Hello there! I'm so glad you found me. 

Everything in MadeByShellmo is made with my two hands (how cool is that?!). But who exactly am I?  Well, let me share a few things;

1.  I am a completely self taught sewer! I started after I got an old Singer sewing machine as a white elephant gift in college! It came just at the right time in my life when I needed a new, stress free creative outlet.

2.  I started my business in 2016 when I decided to start participating in a weekly outdoor market in Eugene, Oregon. I challenged myself to say YES to every opportunity that came my way that first year. From making a manatee dressed like a mermaid to a flower crown wearing unicorn, I learned so much by playing around and trying new things. I also learned a lot from the other sellers at the market. Their knowledge and kindness really helped me be the seller that I am today.

3. I have a 7 year old Goldendoodle named, Scout (named after To Kill a Mockingbird!). He's pretty much at my side all the time so I like to refer to him as my shop assistant. He's the best assistant I could ask for!

4.  When I was a kid, I was ALWAYS playing.  I had my trusty stuffed animals always within my reach. I recently pulled my ride or die pair, Patch & Penny, out of storage and I literally started crying because I loved them so. I really love thinking about 20 years from now, someone might pull a MadeByShellmo stuffed animal out of storage and maybe getting a little teary-eyed, too! 

That's it for now!  Thanks so much for being here.