rkbuffy on Jan 31, 2017
Absolutely beautiful. Quality workmanship, super soft. Seller rushed this for a Christmas gift. Thanks so much!
mika2682 on Oct 7, 2016
Sheree's Atelier...an eclectic mix of fine things...handmade!
I am a mom to two great kids, a wife to a great guy, a chemist by training and a maker at heart.
I sew, I quilt, I knit, I make jewelry, I take photos, I make mixed media collages and I doodle. I also enjoy baking, gardening, writing, blogging and decorating.
My first artistic love is sewing. I first asked my mother for a sewing machine when I was 5 years old. I asked for one every year and finally when I was 12, she realized I was serious and bought one. I have been obsessed with sewing ever since.
One would think I would have followed a path to design and fashion. I contemplated that path, but instead ended up getting a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT. In addition to enjoying sewing as a young girl, I developed a love of science and math. I decided in 12th grade that I'd be a chemist.
I spent a couple of decades sewing my own clothing and when my daughter was born, I started sewing clothing for her as well.
When she was 1, I took a leave of absence from my job as a senior R & D Scientist for a major chemical company. During that time, I started custom sewing for friends and then had a small line in two boutiques in our town. I did not return to the corporate world, and instead, spent more and more time sewing for other people in addition to sewing for myself, my daughter and my home.
Sheree's Atelier is a business that grew out of this work and my desire to stay at home with my young kids while still doing something creative, productive and fulfilling on a different level. I still have a passion for math and science as well. I do not see a necessary separation between math/science and art. In fact, I think they go hand in hand. And lucky for me, I am married to a chemist that also plays both classical and electric bass and both of kids enjoy experimenting, problem solving and also play piano, love theater and writing as well as art.
As you can see, my business is quite personal. It is a reflection of and a combination of all the things that make me happy and inspire me. Because of that, I am proud to say that I design and hand make ever item in this shop. I have a variety of interest, such as sewing, knitting, jewelry making, quilting and mixed media collage work. Because of my varied interest, I will be filling my shop with a varied and eclectic mix of artisan quality goods.
In addition to having an Etsy shop, I own a brick and mortar shop in Midland, Michigan. My shop is right on Main Street.
My work has been published in several magazines, including
STITCH Magazine and 101 Patchwork Projects, both publications from Interweave Press.
You can stay up to date on what I am up to by visiting my blog: www.shereesalchemy.typepad.com. I also have a newsletter that I invite you to join:
Finally, I would love to connect with you on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shereesalchemy ) and Twitter (shereesalchemy).
I am excited to be a member of the Naturalkids team and the Etsykids team.
Sheree Schattenmann, PhD
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Sewer, Quilter, Blogger, Shipper
My name is Sheree and I am a maker. I am formally trained as a chemist, but now spend my days caring for my family and running two shops on Etsy. I find great delight in using my hands to create beautiful, finely crafted goods.
I am a chemist by training that decided to leave the traditional workforce to stay home and mother my children. Now, instead of mixing up chemicals in the lab, I spend my days mixing up my favorite new and vintage fabrics, textiles and notions to create lovely artisan made goods for children, ladies and the home. I work predominately with natural materials like cotton, linen and wool. I love mixing the old with the new, so I may use a vintage inspired new fabric along with vintage trims and buttons. Or I'll take vintage textiles and work them into something thoroughly modern and up to date.
I enjoy custom work, so if you see something you like, but want a different fabric, don't hestitate to get in touch. Up until recently, I ran an online fabric shop, so I do stock a very large selection of fabrics.
Thanks for stopping by,
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards