If you know where to look, the Outer Banks can be a beachcomber's paradise. With miles of shoreline to explore, hidden beaches that are relatively untouched, and literally piles of shells washing up on the beaches after a storm, shelling on the OBX beaches is simply a matter of timing and area expertise.
New in 2012, this eclectic little store is as artsy and creative as you can get. A Hawaiian native, the owner is a skilled seamstress who combines the best of vintage fabric, classic design and imagination into clothing and art for sale in the shop. Her slogan posted at the front of the store sets the laybacked vibe of the store: “If I am here, come in. If I am not, it’s the best I can do, so come back.” The store sells handcrafted vintage threads and it is also a “green” art and sewing studio and a gallery that sells art and crafts from Outer Banks artisans. Among the unusual items for sale are wonderful custom-made “jet set” bags, made with vintage cloth and a utilitarian design; and super cool “spin art” on old vinyl 33 and 45 records. A contemporary men and women’s boutique, there are one-of-a- kind shirts, blouses and handbags made with exquisite cloth . There is also an alteration service available, and future plans include art, sewing and scrapbooking classes.