Meet the Maker
I’m Teodora – a nature lover, colorful and joyous person. I was born and raised (early childhood) in small country widely known for its natural beauty, called Bulgaria. My love for nature started at a very early age. I remember when I was little, how much I loved visiting my grandparents village in Sakar Mountain, where I would spend summer days. This is where I developed deep connection with nature and I became more attracted to designs. I enjoyed listening to the birds singing and the sun shining, while picking up wildflowers, taking nature walks in the forest and walking through fields. Additionally, because of poverty during those days, our country adopted the culture of doing various things like making pottery, hand weaving rugs and blankets, and knitting clothes. This is how I started making things and gaining creativity.
At 10 years of age, we moved to the United States. Although I majored in Interior Design, I’m passionate about creativity and owning my own business where I can share my creations with the world. This allows me to express my connection with nature with like-minded people. In 2011, I met with my husband Nikola. On discovering that we had similar interests and love for nature, we started the journey of creating our Etsy shop together.