Ever wondered what to do with that stained dress you love the material of, but can no longer wear? Or wondered what to do with all your old gig/event/college T-Shirts? Or those precious baby clothes you can’t bear to part with?
Well wonder no more…………
Here at Ruby Lou’s Recreations, we design and handmake one off products such as cushions, quilts, Kids pretend play chair covers, removable book covers, bags and bunting (range is always expanding), using pre-loved clothing and fabric. Unique gifts are hard to come by, but here at Ruby Lou's Recreations, personalised is our specialty. Memory cushions and quilts are a great way of bringing special memories back to life. Both pre-designed products and bespoke made to order products are available.
As well as textile products, we also up-cycle and recycle pe-loved furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, decoupage and fabric. Our passion is revamping old tired furniture that have had their day, transforming them into loveable stylish pieces that can inhance your home decor.
Vintage or Antique French furniture is our forte with many pieces being sourced in and around France.
Pieces can be bespooke and created to order in terms of colour ways and style, but we also sell finished pieces that we have lovingly embelished with our own style.
My name is Claire Morse and I am the owner, designer and creator here at Ruby Lou's Recreations.
The concept for Ruby Lou's Recreations was born out of the fact that I couldn't return to work after having my second child. I have also always wanted to do something more meaningful and something that would have more of an impact on the planet/World. With my educational background in Art & Design and a career history in retail buying I decided that I could put my attributes together and create a business.
Without any capital to launch a business I looked at what I had available to me and the bags and bags of clothing I had seemed to be a good basis to build from. I had received a sewing machine from my Mother for Christmas in 2012, but with a new baby it sadly stayed in its box for a good 8 months. It was the following Autumn that I decided to finally blow the cobwebs off and make cushions as Christmas presents for family members. This was the trial for my up-cycled pre-loved clothing and fabric concept. The gifts were a great success, which gave me the final bit of confidence I needed and in October 2014, Ruby Lou's Recreations was launched.
My intention was always to extend the brand of Ruby Lou's Recreations into other areas such as furniture, to create a complete lifestyle offering. I have also always had a love of pretty furniture, especially in wood. My parents live in France and I have been lucky to visit for long periods of time. During this time I have loved scouting round Brocantes and local car boot sales. This is were my passion for pretty French furniture started.
In todays climate we are more and more recycle/up-cycle consious, from both a monetary and an Eco point of view. People are also increasingly looking for uniqueness, so I was confident Ruby Lou's Recreations was a good proposition. I have had many great comments since launching and I hope you like what you see and are inspired too.
So dig out those old clothes from the back of the cupboard and get in contact......we can help bring your memories back to life, or simply create something as unique and individual as you are!