Saturday, December 10, 2011

shopping green & local

hi everyone!

i love etsy. i love shopping it and supporting all the small businesses. when i had seen elsie sport her star wars dress, i knew i had to own a dress from rustycuts. i am a proud owner of the zigzag dress which you can view here and just love it.
the owner of this shop, judith, is really awesome! i know she uses old sheets for most of her dresses and while thrifting one day i found this really awesome mountain range pillow set....it got me thinking...it would look so cute as a dress! i emailed judith and she was totally happy to make a dress for me.
i sent her a package with my pillowcase and she made me this amazing dress! what is more awesome then a custom dress and having a bit of a hand in designing it! i am a HUGE sucker for scoop backs, i love showing off my back and peeks of my tattoos. to add to this awesome mix she is a local sf designer <3 we tried to meet up so we could both save on postage but our schedules never worked so i never got to meet her :( i always keep an out for sheets when thrifting so i can send her more orders in the future. i love upcycling just as much as i love supporting small business :)
remember when shopping etsy you can always search for local designers in your home town! by shopping local you are supporting your community and if they upcycle, even better! a great way to stay green and fashionable!

xo,
cb

28 comments:

  1. you are just too cute for words however words are all I have so just deal with it.

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  2. Oh my word thats adorable!!! Love it

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  3. that is so awesome!!! i'm def keeping an eye for cool sheets now!

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  4. The dress turned out awesome! I just did a post about an organization that a fellow blogger introduced to me that is trying to help out crafts artist in the western North Carolina area. It's very important to buy local :) Plus you get something unique too.

    xo Amber P.

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  5. That's really cool and very clever!

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  6. Omygosh...you are just sooooo pretty! I love that dress, how neat is that! I love it!!! How talented to be able to make such cuteness!!! You have the best style ever. Hearts, janna lynn

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  7. Your dress is so cute!!! I love the way it turned out! I also love that Star Wars dress that Elsie is wearing....super cute! I'm a Star Wars geek for sure lol

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  8. that is amazing! i love your dress, and that star wars dress is pretty amazing too.

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  9. I want one of her dresses SO BAD, but I want to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight first. I love the E.T. one. Maybe I'll start looking for my own fabric to send her :D

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  10. okay, the pillowcase was pretty neat, but the dress is AMAZING! i definitely think that owning unique handmade items is so much better than made in china stuff that everyone else has!

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  11. That fabric couldn't be more perfect. I love it!

    -Sara-

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  12. I'm a pretty new follower of your blog and I just wanted to say I LOVE IT!! I also totally appreciate this post. I'm off to explore my local etsy artists now :)

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  13. Amazing dress! I would LOVE to do something like this.

    It's inspiring to meet others who are also trying to shop independt/local/green, re-use materials etc.

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  14. I love that dress!! It's so you. :) I think it's really great that you can support a indie designer and also get a dress that no one else has. That's rare. :)

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  15. fabulous! I've bought a lot of xmas presents from Etsy this year, i love it!

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  16. such an amazing dress! Maybe once I am gainfully employed, I will have her make me a little somethin' somethin'.

    -BekahDrey

    http://bekahdrey.blogspot.com

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  17. such fun finds! don't you just love elsie's style? she's just adorable.

    and I love swoop backs too! you look very cute in that dress!

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  18. that dress is awesome! i can't wait to see your tree!

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  19. who looks cute in a pillow case??? you, that's who. if i didn't love you so much i'd probably hate you. ;D

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  20. OMG. that's the epitome of...i don't even have words. By the way, where did you get those lovely boots! :D
    XO

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  21. amazing dresses! so beautiful!

    Come and enter my christmas giveaway!

    love
    amy
    x

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  22. Cannot believe this is made from a pillow case!! The fit of the dress is perfect on you too!

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  23. That dress is FAB-TASTIC on you! I love it!

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  24. I.LOVE.THIS. How fun that you got to collaborate on the dress. It turned out so cute, and the scoop back looks awesome on you.

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  25. holy cow! that dress is amazing! i've seen her on etsy before and thought that galaxy dress was cute, but yours is sooo much better!

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  26. ahh! that is so so so cute! what a great idea to have her make a dress for you! It is so perfect! I want one too! :) -Lo

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  27. Amazing! I love this dress! That is so neat she made a custom one for you! I've seen that Star Wars one before and always wanted to get a dress from there too!

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb