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I grew up on a farm in Iowa and taught myself how to crochet, embroider, latch-hook, and macrame (yes, it was the 70's) to fend off bordom.

Fast forward 3 decades, now I'm a mom of 2 youngsters. I began making amigurumi toys after our first child was born. As a paranoid first-time mom, I was exceedingly careful that my toys were baby-safe (NO plastic eyes, felt pieces, buttons, etc. to worry about baby choking on). I have continued this practice even now that my kids are beyond the choking age.

I feel that items in my shop represent heirloom quality baby toys in several "shades of green". I use colorgrown, organically dyed and non organically dyed 100% organic cotton yarn in different creations to give my customers a choice of eco level.

In addition to organic items, I am also passionate…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 2
  • Joined November 26, 2007

Favorite materials

recycled, upcycled, fleece, wool, organic cotton yarn, natural kapok fiber, natural bamboo fiber

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About

I grew up on a farm in Iowa and taught myself how to crochet, embroider, latch-hook, and macrame (yes, it was the 70's) to fend off bordom.

Fast forward 3 decades, now I'm a mom of 2 youngsters. I began making amigurumi toys after our first child was born. As a paranoid first-time mom, I was exceedingly careful that my toys were baby-safe (NO plastic eyes, felt pieces, buttons, etc. to worry about baby choking on). I have continued this practice even now that my kids are beyond the choking age.

I feel that items in my shop represent heirloom quality baby toys in several "shades of green". I use colorgrown, organically dyed and non organically dyed 100% organic cotton yarn in different creations to give my customers a choice of eco level.

In addition to organic items, I am also passionate about upcycling and waste reduction (not waist reduction, that's a whole other ball of wax!). Frequently I troll my local second-hand store for unwanted wool sweaters then felt them and turn them into baby hats and booties. Revamping discarded things into baby items that are functional as well as beautiful brings me endless satisfaction. I hope I can transfer that joy to those who buy from my shop!

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