Do you know “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”
Well, I don’t have any answers for that, but I can offer you a story about how with love, creativity, and uncanny dedication to family; a mom managed to weave together something more than just baby items.
Meet Cammie Baby and its owner Karen: Karen has love for many crafts, from stained glass, to flower arranging, to painting, to woodworking, to fiber art and jewelry making. “I have always loved working with my hands and making things… I love to be in my studio with my music blasting while I work on my crafts” shares Karen.
As a wife of a Marine and mother to three children, she used her talents throughout their 20 years in the military to earn extra money. She knew she wanted to open her own shop and sell unique items, so she decided to combine together her love for Art, for Children, and for Giving Back and make baby items that bring children comfort but in an affordable price range. “Most people do not realize that it is difficult for many military families to make ends meet” shares Karen.
As an architect fascinated with history and where good ideas come from, I found Karen’s unique spin on pairing military digital camouflage with fun, novelty prints to create items and accessories for little ones a creative way that weaves layers of memory, love, and pride into her line of products. It instantly makes a blanket, burp cloth, bib, or a quilt more than just that.
Karen uses Cammie Baby as a tool to give back by accepting donations that are made to expectant mothers in need along with donating $1 of each Cammie Baby product purchased to charity.
When asked how she utilizes the digital tools in her work she replied with “The most important piece of equipment in my arsenal, my sewing machine, is digital. I would not be in business without it.” She cheerfully mentioned that she has been saving space in her home thanks to the virtual space afforded by the digital revolution.
In response to how many cups of coffee does an architect consume daily she jokingly replied “1 cup per day; any more and they might get jittery, shaky, and unable to draw a straight line…” I do drink more than one cup of coffee per day, but thanks to the digital revolution I click with my mouse from point A to point B and avoid the jitter effect
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