AHandMadeHouse

Repurposed, Reused, Upcycled, Recycled and Eco Friendly

St Louis, Missouri On Etsy since 2018

AHandMadeHouse

Repurposed, Reused, Upcycled, Recycled and Eco Friendly

St Louis, Missouri | 14 Sales

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Announcement    New fabrics are in the house for masks. I’m still taking commissions on some items but the time it takes to get it done, may be up to 4-5 weeks (other than masks). Depends on what other orders have come into the house at that time. But ask! So if you are considering a personalized gift, please keep the time, including shipping, in mind. Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 7, 2020

New fabrics are in the house for masks. I’m still taking commissions on some items but the time it takes to get it done, may be up to 4-5 weeks (other than masks). Depends on what other orders have come into the house at that time. But ask! So if you are considering a personalized gift, please keep the time, including shipping, in mind. Thank you!

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Pack of 4 your choice all cotton masks with filter sewn in, adjustable ties, all cotton panels front & back & nose piece for a better fit, reversable, washable, & breathable. 10% off individual prices with free shipping.

About AHandMadeHouse

Sales 14
On Etsy since 2018

I've migrated from "how much can we sell?" to "what can we repurpose or upcycle into items that will spark joy into people's lives?"

My journey in sustainable development began in 2005. However, my first foray into making pet beds happened in 2004 when I became frustrated with my cat never liking or using the beds I bought for him. It was after I noticed he liked a chair no longer being used by my daughter, and, decided to make a cat couch for him instead. I took foam from a stool I no longer used and badabing, badabang, I whipped up what is now the cat and/or small dog bed fashioning it like that chair but wider and so the arms would work more like a hug. Our cat, MuppetBaby, well, he loved it!

That started the label formybff, which is the pet bed & accessories collection I've developed over the years. Just as important, however, has been my journey into sustainable development by repurposing found materials. (Which, by the way, sounds much easier than it is). I started incorporating a number of options/fabrics/materials to achieve my goal of using less while still creating beautiful & novel objects to decorate your home with. In the process of developing the pet beds, I rediscovered an old love of mine, embroidery, and now incorporate that into designs whenever and wherever I can. In delving deeper into the art of embroidery I have also discovered sashiko, the Japanese stitch historically used for mending clothing instead of purchasing new which, these days, has developed into an art form all on its own aka #visibilemending.

It was that final sashiko-discovery that helped me understand I needed to evolve into handmade products for the whole house and for all the peoples AND pets in the whole house. Thusly, as they said from yesteryear, A Handmade House was born.

Thank you for listening to my story. Please visually tag along with my development as you peruse my Etsy shop and catch updates through the blog, linked to below. Please let me know if you have any questions along the way!

Happy hunting while minding your carbon footprint.

Kind regards,
Kim

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  • Kim

    Owner, Designer

    I've been in product development & marketing for nearly 40 years, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY in apparel design & Webster University in St. Louis, MO in marketing and media communications. Now it's time for hand made!

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  • Louise May Watson

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Louise May Watson is a textile artist from Scotland.

  • No Trace

    Santa Cruz, CA

    No Trace Shop by creating & making her plastic wrap alternative share the same mission, reduce plastic in landfills.

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