DIY with Love . Baby Onesies® + Vinyl Canvas Art + Home Decor + and more
It all began in May of 2014 after creating ideas and designing a rustic wedding. Though I've been crafting for years, and it's always been my passion, this experience inspired me to share my love of hand crafting.
2015 was an exciting year as my husband and I designed and crafted our entire wedding. We drafted and printed Save the Dates, Invitations and Thank you cards. Creating and building our entry arch, backdrop, ceremony and reception decor gave life and truly told our love story.
In 2016, I was asked to help a friend with her wedding festivities, including her Bridal Shower and Bachelorette weekend. In the months before the wedding we designed and crafted Save the Dates, Invitations, as well as the Wedding day paper goods such as programs, table cards, name placards and other decor to accent her September wedding. It was during this exciting time that my husband and I were delighted to learn that we were pregnant. It was November of 2016 that I gave birth to our baby boy Jack. Shortly after, the friend I helped with all of the wedding festivities also became pregnant. I was asked to host the Baby Shower and excited to do so...everyone knows I can't turn down an event that involved crafting. After designing a "Noah's Ark" themed baby shower, I was inspired to take the next step towards sharing my passion of craft and design. This brings us to here and now and our little Etsy shop, DIY + more Designs. As new babies seemed to be the theme of 2016, I began designing and curating custom Onesies® and canvas'. We will be adding more to our collection and additional hand-crafted products in the coming months.
As for 2017, my husband Pat is attending Paramedic School at UCLA as I work full-time and we raise two beautiful boys. This is just the beginning of our journey to pursue and share my passion for creative art & design. We are so thankful for each and every one of our customers who take the time to visit our shop and take part in our adventure. It brings me so much joy to be able to share our creations just as others have shared theirs with us. Our ideas are often inspired by our 8 year old Wyatt and now our baby boy Jack as well as the experiences we share together. Sharing creativity, designs and new ideas is what motivates us to continue creating new pieces and designs we hope to share with others.
We have set out some goals and as our customer base grows and we become successful, We would love to improve our design space to build our business. Currently, we run everything out of the babies nursery. We would like to run an eco-friendly business that is organic from start to finish. We would love to invest in the technology and materials that are both beneficial and highest in quality for our consumers as well as beneficial to the environment. We also have a strong vision of partnering with a humanitarian organization or starting one of our own that could provide under privileged children of all ages with clothing.
Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to working with you.
Katie + Pat