The Japanese term "mottainai" can be compared to the saying "waste not, want not." This value is the inspiration behind my carefully crafted items.
I search for vintage fabrics and garments that inspire me and then create items out of these textiles. Every piece of the garment or fabric is used for my creations. Nothing is wasted.
Since I work in this way I create one of a kind items that "show off" the best qualities of the fabrics I use. All items are unique and each one is created by me (and only me) in my home. Each item is made carefully, one by one, to last. I do not have an "assembly line". This may be an antiquated way of doing things but I want the buyer to know that the same thought and care went into EACH item I sell, from the very first to the very last.
I have been selling items via ETSY since 2011.
Here is a sampling of feedback from my ETSY site:
"Super fast shipping, beautiful item. Just what I had been searching for. It'll be perfect for my wedding. "
"Utterly unique and lovely! Thank you so much!"
"Beautiful fabric. I am very happy with my purchase."
"Just beautiful! Excellent customer service and arrived quickly."
"Shipped extraordinarily fast, looks even better than in the photo. Beautifully made."
My entire ETSY feedback information for "Twice Upon A Time Design" can be seen here: www.etsy.com/shop/TwiceUponATimeDesign?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#reviews
My entire ETSY feedback information for "Rochester Textile" can be seen here: www.etsy.com/shop/RochesterTextile?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#reviews
Where to find "Twice Upon a Time Design" products:
Finger Lakes Artisans
Victor, NY www.FingerLakesArtisans.com
All handmade products can be found in my ETSY shop: www.etsy.com/shop/TwiceUponATimeDesign
All textiles can be found on this site or my ETSY shop:www.etsy.com/shop/RochesterTextile
Please visit my "Events" page to see what shows I will be at next!
I am currently doing business as: "Twice Upon a Time Design" and "Rochester Textile and Kimono".