Sunday, September 18, 2011

Artisan Feature: Comfy Home Creations

Comfy Home Creations is a girl's and baby clothing boutique on Erika, a full time mom, full time medical assistant, and part time clothing designer, begin sewing in 2009 when her husband bought her a sewing machine for her birthday. Sewing came naturally and she so enjoyed making clothes for her own girls and friends that she decided to open her own Etsy boutique. Her favorite fabrics to work with are cotton and corduroy, so just like her shop name suggests, the outfits she makes are very comfy indeed.

 Remember that one of the great things about shopping clothing boutiques on Etsy is you are supporting local artisans and you get great products made right here in the US instead of in some factory in another country. This is particularly important to Erika and her customers.

Erika sent me a girl's outfit to review. I got to experience what it was like to work with her as custom order shopper and she is great with communication, she helped me pick a size out of a range of her basic stock and suggested this great fun fabric you see above. She gave me a choice between clothing brands that she would use as a base for the outfit which I appreciated. Any mother know that not all brands fit alike or fit the size they say they do. The outfit she made me was an adorable initial onesie with matching skirt. The print she used is a charming owl print, which you can find used in other items in her shop as well. She used a coordinating fabric for the hem which is wide so you you have some fabric inside the skirt before you see the backside of the owl print.The lightweight corduroy fabric has a fun texture, sure to delight the infant wearing it. You can find this same corduroy fabric in other Comfy Home Creations outfits when you visit Erika's shop. The stitch work and quality of workmanship in the outfit is wonderful. I was very impressed. She even added a cute little Comfy Home Creations tag with wash care instructions!

Perfect stitching around the A.
I picked this outfit because it has always been my heart's desire to have a little girl and as we are thinking about adding to our family I have started to collect a few hopeful items for the future. Yes, our choice for a girl's name begins with an A if you are wondering. If I had spotted this same outfit in a fancy baby boutique I probably would have paid twice what Erika charges in her shop. I have noticed that she has already taken another custom order for this outfit this week. Erika's pieces are super affordable for the quality you are getting and I will definitely return to her shop as customer if and when my baby girl arrives. Until then, this outfit is too adorable to just sit in my closet and will go on loan to my business partner who just happens to have a baby girl with an A name.

While Erika works mostly on girl's outfits you can custom order (and occasionally find) boy outfits from her store as well. Check out this this adorable necktie onesie! Logan has one just like it and they are great for a non-fussy church outfit, and sure to receive lots of compliments. Some of my other favorites currently for sale in her shop are Halloween dress outfits and Mickey and Minnie polka dot inspired outfits (great for that next trip to Disneyland/world!) Erika often receives customer appreciation photos and she finds this part of her business especially rewarding, so it's safe to say Erika is excited about the future of Comfy Home Creations.

Visit Comfy Home Creations at:

Enter to win a custom Hoot Owl Girl's Outfit (Initial of choice and size, up to a 5), a $29 value, by Comfy Home Creations, in the North Carolina Artisans Event


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...