I love to design and in the last few years, I have gained a passion for taking old textiles and turning them into something new.
Up cycle - reuse discarded objects or materials in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.
In my quilting business, I have many small pieces of leftovers from quilts I make or backings I provide for my customers. I started using these scraps to make little make up bags and what-not bags for my friends and family. They used them, their friends saw them and, BOOM! Barbz.net was born. ❤️😍
I have expanded to using a lot of up cycled materials such as neckties, loved ones clothing, decorator samples or whatever people give me or I find.
I also make custom order T shirts in any quantity or even one of a kind for a birthday, Christmas, etc. I use the left over vinyl scraps on many of my bags and wallets. I am considering expanding into pillows, what do you think????
|Someone gave me four books of decorator fabrics. I can see many bags, wallets and possible pillows made from them.||When I do the binding on a quilt, I end up with a bunch of little triangles. I love triangles. Now, just what should I make incorporating the triangles??|