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I have always been fascinated by handmade items. Craft shows were a treat to visit while growing up and even now that I have my own family. My mother sewed many of my clothes while growing up and she even made my wedding dress. One of my most treasured items is from my great-grandmother, a baby blanket that she had made for me and I still have enough of it left that it was made into a pillow.

After I married I began to look into sewing more of my own items. Then when we had kids I wanted to sew their clothes and extras. Kids go through their clothes very quickly but I hated to buy inexpensive items because they just fell apart. I wanted things that would last from one child to the next. I was especially frustrated with burp cloths. They were not the right size and then didn't stay in place. I had seen a few at craft shows before my 2nd child was born and realized that I could make my…

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  • Joined July 11, 2010

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cotton, flannel

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I have always been fascinated by handmade items. Craft shows were a treat to visit while growing up and even now that I have my own family. My mother sewed many of my clothes while growing up and she even made my wedding dress. One of my most treasured items is from my great-grandmother, a baby blanket that she had made for me and I still have enough of it left that it was made into a pillow.

After I married I began to look into sewing more of my own items. Then when we had kids I wanted to sew their clothes and extras. Kids go through their clothes very quickly but I hated to buy inexpensive items because they just fell apart. I wanted things that would last from one child to the next. I was especially frustrated with burp cloths. They were not the right size and then didn't stay in place. I had seen a few at craft shows before my 2nd child was born and realized that I could make my own with more success and for a fraction of the cost of buying them. By the time my 3rd was born I had found the right shape and size.

I have since began expanding into blankets, booties, mittens and clothing. I welcome custom orders and know how hard this economy can be so I try and keep my costs to a minimum by finding the best deals I can on fabrics. I like to work with 100% cottons since I believe it is better for a baby but can and do work with others.

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