Welcome to The Riverwalk Cottage.

The Riverwalk Cottage offers handmade clothing & goods made from upcycled and sustainable fabrics as well as handcrafted herbal body care items & teas.

You will also find recipes for herbal tea blends, natural body care products, and gluten free & vegetarian Southern fare.

The Riverwalk Cottage

VINTAGE

The Riverwalk Cottage offers a collection of vintage linens & fabric.

Upcycled

Clothing & bags made from upcyled fabric & linens.

Sustainable

All handmade items are crafted from sustainable fabrics such as vintage cottons, linens, and laces. I also use hemp or organic cotton on occasion.

All herbal tea blends and handcrafted body care products are created using organic & sustainably harvested herbs. (Some of the herbs are from my own garden.)

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Oprah Winfrey

Welcome! 

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My name is Vanessa and I began sewing and embroidering when I was a young girl.

In my teen and early adult years, I sold hippie patchwork clothing through local college shops and festivals.

When my children were young, I ran a little business called Dancing with Fireflies.

I currently teach during the day and in my free time I enjoy fabric dying, sewing, quilting, knitting, and soap making. I like to work with vintage and natural materials.

Located in Florida, United States.

  • All sewn items are created using a Serger and reinforced sewn seams for durability.  Items may also be created using French Seams.  
  • All of my sewn items are created using vintage fabrics, linens, and laces.  I also use fabrics from scrap bags purchased from estate sales or charity shops.  If new fabrics are used, they are sustainable fabrics such as hemp or organic cotton.
  • All vintage items are inspected for any potential flaws.  If there are any, they will be noted in the listing.