Karla, tell us a bit about yourself!
Hey all, I’m Karla, the maker behind My Mommy Life of 3.
I love my family, music, sewing, chocolate, popcorn, reading, & sleeping.
I don’t like dishes, laundry, yardwork, or scary movies.
Where did your creative spark begin and can you trace your path to where you are today? What inspires your creativity?
I learned to sew the basics in Jr. High TLC class.
I learned to love sewing from my mom and sister.
I get inspired to create when I see a need to be filled.
I love to make practical items that are also pretty.
Who’s your biggest fan?
My biggest fan is my daughter. I love that I am an example to her. I hope that by doing what I love, it shows all my kids that they can also live their dreams.
What do you create, and what makes it so special?
I create reusables for every day. They are special because they are useful, eco-friendly, and well made.
What do you love most about what you create?
I love that I’m throwing away less. I love that by doing something simple, knowing I can make a tremendous difference over time.
How did you come up with your great idea?
My idea came to me as I started to notice what I was throwing out often.
I decided that there were things that I could do to change – simple things like taking my own bags, using makeup wipes and towels, and using washable items to pack lunches.
I started to get comments on a few and knew that I could help make a more significant impact by selling what I was using.
What do your customers love most about your products?
Customers always compliment my work.
I put my heart into what I make and have had years of trial and error experience to make things look good.
I have given my products a thorough quality check by letting my kids use them.
Where do you create?
I create all my items in my home at my kitchen table. I’m usually cooking something or have one of my kids near me while I sew.
What’s something you’ve learned through running a handmade business in the past 12 months?
Just start. And then keep going!
What is the best way for people to connect with you?