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Feature Friday: Thumbprintpatterns

21 Oct

Feature Friday Presents:

Thumbprintpatterns!

Sewing is a passion of my mom and me.. What comes first is our family and faith. Then we have time to sew. Our minds are always working on some new project to create and share with our family and friends.

Leather Flower PDF Pattern, Two SIzes, Hair Clip, Clothing pin, Applique, Accessory        Wristlet PDF Sewing Pattern, Thumbprint Patterns, Clutch, Purse, Wallet, Ebook, Tutorial

$5.50 USD                                        $7.95 USD

 Classic Girls Full Apron, Regency Era Inspired, pdf Sewing Pattern, Thumbprint Patterns, ebook       Two Style Lanyard Sewing PDF Pattern, Thumbprint Patterns, Standard and Quick Release

Classic Girls Full Apron, …             Two Style Lanyard Sewing P…

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 $7.95 USD                                       $3.85 USD

Pocketbook, Coupon wallet, Clutch Purse, PDF Sewing Pattern, Thumbprint Patterns

Pocketbook, Coupon wallet,…

$6.00 USD

What got you interested in crafting?

I am a mom of four wonderful kids and wife to a creative, talented and loving husband. Sewing and crafting comes very naturally to me. There are many crafting and creative people in my family. My Mom got me started in crafting and I have been hooked ever since. My first craft was when I was 6 years old! I have been sewing for about 14 years. I sew almost everyday and I am always creating something. I have had a purse business that were all my own designs, for about 4 years now and I also do custom sewing projects. I have two items I make in a uniform shop located where I live too!

What’s the secret behind your etsy name? 

The name for my shop came about when I was thinking of a fun name for my store. I was trying to think of a name that would mean something oto me and my mom. She makes these awesome thumbprint cookies with nut and jelly in the middle. So I thought it would make a great name! Since having my fourth baby, I have been teaching sewing lesson for the last two years. I love to help people to learn to sew. I love it and I want to share that passion with other people. So as a natural instinct to help and create, out came my store on ETSY called Thumbprint Patterns. I currently have four patterns in my store.

What inspires you to be crafty?

Inspiration for me comes from necessity. I make things to help solve a problem or make a new version of something I need or really like. The first pattern I made for my shop came from there not being one for my daughter that looked just like the one I made for myself. So I made my first garment pattern from scratch and I totally loved it.

What goals do you have for your store?

I hope to grow my collection of patterns over the next few years. I would love to have 10 patterns in each category ranging from beginner to advanced patterns. The types of patterns will vary also, having everything from dress patterns, home decor, and craft patterns. I am currently working on a pattern for kitchen table place mats, Christmas Stocking, and a new style of purse.

My husband is an art teacher and we hope to open a store someday. We want to have lessons for art sewing and crafting.

Having a home based business is a wonderful blessing for my growing family. I get to create and be home to help them.

If you haven’t already checked out Thumbprintpatterns store – go ahead and check out here!

Thanks for coming!

Love Always,

J

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Feature Friday: DoodlebugCrochet

14 Oct

Feature Friday Presents:

DoodlebugCrochet

Yellow crochet duck - 9" tall         White and Gray crochet lamb - 9" tall - READY TO SHIP

Yellow crochet duck – 9…                White and Gray crochet lam…

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$14.00 USD                                       $14.00 USD

Purple crochet teddy bear - 9" tall          Pink crochet pig - 10" tall - READY TO SHIP

Purple crochet teddy bear …           Pink crochet pig – 10…

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$14.00 USD                                        $14.00 USD

White crochet bunny rabbit - 12" tall - READY TO SHIP          Blue crochet owl bird - 6" tall

White crochet bunny rabbit…         Blue crochet owl bird – 6…

DoodlebugCro…                                 DoodlebugCro…

$17.00 USD                                        $11.00 USD

Yellow crochet giraffe - 14" tall          Purple crochet baby blanket - 28" x 28"  -  READY TO SHIP

Yellow crochet giraffe – 1…              Purple crochet baby blanke…

DoodlebugCro…                                 DoodlebugCro…

$17.00 USD                                        $32.00 USD

” I’m a mom of two fantastic boys and I’ve been a professional graphic designer for over 14 years. My husband and I live just outside of Boston with our kids and big swiss mountain dog. I’ve been involved in the arts for as long as I can remember and I love to make things with my hands. Crochet is a fantastic outlet for me to relax and rejuvenate after working on a computer in a very 2-D career each day. I’ve always loved being creative and I hope you’ll enjoy my shop! 🙂 “

What got you interested in crafting?

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a little girl and I mostly just made clothes for my barbies at the time. I hadn’t crocheted in about 15 years and I just decided last winter that I really wanted to make myself a scarf… so I took it back up again and here I am!


What has been your favorite project to make and why?

My favorite project so far has been my tan puppy. He was created because a friend of mine had a niece that was very attached to a yellow lab that her mother owned, but was very old and probably not going to be around to the end of the summer. She wanted to give her niece a tan puppy to remind her of her favorite dog and comfort her in the future…. and so the tan puppy in my shop was born.

What’s the secret behind your etsy name? (How did you come up with it?)

The secret behind my Etsy name has to do with my kids – they both are such little busy bodies around the house, they are always just “doodling” around tinkering with things here and there as they go – I started calling them my little doodlebugs. When I decided to start a shop catering to kids on Etsy – it just seemed like the perfect name!


What is the most challenging thing you have made?

The most challenging thing I have made is something I’m STILL working on! I’m looking to add a kitty to my shop and I think I’ve finally got the right pattern ideas in my head – I made one already but he didn’t QUITE look right – for me, it’s all the little details that need to be just right to make him too cute to resist… the size and shape of the ears, the right tail shape, etc. It can be challenging at times.

What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within the next year?

My goals for the next year are to continue to grow my Etsy shop by creating more animals, offering more colors and continuing to create beautiful blankets. I’ve had some interest in local galleries and not-so local shops to carry my work and I hope to also grow that side of my business next year. However, my biggest goal is to keep enjoying what I make, have fun, and keep those kid’s smiles coming!

What inspires you to be crafty?

I get inspired by kids – having my own and seeing all of my friends’ kids – they are just the best. There’s no better feeling than having a little kid squeeze the heck out of one of my animals and just HAVING to have it with them all day and night. That makes me so happy – and there really isn’t any better inspiration to keep going!

If you could have one thing to help your store what would it be?

If I could have one thing to help my store, anything at all, it would be another set of hands! Although I work fairly fast, crochet takes time – some days and weeks I find myself with more work than I can physically do myself. The handmade quality is what makes my shop beautiful and unique, but from a business sense, I feel that it does tend to limit how much I can grow.

If you haven’t already – check DoodlebugCrochet out!

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/doodlebugcrochet

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Doodlebug-Crochet/166682183399111?sk=wall

Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/ldefrancesco123

Thank you for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

P.S. If you’d like to be on a Feature Friday – please send me a message!

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