Well its time for one of my favorite parts of the week! Feature Friday! Whoohoo!!! For this week I chose RuthAnn from HaddyGrace Designs. I came across her stuff while surfying the bloggness and immediately fell in love. Her stuff is so wonderful, and a chance to showcase and support a crafty mama as wonderful as her stuff is, yay!
Here’s a little bit about RuthAnn
How did I get started with HaddyGrace Designs? I have always enjoyed sewing for my children, but as a homeschool mom never found the time to pursue it with real vigor. In 2009 my daughters started attending our church’s private Christian school and our new baby, Hadassah Grace arrived that December. I suddenly found myself with alot more time on my hands. So while the littleones (I also have a 2yr old son) napped I started playing around with different patterns and ideas that I had picked up here and there. I then started sewing for baby showers, and birthday gifts. Soon Friends were asking me to sew for their children, and I had strangers asking me where they could purchase my designs. After lots of encouragement from my husband and friends, I decided to officially run HaddyGrace as a business.
Finding time to sew, with 4 kids in the house??? thats a tricky one.. Normally all my spare time, when i am not busy cooking, picking up, doing laundry, cleaning and all the other happy mommy stuff, is spent at the sewing machine, or designing patterns. my sewing machine is in the livingroom, in the same corner as the bookshelf and all the toys. so when the little ones play i am right there to ‘Help’ with all their problems! I am a mommy first! So I get done as much as I can while they are happy but when the little ones go down for a nap I sew like a maniac!! 🙂 after school I rarely sew as this is Family time as is after dinner, on busy days I sew at night after the kids are all in bed! most nights I work online trying to learn all I can about online shops, blogger, ect.
My Favorite HaddyGrace product?? My favorite to create is the pillowcase dress. It is so fun and summery, and I love finding just the right co-ordinating colors, and the RIBBON! There is just something about little girls and those ribbons at the shoulders!!
But right now my favorite to wear on my girls is the sweater dresses.. so warm and cozy and just so terrible cute when worn with boots or even a belt like my 9 yr. old insists on wearing hers. 🙂
oh, I also LOVE the little shoes!! Can’t leave them out at all!!!! They were my firstr creation that made me think i could sell.. People loved them!!!
What to name my business??? Since Hadassah Grace was the inspiration for most of my clothes and creations I knew we needed to use her name… so then I had my husband and kids vote between Hadassah’s Closet and HaddyGrace Designs.. 🙂 They chose HaddyGrace Designs. and i approved it! 🙂
In 5 years??? i would like to have thousands of satisfied customers!!! To have an income big enough so my husband can quit his fulltime job and start on his ‘dream job’. To still be putting my family first!
A little known fact??? I was born and raised in Lancaster Co.Pa into a loving, ‘Horse and Buggy’ mennonite Family. 🙂
And now some of her designs
So support this crafty SAHM and check out her stuff
Thank you RuthAnn for letting me feature you!