One of the ways we come across exciting and wonderful new stores is by asking for what real mamas love on our Instagram page; we comb through every single store and sometimes we just fall in love with what we find! Today is one of those adorable shops – Stitches By Natalie – which sells lovely and whimsical towels and stuffed toys for kids.
Natalie founded her shop started 6 years ago when she left a full time job and became a full time mom to her oldest son. Since then, not only has her family grown to three boys, but Stitches By Natalie has become popular with mamas all over the globe. Natalie began sewing a child with her mother and grandmother, she said, “I knew when my son was born that I wanted to be able to stay home and be a mom first, but help pay the bills too, so I started to sew teddy bears and baby items.” From there, Natalie’s Memory Bears were born. The bears are made from clothing or a blanket that once belonged to someone special. She takes those items and transforms them into a lasting keepsake. Often these bears help ease the loss of a family member or friend a little bit easier. As Natalie says, “the bears are so much more than just a bear…they are a piece of your loved one.”
Natalie added the hooded towels to the shop three years ago when her son’s love for bathtime became an obsession. It was hard getting him out of the bath so she needed to make it easier, and the birth of the Superhero hooded towel came to life. Now, Natalie offers 35+ custom hooded towels in the shop. They are oversized and so comfortable to wrap up in. Each one is embroidered with their new owners name on the back. Each towel has two little handles to help little hands hold up their towels too. The towels are perfect to use for beach and pool time too. We happen to love the adult unicorn towel – it would make a fun gift for a mom friend! She has so many styles for children, you’re bound to find the perfect towel for your little one.