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As a little girl, I loved to play with dolls and stuffed animals and my interest in needlecrafts was born out of my desire to make them clothing, furniture, houses (yes, I tried--unsuccessfully-- to make a Victorian dollhouse!). While in college, I worked in the theater department's costume room as a seamstress and learned how to sew and construct whalebone corsets, petticoats and all kinds of interesting designs.

Motherhood led me back into sewing and I began to create clothes and toys for my two girls and for our friends. The personalized blankets started off as my "go to" gift for friends. Soon I began getting emails from friends of friends who wanted them. Before I knew it, my Etsy shop launched in June 2009 and I've been fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends who are very supportive of my work.

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  • Female
  • Born on August 9
  • Joined May 12, 2009

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Beautiful fabrics, rick rack, most found objects

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About

As a little girl, I loved to play with dolls and stuffed animals and my interest in needlecrafts was born out of my desire to make them clothing, furniture, houses (yes, I tried--unsuccessfully-- to make a Victorian dollhouse!). While in college, I worked in the theater department's costume room as a seamstress and learned how to sew and construct whalebone corsets, petticoats and all kinds of interesting designs.

Motherhood led me back into sewing and I began to create clothes and toys for my two girls and for our friends. The personalized blankets started off as my "go to" gift for friends. Soon I began getting emails from friends of friends who wanted them. Before I knew it, my Etsy shop launched in June 2009 and I've been fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends who are very supportive of my work.

Every baby and child should have unique, handmade items and I think it is thrilling that domestic needlecrafts are currently enjoying a rebirth in this country. My few-of-a-kind creations are very kid-centric and reflect my belief that kids should look like kids and wear things that express their interests.

If you have any questions, please contact me at:
elise [!at] elisehooperdesigns.com

Take a peek at my blog: http://elisehooperdesigns.blogspot.com/

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