Here's the purse that Molly made out of a painting by Amy Armitage (local amazing artist!)  Because of the butterfly image in the painting, we decided to go with the butterfly theme.

Amy donated her painting, Molly made the purse, and then we donated the purse to the Lydia House's Handbag Auction.  We are JUST thrilled that Paulette (left) won the auction and went home with this fun purse!  THAT LADY has GREAT TASTE!


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​​Lydia Place Handbags for Housing Fashion Show

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1302 Commercial St

Bellingham, WA  ​98225

​(360) 733-1323

Here are more fun images of the models on the runway.  Seriously, NEXT YEAR - you must come.  This is SO MUCH FUN!

The mission of Lydia Place is to support sustained independence by providing housing, supportive services, advocacy, education, and by raising awareness of the faces and causes of homelessness.  They do such important work.

For the last 4 years, Lydia Place has done a fund raiser that involves a fashion show, handbags for sale, fabulous refreshments (cocktails and other great snacks), AND a lot of fun!  This year was their 5th year.  Check out some of these fun photos of our participation. 

Did I mention - we won Judges Choice for Avant Garde Fashion Show entry?  Yessir we did, uh uh.  We are SO proud of the models AND the staff at Social Fabric who painstakingly cut out thousands of tissue paper butterflies and then of course, Molly, who made those amazing butterfly crowns.  SHE ROCKS!

Sidewalk/Clean Out Your Closet Sale, Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22

If I had a nickel for every time someone has told me they really needed to "clean out their closet", I'd be a rich woman.  So I decided to give all of you the opportunity to do just that.  CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET, collect the items and bring them to Social Fabric.  We are throwing a sidewalk "garage sale" with YOUR items!

Now it's a bit more complicated than that and with a large mailing list and a lot of followers, we're a bit concerned that we might be "deluged" with your cleaned out closet items.  So, we are inviting you to bring in 10 to 25 items (garments, shoes, accessories and/or jewelry) and you will get a 25% discount on anything in the Social Fabric boutique (except for consignment or sale items).  Also, we will not accept any household items.

So get that closet cleaned out and bring your items in starting July 14 and no later than 6 p.m. on July 19. 

The sale will be Friday July 21 9 a.m. for 9 p.m. (Commercial Street Market is that night) and July 22, 11 - 6.

You don't have to be present to participate in the sale (and get that 25% discount on one item - you have up to 1 year to redeem your discount) and you don't have to clean out your closet to shop the garage sale.  So join us in this crazy, fun Sidewalk/Clean Out Your Closet sale!  

If you have questions call us at 360-733-1323 or email us at and we'll see what we can do to facilitate your participation.