Mary Mary Quite Contrary - Handmade Children's Apparel

Anacortes, Washington · 247 Sales


Mary Mary Quite Contrary - Handmade Children's Apparel

Anacortes, Washington 247 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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ContraryMaryMakes is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Happy Spring - Taking a break to spend time with my family and convert out bus into our home

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 21, 2018

Happy Spring - Taking a break to spend time with my family and convert out bus into our home

Erica Guadagnoli

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Erica Guadagnoli


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This is me in a nutshell.. help how did I get in this nutshell?!

I went to school for massage therapy but since graduating I've had 4 more children (6 total) so it's been hard to find the time to get my license :) In the meantime I fill my days with caring for my children while trying to run my business from home!

Since May 2013, May - October, I had a booth at the Anacortes Farmers Market (North West Washington State/San Juan Islands) This past summer, 2016, I had to take off due to adding a new baby to the family (November 3, 2015) as well as separating with my husband. Having enough stock on hand was very difficult with a newborn and 5 other children to care for on my own. When the children are a bit older I plan on going back. I love working with my hands. When I finish something it's such a sense of accomplishment. I also loved working the farmers market, being a part of my local economy! It's great to be able to meet and see the people who buy and use my items.

I started my Etsy shop in December of 2011 but didn't actively post until after I started at the Farmer's Market in the Spring of 2013. Before that I just made stuff for friends and family and my own children. I learned to sew in 7th grade and I taught myself embroidery by reading various books. Either buying or checking out from the library. The library is a great resource if you want to learn! My favorite book and the one that really inspired me is Stitched in Time by Alicia Paulson. If you haven't checked her out please do! She makes the most beautiful things!

I am not an expert by any means. I just love making things. If you have any questions about anything, want to know where I got my inspiration or supplies, just ask and I will do my best to turn you in the right direction. There's so many lovely things and ideas out there, no one person should have a monopoly.

If you would like to know more please check out my blog! :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Shop members

  • Erica Guadagnoli


    I am a single mom to 6 beautiful young people just trying to make a living to take care of them. To learn more about me you can check out my blog at

  • Ophelia

    Supernatural Obsessed, Model

    Ophelia is my oldest child. Lover of all things Supernatural (t.v. show). Sometimes model, sometimes helper with younger siblings.

  • Settimio

    Model, I'd Rather Be Reading

    Settimio is my 2nd child and oldest son. He graciously models for me when needed. He is found most times off by himself in a remote corner with a book.

  • Fiammetta

    Cuddle Tester, Model

    Fiammetta is the middle daughter and house Princess. Cuddlyness tester of all blankets and quilts.

  • Salvatore

    Chief Mischief Maker, Model

    Salvatore is the middle son and Chief Mischief Maker. He can be found getting into trouble in one way or another.. When taking a break from shenanigans he will be so kind as to lend his good looks for a modeling session.

  • Persephone

    Assistant Mischief Maker, Model

    Youngest daughter and Assistant Mischief Maker. She follows around Salvatore and assists him with his dastardly deeds. She may look sweet and innocent but that is just her secret ploy. She is also available for the occasional modelling session.

  • Valentino

    Breastmilk Connoisseur, Model

    Valentino is the youngest of the bunch. He is an occasional model, full time mommy occupier, and breastmilk connoisseur.

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