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Back online! Spring is here!

After a mild almost snowless winter (yes, still referencing the weather), the biggest event was the birth of my granddaughter in early January.  She is beautiful and I babysitting two or more days a week. I stopped selling online but kept up my inventory in local shops.  Now, my official reopening of my online shop will kick off at the Mainline Art and Craft Show in Bryn Mawr, Pa.  This event will be my first ever tent sale and I am so excited.  I know that is a cliche, but I am super prepared and trying very hard not to raise my expectation.  In my next blog installment I'll post pictures.  Please be good weather 🌞

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Heady winds blowing the leaves around and the holidays closer.

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Heady winds blowing the leaves around and the holidays closer.

I always like to tuck away the wilting summer decor including my clothes.  It just feels good to start the cooler seasons with outdoors secured and the indoors refreshed.  I am making pillows with fall and winter crazy prints and trims to throw around drab corners now that sun doesn't brighten them for very long.  And, I'm having fun making holiday pillows that are more classic with vintage velvets and polished cottons.  Being sentimental, and hoping for peace on earth, I like holiday decor to be wholesome.  So take a look... Speaking of taking a look...I've been invited to showcase...

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Science and pillows

Science and pillows

I'm not sure why the weather is so important when I write these blog pages, but I love weather so I report on it. Today is an overcast fall day that makes me think of photosynthesis....yes, why the leaves turn colors.  And, the leaves turning the colors inspire me to pull out all the rescued fabric that honors the hues of autumn.  I've finished making the small batch of Halloween Holiday Pillows that my vintage rescued fabric allowed and I'm  on to golds and burgundy, pine green and rust, reds and browns and more.  Look for posts on my Instagram and...

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Holiday Pillows Become a Part of agalperinoriginal

Holiday Pillows Become a Part of agalperinoriginal

So, I finally understand something about retail sales that use to make me kind of sad...why do holiday decorations come out much earlier than the actual holiday?  Because crafters of the decorations have to start their production way in advance and its practically impossible not share the fun results immediately! Yes, I'm putting up Halloween pillows more than a month before Oct. 31 but I can not resist and I hope you understand.  My pillows are few, but they are all made from repurposed fabric (still conserving) and one of a kind.  Use them alone or in a group, anything...

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Back to Work...

Back to Work...

(photo taken at Beauty Decor and Art Gallery, Newtown Square Pa)  Hi Everyone... The hot summer made me very lazy.  I paced myself well, little trips here and there, all the while rescuing fabric.  Now it's getting dark earlier and I don't mind sewing in the early evening hours with the window open and soft breeze blowing the curtain.  The big summer news is that two local stores are now carrying my pillows.  They are quite different in their inventory making it so easy to make pillows for their customers.  One store owner has a small baby gift section so...

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