cbcreativeoutlet

Colleen's Creative Outlet

Bernhards Bay, New York · 74 Sales

cbcreativeoutlet

Colleen's Creative Outlet

Bernhards Bay, New York 74 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to Colleen's Creative Outlet.!
Everything in my shop is made by me with no outside help. I want to make my own wearable art for my customers I believe that recycling clothing is good for mother earth and a good way to use my creativity. I make all sizes but enjoy doing plus sized for myself and my big and beautiful friends!

I enjoy selling at Art and Craft shows as I love my customers and the feed back I get from them. I listen to suggestions and do what I can to make things happen for them.
I love to recycle because #1 it's good for Mother Earth and #2 it spurs my creativity! ! What is created is a one of a kind items that nobody else has. So dare to be different!

Most garments and materials were purchased at local charitable organizations, which help provide services to people and animals in the community. I get great stuff to work with while helping local organizations that help others.

Caring for your sweater. This garment is serged and sewn securely,I have pre-washed and dried everything before construction (with a exception of a few wool pieces) so it's okay to wash it. Just be gentle with it: Cold wash - hand or delicate setting, air fluff or cooler dry please!

MEMORY SWEATERS and custom orders
I would love to make something for you. Send me your idea and I will do my best! One Item I would love to make for you is a memory sweater . If you have lost a loved one and have their sweaters and or other clothing I can turn them into your own personal sweater just for you to remember them by. I think it's a sweet idea and if you want to feel close to a loved one who has passed why not repurpose some sweaters. You would just need to send me at least 6 sweater, maybe a couple more if they are small, and I will make something to fit you. You order what you want, hood, pockets, scarf, handwarmers! Just let me know ! I ask you to select a bodice sweater and the rest is done with my artistic talents!

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Colleen's Creative Outlet
May Peace, Love & the Creativity energy be with you!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

Welcome to Colleen's Creative Outlet.!
Everything in my shop is made by me with no outside help. I want to make my own wearable art for my customers I believe that recycling clothing is good for mother earth and a good way to use my creativity. I make all sizes but enjoy doing plus sized for myself and my big and beautiful friends!

I enjoy selling at Art and Craft shows as I love my customers and the feed back I get from them. I listen to suggestions and do what I can to make things happen for them.
I love to recycle because #1 it's good for Mother Earth and #2 it spurs my creativity! ! What is created is a one of a kind items that nobody else has. So dare to be different!

Most garments and materials were purchased at local charitable organizations, which help provide services to people and animals in the community. I get great stuff to work with while helping local organizations that help others.

Caring for your sweater. This garment is serged and sewn securely,I have pre-washed and dried everything before construction (with a exception of a few wool pieces) so it's okay to wash it. Just be gentle with it: Cold wash - hand or delicate setting, air fluff or cooler dry please!

MEMORY SWEATERS and custom orders
I would love to make something for you. Send me your idea and I will do my best! One Item I would love to make for you is a memory sweater . If you have lost a loved one and have their sweaters and or other clothing I can turn them into your own personal sweater just for you to remember them by. I think it's a sweet idea and if you want to feel close to a loved one who has passed why not repurpose some sweaters. You would just need to send me at least 6 sweater, maybe a couple more if they are small, and I will make something to fit you. You order what you want, hood, pockets, scarf, handwarmers! Just let me know ! I ask you to select a bodice sweater and the rest is done with my artistic talents!

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Colleen's Creative Outlet
May Peace, Love & the Creativity energy be with you!

Colleen Brown

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Colleen Brown

Reviews

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Jen Dunn

Jen Dunn on Mar 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

To say I love my dress is an understatement! I have received rave reviews and nothing but a wonderful feel good feeling when wearing it. Fast service, great quality and superbly made ❤️❤️

Hannah Sigler

Hannah Sigler on Jan 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

It fits very well! Thank you so much, you are very talented :)

oldpunkchick

oldpunkchick on Jul 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This dress is SO much fun! Love it. Nicely made.

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About

Do what you love because life is too dam short!

Being #5 or 8 kids was not always easy but it help develop my creative side. I realize I should not take this gift for granted. So after 20 years working in the mental health field it was time to move forward and do what makes me happy.

I like to try new things and developing new skills and having fun doing so. The past few years I have been reconstructing clothing and having make was very cool pieces. I like selling on etsy but enjoy meeting my customer face to face at shows across New York state and a little beyond. My customers love to try on and feel the clothes I make and enjoy the fact that they are all one of a kind.

I also like the idea of repurposing clothing rather than having them end up in the land fills, I can breathe new life into something. I love the look on peoples faces when they are first seeing my creations...a look of oh this is very cool, what is this? I also truthfully like the faces of the ladies who would never in a million years wear my clothes....they have the I smell something bad look on their faces... snobby nose in the air faces...yes I am amused by this ! The little voices in my head say yeah go back to Walmart & Target and get your $5 shirt lady!
These mall shoppin' woman are few and far between but they are out there, can't please everyone and I'm not about to try!

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  • Colleen

    Owner, Maker

    Child of the 70's I have tried Weaving jute wall, bead making, silk screening, batik, clothing reconstruction, macrame', ponchos, decoupage, paper mache, wood burning, labyrinth making, polymer clay! Now it's all about the sweaters!!!!!

  • Colleen Brown

    Owner, Designer

    Life is too short to wear K-mart clothes so I reconstruct fun and ECO friendly clothing. I like the idea that new life is being sewn into each piece I create. I need my Creative Outlet to be happy and to be complete!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2012
Everyones needs a Creative Outlet so this is mine. I have a nack for repurposing materials. I believe in reusing materials, recycle whenever you can, only makes good common sense. Man y of my pieces are made with found items, therefore not new mean there maybe flaws and inperfections in some things but I believe that adds to the nature of the item. Makes them one of a kind!

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Payment
Payments are made throught Paypal. all items are to be paid in full at time of purchase.

Special orders are to have 50% down at the time of placing order. and 50% on completion. Pictures will be sent to buyer for final approval.
Shipping
Packages are sent via United State post, unless other wise requested. Every measure will be made to get your items to you in the best condition. Contact Creative Outlet as soon as possible for any damages that may have occured in shipping. Item will be insured at buyers coat.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items that arrive broken need to be returned before a full refund will be given.