jenny bartoy is a friend who used to live in nashville and now makes her home with her husband and children on the west coast. she is the other half of the brilliant team at stumbles and stitches. jenny has an etsy shop, which means that even though she is not technically local to middle TN, her work is still available to us, in fact to the whole world!
here is jenny’s description of herself, her shop, and her work:
I’ve been sewing on and off since I was a little girl, thanks to a very crafty mom and grandmothers. Since having kids, I’ve become passionate about this creative medium. I’ve toyed with the idea of selling my handmade items for some time. To cover the cost of my son’s preschool tuition this year, I decided to go into business!
For my new Etsy shop, I design fabric art and handmade goods for your home and family. I love to work with linen, burlap, felt and modern fabrics. I am inspired by nature, patchwork and clean design.
I upcycle materials whenever possible. Many of my projects reuse fabric that previously had another life, which inherently weaves a story into the project. For example, my burlap art uses coffee bags for a canvas. I’ve found great fun in reusing some gorgeous tie-dyed cloth from Ghana given to me by a neighbor.
I love to create with good quality materials that I’ve thrifted and repurposed. But this doesn’t stop me from splurging on beautiful modern fabrics that I like to pair with linen. I have great plans for the shop. My sketchbook is overflowing with ideas and inspiration: pouches, softies, table linens, fiber art and more!
I am happy to make custom projects. Anything you see in the shop, on my website or my blog can be replicated and tweaked to meet your vision. I also provide patterns and kits in my shop for some of my original designs so you can experience the joy of hand-making the project yourself.
*this series has been so popular that i’ll just continue into december! if you or someone you know would like a feature here, leave a comment so i can get in touch with you.