AHandMadeHouse

Repurposed, Reused, Upcycled, Recycled and Eco Friendly

St Louis, Missouri | 0 Sales

AHandMadeHouse

Repurposed, Reused, Upcycled, Recycled and Eco Friendly

St Louis, Missouri 0 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Announcement   As a tribute to Earth Day, all items are 20% off for the whole week, until Sunday April 28th 2019! Also, still free shipping for standard rate delivery on all items! Happy Earth Day Week from A Handmade House to You and Yours!!

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Last updated on Apr 23, 2019

As a tribute to Earth Day, all items are 20% off for the whole week, until Sunday April 28th 2019! Also, still free shipping for standard rate delivery on all items! Happy Earth Day Week from A Handmade House to You and Yours!!

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I've migrated from "how much can we sell?" to "what can we repurpose or upcycle to sell into items that people need and want and cherish?"

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, that, boom! I took foam from a stool I no longer used and whipped up what is now the cat or small dog bed. The 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 love. 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 country stitch historically used for mending clothing instead of purchasing new which is an art all of its own.

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. And so, A Handmade House was born.

Thank you for listening to my story. I hope you also enjoy visually tagging along with my development as you peruse my Etsy shop. Please let me know if you have any questions along the way!

Happy hunting,
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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