isabellabluedesigns

isabella blue designs

Chicago, Illinois · 183 Sales

isabellabluedesigns

isabella blue designs

Chicago, Illinois 183 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   Welcome to Isabella Blue Designs! Designer of one of a kind Ragged T-Shirt Blankets.
I take your favorite, most memorable t-shirts and turn them into t-shirt quilts that preserve your memories forever.

My main ingredient? "Jeans with a past".

My love of old jeans was my inspiration to create unique, one of a kind pieces. T-shirt blankets are the focus of Isabella Blue, but in the process, I have wandered into other directions. Since I have 2 dogs, I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate "Jeans with a past" into dog beds and collars! The beds are soft yet sturdy, machine washable, and the collars are so unique, you will not find these anywhere! They are not made in a factory! I handmake everything you see! I'm passionate about what I do! I love everything I make.. Everything is different and unusual, and that's pretty much how I would describe myself! ....Isabella Blue Designs is me! It's a direct reflection of who I am. Old jeans are not perfect, but that's what gives them a certain charm. Comfortable, easy, relaxed. My items are meant to be used! Not put under glass or in a box. Use them, abuse them...wash them, dry them, as a matter of fact, the more you wash them, the better they get...just like a pair of old jeans.

For me, the creation of a blanket is a very personal journey that we take together. I’m passionate about my work and producing a piece of art that exceeds your expectations. You gather your favorite t-shirts and we will exchange ideas on the look you want for your blanket. I’ll send you photos as it’s being created so you can watch it unfold into your personal gift.

Twenty-four t-shirts makes a 60” x 90” blanket filled with all-natural cotton batting giving it a thick, warm, soft cover. Even the stitching is your choice. You can have either straight stitch or rag stitch and an option of a frayed hand-distressed edge. It's your blanket, and I work with you on the creative decisions. Like us, the character of these blankets improve with age! Laundering just makes them softer and more comfy. Each piece comes in it's own personal dust bag for you. These blankets are meant to be used! They are soft, yet sturdy, and you will have it for many years to come. I have had such amazing experiences working on projects for my clients and sharing their journeys as we watched their mementos transform into a life story on fabric. Please read the reviews and you will get a feel for the type of impact these blankets can have on you or someone special in your life. You have many choices here on Etsy, I hope you choose me to take this journey with you in creating your one-of-a-kind blanket.

Isabella Blue also makes puppy beds and adorable pet collars. Beds are made from jeans with a past that are faded and/or frayed. They come in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. You can machine-wash and dry them as often as you like! They just keep getting softer! I only use 100% cotton heavy-duty denim thread and durable brass or silver snaps for easy opening and closing. These are sturdy long lasting beds and each one is unique as no two are alike. I’m a dog lover myself and have created the perfect , comfortable, sturdy retreat for your pooch!

Classic American Blue jeans side by side with patriotic American Flags=a masterpiece. These hand-crafted pieces measure nearly 60” X90”. The stripes are made from hand-ragged red and white cotton bandana material and the back is classic blue jeans. The stars are each individually hand-sewn and meticulously placed respecting the tradition of the American Flag. The average weight is about 12 pounds! It's a great conversation piece to hang and display or honor a Veteran. And it's not only for display, once again…USE IT! It’s classic and timeless. It's made in America! How great is that?!!!!

With so many requests to give the same soft denim feeling to our precious babies, Isabella Blue Designs has given birth to Isabella Baby Blue-- Where adorable baby blankets come to life! Baby blankets safely crafted from distressed and frayed blue jeans that are so soft, your baby will love them. The one-of-a-kind styles will become a family heirloom that you’ll have for generations to come. The more you wash the blankets, the softer they get. Fraying and fading is part of the charm of Isabella Baby Blue's blankets. Check them out!

Isabella Blue Designs was built on passion. I hope you share that passion and help me to take the journey with you to create the perfect unique piece that you’ll love for years to come. Check out my reviews and give me your feedback. We grow together as artisans each and every day. Come on in...browse, look around, take your time, enjoy! If you spot something that excites you, or have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Love,

Renee xo:-)
Designer and Owner
Isabella Blue Designs

You can always be sure that your handmade piece from Isabella Blue is handcrafted and designed specifically for you. Variances in color, textures, or pattern exemplify the unique character of handcrafted art. Each and every piece is gently washed and weathered to produce the softness and faded appeal of broken-in vintage charm. They are individually distressed and exhibit varied degrees of fading so no two are exactly alike. Tumble drying achieves a tousled, casual appearance.
Want to find out more? Check out this shop's About page.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

Welcome to Isabella Blue Designs! Designer of one of a kind Ragged T-Shirt Blankets.
I take your favorite, most memorable t-shirts and turn them into t-shirt quilts that preserve your memories forever.

My main ingredient? "Jeans with a past".

My love of old jeans was my inspiration to create unique, one of a kind pieces. T-shirt blankets are the focus of Isabella Blue, but in the process, I have wandered into other directions. Since I have 2 dogs, I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate "Jeans with a past" into dog beds and collars! The beds are soft yet sturdy, machine washable, and the collars are so unique, you will not find these anywhere! They are not made in a factory! I handmake everything you see! I'm passionate about what I do! I love everything I make.. Everything is different and unusual, and that's pretty much how I would describe myself! ....Isabella Blue Designs is me! It's a direct reflection of who I am. Old jeans are not perfect, but that's what gives them a certain charm. Comfortable, easy, relaxed. My items are meant to be used! Not put under glass or in a box. Use them, abuse them...wash them, dry them, as a matter of fact, the more you wash them, the better they get...just like a pair of old jeans.

For me, the creation of a blanket is a very personal journey that we take together. I’m passionate about my work and producing a piece of art that exceeds your expectations. You gather your favorite t-shirts and we will exchange ideas on the look you want for your blanket. I’ll send you photos as it’s being created so you can watch it unfold into your personal gift.

Twenty-four t-shirts makes a 60” x 90” blanket filled with all-natural cotton batting giving it a thick, warm, soft cover. Even the stitching is your choice. You can have either straight stitch or rag stitch and an option of a frayed hand-distressed edge. It's your blanket, and I work with you on the creative decisions. Like us, the character of these blankets improve with age! Laundering just makes them softer and more comfy. Each piece comes in it's own personal dust bag for you. These blankets are meant to be used! They are soft, yet sturdy, and you will have it for many years to come. I have had such amazing experiences working on projects for my clients and sharing their journeys as we watched their mementos transform into a life story on fabric. Please read the reviews and you will get a feel for the type of impact these blankets can have on you or someone special in your life. You have many choices here on Etsy, I hope you choose me to take this journey with you in creating your one-of-a-kind blanket.

Isabella Blue also makes puppy beds and adorable pet collars. Beds are made from jeans with a past that are faded and/or frayed. They come in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. You can machine-wash and dry them as often as you like! They just keep getting softer! I only use 100% cotton heavy-duty denim thread and durable brass or silver snaps for easy opening and closing. These are sturdy long lasting beds and each one is unique as no two are alike. I’m a dog lover myself and have created the perfect , comfortable, sturdy retreat for your pooch!

Classic American Blue jeans side by side with patriotic American Flags=a masterpiece. These hand-crafted pieces measure nearly 60” X90”. The stripes are made from hand-ragged red and white cotton bandana material and the back is classic blue jeans. The stars are each individually hand-sewn and meticulously placed respecting the tradition of the American Flag. The average weight is about 12 pounds! It's a great conversation piece to hang and display or honor a Veteran. And it's not only for display, once again…USE IT! It’s classic and timeless. It's made in America! How great is that?!!!!

With so many requests to give the same soft denim feeling to our precious babies, Isabella Blue Designs has given birth to Isabella Baby Blue-- Where adorable baby blankets come to life! Baby blankets safely crafted from distressed and frayed blue jeans that are so soft, your baby will love them. The one-of-a-kind styles will become a family heirloom that you’ll have for generations to come. The more you wash the blankets, the softer they get. Fraying and fading is part of the charm of Isabella Baby Blue's blankets. Check them out!

Isabella Blue Designs was built on passion. I hope you share that passion and help me to take the journey with you to create the perfect unique piece that you’ll love for years to come. Check out my reviews and give me your feedback. We grow together as artisans each and every day. Come on in...browse, look around, take your time, enjoy! If you spot something that excites you, or have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Love,

Renee xo:-)
Designer and Owner
Isabella Blue Designs

You can always be sure that your handmade piece from Isabella Blue is handcrafted and designed specifically for you. Variances in color, textures, or pattern exemplify the unique character of handcrafted art. Each and every piece is gently washed and weathered to produce the softness and faded appeal of broken-in vintage charm. They are individually distressed and exhibit varied degrees of fading so no two are exactly alike. Tumble drying achieves a tousled, casual appearance.
Want to find out more? Check out this shop's About page.

Renee Pourhadi Forni

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Renee Pourhadi Forni

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(76)
dovnc

dovnc on Apr 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What awesome collars!! I am thrilled with these 2 beautifully made martingale collars for my dogs! I also have to add this vendor's customer service was the BEST I have encountered on Etsy or anywhere for that matter. Renee was fabulous to deal with. She obviously cares about her customers, two legged and four! These hand crafted collars arrived extremely quick! I highly recommend this shop and I certainly will shop here again in the future!!

Pamela

Pamela on Feb 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Such a cute leash and so different! Have received so many compliments on it when walking my dog! Seller is amazing... so helpful and great communication. She went totally beyond with my order! Thank you SO much!!!!

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About

T-Shirt Blankets with a story...

I just realized, that Isabella Blue one of the few shops on Etsy that makes Ragged T-Shirt Blankets!!! How cool is that???

Here is my story....

I am obsessed with blue jeans. Jeans with a past....a history. Jeans with stories we can only imagine. Every piece I make has some form of vintage, reclaimed, worn in blue jeans. So this is how it started...

My boyfriend is a hoarder of t-shirts and wouldn't let me throw any of them away. Nor his old blue jeans. I decided to make him a blanket out of them. (He just about died when he saw me take a scissors to his precious t-shirts!) It was quite the adventure! One night, on an old 1960's Singer, I started making "The Blanket". It took a while, considering I had never sewn before, between figuring out how to thread it, needles breaking, "what's a bobbin?", thread piling up in every slot of the machine. I cut the shirts, laid them out so it looked like an art piece, cut up his old jeans and away I went.

I LOVED every minute of it! I got lost in it! I spent hours in my basement creating memories for my friends and family and then decided I would like to do this for other people as well. The only problem? I get so connected with what I'm making, it's so personal for me, that it's hard to say goodbye to that blanket! It's amazing that an old pile of t-shirts can become a beautiful piece of art.

I love every piece I have ever made and I hope, and know, that you will too! (Oh, by the way, I can now sew better, and have a top of the line NEW sewing machine! Thanks to my boyfriend who believes in my dreams!) I am lucky enough to have found my passion. I'm a natural at it. Nothing phases me. A mistake, no big deal. Take it apart, start over. "Brick by brick, my friend, brick by brick." is a line taken from Seabiscuit. (My favorite movie).I repeat it to myself often because as they say, Rome was not built in a day.

With every piece I have made, I have become a better sewer, a better creator, a chance taker, a dream maker. My pieces are me. They are not perfect, but that's what gives them character and charm. You don't have to keep them under glass, in a dust bag, away from people, afraid to drop. Use them, touch them, enjoy them, get them dirty, get comfortable with them. They are for you to USE!

I have also been lucky enough to have fallen in love with every single one of my customers. We've gotten to know each other...sad stories, happy stories, funny stories. Reason being that I am in constant touch with them while their piece is being created. We've become friends. I've done blankets for people who have lost loved ones, babies first year clothing, graduating students going on to college, wedding gifts and more. I've learned a lot about my people and make every piece out of pure love for that one person. I'm sad when it's over. Like reading a good book, it's hard to put down after your finished. I've kept in touch with many of my customers and am sure I have many more friends to make. AND, I have just also realized I am the only shop on Etsy that makes Ragged T-Shirt Blankets!!! How cool it that?

I've also gotten into dog and kitty collars as well as dog beds. I am an animal lover!!! My dogs will literally sit at the top of the stairs, (my studio is in my basement) and wait for their new collars! They are different, colorful, fun, sturdy, many embellished with charms and leather.
Each collar is custom made especially for your dog to make sure it fits correctly. The beds are made from distressed blue jeans that can be washed over and over again! (I also have 6 birds, but I have yet to come up with anything I can make for them!) They all talk and believe me, there are some very interesting conversations! They are all rescues and I am so glad I could provide a safe and loving home for my large winged friends.

Come into my shop. Make yourself comfortable. Don't be afraid to touch, don't be afraid to ask questions. If there is anything at all that I can help you with, please feel free to ask.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me and Isabella Blue Designs. (There is much more, believe me!!!)

I am in love with Isabella Blue. I hope you fall in love with her, too!

Renee
xoxoxo

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    Owner, Designer

    Born and raised in Chicago, Renee is an artist who is creative and unique, making pieces that you won't find anywhere else!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 10, 2016
Welcome to Isabella Blue Designs! Everything has some form of old, worn in blue jeans. It has a unique comfortable charm about every piece. You can design your own, or I can design it for you. Please, take a look! I hope you find my shop unique and interesting. I design tshirt blankets, fun and unique dog beds, creative Martingale Dog collars, great BIG American Flags, and also adorable Baby Blankets! Please, don't hesitate to ask questions! I LOVE custom orders!!! I love what I do! My designs are very long lasting and are meant to be USED!!!!!

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Payment due at time of order.
Shipping
All of my items are made to order. I prefer to make my blankets one at a time, to ensure all of my attention is on your custom order....(And to make sure someone elses tshirts don't make it into YOUR blanket! lol) THAT....would be horrible!!! :-)

Every blanket is presented in it's own storage bag. I believe in packaging! It's the first impression and I want to make it a good one! I believe that I do!


It is approximately 4-6 weeks from the time I receive your shirts for the completion of a custom TShirt Blanket. It is always shipped UPS with tracking which takes 5-7 days. If you'd like it shipped faster, there will be an additional charge.

Dog beds take about 1-2 weeks for completion and Collars take about a week to prepare for shipping. These are shipped either UPS or USPS, and they always have tracking.

Isabella Blue Designs does not ship Internationally at this time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Since all blankets, dog beds and collars are custom made to order, Isabella Blue Designs is not able to accept returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
Isabella Blue Designs prides itself on uniqueness and quality. It would be hard for you to find any other piece that resembles the individual character that Isabella Blue represents.