Crazy Quilts You Can Wear

{Oh man… Sara finds the best treasures! I think next time I need a gift for a girlfriend I’ll hit up this Etsy shop. (Link at end of post.)}

I’m not much of a seamstress, so I don’t have mounds of scrap fabric lying around after sewing projects. But, I can appreciate someone who takes fabric that can be so easily discarded, and creates something new and beautiful out of it!

Meet m•o•m, a brand created by the mother+daughter team of 42nd and Orange, a shop based out of Encinitas, CA. Inspired by the older female generations in their family, nothing is thrown away! Instead, their accessories are made solely from vintage and remnant fabric scraps. They also create breezy and fun children’s clothing to round out the m•o•m brand. Everything is hand made, with a self-described “hip, nerdy, laid back Southern California vibe”.

They even give you a wooden ruler when you make a purchase to encourage your own hand made projects!

My friend Shelly first introduced me to them when she brought be one of their belts made out of a hodge podge of fabrics.

The bright, mismatched patterns actually flow together nicely, and the belt is just so cheery, that it’s a great accessory to put on when I’ve maybe gotten up on the wrong side of the bed (which hardly ever happens! 😉

On my last trip to visit Shelly in San Diego, we took a trip up the PCH and made a stop at the 42nd and Orange shop in Encinitas. Their delightful little shop is maybe a two-minute walk from the beach – not bad working conditions!

While there, I picked up a dot headband (every time I wear it, I get tons of comments on it!), and I’m still kicking myself for not picking up a dot garland for a blank wall in my bedroom. Good thing there’s an 42nd and Orange Etsy shop!

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Sara is a graphic designer in Austin, TX. She's also a traveler, teacher, and sugar-addict. She laughs often, though not because of the sugar.

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  1. Alissa says:

    Oooo, I’m getting inspired to attack my fabric scraps!