Why I named it BadStitches

Hello and welcome to my blog. I should start by telling a little about myself. My name is Amy and I am a stay at home mom of three beautiful children. They are beautiful, when they are not fighting with each other and when they are sleeping. I’m just kidding of course. My kids are great, my oldest is Hunter who is 11, then their is Zack who is 6 and finally Lilly who is 4. My husband works for a furniture company and he works long hours. 

Next year my daughter will start school and I have been thinking about all the time I will FINALLY have to myself. So, I decided to start an Etsy shop. I opened it on January 31 and two weeks ago I had my first sale, then another and then another! What a wonderful feeling to know that someone liked the stuff that I made enough to buy it! I was so excited and that really inspired me to keep going and built more inventory. 

The reason it’s name is BadStitches is because, well, I am bad at sewing. I practice and practice but it’s very discouraging when you work so hard at something only to find it full of flaws. One day, about 3 years ago I was in Barnes and Noble and discovered a magazine called “Stuffed”. It was so great I bought it and took it home and read it from cover to cover. I ordered the two back issues that were available and I have been buying ever issue ever since. 

What I loved so much about this magazine was that the creatures inside it were weird, strange, some seemingly perfect and some not so perfect, and those are the ones I fell in love with. It really got me thinking that sometimes, things do not have to be perfect to be wonderful and fun. It also loosened me up and instead of thinking sewing is hard work, ( which it is) it can be fun, REALLY fun!

Though I will never stop learning and practicing and always doing the best that I can, it can be fun and playful and by not being so perfect, it’s a unique one of a kind item. Each creature I make are not really beautiful they are unique and they come with a story. So, I named my shop BadStitches because being bad is really fun sometimes!

You don’t have to be perfect to make wonderful items, you just have to enjoy it. Image


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