eliza B green: I’m a green designer, working with eco fabrics and existing clothes, repurposing to create something new. All my items are original, one-of-a-kind or limited edition, built from scratch.
Keep an eye on this one. Her shop is small right now, but I have a feeling she could turn it into something really good…
White Carnation: I know making clothes out of old clothes and recycled fabric might not save the world- But having a resourceful attitude is one step in the right direction, right?
I love using reclaimed or recycled fabric, and natural/organic blends. Functionality, efficiency, and beauty are awesome.
Catch these wonderful creations at Bob n Stitch.
Bio: When I was about five I would watch my mother make my Barbie Doll clothes from the scraps from her own dresses. Later I watched her make these long and beautiful gowns. Then she taught me to sew. Sewing was wonderful and frustrating at the same time. After many years of sewing the perfect way I now have given myself the freedom to draw outside the lines. With that new found freedom a new love has appeared and new and edgy work has been created.
Scouring etsy for locally made goods has enlightened me to all of the artists in my backyard. It is great fun, I suggest you try it. If you do you may be lucky enough to come across something as lovely as Awcombe’s Belts and Accessories. This is such a refreshing find, a new twist on a common item.
There is something so fun and lively about these belts. They are bold without the usual bling of commercial buckles. Though they are bold, they aren’t over-done. These buckles are just right.
The artist has a great sense of color and composition. She carefully selects the bright, cheerful parts of the pattern to create a design for her masterpieces. As she would say, “Finding ways to bring fabrics to life can make an otherwise hum-drum pair of jeans or a t-shirt have zing.” I want me some zing!
The belts and buckles come together to form a happy union. The bold patterns seem reminiscent of the sixties, especially those with flower patterns. The leather belts appear weathered giving the whole design a vintage look. But, this is better than vintage, it is handmade.
How would you choose to wear one of these creations? With jeans? Maybe a peasant dress paired with some cowboy boots? Or would you prefer to spice up a boring suit? A yes to any of these would be the correct answer, don’t you think?
There never seems to be too much or too little color. The artist always seems to choose the right amount of contrast and pattern. You can see her “love (of) fabric and all the exciting colors and designs that are available.” When an artist follows their love and passion it shows. The outcome is always beautiful. As a result, we usually covet their work and find reasons to buy it. So, please visit her shop and spread the love.
Rose and Glitter Party Dress by Cowgirl Heaven: Go to the party in class, fun, and with a style of your own. This five layer dress is very cute and you’ll be sure to turn heads in it. The Waist is a black elastic band which can fit several sizes. This easy pull dress design is hassle free with no zippers, buttons or ties. Makes party going easy and memorable.