JayRaeYarncrafting

Handmade Crochet Creations and Design

Springfield, Illinois | 6 Sales

JayRaeYarncrafting

Handmade Crochet Creations and Design

Springfield, Illinois 6 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Jaymie Rae Babel

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Jaymie Rae Babel

Announcement    I make crochet accessories for the home, including kitchen and bath, out of quality yarns. My creations are colorful, sturdy, and reusable. Thank you for visiting my shop! Take a look around and let me know if you have questions!

I take custom orders, so if you don't see something you want, send me a message!

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Last updated on Jan 7, 2019

I make crochet accessories for the home, including kitchen and bath, out of quality yarns. My creations are colorful, sturdy, and reusable. Thank you for visiting my shop! Take a look around and let me know if you have questions!

I take custom orders, so if you don't see something you want, send me a message!

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About

Why I design and make crochet items to sell when I have a full-time job

I come from a family of artists and makers. My parents made many of my toys and playthings growing up and I still have them to this day. I learned to crochet as a child from my mother. My first project was a teeny tiny square red blanket I made for one of my plastic dinosaur figures. I delved into other arts and crafts soon after, and did not crochet again for years.

I got my B.S. in biological science and soon after I got a challenging and rewarding job with the government. I love the work that I do and I love that I am using my college education. However, due to the nature of the job, I've basically been sitting in a cubicle staring at a computer for the better part of the last 9 years. It is satisfying, but somehow incomplete.

I realized that I needed to create. I needed to make things with my hands. I refreshed my crochet skills. I built up a supply of yarn, tools, books, and patterns and experimented with all sorts of items. I made a few gifts for friends and family. Once I got comfortable in my skills, I started modifying designs, and soon I was creating my own patterns. I built a Facebook page with a gallery of all of my work and started showing my items at craft fairs. The feedback was so positive and gave me such a different feeling of accomplishment than my day job ever had. This was what I was missing! I realized that I could have a productive day at my full-time job, and then come home and create whatever I wanted with a hook and yarn. I could absolutely have the best of both worlds.

I finally started to think seriously about making things to sell to others, not just to friends or at the occasional craft show, but on a regular basis. I realized with an Etsy shop I could earn enough to purchase higher quality yarns and tools, and at the same time have a way to make special things that could go out in the world for others to enjoy, just as I had enjoyed all of the things that my parents had made me as a child.

So, that's my journey, thus far. My hobby has transformed from a passion into a business. With JayRae Yarncrafting on Etsy, it is now possible for me to spend my free time creating and crafting amazing things with yarn!

Connect with me!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JayRaeYarncrafting/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayraeyarncrafting/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayraeyarncrafting/
email: jayraeyarncrafting [!at] gmail.com

Shop members

  • Jaymie Rae Babel

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am 35, married, and have two rescue dogs. We live in IL. I have a degree in biology and I work full-time for the government, but my heart belongs to creating and crafting. I personally make everything for sale in this shop, one stitch at a time.

  • Aaron Babel

    Photographer, Designer

    Aaron is my husband of 6 years. He is my best friend and my partner. He sets up, shoots, and edits all of my listing photographs. He sketches design ideas that I translate into crocheted items.

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Last updated on Nov 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do you accept custom or personalized orders?

I welcome custom and personalized orders! Send me a custom order request with exactly what you want and I will work with you! Please note that custom and personalized items cannot be returned or exchanged.

Do you make the items yourself?

All items in my shop are made by me, handcrafted individually, in my own home. I start with hook and yarn, and in few minutes to a few hours, your item is created! Each item is slightly different and totally unique! I take the extra time to make each item is fully finished, sturdy, and durable. I take pride in my work and deliver a product that I am confident you will love!

What materials do you use?

I include all ingredients in each individual listing. I use a variety of fibers in my items, including acrylic, cotton, and wool blends. Please let me know if you have any allergies or preferences such as vegan fibers and materials by sending me a conversation.

Do you have pets? Do you smoke?

My home is smoke-free but dog-friendly. We have two wonderful rescue dogs. I take great care to keep fur from my goods but please let me know if you have allergies by sending a conversation before you purchase.

Are your products washable?

It depends! Many of my items are machine washable and dryable, but not all of them. See individual listings for special instructions.

How are your items packaged?

All of my items are beautifully wrapped with kraft paper and twine, and carefully packed with eco-friendly recycled and recyclable materials. If you are sending a gift, I can keep prices off of the inventory slip and even enclose a card with a special message! Just let me know in the comments when you make your purchase.

Where can I find you?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JayRaeYarncrafting/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayraeyarncrafting/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayraeyarncrafting/

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are wrapped carefully in kraft paper and twine and would be perfect for gifting! Let me know if you want me to include a special message or card!

Multiple Item Orders

If actual shipping costs for your order are less than you were charged, I will refund the difference.