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Announcement    One-of-a-kind handmade pillows, lavender sachets, accessories, and kitchen linens utilizing recycled vintage finds. Vintage materials for your crafting needs including fabrics, trims, linens, and patterns. And my own line of digital embroidery patterns based on vintage stamped-for-embroidery linens from my personal collection. Looking for vintage buttons? You'll find those in my companion Etsy shop, PrimroseButtons.

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Last updated on Jul 30, 2021

One-of-a-kind handmade pillows, lavender sachets, accessories, and kitchen linens utilizing recycled vintage finds. Vintage materials for your crafting needs including fabrics, trims, linens, and patterns. And my own line of digital embroidery patterns based on vintage stamped-for-embroidery linens from my personal collection. Looking for vintage buttons? You'll find those in my companion Etsy shop, PrimroseButtons.

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Janet McCaffrey

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About primrose

Sales 1,381
On Etsy since 2005

City girl to country girl

I grew up in New York City and moved to Pennsylvania when I was a teenager (I know, culture shock) but, wherever I lived, I was always crafting and making things. My Mom sewed most of our clothing, my grandmothers sewed and knitted and embroidered, my grandfather was an excellent amateur photographer. Creativity is in my blood. But, while pursuing college degrees in art and graphic design, and during a career as a graphic designer I didn’t have time for crafty pursuits. That all changed when I swapped full-time for freelance and started Primrose Design as a part-time business.

I began by creating one-of-a-kind pillows from vintage handkerchiefs, fabrics, and buttons, then gradually added other styles of pillows and a variety of sewn products including lavender sachets, small accessories (wallets, zippered bags, and key fobs), and kitchen items (embellished tea towels and pot holders).

Each of my creations is handcrafted whenever possible from recycled vintage materials—fabrics, embroidered linens, quilt scraps, buttons, crocheted trims, old tablecloths, aprons, and handkerchiefs—whatever I find in my travels. I feel strongly about recycling and giving new life to beautiful vintage materials and I love the idea of preserving craft traditions in a way that’s more contemporary and better suited to our modern lifestyles. We may not be able to use embroidered linens as they were originally intended but they make really cool pillows!

I love all things vintage but especially kitschy embroidery (dancing vegetables, anything with cats or birds), 1930s and 1940s fabrics (especially feed sacks and large-scale florals), flower-shaped plastic buttons, rick rack and funky trims. I can do sweet and pretty but I love crazy mixes of fabrics—like florals with polka dots or stripes.

My favorite weekend pastime is searching for vintage treasures to work with at flea markets, yard sales, and antique malls. I never know what I'll find!

Visit my website for more handcrafted items—www.primrosedesign.com, my Etsy shop for vintage buttons (PrimroseButtons), or my Etsy shop, co-owned with business partner Deb Brilla, for beads, watch parts, and jewelry supplies (ASmallCraftsAdvisory)

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  • Janet McCaffrey

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Freelance graphic designer and owner/maker at Primrose Design, a crafty business selling handcrafted one-of-a-kind sewn creations from recycled vintage materials and some of those vintage materials as supplies for your own vintage crafting.

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Last updated on May 24, 2018

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