I created Two Seaside Babes on Etsy in May of 2008, on a whim, as creative outlet and means to provide my family with an additional income. Many may not remember, but our roots started in jewelry making! Realizing this was not a true joy to me, I picked up a hook, some yarn, and began crocheting, a craft I had learned in 4-H when I was 9 years old.
Shortly after creating our shop, I entered into a horribly long and bitter divorce. I had been a stay at home mom for four years up to this point, and was suddenly thrown into a job hunt, in the wake of the recession. I could not even get a call back for a minimum wage job. Realizing I was now the lone bread-winner of the family, not getting a paycheck outside of the home, and needing to provide for my two daughters solely, I threw everything I had into Two Seaside Babes. I never anticipated, 20+ years after picking up my first crochet hook that craft would lead to our full time family business.
I’m one of those very lucky people that truly loves my job. I adore hearing how our products have helped people, made them smile, and made them laugh. I beam knowing that a family brings their new bundle of joy home from the hospital in one of our hats or blankets. I giggle when our hat has become a child’s favorite and they refuse to take it off even in the heat of summer. It warms my heart to know that our products have been given as gifts to mend hearts and provide comfort through illness.
Even though we are a family business, I am the person behind the products in Two Seaside Babes. I literally crochet every hat, blanket, scarf, hair accessory, gift, and photo prop you see in our boutique, on Etsy, on consignment, and locally at shows. I take immense pride in creating handmade crocheted items for you and your loved ones that will last for many years to come. I strive to use only the highest quality of materials to give you a product you are sure to love.
Thank you for browsing our shop. I truly hope that you enjoy the pieces that you see and that if you choose not to buy something at this moment, you will pass word along to those you think might enjoy what Two Seaside Babes has to offer. For those who mark me as their favorites and share our links, I sincerely appreciate the gesture. For those who take the time to browse, thank you for your time. Lastly, for those who buy, I am assured you will enjoy your pieces and I give you many thanks for your business.
All of our items are made to order. Turn-around time is 2 - 5 business days (this does not include shipping). Please let me know if you need an item sooner than that. Thank you kindly for your understanding and support.