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Memory Pillows | Elaine Creations Co. Custom Orders

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Memory Pillows | Elaine Creations Co. Custom Orders

I had the absolute pleasure creating a memory pillow for a dear friend. This pillow was meant to be a mother's day gift for our friend's mother, but I think excitement got the best of her and she gave it to her early! I don't blame her though, I was so excited myself! It has been hard to not share this creation with you all until now. This creation was one of my first big sewing projects. Of course I couldn't do it alone. I brought in my reinforcements aka my mom! My mom has had much more experience with...

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Sewing Mends The Soul

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Sewing Mends The Soul

Ever since Elaine Creations Co. started, I have always been looking to expand my crafting skills so naturally, I gravitated towards sewing. It honestly is much harder than it looks! Besides my love of crafting, I also have a hobby of thrift shopping. I have been very lucky over the years finding some crafting supplies thrifting, but overall the best purchase I have made was at a local Re-Uzit Store where I found my Rocketeer Singer sewing machine dating back to the 1960s. I paid about $20 for it and got it professionally serviced to make sure everything was in...

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Meet Your Local Artisan: Gretchen Elaine

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Meet Your Local Artisan: Gretchen Elaine
Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out our website and weekly blog! I wanted to do a little intro for those of your shopping and interested in meeting who is creating all of these beautiful creations!

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Going LIVE in 3...2...1...

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Going LIVE in 3...2...1...

I have to say one of the most nerve wracking things I decided to do for either of my businesses is to have a live show on social media... I honestly can't say what made me decide to start doing our live feed, but it has been very fun being able to interact with all of our viewers in real time! Having an online store has its pros and cons. I absolutely love interacting with my customers in person and getting to hear their stories so having live shows has been a great way for me to do that. Another...

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Pop Up Shops with Elaine Creations Co.

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Pop Up Shops with Elaine Creations Co.
This past year, we have had a couple Pop Up Shops with various vendor shows in PA. I just realized I never really talked about how they went with you all and a bit of the behind the scenes!

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