About Devan

I fell in love with crafts at a very young age. My sister and I never wore a single store-bought Halloween costume because my mom always made them for us herself. I remember wandering the aisles of the fabric store, exploring the colors and textures, getting lost in the possibilities. No pattern was off limits, and my mom will still tell you that I always chose the most elaborate and difficult patterns for my costumes! My mom would put us to work pinning and sewing simple hems, sparking a passion for creation in me. As I got older, I picked up her skills.

In high school, I triple lettered in technical theater and spent most of my after school time holed up in the drama room in front of a sewing machine. As much as I loved (and still love) the process of cutting, sewing, and pinning, my real heart was in seeing my costumes on stage!

My best friend in high school was also gifted with a sewing machine, and we spent a lot of time making Harry Potter cloaks for the many midnight releases we attended. (I was a bit of a dork, if you haven’t picked that up by now!) It was around this time that I picked up knitting needles for the first time, but I abandoned them for the hook in my early twenties. I loved seeing tiny toys come to life, and I loved giving them to the people that I love.

My wife and I struggled with infertility for two years, and are currently expecting twins (a boy and a girl) as a result of our treatments. Before our twins were conceived, I lost a pregnancy at 5 weeks and my wife delivered our stillborn son at 20 weeks on December 28th, 2013. My adoration for children is the primary motive for my work, and it’s why you’ll find that the majority of items featured here for our smallest friends!

You can read more about our infertility journey at our blog, Bs and Babies.

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