Hello from Diana Slater

My Laughing Birds was closed November 10 2020, due to an insurance issue.  I gift Amina and Emad with most of my fabric and they continued on with a few corporate customers which include:

Backyard Wild Birds and Nature Stores on Metral Drive in Nanaimo. They feature nature scenes

Pets West in the Broadmead Mall, in Victoria. They feature cats, dogs, fish and more

Oliver’s Pets on Departure Bay Road in Nanaimo will also be offering a new selection of pets, 

Bella Vintage Home and Garden on Wingrove Street Nanaimo. Also have an eclectic set of masks

Emad and Amina also are present on Facebook at Amina and Emad Custom Sewing and Designs. They have put the masks they have available into photo albums. 

As for My Laughing Birds I am exploring and new way to offer creations that come from my embroidery, quilting and sewing.  I love passing time with this endeavor sitting among my parrots.  I have a passion for parrots and have the Too Crazy Birdy Hotel.   That makes for full days.


What will be presented My Laughing Birds be in the future - I am not sure - I am still in transition, with covid isolation, trying to get income tax ready, and designing a few special gifts.  The spark of creative energy is lit.

I hope to reach out and share in the near future






More Mask Details

  • We make each mask individually in our homes in Nanaimo, British Columbia

  • All masks are 100% high quality cotton.

  • The third layer is 100% cotton sewn directly in the mask during construction.  The third layer is 100% cotton batiste.  It is much more pleasant than polypropoline and larger lasting, and easy to launder.

  • Our pattern has been adapted to have fitted cheeks, to steamed glasses.  The snug fit which is adjustable with an adjustable and anchored elastic

  • A nose wire may be necessary for some who want that extra protection, or more support on cold winter days.

  • We have five sizes we work with, cut especially for you.  

  • We use high quality polyster elastic, should it break we will replace it for free

  • We shop local first to support the Quilting Shops we love

  • We have access to designer fabrics through special orders

  • We do not invoice the order until it is ready to ship

  • We send you an invoice via email and you are welcome to pay by e-transfer or credit card

  • We appreciate your business as it supports two newcomers from Syria, two seniors, one teen, and my house full of parrots


For questions please email aminaandemadcustomsewing@gmail.com