MinkyBabyGifts

Minky baby blankets and gifts for babies and toddlers

Little Rock, Arkansas · 14727 Sales

MinkyBabyGifts

Minky baby blankets and gifts for babies and toddlers

Little Rock, Arkansas 14727 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(3687)

Announcement   Coupon codes will be deactivated while sales are active. Cutoff for December 25 delivery is Sunday night, December 18. Orders placed by tonight will ship on Tuesday.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 18, 2016

Coupon codes will be deactivated while sales are active. Cutoff for December 25 delivery is Sunday night, December 18. Orders placed by tonight will ship on Tuesday.

Gary and Debra Jordan

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Gary and Debra Jordan

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About

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 540 square foot mansion!

Our next family goal was to create a business and lifestyle that would allow us freedom to travel and volunteer. Not owning a traditional home, and living a very simple lifestyle has given us opportunities to work from some most amazing places. We now live in a 540 square foot mansion, and thanks to our simple lifestyle, often travel. Our part of the work involves sample making, photography, creating new designs and listings, communication with customers, processing the orders, preparing the shipping labels and packing slips, and digitizing the embroidery every day. Since much of this is 'digital', we have been able to work from the Galapagos Islands, the border of Brazil and Bolivia, Ecuador, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Next up.....China! None of this would have been possible without trustworthy and diligent workers like we have, you can read about them in the shop profiles section. We also need good internet....and Dropbox......and Google Drive, and Magic Jack! We have the world's best suppliers also - with an email or a phone call they get it done.

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

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Shop members

  • Gary, Debra and Max Jordan

    Owner

    Our shop is family owned and operated. In the morning we have fuzz in our coffee, so I guess you could say it is in our veins!

  • Gary Jordan

    Owner, Customer Service, Marketer

    We enjoy working together, and my two men are very secure in their masculinity, they can spot a 'cute' pattern from a mile away. Gary keeps the shop running with the myriads of loose ends he keeps track of.

  • Debra Jordan

    Designer, Maker, Photographer

    Assistant, paperwork filer, janitor, supply orderer, photograph editor, listings editor, customer service, fire putter outer. My most favorite job is designer, but there is a lot of non glorious grit that goes into keeping the shop running.

  • Max Jordan

    Embroidery Digitizer, Assistant, Shipper

    Max is chief digitizer - he is the one who prepares the digital embroidery files for your blanket. He will make sure the kerning is correct between each letter - and that the colors will match perfectly. Soon to come - appliques!

  • Joliett Santiago

    Seamstress

    Joliett is the ruffle queen. They are very difficult to sew - anyone who has ever sewn minky knows how laborious it can be - like trying to stitch together two clouds! Then try sandwiching a slippery piece of silky satin, no one does it like her!

  • Beronica Alba

    Seamstress

    Beronica is a perfectionist - from colors to fabrics to seams, if it is not perfect, she will not send it out. We were so fortunate to find her - a steady calm voice when things get crazy at the shop. A true pleasure to work with!

  • Joshua Orvis

    Embroidery Technician

    We love Josh! Also a perfectionist, he has named all our machines - Grandpa, the oldest and most cantankerous, Brother, and Happy. He has learned to identify problems before they occur - being able to HEAR the machines, he understand their moods.

  • 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!

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