Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Maria at Delinda Boutique on Etsy has grasiously allowed me to review her wonderful pillow covers and beautiful shoppe! She has sent me a beautiful 16 inch pink and purple pillow cover. My first impression of the pillow cover was WOW! That is beautiful! It looks luxurious and a satin feel to it! I jumped to find a pillow that would fit. I used my husbands dragon pillow and it fits perfectly! It was easy to put the cover on. And it looks amazing! The stitching is beautiful and adds more detail to this lovely design.
This cozy shop is the place to find a variety of handcrafted originals at affordable prices - acrylic and oil paintings and one of a kind or limited edition handmade cushion covers and throw pillow cases.
ABOUT THE ART
Each painting is shipped to you straight out of my studio and comes signed by me and with a certificate of authenticity.
I enjoy bringing you unique and creative artworks at the best prices! And I'm offering some of my paintings as reproductions printed on high quality embossed canvas-like paper hand signed by me. So - custom orders are welcome!
My paintings are mostly sold in galleries and on expositions. Many of them are part of private collections all over the world. In consequence of increasing popularity, each original is a very good investment with increasing value. For more details visit my home page http://www.artabus.com/korkinova
ABOUT THE PILLOWS
Each item is made in my smoke and pet free home studio in Bulgaria with special care, attention to detail, and a passion for handcrafted loveliness. All the fabrics used are pre-washed and ironed by me in order to prevent shrinkage.
I collected nearly all of my fabrics and laces on visits in Europe. That's why there are limited quantities of each item. Other fabrics I even painted and dyed by myself so you never have to worry about someone having the same one, it can be as unique as you are. I also use some vintage and recycled fabrics - when I need a certain color for achieving a perfect combination. So my prices depend on the fabric and the design.
Here are a few sample pictures from her lovely shop
Arn't they just lovely!
oh and look at these beautiful pieces of art!
Here is some information she shared with me...
I have an arts degree, majoring in fine art. I am mainly a painter and interior designer, but I love sewing and designing soft furnishings. I use quality materials and designer fabrics from Spain, Belgium and Italy. Some of the fabrics are even hand painted by me. No two pieces are ever exactly the same because I love individuality.
I’ve been sewing as long as I can remember. As a child – dresses for my dolls, later – clothes for me on my mom’s sewing machine. I bought my first sewing machine when I was in the university.
I started DELINDA CUSHION BOUTIQUE /http://www.etsy.com/shop/DelindaBoutique/ just over 5 months ago when I made a Roman shades for my bed room window and remembered how much I LOVED to sew, and discovered how many gorgeous fabrics are out there now! I also had a nice collection of fabrics and laces in my home from my visits in Europe. I love cushions and throw pillows so it was a logical next step. I had already known about Etsy, checked out the pillow section there and it was HUGE! I knew that ETSY is a nice platform for an online crafty business and I started.
My philosophy – I’m offering one of a kind or limited edition handcrafted originals at affordable prices. I can’t agree that a pillow could cost hundreds of dollars just because of the label. And I rarely make an ordinary pillow. I think everyone could find a nice fabric and sew 4 or 6 seams. I think my customers deserve more. I treat every pillow as a painting – a nice combination of colors and materials, made with love for pleasure and fun. That’s why everyone has it’s beautiful name – my creations are like my children.
My inspiration – all kinds and forms of art and fashion now and before. For an example - my Michelle design is inspired by Belle Epoque Paris. I made it after watching the Stephen Frears's movie "Chéri" with Michelle Pfeiffer and I gave her name to the model.
Lately I added some of my small paintings. here is my artist's web page http://www.artabus.com/korkinova/
I love all the detail she puts into each and every piece in her shoppe.
I deffinetly look forward to visiting her shop when I redecorate my home!
Thank you Maria!! I love the pillow cover!!