Sunday, November 9, 2008
Shop Name: Rosebud Organics
A little about you: I'm a work at home Mommy with a 15 month old baby girl and one on the way. My husband and I are in an organic folk rock band called The Art of Whimsy, so we're on the road a lot, but I always make sure to bring a craft bag along. I absolutely love letting the creative juices flow in crafty, expressive ventures. My shop focuses on baby attire, but I also love photography, watercolor painting, collages, scrapbooking and finding ways to use up all the knick knacks I can't help but collect. (I just started a yarn jar for small peices of yarn that I know I'll find a good use for someday...)
A little about your products: My items are all organic, and mostly geared towards babies, though I have some brooches and bath items on there as well. I love embroidering and started making personalized onesies for friends' babies awhile back. My mom taught me how to crochet when I was 8, so as soon as I was pregnant with my first child I started making all sorts of little hats and things for her. The shop kind of grew from there.
What about the organic mission inspires you?: I was inspired to make my own organic baby products when I had my own little one and realized how hazardous the world can be when you're so very small. My whole lifestyle was revamped as I learned about organic living. I started out by throwing away all the cleaning products in the house and making my own. I also planted an organic garden, started composting and recycling everything (not just the bottles and cans), and started trying to support sustainable and organic companies. I hope to raise my little ones to know that God has intrusted them with the care of the earth as well. We're all in this together.
What's your current project: Where to start?! I'm currently making note cards, elf beanies, tie-dying onesies, and have a load of stuff I need to put up on etsy that I haven't put aside the time for yet.
Where your products can be found: So far my products are on etsy, occasionally on ebay, and sold at the merchandise table at The Art of Whimsy shows.