Robin Boutique-Boutique, Reloved Fabrics and robin.boutique is home to orginal artisan selections and creations. The site and boutique showcase wearable accessory items for women, teens and men. Heavier on the female than male side though...(sorry guys). The work is made up of hats, gloves, arm warmers, scarves, handbags, sweaters, tops, dresses, coats and an occasional surprise not in that list. Navigation is via the shop tab to collection pages for shopping and browsing. Special orders are welcome via inquiry from the contact below on this page.
I've been pricking myself and trying to stab anyone near me as I've needled away most of my life. Why hasn't anyone invented a tachometer for knitters? I'm certain I've knitted, crochet, embroidered around the world a couple of times. Probably the universe on a sewing machine! What is it with me and fiber? True love and crazy-can't-stop-the-madness I'm sure.With all this passion I'm busy. So busy that I have to find homes for all of these creations and ideas. That's why YOU are very important to me.
I work from my home in Virginia Beach, VA. somewhere near the water's edge...in a very green garden which is home to lots of my favorite trees, flowers and wildlife. Most of which I planted 20+ years ago. My normal studio day is shared with Zorro and Alegria (my Spanish Water Dogs). That time is divided between two studios in my home and where ever I happen to be sitting at the moment. If you needle at all you totally understand that.
My blog (The Nest) is about me primarily. I like to share my beginnings into this needle land often giving free patterns and lessons I have learned spanning the decades I've been doing this. Let me know if you like any of the stories please and please share too. - written by Robin 2017
2023 - an updated and shorter version:
Robin is owner of Robin Boutique-Boutique (Made By Handbag LLC.)
Affectionaltely nicknamed Bean by her husband Sean (died in 2021), was born with a fascination and love for textiles. Her Mum (a Brit) was a model with Hardy Ames in London during the 50's. She taught her to knit when she was 8 and she couldn't get enough of it and all types of needlework.
Robin owned and operated a couture yarn store in the 80's teaching and creating called Woolworks.
When that closed she developed 'Fiber Paintings' - a collaboration of fine art and needleworks. Those pieces sold via galleries to decorators and were exhibited in art shows.
From 2005 - 2019 she traveled and sold at fine art and craft shows along the east coast. She launched a website under the name of Reloved Fabrics which embraced the upcycled clothing world and sold on Etsy under that name.
She opened Robin Boutique-Boutique in 2021.
Robin lives with Birrani and Yappa-Cool: Petite AussieDoodles
Lesley is Robin's daughter.
Lesley adores baking and creating. She lives with her husband and 2 year old along with several ducks, 3 dogs and 2 cats.
She and her husband travel and attend Renaissance Festivals.
Tina is our newest member. She loves some good country. She is also into fashion of course.
Our ages span decades. It's nice as we have everyone in heart.