I’m Rebecca, I’m the artist, seamstress, photographer, designer, model, admin, janitor, etc. behind retrofied. Retrofied grew out of a love for vintage fabrics – and a need to do something with an insanely large fabric stash.
All bags and patterns are original retrofied designs. Each design is something I have created to meet a need in my own life and love sharing with others.
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions of others who are farther along than you are. People in general are surprisingly nice!” says Jessica Jones, when asked what advice she would give to others starting their own business. Jessica is a graphic designer and her fabrics and designs are hot items. She designs and lives in Evanston Ill., and loves it because there are lots of big trees and a really big lake nearby. She and her engineer husband don’t have pets, but she jokes, “[We] just have a bunch of dust bunnies that keep multiplying. They don’t have names.”
Jessica loves thunderstorms, coffee, mystery novels, Ikea, and peeling off sunburn. (Ed. She can’t be the only, right?) Her home is filled with lots of books, inspiring graphic design samples, simple furniture, green plants and because she hates being cold, a fuzzy blanket. Visit her blog How About Orange… and her Etsy store, by the same name.
I just love this amazing toddler dress.
Aunt Bucky provides a unique collection of modern Baby Bedding | Apparel | Pillows. The Aunt Bucky line is ever evolving and truly unique. Our collections will always include the same style selections and design sensibility, but the individual fabric prints may vary. This process is therefore somewhat improvisational and produces near one-of-a-kind pieces.
At our house, December 2009 was a blur of working, crafting and traveling. Somehow, in all of the excitement and frenzy of the holidays, the 31 days of 2009’s final month felt more like 13 days. There just never seemed enough time! That must be why, almost a full week into the new year, we are just now getting around to replacing all of the calendars in the house. In past years, I have always grabbed a big, glossy shrink-wrapped calendar from the big-box bookstore, but this year I am looking for something different. Because we are going to have to live with it for the next 12 months, I want something unique, clever and, of course, eco-friendly.
It’s been a couple of years since I last posted about LarimeLoom, so I thought I’d give an update: still awesome!
I’m Maria Lucia Squillari, I’m 23, I live in italy, and I’ve always loved sewing and crafting, of any kind… basket making, crochet, knitting, beadworking, sewing, spinning…. My etsy shop has become my full time job, and everything involved is done by me with some help form my family… My mother, Melissa, takes the photos. Me and my sister Lidia alternate in doing the modelling of the pieces, and she also helps a lot with packaging when I am in a pinch. Everything here I make myself, usually without patterns, so one or few of a kind… The design evolves from the fabric it’s self, from my mood, the weather, the particular idea I am developing at that moment.