Announcement 10% of the selling price of my items goes to charity! Thank you for buying my products and supporting causes close to my heart!
10% of the selling price of my items goes to charity! Thank you for buying my products and supporting causes close to my heart!
gldwhite on Aug 9, 2016
Thank you for this great pattern and fast shipping!!
*palm to forehead* "Me and my Bright Ideas!"
The name came before the shop. I can easily get myself up against a brick wall (hence the *palm to forehead* visual) and that was so true when I started my graphic design business in the 1980s. I worked at home until business boomed enough for me to afford shop space, then just when it was time to grow some more, along came my first-borne daughter (a *palm of hand to forehead* moment). I moved everything home, the graphics demand shrank with the popularity of desktop publishing, and I became a seldom-employed stay-at-home mom. Looking for ways to keep my sanity, I started dabbling in sewing and fiber art, and particularly enjoyed repurposing thrift store finds and making dolls. After amassing a collection of both, I decided they needed to be in a boutique so others could enjoy them. Alas, shop space was expensive and out of the question. Craft fairs were an option, and I did a few of those, but those experiences left me poorer than when I began. Galleries are great for networking and publicity, but sales are few and far between. (*palm to head* again).
I knew there had to be a way to have a retail presence for my ever growing collection of items, and then….I discovered Etsy! I really enjoy posting my products and chatting with potential buyers and fellow artists. So, maybe this is just another of my Bright Ideas, but it sure is fun! My Etsy store allows me to show and sell my creations, without the overhead of a retail location, and lets me tap into a much larger market. I love it!
I love incorporating my passion for sewing with my love for textiles. Making "something out of nothing" always fascinates me! I seldom buy new fabrics, instead I choose to upcycle thrift store treasures and repurpose my own hand-dyed, complex cloth.
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Additional policies and FAQs
• My Art Dolls are made from hand dyed fabrics and embellishments, some that might be considered vintage, so it’s kind of a cool thing!
• My Art To Wear is made from upcycled and repurposed items, which means they are also one-of-a kind. They are made from used clothing, not brand new unless I luck out and find, in my thrift shop travels, something that’s never been worn. I carefully select my “orphans” one at a time: they have to be up to my standards before I adopt them! I wash the raw materials (even the new stuff) in perfume-free detergent, but it is difficult to totally remove the chemical fabric softeners that a lot of people use nowadays. I do my best to get them out, but I want to let you know this in case you have any allergies to perfumes that might be accidentally left in the fibers.