Today I wanted to share with you the lovely Etsy shop Eden & Esther! Ruthie of Eden & Esther creates these gorgeous, handcrafted doll beds, day beds, sleeping bags, pillows, and bedding for the 18" doll. Eden & Esther is a local shop in Snohomish, WA. I had the pleasure of working on the same team with Ruthie at Nordstrom - her being the fashion designer and I the textile designer, so it's really inspiring to see her create her own business based off of her love of her children while fulfilling a need in the market!
I love what Ruthie creates because it's such fun concept and gift for a little girl, they are gorgeous and meticulously designed, and all handmade!
Ruthie made some doll sleeping bags and pillows out of my latest fabric line Field Day which turned out so cute!! I love the placement of the designs on the pillows! These lovelies are available in her EdenandEsther Etsy shop.
I just love Ruthie's story of how she started her business and wanted to share it with you because it's so inspiring to me to see talented women bring their experiences and joy to the world!
"When my daughter Tula turned 7 she entered the doll stage (the 18” size doll). Needing clothes for her doll, I began sewing into the wee hours of the night fabulous holiday gowns and outfits. Seeing her eyes light up while helping pick out fabrics and then seeing the end product was and is priceless! For months Tula would tuck her doll in at night next to her bed in cute blankets and we decided she needed her own bed. With one of my dearest friends, we set out to make our girls a real doll bed and the finished product was a success!
After shopping the market and seeing what was out there, I realized that there was something missing…doll creations-beds in particular- that were organic, not plastic or made in China, made of beautiful fabrics, creative, and could fit into a little girl setting without being too baby like. Mulling the process, product, and possibilities over in my head for a good year, I decided to start making them to share with other little girls! I love every step of the process because each bed is one of kind, and made with the inspiration and intentions of how a little girl would play with it- re-arranging the pillows, throws, tucking in their doll, and moving it from room to room."
Don't you just love her story?!? You can see her passion in her lovely handcrafted designs. I think this is a great shop to keep bookmarked for the holiday season!