MinkyBabyGifts

Minky baby blankets and gifts for babies and toddlers

Arkansas, United States · 13594 Sales

MinkyBabyGifts

Minky baby blankets and gifts for babies and toddlers

Arkansas, United States 13594 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2016

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Gary and Debra Jordan

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Gary and Debra Jordan

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We are remodeling the shop! This is a preview of more to come - instead of bay doors we now have a real door!

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About Us

Our 'story' is below. When we decided to live solely off our income from our Etsy business, we knew we needed to drastically cut expenses. We found a 'shed' on Craigslist, it became our home for the next 4 years. If you are determined, you do what you have to do. For us, this was the answer to freedom. If you want to see our tiny 400 foot house, click on the first link. Karen Brown, a writer for the Etsy blog, did a nice write-up about our house and business, you can find it on the second link below. We do not live in the tiny house any more - it was what enabled us to live on our tiny wages as we built our business. We now live in a 800 square foot mansion :)

Minky Baby Gifts is a business owned and run by my family. It has become much more tame, pleasant, and docile over the years as we have forced it into a smaller space, not only in a physical sense (smaller shop), but also in our lives. Personally, I have fought with it over the years, at times wanting to slay the dragon, other times feeding and cherishing it, but finally coming to terms with it's place in our lives. It is a means to an end, it is a business that helps us accomplish our goals of having more time for family and volunteer work.

Gary is my extremely patient, hardworking, and supportive husband. We work together, both cutting and sewing. I drive him crazy sometimes. Max is our inspiration and son, a bright, interesting young man of 17 years, he digitizes the embroidery. I am Debra, lover of any textile soft, fuzzy, and washable. In the morning we have fuzz in our coffee, so I guess you can say it is in our veins!

Dustin and Thania Garza are an important piece of making our business function smoothly. For years we muddled through, teaching ourselves the in's and out's of online business, we are happy to have them come on-board as long distance collaborators, our IT team. They live in beautiful Mexico, and spend much of their time as volunteers in their community. It will be fun to see how the shop evolves in the future, under their professional guidance.

A huge Thank You to our Etsy customers for making our lifestyles possible!

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  • Debra, Gary, and Max Jordan

    Sewing, Cutting, And Convo Specialist

    We enjoy working together, and these two men are very secure in their masculinity, they can spot a 'cute' pattern from a mile away.

  • Dustin and Thania Garza

    IT Specialists

    Dustin and Thania manage our inventory and Etsy site. Having hundreds of listings is very time consuming, they have helped to organize the chaos in my head (Debra's). They have developed helpful tools and apps to make things run smoother!

  • Puddy

    Purr Monster

    Puddy lived in the woods behind the shop, it took 5 months to convince her to come live with us. now she concentrates on keeping the couch company while we are away from the house.

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