In the Beginning
Hotflash Designs began one summer day in 2010 when friends Christina Christina Chandler and Deborah Young were on a getaway to Southern Utah. We were discussing our love of buttons and vintage fabrics and began talking about starting a business. "What should we call it", I said. Christina was fanning her face and stated"I'm going outside for s minute: I'm having a hot flash!" She came back inside and I said, "that's it! We'll call our business Hotflash Designs! And we jumped on the computer that evening and reserved the name.
We began by putting together button bracelet kits and probably sorted through more than 10,000 buttons before deciding we couldn't do that any more. Wanting to spend time doing other things, Christina left the business and Deborah is now the sole partner.
I love treasure hunting for vintage buttons, lace, trim, embroidered and crocheted linens, floral tablecloths, vintage fabric, sewing notions and patterns.
A New Direction
Since I was now on my own, Hotflash Designs was ready for a re-engineered focus. I have been sewing most of my life and always enjoyed vintage fabrics and linens, a reminder of the wonderful quilts my grandmother made. I now do some quilting, and sew handbags and tote bags, (LOTS of them) stuffed animals, and other projects, to use vintage linens in them. I treasure hunt for vintage buttons, lace, trim, embroidered and crocheted linens, floral tablecloths, vintage fabric, sewing notions and patterns.
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