fairychildheirlooms

Handmade heirlooms for infants, children, & dolls

San Tan Valley, Arizona · 22 Sales

fairychildheirlooms

Handmade heirlooms for infants, children, & dolls

San Tan Valley, Arizona 22 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   SALE!!! Prices reflect the new sale price! Most items 50% off the original price!

I put my heart into each item I make, sending love and healing light to each recipient. I LOVE doing custom orders!

Come visit my other Etsy shops:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyhoneybee72 Waldorf inspired items
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixieDustBakery Enchanting baked goods

Announcement

SALE!!! Prices reflect the new sale price! Most items 50% off the original price!

I put my heart into each item I make, sending love and healing light to each recipient. I LOVE doing custom orders!

Come visit my other Etsy shops:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyhoneybee72 Waldorf inspired items
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixieDustBakery Enchanting baked goods

Melissa Curran

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Melissa Curran

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The beauty of an heirloom

My story starts long before I learned to sew. I am a descendant of many amazing seamstresses including a great-great grandmother that had several brothers. Her brothers paid to send her to seamstress school where she learned to sew beautiful suits and as a thank-you she sewed a suit for each of her brothers. Her daughter (my great grandma Ethel) was also exceptional and when the men came home from WWI they brought her their silk parachutes to make dresses for their new brides. She also made many dresses for big fancy wedding parties and quintessential parties. Her daughter, my Oma, made dolls and their fancy outfits, many many toys, and she made amazing clothes for my aunt, uncle, and dad when they were growing up. When I was a young girl, Every summer I spent a week at her house where she helped me sew whatever I wanted to. I also spent time in the 4H sewing club where I also learned to sew. Of course my Mom's side of the family is just as talented. My Grandma spent many hours making incredible quilts, toys, and dresses. My mother made most of our clothes when I was small

As a young mother in 1996, I visited my older sister whom taught me about heirloom sewing. I bought some fabric and she taught me how to hand smock a beautiful outfit for my 2 year old (oldest) daughter. My sister was blown away with how fast and good I was! She said I was "a natural" at it! And I LOVED it! I then felt like I had to hand smock and embroider everything I could.

I became aware that smocking and embroidery is a lost art to most. At that time there were three sewing magazines that were dedicated to heirloom sewing and I bought all that I could, and many books and patterns. Check out the story on my blog of how I got my ad in one of those magazines: http://fairychildheirlooms.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/my-ad-in-the-creative-needle-magazine/

It wasn't long before my friends started commenting on the beautiful clothes my children were wearing. Since they were all having babies, I started making clothes for their babies too. Next thing I knew, people were willing to pay me to make outfits for their babies!

I have been so honored to share my talents with many families worldwide. As I create each item, my entire heart goes into what I'm creating, I imagine the child wearing the outfit, the baby wrapped in the blanket, the infant sleeping in their mothers arms. Occasionally, I make something for a tender moment before a baby is buried. So you see, my heart goes with each item and family.

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  • Melissa

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    I am a wife to an Army vet, and a mother to 7 children. I love nature and creating! I try to create a more natural and healthy lifestyle for my family. My creations have a flair for the beauty of nature, and the magic of life that's all around us

  • Melissa

    Owner

    I am a wife to an Army vet, and a mother to 7 children. I love nature and creating! I try to create a more natural and healthy lifestyle for my family. My creations have a flair for the beauty of nature, and the magic of life that's all around us

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Last updated on March 12, 2011

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