Kimberly Alberding's Profile

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You know when you're trolling the thrift store and magic happens? You pick up that perfect item and check for some type of label and there is none? The pattern is oh so right, the style is exactly what you were looking for... And luckily it fits just well enough that you are counting your blessings that you and the person who made this back in '67 are apparently the exact same size? That is the experience I am looking to provide in my Etsy shop.

I want to provide my customers with exactly what I want in a shopping experience... something completely unique! My passion is handmade, homemade items. And, my passion was passed down from my mother to myself. No stuffy classrooms, manufactured lessons, or the like. One Christmas my Mother knew it was time and bought me my first sewing machine. I made the most ridiculous billed hat with accidental Teddy bear ear looking tabs and…

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  • Born on August 15
  • Joined October 1, 2010

Favorite materials

cotton, linen, thrift store finds, bamboo fiber, and just about anything I can recycle into something completely new

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About

You know when you're trolling the thrift store and magic happens? You pick up that perfect item and check for some type of label and there is none? The pattern is oh so right, the style is exactly what you were looking for... And luckily it fits just well enough that you are counting your blessings that you and the person who made this back in '67 are apparently the exact same size? That is the experience I am looking to provide in my Etsy shop.

I want to provide my customers with exactly what I want in a shopping experience... something completely unique! My passion is handmade, homemade items. And, my passion was passed down from my mother to myself. No stuffy classrooms, manufactured lessons, or the like. One Christmas my Mother knew it was time and bought me my first sewing machine. I made the most ridiculous billed hat with accidental Teddy bear ear looking tabs and uneven ties. I wore it for two days straight and NEVER looked back. I sew in the same manner my Mother does, and her Mother did before her, because good sewing is like good cooking. It is passed down from one family member to the next. Everything in my store looks like it was created out of love while listening to great music and drinking a big ol' cup o' Joe. (Because it was, while I was!) I make all of my items with extreme care so that they will last a long, long time- but they are still made by me, alone (from pattern drafting to the final top stitching) so they have the charm and tell the story a handmade item should.

I like to think that every piece I make that goes out the door is a little piece of my story. I hope you enjoy what your time browsing my shop or end up owning! :)

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid." -Albert Einstein

This shop is my fish...

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