Amber Robinson's Profile

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Lately, I've been dedicating my efforts towards fundraising. Almost exclusively, the items I sell on etsy are to raise funds for causes I believe in. Thank you for browsing these selections. If you find yourself drawn to something I have made, I hope you'll find happiness in knowing that a purchase goes towards a wonderful account - the Kingdom of God.

This is what I wrote when I first opened my shop with designed organic textiles:

Designer who finds luxury in simplicity.

How I got started:

While in a grocery store, my attention was captured by a craft magazine. On the cover was a Santa Claus-appliqué-quilt project professing to be easy enough for beginners. Even though I had never sewn, nor knew anything about the skill, I…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 20
  • Joined October 14, 2009

Favorite materials

organic cotton, silk screens, eco friendly inks, buttons, organic ribbon

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About

Lately, I've been dedicating my efforts towards fundraising. Almost exclusively, the items I sell on etsy are to raise funds for causes I believe in. Thank you for browsing these selections. If you find yourself drawn to something I have made, I hope you'll find happiness in knowing that a purchase goes towards a wonderful account - the Kingdom of God.

This is what I wrote when I first opened my shop with designed organic textiles:

Designer who finds luxury in simplicity.

How I got started:

While in a grocery store, my attention was captured by a craft magazine. On the cover was a Santa Claus-appliqué-quilt project professing to be easy enough for beginners. Even though I had never sewn, nor knew anything about the skill, I bought that magazine. I gave the completed quilt to my mother – who collects Santa Clauses – as a Christmas gift. She was ecstatic about receiving it for one of the following reasons, I can assume: she was the recipient of my first sewing project, it featured a large Santa bullying his way over the area of the quilt, or she just honest-to-goodness loved the piece. Although it had many flaws, my mother’s reception to the quilt– even if she only liked it because of the Santa – and my feeling of accomplishment after its completion left me hungry to try more.

I made the usual sewing projects for around the house: pillows, curtains, and slipcovers. I also joined a quilting club. It was with the ladies of the club where I learned the most. I was given personal tutorials, we discussed fabrics and how to select them, and they jump-started my fabric collection by giving me their hand-me-down fabrics. Their support helped my quilting creative juices to flow without obstacle. And what great timing it was! Family members and friends started to grow their own families. I consumed myself in making their children quilts—not really baby quilts, but quilts to give to their babies. Quilts that the children could grow up with; not grow out of.

The process of making the baby quilts and the idea of the children cherishing them forever (I hope!) made me fall in love with all things baby. But my direction turned slightly. Why make only a quilt; why not make the crib ensemble? Unlike the quilts I made, crib bedding is used immediately by infants. I felt I needed to purchase more delicate fabrics to suit their fragile, still-developing bodies. Organic cotton – free of fertilizers, pesticides, and working chemicals – in its natural state (not bleached or dyed) was the best and only option. I've gone a little farther and added embellishment to my pieces: all of the images are my hand-drawn representations, which I screen print onto the fabrics. Keeping the delicacies of babies in mind, I use only non-toxic, water-based inks.

For more on my store, please see my policies page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmberRaeCreations/policy

What I enjoy doing when I’m not sewing, screenprinting, or designing:

Anything with my family, which is comprised of me, my husband and our Lhasa Apso, Bear. We enjoy our evening walks, kayaking, and bicycle rides – Bear has his seat in the back.

I love to watch birds (you'll constantly catch me gazing upwards), accompany myself on acoustic guitar, exercise, cook, and play volleyball.

Fun facts about me:
1. I love to eat tomatoes but as long as they're not raw. In fact, if a hamburger has traces of a dislodged sliced tomato, then the burger is offically ruined.
2. I use lists as a crutch. I couldn't get through a day or a grocery shopping experience without them.
3. I am a horrible thinker off the cuff. Ask me what I had for dinner last night and my mind will turn off the lights. If, on the other hand, I had a list of what I did the previous day, I would answer with gusto and without a studder!
4. I am starting a new list to help me brainstorm more fun facts about me. :)

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