MakingSomethingHappy

LINEN . COTTON MATS . PILLOWS. TOWELS for HOME and RV

Birmingham, Alabama 3947 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (1071)

MakingSomethingHappy

LINEN . COTTON MATS . PILLOWS. TOWELS for HOME and RV

Birmingham, Alabama | 3947 Sales

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Note from shop owner It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Cox announces her passing, with family at her side, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer, on Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

Sharon thoroughly enjoyed making people happy with her creations, and we thank the Etsy community for being such a vital part of her life during these last years.

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Cox announces her passing, with family at her side, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer, on Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

Sharon thoroughly enjoyed making people happy with her creations, and we thank the Etsy community for being such a vital part of her life during these last years.

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About

Making ordinary life more beautiful.

Hello!

Making Something Happy was a phrase I chose many years ago. I never really knew what I was going to do with it only that it made me smile every time I read it on my studio wall. Making beautiful things for my family and friends has always helped me escape life's worries and stress. I have a tremendous love for all things handmade and full of color and love to surround our home and camper with objects that make me smile as I go from room to room.

My love of sewing began when I was very young on an old black Singer sewing machine my father bought at a yard sale. My sisters and I learned to sew very young and continued throughout school making many of our clothes. We loved watching our grandmother sew everything. She could baste full hems in seconds! I continued sewing in school making many dresses and my own custom gowns. I am still trying to tackle that bound button hole I failed during a high school test. When I am not sewing, I am drawing, sketching, painting and packing lunches and helping two little boys with homework!

My love of colorful fabrics was gradually filling my studio and getting a little out of control. I started sewing and quilting beautiful kitchen dish drying mats so I could enjoy some of my gorgeous fabrics in my kitchen. After receiving many requests and compliments I decided to make them for others to enjoy. Soon decorating our camper with unbreakable decor became my next passion. Camping is truly my happy place.

Quilts aren't just for the bedroom. Beautiful designer fabrics are perfect in the kitchen too! Who says you can’t enjoy bright and colorful things in your own kitchen, sewing room, RV, office or dorm room?

All items in my shop are made by me. I personally test all items I make for a very long time and continue to refine my process to insure you receive the best made products.

I am fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best fabric designers in the world. The problem is not with my selections but only time and resources to experiment and create with everything available. I promise to keep refreshing my shop with the best quality and desired fabrics from the industry’s top designers. If I don’t have what you are looking for, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request! 💗 Sharon

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  • Sharon

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Making the ordinary more beautiful by surrounding my home and family with everything handmade; art, pottery, woodworking, photography and anything made with fabrics!

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
DO YOU GIFT WRAP YOUR PACKAGES?

Yes, always. Your item will arrive wrapped and packaged well. If you are sending to someone special, I will gladly include a gift card with your personal message. Just leave any notes in your order notes and comments.

CAN YOU ADD NAMES AND MONOGRAMS?

Yes, certainly on most items. I am not charging for camping text and quote changes at this time. For custom names, I have many options for custom and personalized orders, especially on fabric selections, names, monograms and quotes. Sometimes embroidery space may limit your options. I will be happy to work with you on any special requests.

WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP? HOW WILL IT SHIP? IS TRACKING INFO PROVIDED?

● I ship by your Order's Ship By Date indicated in your Etsy Order Invoice and Details. This information can be found under 'Purchases' in 'Your Account' information. You will see a Ship By Date.
● Typically all orders are shipped within 3-5 BUSINESS days; Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
● I provide tracking information on all orders so you can feel more confident making a purchase.
● I may be able to move your order up in the queue. Please send me a convo before you order just to be sure.
● I ship using USPS First Class Mail and if over 15 ounces, I use USPS Priority Mail. If you need faster shipping, please send me a convo to discuss other options.

WHAT DOES QUALITY MEAN TO ME?

● Everything
● I hand make ALL dish drying mats, pillows, makeup mats and ornaments including all fabric selection and cutting, machine sewing and embroidery, quilting, hand stuffing and hand sewing.
● I triple check for loose threads before I package and ship to you.
● All work is done in the Making Something Happy studio with Bernina and Brother machines.
● My studio is pet and smoke free.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A PILLOW INSERT?

No, I hand stuff all pillows for you.

DO YOU SELL YOUR FABRIC?

Yes, sometimes. I really enjoy searching the world for rare and out of print fabrics for my studio. Sometimes I have enough to share. Please send me a convo if you are interested.

DO YOU SEW AND EMBROIDER EACH ORDER?

Yes, I do everything myself with my Brother and Bernina embroidery and sewing machines. My items are not Ready to Ship, unless they are indicated as such or found in my special Ready to Ship section. I keep all fabrics and towels on hand and do not need to order any supplies before I begin your order. I embroider and sew as the orders come in and in the order they come in. You will get an Etsy email when I ship your item.