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Since I was a child I’ve had a “compulsion” for creating decorative or functional art and loved to work with paper. In college I learned how to weave and for seven years I have been devoted to weaving, opening two Etsy shops, billysuetextiles.etsy.com and debbiebarrettjones.etsy.com. And within those years my husband and I have been blessed to have two beautiful daughters. The months right before their births were incredibly precious. I took some time off from weaving, spending many hours in their room, dreaming of our life together. In that time I found myself going back to creating decorative art with paper again.

For example, when you walk into my house the first thing you see is a bright blue aqua wall with a paper silhouette portrait of each member of my family. Right around Christmas time, I take time to update our silhouettes.

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  • Female
  • Born on April 3
  • Joined January 7, 2012

Favorite materials

paint, paper, exacto knife, glue, canvas

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Since I was a child I’ve had a “compulsion” for creating decorative or functional art and loved to work with paper. In college I learned how to weave and for seven years I have been devoted to weaving, opening two Etsy shops, billysuetextiles.etsy.com and debbiebarrettjones.etsy.com. And within those years my husband and I have been blessed to have two beautiful daughters. The months right before their births were incredibly precious. I took some time off from weaving, spending many hours in their room, dreaming of our life together. In that time I found myself going back to creating decorative art with paper again.

For example, when you walk into my house the first thing you see is a bright blue aqua wall with a paper silhouette portrait of each member of my family. Right around Christmas time, I take time to update our silhouettes.

The last three Christmas seasons have been painful for me. In 2008, I went through the most traumatic and heartbreaking experience of my life so far. I was twelve weeks pregnant and found out the day after Christmas that I lost my baby.

For three years, I have been trying to figure out a way to honor and memorialize my baby. With experiencing a miscarriage, I had no picture to cherish or memories of holding my baby. Because of this, it was hard to justify my grief and acknowledge my loss to and with others. Early January of this year, while updating our silhouettes, a vision of my ultrasound came to mind which gave me an idea. My baby that I lost was part of my family, so it made sense to create a silhouette of him.

Soon after creating a silhouette memorial piece for myself, I opened, rocktosleepdesigns.etsy.com, where I offer hand cut custom portraits and memorial silhouettes for miscarriage, still birth and infant loss. My desire is that I can create something precious just like your little one that will always be loved, missed, never forgotten and deserves to be remembered and honored.

You can visit my website, rocktosleepdesigns.com for more information along with a “Remembrance” page where my customers can share their story of loss.

Since my miscarriage I have struggled with many emotions specially fear and some depression. I prayed for a day that I could turn my grief into something good. For three years, I wasn’t quit ready but now I am.

This shop has been inspired by my two lovely ladies and their favorite book, "The Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton. My girls have shown me how precious life is and how refreshing it is to take time to slow down and enjoy them and life.

"They rock and rock and rock to sleep" Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton.

Creating this shop has been so much fun and I hope you like it. Feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for taking time to stop by.

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