Announcement During the Autumn and Winter months, look for my stuffed toys and other items for sale at the wonderful Mojo's coffee shop on the Bethel College campus in North Newton, Kansas.
During the Autumn and Winter months, look for my stuffed toys and other items for sale at the wonderful Mojo's coffee shop on the Bethel College campus in North Newton, Kansas.
The surprise at the end of the day
I began my shop when my husband went back to school and I transitioned from part time work outside the home to full time stay at home mom. I soon became aware that I needed a creative outlet and some extra income.
Throughout the next year I discovered how much I enjoyed working with recycled wool sweaters. I started making Christmas stockings which seemed to be a natural fit with the colorful wool.
Because I am around children daily, I have been inspired by their interests as well as the sentimental toys from my own childhood.
Finding my materials can be challenging and yet a very exciting thrill-of-the-hunt. Sometimes I look for very specific pieces of custom projects and other times I pick patterns or colors that I love and then see what comes out of that sweater later. The size and shape of the sweater usually dictate what I create.
From an environmental standpoint, I love that I can make something fun, functional and beautiful from existing materials. Plus, wool is natural and safe for children, naturally antimicrobial and moisture wicking.
Marla Sawatzky Rowe
I am a wife and mother of three children. I have been creating my entire life. I have a bachelors degree in the fine arts. Fabric is my medium of choice, especially natural and repurposed.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards