Category Archives: Get Creative!

More Than Mending Buttons & Split Seams, Sewing Mends Lives

“It’s sad that bad things have to happen in order for us to stop and look around.” ― Megan Duke That’s what happened to the world when the pandemic struck. It hurt. Not only in a physical way, but emotionally and mentally, too. Let Your Spirit Be Moved By What You Love In what seemed […]

This Old Oak Chair Has a Seating Capacity of 900 – More or Less

For many years, the chenille bedspread was ubiquitous in homes across America. Here’s a brief introductory history from the heyday of chenille to today.

Inside Our Studio: Behind the Design of The Rainbow Bridge Robes

Perhaps no other design captures our hearts as much as our “Rainbow Bridge” handcrafted chenille robes. Each robe is meant to honor the incredible, timeless bond between humans and our beloved pets. We thought we might share the original description as well as a bit of the story behind one of our most special creations […]

How to Sew a Chenille Pillow: 5 Easy Steps

Here’s a fun infographic we put together to help you create your own OOAK chenille pillow. Love the idea of a cozy chenille pillow for your special space, but don’t have the desire (or time!) to create one yourself? Browse our selection of handcrafted chenille pillows and shams, or contact us for a custom design.

Patchwork Medley Cozy Christmas Vintage Chenille Robes

Christmas is Officially “Chenille Robe Season” Christmas! It’s our favorite time of year. And if it’s yours, too, we thought we’d share in some holiday goodness – we’re working on some brand new, OOAK handmade chenille robes that we’re calling Cozy Christmas Patchwork. After all, we like to say Xmas is the official Chenille Robe […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: The Chenille Solution!

Every year you ask yourself the same question: What would make unique and memorable Christmas gifts? You want your gift giving to have that personal touch. Christmas gifts shouldn’t be destined for the re-gifting route, like the ugly Christmas sweater… And they needn’t be! Vintage chenille robes, bedspreads, bed jackets, pillows, quilts and throws offer […]

The Cottage Divine Listings Featured in Architectural Digest

We’re proud to share that two of our listings were featured in an April 2019 Architectural Digest piece called “In Praise of Old School Chenille Bedspreads.”  Discover the Appeal of Retro Chenille Bedspreads Architectural Digest author Megan Gustashaw writes, “To keep your space from looking like a sterile hotel room, you’re going to need to […]

Upcycle, Recycle – Open Up Your Creative Vortex With Chenille!

Incorporating vintage chenille for bath robes, quilts and baby blankets opens up a creative vortex! Unlike modern, ho-hum bedspreads that wear out quickly and have to be tossed away, vintage chenille is a quality fabric that offers up endless choices of color, textures and patterns for all your upcycling and repurposing ideas! After all, we […]

Fur and fluff, tails and tufts! Chenille Pet Beds, Dog Outfits & More Fun Ideas

Any pet owner will tell you: Dogs and cats are smart creatures. Cat can track down mice we don’t even see and dogs dig up their old bones they buried months before. And both cats and dogs have their own internal clocks telling them just when it’s supper time! And what many pet owners are […]

Christmas Chenille Fabric! 7 Super Fun Craft Ideas You’ll Love

If you’re looking to create Christmas crafts that are rich in color and texture, treat yourself (and everyone on your gift list) to the magic of vintage chenille! Here are 7 fun ways to infuse some old fashioned nostalgia using vintage chenille fabric in your next sewing or craft project. 1) Wow Your Loved Ones […]