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I started this shop in 2007 after my sweet Joe was born. It was a way to stay creative and share what I made with others. Since then, the shop has evolved many times. I've gone through crafting phases (baby stuff, then pillow covers, then lots and lots of hoops, now vintage) and phases of just letting my shop be.

Now, I'm ready to give my shop a purpose.

joemomma will still be an eclectic mix of whatever inspires me, whether that's embroidery, vintage finds, or the occasional bag. But the vision of joemomma is now clear.

All profits will go into our family "justice fund". Each month, the first of the profits will go to the children that we sponsor through Food for the Hungry. Whatever is left will go to the cause that our family feels led to give to that month. It might be buying chickens for…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 2
  • Joined October 18, 2007

Favorite materials

vintage fabric, embroidery floss

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About

I started this shop in 2007 after my sweet Joe was born. It was a way to stay creative and share what I made with others. Since then, the shop has evolved many times. I've gone through crafting phases (baby stuff, then pillow covers, then lots and lots of hoops, now vintage) and phases of just letting my shop be.

Now, I'm ready to give my shop a purpose.

joemomma will still be an eclectic mix of whatever inspires me, whether that's embroidery, vintage finds, or the occasional bag. But the vision of joemomma is now clear.

All profits will go into our family "justice fund". Each month, the first of the profits will go to the children that we sponsor through Food for the Hungry. Whatever is left will go to the cause that our family feels led to give to that month. It might be buying chickens for a family in Africa, or it might be buying groceries for the family next door.

Just know that whatever money you spend in this shop will go to help someone who needs it.

I'm excited about this new direction, although a little nervous about being a better bookkeeper :)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at inspiredrd{@}gmail.com.

I also invite you to check out my blog InspiredRD.com for more on what I do with Food for the Hungry, as well as some yummy recipes, fitness tips, family fun and more.

You can also follow me on Twitter: @inspiredrd
And on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiredrd
And on Pinterest: pinterest.com/alysabaj

I have a Pinterest Board called "Companies with a Conscience" that features companies and Etsy shops who support fair trade or give back in some way - http://pinterest.com/alysabaj/companies-with-a-conscience/ If you know of an Etsy shop that should be included, let me know!

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Most of my pieces are one of a kind because I like to work through inspiration and not through a factory mindset. If you see something you like, make sure to grab it because you probably won't see it again!

I love working with vintage fabrics. First of all, they are so fun to hunt for. And second, they have so much character. I love having unique fabric choices for you that you can't find anywhere else. It also feels good to rescue a piece of fabric that has been sitting around for 30-60 years and turn it into something fun and beautiful. If you see anything made with "new" fabric in my shop, it is because I already had it in my closet. I will no longer be buying anything but vintage or recycled fabric. Upcycling is the way to go!

I also find inspiration in vintage cross stitch and embroidery. My hoop art is all unique and inspired by historical patterns and vintage stitchery.

The prices on all of my items reflect the time it takes to make them.

See more of my inspiration on my blog: http://inspiredrd.com

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