Handmade by Heidi

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 1107 Sales


Handmade by Heidi

Albuquerque, New Mexico 1107 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Heidi P


modernolive is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Taking some time off to stop and smell the roses. See you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 25, 2017

Taking some time off to stop and smell the roses. See you soon!

Heidi P

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Heidi P


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

CALLISTA BURKE on Jan 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This hat is made better than anything you could purchase in a store. I sew also and I'm overly impressed. Wow! Thank You. Happy 2017 to you and yours.

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Made for your little people, with a little help from my mine.

A stay at home mom since 2003, I rediscovered my sewing machine when my daughter Olive was born. Searching for infant dresses in bold, brilliant, beautiful colors was like trying to milk a tumbleweed, so I began hitting the fabric stores.

It turned out there were other toddlers in need of fun clothing. With the encouragement of friends, family, and random strangers, Modern Olive was born in 2009. We started with Albuquerque area craft fairs, opening our Etsy shop January 1, 2010.

From start to finish, I hand-make every single item you see in the shop from the comfort of my own home, except for the rare vintage treasure.

About all those fleece soakers...

I originally fell in love with cloth diapering in 2008. In 2011, I found myself with a heavy wetting baby boy who miraculously wanted to sleep through the night but whose cloth diapers needed more oomph for those long stretches. Hooray for fleece soakers!

Another reason I love them? They are something I can make for the little guys! As mom to two incredible sons, handmade for boys is where my heart is.

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Shop members

  • Heidi

    Owner, Woman Behind The Sewing Machine (and Camera)

    From start to finish, I hand-make every single item you see in the shop from the comfort of my own home. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I am happy as can be living in the high desert of New Mexico.

  • Olive

    Dress & Hat Model, Fabric Consultant, Postal Liaison

    Eight years old. Loves art, high tea, and her dolls.

  • Graeme

    Senior Postal Liaison

    Thirteen years old. Loves Star Wars, Legos, eye-rolling, and his bike.

  • Callum

    Underpants Model, Fabric Consultant, Shipping Apprentice

    Five years old. Loves his blankies and the park.

  • Violet


    Miss Violet joined our family in September of 2015. Loves cuddling and bananas.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 21, 2015
All items are in stock and ready to ship. It's not instant gratification, but the best I can do. Please see below for information on placing a custom order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Paypal. You do not need to have an account to be able to make a Paypal purchase.
My children are big fans of going to the post office, so all orders within the US ship USPS with Delivery Confirmation. Sadly, we cannot be responsible for packages once shipped. Please let us know if your neighbor's dog is notorious for stealing packages and burying them in his back yard. We would be happy to help you add insurance at an additional cost.

Most First Class domestic items arrive in 2-4 business days. Larger quantity orders that exceed the 13oz domestic weight limit for First Class Mail will automatically be upgraded to Priority Mail at no additional cost to the customer. (Upgrade to priority is available for other orders, regardless of weight, at an additional charge. Upgrade charge begins at $3.25 extra.)

We are happy to ship internationally, however some destinations do not yet offer package tracking to the point of delivery. If a tracking number is not available for your destination I will provide you with a US Customs Declaration Form number that can be used at to track your package until it reaches US customs. All international orders are shipped First Class.
Refunds and Exchanges
Diaper covers, sale items, and seconds may NOT be returned.

All other items:

Clean, unwashed items in brand-new condition may be returned at the customer's expense for a refund within 14 days of purchase minus original shipping charges and Paypal fees. PLEASE NOTE Paypal automatically deducts a transaction fee on all transactions, including refunds. In the event of a refund, the buyer is responsible for ALL Paypal fees, including those charged to the seller during the original sale AND those imposed on the refund transaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
I currently offer a discount of 10% when you purchase any 4 in stock and ready to ship items. See shop announcements for more information and coupon code. Sorry, no other discounts are available at this time.

With a baby and 3 school-aged children I only take custom orders when I know I'll be able to fill them in a timely manner. Please note that my prices are based on the amount of fabric used -- larger sizes cost more.