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My passions are vintage fabrics, handkerchiefs, and lace. I love to try to come up with ideas to upcycle them for a second life.

My husband and I like to go to auctions and estate sales and that is where I find a lot of my treasures. Most of these items have been loved by their previous owner and may not be in perfect shape. I try to work around flaws in the fabric or trim, but if I can't do this I will mention it in the description of the item.

I began making chemo hats in 2011. I thought they should be cute, not something that looked like you were doing surgery or yard work. Some are sewn and some are knit. At that point in time, I didn't know I would be needing to wear them myself. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2014 and just finished my chemotherapy in March of 2015. It became evident…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 8
  • Joined June 16, 2011

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Vintage hankies, linens and lace, yarn, recycled denim, all vintage items

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About

My passions are vintage fabrics, handkerchiefs, and lace. I love to try to come up with ideas to upcycle them for a second life.

My husband and I like to go to auctions and estate sales and that is where I find a lot of my treasures. Most of these items have been loved by their previous owner and may not be in perfect shape. I try to work around flaws in the fabric or trim, but if I can't do this I will mention it in the description of the item.

I began making chemo hats in 2011. I thought they should be cute, not something that looked like you were doing surgery or yard work. Some are sewn and some are knit. At that point in time, I didn't know I would be needing to wear them myself. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2014 and just finished my chemotherapy in March of 2015. It became evident how important the comfort and fit of these hats are to me when I didn't have hair. I go out of my way to make the insides seam free, lined with soft fabric, or comfortable when I can. Big thanks to my mom, who helps me knit some of the sleep caps. My mom helps me knit the chemo caps too. A portion of the proceeds of the sales of my chemo hats go to the American Cancer Society.

I am always knitting. It is an extremely rare time when I don't have something in my knitting box. I like to keep my hands busy in the evenings when things finally wind down.

The name of the shop came from the name of the farm. We have a small place in southern Indiana. When we moved here, there were a lot of briar bushes. So we came up with Greenbriar. Now I have less briar bushes, so I have time for Greenbriar Creations!

Visit my web page at:
http://greenbriarcreations.webs.com/

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