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Hi! My name is April, I'm a full time Mom first and foremost to my baby girl born in 2009 and baby boy born in 2011. I started my Etsy shop when my daughter was 6 months old because I was laid off from my "real" job. I've scrimped and scrounged and saved and worked my little butt off since then to make this my full time work from home occupation. But it's more than a job to me, it's my passion and it's my life (aside from my little pals, of course!). It's not an exaggeration to say that I literally get out the yarn every morning around 7 am, and it doesn't get put away until well after midnight. Seven days a week, including most holidays! I don't have any help with the kids, so some days I'm not nearly as productive as I want to be. Other days, the stars align just so, and they're happy and content to play together while I work my busy fingers for extended periods of time. But as a general rule, most of my work happens during…

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  • Born on April 7
  • Joined February 12, 2010

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cotton and wool and lovely synthetics, too

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About

Hi! My name is April, I'm a full time Mom first and foremost to my baby girl born in 2009 and baby boy born in 2011. I started my Etsy shop when my daughter was 6 months old because I was laid off from my "real" job. I've scrimped and scrounged and saved and worked my little butt off since then to make this my full time work from home occupation. But it's more than a job to me, it's my passion and it's my life (aside from my little pals, of course!). It's not an exaggeration to say that I literally get out the yarn every morning around 7 am, and it doesn't get put away until well after midnight. Seven days a week, including most holidays! I don't have any help with the kids, so some days I'm not nearly as productive as I want to be. Other days, the stars align just so, and they're happy and content to play together while I work my busy fingers for extended periods of time. But as a general rule, most of my work happens during nap times, when kids are strapped into high chairs, in line at the grocery store, while stuck in traffic jams, and into the wee, wee hours of the night when everyone else has gone to bed. But, as many work from home moms know, there's always teething and sickness and bad days. So while I do my very best to work all day, every day, it doesn't always happen. But I can promise you that your order will get lots of love and attention, and will be shipped as timely as I can manage. At present, that's under a week in most circumstances. Each hat is lovingly made just for your when you purchase it, unless it is otherwise listed as being in stock (most items are not in stock). If I foresee any delays in your order, I'll message you right away, and discount your future purchases as a thank you for your much appreciated patience.

I'm a mom, and I'm a shopper, and most of all I'm a decent girl if you get to know me. So if you have time constraints, are due soon, need some special attention, etc. etc. -- don't hesitate to send me a message. I'd love to hear from you, and I would love to help you out in any way that I possibly can. I can't rush every order that comes in, but I can handle a rush order or two now and again. Rush orders usually come with a cost of $15 and ship really quickly. Which means, well after you've gone to bed, I'm up for several hours working on your custom order so it can ship in time for you. I'm glad to do this when I can (but at present my little guy still nurses 3 times overnight, so sometimes I have to turn down a rush out of sheer exhaustion). But generally, rush orders give me an excuse to have one more cup of coffee and a few moments of quiet after everyone has gone to sleep, which is almost always welcome. :-)

Thanks for supporting my little business. I appreciate each and every customer, and each and every purchase. It's because of all of you that I'm able to provide for my kids, and be present in their lives, and that means the world to me. I will work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the floor while kids play around me for as long as I'm blessed enough to be able to. So thank you! And buy lots of hats! (just kidding....sort of....!)

Love and Crochet,
April
www.justborn.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/justborncrochet

**Be sure to like me on Facebook. I post discount codes for my Etsy shop, I have fun contests and giveaways, and I preview my new products there as well before they're ready for sale here in my shop!**

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