chillibabies

All Handmade

93 Sales

chillibabies

All Handmade

93 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Gillian

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All handmade

Gillian

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Gillian

3 Cloth Diaper Insert's
US$3.89
Cute Owl Print Bib Handmade in canada
US$6.22
Fitted Waterproof Cloth Diaper
US$9.33
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A love of beautiful fabric and children

My story starts way way back as a child. I would watch my Mother making dresses for my sister and I. She didnt have a sewing machine! She would cut the pattern out on our living room floor then assemble our dresses by hand. Back then I really had no idea how much work she put into our clothes, all our knit wear was also knit by her. It really did seem like magic to me that the fabric I had seen on the floor became a dress overnight :-)

I started sewing by hand making dresses for my Barbie doll. In high school I finally got to use a machine! Oh wow how much faster I could sew, and on a treadle machine.

My first job required sewing skills and thats how I got the job, they had an electric machine a Pfaff and to this day I still sew on a Pfaff

Jump foreward a few years, babysitting my granddaughter who my son announced is now in cloth diapers. Ok I thought I can do that, problem #1 some of the cloth diapers were so complicated to put on, and as Evie napped I began to think and then started looking through the diapers, could I make a simple "Nana proof "diaper. Next my inspiration to make and later open this shop, my Son Stuart thinks making diapers is a great idea they have everything you need at Fabricland Ma!

And sew it began........ I made the diapers,it was hot that first summer and I just wanted a headband to keep my hair off my face while I was sewing, so I made one out of some scrap fabric I had, I liked my hairband and so did girls I worked with! And thats how I started making the Headbands. The bib's and blankets are just a pure love of beautiful fabric and a love of sewing.

The name of the shop was derived from where I live Chilliwack , a beautiful city in the Fraser Valley located just outside Vancouver in British columbia, and babies !!!!!! I love them both so very much :-)

I do have a regular job and my etsy shop is still my hobby right now :-) I love seeing what people have looked at,and yes its nice when you get a sale, but I still get a kick when I get a favorite hit on an item that I have made, I am not the only one who likes it and that is good :-)


I am the mother to two grown children a son and a daughter, my son has three daughters of his own and he along with his wife are my biggest cheerleaders. My daughter has one son and they inspire me to try and look for more "boy friendly " fabric..........ha ha ha

Thats sort of it for now, I thank you for reading and wish you a great day :-)

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Last updated on August 13, 2012

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