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ABOUT THE MAKER
I am the mother of an amazing little girl who has inspired my creativity like nothing else. I am a professional graphic designer by trade, however I had always dreamt of making handmade items and selling them one day. Once close friends and family started having children, I experimented with appliqué on apparel and things of the like as gifts for their new babies. I fell in love with the process and kept experimenting with different designs and stitching styles. Upon discovering the technique of reverse appliqué, I knew I was hooked. I love the layers of fabric, one peeking out from behind another, and the dimension this particular style gives each design. It is unique and emulates the appliqué used in quilting back in the day as well as Latin American folk art…

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  • Joined September 20, 2007

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organic, all natural fabrics, handmade papers, vintage fabrics, ink, linocuts

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About

Thank you so much for visiting New Flight.

ABOUT THE MAKER
I am the mother of an amazing little girl who has inspired my creativity like nothing else. I am a professional graphic designer by trade, however I had always dreamt of making handmade items and selling them one day. Once close friends and family started having children, I experimented with appliqué on apparel and things of the like as gifts for their new babies. I fell in love with the process and kept experimenting with different designs and stitching styles. Upon discovering the technique of reverse appliqué, I knew I was hooked. I love the layers of fabric, one peeking out from behind another, and the dimension this particular style gives each design. It is unique and emulates the appliqué used in quilting back in the day as well as Latin American folk art.

I started New Flight in October of 2007, after the passing of a very dear friend. I was quickly reminded that life can end at any moment and that it is important to seize every opportunity and make it yours, should you so desire. After I started selling my items for adults and children on Etsy, I eventually decided to make my children's like it's own entity. Thus, the Birdie line was born.

New Flight is inspired by life, the beauty in everyday things and all of the neat stuff there is to discover if you slow down enough to check it out.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT
I put upmost importance in making high quality, one-of-a-kind handmade apparel and accessories for men, women and children. With the environment and individual in mind, only natural fibers are used to create each hand-stitched item. Upcycled textiles are always components of each custom piece, and I use organic fabrics when possible as well. My journal covers are created out of 100% recycled fabrics. I choose only high quality garments created in a sweatshop-free environment (and in the USA as much as possible).

Many of my items are one-of-a-kind pieces. I am always working on new designs when time allows and my style is ever-evolving. New Flight and Birdie are proudly handmade in lovely Lawrence, Kansas.

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