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Giveaway: PoldaPop Designs!


If you've ever considered turning a hobby into a business, then this story is for you. Lisa Polderman (aka PoldaPop Designs) was given an old sewing machine in 2009. After leaving her intense job to become a stay-at-home mom, she decided to dust off the machine and take lessons. That was in 2010. Since then she's grown a small, but thriving, business creating custom-fitted skirts, dresses and accessories for local clients (Lisa lives and works in Berwyn, IL). Lisa is, essentially, a tailor - remember those??!! Most of her work is custom. Everything is unique. And when she has 10 spare seconds (!) she makes unique things to sell in her Etsy store ("like" her on Facebook right now and get a free shipping code). Beautiful, unique things. So I'm promoting an inspiring small business, but where's the ReFab you ask???  

Hmmmm... I'll tell you. You see the wallet? And the purse? Lisa is a master at thrifting/inheriting buttons, zippers and incredible vintage fabrics. Her wallets are created almost entirely from upholstery samples. Any time you see a flower, it's made from fabric scraps and vintage buttons. And if you want some help making something yourself, check out her tutorials. Meanwhile, the giveaway...