I decided it was time to start Erin Brie Art and my Etsy shop CottonwoodCove because I love creating fabric art from fabric remnants and notions, preferably vintage or discontinued designer remnants. My Nana used to disassemble old housedresses and make handkerchiefs, reuse the zippers and buttons, etc. I thought that was the coolest thing, and have been making fabric art items since I was a little girl. I also take older, perhaps abused items and turn them into fun and unique art! I feel that the thing that is the most green is the thing that is already here. have a BFA in Interior Design, and a MS in Historic Preservation and Restoration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. What better way to combine interests than to make usable, upcycled art?