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Block Party Handmade Boutique

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I’m really excited to announce that I will be selling at Block Party Handmade Boutique!  It’s my first time showcasing my new line of items for children including skirts, dresses, headbands, toys and more!  Everything is re-purposed and vintage so you can feel great shopping from me because you’ll be ‘going green!’

Here is a preview of some of the items I’ll be selling.

McKenna pink floral headband 2

Anna blue flower headband 2

Block Party Handmade Boutique opens tomorrow but the big official Grand Opening event will be April 15. Hope you can all stop by!

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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.

Style.ly

Believe it or not, Facebook has been a treasure trove for me. I’ve discovered a variety of great new websites and businesses on there. I recently came across this new start-up in San Francisco called Style.ly. Started in 2011, Style.ly is an online shopping website specializing in clothes and accessories like shoes and bags.

The website is easy to navigate and includes a large selection of vintage items but you have to sift through a lot of bad stuff to find the good pieces.  Designer clothes are also available including brands like Urban Outfitters and Burberry. It’s not as well designed as Etsy, but Style.ly has only been around for a year and is still growing. You can search by Brand name, style, color, and category of item (i.e. skirt, pants, etc)

I’ve spent time browsing the vintage clothes and have come across quite a few that I like. Here are some of my favorites. (Click on the image to visit the online shop)

If you’re in the mood for Spring cleaning, list your stuff on Style.ly and make some money!

Vera Scarves

I love vintage scarves. They’re comfortable and versatile and a great way to spruce up any outfit! When shopping for vintage scarves, you’ve probably come across brightly colored scarves with geometric shapes and patterns with the name Vera or a ladybug in the corner. These are Vera Scarves, designed by artist Vera Neumann.

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New Items for Salvo

Here are some of my new dry erase boards available for sale at Salvo Collective downtown. Each board is unique, made with vintage material and re-purposed frames and comes with a brown dry erase marker.

 

 

 

Fox Masks

My friend Mary at the Female Art Collective recently started making fabulous animal masks! I love her red fox one (the one with feathers shown below) so I decided to pull some other great fox masks off of Etsy. Check them out!

New Aprons at Nitty Gritty

Fly Away Fox aprons can now be purchased at the Nitty Gritty! Each one is one-of-a-kind and made with vintage and repurposed material. Stop in and get one today!

The Nitty Gritty is a fabulous vintage store carrying clothes, costumes and accessories! They’re located at 996 Barrett Avenue in the Highlands. They’re open Sunday 11AM-5PM and Monday-Saturday 11AM-6PM.

Handmade Little Girl Aprons

I love aprons. I think they should be a part of everyday style.   I’ve recently started making aprons out of vintage and recycled fabrics for both adults and little girls. Today we’re showcasing some of the little girl aprons I’ve been creating. No two are exactly alike!  They come in a variety of sizes and colors fitting 2 year olds all the way up to 10-12 year olds! Below are some aprons in progress and a few of my finished items. Each one comes with a removable broach made out of felt and recycled material!

 

(obviously these photos would be better if some little girls were modeling them… 🙂 but I don’t have any little girls so these photos will have to do.) I will be selling at the Mama’s Hip Christmas Fair on December 4 and then at Nelligan Hall on December 17.

 

Salvo

Fly Away Fox items can now be purchased at Salvo. Handmade one-of-a-kind aprons, cake stands and handmade dry erase boards are now for sale in the store.

Salvo is a hand to home collective, engaging the fine craftsman and urban consumer in telling the important stories of our community through handmade, functional art. They believe in the value of repurposing materials of cultural significance; and facilitate a direct investment in artists, the preservation of local craft traditions, and the power of the object to cultivate community. Salvo is located on Shelby Street near Market Street in the East Market gallery district of Louisville, Kentucky.

DIY – baby burp towels

One of my best friends from high school recently had a baby shower. I wanted to make her some unique handmade items to match her baby bedding so I worked on some baby burp towels. These are extremely easy to make. Just follow the steps below.

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