my accidental babies (or the unexpected birth of a baby carrier company)
The conception of EastVan Babes was a surprise! I blame two other delightful little accidents for the unexpected birth of my home based business. After the home births of my boys, everything baby became my passion.
Combining my baby obsession with another passion of mine, making beautiful things, naturally led me to making beautiful things for babies.
I made my own babycarriers to make my life easier as a new mom. Then working as a doula and childbirth educator, I'd use my handmade carriers to teach expectant parents about wonderful world of babywearing.
Problem was, I kept having to make new carriers because parents kept buying mine from me! This little problem led me to improving my designs each time. Parents told me what worked and what didn't. After 15 years of parent led refinement, I have developed products I feel really good about. (Parents keep giving ideas for new things too!)
I have another passion. hats.
Trying to find ways to use as much as my fabric as possible, I threw together some baby hats. With ears! There's something about a baby in a hat with animal ears. So cute! To my surprise the babies keep them on and the parents seem to like them too, cause I can't sew them fast enough.
Another happy accident. :)