What is a Stickelberry, Anyway?
After marrying my husband (he’s “Stickel” + I’m “Berry”) and starting a family, I left the corporate world where I had toiled for 12 years and decided to follow my dream of starting my own business. What to call it? Well I believe Fate put my husband and me together to love each other, have an amazing family and create this awesomely cute and perfect name. STICKELBERRY!
Inspired by my first adorable son, a passion for design and a love of sewing, I wanted to create handmade products that were stylish, functional and made with quality materials. I started out giving gifts to friends and then opened an Etsy shop just to see if anyone happened to like my “stuff” — I screamed out loud and started doing a happy dance when I heard the first “cha-ching!” come from my phone telling me someone actually BOUGHT something. I was shocked. And SUPER excited!
It has been fun being creative, sneaking in time to design or sew while my little ones nap in the afternoons. They sleep less as they get older, which means I will have to turn into a morning person….ugh…better make sure my coffee pot is prepared to handle me!
So about this blog– it’s been a long time coming. I get hit up for ideas, or people wanting to know what I’ve been making or doing, and most often it’s “HOW do you do that?” or “Where did you get that idea from?” — so this blog is for you all who are interested enough to follow! And I have been known to throw out some awesome deals and coupons every now and then, too. Because who doesn’t love a great deal?!
Now, I will warn you, there may be periodic posts featuring my sons Logan & Vaughn, or my other baby, Jaeger, a chocolate Labrador retriever who, I guarantee, even a non-dog lover could fall in love with. My other passions include food, wine, art, photography, fashion, nature, travel, reading (fantasy and sci-fi nerd I am), all kinds of geekery, and just about anything crafty. But that’s what is great about a blog – I can write whatever I want, and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it. But I hope I can keep some of you at least a little bit entertained?
So, Welcome! And while you’re visiting check out my galleries and my shop on Etsy if you’re looking for something handmade, or check out my shops at Spoonflower and Zazzle for fabric, gifts and other fun things designed by yours truly!
If you’re interested in some custom design work (invitations, logos, stationary, fabric, flyers, party goodies, etc.), please do not hesitate to contact me!