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My newest creative phase has been to use recycled wine bottles to make chimes, glasses, bells….. and I’m still thinking! I was working part time for a catering service and saw so much waste at the end of the evening with all the wine bottles being thrown away that I began bringing them home. My husband (Dave) thought I’d lost it!!! But my creative juices were flowing!!! The chimes and glasse...Read more

My newest creative phase has been to use recycled wine bottles to make chimes, glasses, bells….. and I’m still thinking! I was working part time for a catering service and saw so much waste at the end of the evening with all the wine bottles being thrown away that I began bringing them home. My husband (Dave) thought I’d lost it!!! But my creative juices were flowing!!! The chimes and glasses started selling at craft shows and Dave suggested that I start painting designs on them to make them even more special and unique. Through trial and error (and many nicks and cuts) I’ve learned to cut the bottles, grind the sharp edges and then sand them by hand. I then paint them with enamel glass paint, heat set them, and then assemble them into chimes in the case of the bottle tops. We’ve had a lot of laughs coming up with some of the designs!

They make a beautiful clear tinkling sound, but remember, they are glass as most chimes are. Have no fear of leaving them out in the weather, but if a hurricanes comin’…… bring ‘em in!

If you have a special design or saying you’d like…just convo me and we can talk about it.

All of the garments you see are handmade by me with love, pride and attention to detail. I love natural fabrics, especially linen. I live in a tropical zone so cool comfortable clothing is a necessity, but you don't have to give up style. Simple, classic but with lots of attention to detail. I love to use unusual items for buttons and use lots of beading and trim. Most garments are fully lined (who needs a nylon slip in this heat?) I'm a stickler for 'finishing' a garment and my clients tell me they could just about wear my designs inside out. All items are custom made to your measurements, color and fabric preferences. If you choose linen I can dye fabric to most any color you desire. Your input is welcome. Allow 2-3 weeks turn around time.

I've been sewing for 30+ years. I made draperies and home decor items professionally for 7 years. Also made womens special occasion custom apparel. Now I want to focus on comfortable clothing and styles made from natural fabrics. Your ideas and input are more than welcome, it helps to insure you get want you want. I pre-wash all the fabric before sewing, this saves you the worry of 'shrinking'. If you buy from me, the deal isn't over til your happy. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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