CraftsbyKatieL

Crafts by Katie

Grantham, England

Announcement    After welcoming my newest member of the family back in March 2020, I am finally back! I hadn't planned on taking so much time away, but did anything go to plan in 2020? Well, now I am here, I am even more excited about creating beautiful keepsakes again. If you don't see what you are looking for, or would like some help picking the perfect option, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Last updated on 03 Jan, 2021

After welcoming my newest member of the family back in March 2020, I am finally back! I hadn't planned on taking so much time away, but did anything go to plan in 2020? Well, now I am here, I am even more excited about creating beautiful keepsakes again. If you don't see what you are looking for, or would like some help picking the perfect option, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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On Etsy since 2013

Organic Baby Clothes and Keepsakes

I became a Mum for the first time in March 2016. It's the best job in the world and my crafts have been able to fit in around him. I love making things for him, he is my biggest inspiration and motivation. I wouldn't have all my fabulous creations without him. My second is due in Spring 2020!

I have two specialities. I create designs and print onto organic bodysuits for ages 0 to 24 months. I now also have organic t-shirts from 0-3 months to 4-5 years.

I also turn your baby and loved ones clothes items into keepsake quilts, blankets and cushions. I have a fabulous range of fabrics that you can use to upgrade your quilt backings with. I also sell these fabrics by the metre on my sister shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheFabricSquirrel

I work as ethically as I can which to me also means supporting other British businesses where ever I can. I source my fabric paint from an independent shop in Whitney, Oxfordshire, which conveniently is where I have a lot of family. I stock up when ever we go down to visit. They have their paints especially made for them in the UK. The bodysuits I use are also made in the UK using high quality organic cotton. Even the tissue paper I use is made using recycled materials.

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    I thought becoming a mum would slow my craftiness. It turns out he is my biggest inspiration and I love that I can continue to sew and craft and be a full time mummy.

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Last updated on 15 Aug, 2018
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Care instructions

The fabric paint used on my baby vests is heat set. This makes it perfectly safe to go in a normal wash. Organic cotton can be more prone to shrinking so it is advisable to wash at 30 degrees and line dry.

My vests have been through dozens of times and soaked in stain remover. Baby stains come out - design stays on!

Fabric Paint Safety

The fabric paint used is water based, made in the UK and is non-toxic. It is perfectly safe to be used on baby items.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I package all my items in pretty coloured recycled tissue paper in a waterproof and pretty mailing bag. If this is going directly to someone as a gift I will happily include a message, just leave me a note on check out.

Why organic?

The cotton industry is the second most pesticide laden crops in the world, seconded by the coffee industry.

Organic means that the cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides and instead uses natural repellents such as chili, garlic and tea tree oil. Not only does that mean it is far better for the environment and your babies delicate skin but there are also benefits to the farmers. As they are not reliant on costly chemicals and fertilizers they can also grow food and keep animals – lower input and more income for their organic cotton.

Organic cotton also has the ability to “breathe” a lot better than conventional cotton. Moisture against your baby’s skin can cause a rash so the ability to breathe can only be a good thing!

What’s the difference between a keepsake blanket and a quilt?

A keepsake patchwork is made using your baby or loved ones clothes. This can be finished in two ways. A blanket is simply backed with a light weight fleece. A quilt consists of your patchwork, a layer of wadding (I use bamboo wadding) and cotton. A blanket is lighter and great to use around the house. A quilt is still reasonably light weigh but slightly thicker meaning it is more suited if you have thicker clothes you want to include like jumpers, denim and blankets. Quilts also give you much wider range of backing options as I stock lots of beautiful cotton fabrics.

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