The Fabric of Life


Fabrics intrigue me…The textures…colors…and uses are very interesting to me.  I am my Grandmother’s child. She also loved fabrics and collected a yard here and a yard there. She would travel with my Grandfather to different states and would purchase fabric in almost every state.

As a child I would go into her ‘sewing closet’, where she stored her fabrics and dream about how she chose each fabric. It didn’t take much prodding to get Grandma talking about her fabrics, they were chosen with great thought.

Grandma would seldom make anything from her fabrics, they were her prizes, stored away with great pride and much dreaming—and no, I wasn’t able to persuade her to part with any of them. They were probably distributed to her nieces when she packed to move in with Mom and Dad—that makes me sad to think I don’t have one piece of her cherished fabrics.


Like Grandma, I enjoy looking at vintage fabrics and I love creating new things from old. I am now using some vintage fabrics and buttons to create fabric flowers. You can pin them onto purses, sweaters or wear them in your hair. They can be sewn onto bags or clothing or curtains or anything!


Each fabric has its own personality just like you and I. They are unique and different, they can be used to make different kinds of flowers. The buttons are also vintage or ‘found’ items that I use along with the vintage fabrics. Hope you enjoy!



Flowers are in fashion in a big way now. Join me as I show you new flowers that I create. Join my discussion about what you like and look for these to show for sale on my etsy site. Blessings.   fish


About designgirl178

Several years ago God blessed me with a beautiful son who happens to have Down syndrome. It has been a magical, sometimes difficult journey, I wouldn't trade it for anything. My son is awesome! You will see some blogs about Brody, but mostly I am blogging about my life and all that we do. After working for years in an industry that was slowly going to the oversees market, I lost my job. My shop started out of necessity and I've been loving my work ever since! I use a lot of found objects or recycled products and buy mostly in the US. I am proud to say most of the money you use to purchase my products does not go outside of the US. I have been making jewelry and weaving for many years and now enjoy these activities on an everyday basis. My beaded bracelets use found and recycled elements as does my weaving and fabric flowers, headbands etc. Custom orders will be honored as much as possible, and ask only that items be paid within 3 days, otherwise it will be listed for public sale and no longer reserved. I appreciate my customers buying American made goods and helping to save the environment at the same time. Thank you all.

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