Fivestitches

Looking “Lovely Rita” while cranking CA vibes…

  California vibes…. and looking “Lovely Rita” in this mini dress I deconstructed from an upcycled Beatles T- shirt.    The perfect blend of upcycled and vintage while referencing a rock n roll spirit and a bit of folk aesthetic.   This entire look makes me want to pack my...

Mermaids & Bird Inspirations

…growing up in south Florida and I just can’t believe that I have never been to Weeki Wachee Springs… If you have never been, it is such a fun one day adventure. Our summer road trip has doubled in size. We are now 3 moms with 15 kids. Get there...

SoFl Summer Style..🍓

…my style has evolved from living in south Florida all my life.  Our summer season is much longer then most states, and when it starts to heat up you want to dress to keep cool and be styling.     here’s the run down on this look.. The skirt was constructed...

Hot Ballon Birthday Wishes…

I’ve been super busy juggling projects and getting prepared for Off the Canvas LIVE! that takes place next week on May 8th.  It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, but my neighbors sweet boy is turning the “big 1” and asked if I would create something special for the big day…....

Vintage Baby Gift

When my friends at Paradox Design Studio asked me to create a baby gift for one of their clients expecting a baby boy, I jumped at the chance! The clients, the owners of Unearthed Vintage, are also special to me because we share a love of all things vintage. I...

Owl Hair Clip

Each hair clip I make is designed with a mix of new and old vintage fabrics. My kids were off from school today, so thats a good and a bad thing when it comes to getting work done and kids wanting to participate. My daughter, Goldie, helped out with some hand...

A Hodgepodge of Upcycled Clothes

Finding something special that’s been outgrown, handed down, thrifted, bought at a garage sale, or just taken from a dumpster makes me so happy! All of these pieces are made using upcycled or repurposed fabrics and items. I love how we can create art while doing our part to help...

Blankets with Personality

When I first had kids, I was inspired to create a unique blanket. After receiving many different blankets at my baby shower, I wanted something a bit more “hip.” Don’t get me wrong, sweet teddy bears and yellow duckies are okay for most people. When I looked down at my...

Sweet Baby Gift

One of the things I enjoy most is making baby clothes. And I love giving baby gifts! So I couldn’t miss an opportunity to create something for my neighbor across the street, who recently gave birth to a sweet baby boy named Eli. I prefer to focus on gender neutral...

Overalls: Like mother like daughter

When I was 7 years old, my mom made the most amazing pair of butterfly overalls for me! On the front was a beautiful butterfly, and on the back was my name in bubble letters. They were my favorite item of clothing. I wanted to include a photo of me...

Wide Leg Kids Pants by fivestiches

Ten years ago, when my son was 3, I had an idea to create a pair of pants that would be easy for him to maneuver by himself at school or when dressing himself at home. And so our wide leg pant was born! I used to also call them...

#TBT… vintage fivestitches

  Vintage fivestitches….. I think these pictures were taken 10 years ago… AND I’m still lov’in the rainbows…              Hand dyed fabric collaged T     w/rainbow & pot of gold vintage conductor hat  (model @aubreyrion)                handmade vintage...

2013….year of favorites! (too many to show :)

In 2013, i took my first selfie… i dont do very often, but these 2 are my favorites!   This is one of my favorite images from my smashed series of  photos…  It was taken after 4th of July!           “Goldie’s Bed”…. here are a couple shots...

air fern inspirations

Vintage japanese chalkware shelf sitter w/air fern collected from my  recent camping trip to Glades County Florida… Nautical piece of rod iron that was once the screen door insert in my 1937 deco house… Air Fern Baobab tree… Framed in vintage sandblasted pecky cypress wood          ...

Stroller Blanket Galore….

more sneak peeks of STITCHROCK goods… fivestitches stroller blankets for the babes!! fivestitches stroller blankets are a marriage of funky new and vintage old fabrics… super soft, super cool for smokin hot climates… babes and mamas love’m!                        

Count down to STITCHROCK….

Stitchrock…   is just a couple weeks away….   October 5th 12noon-6pm Old School Square -vintage  gymnasium  in  Delray Bch     Here is a sneak peek of a fivestitches skirt, it is a marriage of new & vintage fabrics… I will be offering it at  STITCHROCK  in sizes 2-4-6 (larger sizes are upon...

Upside down belt….

As a mom to a 3 year old, sometimes you just gotta let things go!  While Goldie was dressing for this impromtu photo shoot, she put her “HAPPY DAY’S” belt on herself and I did not realize until editing that she put it on upside down!   Goldie’s “sweet threads”...

Back to school….blah!

Back to school is so bittersweet.... Dog days of summer and the only excitement around my house is making back to school clothes. The pics below are my unisex "easy up" pant. My Mom & I drew the pattern on a paper bag 10 years ago, and I have been...

Inspiration

Today, there was a huge rainbow out my kitchen window, the cause of some super Inspiration…. Back in February I attended Art Wynwood in Miami, Fl. (my home town)… The button mobiles were created by Recycled Artist Augusto Esquivel.  They were so amazing!  Check out the link to more of his...