Thank you for your interest in Cottage by Design. My products are made by me, by hand, one at a time with attention to detail. Being a "cottage" business, I am able to give you exactly what you need. It's a new way of shopping... a customized experience that precisely provides what you are looking for. Get the right item, in the right fabric, with the right specifications. I take great pride in what I do. My goal is to meet or exceed your expectations. I welcome custom orders. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to us building a rapport...

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Double Ruffle Linen Pillow

The past couple of days have been amazing for me. My dream of sitting in my cottage sewing away, filling orders for people who live across the country has been coming true.

On Friday, I had the pleasure of meeting two ladies who needed a thank you gift. It was a for the hostess who had opened her home so that they could attend the LA Gift Show. The hostess (daughter of one of the ladies) had recently moved into the home and was newly decorating. Mom had a picture of the master bedroom so we were able to collaborate on style and color that would complement the room. They decided on a ruched linen pillow with ruffles that featured a monogram of husband and wife. I was able to hurry home and fill the order, custom monogram and all, within a few hours of meeting them.

The very next day, Saturday, I was sipping my coffee when I noticed an email alert from Etsy. I was asked to make a double ruffle linen pillow in off white linen. LOVE it! Off to my cottage to get started. Within two hours I was wrapping it up with a bow to be shipped to my customer.

I really LOVE what I do!

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Feeling Inspired : )

The weather here in Southern California has been absolutely gorgeous lately. It's been inspiring me to get back to sewing for fun, with no other purpose than to see what happens. The days are flying by. Before I know it, hours have passed and it's time to get the girls from school.

This linen is a beautiful light gray that I just started using...
This is "the cottage" where I work.
The perfectionist in me says before I should share, I should have a full photo shoot, product shots, copy written, etc. all uploaded to Etsy. Knowing me, too much time will pass before that would happen. So here are some pictures...

Let me know if you are interested in anything. As always, samples can be sent or come and see me in Fullerton.

All the best to you on this beautiful day!