Announcement More artwork & updates through my facebook page "As I Breathe I Hope"
More artwork & updates through my facebook page "As I Breathe I Hope"
As I Breathe I Hope, faith and family
I had the concept for my own business in college around 2006. I did a group gallery show and decided that I would make my little drawings come to life via hand sewing them into tangible characters. I fell in love and found my niche. It wasn't until after college and having the opportunity to sell in local shops around 2009 that I pushed forward with this business idea.
My business name derives from not only my faith but from a medical emergency. My nephew was born with a brain tumor. It had grown so much that it was nearly a millimeter away from his spine and if we had not got him in when we did, the tumor would've taken over and he would've died. During this trying time, I never lost my faith in God and I knew that his presence was over the situation. I've never felt so calm and peaceful as I did while waiting in the hospital day after day while he recovered.
It hit me, the name " As I Breathe I Hope" resonated through my heart. Everyday that I waited and prayed, I had hoped with every breath. Hoped for a great medical team, steady hands while operating, full concentration, no infections, a quick recovery, intact senses, peace and love of God over my family.
This experience truly is the reason behind the name and why I choose to make the characters I do. In my shop you'll always see bright, uplifting and happy characters. Each character is illustrated by me, turned into patterns and hand sewn with new, eco friendly materials as well as vintage fabrics.
You'll find a variety of handmade curiousities lovingly crafted in a pet/smoke free home. Keeping our environment in mind, I've made it a priority to introduce recycled materials into each item and only use newer materials when applicable. This means less consumer waste but does not mean a lesser product! Here you can feel good about purchasing handcrafted goods that "give back."
Have any questions or comments? Feel free to message me anytime! I'd love to hear from you and Thank You for stopping by! :D
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Shipping is noramlly done through USPS unless another service is requested by the customer.