sewing patterns, as well as a few handmade soft goods. Thanks so much for stopping by! Here's where you can find me > Blog > http://lillyella.com/blog Instagram > @lillyellasworld Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/lillyelladesigns My jewelry shop > lillyella.etsy.com You can also email me anytime at: nicole [!at] lillyella.com.