Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boutique: Business Highlight {Nature Mamma Handmade}

It's Wednesday, which means I'm highlighting another business mama who you will get to meet at the Fall Boutique next Saturday (the 27th).

If you've missed the previous business highlights make sure to check out Jubilee's Jewels, Long Changed, Periwinkle Poste and Vessel Handmade.

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Gaby at,

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful girls, I'm married to the best guitar player in the world who disguises himself as an accountant during the weekdays and becomes a rock star on the weekends ;) just don't tell anyone hehe. 
I was born and raised in Guatemala City and for many years did a lot of missionary work traveling all over Central America and Mexico. I love Jesus, 
singing, acting, drawing  and of course crocheting! 

Tell me about Nature Mamma Handmade.
Nature mamma Handmade is my (mainly) crochet shop. I love to create unique crochet pieces for all ages. I enjoy working with different types of yarn varying in texture, colors and thickness. 
How did you come up with the idea to start Nature Mamma Handmade?
I didn't really plan on having a home based business, it sort of just happened! I started crocheting when I was about 9 years old and stopped doing it for a long time. One day I made a hat for my godson, someone saw it and ask me to make one for her son. Soon I was making hats for neighbors, friends, and eventually I started to sell them. About the name, I just simply love nature and all of God's creation and of course, I am a Mamma so I decided to put it all together and that's how I got my shop's name. Nothing fancy lol. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Mainly from my children, but also from my imagination. Most of the time when I have a special order (which by the way are my favorites!) I kind of draw it in my head first, then try to put it on paper and then crochet it! 

Tell me about some of your products.
Which are your favorites?
I really enjoy making custom orders. The crazier and more challenging the idea the better! I mainly make hats for kids but I also make them for adults. Blankets, sleepers, vests, photo props and anything than can be created with yarn and a hook is my specialty. I love that the possibilities are endless. 

What are your goals for Nature Mamma Handmade? 
I love creating hats and photo props but I would like to dedicate my time to designing more crochet patterns. I currently only have one for sale and there are many others that I haven't been able to finish. So my main goal with my shop would be to create and put up for sale more of my unique pattern designs. So once I can set up my store as a pattern store and custom orders only, I will have time for my other passions. Those being, helping others and creating an organization dedicated to making unique crochet and knitted hats and blankets for cancer patients and preemies as well as homeless kids and teens. 

Where do we look to find your products? 
You can find my products online on my facebook page: (
I only do a couple of selecte boutiques  a year and Simply Sweet Moments Photography's fall boutique is one of them. 

I have to tell you, I recently asked Gaby to make a panda hat for my daughter's 7th birthday (she is so in to pandas right now) and it turned out so ridiculously cute! She even made a flower for it! Needless to say my daughter loved it and has tried to sleep with it on numerous times. haha

Here are just a few more examples of Gaby's creations.

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