Thursday, January 8, 2009

yayabun -- Featured ArtFire Artisan

I love vintage fabrics. I went through a long period when I collected all kinds of bits and pieces from every source from charity shops to flea markets. I still get a little quiver of pleasure from looking at vintage prints, so when I went shopping recently for lavender sachets on ArtFire, the ones pictured above really appealed to me.

They're made by yayabun of Flushing, Michigan, out of vintage tablecloths (she has other fabrics listed), come in a set of three, measure a generous 5 inches square and are filled with French lavender. It doesn't get much better than that, as far as I'm concerned :)

She says of herself:

My line of home decor and baby items was developed as a result of being unable to find that perfect something for that perfect somebody. I'm an avid collector of vintage textiles and have been sewing since I was very young. Putting the two together was a natural fit.

Here's a doorstop made of vintage fabric (again, yayabun offers different patterns).
All doorstops are 5" tall and hold approx. 2.5 pounds of rice or peas. Yayabun ships them empty and the buyer fills them him or herself from the bottom. Great idea!

And, best of all for me, if you ask her, she'll ship to Canada :)

Yayabun also has an Etsy store. Do check out her work!

yayabun ArtFire Studio

yayabun Etsy shop


  1. Thank you so much, Nina. You have a lovely blog.

  2. Yayabun has the most beautiful of beautiful baby supplies. Thanks for the feature on such a wonderful talent and person.

  3. MJ is a lovely lady and her stuff is gorgeous. It is also very, very well made (I am speaking as a customer!) - she really makes a quality product that is beautiful to boot!

  4. That's great to know, RARC. I've ordered some lavender sachets from her, and I can't wait to get them!