Sunday, November 17, 2013

Velvet (and corduroy) Goldmine

As you may have noticed in my shop, I love making one of a kind garments.  Part of that comes from keeping things interesting....churning out identical pieces of clothing seems like the most boring thing in the world to me.  Also, I love that my customers aren't likely to run into any one else wearing their Love To Love You skirt, so you are sure to look unique in a world full of identical shirts and jeans from Target.

One of my favorite activities is sourcing my fabrics.  I recently moved three blocks away from a Value Village and a ten minute walk to JoAnn's Fabrics.  However, my favorite place to score fabrics in Portland is Knitt'n Kitten where I always walk out with a heaping bag full of fabrics.  Never been?  It's fabric nirvana for vintage fabric junkies like me and also has tons of yarn for knitters, too.  And, it's cheap.

Ethel also hand dyes ric rac and ribbons

They also sell vintage buttons in all shapes and sizes, as well as glass buttons from Prague

Here are some garments I've made from my recent Knitt'n Kitten scores...

They also have an Etsy shop, too, if you would like to do some browsing from afar and they take photos of their recent acquisitions on their Facebook page.  Rome and Ethel are lovely ladies, so you should stop in any say hi and tell that that Loni sent you.  Just don't take all the good stuff!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Now selling at Mag-Big

There is a great little maker's shop on Hawthorne called Mag-Big that I've been drooling over for the last few years.  It's the shop I would want to have, if I had a brick and mortar store.  If you love handmade and have stepped foot in Portland you have probably found your way to Mag-Big, but if not, what are you waiting for?  I've been dreaming of seeing Love To Love You on their racks and the time has come.  I have something in every size at the moments, so if you like to try before you buy, here is your chance.

I'm also about to send a fresh shipment to Sassafras in Seattle which be on the racks within a week, if you happen to live further up the road.

Funny....I just realized that their logos are quite similar.  I must be drawn to the turquoise orbs....