Melanie Foster's Profile

About

Hello and welcome to MJ Originals! I am so happy you found your way into my shop.


Staying warm has been a major theme in my life. Growing up in North Dakota and Wisconsin doesn't make you cold tolerant - it just teaches you to dress warmly and appropriately! That's why the focus of my mittens is on function and practicality, and why I choose to use wool and high quality polar fleece.

I started sewing as a little girl in 4-H by cutting up my family's old jeans and making them into heavy warm quilts to fend off the cold Wisconsin winters. These early lessons of reuse and recycle have stuck with me and repurposed materials are still my favorite materials to work with.

Life has taken me on a wonderful journey. So far I've had the opportunity to volunteer full-time in inner city…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 9
  • Joined September 1, 2010

Favorite materials

Repurposed wool

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About

Hello and welcome to MJ Originals! I am so happy you found your way into my shop.


Staying warm has been a major theme in my life. Growing up in North Dakota and Wisconsin doesn't make you cold tolerant - it just teaches you to dress warmly and appropriately! That's why the focus of my mittens is on function and practicality, and why I choose to use wool and high quality polar fleece.

I started sewing as a little girl in 4-H by cutting up my family's old jeans and making them into heavy warm quilts to fend off the cold Wisconsin winters. These early lessons of reuse and recycle have stuck with me and repurposed materials are still my favorite materials to work with.

Life has taken me on a wonderful journey. So far I've had the opportunity to volunteer full-time in inner city Chicago with Americorps, live and work in Costa Rica, visit many other countries and earn a PhD!

It is really important to me to give back to the world community. Because of my academic and personal interest in international development, a portion of each sale will be reinvested in a nonprofit micro-finance organization, Kiva.org, giving other women around the world the opportunity to open the small business of their dreams too.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Thanks and I hope to be doing business with you soon!

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