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Buttons, Bows and Britches

Fly Away Fox items can now be found at Buttons, Bows and Britches in Louisville! This lovely children’s consignment store is located at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and Cannons Lane in the Crescent Hill Neighborhood.

I will be selling beautiful handmade items for little girls. I have a variety of headbands and hair clips on display and my signature aprons as well.  The little red apron has pockets in the front with a cherry patterned fabric. The other apron is one of my favorites. The fabric features two little children hugging. They look like Japanese anime characters dressed in vintage clothes.  Fly Away Fox aprons are all one-of-a-kind and made with vintage and re-purposed material and each one comes with a removable brooch.

All of my headbands are made with vintage and re-purposed material and my hair clips are all made with eco-felt. I have felt flower clips, felt peacock feather clips and a variety of headbands in all colors.

Buttons, Bows, and Britches is located at 111 Cannons Lane.  They are open Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM.

Fair Trade Gift Registries

Spring is huge for weddings and babies!  When you’re planning where to register, you should think of Just Creations. A Fair Trade and non-profit store, Just Creations offers a variety of items for everything including weddings, babies, anniversaries, birthdays, and of course Mother’s Day! Just Creations is kicking off their gift registries with an event this Saturday (May 12) from 10AM-6PM. There will be refreshments and a variety of gift baskets available to help give you ideas for your own registry or to help you find that special gift for someone special.

By shopping or helping other shop at Just Creations, you’re giving back in three big ways.

  • you’re buying local and supporting a Louisville business
  • you’re shopping ‘green’ because most of the products are made with recycled or re-purposed materials
  • you’re supporting artisans all across the globe and helping them earn a fair wage for their work

Check out some of these great wedding items including gifts for your bridesmaids, cute hair accessories for your flower girl and  gorgeous blown glass goblets for toasting!

Here are some great Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Make sure you stop by Just Creations this weekend to see how you can incorporate Fair Trade into your big event.

Just Creations is located in the heart of Crescent Hill at 2722 Frankfort Avenue.

 

Pass the Baton

Pass the Baton has been deemed “the most random recycling shop in Tokyo.”

PASS THE BATON is a personal culture marketplace. By means of a bricks-and-mortar flagship in the center of Tokyo and an online web shop, we offer buyers and sellers a forum for exchange. Items for sale are presented not only through images, but also by a brief profile of the seller and a short anecdote about the item. As a member of PASS THE BATON, people of all backgrounds, from all over the world, can sell as simply as one would at a flea market?but with the added dimension of optioning proceeds to charity. (taken from pass-the-baton.com)

I went through the shop and found a few fabulous (even vintage!) items to share with you.

 

Derby Headbands

Fly Away Fox now has Derby headbands available for sale at Salvo, in downtown Louisville on East Market St.  I wanted to show my interpretation of the big and bold on Derby by creating headbands with large flowers and birds’ nests. I used vintage and recycled material in natural colors like brown, orange, red, yellow and green.

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Vintage Journals

Fly Away Fox journals can now be purchased at Hey Tiger! Hey Tiger is located on Bardstown Road and is a boutique selling handmade and vintage items.

Fly Away Fox makes one-of-a-kind handmade journals from old books in need of repair. We give them a second chance and re-purpose them as journals and sketchbooks. Each journal features around 100 pages of recycled paper as well as select pages form the original book. I choose each book carefully and try to use books that in poor condition where the binding is falling off but also books with interesting content.

Here is sampling of some of the type of books you’ll find in the store.

Holiday Gift Guide – Women

Buy local for your best friends, mom or sister! These gifts are a great way to buy fabulous presents while supporting local artists and businesses.

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Getting Married?

I celebrated my first wedding anniversary this month! We used mostly vintage and handmade items in the wedding so I thought I’d share some photos to help give other brides inspiration.

Photos by Winters Photography: Handmade fabric bouquets, Handmade banner with colored lanterns, Handmade button as boutineer, maple bacon donuts from local bakery, blue wedding shoes with handmade garland made by friend, beverages, handmade hair clips for bridesmaids, handmade fabric garland, handmade cheesecake by friend, theatre where wedding ceremony was held, goup shot from reception, handmade hair clip and dress on flower girl

Daniel Chaffin Furniture Makers

Daniel Chaffin Furniture Makers is a Louisville based company that makes furniture using renewable wood and excellent craft skills. They make tables, chairs, cabinetry, armoires, etc.  I’ve seen their work in person and it is just beautiful! If you’re looking for eco-friendly furniture with high end style, this is the place to go!

Their storefront is located at 804 East Broadway downtown.    http://www.danielchaffin.com

The Thriftshopper

This website is a great resource for thrift stores all across the country! It lists over 20 stores for Louisville! Add that list with Southern Indiana and you have enough places to shop locally for months!

It’s also great if you’re on vacation and looking for a cool vintage place to shop.

Start shopping today!

Scarlet Hope – Bedroom Makeover

I’ve started a philanthropic design project decorating a bedroom in the Scarlet Hope house in Crescent Hill. Scarlet Hope is an organizing working with women in the sex industry. It’s a great program, and the only non-profit of its kind in Louisville.  They recently inherited a large mansion in Crescent Hill to serve as a home for women transitioning out of the sex industry.

 

My project is redecorating one of the bedrooms.  I’m responsible for taking down wallpaper, sanding the walls, painting, furniture, and decorating. Today I took down the old wall paper and spackled the walls to prep for sanding and painting next week. Here are some before shots of the room.

   

Follow Fly Away Fox’s journey as we transform this space into a welcoming bedroom. We’ll be restoring vintage furniture and creating handmade items – all fair trade, all local, and all fabulous.

Learn more about Scarlet Hope