shophopehandmade

modern + handmade baby blankets, burp cloths, and bibs

254 Sales

shophopehandmade

modern + handmade baby blankets, burp cloths, and bibs

254 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Last updated on Jun 22, 2015

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Stacey Stark

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Stacey Stark

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modern things for baby + adoption

Well, where should I begin?

I guess it all started when my mother-in-law gifted me with her sewing machine a few years ago.

I didn't even know what a bobbin was, but I was excited to learn! I sewed curtains, pillow covers, and whatever else struck my fancy. Pretty soon my friends started having babies, babies, & more babies, and the shower invites began pouring in. I wasn't crazy about all the pastels and ducks showcased at most baby stores (friends shouldn't let friends buy ugly baby gear), so I started sewing unique handmade gifts for these friends and their little ones. It was a hit!

When my husband Tim and I began the domestic infant adoption process in December of 2011, I combined my love for adoption with my love for sewing, and hope: handmade was born in late May of 2012. During that time, 100% of the proceeds from this shop went straight to our adoption fund.

In September of 2012 little Norah joined our family and flipped our world upside down in the most amazing way! She is simply the coolest baby ever. We made the (potentially crazy) decision for me to quit my day job to stay home with our little booger head. I couldn't wait to bring that sewing machine back out and get creative again.

Today, hope: handmade is a lovely little creative outlet that allows me to help support our family and still be there to change poopy diapers, snuggle our little girl whenever I want to, and of course wear yoga pants the entire time.

I cannot thank you enough for your support of this little shop. I am honored to be able to create something fun and unique for you and your little one!

-stacey

shophopehandmade[at]gmail.com

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  • Stacey Stark

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello! I'm Stacey and I love babies and making pretty things. In May 2012 I decided to combine my love for sewing with my love for adoption, and hope: handmade [the shop] was born. I hope you'll stick around & find something fun for your little one!

  • Norah

    Inspiration & Official Tester

    Hi! I'm Norah. I'm sort of a big deal around here. My job is to distract my mom while she's trying to sew, but most importantly I test run all the cool stuff you see here. I like my play gym, bath time, and spitting up.

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Last updated on December 30, 2012
Welcome to hope: handmade! We make modern + handmade things for mama and baby, such as bibs, burp cloths, onesies, and more! You can contact Stacey either through conversation right here on Etsy, or at shophopehandmade [at] gmail [dot] com. I would love to hear from you!

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Payment
I accept payment via Paypal. Payment is due at time of purchase, and must be received for your item to ship. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a purchase this way. Paypal is easy to use and safe!
Shipping
Right now all items are made to order, so please see our shop announcement for current production time. You will be notified by email when your items are on their way to you!

I will ship to your Paypal address via USPS First Class. Delivery confirmation is included.

International Orders: Orders will be sent via USPS International First Class. Please contact me ahead of time if you would prefer a different shipping option. Customs forms will be marked as Merchandise, and import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

***If you are local and would rather meet up with me to get your order, use coupon code LOCALKC at checkout to get free shipping!
Refunds and Exchanges
In general, we will not be able to offer refunds or exchanges. We want you to be thrilled with your purchase though, so if you're not satisfied for any reason, let us know!
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item sold in this shop is handmade and unique. No two items are exactly the same, and fabric placement may vary. This is the beauty of handmade!

I pre-wash all fabric to eliminate shrinking, and each item is handmade by me in a smoke-free and pet-free home.

If you have a custom fabric combination or quantity in mind that you don't see in the shop, please let me know!