teenytinyhappythings

Teeny Tiny Happy Things.

Richmond, Virginia · 1143 Sales

teenytinyhappythings

Teeny Tiny Happy Things.

Richmond, Virginia 1143 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(266)

Announcement   Use the categories underneath to your left to find what you're looking for easier, and remember you can search the shop using the search feature above to the right.

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Baughan/250334961671630

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Use the categories underneath to your left to find what you're looking for easier, and remember you can search the shop using the search feature above to the right.

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Baughan/250334961671630

Jenny Baughan

Contact shop owner

Jenny Baughan

View all 80 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(266)
View all 266 reviews

About

Embroidery and Cats Saved My Life.

It's true, if I'm to be honest. I went through a pretty bad time, and I wasn't sure if I was ever going to make it out. So many bad things at once. My mind was spinning all the time.

One of the very few ways I could feel normal and sane and calm my brain was to focus on the cats, (seriously, petting a cat? Sniffing the back of their neck? Putting your ear up to the furball to hear the Rumble Purr? Therapeutic.)

And embroidery. One stitch at a time. It helped my crazy spinning brain to calm itself down for a few minutes.

It's just stitches. That's all. Just little stitches. But then, it's 15 stitches. Then, it's 100 stitches, and then, it's suddenly a little piece of art. Made up of nothing but small little ordinary moments in time. That end up all being kind of important, because they're all little bits of little seconds of someone's life that's all gotten together and formed this really cool, beautiful, special, extraordinary thing.

And that's pretty damn magical in my book.

So. I sell embroidery patterns. I've still got tons of drawings that I need to make into embroidery patterns. And paper doll animals and other stuff. And as of 2015 I'm now making animal pillows, mini felt animals, custom family & pet portraits and other things. I still can't decide if all the different things should live together in this one shop or be in their own separate shops. I'm going to go with the flow and I guess I'll decide later. But for now, all my current art, I guess it lives here.

Tweet

Shop members

  • Jenny Baughan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Official Herder Of Cats.

    Howdy! I have always loved embroidery. I have always loved the textile arts. Actually when I was in college (um, a long time ago) (sort of) (FINE, a long time ago) I had a split major, metal arts and textile arts. I love anything thread, anything fabric. Knitting, felting, crocheting, tatting, quilting, sewing. If it involves a needle of some sort, or fabric of some sort, or yarn or thread, well, basically, I'm pretty much going to love it. Because I think it has a certain element of magic. It's all just made up of little itty bitty pieces that make up a part. It's just stitches. That's all. Just little stitches. But then, it's 15 stitches. Then, it's 100 stitches, and then, it's suddenly a little piece of art. Made up of nothing but small little ordinary moments in time. That end up all being kind of important, because they're all little bits of little seconds of someone's life that's all gotten together and formed this really cool, beautiful, special, extraordinary thing. And that's pretty damn magical in my book. And here's the thing about embroidery that makes me especially love it: It's really forgiving. It's REALLY forgiving. Did you forget to count your stitches? Forget to measure twice? Just not do whatever math thing was required for your project? It's ok. No, really. It's all good, because embroidery will forgive you. Embroidery is really kind in that way. Seriously. Did you make that last stitch a little too long? It's ok. It's totally ok. Embroidery says you can make the next stitch a little shorter and everything's going to be good. Embroidery says it'll all even out in the end. It's all just little pieces that make a part. Embroidery's like, man, it ain't nothing but a thing. It's all good, man. You just keep doing your thing, I'll just keep doing mine. We'll work it out. And THAT, my friends, is why I dearly love embroidery. Little itty bitty pieces that make up a part. Teeny Tiny Happy Things.

Shop policies

Last updated on

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