Hey guys! Welcome to Stitches by Natalie where my hobby turned into another baby for me! Well... a business baby.
My name is Natalie and I am the owner of Stitches by Natalie. I started Stitching by Natalie in 2011 and now here are some fun facts about me and how my business bloomed.
I am married to my college sweet heart after he swept me off my feet our Senior year of college. We meet thru some mutual friends and it became clear we were meant to be with all of our craziness. In fact, our first date he stood me up!!! Can you believe I even gave him a second chance?! I was hesitant but I did and it's a good thing I did;-)
My husband Jon and I welcomed three boys to our crazy life and have one baby watching over us in heaven. Our boys are all 2.5 years apart and are closer than every. They play, flight and laugh together all the time. It warms my heart seeing them interact with one another. My husband works two full time jobs so we do not see a whole lot of him. He work's hard at his day job then comes home to farm on the nights and weekends and when it's planting/harvest season he is home for a quick change in clothes then out the door. We live on a farm that his Grandparents built years ago. It's simple living around here and I wouldn't change it.
Our three boys have taught us some much about love and parenting!
After my first son was born I left the work force to become a full time stay at home Mom. This was a easy decision for me as I knew I always wanted to be a Mom. While home with little Gavin I began sewing things for him which opened up into making things for other people as gifts. It was then that I found my passion for sewing keepsakes. See I never found this passion while my Grandmothers and Mother taught me to sew... then it was to "boring" to watch. In my mind I thanked them for siting me down and teaching me the in's and out's of sewing. I first started with the Memory Bears, offering them locally for sale. It was clear that people need to find comfort in something after their loss. Knowing I could help just by sewing a cute bear made from their someone specials items was heart warming. A feeling I will never forget when they see/hold their Memory Bear. (some of the first bears)
Each Memory Bear that I make is made to help heal a broken heart. The Bear's help mend hearts and bring peace to those who are suffering. I knew I needed to bring more joy to people and I found a way thru the keepsakes. The keepsake line grew along with my family. I now have 3 boys and 15 Birth Animal keepsakes in the shop.
It's been a fun ride and I cannot wait to expand what I have to offer.
Here is just some of the back story of Stitches by Natalie! I have so much more to tell but I need to sew!
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