Karen Wilson's Profile

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Hi! My name is Karen, and I am a home-based small business owner. My husband and I live in Holly Springs, North Carolina (a small, up and coming town just outside of Raleigh) with our college-aged daughter. Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, my family and I spent 8 years in the Chicago suburbs before moving to North Carolina in 2007. Great move ~~ the winters are beautiful in N.C.!

I've been sewing for over 35 years (scary!) I learned to sew in high school and got my first job at a fabric store so that I could get an employee discount on all my patterns and fabrics! Pretty smart! Maybe not ~~ all of my paychecks were spent at the shop! Oh well ~~ I had great, one-of-a kind clothes and was "best dressed" in high school. It was worth it!

When my daughter was born, I made a lot of her dresses, and EVERY year she had an…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 16
  • Joined February 8, 2008

Favorite materials

Lilly Pulitzer fabrics, Lilly Pulitzer Sorority fabrics, Cotton Fabrics, Ribbons, Trims, Buttons

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About

Hi! My name is Karen, and I am a home-based small business owner. My husband and I live in Holly Springs, North Carolina (a small, up and coming town just outside of Raleigh) with our college-aged daughter. Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, my family and I spent 8 years in the Chicago suburbs before moving to North Carolina in 2007. Great move ~~ the winters are beautiful in N.C.!

I've been sewing for over 35 years (scary!) I learned to sew in high school and got my first job at a fabric store so that I could get an employee discount on all my patterns and fabrics! Pretty smart! Maybe not ~~ all of my paychecks were spent at the shop! Oh well ~~ I had great, one-of-a kind clothes and was "best dressed" in high school. It was worth it!

When my daughter was born, I made a lot of her dresses, and EVERY year she had an awesome Halloween costume. My creative juices were always flowing, and my desire and ambition to sew for others grew. So, about 10 years ago, lillybelle Designs was born. I love designing and creating baby items because babies are God's beautiful little gifts to us, and they deserve beautiful little things!


Named after my two other girls (golden retrievers) Lilly and Annabelle, I began selling on Ebay, until opening up my Etsy shop in 2008. Sadly, both Lilly and Annabelle passed on in the summer of 2012, but their memories remain quite alive in my business. I now have two goldens who I love dearly ~ Piper is an American Golden Retriever, and she was born in September, 2011. Winston is an English Golden Retriever, and he was born in October, 2012.

Working directly with clients on custom orders is one of my favorite things to do. My fabric inventory is concentrated primarily on Lilly Pulitzer prints. Living in the South has given me an entirely new appreciation for the Lilly Pulitzer line of fabrics. I also carry over 12 Lilly Pulitzer sorority prints for letters and other small sorority-related craft projects. I also love to collect unique and rare fabrics that I can envision in baby, mama, and nest creations. You can view my fabrics on Instagram and Pinterest (lillybelledesigns).

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that we can work together on some wonderful gifts for your baby or a special loved one, yourself, or something for your home. .

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