Gettin' Back To My Roots!

May 3, 2011 05:33 by ehouston

Or, ruts, depending on what part of the country you are from.  What I mean to say is that I have been trying to really think about the content of my online shops lately and get back to what I had intended to do in the first place.  After taking stock, literally, I realized that some items were looking a little “thrown in to the mix”.  One thing that has always bothered me are shops that seem to be all over the place in the way of products.  And, the ones that stay focused seem so organized and clean.  I want my shops to be organized and clean too!

Step one: Stop Whining!

Step Two: Start to do more work with my vintage fabrics.  The main reason I got interested in the idea of opening a shop was to provide an offering of vintage or reproduction vintage fabric products for the home.  I wanted people to feel like they could decorate with their Heywood Wakefield blonde wood furniture and add bedding that matched the era.  Or, at least felt a little more congruent than the typical puffy comforter set found at the big box shops.  How many times have you seen shots of a restored Victorian or brownstone and the nursery is all Pooh-Beared out?  It’s like stepping into a time warp a la Twilight Zone.  Their home is beautifully restored with period pieces mixed in with some more modern finds, but then the nursery looks like Babies R Us exploded in their when the door was shut.  Or, the bathrooms feel like you walked into Bed, Bath and Beyond and said, “I’ll take one of everything”.

These were the thoughts that compelled me to get in the game in the first place.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love a good mix up of styles and fun things popping up in very unexpected places.  However, I just wanted to put some items out there that would allow folks to keep the consistency throughout their abode.  I started with these


(Baby Quilts in striped reproduction vintage fabrics.) 

and these

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(Baby Quilts in a checkerboard reproduction vintage fabric pattern.  Available in Pink and Green or Blue and Yellow.)

and have finally come full circle with some larger sized bedding options.


Full/Queen size vintage fabric embellished quilt in Japanese waves

I am so thrilled to finally be able to get this item listed.  I never imagined how hard it would be to sew a large piece like this while working around the whims of a toddler.  (I’m such an idiot, right?  All you veteran moms out there are just laughing your heads off right now, I know!).  With that said, I have several others in the works and will be listing them as time permits.  It’s a juggling act, but I am so glad to be getting back to what I had started.  To create something functional out of bits and pieces of discarded or no longer loved vintage fabrics is a real thrill.  I know, I’m just a textile junky I suppose.

Come on by the shop and check out the new vintage fabric items I have been listing recently.  You might just find something retro-cool to finish off your space.

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May 4. 2011 05:10


Welcome back to the 'fold' So glad you're back in the past so to speak. The spread looks wonderful as do the quilts! You go..follow the'll lead to your bliss;)


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