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While searching through stacks of bundled sheet sets and vintage fabrics a familiar pattern catches my eye. It is this sudden spark of remembrance that I love to find upon the faces of my customers. The softly worn fabric in my hands breathes of summers enjoyed at my grandparents’ house. Long, warm days spent playing in tree forts, eating hot cinnamon rolls and finally nestling between the sheets in the guest bedroom. It is an interesting thing, memory, and what it can be found in. Even in something as simple as sheets. Each person that finds a particular fabric that takes them back to their special memory knows exactly what I mean.

Each time their faces light up I can't help but try to imagine the life these fabrics once had. While funky orange flowers and atomic star-bursts pretty much shout their past, there are much more subtler hints. Some fabrics are worn so thin and…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 25
  • Joined March 2, 2008

Favorite materials

Recycled Material, Fabric, Furniture, Clothes, Linens

About

While searching through stacks of bundled sheet sets and vintage fabrics a familiar pattern catches my eye. It is this sudden spark of remembrance that I love to find upon the faces of my customers. The softly worn fabric in my hands breathes of summers enjoyed at my grandparents’ house. Long, warm days spent playing in tree forts, eating hot cinnamon rolls and finally nestling between the sheets in the guest bedroom. It is an interesting thing, memory, and what it can be found in. Even in something as simple as sheets. Each person that finds a particular fabric that takes them back to their special memory knows exactly what I mean.

Each time their faces light up I can't help but try to imagine the life these fabrics once had. While funky orange flowers and atomic star-bursts pretty much shout their past, there are much more subtler hints. Some fabrics are worn so thin and soft that you know they must have had great use in their time. A little ironing can let out a great aroma, from a hint of lavender and aged perfume to a stronger scent of mothballs.

My name is Megan Eaves: I am a designer by trade, self taught seamstress, and a full time Mama of two. I slide. I swing. I bike ride. I teach. I cook. I clean. I wipe noses and change diapers. AND I sew like a crazy woman. I wanted to find a way for my designs to stand out as well as doing my part by recycling. So I decided to take on the challenge of designing and creating with only 2nd hand finds from thrift stores, garage sales, and yes, even the garbage. So goes the saying, "One mans trash is another mans treasure." I have discovered that pillowcases make great bags and cute little dresses. Linens can be chopped up and sewn back together as baby blankets, pillows, grocery bags, cloth napkins, and even clothes pin bags. The possibilities are practically limitless. I hope to inspire and encourage everyone to buy handmade and reuse when ever possible.

Most days you can find me at my studio working on my latest find but as the summer months roll in you can expect to see me at the local farmer’s market. There I get a chance to meet and visit with all the people who have come to recognize me and my handiwork, as well as giving me an opportunity to try and create the ideas they have through custom orders. Whether they find me at my website or under the sun, custom orders are just another great way of taking something old and unused and giving it a new purpose in a way I had not yet imagined. Together our efforts are helping to make the world a little greener.

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