Introducing our featured maker for the month of September, Heather, from Heather Made Designs! Heather is Grand Rapids, Michigan born and raised and has had an affinity for arts and crafts from a very young age. Her mother always encouraged Heather and her sister to create and taught them many crafty skills such as sewing, crocheting, knitting, and even drawing lessons! When Heather got married, her mom bought her a Featherweight Sewing Machine as a wedding gift so she could continue to make things for her family.
The skills she acquired as a child and gift of the sewing machine were the "building blocks" for Heather Made Designs. Heather was creating more things than her family and friends needed and the business side of things really got going after she signed up for a couple craft shows and loved them! Going to these events has even allowed her to meet other makers, many of which are close friends now. She says buying fabric is her favorite part in the creative process (we know that feeling all too well, Heather!) because she is able to choose colorful patterns to use together in her work.
Heather Made Designs is a hobby and part-time endeavor that she has been doing for 12 years - double digits! When she's not busy sewing she spends time with her hubby and three kiddos! You can check out Heather's products at one of her upcoming shows (9/16: Eastern & Alger Pop-Up Market or 9/22-9/23: Farm Girl Flea) by stopping into our shop on Water Street, or by clicking the link below. We have loved having Heather's baby items in our shop - they're just adorable!