Maria Basaldu's Profile

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I've worked for ages and ages in the fashion industry and I guess you could say that I had that classic clash of life changing moments when I was fired from my last job and was forced to slow down and take a look at what I really wanted to spend my life doing. My baby daughter (well, she's not totally a baby anymore since she's almost 4) has become my total focus and inspiration and my reason to not spend 60 hours a week working somewhere else. Slowing down and spending time with her finally has changed my entire outlook. It really sucked to be canned from my job but for reals everything has a bright silver lining, right? There truly seems to be a reason for everything.
Having a kid has really changed my life for the better in so many ways. Corndog but true. Even when I had no energy and worked those crazy long hours, I still mustered up a bit of power to stitch together little momentos to commemorate a…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 9
  • Joined November 27, 2010

Favorite materials

wool felt, organic plant dyed wool felt

About

I've worked for ages and ages in the fashion industry and I guess you could say that I had that classic clash of life changing moments when I was fired from my last job and was forced to slow down and take a look at what I really wanted to spend my life doing. My baby daughter (well, she's not totally a baby anymore since she's almost 4) has become my total focus and inspiration and my reason to not spend 60 hours a week working somewhere else. Slowing down and spending time with her finally has changed my entire outlook. It really sucked to be canned from my job but for reals everything has a bright silver lining, right? There truly seems to be a reason for everything.
Having a kid has really changed my life for the better in so many ways. Corndog but true. Even when I had no energy and worked those crazy long hours, I still mustered up a bit of power to stitch together little momentos to commemorate a milestone or holiday or just let her know forever how much I was thinking of her right then. I think of this etsy site as another thing that my daughter has gifted me with: a creative purpose. I don't think I would have ever had the confidence to undertake something like this unless I had a true understanding about how special a "toy" can be. I love making beautiful tiny things that will (hopefully) mean something to someone! I think capturing this special time is so important....

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