We started "Salvage Maria" 4 years ago. A wonderful friend made play pants out of her husband's t-shirts for her son. I loved the idea and then the cogs started turning in my head. What if you created other kinds of stylishly, well made, cool kids clothes besides pants? What if you up-cycled your vintage t-shirts you've been collecting for years, or what if you finally do something with that dress your grandma gave you or take that awful top that someone gave you as a souvenir and repurpose it into a cute outfit for your child.
I realized the potential and the endless possibilities!
I was working full time when I embarked on this as a side project, then I had a child, then my life got even crazier and busier! Finally my little guy started preschool, and I thought for sure I will be able to devote all my time into this, but then that didn't happen!
Then my brother passed away this year. It was unexpected and devastating, but I needed to keep busy for my own well being, so I started channeling all my energy into "Salvage Maria." My mom had packed up all of his stuff, but didn't want to give everything away to strangers. I asked her for an assortment of his t-shirts and other article of clothing. Then I started getting to work. We made t-shirts, shorts, pants, and pajamas for my son. My mother and I love seeing my son in his up-cycled precious garments. He won't grow up to know his Uncle Josh personally, but at least I'll have some sweet new memories and pictures of him in his clothes.
So now I'm continuing to pour my love into this adventure and I hope it shows! Let me help you make new memories of your own.