What is Mermaid Mama Designs?
I began sewing a couple decades ago, in high school. I loved it very much…but my love for it got lost along the way (and I got very distracted). After having my daughter, I was very into babywearing and was determined to make my own baby carrier accessories, to save money. (Those of you who are also makers know just how funny that sentiment is!) About one month, $200 & several trips to the store later, I had made my first set of baby carrier accessories. I was so proud of myself. Not for making them, but for being able to pick right back up where I left off with a sewing machine.
I sold the custom baby carrier accessories for a little while on Etsy, but quickly outgrew it and turned my focus towards clothing. It was there that I found one of my biggest passions. To begin with, or without a pattern, to take a piece of fabric and turn it into a wearable work of art…is a love of mine. I do pattern testing and sew strike offs for fabric and pattern designers sometimes, but mostly, I just have fun and enjoy making things!
I’ve also recently become enamored with photography. It’s become another time consuming love affair of mine, but I love watching tutorials and learning all I can about it, then trying to practice what I’ve learned. My favorite thing in the world is when I combine both things. Sew up a beautiful outfit for a member of my family, then shoot a beautiful portrait.
Both of these things are fun and rewarding enough in and of themselves….but what fun would it be to look at a pretty picture and not be able to share it? This is where I’m at. Mermaid Mama Designs is a culmination of all the pretty things I love to make & create. It’s my creative outlet where I can share all the successes (and failures) that happen in my handmade world. I love writing so much, I’ve recently decided to begin writing about other facets of my life as well, so from time to time, you may see a #momlife post or one related to parenting, product reviews, or just random thoughts. But I don’t take this all lightly. I promise to try my best and make my content relevant, interesting and authentic.
If you’ve made it this far, thanks so much for reading! It’s a pleasure to meet you and I can’t wait to get to know you better. Be sure to comment somewhere or email me so that I can follow your story too!